• Morons film selves smoking up, return camera to store, are discovered by all of us

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/886105&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ My buddy Scott in Ohio bought a PureDigital Flip. It was in an open box — it had been returned but he figured he could pop by his local Best Buy and… Read More

  • HTC Diamond to ship this month

    The cat is out of the bag at this point on the device HTC will announce tomorrow in London. The Diamond, which Doug already gave some info on, will begin shipping the 3G device this month. According to a Goldman Sachs report, HTC is expected to ship a total of 4 million units in its life cycle. We’ll find out the exact specifics tomorrow. Read More

  • AP Launches Mobile/iPhone Local News Feeds

    It’s like a newspaper in your phone. I like the idea of location-targeted news from the Associated Press coming straight to my iPhone (and probably iPod Touch); it’s like the local page from your newspaper, but without the cow-tipping updates. A lot of the big news corporations are on board, which means you won’t be getting locked out of good local content. There will, of… Read More

  • AP’s Mobile News Network Available for iPhone and Others

    The Associated Press, along with more than 100 member newspapers, launched the Mobile News Network today. The service was geared to run on the iPhone but will also work on other mobile phones. Mobile News Network will deliver local news based on the user’s ZIP code from local participating news organizations. National and international news will come from the Associated Press. The… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Popularity of GTA IV could hurt Wii

    I hope you enjoyed your first weekend with Grand Theft Auto IV. I bet you didn’t even touch your Wii. Yeah, that could be a problem for Nintendo. The lack of GTA IV for the Wii has been noticed by Forbes, which says such a lack may “threaten” the Wii just as its existence on the PS3 may help revive Sony’s once-ailing console. (Not “ailing” in the sense that… Read More

  • BlackBerry Niagara: Like the 9000 without 3G

    BGR didn’t divulge too much information on the Niagara other than the fact that it will be 3G-less, which stinks considering AT&T’s network has been up and running for quite a while and T-Mobile just commenced rolling out of their UMTS network. It appears to be a frumpier version of the 9000 aka Storm. Read More

  • More Nokia cellphones on the way for America

    Nokia plans to release lots more cellphones here in the U.S. in the next “few months.” Seeing as though Nokia makes some fairly decent phones, that’s not bad news at all. Nokia, which is based in Finland, sells 40 percent of phones globally, but its lack of CDMA love has lead to a smaller numbers here since CDMA is still in use by the likes of Verizon Wireless and Sprint. Oh… Read More

  • Yahoo's Black Monday Begins With Shares Down 20 Percent.

    How black will today be for Yahoo’s shares? Following Microsoft’s withdrawal of its takeover offer on Saturday, shares of Yahoo took a 20 percent hit after the market opened this morning, opening at $23.02 (from Friday’s close of $28.67) but then started to edge up. That’s still well above the $19 per share that Yahoo was trading at when Microsoft originally made… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Escape to/from NY Edition

    Foosball: Just add beer and 21 of your closest friends
    CrunchGear NY Meetup Pixtravaganza!
    Fine living: The urban security suit
    Super Mario 64-Life 2
    Bentley gets into the green game with electric roadster concept
    Breaking: Microsoft drops bid for Yahoo Read More

  • Twitter Can Be Liberated – Here's How

    Over the last few days a number of popular bloggers have complained, loudly, that it’s time to ditch Twitter and move to a decentralized version of the service that won’t go down every time usage spikes. Generally services like Twitter, once they reach a critical mass of users, can’t really be stopped because the network effect kicks in as a massive barrier to entry. But… Read More

  • Fididel Brings Haggling Online; It's Weird

    Some people really love to haggle. There’s always that feeling that you’ve somehow gotten away with something, even if you could have gotten the same deal at a store down the street. Fididel, which launches today, is trying to bring that same rush to online shopping. Sellers can post their wares to the site, where they can haggle with potential buyers in real time. For sellers… Read More

  • Yahoo's Yang Speaks, Notes That Glass Remains Half Full

    The most notable news this Sunday is what didn’t happen – no Yahoo/Google search deal was announced, meaning there is literally nothing standing between Yahoo and the unholy beating it is going to take when the markets open tomorrow morning. Yahoo CEO did write a blog post on Yodel Anecdotal today that added to yesterday’s brief response to the Microsoft bid withdrawal. Upbeat… Read More

  • Yoono: The Social Network Browser Plugin You've Been Waiting For

    It’s funny. It was just last week that I went on a mini-rant about the seemingly endless wave of social network aggregators we’ve been seeing. Maybe I was just sick of programs that had a lot of potential but didn’t do much to set themselves apart. Because after spending an evening with the newest version of Yoono, I’m quite ready to come out as a full-fledged hypocrite. Read More

  • Crunch Network

    TechCrunch/CrunchGear Prague Meet-up Update

    We’re fast approaching our super fun CrunchNetwork Prague Meet-up and getting ready for the big night. We’re going to have some surprises coming up so watch this space but until then feel free to RSVP by email or on Facebook. Remember the event is on Friday, May 23, 2008 from 7pm until ?? at Restaurace Zvonařka. The program will be fairly basic but I’m planning an elevator… Read More

  • Defending America's Foreign Policy One Adsense Unit At A Time

    Not content to leave Tom Cruise alone in a self promotional Adwords Campaign, the American Government is buying Adwords units in defense of American Foreign Policy. The ad (pictured right) reads “Peace & Security, Creating security through improved relations and cooperation” and links through to a page on America.gov with a motto of “Telling America’s Story.”… Read More

  • Lycos Cinema: More Social Than Hulu, But With A Lot Less Content

    Lycos might be one of the last names you’d expect to see associated with the online video darlings YouTube and Hulu. The search-engine-cum-internet-portal that rose to international popularity in the late 90s before crashing down to earth post-bubble-burst certainly hasn’t been on our radar more than a couple of times in the last three years. But the South Korean-owned holdover… Read More

  • Contest: Win a sweet Tokyoflash watch

    If you haven’t checked out our review of two Tokyoflash watches yet, go and do so. Because there will be a test! Seriously, there will. For your chance to win a cool watch from Tokyoflash (not necessarily one from the review, but hey), check out the instructions after the link. It’s quite simple, really, and in a few days we’ll have three winners. What are you waiting for? Read More

  • TechCrunch/CrunchGear Prague Meet-up Update

    We’re a few weeks away from the Prague TC/CG Meet-up and things are heating up. We have four sponsors lined up for the show: Nelso – Multi-language local search for Europe
    GoodData – A data analysis suite by Roman Stanek, founder of NetBeans and Systinet,
    Newstin – Global social news
    Geewa Multi-player games for mobile and PC We’re confirmed at Restaurace… Read More

  • Mininova Heads Towards 5 Billion Downloads

    The Pirate Bay may get all the headlines, but BitTorrent directory Mininova continues to grow. Stats from the site above (some are public, some via a non-published link) show the site is quickly racing towards 5 billion downloads after having only passed 4 billion February 18. On comparison, Mininova comes out ahead on traffic. The Pirate Bay doesn’t offer a download figure, only… Read More

  • Deutsche Telekom eyeing Sprint, wants T-Mobile to be #1 in the US

    This isn’t the first I’ve heard about T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom possibly looking to acquire Sprint and I still don’t see it happening, but stranger things have happened. Sprint is currently the 3rd largest operator in the US with T-Mobile ranked 4th. If DT were to merge or takeover Sprint, T-Mobile would shoot straight to the top of heap, but… Read More

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