• Children's Spanish for Everyone DS game has racist storyline?

    In listening to an old edition of High Society Radio, I heard the guys talking about a Nintendo DS game called Spanish for Everyone. Ostensibly, it’s a game designed to help kids learn Spanish, but some of the scenarios presented in it are kinda racist methinks. Miguel’s a thief with the cops chasing him? A Spanish-speaking bull? A shady-looking Tío Juan (in Tijuana)? A trampy… Read More

  • iDrudgeReport: Drudge goes mobile, is now readable on iPhone and BlackBerry

    Readers will have noticed that I’m a big fan of the Drudge Report. Well now—NOW!—I’ll be able to read the Web site on-the-go. Mr. Drudge just launched idrudgereport.com, which is a mobile version of the Report. It’s just headlines: no pictures, no sirens, no zaniness. It must be Mobile Optimization Wednesday. I bet the code for iDrudge must have taken months… Read More

  • Download files in Mobile Safari

    A new “plug-in” from hachu lets you download files straight to your unlocked iPhone. This lets you download zip and tar files as well as save MP3 files to the internal memory. So what does that get you? Not much, but thanks to Erica Sadun, you can now use the SendFile application to send files from the Downloads folder in your iPhone, creating a fairly cool little way to download… Read More

  • Tvinci Makes MTV Israel Rock So Much Harder Than MTV.com

    Video sites are moving towards full-screen, immersive experiences where there are lots of things viewers can do besides hit play. One of the better examples of what is possible comes from a small Isreali startup with two 26-year-old co-founders and no VC funding called Tvinci. The startup’s media management technology powers the social video player for MTV Israel. If you play a video… Read More

  • CG Holidays 2007 Recommendation: ReProduct Greeting Cards

    I’m a guy. I don’t like greeting cards. But if you have lady parts and/or you really like greeting cards, here’s a way to send someone a special message while helping the environment. ReProduct cards come with a 2-way envelope. You open the card, enjoy it, and then send it back to ReProduct. Then, and I quote, “Shaw Industries then uses 100% of the cards and envelopes… Read More

  • Google for the iFones now available

    Surf on over to Google, iFones fans, and feast your eyes on the new mobile version of Google. You’ve got Google Reader, Gmail, your Calendar, and even Docs all nicely arrayed in Joe Hewitt’s (TC thinks) iPhone sexiness. It’s good to own the best phone on the market today, isn’t it? via TC Read More

  • The 18 greatest video game intros of all time

    Gamerhelp.com has a list of the greatest video game intros of all time. Of all time! What’s on this list? Metal Gear Solid 2, Warhammer, Super Metroid, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Ninja Gaiden, Resident Evil, and my personal favorite, Road Rash, to name a few. Ha! I remember firing up Road Rash for the first time on 3DO (remember 3DO?) and watching… Read More

  • Ads in P2P-shared films? BT is trialling it

    BT is trialing a new service which will allow non-skipable video advertising to be embedded in films which can then be freely shared across the Internet, including P2P platforms like BitTorrent. The advertising is served by Hiro Media, a three-year old privately-backed Israeli startup which has developed a (patent-pending) codec for Windows media player, allowing it to send a targeted advert to… Read More

  • Director Michael Bay says HD DVD/Blu-ray war (and market confusion) encouraged by Microsoft

    A scam, apparently What does Transformers (and Pearl Harbor…) director Michael Bay think about the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war? Oh, you know, that it’s all Microsoft’s doing: Microsoft wants both formats to fail so they can be heroes and make the world move to digital downloads…. That is the dirty secret no one is talking about. That is why Microsoft is handing out… Read More

  • Spada: Skis made out of granite

    A pair of skis made from stone? Sounds good, especially considering I don’t even know what “normal” skis are made out of (winter and I don’t get along too well). The idea behind the skis, named Spada, is that stone—the skis are constructed from granite—is the perfect material to absorb the bumps and shocks and vibrations associated with skiing. To my… Read More

  • Free Universal Music with purchase of select Nokia cellphones starting next year

    Nokia, the Finnish cellphone maker, and Universal Music Group, which serves no purpose in 2007, have cut a deal that will allow users of certain Nokia phones to download the entire music catalog of Universal. The program, which is set to launch for consumers sometime in the second half of 2008, will have users trading in vouchers (that comes with eligible cellphones) for the ability to… Read More

  • JibJab Now Puts You In a Pepsi Ad—Thanks Lloyd Braun

    We’ve written before about JibJab’s Sendables electronic video greeting cards that cost $0.50 to $3 each. Now, they found a sponsor in Pepsi for two holiday greeting videos through former Yahoo exec Lloyd Braun’s new company BermanBraun, which works with Pepsi to create online video branding opportunities like this one. You can upload a photo of your head and that of… Read More

  • Blognation Meltdown: Writers Never Paid, Promises Not Kept

    There’s big trouble over at the UK based BlogNation network today with US editor Oliver Starr resigning. In a parting shot to network owner Sam Sethi, Starr alleges that he and other BlogNation writers have not been paid. The following was taken verbatim from a post at BlogNation since deleted:
    AN OPEN LETTER TO SAM SETHI Please Note: This is an open letter to Sam Sethi, Founder and CEO… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Arcade Edition

    Mr. BaconPants offers his top holiday picks
    What I want for Christmas is my own private Chuck E Cheese
    CrunchDeals: Konami arcade game for $320 with code
    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Helio’s Ocean
    3.5″ CDR OMG FNY!
    Dear PR People: All I want for Christmas is no lying Read More

  • Some One Call A Lawyer: Live Documents Clones Microsoft Office

    Live Documents, the startup founded by Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia that said it was going to war with Microsoft with its online Office suite wasn’t kidding, with screenshots showing that the service is a nearly perfect clone of Microsoft Office. Digital Inspiration was the first to find screenshots of the yet to be released Microsoft Office killer, and if it wasn’t for the… Read More

  • Crunch Network


    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. What I want for Christmas is my own private Chuck E Cheese Little Red Ryan Hood I don’t think I would ever chill in a ball pit at an adults Chuck-e-Cheese, I have no desire to get crabs… again.
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  • You're Not In The USSR Any More: Estonia Opens An Embassy In Second Life

    Eastern European nation Estonia has opened an official embassy in Second Life. Estonia for those not aware of the country is a former Soviet Republic that this year is celebrating 90th anniversary of its initial independence, before it was invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940. It’s bordered by Russia to its East and Latvia to the South, and became a member of the European… Read More

  • Spouse 2.0 Day: For Those That Give To Your Other Startup

    Partner in Attention Management startup Particls Ashley Angell decided that his better half wasn’t getting the attention she deserved, so in good web fashion he teamed with business partner Chris Saad to launch Spouse 2.0 Day. Spouse 2.0 is Friday December 7 and has the tagline of “the day to think about those running your other startup.” Participants are encouraged to buy… Read More

  • Yahoo TechTicker To Go After CNBC Crowd

    Yahoo has long had visions of owning a successful live finance video show. They launched Finance Vision in March 2000, a streaming finance news show that was closed down in June 2002 (here’s the first show, and here’s the last show). More recently, it is rumored that ex-Yahooer Lloyd Braun personally championed a streaming news site that would be hosted by puppets (I’m… Read More

  • Google Pre-Launches New iPhone Interface

    We heard a rumor that Google was going to launch a new interface for users accessing the site via an iPhone in the next few days. But an anonymous tip let us know it actually launched without any warning or announcement this evening. If you visit Google.com from an iPhone, you now get a menu of services to choose from – home (search box), Gmail, Calendar, Reader and More (docs, sms… Read More

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