• Daily Crunch: Mutiny Edition

    Woot Joins The Social, Gets Beaten Up
    Meizu M8 GUI Screenshots: What Chinese Piracy Problem?
    Piracy Costs Industry $5 Trillion, May Have Killed Grandmothers, Kittens, the Unborn
    The AudioFile: Apple Is the New Sony
    Film vs. Digital: Are We Really Still Discussing This? Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    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. MacBook Rumors: We Told You So! Scott One time out of 25, your rumor-mongering turned out to have some basis in fact, and you brag? Christ…. Read More

  • PSP Winning Console Wars In Japan

    Surprisingly the PSP is pushing more units right now than any other console on the Japanese market. That includes the Ps3, Xbox360, and Wii. The new figures were apparently inspired by the latest iteration of Final Fantasy for the system, and everyone knows that the key to the hearts and pockets of Asian consumers is a damn good RPG. There’s no telling how long this will last but… Read More

  • Possibly The Coolest Facebook Application To Date

    TechCrunch UK has the details on quite possibly the coolest Facebook application to date: a customizable version of the famous music video of Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues (original video embedded below). You enter in the text that Dylan scrolls through in the video by filling in ten boxes. The video, with your custom text, then appears on your Facebook profile. What’s… Read More

  • Helio Gets A $270 Million Shot In The Arm

    Until recently, Korea’s SK Telecom had been going halvsies with Earthlink on the popular Helio MVNO mobile service but recently increased its stake in the company thanks to a $270 million injection of additional working capital. Earthlink declined to match SK’s investment but remains content that "Helio will be able to move forward with its innovative business plan."… Read More

  • RingCentral Raises $12 Million From Khosla And Sequoia

    RingCentral provides phone system integration and utilities to a traditionally under-served category, small to medium sized businesses. Similar to GrandCentral, RingCentral (founded in 1998) uses a virtual number to offer more services to their users existing mobile, fax, and landlines. RingCentral numbers can feature an auto-attendant, multiple extensions, call forwarding, voicemail… Read More

  • Blaupunkt Memory Card Car Stereo Nixes CDs

    I can count the number of times I’ve used my car’s CD player on one hand (it’s five or less) so it comes as great comfort to me to see the above device available for $150. If my stereo ever kicks the bucket, I’d be quite happy switching to an all-memory card format. Read More

  • Arrested Circuit City Guy Claims Success, Settles With City

    The guy who was arrested at a Circuit City because he refused to show his driver’s license to a police officer (because he refused to show his receipt to the front door goon) successfully fought City Hall. That is to say, in order to save itself from the headaches of a civil suit, the city of Brooklyn, Ohio worked out a settlement. Michael Righi was arrested two weeks ago because… Read More

  • Tech and mobile events of note

    It’s highly arrogant. Utterly selective. And slightly random. We present for your enjoyment our selection of the best web and mobile events coming up in the UK and Ireland (with the odd wild-card thrown in here and there). To flag up your event for consideration, just get in contact.
    Tuesday, September 25
    Mobile Transactions Forum 2007
    A 1 day event for payment companies, retailers… Read More

  • Apple Plays Hardball When It Comes To Servicing Hacked iPhone

    All you 1337 kids who hacked your iPhone, be it by installing unsupported third-party apps or going “all the way” and rocking a T-Mobile SIM card, be warned—Apple may not play nice if the phone runs into problems. As the story goes, a guy hacked his iPhone so that it worked on T-Mobile, then started experiencing camera problems. When he went to an Apple store to have it… Read More

  • Interview With Acer President Gianfranco Lanci

    Gianfranco Lanci is Acer’s softspoken, yet eloquent leader. Well, softspoken except for the whole Vista thing but he just said what we were all thinking.  He’s a man who gives the impression, albeit subtly, that if he were playing a game of Hearts against the likes of Dell, HP, and Lenovo, he’d be the guy quietly shooting the moon, calculated risks and all. I had the… Read More

  • Get Bob Dylan to read out your message on Facebook

    UK Facebook application specialists Techlightenment have won the account to create an application for one of the legends of modern music: Bob Dylan. The application was created for Bob Dylan’s forthcoming single and his recent album for SonyBMG. Users fill out ten boxes with words they want Bob to read out on his boards during one of his most famous tracks, Subterranean Homesick Blues. Read More

  • New Phone Charging Standard To Use Micro USB

    This time next year, a lot of consumers will have less of a headache when they get a new cellphone. The Open Mobile Terminal Platform group has set a new standard for charging mobile phones and most of the big names are on board. Sony-Ericsson, Nokia, LG, Samsung and Motorola (no Kyocera or RIM?) will all be implementing Micro USB charging into future phones. BoingBoing has details on the… Read More

  • Google To "Out Open" Facebook On November 5

    Yesterday a select group of fifteen or so industry luminaries attended a highly confidential meeting at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View to discuss the company’s upcoming plans to address the “Facebook issue.” The meeting was so secret that all attendees had to sign confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements strictly forbidding them from discussing what was… Read More

  • MySpace News Is Stealing Your Search Results

    We’ve wondered previously who was going to use MySpace News (if ever), and now we’ve found the traffic source: Google. Framed pages of blogs and news sites, complete with MySpace News branding and MySpace URL, are being indexed by Google as original content, stealing search engine placement and direct links from content creators. A search of Google found thousands of MySpace News… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Ad Campaign Ruins Girl's Life

    Becoming a Web celeb is a very easy thing to achieve these days. Just look at the he/she/it cried and cried about Britney after the VMAs. Obviously he/she/it knew it would garner some attention and he/she/it took full advantage. In some instances you can grab a lot unwanted attention because someone else thinks it’s funny and finds a way to exploit you. Alison Chang’s case… Read More

  • Caring.com Gets $6 Million To Help With Your Parents' Elder Years

    Caring.com, a website community about elderly care, just announced a $6 million Series A round of financing from DCM and Split Rock Partners. It’s yet another one of the subject-specific knowledge communities to pop up over the last year. The site, as you can guess, is about caring for your parents in their “Golden Years”. It provides articles about dealing with your… Read More

  • Microsoft Turns Tafiti into a Halo 3 Ad; Too Bad Few Will See It

    Exactly a month ago we reported on Microsoft’s new experimental, Silverlight-based search site named Tafiti. Our verdict then: it’s visually attractive but not functional enough to make many people use it on a daily basis. Well, Microsoft hasn’t been doing much to change that opinion. But they have been making it even prettier (if you consider well-rendered Master Chiefs… Read More

  • Vodafone in mobile web storm

    An almighty row is breaking out between Vodafone and mobile startups, who claim the giant is hobbling the mobile web for its own gain. The chorus of disapproval is being lead in the main by Luca Passani (pictured), the architect behind an open source mobile project known as WURFL. In a long public statement written yesterday, he – and four other leading mobile web players who have backed… Read More

  • Earthlink Pulling Back From Helio, SK Telecom To Invest An Additional $270 Million

    Earthlink is stepping back from its investment in Helio, stating that they will not be putting any more money into the company. At the same time, Earthlink’s joint venture partner in Helio, SK Telecom, has invested an additional $270 million and will likely take a majority share holding. According to an Infoworld report, Helio is expected to lose between $340 million and $360 million… Read More

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