• Findory Put On Life Support

    The last time we wrote about Findory was over a year ago. Ironically, it was to note that they had turned cash flow positive. Today, founder Greg Linden said he’s going to stop development of the site and put it on “autopilot.” Findory is a personalized newspaper. It looks at stuff you tend to like to read, and compares that to others’ tastes, and presents customized… Read More

  • Steve Jobs Shows Off The Real iPhone

    We got tips from a reliable source that indeed, the 4GB version of the iPhone will hold “2 billion songs”. Read More

  • Imitation Is King: iPhone Skins Appear For WM 5.0, Palm OS

    Looks like people are already attempting to imitate the iPhone. A Windows Mobile skin that resembles the iPhone’s interface has been released but quickly taken down thanks to Apple’s crack team of lawyers. There’s also a version for the Palm OS that’s still up, but you better grab it quickly before it gets pulled. You can score it here. Apple Bullies Bloggers, Again… Read More

  • Napster Buys AOL Music: What's Next?

    Napster is one of the oddest companies. It is a deeply unprofitable startup trying to grow a business, and with a huge war chest of cash. We have the rare ability to see deep into its financial situation because it is publicly held. Napster sells music subscriptions and the odd DRM’d download. Pay $10 per month and listen to any of the music in their library. This is a tricky, low… Read More

  • Apple Bullies Bloggers, Again

    Apple has a history of using lawyers against bloggers. There was the now infamous Think Secret lawsuit, which may have had merit. But they also engage in clearly superfluous, bullying tactics as well. In August we received a letter from Apple’s lawyers demanding that we remove an embedded YouTube video showing features from OSX 10.5. We felt this was an extreme position to take –… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: AOL Online Music Sold to Napster

    In news yesterday, AOL shed more of its business by announcing that they are selling their online Music NOw business to Napster. Napster, surprisingly, has a few patents in their pocket, while our analysis of AOL shows that they had very little to offer other than customer accounts making the low-valuation of $43 per user as compared to Napster’s $328 logical. Yeah, but does Napster have… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Naptime Edition

    The Futurist: Reading The Apple Tea Leaves or… What the iPhone Tells Us About The Future
    Multi-Touch Ala iPhone
    The AudioFile: Wireless Waves Read More

  • Engadget: 10 million Page Views on iPhone Day

    Jason Calacanis, the former CEO of Engadget’s parent company, Weblogs, Inc., told me earlier today that the site had nearly 10 million page views on Tuesday when they covered the iPhone announcement – ten times their normal traffic of a million or so page views per day. Engadget, the top ranked blog on Technorati, can no longer really be put in the same pack as other big blogs. Read More

  • Memory Infinite's USB Naughtiness

    These bendable USB drives from Memory Infinite link up together once one gets full via the male-female ends. So feel free to link em together to make one huge USB drive…nerds. :) USB Lovin [Sci Fi Tech via Yanko Design] Read More

  • Will the iPhone be a Serious Business Device?

    I had a long debate yesterday with James Joaquin, the former CEO of ofoto and one of the founders of When.com, about whether or not the iPhone will be just a toy or a serious business device. I think it is. He remains unconvinced. I dug up the video below which gives a pretty good demo of some of the office type applications on the device. From what I know so far, I think it is going to be… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Wireless Waves

    . File this under “will the speculation ever end?”: I think Microsoft will ultimately be the big winner, though not with the Zune as we currently know it. Read More

  • Multi-Touch Ala iPhone

    An oldie but a goodie if you haven’t already seen it in the spirit of all this iPhone business the last few days. Mutli-Touch Read More

  • The Futurist: Reading The Apple Tea Leaves or… What the iPhone Tells Us About The Future

    From my absentee perch, the best I can gather is that CES this year seems a bit… underwhelming, shall we say? Chock-full of evolutions, this year´s gala seems notably free of true revolutions. Of course, the biggest bomb came from newly-rechristened Apple, Inc., where the they-finally-did-it iPhone is lurking just over the horizon. Within this device lies a number of clues as to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Goop Edition

    Non-Newtonian And Ferro Fluid?!?
    DocuPen is Mightier than the Mere Scanner
    Taking a Spin with the PC
    Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East
    iPhone Is Too Cool For School Read More

  • Complicated Laws = Free Calls

    I’m still trying to figure out how this works, and by the time I do the service may be gone. Regardless, Iowa based AllFreeCalls is letting people make phone calls to many foreign countries for free. Or rather, for the cost of a call to Iowa. You call the AllFreeCalls phone number, which is 712-858-8094, and at the prompt dial 011, the country code you are calling and the number you wish… Read More

  • Google: Snag? What Snag?

    In December we reported that Google’s much rumored foray into radio advertisements may be significantly delayed because Google didn’t have access to enough radio airtime for advertisers to test the product. We also reported that Google was working on a deal with CBS Radio to get access to more ad space. Earlier today, Merrill Lynch Analyst Jessica Reif Cohen said that Google was… Read More

  • PayPal, Pulp Fiction and Geni

    David Sacks apparently has something left to prove. He was an executive at PayPal. After their $1.5 billion acquisition by eBay in 2002, he then went on to create Room 9 Entertainment, a production company that produced and financed the (really excellent) movie Thank You For Smoking. He purchased the Uma Thurman overdose house from the movie Pulp Fiction a while back. And now he has a new… Read More

  • Venice Project Built on Mozilla

    NewTeeVee has a post with a lot of details on the technology behind Venice Project, the new online television startup founded by Kazaa and Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. A very interesting disclosure – like Songbird, another startup, part of the product is built on the Mozilla application framework. Two issues with the Venice Project significantly lessen my enthusiasm… Read More

  • Non-Newtonian And Ferro Fluid?!?

    My roommate just showed me these two videos and it tripped me out soooo much I just had to show you guys. Whether you’ve seen them before or not be amazed! The first is a pool full of corn starch and the second has to do with magnets. Edit: I’ve added a third video that has something to do with Sulfur Hexafluoride Read More

  • iPhone Is Too Cool For School

    While I was exploring MacWorld 2007 in San Francisco, I finally ventured into a little area where the iPhone slumbered in its own little case. After fighting through the crowd of golems and hobbits to get closer to the phone, I finally got to take some close up shots of the sexiest cell phone I’ve ever seen. Everything on the iPhone looks top notch, but can anyone say smudge/scratch central? Read More