• Business 2.0 Is No More: Time, Inc. Killed It

    October’s issue of Business 2.0 will be the last. Please, one moment of silence for the influential publication. OK! It turns out that the mag’s publisher, Time, Inc., decided not to sell it to other publishers—Mansueto Ventures, which publishes Fast Company, included—but rather shut her down. Very nice of them. Time will reassign some of the higher up editors to Fortune… Read More

  • NBC To Sell Its Shows On Amazon Unbox: Apple Scorned

    NBC and Amazon have reached a deal. Apple will be mighty angry. Maybe, I don’t know. NBC will sell its really great shoes—”Heroes” and “The Office” among them—on Amazon’s Unbox video download service sometime in the future, presumably soon after NBC’s deal runs out with Apple in December. Victory for you, the consumer? Probably not, no. Read More

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    CrunchArcade: Fall In With These Handheld Games

    With the passing of Labor Day summer is pretty much over, despite the fact that autumn doesn’t “officially” arrive for a couple more weeks. But even if you’re back in class or just on the job, gaming doesn’t have to end. A slew of new handheld titles have shown up, so you can continue to live out those carefree summer days. Here are a few Nintendo DS and Sony… Read More

  • People Search Business Just Got More Complicated As Facebook Enters Market

    Facebook just announced that they are now allowing public searches of their users by people without Facebook accounts. Not much information is included in the results (see image below)- just the name and primary photograph included in the user profile, and users can easily elect to stop search engines from indexing their information by changing their privacy settings. As Om Malik notes, this… Read More

  • FEC Determines That Blogs Count As Media

    In two determinations handed down yesterday, the US Federal Election Commission (FEC) found that political blogs and bloggers are media for the purposes of US Electoral Law. The first case was a complaint against the well known left wing blog The Daily Kos. Conservative blogger John C.A. Bambenek claimed that the site should comply with campaign finance laws because it charges a fee to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Taxi Driver Edition

    San Francisco Cab Driver *Loves* Apple, Shows Off Leopard Video To Random Passengers
    Verizon Wireless Offers New $30 Senior Citizen Plan
    IWI Watches: Better Because It’s British
    Adventures in Ergonomics: Steelcase Airtouch
    Epson MovieMate = Good Times Read More

  • Microsoft Officially Launches Silverlight

    Microsoft has officially launched its Flash rival Silverlight . Silverlight 1.0 provides cross browser support under both Windows and OS X, and in a partnership with Novell will also be available for Linux. Silverlight was initially released to rave reviews in late April, with Michael Arrington saying that it would become “the platform of choice for developers who build rich Internet… Read More

  • Vigor Gaming Unleashes New Series Of Laptops

    Vigor Gaming Artorius Pro We love hardware, and you love hardware. We also love kick ass notebooks. Vigor just released some new gaming monsters at the height of which is a 20″ beast with all the bells and whistles. I won’t bore you with insightful commentary about these things so lets just let the specs speak for themselves. Click on for full details. Read More

  • Zune Goes Cheap Tomorrow

    Wouldn’t you know it? Mysteriously coinciding with Apple’s announcement tomorrow, MS has decided to drop the price of the Zune to $199. It seems as though customer satisfaction is quite high at 94 percent and MS feels it necessary to indulge in the masses with a lower price. Price Drop [Zune Insider] Read More

  • Googlers Get Kinky On Wikipedia

    Warning: presume all links in this post are NSFW. Users of Google registered IP addresses contributed to Wikipedia entries including “Amateur Pornography“, the “List of male performers in gay porn films” and “Mutual Masturbation” according to data pulled from Wikiscanner. Other sexually related edits include the pages for sex show and the talk:#$%^ sex… 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

  • Apparently Apple Has Sold Some iPhones

    In July, the iPhone outsold every other smart phone on the market. That’s very nice. It’s not all that surprising, but it’s nice. Know what’s weird, though? As the best selling smart phone in July, the “iPhone accounted for 1.8 percent of all mobile-handset unit sales to U.S. consumers.” So for ALL the phones sold in a month, the most popular smart phone… Read More

  • Archos 605 Wifi Review

    Archos’s bad-ass PMPs are constantly evolving towards the ultimate do-it-all gadget. The 605 WiFi actually comes close — all it needs is a phone, GPS, and espresso maker. Over-the-air downloads, Web surfing, and AV recording are certainly tantalizing features, but you’ll have to shell out some extra dough on top of the player’s base price. Our 30GB model will run… Read More

  • MetaCard: The World's First Virtual World Credit Card

    Singapore based FirstMeta has launched MetaCard, a credit card for Second Life that is claimed to be the world’s first virtual world credit card. The MetaCard works in the same way as a normal first life credit card works. Applicants are provided with a credit limit and present the card when purchasing goods at merchants who accept the card. MetaCard comes in two flavors: Basic and Gold. Read More

  • Live Coverage from San Fran Tomorrow

    Our intrepid reporter Mark will be reporting live from the Apple announcement tomorrow on the launch of the potential, soon-to-be-announce, coverflow-tastic Fat Nano. Watch this space at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT for our coverage. We will be taking down the dynamic portion of the site for that hour and updating only an HTML document, ensuring that you all will actually get to read our coverage rather… Read More

  • Dodos To Business 2.0: Welcome To The Club

    Business 2.0, the magazine established in 1998 with the lofty goal of chronicling the rise of the New Economy is to close. According to a NY Times report, Business 2.0 staff were told today that the publication will close next week after the completion of the October Edition. There previously has been some rumors that Business 2.0 would be taken over by a new publisher, however it appears… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson President Gives Two Months Notice

    Miles Flint (yes the Miles Flint) is going to be taking some time off. He spent 17 years with Sony and Sony Ericsson and will be replaced by the one and only Hideki “Dick” Komiyama on November 1st. Flint cited a desire to “develop new personal and business opportunities” after taking a short career break to weigh his options. Maybe he’ll try to get the band… Read More

  • College.com: Returning To Facebook's Roots

    Over the past year Facebook has been broadening its horizons, facing a bit of criticism each step of the way. First there was the newsfeed. Then there was the opening of the network to high schoolers and the general public. Largely the expansion has paid off for the Facebook, with the site’s growth rate hastening after each change. However, the changes have left some users wistful for a… Read More

  • Zune 2 (Headphones) Details

    I know it’s not that exciting, but one of our people caught a glimpse of the Zune 2 headphones this weekend and they’re pretty damn cool. It’s a mashup between the current premium headphones and the V Moda buds you see up top. What sets these apart from the current batch and even the Apple buds is that the Zune team has done away with the obnoxious plastic cables and brought… Read More

  • Touchscreen iPod? Fat Nano? Find Out ASAP from CrunchGear Tomorrow

    Update: See real time coverage here. Whatever Steve Jobs chooses to unveil tomorrow at a special media event in San Francisco, yours truly will be on location sending the guys over at CrunchGear the news as it unfolds. They will be posting all announcements to CrunchGear so be sure to keep checking that blog throughout the day to get your fill of Apple mania. Live coverage will begin at 10:00… Read More

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