• Gemini Mobile Gets Funding

    Gemini Mobile has announced that it has raised an additional round of financing of $5 million from Japan’s ACCESS Co. Ltd., Aplix Corporation and Normura Securities. This round of financing follows the recent $20 million from Goldman Sachs, which was to underscore the continued support for Gemini’s wireless software. In addition to the new financing, ACCESS and Aplix are working… Read More

  • Bioshock Gameplay Footage Is Hot

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=68963 I’m not going to lie here. I know little to nothing about Bioshock except that it’s a badass-looking game coming out for the 360 and Windows. But after checking out this gameplay footage, I now have a newfound interest in the game. Talk about amazing visual effects. Watch the montage of clips played in the video you see above you. Read More

  • LG Simpure L2: Oh, I get It, It's Simple

    Say hello to another LG cellphone with a funny name, the Simpure L2. No, not Simple, silly, the Simpure. It’s currently only scheduled to make an appearance on Japan’s NTT Docomo carrier, but that doesn’t mean we can’t at least get it to show off a little skin. It is, as the name kinda implies, a striped down cellphone with only the basics onboard, like a… Read More

  • "My Router Got Hacked!" Excuse Wearing Thin

    Up until about a month ago, if you got caught pirating some software, music, or video, you could just claim that your router was left unsecured and that anyone could have accessed it. This claim would cause the party trying to sue you to drop their case against you and you’d walk off a free man or woman. But now times have changed and these big-shot lawyers accusing you of piracy now… Read More

  • Malaysian Theaters Go Stealth

    Fighting movie pirates can be hard, especially in Asia, where 7-megapixel cameraphones run rampant. So in an effort to crack down on piracy, Malaysian movie theaters have started using night-vision goggles to track down pirates. The method has been useful so far, as 17 people have been caught trying to record films in the past two months. Maybe “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead… Read More

  • Google Being Investigated By FTC Over Its DoubleClick Purchase

    Google just can’t catch a break. The Old Gray Lady reports that federal investigators are looking into the search company’s proposed acquisition of DoubleClick. The Federal Trade Commission is responding to complaints from several privacy advocacy groups that claim Google would have access to too much information if it bought DoubleClick. Intrigue! Read More

  • Longhorn Lives!

    Windows Vista has been more of a problem than a useful operating system since its release. If you’re looking for something not as flawed and with a little extra spice, why not give Longhorn a try? The original project team has revived it and has finished the code so that what was supposed to be Vista now is available for all to download. Longhorn Reloaded is full of great features… Read More

  • Third Screen Media Gets in the Game With Hovr

    Third Screen Media has added Hovr to its mobile advertising network reports ClickZ News. The free mobile game publisher, which launched in February as a free ad-enabled mobile gaming network, should enhance the ad network’s efforts to attract the youth market. Until recently Hovr had been selling its own ad inventory, but under the partnership Third Screen Media will sell and manage the ads. Read More

  • The Smart Money Is in Accessories, Not Smartphones

    Mobile accessories is where the money will come from, says a new report from ABI Research. This study reports that the market for mobile accessories will generate more than $32 billion in revenue in 2007, which is actually far greater than the $28 billion expected from the sale of smartphones! Around 77% of the revenues of accessories will come from the sale of “after-market”… Read More

  • The Algorithm Is Offensive

    Since we first covered the Ask Algorithm campaign May 4, IAC has committed $100 million to expanding the Crispin, Porter + Bogusky designed “viral” campaign nation wide. The original stand alone obscure references to the algorithm have been complimented with an Ask logo on billboard advertisements, a positive step forward. However one billboard is sure to turn heads and it’s… Read More

  • South African Start-Up Launches Mobile VoIP Service

    Version 2.0 of Yeigo has just launched according to the South African developer. Yeigo is a new mobile app that uses a handset’s Internet connection to make calls and send SMS or other instant messages. Best of all many of these options are free, such as calls to other people using Yeigo. Calls to non-Yeigo users can be as much as 80% less as well. Yeigo will also lets users send free IM… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: A Million Flying Zunes Edition

    One Million Zunes (Somehow) Sold
    Spy Drone Takes Off In The UK
    Roll Shades: You Know You Want Them (If You’re 10)
    GPS + GSM = TXT MSG Fear
    Gadget Holster: Bring Out Your Inner “Nerdy Harry” Read More

  • Google Bringing Anti-Virus Tools to Google Desktop?

    Google has continued on its acquisition blitzkrieg with news that Google has acquired Mountain View neighbor GreenBorder for an undisclosed sum. GreenBorder launched in 2001 with “Desktop DMZ” software for Windows that prevents any viruses, trojans or spyware from being installed during any browser session. GreenBorder keeps all browsing activity system independent from Windows… Read More

  • Free, Legal, On Demand Streaming Music? LaLa is Going to Give it a Shot

    LaLa is making a very big bet on its business – it will offer users something they’ve never had (legally) before: free, legal, on demand streaming music. LaLa already runs a cd swapping service and recently started to let users listen to live concerts on the site. Now they are going to let users listen to on demand music on the site in addition to its other services. There are a… Read More

  • Sony Enters HD Radio Market With XDR-S3HD, Some Other Thing

    If you were holding out on HD Radio until Sony got in the game (those of you that didn’t run out and buy Cambridge’s radio), your wait is officially over. Sony announced that it’s totally down with HD Radio for the long haul (on a holiday mind you), and will be developing and distributing HD Radio-enabled products in the coming years. And it all starts with the XDR-S3HD… Read More

  • Look Out Google – Here Come the Aussies

    The only word that describes what happened to our inbox tonight was “spammed” – no less than eleven links were sent to this Australian article which talks about new stealth startup MyLiveSearch. Dubbing itself the “world’s first live search engine” it promises to show us the 4/5 of the web that Google doesn’t index – this includes the grey web… Read More

  • Microsoft Live Takes New York 3D

    Microsoft has announced the launch of new functionality for Microsoft Live Search Maps; three-dimensional, photo-realistic maps covering New York City and 8 other locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The 3D service provides a unique look at each city, that combined with Microsoft’s location and business data delivers a service that would have once upon a time have… Read More

  • JamJunky: Project Management For Song Writing

    I’m no musician, but I was always under the impression that they sort of kept their song writing secret until they were ready to play it to the world. If that’s accurate, new startup JamJunky may not have much of an audience. They provide a place for song writers to write their lyrics, upload songs in progress and share them with friends. Artists can also write notes about… Read More

  • Scoop: AT&T Wireless, iPhone Coming to Fry's Next Month

    Thanks to the loose lips of a local employee, we now bring news that Fry’s, the ginormous big-box electronics retail chain that is part Mecca and part Disneyland for nerds, will next month start selling AT&T Wireless. They haven’t announced this yet, but it’s a big deal. Fry’s was always reluctant to offer Cingular’s services for various reasons, but seems to… Read More

  • Jajah Announces Deutsche Telekom As Second Series C Investor

    Earlier this month we announced VOIP startup Jajah had accepted $20 million in series C investment from Intel Capital. Tonight, Jajah has announced that they’ve added a co-lead to the round: Deutsche Telekom (T-mobile). The initial news of the investment was rushed out by Intel with Deutsche Telekom holding off announcement of their investment until today. Deutsche Telekom’s… Read More

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