• Dear Yahoo: You're Fired

    Update: Yahoo Responds As expected, Carl Icahn presented an alternate slate of directors for the upcoming Yahoo shareholder meeting. The letter to Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock says it all: Carl C. Icahn
    ICAHN CAPITAL LP
    767 Fifth Avenue, 47th Floor
    New York, NY 10153 May 15… Read More

  • New Jawbone headset released, simply called "new Jawbone"

    Apparently, Aliph isn’t a big fan of model numbers or extraneous branding. They’ve already managed to re-associate the word “Jawbone” with “really friggin’ good headsets”, so there isn’t really any reason for them to call a new one “Ultra Jawbone Facerocket Plus” or something. As such, Aliph’s newest Jawbone is simply going… Read More

  • CrunchGear's handy iPhone rumor confirmator

    With the plethora of iPhone rumors floating around these days, here is a handy way to tell if a rumor is true — i.e. the iPhone will kick ass — or is false — i.e. it will be made by vat-grown German virgins genetically engineered to have tweezers instead of fingers. Please print out this flow-chart to assist you in your rumor assessing now and in the future as it is… Read More

  • Sprint is killing the Instinct with cheesy advertising

    http://nowisgood.com/share/player.swf?id=internet
    I like the Instinct. Biggs likes the Instinct. However, Sprint doesn’t seem to like the Instinct because of the cheesy comparison videos they continue to put up on their site. Must everything be compared to the iPhone? Really? Did the memo about the iPhone 2 not make its way around the Sprint advertising department? Almost every video… Read More

  • EA, T2 expected to make announcement on Monday


    The ongoing tango between EA and Take-Two may come to an end on Monday according to Lazard Capital analyst Colin Sebastian. The current bid is set to expire tomorrow and T2 is citing that $25.74/share is far too low. T2’s stock closed at $26.97 yesterday and has been hovering above $26/share since mid-April. “Expect update on TTWO bid by Monday morning,” he said. Read More

  • CBS To Acquire CNET For $1.8 Billion

    “The core businesses of CNET Networks and CBS Interactive represent near perfect category symmetry in premium online content,”
    Quincy Smith, President, CBS Interactive. And that symmetry is apparently worth about $1.8 billion, which is what CBS just agreed to pay for CNET. The deals values CNET at $11.50/share, and puts a 45% premium on stock from their closing price yesterday. Read More

  • CrunchNetwork Prague Meet-up Update

    We’re fast approaching our super fun CrunchNetwork Prague Meet-up and getting ready for the big night. We’re going to have some surprises coming up so watch this space but until then feel free to RSVP by email or on Facebook. Remember the event is on Friday, May 23, 2008 from 7pm until ?? at Restaurace Zvonaƙka. The program will be fairly basic but I’m planning an elevator… Read More

  • Amazon Funds Animoto Music Video Creator

    Amazon has taken a special interest in one of its web service customers: Animoto, the machine-driven music video creator that launched last August and now has over 160,000 users. The online retail giant has decided to fund the startup with an undisclosed amount of money. Animoto takes photo and music files from users and essentially turns them into souped up slideshows with background music… Read More

  • TechCrunch EuroTour: Hello Hamburg!

    So today I’m at the Next08 conference in sunny Hamburg, Germany, my first stop in the TechCrunch EuroTour. There are about 1,200 people here, up from around 700 last year which just goes to show how much the industry is changing here in Europe. As one delegate described it to me, it’s one of the few – if perhaps the only event – to bring Geeks and Investors together… Read More

  • Strands Absorbs Another Personal Finance Company

    Strands has made a second recruitment in its effort to develop a Mint competitor called moneyStrands that leverages the same recommendation engine behind its video and music products. Just over two weeks ago Strands acquired Expensr, and now the company is announcing its acquisition of NetworthIQ. Both are personal finance applications that Strands wanted mostly for their human capital, but… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Flight of the Touchwall Edition

    Rocketman jumps from plane with jet-pack wings
    Michael Arrington gets a full hands on with the Touchwall
    Robot overlords taking to classical music
    Atair’s EXO-Wing and AeroSuit on display at The Met
    British town to run fiber-optic cables through sewers Read More

  • Samsung F400 music phone: It's good because it's Bang & Olufsen


    The Samsung F400, announced in February, is finally available. It is a dual slider with some B&O technology to add more fidelity to music on the go. It has a 3-megapixel camera and comes with a 1GB memory card in the box, ensuring you’ll have at least a little space for your tunes. It will be available in France in May and the rest of the world — probably not the US &mdash… Read More

  • From all of us at CG…

    I was thinking of finding some news to go with this but it was too funny and I couldn’t think. Read More

  • T-Mobile officially adds text message blocking

    As a reaction to the growing problem of text spam, T-Mobile has added phone number-level blocking to its My T-Mobile service. The service allows you to add filters to incoming messages and prevent certain numbers from sending SMSes or emailing your @tmomail address. How do I block text messages from an unwanted number to my T-Mobile address? NOTE: Filters allow customers to manage the delivery… Read More

  • Android vs. LiMo: What's the difference?

    With LiMo’s recent announcement that Verizon had hopped onto their Board of Directors, things are starting to heat up between the LiMo platform and Google’s competing product, Android. Both are open-source Linux-based platforms, and both are aiming to rock the handset market sometime in the next year or so. LiMo is Linux-based. Android is Linux-based. But they’re far from… Read More

  • Amazon May Sell $750 Million In Kindles by 2010 (That's A Lot Of Kindles)

    The Kindle, Amazon’s ugly but useful ebook reader that launched in November 2007, may be a burgeoning hit, says Citigroup Analyst Mark Mahaney. Citi expects Amazon to generate between $400 million and $750 million in revenue from the Kindle by 2010, or 1% – 3% of Amazon’s total revenue. The key points of differentiation with the Kindle and competing devices is the fact that… Read More

  • Backboard: Easy Feedback For Documents and Images

    Increo Solutions has launched Backboard, a site that allows users to easily leave feedback on a variety of documents and images. Backboard is aimed at product managers, marketing teams, and designers who could benefit from the simple feedback system that the site offers. Backboard looks very nice, but a quick glance shows that it might be too simple. There doesn’t seem to be much going… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Digests Comcast/Plaxo Deal

    A subset of the Gillmor Gang met via telephone this afternoon to debate the $150 – $170 million Comcast acquisition of Plaxo. Listen to Steve Gillmor, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Jason Calacanis and me talk about whether this was a smart move for Comcast, or a sucker’s purchase of a company no one in Silicon Valley would touch. Listen here. CrunchBase… Read More

  • First Investment For the Mail Room Fund Is Social Network Analytics Startup

    People expect the Mail Room Fund, a joint venture fund established by William Morris Agency, Accel Parners, Venrock and AT&T earlier this year, to make interesting investments. With deep connections in the entertainment, technology and communications industries, they can’t help but have great and varied deal flow. So of course their first investment is a social network analytics… Read More

  • Android vs. LiMo: What’s the difference?

    With LiMo’s recent announcement that Verizon had hopped onto their Board of Directors, things are starting to heat up between the LiMo platform and Google’s competing product, Android. Both are open-source Linux-based platforms, and both are aiming to rock the handset market sometime in the next year or so. LiMo is Linux-based. Android is Linux-based. But they’re far from… Read More

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