• Wal-Mart To Sen. John Edwards: No PS3 For You!


    So this is fun: In a statement from Wal-Mart today, former Senator John Edwards had a staffer contact the electronics manager in a Raleigh, North Carolina store to try and get his hands on a PlayStation 3. Problem was, later that night he reportedly told a story to people on a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union-sponsored call that his son had ridiculed a classmate about his… Read More

  • Fox Interactive Media President Ross Levinsohn to be Replaced by Peter Levinsohn

    Fox announced tonight that Fox Interactive Media President Ross Levinsohn will be replaced effective November 27th. Peter Levinsohn, who is Ross Levinsohn’s cousin, has served as President of Digital Media for the Fox Entertainment Group. Ross launched Fox Interactive Media in July of last year, nearly simultaneously with the Fox acquisition of Intermix, MySpace’s parent company. … Read More

  • Fleck Offers Zero Friction Web Annotation

    Collaborative annotation of web pages is something many people are working on. The newest entrant in the field, Fleck, is launching tonight at the TechCrunch party in New York. The Fleck team hails from Amsterdam. The service is clearly in its infancy but could be just what some people are looking for. The basic idea is that one person can place notes on top of a web page and other people… Read More

  • Yo-Yos Get Extreme Over At YoYoNation.com


    Aw, come on guys, it’s so simple maybe you need a refresher course. It’s all ball bearings nowadays. —Fletch With all the Wii and PS3 excitement this week, I wanted to point out an old-timey, non-electronic toy that’s experiencing resurgence in popularity: the yo-yo. However, these are not the humble, string-and-spool types you had when you were a kid. Read More

  • Zoom H4 Handy Digital Recorder, Welcome to the Future


    The Zoom H4 Handy Digital Recorder looks like a device from “Star Trek.” But while it might look like it can zap Klingons, really it’s just a voice recorder, a pretty nice voice recorder. The H4 can record 24-bit/96 kHz digital audio as well as in MP3 with bitrates up to 320kbps. It features two studio-quality electret condenser microphones configured in an X/Y pattern for… Read More

  • Panasonic Drops Science in Dope Retro Headphones

    If you’re the type who’s style is flashback, Panasonic’s got the hook up. Its RP-HTX7 headphones look like something you might steal out of your dad’s closet to look good while kicking out old-school beats, but the look belies the modern dynamic response drivers for a crisp, modern sound and tight, smart bass. The quality isn’t just in the tech, though. The… Read More

  • The price is right search engine.

    Burning a Hole is a new search engine with a twist from Tom Smith, “it’s for people who don’t know exactly what they want when they are looking for a present or possibly something for themselves.” Traditional search engines and price comparison sites like Kelkoo and Price Runner are great but only if you know what you want to buy and want to find. You simply enter some… Read More

  • LG VX8600 Chocolate Flips Onto Verizon

    <img class="right" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/3GP video playback, and Bluetooth A2DP support. The Chocolate flip is available now for $129.99 with a two year contract. Product Page [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Philadelphians Get RSS-Based Audio Tours

    If you’re one of the lucky people to live or hail from Philadelphia like myself, you’re in for a treat. A service called “Sound About Philly” has been released from GoPhila.com. The service is aimed at both residents and visitors of the best city on the planet and offers comprehensive tours, fun facts, lively music, interesting tales, and a bunch of other adjectives… Read More

  • Amazon to Sell Wii This Sunday: Camp-Out in Your Bed


    Just FYI, kiddies. The Wii will be available for purchase on Amazon this Sunday morning. First come, first served, one per family, blah dee blah. Click through for the full email. Special thanks to Eagle-Eye David for sending this along. NOTE:
    we anticipate that we will sell through our inventory very quickly as we’ve received 100 times more Wii email sign-ups than consoles… Read More

  • Dash Contest Last Gasp

    Clearly we ask too much of our dear readers in regards to video production. Two folks entered the Dash contest and it looks like two folks will win it – I have two of them lying around here, so those boys are doubly lucky. If you’d still like to enter, feel free, but we’re closing the contest next Monday morning.
    Read on for the rules… Read More

  • Drive-by Video Of Video Game Campers

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/301444/the_playstation3_campout.swf

    The Hole – video powered by Metacafe A lot of us realize that some of you are diehard gamers and will wait outside a long time for a PS3. That’s great and all, but when it’s pouring rain outside and there are supposedly “wind gusts of up to 60mph”, you’re just an idiot for standing… Read More

  • Jason Calacanis Says Adios to AOL

    Update:The New York Times is now reporting on this and quotes Calacanis. “I’m not inclined to start over with a new guy,” he said about his resignation. Calacanis has also made a short post on his own blog. We just heard from a source that Jason Calacanis has resigned from AOL. Jason joined AOL just over a year ago when his startup, Weblogs, Inc., was acquired. Most… Read More

  • Gizmondo Exec Sentenced, Playtime Over


    Just an update on the tragic endbits of the handheld gaming vaporware platform, Gizmondo. BBC is reporting that Gizmondo’s former European operation head, Bo Stefan Eriksson will be going away for some quiet time. An LA court sentenced him to 3 1/2 years in jail after entering a guilty plea to charges of embezzlement and drunk driving, which was sparked by his spectacular crash of a… Read More

  • Breaking: Palm Treo 680 Delayed Due To Manufacturer Screw Up

    So earlier we told you how Amazon yanked the Palm Treo 680 off their website. Now we know why thanks to a reliable source – Apparently 144,000 Treo 680s were shipped out and had to be sent back because some genius forgot to connect the internal microphones. The manufacturer (who isn’t HTC) had to take back all 144,00 680s and fix them all. No word yet on how long shipments are… Read More

  • Let's Get This Party Started!

    The TechCrunch New York Party kicks off in three hours, 7 PM EST, at BED in Manhattan. The final guest list is here, although it doesn’t include sponsor attendees and press. All attendees should have received an email confirmation of the party as well. If you have an email confirmation but do not see your name on the list, just bring a printout of the email to the event. We have some… Read More

  • Zune Says “Screw You” To Songs On Dude's Hard Drive

    Blogger Aran Johnson got a Zune and the poor guy is dealing with yet another problem: Zune’s software only imported 600 of 3200 songs he had on his hard drive. Now before you start going “Bullshit! He bought them off iTunes and he’s a douche” and all that jazz, know that the majority of Aran’s music was ripped from CDs he owns. He tells of how he ripped his… Read More

  • PhoneZoo: Fast, Free Copyrighted Ringtones to Share

    PhoneZoo is a new service that allows you to upload any audio file, clip out a part of that file for a cell phone ring tone and share that with other users. The company’s early investors include Tim Draper. There are two things that are notable about the service; the first is that unlike some other lightweight services like this PhoneZoo actually works, the second is how the company… Read More

  • Sling Media Partners With 3 Group For Mobile Content

    Today Sling Media announced that it would be partnering with the 3 Group as part of an initiative to help bring TV to additional mobile handsets. Currently, only a limited number of mobile phones and PDAs can run the SlingPlayer Mobile software used to stream TV from your home via the Slingbox. Support has now been added for the Nokia N73 and Sony-Ericsson W950 handsets. The partnership will… Read More

  • Cingular Double-Downs on the Blackjack, 8525

    Both the Samsung Blackjack and the red-hot 8525 just got all officialized over at Cingular.com and are available now. If you’re willing to forgo two years of your oh-so-short life in favor of unlimited wireless access, you can pick them up on the (relative) cheap: $400 for the 8525 and $200 for the Blackjack. When you consider that these QWERTY-enabled badasses sport 3G speeds and… Read More

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