• AT&T Buys Dobson Communications

    During the extravaganzafest known as the iPhone launch, we somehow overlooked this AT&T purchase. Seems AT&T is hell-bent on becoming an absolute telecom behemoth. Now with the purchase of Dobson, which cost a whopping $5.1 billion, AT&T has now scooped up all of Cellular One’s customers. Seems the number of GSM options for consumers is quickly shrinking. To be honest though… Read More

  • iPhone Madness Decoded: It's All Very Freudian

    Like many of you, I was reading lots of iPhone coverage over the weekend and I hoped for death. However, if you’d like to see the truth behind the coverage, feel free to use our Freudian Decoder to figure out what the reviewers/writers/pundits/Macbois are really saying. Yes, friends, sometimes a cigar isn’t just a cigar. iPhone Decoder Read More

  • Yahoo Launches Smart Ads

    Yahoo has announced the launch of Yahoo SmartAds, a new advertising platform that delivers tailored display ads to highly targeted audiences. The new service automatically converts creative campaign elements and offerings into highly customized and relevant display ads by delivering ads according to the Web surfer’s age, gender, location and online activities. An example given by Yahoo… Read More

  • New Laptops From Toshiba

    Toshiba really seems to have stepped up to the plate when it comes to notebooks on both ends of the market: ultra-portable and gaming. The Portege R500 is Toshiba’s newest addition to the mobile front. Surprisingly this two pound notebook comes with an optical drive which is touted as the worlds thinnest at an impressive 7mm. Click on for more pics and specs… Read More

  • NetSuite Just Filed To Go Public

    Here’s a story that we’ve been tracking since last year – Salesforce and SAP competitor NetSuite just filed its S1 registration statement with the SEC, the first formal step in the IPO process. We previously reported that NetSuite had selected Credit Suisse as their sole banker on the IPO. It turns out they’ve added WR Hambrecht to the deal as well. We had an… Read More

  • Lindsay Lohan Has an iPhone

    Your obsession has been justified. Hot, potentially drunk women like the iPhone. Please use this information to your advantage.
    [Thanks, Aric!] via Perez Hilton Read More

  • Nokia N76 Review


    It used to be that you could get Nokia phones in any color as long as it was dark blue. Now, however, Nokia has decided to add a little color to their staid line-up with the N76, an odd little clamshell with a beautiful 2.4-inch screen and dedicated music controls. Read More

  • Great Outdoors: Water Sports Gear For Geeks

    Summer is finally here and you know what that means don’t you? What do you mean you don’t know? Don’t you think about going to the beach on a hot summer day or wakeboarding on the river or even jet skiing at the lake? It could just be me, but that’s all I think about during the winter when I’m at work and read my surf mags during lunch. Growing up in Portland… Read More

  • The Great Outdoors: A Bright, Scary Place

    It’s been three days since iDay and it’s time we all got some sun. Whether you’re ensconced in soggy, hyper-humid climes or settled comfortably in a Global Warming heat wave, we encourage you to slap on some sunscreen, read some of our outdoor gadget features, and then try to enter the great outdoors yourself. This week we’ll talk about watery fun, campingy fun, and… Read More

  • Universal Music To Apple: Adieu Perhaps?

    Universal Music Group (UMG) has turned down an offer to renew its contract with Apple for 2 years, instead moving to a month-to-month sales basis with Universal allegedly moving to end it’s music sales on iTunes all together. Figures published June 22 had iTunes as the 3rd largest music retailer in the United States at 9.8%. If iTunes was a bricks-and-mortar operation Universal Music… Read More

  • Tailrank Goes Blank, But Nobody Notices

    Tailrank, a news aggregator that competes with TechMeme, has been having trouble keeping up to date with the news lately. For the last few weeks at least the technology section of the site has had no news whatsoever, a complete blank. Sometime yesterday the rest of the site went blank, too. The header and footer were there but there was no news showing at all in any category. I emailed… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Whodunnit Edition

    Weiner Dog Accent Lamp
    MizPee: What It Sounds Like
    iRiver Mplayer: The Mickey Mouse DAP
    Baja Motorsports 70cc Dirt Bike Review
    Parrot PARTY Portable Boom Box: Cue “Ain’t No Party” Jokes Read More

  • iPhone has a $250 – $300 Million Opening Weekend


    Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster is estimating Apple sold half a million iPhones from 6 p.m. Friday through the close of business on Sunday. With the devices going for $500 to $600, that’s around $250 to $300 million in cash changing hands, depending on the mix of 4GB and 8GB units sold. With margins on the device in the 20-50% range (probably closer to the lower end), that leaves… Read More

  • HD DVD Makes Big Moves

    Toshiba is certainly making big moves to ensure that the next-gen DVD war is far from over. I’ve been curious about the built-in internet connections on HD DVD players and now the answer is so clear. Freedom- a Japanese animated feature – was released early last week and a few hidden gems allowed consumers to download a HD trailer for another movie, alter menu styles and… Read More

  • VideoCounter.com: Count Views On Multiple Video Sites

    VideoCounter.com allows users to track how many times their videos are watched each day across multiple online video hosting sites. Using VideoCounter.com is simple. Users simply sign up for a free account, enter the videos to be tracked and VideoCounter.com does the rest. VideoCounter.com provides the number of times a video have been watched daily and statistics on the number of times a… Read More

  • Wishpot: Social Shopping Goes Mobile

    Social shopping site Wishpot went mobile this week with a product that seeks to extend social shopping to the bricks and mortar world. Mobile support with Wishpot allows users to save and share all “interesting things” they find by sending a text message or picture to Wishpot from their mobile phone. When online, users can later view saved items, research prices, view ratings… Read More

  • Breaking: UMG Will Not Renew iTunes Contract

    Not much info on these HOT SCOOPS, but Matt Drudge is reporting that Universal Music Group will not be renewing its iTunes contract with Apple. This means that the iTunes Music Store is going to lose a lot of tracks and customers will soon follow. With the iPhone just released, I’m sure Apple is going to beef up iTMS promotions but this could pose a major setback for everyone, both Apple… Read More

  • Jajah Targets iPhone Users with Application

    There’s a growing list of companies lining up to port their application to the iPhone’s Safari browser. Jajah is the first to bring their VOIP client to the new iPhone. iPhone’s standard contract isn’t cheap ($60 – $100/month). If you want to make international calls, you’d have to pay an extra $3.99/month and around 23 cents a minute for a call to the UK. Read More

  • Kevin v. Evan

    So I’ve had a week now to play around with Pownce, Kevin Rose’s (the founder of Digg, pictured left) newly launched Twitter killer. Twitter, which launched a year ago, was obviously used as the initial inspiration for the Pownce. They both allow users to sign up, add friends, and broadcast quick notes to people. The main differences: Twitter is mobile-ready, allowing users to… Read More

  • Bloops! First Anti-iPhone Rants Rolling In

    After months of hype and our own iPhone Love Parade AKA last Friday night, the first iPhonian complaints are starting to hit our tips box. First up, Mike: Hello and good afternoon, I just thought you might find it interesting that on the day after one of their biggest product releases Apple has decided to make unavailable their entire technical support department. I was wondering why they chose… Read More

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