• Buy anything cool this Black Friday? Let us know!

    We try to keep on top of the Black Friday madness – it’s all here – but we’d need an army of supermen to catch every single sweet deal. Did you guys find anything cool? Share your big buys here, tell us which stores were blowing it, and vent about how you’re not going to get that mail-in rebate from Circuit City for another 6-8 weeks. Watch that credit card… Read More

  • zBoost YX300 zP zPersonal Repeater Review

    New York is a city of contradictions. On one hand you have great hot dogs, the Met, and Central Park. On the other hand you have urine, other people’s urine, and bad wireless reception. Due to overwhelmed switches and line of site issues, you either have great reception or no reception. There is rarely a happy medium. Wi-Ex makes cellular boosters. I reviewed a beefier version of this… Read More

  • If You P2P Download In France: No Internet For You

    A pact between the French Government, French ISP’s and the local music and film industry will see French users who download material from P2P networks losing their internet access. French internet users will face a three strikes and you’re out policy, according to the NY Times. Users will receive a warning for each illegal download before losing their service on the third… Read More

  • MS Explorer Crashes and Freezes Up, Outlook Doesn't Look Good

    Word is that Access is limited for rescuers – the ice gives them limited Windows of opportunity. Let’s hope everything Works out and the passengers are Zune brought to safety. Glad this didn’t happen to ME and my Entourage!

    Believe it or not, that’s actual news. An ocean liner called the M/S Explorer has gotten caught in ice off the coast of Antarctica (imagine… Read More

  • Get your own Moshi Monster

    Moshi Monsters, a virtual world which is best described as Tamagotchi-meets- educational-games- meets-Facebook for 7-12 year olds, has been sending out secret invites since its closed beta launch this week. But TechCrunch UK has secured some invites for you, our dear readers, so all you have to do is to email iwantone@mindcandy.com with ‘techcrunch’ as the subject and… Read More

  • Rumor: T-Mobile launching 3G on December 6?

    Sometimes a rumor hits the Web and you get a little bit of “it’s about time” mixed with “what, already”? and you get confused and the drugs just don’t work anymore. Such a rumor is coming from the UK’s The Inquirer regarding T-Mobile’s sleepy 3G network in the USA. T-Mo won the spectrum for such a network one million Internet years ago, but… Read More

  • Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the Courtroom

    The Romantics, well-loved by karaoke masters everywhere for creating the classic song “That’s What I Like About You,” are suing Activision over the version of their hit in Guitar Hero Rocks the 80s. Apparently the cover in the game, marked “as made famous by the Romantics,” is so good that they’re afraid fans won’t be able to tell it from the original. Read More

  • Live Documents To Break Microsoft…We'll See

    New product press releases unencumbered by the complexities of releasing actual software set off alarm bells. And when those press releases are so boastful as to suggest that the (unlaunched) product can hurt a competitor’s $20 billion revenue stream, the alarm bells get much louder. So with alarm bells screaming, Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia announces he’s going to war… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Full home theater system, with 37-inch LCD HDTV: $629, no rebates

    I featured this buyer-made combo below in the Black Friday round-up, but it was so good I figured it deserved its own post so it wasn’t overlooked. Target is selling two items that, when put together, make one hell of a great home theater set-up. If you’re in the market for your first HDTV, and want to really do it right, this is your one awesome chance. It’s a TV and a… Read More

  • Crunch Network

    Black Friday round-up: This way in

    We’ve featured a few great Black Friday deals in the last couple of days, and here’s a brief round up so your mid-day shopping madness levels may rise. Circuit City: $7 2GB SD cards? Word. This is at least half as much as the nearest competitor’s advertised price. What’s great is the circular said nothing about limits, so buy a handful. They always come in… Read More

  • The Whoa Show: An Exquisite Corpse for Video

    Back in the 1920s, the Dadaists came up with a parlor game of sorts called the exquisite corpse. One would start a drawing (or a poem), then pass it along to a friend, who would add the next segment, and so on, until it was completed. Now, a young entrepreneur named David Hissami wants to bring a similar concept to Web video (although, he is not calling it that). On December 1, he plans to… Read More

  • French law would ban pirates from accessing Internet

    French pirates—not the Spanish Main kind, but the ones using BitTorrent to download movies and such—may see their Internet connection terminated if The Man finds them downloading illegally. A proposal that’s fully endorsed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy (and drawn up by the head of French entertainment executive) would see pirates cut off from the Internet after… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: SeV Jacket and Fleece for $250 — $80 off

    CrunchGear faves SeV is running a secret sale until Sunday, November 25, on the Tactical 4.0 Jacket and Fleece 4.0 Jacket combination. With the code SAVE80, you can get both — I have both and they work great together — for $80 off. Seriously. I’ve been wearing SeV when I travel and it’s great gear. If you like outdoor gear for the pockets and comfort but don’t want… Read More

  • London Startup Weekend looks, well, kosher so far

    Maybe I was wrong to be sceptical about the whole StartupWeekend thing and its US founder Andrew Hyde? The back-story – which I wrote on at length – is that he has been flying to several US cities working with volunteers to co-create internet companies in one weekend, where everyone has an equal share in the resulting web site. The movement has spread to copy-cat events, such as… Read More

  • LinkedIn on News Corp rumour: No comment

    LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman has responded to my story of yesterday. He confirms that there are rumours that LinkedIn is in buyout talks with News Corporation – but does not confirm them. He reserves the right not to comment now, on the basis that there “may be some truth to them” at some point in the future. He also says he is “entertained” by them. Hoffman… Read More

  • How do you gently withdraw your support from a good cause on Facebook?

    In discussing several things with my brother this Thanksgiving weekend, including what happens to human beings once the sun runs out of hydrogen and what presidential candidate is best prepared to deal with a Texas-sized asteroid hurtling toward Earth (what are we gonna do, blow it up and have several little asteroids hurtling toward us?), he brought up something Facebook-releated. See, he… Read More

  • Manage Those Holiday Gift Cards With Leverage

    Holiday shopping season starts today, but chances are that you are going to end up with a bunch of gift cards this year that you may never end up using. Gift cards are expected to be the most widely-given gift this year, with 69 percent of consumers planning to buy them according to one survey. The annual value of gift cards in the U.S. is estimated to reach $100 billion next year, and about… Read More

  • Divshare To DeadPool

    Divshare, a startup we lightly praised, has apparently put its domain name and service up for sale. Generally putting your service up for sale on a random domain name forum is one step above just shutting it down. It means you see no real hope for growth, can’t raise any money and don’t want to keep paying the hosting bills out of your own pocket. The company won’t comment on… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Madden '07 on PS3 for $9.99, shipped

    Sure, it’s last year’s version and sure, Madden ’08 for PS3 and Xbox 360 is widely thought to contain significant improvements but grabbing the PS3 version of Madden ’07 for under $10 is a downright steal. I remember coverboy Shaun Alexander being asked if he was worried about the Madden Curse. He said he didn’t believe in it. The curse is real, folks. He broke a… Read More

  • Update On The AdultFriendFinder Deal

    The rumors keep flying with the AdultFriendFinder deal we’ve been writing about (see update here). No sale has yet been closed, but not due to a lack of a willing seller. We’ve gotten confirmation, from a new source, that their annual revenues are “over $300 million.” And we’re now hearing EBITDA numbers in the $100 million/year range. Penthouse seems to be the… Read More

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