• Pageflakes Acquired By Live Universe

    Pageflakes, an Ajax home page service that originally launched in Germany in late 2005, has been acquired by Los Angeles based Live Universe, sources tell us. The deal has not yet been announced, and both Live Universe and Pageflakes refuse to comment. Pageflakes raised a high profile round of funding in May 2006 from Benchmark Europe (renamed Balderton Capital). Balderton has continued to… Read More

  • More Details On The Google-Salesforce "Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend" Alliance

    On Monday, Google and Salesforce are officially announcing the complete integration of Google Apps (Docs, Calendar, Gmail, and Gtalk) and Salesforce’s online enterprise apps. TechCrunch broke the story last week. Now we have some more details. Google Apps will get exposure to Salesforce’s one million paying business subscribers, and Salesforce in turn will become more attractive… Read More

  • BuddyTV Raises $6 Million From Madrona Venture Group

    BuddyTV, home to one of the web’s largest television-oriented communities, has raised $6 million in Series B funding from Madrona Venture Group. This round brings BuddyTV’s total funding to over $9 million. BuddyTV aims to provide a comprehensive resource and community for television fans, serving up daily editorials, interviews, and discussions. Other features include a… Read More

  • A holodeck it's not – but this cheap, depth-sensing camera has potential

    Although this video mainly convinces me never, ever to try getting into Second Life again, the glimpses you get of the actual technology behind this depth-aware webcam are pretty compelling. I think the accuracy and responsiveness need some improvement before it’s ready for mass consumption, but this isn’t meant to be a finished product, simply a demonstration of basic… Read More

  • Tetris – The Movie. Are you ready to BLOCK?

    Finally, the greatest game of all time comes to the silver screen. I’m so ready for this. The sad part is I’d probably watch this movie if it came out — it’s like Robot Jox with blocks. Robot Blox! Watch the trailer here.
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  • YouTorrent On The Market, Switches To Legal Torrents

    YouTorrent, the bittorrent meta search engine we wrote about in January, is on the market and has switched to legal torrents only. TorrentFreak reports that “YouTorrent’s selling points are the great interface, an ad-less design, and its ability to search most of the bigger BitTorrent sites” and since launching in January has grown to a remarkable 10 million uniques per… Read More

  • Howard/Baines launches FriendFeed application

    AlertThingy, the Adobe AIR desktop application for FriendFeed that TechCrunch previewed last month, has just launched. It was created by UK strategy/development house Howard/Baines, better known for building the platform for the ill-fated BlogNation, and corporate sites for the likes of Faber Music and Reuters. TechCrunch US has the story on AlertThingy, one of the first applications built on… Read More

  • Another purported video of the "GTA IV" intro

    This could be the real deal, but then again, others thought this was the real deal, too. Read More

  • Blockbuster offers Blu-Ray

    Blockbuster (you remember them, right?) has announced that it plans to make Blu-ray disks available for rent in almost all of their stores in the US and Canada. That’s about 5,000 stores, up from a previous 1,700 stores. In addition to offering Blu-ray in stores, Blockbuster has begun to let subscribers of their by-mail rental service choose a preference of Blu-ray disk over standard DVD. Read More

  • Transformers All Spark-style USB hub

    If you loved the (most recent) Transformers Movie, now’s your chance to show it. Buy a huge cube designed to look like the artifact from the movie. It’s got four USB slots and when you plug in a device, the cube will say some Transformers-related line like “We must protect the All Spark!” or “Bah weep granah weep ninnibon!” — well, maybe not that… Read More

  • More public mobile Wi-Fi rollin' out

    An informal survey by the American Public Transport Association has shown an increase in public Wi-Fi on commuter buses in over 20 cities. Cities offering Wi-Fi now include San Francisco, Austin, and Boston, among others. However, there are still many cities that have yet to jump on to the public Wi-Fi bandwagon. The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Transit Authority has said that it has no plans… Read More

  • Lot of slightly used US Military F-14 components NO RESERVE!

    It seems a bunch of current military gear is showing up for illicit sale online. I’m not really surprised, given how shoddy the military’s bookkeeping is. Investigators found F-14 parts as well as hazardous materials suits and accessories for sale on eBay and Craigslist. I don’t think Craig would approve. They guess the stuff was stolen from the Defense Department, but it… Read More

  • Noob.com: What is Midway up to?

    Remember last month I informed you all that a new “Mortal Kombat” title was coming? Well, I think something big is going to be announced on April 17th a 3PM EST. Why? Because Midway has registered noob dot com and I’m led to believe that something MK-ish will come of it. Why else would the dragon be the dot? Read More

  • French Instant Messaging Startup Iminent Gets €2.4m Series B

    Paris, France-based Iminent raised a €2.4 million second round of financing this month from I-Source Gestion and previous investor 360º Capital Partners. They’ve raised a total of €5.4 million to date – their first round was closed a year ago. The company offers a Windows-only download that enhances the instant messaging experience with extravagant emoticons and video… Read More

  • GrandCentral Offline: If You Wanna Be A Phone Company, You Can't Go Dead

    GrandCentral, Google’s $50 million phone company, has been down all morning (see overview of service here). And that means every single user who has started using their GrandCentral phone number isn’t able to receive any calls. Users are complaining on Twitter, and I’ve confirmed this as well by simply calling friends who use the service. Calls will not go… Read More

  • AlertThingy, The FriendFeed Desktop Application, Launches

    AlertThingy, the Adobe AIR desktop application for FriendFeed that we previewed last month, has just launched. It is one of the first applications built on the new FriendFeed API. The application allows users to see the data stream from people they follow on FriendFeed, and post new messages directly to the service. Users can also comment on posted items, and bookmark them. And possibly the… Read More

  • Asus adds HD tuner support to Eee PC

    Asus provided their tiny Eee PC with 3 USB 2.0 ports in order to make it on par with most other notebooks on the market, however it has been lacking in support for many popular peripherals such as TV tuners. It now seems that Asus is updating the Linux drivers for it’s My Cinema U3100 Mini DVB-T and DMB-TH tuners. Preliminary testing shows that the driver and software work well, but… Read More

  • Rocketboom Founder Puts His Twitter Account On Sale

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2F825147&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erocketboom%2Ecom&brandname=Rocketboom&showsharebutton=true&showguidebutton=false&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf How much is a Twitter account with nearly 1,500 followers worth? Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron… Read More

  • Skull-A-Day invades Etch-A-Sketch

    Noah over at Skull-A-Day posted pictures of his latest work on an Etch-A-Sketch and it looks fantastic. For those not in the know, Noah is creating a skull out of whatever he can find every day for an entire year. Sadly, he’s almost finished as he is on #313. Read More

  • WTF: Amazon Tax coming to NY

    Well, isn’t this some muthafricking bullhockey. The NY legislators approved a statewide sales tax last week that requires online retailers to collect tax for purchases shipped to the state. That includes online retailers that have no physical existence in the state. NY Governor David Paterson is expected to sign off on this. “This is a first step — but a critical one —… Read More

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