• The iPhone is Like a Big Chocolate Milkshake and a Hug From Mom

    http://www.podtech.net/player/podtech-player.swf?bc=6fb4d4539470456aaf18e7169f6098c1 [rant]I think this video from Senor Scoble explains essentially what Apple products are about: emotion. As you watch this nice lady from XEODesign talk about emotion in iPhone gaming, you kind of understand why PCs don’t have the same rabid fan base as Macs. As I said back during the Vista launch… Read More

  • Cowon iAudio 7: Audiophile's Mini-Dream?

    Gadgetaholic likes them some Cowon iAudio devices and this latest version, the iAudio 7, is making them very, very happy. It is a mini player that improves and enhances audio with on-board audio improvement technologies along with a 60 hour battery life. It has a 160×128 TFT screen for video playback and line-in for recording. It can also display images and supports just about every… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Greetings and whatnot from the land of milk and komments. Here are some funny sounding-offs from recent posts. John offers his take on the idea of hand gestures replacing your remote control… Great. I pump my fist because my team scores a TD and it shuts off. Joy. John, you’re crazy man. Keep on keeping on. Become a Vikings fan and your TV will stay on all season. Hay-oh! Johnal… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bowling Bots Edition

    Sims Bowling Released For iPod
    Soundwave: Behind the Music
    Vending Machine Red Is Jawsome
    Uvex Uses Magic To Keep You Safe On The Slopes
    Nintendo’s Harrison Says Game Boy On Its Way Out Read More

  • Data Stolen in 2005 Affects 27,000 Kingston Customers

    Some 27,000 Kingston Technology customers have just found out that their personal data may have been compromised back in September of 2005. This data includes names, addresses, and credit card numbers but it is not believed to have been misused in any way yet. Kingston has apparently contacted the aforementioned customers and is offering them credit monitoring and identity theft assistance… Read More

  • Jupiter Media Acquires Mediabistro.com For $23million

    Jupiter Media has acquired Mediabistro.com for $23million, consisting of $20million in cash upfront and an additional $3million over 2 years. New York based Mediabistro.com was started in 1996 by Laurel Touby as a media industry focused jobs website. In recent years Mediabistro.com has grown into a network of sites that includes well known titles such as the Fishbowl (NY,LA & DC) blogs… Read More

  • Eventful On CNN

    Good exposure for startup Eventful on CNN tonight: Read More

  • Will The FTC Block Google's Acquisition Of DoubleClick?

    Scott Cleland, an analyst at the Washington, D.C. based telecom research group Prescursor has published a 35 page paper “Googleopoly: the Google-DoubleClick Anti-Competitive Case”. The paper argues that the US Federal Trade Commission will block Google’s $3.5 billion acquisition of DoubleClick on the basis that it will allow “Google to dominate online advertising… Read More

  • Redfin Takes $12 Million Series C Financing Amid Realtor War

    Seattle-based Redfin, a real estate website that allows users to bypass most of the fees associated with using real estate brokers, has closed a $12 million Series C round of financing. This is on top of the approximately $8 million they raised in their previous two rounds. The round was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Previous investors Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, BEV Capital and… Read More

  • coComment Version 2: Free Invites For TechCrunch Readers

    A new version of coComment, the online conversation tracking platform is being prepared for launch. The new version includes a stronger emphasis on community and groups, moving away from strictly being a blog conversation tracking tool to one that in centered on topics, in a not dissimilar way to Tangler. coComment 2.0 expands its sharing capabilities, by providing the ability to join other… Read More

  • SunRocket Customers Fret Not, Vonage To The Rescue

    Vonage has come to the rescue to ensure those VoIP customers burned by SunRocket’s closure can retain their number by switching to Vonage and they’re doing it for free. If you choose to switch, which is probably a good idea because informing all your friends of your new number is a royal pain in the butt, then you get two months of free service. There’s a catch, right? You… Read More

  • ScreamingSports: All Your Fantasy Sports, One Place

    There’s only one other group online as obsessive about constant feeds of information aside from Silicon Valley’s power geeks, and that’s sports fans. Geeks have RSS, sports fans have SMS. Tech heads have podcasts to their highlight reels. Fans have even spurred the development of their own kind of virtual world, the $2 billion cottage fantasy sports industry. There are a host… Read More

  • RIM Officializes Wi-Fi Blackberry 8820

    RIM has made my dreams come true, hear that Danger, with the official announcement of the Wi-Fi enabled 8820. It’s also the thinnest Blackberry to date with built-in GPS, media player functionality via Roxio Media Manager, A2DP/AVRCP and a microSD/SDHC memory slot that can support up to 32GB. The 8820 can also tout itself as the first dual-mode BB that combines EDGE/GPRS/GSM and… Read More

  • London Gets Free Riverside Wi-Fi

    A stroll along the Thames in London will allow you see scenic sights such as the House of Parliament and the Tower of London, and now you can even check your e-mail and surf the Web for free. A new metropolitan Wi-Fi network has launched in London, and this includes the infrastructure from MeshHopper, which released a fee-based Thames Wi-Fi network last year. Free-hotpost.com has previously set… Read More

  • Electronic Arts Gets Moore

    Well, when the news broke that Peter Moore was leaving Microsoft, the official announcement just said he was “returning to Northern California.” Leave it to the rivals at Sony to spill the beans that Moore is heading to Electronic Arts. Sony issued this official statement from Jack Tretton, President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America: “We wish Peter the best of… Read More

  • Fujitsu's New Super Skinny Waterproof Cell

    It’s the same story every time. You’re at a pool party in The Hamptons and you go to push some unsuspecting socialite into the pool only to hear, “No! I’ve got my cellphone in my pocket!” Pocketable electronics have done nothing but turn every person who hangs out poolside into Chief Nofun of the Idonwanna Tribe. Well if Fujitsu gets its way, that’s all about… Read More

  • CrunchRumor: 6G iPod to Join iPhone, Apple TV in Featuring YouTube Content?

    There is this lake, this salty lake, in Utah. We’re going to mine much of the formerly precious mineral to give you with this rumor, but it comes from a reliable and in-the-know friend of ours in the Apple chain of command, so we’re giving it the benefit of the doubt. We’ve heard rumors that were reiterated regarding new iPods next month. The rumors say these 6G iPods would… Read More

  • Microsoft is Less Moore

    The video game industry executive shake-up continues. Less than a week after E3 Peter Moore has resigned from Microsoft to return to Northern California. The former Sega head honcho has cited personal reasons and has “secured another opportunity in the video games industry.” Could this be a return to Sega, or possibly a move to Nintendo? Both scenarios seem unlikely, but… Read More

  • Sony NSC-GC1 Hits The Net

    Sony isn’t one to pass up on the latest tech fads, so they’ve released the, NSC-GC1, Net-sharing CAM that caters to social networking whores and video bloggers. The CAM shoots video in MPEG-4 and also takes snapshots at QVGA/15fps to VGA/30fps, while taking 5-megapixel still shots. The ‘sharemark’ tag instinctively uploads your videos and pics online. Holy crap! Read More

  • New iMacs in August, Maybe New iLife Too?

    ThinkSecret.com is reporting that, according to “reliable sources”, the new iMac should hit shelves on August 7th and will be ensconced in a brushed aluminum enclosure. The site is also toying with the idea that the new iLife suite might be released early to coincide with the new iMacs’ debut. General consensus up to this point has been that it would be released in… Read More

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