• Zune Contests are Over, Thanks for Playing, Check your Mail

    OK Bucakroos, it’s high-Noon on Sunday, which means both of our contests to win Zunes (among other things) are officially over: the Seattle contest and the rest-of-the-country. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. In our book, you’re all winners. Except you, Ryan Stickney of Seattle, WA. While we do love creativity, the image above was not on the list of… Read More

  • Pleas for Zune Heat Up

    Since I announced our second Zune contest yesterday, I’ve gotten tons of pleas for the free Zune with Belkin Folio Kickstand Case. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve scratched my head in complete and utter confusion. Most importantly though, I feel I’ve gotten to know a lot of you much better and that means quite a lot to me. Nevertheless, you all have about 12 hours… Read More

  • Listen To Podcasts On Any Phone

    We’ve been testing two new services, Fonpods and Podlinez, that allow users to listen to podcasts directly from any telephone. Unlike existing service VoiceIndigo, which requires users to listen to podcasts on a cell phone through downloaded software, both of these services require nothing more than the ability to call a telephone number and listen.

    Podlinez Podlinez is a dead… Read More

  • First Dash Contest Entrant

    Amazing. Our first entry in the Dash giveaway is from Jango Fett, who suggest that if I pick up a cellphone he’ll blast me. Thanks, dude. I feel much better now. Just to recap: I am not allowed to use a cellphone for one month. I need you to hop on your web cam and record a one minute video telling me to be strong. Or if you’re sadistic like Blake, feel free to taunt me with some… Read More

  • Seattle Readers! Show Us Love and You Could Win: A Zune! A Belkin Case! And Tickets for Secret Machines + Blonde Redhead! And Breakfast with Secret Machines!

    . But it’s only because we wanted you to savor the coolness we’ve got in store for you. So what is this coolness, you ask? Well as you may have gathered, it’s a contest, and a badassssss one at that. Since we love other bloggers, we’ve gotten together with Cesar over at Zune Insider to give two lucky Seattle residents the chance to win on Monday, November 13, a Zune and… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Dissected

    Yes, yes I know. It’s a travesty that anyone could bring oneself to rip a PS3 apart, but this destruction ended up being fruitful. If you manage to wrangle yourself a PS3, it appears the console can be dissected relatively easily. Some people who have embarked on this endeavor have had success with replacing the included hard drive for one with a higher capacity. One person in Japan… Read More

  • Open Platform for PlayStation 3

    We were browsing through the PlayStation 3 System Software User’s Guide when we stumbled upon a this page, which reads: PLAYSTATION®3 allows any desired third-party system software to be installed on it besides its system software provided by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Details will be posted on this site soon. This is an interesting addition. We all know the PS3 is one of the… Read More

  • Geek Out: Spider Man 3 Trailer

    http://www.ifilm.com/efp This is, of course, not tech (unless you count the wonderful CG), but I know this is a movie a lot of you are waiting for. So I give you, the Spider-Man 3 trailer. It looks pretty rad. Too bad there aren’t any Venom shots. Read More

  • The Future of Web Apps – registration open Monday

    The Future of Web Apps (UK), run by Carson Workshops, will open for registration this Monday. To avoid disappointment I would book early there are already around 100 people on Upcoming.org eager to register. This years confirmed speakers (so far) include: Mike Arrington – TechCrucnch Danny Rimer – Index Ventures Rasmus Lerdorf – Creator of PHP Werner Vogels – CTO… Read More

  • More secret Skype emoticons

    Read More

  • AMD 4×4 Platform Ain't Cheap

    At a company event in Munich, AMD finally released some information about its new 4×4 platform. Launching November 14, there will be three separate processors: The 2.6 GHz FX-72, 2.8GHz FX- 74 and 3.0GHz FX-76. AMD also talked about the price points of the new platform, stating that entry-level chips will be starting around $1000. It looks like the days of a high-end gaming PC selling… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Media Playback Problems

    While the rest of us have to camp out in the cold for a few days to get a PlayStation 3 next week, the hippies over at Gizmodo got their hands on a console and tested out its media playback compatibilities. Photo wise, it looks like PS3 can only do JPG files. Music wise, the PS3 can playback ATRAC, MP3, AAC, MPEG-4 and Sony’s own music format. Gizmodo had some trouble getting the PS3 to… Read More

  • Google Checkout Rolling Out Features and Waiving Fees

    Google seems to be pretty serious about their little PayPal killer, and is releasing a steady stream of new features that appear to be addressing merchant needs. This is a product that we’ve been using steadily since launch to bill event sponsors. It’s had some hiccups, particuarly around some overly aggressive fraud controls that cancelled a bunch of transactions, but overall… Read More

  • The YourMinis Do-It-All Flash Homepage

    YourMinis is a Flash-based customizable homepage product that will compete for users with a number of similar products that use Ajax – Netvibes, Pageflakes, Google, Live.com and more. This was launched by a startup called Goowy, which created a flash-based productivity suite (email, calendar, IM, etc.) last year – see here for our Goowy coverage. Goowy CEO Alex Bard gave me a demo… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bullet Train Beach Edition

    Here are some of Friday’s big stories, including a new CrunchGear contest! All Aboard The Wii Train
    Computer Beach Party
    ScottEVest Secret Sale
    GlobalStar GSP-1700: Not Your Parent’s Satellite Phone
    Seattle Readers! Show Us Love and You Could Win: A Zune! A Belkin Case! And Tickets for Secret Machines + Blonde Redhead! And Breakfast with Secret Machines! Read More

  • A Commercial Break…

    Thank you to all of our readers and sponsors! We have a quick favor to ask everyone – if you have a second, please fill out this survey by one of our advertisers, Symantec. This month’s sponsors include: TheFind – They are a new shopping search engine. They search and rank over 150 million products based on relevance and price. Their grid search layout allows you to peruse… Read More

  • If you want to partner with Microsoft … look here.

    I met up with some of the Microsoft UK based “Emerging Business Team” (EBT) this week. One of the topics of discussion was around how Microsoft could work closer with the UK web entrepreneur community? I mentioned that the recent visit of Steve Ballmer and the Microsoft  Digital Day had by-passed most of us currently starting new web companies and had wondered who this day… Read More

  • Not in Seattle? Still Want a Zune? No Problem. Beg.

    So if you don’t live in Seattle, or can’t reasonably be there by Monday morning, don’t fret, we’ve got your back. In addition to our Super Zune Sweepstakes thing, we have one Zune and one Belkin Folio Kickstand Case for Zune to give away to anyone in the States. Winning is simple. All you have to do is beg. That’s right, beg. Send us an email begging for a… Read More

  • Amazon to Sell Xbox 360 for $100

    Rumor has it that Amazon will soon be selling an Xbox 360 bundle for $100. This would be a significant markdown, as the regular Core System goes for $299.99, while the Premium Package goes for $399.99. The holiday promotion package is said to include the Xbox 360 Core System and possibly other accessories. Perhaps Amazon will be pairing Core Systems with 20GB hard drives in order to make room… Read More

  • 1videoConference: Free, Open Source Web Conferencing for Your Domain

    1videoConference is a free web conferencing tool in alpha stage that’s burning up the charts on Sourceforge. Like the previously profiled DimDim, it’s software you download and install on your server. It’s designed to be folded into your domain just like your other web pages. Site administrators can then invite users to participate in a video, voice, text chat and… Read More

Recent Funding Data by CrunchBase profile

All recent fundings