• Watch Your Back iPod, Zune Is Coming For You

    Don’t you dare declare that the iPod has won the MP3 player war yet. According to a new survey that interviewed 1725 teens and adults, 58% that existing iPod owners said that they’d be likely to purchase a Zune or another brand of MP3 player over Apple’s extremely popular MP3 player. “Our conclusion,” says principal analyst Steve Wilson, “is that iPod… Read More

  • Zune Beggars Can Be Choosers

    Wow. You all surprised me. I really didn’t expect to have such a high turnout, thanks for making me wrong. Your entries have been great and I’m glad you all participated. The above comic from Sydney, for instance, was one of our favorites and should be considered our second runner-up. We received all sorts of pleas, from all sorts of people. The entries are, in fact, still… Read More

  • Windows Vista: Cracked for Your Protection

    Vista is now gold and shipping to happy OEMs who are merrily installing it into new machines and then handing it off to their pirate friends in deepest Asia and Eastern Europe who have already succeeding cracking the bugger. It’s not quite a crack — they’re just using parts of the Beta releases to ensure that the cracked Vista ignores most of the licensing requirements… Read More

  • Confabb: Find, Track and Review Conferences

    Confabb is a new service launching today that offers a centralized place to find information about all kinds of conferences. The site offers everything from speaker and event reviews to photos of the events after the fact through integration with Flickr. It’s an impressive full service site that could become the go-to spot for at least tech conference attendees and possibly a wider… Read More

  • BlueAnt Wireless Z9 Headset: Sexy?

    Looking for a Bluetooth headset that doesn’t make you look like a complete douche? Be sure to keep an eye open for BlueAnt Wireless’ Z9 headset. Not only did it win the 2007 CES Design and Engineering award, but it comes loaded with features like dual microphones, echo suppression, upgradeable firmware, and seven hours talk/180 hours standby time. Now you’d also have to be… Read More

  • Symbol Dropping Palm Like A Bad Habit


    Sorry Palm, but no one likes you anymore. Yet another company is dropping development for Palm OS. Symbol Technologies announced last week that as of January 2007, it would no longer be shipping Palm products. This should come as no surprise though, as Symbol has been letting folks know that Palm has pretty much sucked compared to Microsoft’s increasingly-popular Windows Mobile… Read More

  • Farecast Selling Airline Ticket Price Guarantees

    Seattle based airfare prediction service Farecast is testing what the company calls its first retail product beyond basic price forecasts; the company is now offering to lock in ticket prices against an increase for one week for $1. When the testing period for the product, called Fare Guard, has ended the price will become $10. See details below to test out this product. Farecast uses… Read More

  • Weekly Crunch: Pacific NW Forest Edition

    Take a look at last week’s posts, including the winners of the Seattle Zune contest. Seattle Zune Contest: We Have Winners!
    Tiny Living Xmas Tree for Your Desk
    Buzzkilling Digital Piggy Bank
    Philips amBX Blows You
    Hasbro’s Massively Mini DAP for Kids Read More

  • The New Multiply 3.0 vs. Vox

    Privacy-centric multimedia social networking service Multiply is releasing what it calls version 3.0 of its service tonight; Multiply targets users who are interested in sharing content with people they know in real life and exercising strong privacy controls. Privacy in social networking is the big selling point for SixApart’s newest service, Vox, as well. Vox is also strong on… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Aggreg8: Not Good

    File this in the “strange” category. An email tells us that Microsoft launched a new social network for IT professionals a couple of days ago called Aggreg8. The domain names aggreg8.com and aggreg8.net were sold by the previous owner just a couple of months ago for $5,000, and the existing RSS feed aggregator at that domain name has been moved to aggreg8.co.uk. The new service… Read More

  • CreateMyNet takes on business networking

    CreateMyNet is a social networking site aimed at small businesses, professional associations, trade associations and individuals. It’s currently in Alpha testing and the public Beta is – according to a press statement in October – due out this week. With the permission of its owners, TechCrunch UK secured a look at the Alpha version, and it is still very much in the early stages. Read More

  • TechCrunch New York in Four Days

    The TechCrunch New York Party is just a few days from now: this Thursday evening, November 16. Registrations are now completely closed, as is the waiting list. Adding anyone at this point means taking someone else off the list, so our hands are tied. There are still four passes available from event sponsor Conduit – download the CRUNCHbar toolbar and click on the “Win a… Read More

  • Lisensa To Help Bloggers License Content

    Top10Media, an active group of content companies (see coverage here), is launching a new copyright registration and management service for blogs called Lisensa on Monday. Lisensa is not helping bloggers find splogs and other copyright infringers (see Copyscape and the upcoming Sentinel for help in that area). Rather, like BlogBurst, Lisensa will help bloggers syndicate out their content, with… Read More

  • Seattle Zune Contest: We Have Winners!

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/or roll fun from Monday's events, a day we are now renaming Zuneday. OK, not really, but Cesar would looooooove that. Read More

  • vpod.tv to launch new video publishing service

    Paris and Madrid based startup vpod.tv will open its doors in the next few hours. We covered Vpod.tv back in May at Zaragoza Innovate conference while it was still is closed beta. vpod.tv is a new online video service, aiming to simplify the technical barriers to working with video online and to enable consumers and corporations to create their personal online and mobile TV channels. The… Read More

  • 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

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