• You'll Have To Buy iPod Games Again To Play Them On New iPods

    What’s that? Oh, nothing—just the sound of Apple screwing its customers. Anyone who bought a game for the iPod prior to the PMP’s re-launch two weeks ago will have to re-buy those very same games because, as Apple told iLouge, the games were “reformated” for the new iPods. Jeez, Apple, you must have a thing for stickin’ it to your most loyal… Read More

  • Mobile Audience Composition from M:Metrics and Admob

    M:Metrics, a mobile media measurement firm, and Admob, the largest mobile advertising firm, released a study today on audience composition for mobile advertising. Research shows that mobile advertising reaches the lucrative and elusive media consumer ages 18-34. This age group makes up 65% of respondents on the AdMob publisher network. The research shows that AdMob’s mobile network… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Out of One's Element Edition

    UK iPhone Onslaught: All the Deets
    Triops Digital Camera: Go Ahead, Throw It Into The Air For Unique Photos
    Liquor.com: Five Dollars, Why I Oughta!
    Kerpoof: You Know, For Kids
    BioShock Gets Etch-A-Sketched Read More

  • Bell&Ross BR02 Instrument Diver

    Bell&Ross, makers of “that big watch with the huge face that looks really cool” just launched the BR02 Instrument Diver, a 1000m diver with helium escape valve that looks like it belongs on a submarine. The Instrument line has traditionally focused on aviation-themed pieces, so this is a major departure. The pips and hands are covered in lume and there is a date window and… Read More

  • Mint Wins TechCrunch40 Top Company Award; Takes $50,000 Prize

    Jason Calacanis just announced that Mint was chosen as the best presenting company at TechCrunch40. The provider of an impressive personal finance application will receive $50,000 as part of the award. Mint presented its application this morning during Session 5, which was entitled “Productivity and Web Applications”. See our coverage of that session here. Mint is a personal… Read More

  • VholdR: Film Your Worst Ideas

    The VholdR is basically a really sweet looking helmet cam whose sturdy aluminum body will make sure the camera survives even if you don’t. It mounts on your helmet any way you want via their attachment system, and features a special rotating lens which takes all the guesswork out of getting a good angle. The camera comes packaged with a free software suite that includes library… Read More

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' Coming To The Wii

    I keed, I keed. I’ll be buying this one along with everybody else who wondered how long it’d take before the Wii-mote got turned into a light saber. Well it looks like the answer is "Spring 2008". Aside from flailing your melee arm about all namby pamby, the nunchuck will allow players to "torment foes with their Force powers." You’ll play the part of… Read More

  • IBM Announces Free Lotus-based 'Office' Alternative

    Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Google announcement, IBM has announced that it’ll be offering "Lotus Symphony" on its website as a free download. The software will contain programs similar to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, albeit with fewer advanced features. Read More

  • SEOMoz Takes $1.25 Million Series A

    Internet marketing and search optimization company SEOMoz has taken $1.25 million in Series A funding from Ingnition Partners. SEOMoz offers a variety of web focused services, although is probably best known for their blog of the same name. CEO and Editor Rand Fishkin said in a post that the money is going to be used to improve the quality of the services SEOMoz provide, the quality of the… Read More

  • XRT3D: Holy Crap

    Now here’s a great little product. It’s called XTreme Reality 3D and it’s a piece of software that works with your webcam to let you control applications and games with your hand in real space. You simple wave your hand in front of a webcam to zoom in, zoom out, and pan through screens, maps, and games. Think of the Wii but without the batons and you’ve got the idea. Read More

  • TC40 Panel Discussion: Exit Strategies

    After this mornings panel focused on getting funded, the last panel discussion for TC40 focuses on the other end of the startup cycle: exit strategies. TechCrunch’s Heather Harde is moderating and is joined by Michael Montgomery (Montgomery & Co.), Craig Walker (GrandCentral/Google), Raj Kapoor (Mayfield), Ted Wang (Fenwick), Michael Marquez (CBS) and Evan Williams (Obvious and… Read More

  • Liquor.com: Five Dollars, Why I Oughta!

    Don’t click through yet, friends, but Liquor.com has a site in the works that will let you pop over, order a few dozen bottles of Smirnoff, and drink up in honor of your shattered dreams, gimlet-eyed lovers, and failures as a human. The site will be one of the first to be able to legally deliver hard booze to 39 states and it even offers a recommendation engine — great for parties… Read More

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    CrunchArcade: Halo 3, The Millenial Star Wars

    It is less than a week until the arrival of Halo 3, the final part of the epic space trilogy and showdown between the Master Chief and the alien Covenant, and Microsoft has announced that more than 10,000 retailers in the United States will be opening their doors at midnight. This past summer at the Electronic Entertainment Expo then Microsoft Game Studio VP Peter Moore called the… Read More

  • Kaltura Wins Spot as 40th Company at TechCrunch40

    Brooklyn-based Kaltura has earned the honor to present as the 40th company in this year’s TechCrunch40 conference, beating next generation forums provider Tangler by a handful of votes. The company, which has been demoing in our DemoPit all of today, received the most poker chips of any company in the pit over the past two days. Conference attendees were given two chips – one to… Read More

  • Fat Nano Brings Fat Margins

    BusinessWeek.com is running an article that breaks down how much all the parts inside the iPod nano end up costing and says that, "despite the addition of a video screen, the new nanos boast the widest margins yet for the line." Read More

  • Hands-on With Sony's V1000 Blu-ray Home Entertainment Center

    Good afternoon, everyone. I just spent a bit of time with Sony’s home entertainment server, the HES-V1000. It’s been pretty hard for me to give Sony any sort of praise lately, but some hands-on time with the V1000 is starting to change my opinion. Seriously, though, who doesn’t want a 200-disc, 500GB, Blu-ray home server? From a design standpoint, the V1000 is gorgeous and… Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages

    We’re live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40. Click Refresh to view. FlowPlay FlowPlay is a virtual world community built around browser-based casual games. Users play casual games as their own created anime-like avatar, earning virtual goods for their character including clothing, refrigerators and other virtual store items. Read More

  • Remember: Enter to Win an Unlocked 8GB iPhone

    In honor of the UK iPhone launch, we’re giving away a free unlocked iPhone. Do it! Do it now! Entry Info Read More

  • Microsoft, Sprint Launch Location-based Local Search

    The partnership that Sprint and Microsoft inked towards the end of the year has finally yielded some worthwhile buzz. Starting today Sprint customers who use Live Search on their mobile will get local results via cell tower triangulation instead of GPS. Either way you’re getting search results in a timely manner without wasting time inputting your zip code. Sprint customers who own a… Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Session 7: Rich Media & Mash Ups

    We’re live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40. Click Refresh to view. XRT3D XTR3D develops software that lets users interact with computers and gaming consoles using 3D human motions. Their real-time software analyzes 3D human motions using only one simple web cam. It will allow users to play games and interact in… Read More

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