• Microsoft Photosynth Covers Shuttle Endeavour Pre-Launch

    I’m a big fan of all the 3D imaging tools in development around the net. Microsoft’s Photosynth project is clearly the most ambitious – it takes thousands of photographs of a geographic area and constructs a 3D model that the viewer can “fly” around and view. Tonight they are pushing a new 3D model – coverage of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on the launch pad… Read More

  • Prosper's P2P Lending Spreads To Asia

    Peer to peer lending startup, Prosper, is expanding operations to Japan and other Asian countries as a shared partnership with Tokyo-based SBI Holdings, Inc. SBI will be helping prosper navigate Asia’s regulatory environment. SBI Group has a market capitalization in excess of $8 billion and consists of 65 consolidated subsidiaries and 12 affiliated companies, including 9 public… Read More

  • Is Blogging Ready For a Unionized Workforce?

    According to the Wall Street Journal, a coalition of left-wing bloggers is trying to form a labor union that they hope will help them receive health insurance, conduct collective bargaining and set professional standards. As much as the days where bloggers were a novelty has passed, is blogging, or for that matter the various content creation forms of Web 2.0 ready for organized labor? Most… Read More

  • Fake Steve Jobs = Daniel Lyons

    The New York Times have spoiled the fun: Fake Steve Jobs has been outed as Daniel Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes. Since August 2006 Fake Steve Jobs has become a must read in the Valley and beyond. Lyon’s acerbic wit coupled with continuing Apple related headlines created a blog that not only Steve Jobs and Bill Gates both admit to reading, but one where Bill Gates himself denied being… Read More

  • Orbious Will Make Forwarding Confidential Documents Dangerous

    One of the things that makes me very happy: receiving a confidential document in my email from a trusted source. It could be a merger agreement. Or an internal executive-only email memo. Or a powerpoint pitch for a new product. Whatever it is, if the people who created it don’t want the world to see it, there’s a good chance it will make a great post. For years lawyers and… Read More

  • Undercover 'Dateline' Reporter Busted At DefCon

    DefCon, the annual hacker conference, has a strict policy concerning journalists: filming attendees without their permission is off limits. Dateline NBC’s Michelle Madigan registered for the conference as a programmer, not a journalist, and was said to be lurking around with a hidden pinhole camera allegedly trying to catch a federal agent on camera. Madigan was in attendance at what… Read More

  • Mossberg: New Undocumented iPhone Features

    Since the iPhone’s recent software update, several new undocumented features have been uncovered. Walt Mossboerg has an article highlighting some of them. The favorites list in the “Phone” module now accepts 50 entries instead of 20, there’s a new e-mail setting that allows you to BCC yourself on every message you send, and apparently the iPhone now works better with… Read More

  • Virtual World Hangouts: So Many To Choose From

    The avatars roaming many online virtual communities may be cartoonish and their activities inconsequential, but the recent sale of Club Penguin to Disney for $350 million (with $350 million in earn out) demonstrates that the business of casual immersive worlds, or virtual hangouts, is not entirely child’s play. Virtual hangouts are where people can engage each other using imaginary… Read More

  • ClickTale explores further heatmap analytics

    About a year ago we were announcing the birth of Clicktale, an Israeli based startup that provides a new generation of web analytics service based on the analysis of recorded video sessions of your users once they land on your website. Clicktale has been patiently working on their service and invited to a few users in private beta. In the meantime a few competitors have released comparable… Read More

  • NoFoodHere: Search Results In Real Time

    NoFoodHere is a search engine that enables users to search the web with “the flexibility of tabbed searching and results that stream down the page in real-time.” NoFoodHere is not trying to refine the search results (the site is currently pulling Yahoo results with a move to Google being considered) but is trying to change the way a user interfaces with a search engine. The tab… Read More

  • Elton John Is Officially A Crazy Old Man

    Elton John thinks it would be interesting to shut the internet down for five years to see what sort of art would get made during that time. Here’s a tip, Eltie. You need the internet whether you like it or not. Shut it down and your entire empire, from a business standpoint, crumbles. Goodbye, Norma Jean. Has the internet destroyed good music, as he suggests? Maybe. I would say that… Read More

  • LG Smartphone Runs On Korea's 4G WiMax Network

    LG has released a phone today that runs on Korea’s 4G WiBro network. The KC1 can reach near-broadband speeds over the WiMax network and, as such, features things like remote PC controlling and video conferencing. The phone surprisingly runs Windows Mobile 5 instead of Windows Mobile 6. It also comes with a 2.8-inch touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, 512MB of built-in memory (expandable… Read More

  • AMD Cries Foul Over Intel's Monopoly Profits

    According to a recent economic study, Intel has taken in some $60 billion in monopoly profits between 1996 and 2006. Guess who’s a little brassed off? AMD. The condensed version of the study is that AMD and other microprocesser companies aren’t allowed to fully compete within the marketplace thanks to a predominance of the x86 architecture and existing exclusivity agreements… Read More

  • Facebook Advertising Cancelations: The Thin End Of The Wedge?

    Making headlines in the United Kingdom Friday was news that a number of Facebook advertisers had canceled their advertising due to their ads being displayed next to dubious content. First Direct, Vodafone, Virgin Media, the AA, Halifax and the Prudential withdrew their Facebook advertising after it was disclosed that their advertisements were being displayed on the Facebook page of the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Asleep At The Wheel Edition

    Nissan’s Drunk Driving Prevention System
    Five Megapixels For Korean Cell Phones
    Staple Design Turns 10, Special Edition Zune Appears
    The Futurist: Why Isn’t Bluetooth Standard On MP3 Players?
    The AudioFile: Bluetooth To Bite Less Read More

  • DemystifyingDigital: New & Easy Digital SLRs


    DemystifyingDigital is a new feature written by Dan Havlik, editor of DemystifyingDigital.com
    If you’ve taken ever taken pictures with a top-of-the-line point-and-shoot digital camera and compared them to what you get out of even the most basic of digital SLRs, you’ll likely want to make the upgrade to a DSLR as soon as possible. And thanks to a very competitive marketplace… Read More

  • Mundu Has A Great iPhone Chat Application. Why Will They Charge For It?

    One of the bigger letdowns of the iPhone is a lack of instant messaging support. Last month we took a look at FlickIM one of the first iPhone-specific chat applications (but only for AIM). Older web chat startups Meebo and eBuddy also have their own applications. eBuddy’s is iPhone customized. Meebo doesn’t hide the fact that they will launch one soon. Today, Mundu, an Indian web… Read More

  • LG Wave Crashes On Shores Of Alltel


    Alltel sure has some nifty clamshells and latest to hit the street from LG is making Waves. The Wave is a sleek flipper that has a rolling design that mimics the curl of wave. Umm…Ok. You’ll find a 1.3-megapixel camera with video, an MP3 player with external controls, expandable memory card slot, GPS capability and Bluetooth A2DP. The Wave is available for $80 with a two-year… Read More

  • The Androids Are Coming, Hide

    Is this video proof that androids are already among us? Are we slowly being taken over without knowing it? Is the world coming to an end? Or did someone just have way too much time on their hands? Anyhoo, here’s to hoping you enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend. Read More

  • Amazon Flexible Payments Service Launches

    As predicted, Amazon launched a new payments web service today called Amazon Flexible Payments Service, or FPS. It will compete with Paypal and Google Checkout. FPS, Amazon says, “is the first payments service designed from the ground up specifically for developers” and “unmatched flexibility in how they can structure payment instructions.” Payments can be made by… Read More

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