• The New Multiply 3.0 vs. Vox

    Privacy-centric multimedia social networking service Multiply is releasing what it calls version 3.0 of its service tonight; Multiply targets users who are interested in sharing content with people they know in real life and exercising strong privacy controls. Privacy in social networking is the big selling point for SixApart’s newest service, Vox, as well. Vox is also strong on… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Aggreg8: Not Good

    File this in the “strange” category. An email tells us that Microsoft launched a new social network for IT professionals a couple of days ago called Aggreg8. The domain names aggreg8.com and aggreg8.net were sold by the previous owner just a couple of months ago for $5,000, and the existing RSS feed aggregator at that domain name has been moved to aggreg8.co.uk. The new service… Read More

  • CreateMyNet takes on business networking

    CreateMyNet is a social networking site aimed at small businesses, professional associations, trade associations and individuals. It’s currently in Alpha testing and the public Beta is – according to a press statement in October – due out this week. With the permission of its owners, TechCrunch UK secured a look at the Alpha version, and it is still very much in the early stages. Read More

  • TechCrunch New York in Four Days

    The TechCrunch New York Party is just a few days from now: this Thursday evening, November 16. Registrations are now completely closed, as is the waiting list. Adding anyone at this point means taking someone else off the list, so our hands are tied. There are still four passes available from event sponsor Conduit – download the CRUNCHbar toolbar and click on the “Win a… Read More

  • Lisensa To Help Bloggers License Content

    Top10Media, an active group of content companies (see coverage here), is launching a new copyright registration and management service for blogs called Lisensa on Monday. Lisensa is not helping bloggers find splogs and other copyright infringers (see Copyscape and the upcoming Sentinel for help in that area). Rather, like BlogBurst, Lisensa will help bloggers syndicate out their content, with… Read More

  • Seattle Zune Contest: We Have Winners!

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/or roll fun from Monday's events, a day we are now renaming Zuneday. OK, not really, but Cesar would looooooove that. Read More

  • vpod.tv to launch new video publishing service

    Paris and Madrid based startup vpod.tv will open its doors in the next few hours. We covered Vpod.tv back in May at Zaragoza Innovate conference while it was still is closed beta. vpod.tv is a new online video service, aiming to simplify the technical barriers to working with video online and to enable consumers and corporations to create their personal online and mobile TV channels. The… Read More

  • Zune Contests are Over, Thanks for Playing, Check your Mail

    OK Bucakroos, it’s high-Noon on Sunday, which means both of our contests to win Zunes (among other things) are officially over: the Seattle contest and the rest-of-the-country. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. In our book, you’re all winners. Except you, Ryan Stickney of Seattle, WA. While we do love creativity, the image above was not on the list of… Read More

  • Pleas for Zune Heat Up

    Since I announced our second Zune contest yesterday, I’ve gotten tons of pleas for the free Zune with Belkin Folio Kickstand Case. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve scratched my head in complete and utter confusion. Most importantly though, I feel I’ve gotten to know a lot of you much better and that means quite a lot to me. Nevertheless, you all have about 12 hours… Read More

  • Listen To Podcasts On Any Phone

    We’ve been testing two new services, Fonpods and Podlinez, that allow users to listen to podcasts directly from any telephone. Unlike existing service VoiceIndigo, which requires users to listen to podcasts on a cell phone through downloaded software, both of these services require nothing more than the ability to call a telephone number and listen.

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  • First Dash Contest Entrant

    Amazing. Our first entry in the Dash giveaway is from Jango Fett, who suggest that if I pick up a cellphone he’ll blast me. Thanks, dude. I feel much better now. Just to recap: I am not allowed to use a cellphone for one month. I need you to hop on your web cam and record a one minute video telling me to be strong. Or if you’re sadistic like Blake, feel free to taunt me with some… Read More

  • Seattle Readers! Show Us Love and You Could Win: A Zune! A Belkin Case! And Tickets for Secret Machines + Blonde Redhead! And Breakfast with Secret Machines!

    . But it’s only because we wanted you to savor the coolness we’ve got in store for you. So what is this coolness, you ask? Well as you may have gathered, it’s a contest, and a badassssss one at that. Since we love other bloggers, we’ve gotten together with Cesar over at Zune Insider to give two lucky Seattle residents the chance to win on Monday, November 13, a Zune and… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Dissected

    Yes, yes I know. It’s a travesty that anyone could bring oneself to rip a PS3 apart, but this destruction ended up being fruitful. If you manage to wrangle yourself a PS3, it appears the console can be dissected relatively easily. Some people who have embarked on this endeavor have had success with replacing the included hard drive for one with a higher capacity. One person in Japan… Read More

  • Open Platform for PlayStation 3

    We were browsing through the PlayStation 3 System Software User’s Guide when we stumbled upon a this page, which reads: PLAYSTATION┬«3 allows any desired third-party system software to be installed on it besides its system software provided by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Details will be posted on this site soon. This is an interesting addition. We all know the PS3 is one of the… Read More

  • Geek Out: Spider Man 3 Trailer

    http://www.ifilm.com/efp This is, of course, not tech (unless you count the wonderful CG), but I know this is a movie a lot of you are waiting for. So I give you, the Spider-Man 3 trailer. It looks pretty rad. Too bad there aren’t any Venom shots. Read More

  • The Future of Web Apps – registration open Monday

    The Future of Web Apps (UK), run by Carson Workshops, will open for registration this Monday. To avoid disappointment I would book early there are already around 100 people on Upcoming.org eager to register. This years confirmed speakers (so far) include: Mike Arrington – TechCrucnch Danny Rimer – Index Ventures Rasmus Lerdorf – Creator of PHP Werner Vogels – CTO… Read More

  • More secret Skype emoticons

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  • AMD 4×4 Platform Ain't Cheap

    At a company event in Munich, AMD finally released some information about its new 4×4 platform. Launching November 14, there will be three separate processors: The 2.6 GHz FX-72, 2.8GHz FX- 74 and 3.0GHz FX-76. AMD also talked about the price points of the new platform, stating that entry-level chips will be starting around $1000. It looks like the days of a high-end gaming PC selling… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Media Playback Problems

    While the rest of us have to camp out in the cold for a few days to get a PlayStation 3 next week, the hippies over at Gizmodo got their hands on a console and tested out its media playback compatibilities. Photo wise, it looks like PS3 can only do JPG files. Music wise, the PS3 can playback ATRAC, MP3, AAC, MPEG-4 and Sony’s own music format. Gizmodo had some trouble getting the PS3 to… Read More

  • Google Checkout Rolling Out Features and Waiving Fees

    Google seems to be pretty serious about their little PayPal killer, and is releasing a steady stream of new features that appear to be addressing merchant needs. This is a product that we’ve been using steadily since launch to bill event sponsors. It’s had some hiccups, particuarly around some overly aggressive fraud controls that cancelled a bunch of transactions, but overall… Read More