• LiveStation Readying Multi-Station Client

    The Microsoft/ Skinkers P2P live television streaming LiveStation project demonstrated a multi-channel client at the IBC conference earlier in September. Although not currently available for general testing, the demonstration proved that a product that streams one channel really well can actually scale over multiple content streams. The Silverlight powered client competes with other P2P… Read More

  • Parakey: Did Investors Get Left Out In The Cold?

    When Facebook acquired Parakey in July, everyone assumed the stockholders of that fledgling startup would be popping the champagne bottles. No matter what the acquisition price (it wasn’t disclosed), if the sellers got Facebook stock in return for their Parakey shares, it would likely be worth a fortune down the road. It turns out that wasn’t the case. The acquisition price, say… Read More

  • Daily Crunch:ed Chief Edition

    Solio Hybrid 1000: Save Some Money, Help The Planet
    Furutech LP Flattener Revives Vinyl
    Corsair Flash Drive Gives Up Your P0rn Addiction
    The Sickest Halo 3 Case Mod You’ll See All Week
    And The Halo 3 Reviews Trickle In… Read More

  • Exclusive: Podango Juices Podcast Network With Software From GigaVox Media

    Podcast network and hosting service Podango is beefing up its service with the purchase of podcast publishing software from GigaVox Media. The content-management system, called GigaVox Audio Lite, allows podcasters to automagically manage the different parts that make up an audio or video podcast, including ads, intros, promotions, and other program material. Podango, which is based in… Read More

  • Office 2008 For Mac Gets Priced Higher Than 'Free'

    Google Docs & Spreadsheets competitor Office 2008 For Mac received pricing today. There are three versions, all of which require installation onto your Mac’s hard drive. The standard version features Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage and, at $399, will cost $399 more than Google Docs & Spreadsheets. Read More

  • How To Get 83 Miles To The Gallon

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/835753/83_miles_to_the_gallon.swf I can’t tell which one I like most; the fact that this guy rigged a leaf blower motor up to his bike, the fact that he found the leaf blower on the side of the road, or his quasi-amusing accent. Hell, I don’t need to choose — they’re all good! 83 Miles To The Gallon [Metacafe] Read More

  • NYC Halo 3 Launch

    Four minutes left.
    After a little bit of confusion and a stop over at the Microsoft offices in NYC I finally made my way to the Best Buy in midtown for the midnight launch event for Halo 3. Seeing the hundreds of fans waiting in line for a video game was beyond anything I could fathom. The energy and excitement could be felt two avenues away, which is a long distance in case you’ve… Read More

  • EchoStar (DISH Network) Buys Sling Media

    It’s recently been announced that Sling Media (makers of the Slingbox) has been purchased by EchoStar, parent company of DISH Network. EchoStar was an early investor in Sling Media and will leverage the technology to "offer innovative and convenient ways for [DISH] customers to enjoy their programming on more displays and locations." This could be cool. Imagine your… Read More

  • Scribblesheet launches citizen journalism site

    Scribblesheet, a citizen journalism portal, goes live today. The London-based self-funded startup from co-founders John Ndege and Brian Oula, is a brave attempt to reproduce the success of OhMyNews or Newsvine. I fear they will get nowhere near those sites, but let’s hear them out. Ndege says: “Our strategy is to create a site where people can write their opinion on something… Read More

  • MySpace Mobile Launching Tomorrow?

    If you’re like me, you live and die by MySpace. I know, many of you are making fun of me for this, but, well, up yours. MySpace is the best way to organize your friends, and, really, that’s what social networking is all about. For those of us who are nerdy enough to have smartphones, MySpace has pretty much left us out of its plans. Unless you’re lucky enough to be a Helio… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    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. Helium Alleviates Your iPhone Headphone Jack Woes Jameson The bastards are already sold out. I blame CrunchGear and the Capitalists pigs that read it. Read More

  • France Telecom's Orange to adopt OpenID

    Yesterday at the Digital ID conference in San Francisco, Orange, one of the major mobile operator and ISP with more than 40 million subscribers announced they would adopt the OpenID registration/identification standard. There was already a clear trend from big internet properties to adopt (Digg, Technorati Microsoft and AOL but also Yahoo and WikiPedia already announced that). But this is… Read More

  • Rumor: Halo 3 Released Tonight

    We got this in the tips inbox, and there’s always some crazy-ass stuff in there, so take it with a grain of salt, but our tipster says that a new video game called Halo 3, a second sequel to a game called Halo, will be released tonight at Midnight. According to our sources, it should sell more copies than the Bible. Nerds Gamers are expected to take a fair interest in the release, as… Read More

  • How To Lose All Your Friends Immediately, In Real Time

    Don’t even think of using this to contact me. Trumpia is an absurdly stupid new site that, like the efficient crank calling tool we once covered, will likely be used to annoy people far more often than it will be used for any useful purpose. Here’s how it works: Register for an account and tell it the contact information for your soon-to-be-ex friends. Make sure you enter their… Read More

  • Help-Key: How to Instant Message on your iPhone

    Regular readers might recall that when I reviewed the iPhone back in early July that I took issue with the handset’s lack of basic features that low-end phones supported. I griped about the lack of multiple recipients for a text message, the lack of picture messaging, and the conspicuous absence on any form of instant messaging application. Apple’s big into its iChat program, and… Read More

  • PlanHQ Still Tiny, But Getting A-List Attention

    PlanHQ, a Wellington, New Zealand startup that launched in April 2007, has just 180 paying customers and $6,000/month in revenue. But their product, which allows companies to create and track business plan and other goals and objectives, is getting rave reviews from some well known venture capitalists. That’s good news for the tiny startup. The product is an easy to use business plan… Read More

  • Urbanspoon: Restaurant Reviews Coming To A City Near You

    Urbanspoon is a small Seattle startup that wants to help you find the perfect restaurant. Their goal: compete head on with Yelp and other user review sites, specifically around restaurants. But they are approaching the market in a different way than Yelp and others. Instead of talking users into coming to their site and writing reviews, they’re taking a decentralized approach and… Read More

  • Halo 3: Being Hunted

    Here’s another Halo 3 commercial to whet your appetite until midnight. Read More

  • AT&T Site Reveals Tilt Yahoo! Messenger

    One of you guys just tipped us off about the Tilt info on the AT&T support page and for that, we thank you. If you want to try it out for yourself just type “tilt” in the search box on the support section of the AT&T Wireless website. The two results regarding signing on and sending messages via the Yahoo! messenger include some screenies of the app’s interface. Read More

  • Real Time Search Soon At Twitter

    We just got word from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the company will be launching a real time search feature “very soon.” Type in a keyword or keywords and any time a Twitter is created that includes those keywords, you’ll be notified via IM or SMS. They’ll add the the ability to access this via their API in the near future, Dorsey says. The feature hasn’t… Read More

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