• Off to SXSW Interactive

    [photopress:sxswna.jpg,full,right] So I convinced Bossman Biggs to let me go to south by southwest in Austin, Texas for CrunchGear. The show is split into music, film and interactive sections. I’ll be covering the interactive part over the next few days, armed with a digital camera and minimal knowledge of what I’m expected to do. I don’t think there’ll be much gear for… Read More

  • TechCrunch UK & Ireland weekly news round-up

    It’s time again for the weekly round-up from TechCrunch UK & Ireland. • Social lending site Zopa is to launch in Japan, following its expansion to the US and Italy from its UK base. Read more • A Brit university replicated itself in Second Life. Lazy students rejoiced. Read more • Pikum, a UK-based online social gaming start-up by a US entrepreneur, secured a £2.6m investment… Read More

  • TC/CG sit-down in Düsseldorf, Saturday 08/03/08

    Peter and I are headed to Düsseldorf tomorrow afternoon in preparation for our flight out on Sunday. We would have flown in the animal cracker box back from Hanover but after hearing about the Hamburg flight we’d like to stick to big airplanes leaving the evil heart of hurricane Emma, not small planes flying into it. That said, if you’re in Düsseldorf tomorrow, Saturday 08/03/08… Read More

  • iPhone SDK And Restrictions: Some Of The Details Aren't Great.

    Obviously Steve Jobs and team didn’t go through all the details today when they announced the availability of the iPhone SDK. It was more of a high level pass. But details are what third party developers need to think about before jumping into the iPhone with both feet. Last year when Facebook announced Facebook Platform, developers had to decide to ignore it, build for it along with… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Claw Edition

    Haptic technology will change the way you think about pushing buttons
    Power Gorilla: Power your laptop from the sun
    Cellphone now most irreplaceable item for most most Americans
    Veiro, a wind-up mp3 player – why not?
    Maglev joystick developed at Carnegie Mellon Read More

  • Crunch Network


    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. who cares on Beware: The Verizon Voyager will apparently kill the iPhone I’m an English teacher, and now I know why all my kids can’t string a complete sentence together. I can’t even read some of the comments. I just want… Read More

  • PollDaddy Attempts to Create Yahoo Answers for Polls

    PollDaddy, a company until now focused on distributing poll and survey widgets, is taking a stab at turning its website into a more formidable destination. How? Well, by doing what any company that has distributed its services across the web would do: by pulling them and their associated data back home. The company has decided to set up a central directory of the polls that its users have… Read More

  • Google, Microsoft Said To Be Preparing Bids For Digg

    Update: Digg CEO Jay Adelson is calling this post “completely inaccurate.” Lets see how this plays out…My source, which as I said is very, very good, sticks with the story. Digg may have had an angry Microsoft and Google on its hands this morning after this post, leading Jay to comment on this where they usually wouldn’t. Jay certainly wouldn’t say anything untrue… Read More

  • Zicasso: Have Someone Else Plan That Perfect Trip

    Web 2.0 can be a very empowering movement that cuts out middlemen and gives individuals the ability to perform tasks all on their own. Want to be philanthropic? Lend directly to an entrepreneur using Kiva. Worried about that rash? Look it up on OrganizedWisdom. But sometimes cutting out the middleman isn’t such a great idea because they actually provide a valuable service, often derived… Read More

  • Laszlo Expands Series C With An Extra $6.6 Million

    Laszlo has raised an additional $6.6 million on its Series C round, taking the round to $14.6million. Participants included WI Harper Group, General Catalyst Partners, Sofinnova Ventures and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. San Mateo based Laszlo is a developer of an open-source platform for building and deploying Ajax applications. Laszlo Webtop product is an extensible suite of RIA and Web… Read More

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