• Granny smashes Comcast equipment with claw hammer

    Being a former Comcast customer, I can understand how one could get angry at the company for providing mediocre service. But being angry doesn’t even compare to what 75-year-old Mona Shaw did. When Comcast didn’t show up to install the Triple Play package in her home (Cable, VoIP, Internet), she scheduled another appointment. The second time, the installation team didn’t… Read More

  • Surprise Surprise: Xbox 360 outsells Wii in September

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but somehow, the Xbox 360 outsold the infamous Nintendo Wii for the month of September. Seeking Alpha reports that 527,800 Xbox 360 consoles were sold during September, compared to the Wii’s 501,000. Meanwhile, everyone’s favorite console, the Playstation 3, took a slight slump in sales, turning out only 119,800 units for the… Read More

  • Joost Coming To The Browser?

    Joost CEO Mike Volpi just suggested on stage at Web 2.0 that Joost is working on a browser-based version of its peer-to-peer Internet TV service. “At some point, when we can deliver the quality that Joost is known for, we will deliver an in-browser experience,” he told the audience here. I got up and asked him if he faces any legacy issues, since Joost is based on a… Read More

  • Ballmer: Microsoft is a three year old basketball player

    Oh Ballmie. You so crazy. I love following your antics, especially when it comes to Google. Don’t ever change, kay? Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer recently referred to his company as a three year old child playing basketball against a 12-year old (Google). The three year old is named Johnny. Read More

  • InterviewUp Wants to Make Interviews Less Painful

    InterviewUp is following in Yahoo Answers’ very successful footsteps on Monday by officially launching a site where users can share questions and answers with one another. While Yahoo Answers appeals to people who are itching to ask all types of questions – and others who inexplicably have the time and desire to answer those questions – InterviewUp focuses on the niche of… Read More

  • Mr. Murdoch, Take Down This (Other) Wall!

    On Wednesday night at the Web 2.0 Summit, when Rupert Murdoch and Chris DeWolfe were on stage announcing that MySpace is going to open up its innards to developers and try to seriously compete plataforma-a-plataforma with Facebook, you’d think there would have been cheers from the programmers audience. And there were. Except there was at least one, very loud, very forceful attendee who… Read More

  • Drobo's bastard, toaster cousin

    Imagine that you had a toaster. Now imagine that toaster is a USB-based dock that allows any user to plug a laptop or desktop hard drive into it like a piece of toast and mount it on their PC or Mac. That’s just what the SATA HDD Stage Rack does. Have an extra drive lying around? Maybe six or seven? This is just what you need. Forget swapping USB cables all the time between external drives. Read More

  • Hello Kitty AK-47

    Standard issue in any young girl’s arsenal. This $1000 custom-made AK-47 assault rifle has a hand-crocheted stock and a hot pink paint-job. Terrorists in Badtz Maru outfits not included. Hello Kitty assault rifle [Boing Boing] Read More

  • Pelican debuts PS3 Controller Charging Station

    Want your other controllers charged while you sit there, playing NBA Live ’08? Of course you do. So in a few weeks, you may want to give Pelican’s Controller Charging Station a whirl. In a modern, tiered design, this station can charge up to four PS3 controllers via mini USB. Only two can be held in midair though. There’s two USB ports on the side in case you want to charge… Read More

  • Not a Halo 3 post

    Shockingly, this post is not about Halo 3. Instead, I’d like to bring to your attention a Killzone action figure that pays attention to details. Modeled after the Helghast from the game, this one-of-a-kind model comes from custom crafter Jim Saotome. And in case you were wondering, yes, those eyes light up. Personally I think the Helghast could kick Master Chief’s ass any day of… Read More

  • UMass to students: don't be a pirate arrrrrr else

    They say early detection is the best form of prevention, so best, um, detect your hard drive for ILLEGAL MUSIC FILES because, you know, with every illicit MP3 you download, you endanger Western Civilization. Looks like UMass is being proactive in warning its students not to fall victim to an RIAA lawsuit. This comes via Fake Steve, who makes a good point: if the “authorities” want… Read More

  • Crunch Network


    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. Nintendo is officially ending NES support Jake I’m not too bothered about these niche consoles, as long as they’re still supporting my VirtualBoy®. Read More

  • Dash Wants To Bring Web Mashups To Your Car

    Map mashups may be one of the coolest things on the Web, but they would be even cooler in your car. Dash Navigation is announcing today that it will make possible exactly such vehicular mashups (the Web kind, not the actual kind). Dash is developing a GPS navigation system for cars that will go on sale early next year. The device will collects data about traffic conditions from all other… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Racing Stripes Edition

    Virtual Affection: The Hug Shirt
    Adobe to drop desktop apps, move entirely online-based within the decade
    To promote PGR, Microsoft backs Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton
    Re: Giant genitals on Motorola phones Read More

  • Flock 1.0 Beta Released: Surprisingly Very Good

    Flock 1.0 beta has been released for public download and is available here (at the time of writing it’s not shown on the front page). The new version of Flock, the first full release was first demonstrated at the TechCrunch 40 conference in September. The new version builds on previous Flock versions by offering a variety of social networking tie-ins. I’ve been hard on Flock in… Read More

  • Twine Launches A Smarter Way To Organize Your Online Life

    Radar Networks, the not-so-secret stealth startup, is finally unveiling its site, dubbed Twine. Twine is targeted straight at groupware and knowledge-management apps that have mostly been confined to enterprise installations, and opening that up to a broader base of consumers. The startup has raised $5 million from Paul Allen, Peter Rip, Ron Conway in April, 2006, and has done work for… Read More

  • Flickr To Launch New Geotagging and Places Pages

    When I heard that Flickr was making announcements this evening, I assumed it was the long awaited integration of video into the service. That isn’t happening (it will soon, though), but they are making significant upgrades soon around geotagging and a new area of the site will launch called “Places Pages.” GeoTagging Updates Flickr first launched geotagging for photos a year… Read More

  • Dispatch From the Web 2.0 Launch Pad

    Today’ Web 2.0 Summit ended with a Launch Pad session where six startups each got six minutes to pitch their companies to the crowd and a panel of venture capitalists. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of each with my initial impressions (For a more thorough take on these startups from a real venture capitalist, read Christine Herron’s post): CleverSet—Best of Show went to… Read More

  • AT&T quietly launches Sierra 881 3G PCMCIA card

    We absolutely love 3G and how it’s rolling out right now. AT&T loves 3G, too. So much, in fact, that its giving away its brand new Sierra Wireless 881 card for free (after shifty rebate) when you sign-up for a two-year soul-sucking contract at $59.99 a month (for unlimited data, $29.99 for 10MB or less). Now, we’ve used AT&T’s HSDPA network and got download speeds… Read More

  • Google Reports Impressive 46% Jump in Q3 Profit

    The Google train keeps on rolling. After seeing its stock rise above $600 per share not even two weeks ago, Google has exceeded forecasts by earning a profit of $1.07 billion in the third quarter of 2007, a 46% increase over the $733.3 million it earned during the same period in 2006. Sales have risen 57% to $4.23 billion. The company is attributing the overall rise to the increasing… Read More

Recent Funding Data by CrunchBase profile

All recent fundings