• CrunchDeals: Sprint announces Simply Everything plan

    [photopress:printplan.png,full,pp_image] I was beginning to wonder when Sprint would jump into the fray and now they have. Starting tomorrow new and existing customers can opt for the Simply Everything plan that encompasses just about everything (unlimited voice, data, text, e-mail, Web-surfing, Sprint TVSM, Sprint Music, GPS Navigation, Direct Connect® and Group Connect®) Sprint has to… Read More

  • Dopplr releases new features

    Dopplr has released the “Singapore” version of the site this week. Here are the details from their user newsletter. Two new features stand out: 1. More happy coincidences Dopplr now informs you of “nearby” and “near-miss” coincidences. You can see when someone adds a trip to a place near where you’ll be, and see who you’ll just miss by a day or two. Read More

  • Android amazes stuffy BBC: "I say, jolly good!" says reporter

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbcnewstechnology%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F704168&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Although the rest of the world has already gotten their fill of Google’s up-and-coming phone OS/paperweight the BBC just got an… Read More

  • More Vaporware From Google Health. Just Launch It Already.

    Google’s Marissa Mayer put out another teaser today about its long-anticipated, much-delayed Google Health service. The post on the Official Google Blog offers some screen shots (below) and lays out what consumers can expect. But other than a pilot announced last week with the Cleveland Clinic, there is no mention on when Google Health will actually launch. Meanwhile, Microsoft… Read More

  • Garsh n' Begorrah, my wee bairns! Ireland's O2 gets the iPhone


    ‘Tis their intention ta dry off and then buy an iPhone. Join ’em? Pull a pint and twiddle your muff because Ireland’s O2 will be selling the iPhone (translation: “tha’ bleedin’ iPhone, ye ponce”) at $600 for the 8GB and $750 for the 16GB. For about $50 a month you get up to 1GB of data and the standard SMS and talk times. Don’t be a wee… Read More

  • Nortel Networks Sees Tuff Times

    Nortel Networks, a telecommunications equipment maker, lost $957 million last year and announced another reorganization. To stop the bleeding, the company will cut 2,100 jobs and move another 1,000 jobs from North America to low-wage countries. News of the staff reduction sent shares down 13% to $9.93 a share in New York trading. Several analysts are questioning Nortel’s reliance on a… Read More

  • RFID tag with hologram to prevent costly counterfeiting

    [photopress:hrfid.jpg,full,center] Hitachi and Toppan (no idea who Toppan is, either) have developed an RFID tag that has a hologram on it, which is designed to make merchandise theft as hard as possible. The RFID tag’s signals are encrypted, which should eliminate the threat of a miscreant hanging around and capturing and cracking the tag. As for the hologram, it’s supposedly… Read More

  • Video: iPod touch ad set to make Brendon Benson famous

    Apple’s admen have chosen Brendon Benson as the next artist to become famous because of one of its commercials. The latest iPod touch ad, which aired last night during “American Idol,” features Benson’s song “What I’m looking For.” Several iPods are pictured on a tabletop, each demonstrating a different feature of the player. I grabbed Yael… Read More

  • Speakers Selected for CTIA Wireless Educational Sessions

    The speakers for this year’s International CTIA Wireless 2008 Educational Sessions, which takes place in Las Vegas April 1-3, have been chosen. Approximately 175 speakers will lead discussions on this year’s topics. These sessions will address the most important issues facing wireless carriers, mobile device and infrastructure manufactures, content developers, media companies… Read More

  • Magnify.net Raises $1M for Video Discovery, Broadcasting

    New York-based Magnify.net has raised $1M in a Series A round involving Next Stage Capital, New York Angels, Rose Tech Ventures, Active Angel Investors, Ogden Capital, Gideon Gartner, and Chris Anderson. The company is also claiming to have attracted 30,000 publishers and over three million visitors per month. Each publisher on Magnify.net sets up a so-called channel where they can aggregate… Read More

  • Quintura Releases Site-Specific Search Cloud Widget

    Quintura, a site where you can search the internet with the assistance of a keyword cloud, is releasing a widget that brings the same search cloud to individual websites. Site owners can install the widget (shown below) and the search results will come only from their sites, or from a network of sites if they so choose. Search advertisements will show up in the cloud, and proceeds from… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Robot Vs Q*bert Edition

    Robot soldiers pose threat to human life
    Cool concept: ZEN computing, truly multitouch
    Inexpensive biometric door lock
    Hamster powered generator: It’s real
    It’s Wednesday, time to waste your employer’s money Read More

  • Fav.or.it launches beta to the invited crowd

    Fav.or.it, the RSS reader with integrated commenting (a story TCUK broke), has launched its beta, though you’ll still need an invite to get in while they scale up. With Fav.or.it you can make comments on blog posts from within its reader – no need to click into a browser to the original post. Disqus, the distributed commenting system, will be using the fav.or.it API. So if you… Read More

  • It Took 16 Months, But Google Relaunches Jotspot

    Google acquired hosted wiki service Jotspot in October 2006. The service immediately stopped taking new users, although existing users were supported. Now, nearly sixteen months later, Jotspot has been relaunched under the Google Apps team, as Google Sites. Google Sites looks absolutely nothing like Jotspot, other than the fact that both are hosted wikis. All of the structured data… Read More

  • LinkedIn Revamps Design, Adds Status Updates

    Thursday morning LinkedIn will roll out a new site-wide design featuring a tab-less header and a persistent left column with personal, account-related options. LinkedIn is also adding status updates with which users can broadcast their current activities (professional or otherwise) to their connections and/or networks. Just as when the company added portraits, these updates feel like an attempt… Read More

  • Google Docs Gets A Visual Overhaul, Now More Office Like

    Google has quietly updated the look of Google Docs, offering a more Microsoft Office (pre 2007) like interface. First spotted by Philipp Lenssen, the changes aren’t huge, but visually they’re pleasing. Gone is the Google Docs blue background toolbar with its unique layout. In its place is a grey toolbar that will be immediately familiar to users of other offline and online… Read More

  • Quarterlife Might Not Have A Long Life On NBC

    Quarterlife, the made for MySpace TV show that became the first internet show picked up by a TV network has bombed. According to Nielsen Ratings for Tuesday night, Quarterlife managed only 3.86 million viewers for its 10pm debut on NBC, compared to the fan resurrected but short second season of Jericho with 6.9 million viewers and Primetime: What Would You Do Now? with 7.6 million… Read More

  • Akimbo Reinvents Itself Again, Takes More Money

    Online video provider Akimbo has reinvented itself again as a white label video service provider and has taken a new round of funding. Akimbo’s new white label video solution includes an advertising system and “supports multiple business models including ad-supported, transactional, subscription, download-to-own, download-to-burn, pay-per-minute, gift cards and account… Read More

  • NEC's 52- by .7-inch HDTV in droolworthy

    [photopress:LCD5220_NEC1.jpg,full,center] At only .7-inches thick, this 52-inch 1080p HDTV from NEC is hotness in a thin bezel. It’s not for the livingroom, but for boardrooms or train station walls as digital signage. It’s a pro-level monitor, even though it’s contrast ration is only 2000:1. But you’re not paying for the technology, you’re paying for the thin… Read More

  • We're Sorting Through Some Crazy Google/Yahoo Rumors

    Google is continuing to try to disrupt Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo, and, we’ve heard, may even be considering a bid to acquire a significant chunk of Yahoo’s stock (keep reading though, we’re calling this a long shot at best). Google clearly wants to see the status quo continue in the search space, and would rather fight a fragmented market than a single, stronger… Read More

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