• Google Books: Embed Book Clips Into Websites

    Google Books released a useful new tool this morning – the ability to embed parts of public domain books directly into other websites and/or Google Notebook. The clip from the image above is embedded below. You can choose an image or text embed (both are below). It’s useful for bloggers who want to discuss a certain passage of a book, although taking a screen shot and uploading it… Read More

  • Zoho's Business Suite Taking on Google Apps

    Zoho has been a busy company. Over the past two years they’ve launched 12 applications along with 4 utilities, nearly all with APIs. Last October Zoho tied these programs together for individuals with a single sign-on feature. Today they’re releasing a similar bundling for businesses that takes on Google’s own business productivity suite. The new release is called Zoho… Read More

  • Mobile Game News: EA Mobile SCRABBLE F-U-N; Konami Receives Excellence Awards; Hudson Takes the Field; CelluFun Back in the Casino

    This week’s mobile gaming news has E-A M-O-B-I-L-E making a big score with SCRABBLE, which is now available for download in North America and Europe. The EA Mobile version is officially licensed from Hasbro, Inc., and brings the classic board game of wordplay to the mobile phone with simple controls and challenges for all skill levels. “”SCRABBLE is one of the world’s… Read More

  • Amazon & Google To Enter eBook Business

    The New York Times is reporting that both Amazon and Google are entering the eBook business this year, joining Sony and others who already have products (the image to the right is Sony’s Reader). The new Amazon product and service will be called The Kindle and will compete directly with Sony. Google will begin charging users to read the full text of some of the books they have… Read More

  • Something Going On At Twitter?

    At first I thought it was just another Twitter outage, and then (after a couple of hours of Twitterrific not working) I tried connecting to Twitter directly: There isn’t a page on Twitter (including their blog) that can be accessed as I write this (3:30am PST Thursday). It may just be sugar coating on yet another period of downtime; an alternative to the Twitter downtime bird that… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Desert Vision Edition

    World’s First Spaceport In The Works
    The Junior Gym
    Terminator 2 Goggles From Russian Artists
    Hands On With The iPod Touch, Nano, Classic
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  • Nokia Marketing Team Reaches Out To Angry iPhone Users

    Nokia’s marketing department did some quick thinking yesterday. They’re targeting iPhone users who are angry about the fact that they paid $200 more for their phone than they would have if they waited. They’ve taken out ads on Google that suggest users check out Nokia’s new Mosh mobile social network. The ads, which appear for searches on “iphone price… 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. Read More

  • Eye Candy + Google = Groovle

    Ontario based Groovle has a such a simple business model, it’s worthy of asking “why didn’t I think of that?” Groove uses Google Custom search in conjunction with picture hosting to offer custom Google search pages. Users have two options in terms of how a Groovle page looks; they can either select from a list of preexisting pages or upload their own picture. Groovle… Read More

  • Google Adds Search To Google Reader

    The most popular online RSS reader (depending on what stats you believe) just got better. Google has announced that Google Reader now has search. The search box is located directly above the reading panel to the right of the Google Reader logo. Users can search all subscribed feeds or search by category/ tag. Google Readers biggest competitor Bloglines recently released a completely new… Read More

  • The Cavalcade of iPods

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf As many have been saying — lots of selection, no clear winner. This is probably a calculated move on Apple’s part but they’re really zeroing in on some sort of sweet spot device, which could be the Touch if the iPhone hadn’t stolen its thunder. I just pulled the trigger on an 8GB… Read More

  • Lulu To Hulu: Cease And Desist

    Online self publishing company Lulu has filed suit against the NBC/ News Corp joint venture Hulu for trademark infringement, unfair and deceptive trade practices and for federal cyberpiracy. Lulu alleges that Hulu have intentionally attempted to create confusion in the marketplace in that the name Hulu represents a definitive encroachment on Lulu’s name. Lulu also claims Hulu’s… Read More

  • iPod Touch Tour

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  • HP Launches Some Stuff, Some Kind of PC, Some Phones

    Something HP launched. It might be a phone or it might be some kind of shaver. Ummm…. yeah so HP launched some stuff. Like the Blackbird 002. And like some other stuff like a phone with in iPod wheel and like some laptops… what’s that? iPod Touch. Yeah. Not now. Ummm… so it has a touchscreen? Wow. Ummm… some laptops and the Blackbird which is like a $2500 gaming PC. Read More

  • Details About The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store

    The ability to download songs via iTunes directly to your iPod is something that’s long overdue. It’s also the one feature, among many, that really sets the iPod waaaaay out in front of the competition. Sure, devices like Sandisk’s Sansa Connect and the MusicGremlin have had a similar feature for some time now, but the iTunes + iPod connection will likely make previous… Read More

  • More Details On The Starbucks-Apple Deal

    More on the Starbucks-Apple deal, straight from whoever writes Apple’s press releases. Most of the info hastily typed during Sir Jobs’ keynote is spot-on: Users with an iPod or iPod Touch will be able to walk into participating Starbucks—New York and Seattle Starbucks bat first starting in October followed by San Francisco ones in November (other cities will get their chance… Read More

  • More Competition For IPTV: HP Launching Next.TV

    Hewlett Packard has announced a deal to ship a P2P IPTV system with their notbooks (notably the Presario and Pavillion models) beginning in late September. It will also be available as a system update for exiting HP Vista computers. The system is called Next.tv and powered by Dave Networks, a white label IPTV provider. For the launch, Next.tv will feature content from CBS, Freemantle, and Endemol. Read More

  • iPod Touch Is Not The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    So… new iPod… pretty cool, pretty cool. Except, despite what the fanboys will tell you, it ain’t perfect. Nope. Far from it. What do I mean? Yeah, what do I mean? John? Anyone? Read More

  • Nokia Pulls A Funny

    MOSH is basically Nokia’s user-generated content for mobile devices — by registering, you can upload and get free ringtones, videos, images, applications and games for pretty much any device (not just Nokia’s). Check it out. In order to hammer home the point that any phone is welcome, Nokia’s taking out cheeky Google search ads targeting the recent iPhone price drop. Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Keynote Talks: Marc Andreessen, David Filo, Chad Hurley, Michael Moritz and Mark Zuckerberg

    It’s just two weeks until TechCrunch40 kicks off on September 17 in San Francisco. Last week we announced that we’ve doubled the number of presenting companies from 20 to 40. And today we’ve announced the two keynote sessions to be held at the conference, in addition to the 40 new products (see our partner Jason Calacanis’ blog post about this here). The first… Read More

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