Riya – 1 Million Photos in 2 Days

Tara Hunt, Riya’s chief blogger, says on her personal blog that they’ve had a million photos uploaded just two days after launching. Wow, that’s a lot of pictures. Congratulations (a

AjaxWrite, the Newest Ajax Office Entrant

AjaxWrite, an online Ajax version of Word, is the newest entrant into the online office space. It opens and saves documents in Word format (you can also save in PDF), has good basic functionality and

Jigsaw is a Really, Really Bad Idea

Well, just as soon as one company stopped being evil, another one has stepped in to take its place. Jigsaw is a marketplace for contact information, and it is very efficient. It boasts detailed person

PayPal Mobile Launches – And It's Awesome

PayPal has launched its mobile payment platform, called, of course, PayPal Mobile. Oliver Starr at MobileCrunch had the scoop and was also slashdotted an hour ago. This spells trouble for existing mob

Plaxo: Now With Less Evil

Plaxo tends to bring on strong negative emotions in people. Frustration. Revulsion. Dismay. The reason so many people hate Plaxo? Those of us who aren’t customers, which is the vast majority of

Netvibes to Announce Seed Financing Today

Netvibes, a very popular Ajax home page product that I said was a Web 2.0 Company I couldn’t live without, will announce seed funding by Index Ventures, Marc Andreessen, Pierre Chappaz (founder

Yahoo Music – From the Desktop

One of the key new features of Windows Vista and IE7 is something called Sidebar, which is a gadget platform. This will allow Live.com gadgets to be used right on the Windows desktop.I wrote a little

VOIP Yahoo Messenger Launches Tomorrow

This has been coming for a long time, but starting tomorrow (March 22) you can download (if you have a Windows machine, that is) the new Yahoo IM client with full inbound and outbound VOIP capabilitie

Checking Out eSnips

Israeli startup eSnips relaunched today with a new look and substantial feature upgrades. I did not have a chance to meet with eSnips during my recent trip to Israel, but CEO Yael Elish and VP Marketi

More Consolidation in Internet TV Space

VideoEgg, a service that allows users to take video from virtually any device, transcode it to Flash and upload it for viewing on websites (see our posts on VideoEgg here) will be announcing the acqui

Riya to Launch Today

UPDATE: Riya is not launching a public beta today, but is sending out emails with credentials to people who’ve signed up for the alpha. In a few days Riya will be opening up registration for eve

Google Finance – Lots of Flash & Ajax

The rumor is that Google internally tested Google Finance through two full versions before releasing it today, and the extra attention shows. This is a great looking product overall. And they’ve

Brightcove Acquires metaStories

Jeremy Allaire’s still-in-beta Brightcove is announcing the aquisition of Seattle based metaStories this morning at 8 am EST. This looks like a good match. Brightcove is focused on “Intern

TalkCrunch Podcast: Reid Hoffman & David Hornik

We just posted the second podcast episode of the new TechCrunch Network podcast site TalkCrunch. Nik and I spoke to Linkedin CEO Reid Hoffman and August Capital’s David Hornik about the past, cu

Skype + Outlook = Skylook

I first wrote about Australia-based Skylook back in August when they released v. 1.0. It’s a plugin for Outlook that ties Skype very nicely into email. They’ve continued to innovate to sta

Firefox 2.0 Alpha Released

An early alpha release of Firefox 2.0 has been quietly released. I don’t care if it is an alpha, it has to be more stable than v.1.5. I’ve downloaded it and its working swimmingly so far o

Supernova 2006 – Featuring the TechCrunch New Company Showcase

Kevin Werbach’s Supernova is always a great conference, and this year it’s going to be even better – I am partnering with them to put on a new startup showcase during the conference

Web 2.0 Time Tracker: 14Dayz

14Dayz is a Netherlands based company that is still in private beta, although I’ve had a chance to test it out. It does one thing, and well: time tracking. It allows multiple project, categories

The Power of Digg

Digg is only a year and a half old, but it is already a significant social force that moves massive attention and traffic around the Internet. As has been noted for some time, it has been steadily clo

Use Co.mments to Track Blog Conversations

At first blush, Assaf Arkin’s Co.mments looks like a competitor to CoComment, the tool that allows you to track comments you’ve left on blogs (see CoComment reviews here). But in reality i
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