• Daily Crunch: Given the Boot Edition

    X-Net system stops cars dead in their tracks
    Apartment dweller: ‘The letter forcing me to switch to Comcast is tantamount to an eviction notice’
    Man uses Comcast van and uniform to steal cable box
    America Recycles Day is tomorrow, dump your crap on Microsoft’s campus
    GroundSurf: Bluetooth surfboard? Read More

  • Crunch Network


    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Verizon is bad at correctly quoting data rates Rob the Drummer DON’T get me started on Verizon. I have been waiting for 2 months now for my CSA to return an email about upgrading 40 wireless broadband cards. In fact 20 of them I… Read More

  • ChaCha: A Bad Idea Poorly Executed, Raises $10 Million

    It is rare to find a company offering such a game-changing disruptive equation, even in the context of giants like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. These are the words of Morton Meyerson, the man who just led ChaCha’s $10 million Series B round of financing. What is ChaCha? It’s a new search engine that lets users ask questions to a real person, called a search guide, via a chat interface. Read More

  • Entrepreneur 2.0

    This guest post is written by Glen Kelman, the president and CEO of real estate startup Redfin. Previously, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. American lives, F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, don’t have a second act. As the New York Times’ Gary Rivlin reported in his profile of… Read More

  • RescueTime Out Of Private Beta, Tracking How (Un)Productive You Are

    Tony Wright has been up to a new project since selling two-month-old Jobby to Jobster last May. It’s called RescueTime and it’s meant to help manage your time and stop you from ending up like this guy. We looked at the product previously, but they’ve now come out of private beta. Wright and his team have also taken funding from Y Combinator, and stand in stark contrast to… Read More

  • Taboola Lands $1.5 Million, Powers Video Discovery

    Search has been one of the most powerful tools on the internet, but its next of kin “discovery” is coming up fast. Many new sites are serving up recommendations alongside search to help visitors discover new content they didn’t even know they wanted. But implementing a discovery engine yourself can take time and money away from your core product. Isral-based Taboola will… Read More

  • Comcastic! Comcast Sued Over BitTorrent Blocking

    Californian Jon Hart has filed a lawsuit against Comcast arguing that its throttling of BitTorrent violates federal computer fraud laws, user contracts and anti-fraudulent advertising statutes. According to Wired, Hart argues that Comcast’s “Download at Crazy Fast Speeds” promise is false and misleading as Comcast interferes with BitTorrent downloads, delivering in some cases… Read More

  • WooMe Opens Up to Public

    Speed introductions site WooMe, which we reviewed two weeks ago while in the site was still in private beta here, has officially opened its doors to the public. WooMe puts users in quick, 1-on-1 video conferencing sessions during which they can determine whether to pursue a relationship (romantic or otherwise) with the stranger on the other end. While the site is not explicitly marketed as… Read More

  • Warner Music Boss: We Were Wrong

    Someone in the music industry finally seeing the error of their ways? A blue moon rose over Macau Wednesday when Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group Edgar Bronfman admitted on stage that the music industry had been asleep at the wheel. Bronfman told the audience at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress that mobile operators should not make the same mistakes that the music… Read More

  • Live Blog: Android and the Open Handset Alliance

    Today at 3pm (London/GMT) Dave Burke, an engineering manager within Google’s mobile team, will stand up at the Future of Mobile conference in London and talk about Android and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), the new open platform initiative from Google. This is the the first conference presentation in Europe on the subject since Google’s announcement on November 5th. Check back… Read More

  • Going.com Enters Ticket Sales Market, Schwag However Needs Some Work

    Event based social network Going.com has entered the ticket sales business. The new functionality will tie in with their existing social events focus, where over 300,000 Going.com members already use the service to RSVP for events. Going.com believes that the service provides a better long-tail targeted service compared to bigger ticket sellers such as Ticketmaster. The service debuts with… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Series2 TiVo plus year of service for $125

    Wow, this is a good one. I bought a single tuner TiVo last year for around the same price (maybe even more). This offer is $125 for a dual-tuner Series2 TiVo with 80-hour recording time and an entire year of service. The deal ends on December 28th, so you do have some time to mull it over. Enter promo code "Toyota" without the quotes. Toyota Owners Online [TiVo] via FatWallet Read More

  • Get Your Family Together At Sampa

    When we covered the slate of companies helping people chronicle family stories and milestones, we left out a quiet but excellent Redmond, Washington startup called Sampa. They aren’t new, and we’ve covered them before. The reason we left them out is that we’ve had some difficulty in categorizing them. In many ways Sampa is a blog platform with a focus on privacy features… Read More

  • America Recycles Day is tomorrow, dump your crap on Microsoft's campus

    Just a reminder to everyone that tomorrow is America Recycles Day. In order to “Make an Effort to Make a Difference” Nokia and Microsoft have partnered up to collect your scrap electronic materials for recycling tomorrow at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus. We know you have old computers, cell phones, TVs, monitors and whatever else lying around so why not trek on over… Read More

  • Live Free or DRM

    The DRM camp is now saying that copying is good—to a degree. The upcoming DVD release on November 20 of Live Free or Die Hard will be the first to allow digital copies to your PC and one other USB-attached device. That’s two copies for the price of one DVD. The folks at Fox are calling this a Fox Digital Copy, and plan to roll it out with future DVDs as well. The catch: any… Read More

  • Man, zero gravity looks really fun

    http://www.glumbert.com/embed/spaceplay I bet you’d get sick of this after a certain amount of time. The question is, how long would it take? I think it’d be awesome for 48-72 hours. Just like Las Vegas. Space Playground [glumbert.com] via MetaFilter Read More

  • Invitastic Brings Online Invitations Back to Basics

    Lots of companies think they can improve online event invitations, mostly by building out social networking features that facilitate interaction before and after events. Invitastic, a newly-released project by Jackson Fish Market (which brought us Tafiti and They’re Beautiful!), heads in the other direction by making invitations pleasingly simple and straightforward. As Jackson Fish… Read More

  • WTF?

    WTF? WTF? Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Helio slashes $50 off all handsets

    As if the refreshed Oceans and $99 all-in-one plan weren’t enough, the MVNO of choice has slashed $50 off all handsets for new members. That means a brand new Ocean is $199, the thinnest flip on the market, Fin, is $79 and the Heat is FREE. Need I say more? Helio Read More

  • Billeo Secures $7 Million In Financing

    Online bill pay service Billeo has announced a $7 million Series B round of funding. ATA Ventures led the financing, with additional contributions from all of Billeo’s existing investors including Altos Ventures, Claremont Creek and Pacifica Fund. There have been a lot of startups focused on enhancing your online personal finance, mostly around analyzing your investments (Cake, Zecco… Read More

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