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  • Soap Media

    It’s way early to handicap anything along the scale of winners and losers, but many things are already obvious. Plus has conquered the media, but what of it? Unlike Apple, which changed the media with the iPad, Google has slapped a fresh coat of paint on the social chat room that was Friendfeed and provided a reasonably safe bet that the work we put in will be accessible for some… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Google+ and Twitter

    Gillmor Gang 7.09.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Michael Arrington, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor — enjoyed @scobleizer’s FaceTime tour of Florida’s abandoned Kennedy Space Center in the aftermath of the last shuttle launch. The countdown clock sat frozen amid a sea of media trailers and the huge Twitter Live Assembly building. No, wait; that was where FriendFeed stood until Google +… Read More

  • Why Tech Warriors Give Up: A Closer Look At Built To Flip (TCTV)

    There’s a growing debate in Silicon Valley as to whether the rise in angel investors coupled with robust deal activity (from the likes of Google, Facebook, Zynga, etc.) is fostering an unhealthy environment for the industry. It’s not that founders aren’t making money (indeed many are cashing out early) the real issue, as posited by our editor, Michael Arrington, is if this… Read More

  • Associated Press wants to charge $12.50 to quote five words, then turns around and quotes Arrington

    Far be it for the simple gadget bloggers here at CrunchGear.com to comment on legal issues concerning fair use and quoting other news sources, but if you’ve been following the Associated Press brouhaha over the past week or so, you’ll know that plenty of people are pretty riled up. If you haven’t been following the debate, the short version is that the Associated Press now… Read More

  • Arrington reviews the Flip Mino

    Seeing as how our review unit of the Mino is ‘lost in the mail’, I thought I’d share with you what our boss thinks of the Mino. Michael doesn’t actually have one himself, but I trust his judgment and he’s done some perusing of the Web to see what everyone else is saying. I’m sorry we couldn’t share our thoughts on the Mino with you, but Flip only seems… Read More

  • You don't know what you're talking about, Scoble

    I try not to step on anyone’s toes in the gadget blogosphere, but I cannot sit idle after reading Scoble’s “Dear Jeff Bezos” post and the big boss man’s video review. I agree with some of Scoble’s points, but there are a few that just don’t make any sense or have any place in e-books. Maybe I’m wrong. There’s a possibility that… Read More

  • Facebook Has Best iPhone Enabled Site Yet

    Over on TechCrunch.com (CrunchGear’s mothership), Michael Arrington is calling Facebook “the single best iPhone-customized website to date…” “The site uses javascript to avoid page refreshes, although there is still some lag in moving around the site (this is an iPhone issue). The main navigation tabs – Home, Profile, Friends and Inbox – are at the top… Read More

  • New York TechCrunch Meet-up: Guys and Dolls

    Blake and I got to bask in the beatific glory of Mr. Web 2.0 himself, Michael Arrington. He got a bobble head doll from Compete.com and we started taking orders from it until we found out it was drunk. Read More