Philadelphia

  • OnlineMechanix Makes It Easier To Hire A Wrench Monkey

    OnlineMechanix Makes It Easier To Hire A Wrench Monkey

    We all have a horror story: you picked a mechanic from the phone book, made an appointment, took the car in for a minor repair, and got it back with three wheels missing and the roof on fire. That’s why John Formento, Jr. and his dad created OnlineMechanix, a scheduling system and discovery engine for local mechanics. The site currently serves 700 repair shops and allows users to find… Read More

  • TechCrunch Philly MeetUp: Anthony Coombs of Interact

    TCTV: Interact’s Anthony Coombs Talks About The Philly Tech Scene

    Anthony Coombs is CEO of Interact and a passionate Philly tech booster who helped us gather a great group of people last week to our Mini Meet Up. I took him into a dark quiet corner to talk about his startup, the tech scene in Philly, and the burgeoning NJ/PA tech corridor. Read More

  • TechCrunch Philly MeetUp: Chris Dima of TalkFavorites.Me

    TalkFavorites.me Is A Hyper-Local, Hyper-Objective Reviews Engine

    While the name may be a bit unruly, TalkFavorites.me is a rating system for the best stuff near you. There are no reviews to AstroTurf, no business details to mess up, and no horribly-written screeds against unfairly-judged businesses. Instead, you vote for the best stuff in your area and then consult those lists as you look for, say, the best pizza in West Chester, Penn. We spoke with… Read More

  • TC Mini Meetup Philly: The Recap

    TC Mini Meetup Philly: The Recap

    Oh what a night. The TechCrunch Mini Meetup in Philadelphia has officially come to a close, but it will surely live on in our hearts and minds. (At least for those of us who were sober enough to still remember it.) Read More

  • TC Mini-Meet Up: We’ll See You At 6pm In The Field House In Downtown Philadelphia

    TC Mini-Meet Up: We’ll See You At 6pm In The Field House In Downtown Philadelphia

    After a late start we arrived in Philly and talked to a number of cool folks at Office Hours. Now it’s time to party. Josh Zelman, Jordan Crook, Chris Velazco, and myself will be at the Field House at 6pm and we’re ready to talk startups, tech, and all things in between. We’re excited to head out to the city of brotherly love and we’re also excited to announce a… Read More

  • Don’t Forget: TechCrunch Is In Philadelphia Tomorrow

    Don’t Forget: TechCrunch Is In Philadelphia Tomorrow

    Tomorrow we’re invading Philly for an evening of networking, fun, and bacchanalian pleasure. Are you coming? Josh Zelman, Jordan Crook, Chris Velazco, and myself will be rolling into Philadelphia on Tuesday morning and we’re ready to talk startups, tech, and all things in between. We’re excited to head out to the city of brotherly love and we’re also excited to announce… Read More

  • Uber Wants To Drive You To The Philly Mini Meet-Up

    Uber Wants To Drive You To The Philly Mini Meet-Up

    Next Tuesday we’re invading Philly for an evening of networking, fun, and bacchanalian pleasure. Are you coming? Josh Zelman, Jordan Crook, Chris Velazco, and myself will be rolling into Philadelphia on Tuesday morning and we’re ready to talk start-ups, tech, and all things in between. We’re excited to head out to the city of brotherly love and we’re also excited… Read More

  • Get Ready For The TC Mini-Meetup In Philadelphia On June 19

    Get Ready For The TC Mini-Meetup In Philadelphia On June 19

    Everything is in readiness for our upcoming Philly meet-up where we’ll imbibe fine beverages, eat some DiNics, and talk about what you’re working on. The goal of this meet-up is networking and pitches so come prepared with a thirty second pitch and please, please, please no paper. We want to talk to as many of you as possible and in the our goal is to energize and assess the… Read More

  • Surprise! Announcing The TC Mini-Meet Up In Philadelphia On June 19

    Surprise! Announcing The TC Mini-Meet Up In Philadelphia On June 19

    If you’re in the City of Brotherly Love, you’re in a for a treat. Thanks to constant entreaties by one of your own, Anthony Coombs, we’re going to hold a mini-meet up in Philly on June 19 at the Field House, 1150 Filbert St. Please RSVP here. Read More

  • Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia

    Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia

    I use Uber all the time when I travel, and it’s always sort of a bummer to come back home knowing it’ll be weeks before I get to ride in another Uber towncar. Well, that’s thankfully no longer the case — according to a new post on the company’s official blog, Uber has just soft-launched in Philadelphia and now has a small crew of their tell-tale black cars… Read More

  • If you live in Philadelphia, you have plenty to do this weekend

    Philadelphites (Philadelphanaes? Philadelphonistas? Philadelphonzos?) – Philadelphians! You have your weekend all mapped out for you, assuming you’re a geek. Read More

  • Geek Weekend: Philadelphia, PA

    In this new series we’ll be offering you a list of cool things to do in cities across America and around the globe. This Geek Weekend we present Philadelphia, the city of geek love, where you can check out ENIAC, a Star Trek exhibit, and buy a geeky faucet. For questions about Philly, Tweet VisitPhilly. Want your city featured? Drop us a line at tips @ crunchgear.com. Read More

  • Attention East Coast Star Trek fans

    We have some good news, Trekkies. We’ve got the inside scoop that the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will be hosting one of two traveling conventions in May. If you recall, the Franklin Institute was home to the kick ass Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit we covered last year. Hit the jump for details on Stark Trek: The Exhibition, nerd. Read More

  • T-Mobile’s 3G turned on early in Philadelphia

    Know what I learned the last time I was in Philadelphia? Ben Franklin invented EVERYTHING. So it may be that Mr. Franklin is behind the surprise early launch of T-Mobile’s 3G service in his fair city. A post left yesterday on HowardForums details the adventures of one young man unexpectedly enjoying “800-1000kbps download and 200-300kbps upload” speeds. While some… Read More

  • T-Mobile’s 3G turned on early in Philadelphia

    Know what I learned the last time I was in Philadelphia? Ben Franklin invented EVERYTHING. So it may be that Mr. Franklin is behind the surprise early launch of T-Mobile’s 3G service in his fair city. A post left yesterday on HowardForums details the adventures of one young man unexpectedly enjoying “800-1000kbps download and 200-300kbps upload” speeds. While some… Read More

  • Philly's Wi-Fi is back on track

    A Wi-Fi signal broadcasts in Philadelphia. Let’s all celebrate! Right. The municipal Wi-Fi system in Philadelphia that was abandoned a few months ago is now back, thanks to a local gaggle of investors. The network, which was started by Earthlink some three years ago, is about 80 percent complete. The goal is to cover as many of the city’s 1.6 million residents in Wi-Fi. The new… Read More

  • Phillie Phanatic p0wns Darth Vader

    My buddies Tim and Eric from Geekadelphia sent this over and I just couldn’t stop laughing like a hyena for five minutes. Storm Troopers invaded the field and Darth took on the Phillie Phanatic in a deadly lightsaber duel. Why can’t Storm Troopers show up to everything? Read More

  • Nintendo-based art to be displayed in Philadelphia

    I guess Philly is the new hotbed of geekdom because on top of the Star Wars exhibit that’s still going on at the Franklin Institute, they’ve got Don Miller aka No-Carrier who’s a bit of an artist. His medium happens to be NES consoles and magical game cartridges programmed to create visuals that might cause flashbacks from your Dead/Phish/Techno/whatever days (if, of course… Read More

  • Sailor Jerry + Rock Band = my dream life

    As the resident tattooed freak at CG, I feel inclined to inform those of you with Rock Band that you’ve got some great Americana included besides those classic rock tracks you’ve been jamming to the last few months. Being able to tattoo your band members in the game isn’t anything new, but do you know any of the history behind some of the tattoo flash that’s available? Read More

  • Day in the life of a (Star Wars) biker scout

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A%2F%2Fgeekadelphia%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf This is a video of Tim whom Doug and I met while in Philadelphia for the Star Wars exhibit. His biker scout outfit was pretty bitchin’. I should probably make myself one. I hear it gets… Read More