• Vista Gets 0wn3d

    It certainly does. Via Digg Read More

  • Podcasting Ad Network Raises $4 million

    Kiptronic, an advertising network for podcasting, has closed a $4 million round of financing. Investors include Blueprint Ventures and Prism VentureWorks. The company had previously raised $400,000 in angel funding. The company was founded in May 2005 but didn’t launch its current product, a marketplace for podcasts, until January 2006. They have an important partnership with Libsyn… Read More

  • Europe's Digg Killer Raises €4 million

    Luxembourg-based Wikio, Europe’s best hope against Digg, Google News and Technorati (it is sort of a mashup of all three), has closed a €4 million ($5.3 million) Series A round of financing. This follows a previous angel round of financing of an undisclosed size (investors in that round included as Loic Le Meur, Martin Varsavsky, Freddy Mini, Ouriel Ohayon, and Jeff Clavier). The… Read More

  • TellMe Launches a Killer Mobile Product

    If you have a cell phone that supports the new TellMe mobile application, you will never use 411 again to find a business. It launches today at 5 AM PST. TellMe mobile is a free Java application that you install on your phone. You can then find normal 411 information via a voice activated menu. Just hold the talk button and say the city and state you are searching in. Then say the business name. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Gravedancing Edition

    Email, Holograms of the Dead to Haunt Your Inbox
    Shed Some Flab With Your Wii
    Solar Flower: Double the Hippie Feel-Good Junk
    Personal Rail Service Concepts
    Therapie Mood Lighting Read More

  • Report: Google Doesn't Renew Google.de, Site Goes Down

    Reports are coming in from Germany that Google.de was down “for many hours” yesterday, and has now gone live again. We’re trying to confirm the reason, but it appears to be because Google forgot to renew the Google.de domain name. It expired and someone registered it. While the site was down the site showed a standard domain name registrar parked page (probably including… Read More

  • Performancing Descends Into Chaos – Shareholders Squabble Publicly

    Yesterday evening we wrote about the shuttering of the second of three services at Performancing, as well as CEO Nick Wilson’s recent departure. Apparently Wilson, who says he still owns 35% of the business, isn’t happy about the closing of Performancing’s ad network. In fact, he doesn’t seem to have known it was happening. On his personal blog, he writes: I… Read More

  • Blue Dot Buzz Launches

    A few minutes ago social bookmarking site BlueDot launched a new feature called Buzz. This is a fairly unique product – part del.icio.us/popular and part Digg, and based on tags. On the front page of Buzz are very popular recent bookmarked sites. But there is a “Buzz” area for each tag as well. Just type in bluedot.us/buzz/[TAG] to see it. Here’s the TechCrunch page… Read More

  • Reality Bedding Viral Video

    1 minute and 4 seconds of your life you will never get back. Ever. Product Page Read More

  • Find Out If Your Social Security or Credit Card Numbers are on the Internet

    Silicon Valley based Trusted ID, which launched IDFreeze last year to help protect people from identity theft, released their second product this evening – Stolen ID Search. Type a social security or credit card number into the search box and Trusted ID will tell you if it is published on the web: The information that powers StolenID Search is found online, by looking in places where… Read More

  • Samsung i70 Ditches Voice, Keypad for Megapixels

    Samsung has today launched the sexy, sexy VLUU i70. Featuring a 7-Megapixel picture taker with 3x optical zoom, 3-inch external LCD, slim design, sliding form factor, and HSDPA 3G connectivity would make any geek drool. But this isn’t a phone, friend. This is a straight ahead, full-featured digital camera. With its integrated modem, photos taken with the i70 can be uploaded directly to… Read More

  • Performancing Heading to DeadPool

    Performancing closed their advertising network, Performancing Partners, today. Their metrics service, a separate product, was closed when an acquisition by PayPerPost fell apart earlier this month. That PayPerPost deal also led Performancing to rebrand their third product, a popular blog editor, to ScribeFire. It is our understanding that the company does not intend to keep the ScribeFire name… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa Express Vs. Apple iPod Shuffle


    SanDisk is gunning for the Apple iPod Shuffle and it’s lookin’ good. The Sansa Express comes out of the corner clobbering with a direct USB connection, OLED display, integrated FM tuner, voice recorder via the built-in microphone, 1GB of internal memory and a microSD slot for expansion. Battery life is slated at 15 hours and with a $59.99 retail price you can definitely see it… Read More

  • iCube iRec iLike

    Korea’s iCube recently launched iRec that allows you to record TV programming in real time to your iPod as well as anything from your DVD player, camcorder, HDD recorder, DVD recorder, VTR and AV device. At low res, 320×240, you can record about six hours and at high res, 640×480, about 100 minutes. Pick one up for around $180. Product Page [iCube] Read More

  • JRC's Crackberry-like Phone Makes It Suck To Be That Guy


    Wilcomm, a Japanese network operator, has released JRC’s WX220J which is a cordless phone, based on the PBX standard most companies use, that can hold up to 10 different fixed line numbers. If you’re that guy/gal who gets left at the office when everyone else goes home, you can take this brick home with you. Wilcomm says you can even take it on the train since it also acts as a… Read More

  • Latest CrunchBoard Jobs

    Here are a few of the great startup jobs recently listed on the CrunchBoard Job Board: Traffic Manager at Tagged Inc in San Francisco, CA Data Warehouse & ETL Architect at NBC Universal in NY, NY Category Manager, AOL Travel at AOL, Inc in Dulles, VA LAMP Web Developer at Expo TV in New York, NY Sr. Developer at Piczo in San Francisco, CA Web2.0 Software Engineer/Partner at… Read More

  • Social Network For Betting Junkies

    London based Gottabet is a social network that handles the logistics on small, friendly bets. Users set up bets, either for actual money or for the Gottabet currency, called “peanuts,” which have no cash value but give bragging rights. An example bet is “How Many People Will Jack Bauer Kill in Season 6?” Participating costs 30 peanuts, and the winner takes the entire pot. Read More

  • CES 2007: TeleNav, Trimble Outdoors And Polaroid's ClickFree Products


    There are a few more products from CES I wanted to fill you in on. One I met with before CES (TeleNav), one I missed my meeting with (Trimble Outdoors) and the other was a spur-of-the-moment thing (Polaroid’s Media Backup Drives). TeleNav makes GPS solutions for mobile devices. (Trimble does, too, for that matter.) TeleNav’s big announcement for CES was that it’ll have… Read More

  • Email, Holograms of the Dead to Haunt Your Inbox

    What if your grandfather’s urn (you know, the vase on the mantle your mom won’t let the cat near) had WiFi and could send you birthday emails years after Grandad has gone to heaven? That’s the idea behind Microsoft’s “Immortal Computing” initiative. In fact, that’s pretty much it: before you shuffle off your mortal coil, you record a series of… Read More

  • Plantronics + Quiksilver/Roxy = Bluetooth Audio That Doesn't Look Douchey

    (or, indeed, unwired) clothing is something we’ve seen before, iPod remotes in sleeves and the like, but Plantronics has partnered with Roxy and Quiksilver and they seem to have gotten it right, releasing a series of snowboarding equipment with built-in stereo Bluetooth hands-free kits. The line of parkas and helmets allows not only for chatting with co-boarders on the slopes via… Read More