• New York City 3D Google Earth maps have been updated & now they're hi-res

    Google, the company, has updated the 3D maps of New York City, the city, in Google Earth. So now when you’re cruising, virtually, around the city that never sleeps you’ll be able to view higher res buildings. No, it’s not the biggest news of the day, but it could be helpful when trying to whittle away the hours while at the office or in class. And really, that’s all… Read More

  • "Cupcake" roadmap tells tales of video recording, stereo bluetooth and more coming to Android

    digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/software/Android_to_Get_Video_Recording_Stereo_Bluetooth_and_More’; Oh, Android – How do I love thee? Let me count the ways; I love that you’ve essentially eliminated the need to hypothesize what might be coming in future firmware updates as, due to your open source nature, it’s put out there for all to see. I love that.. well… Read More

  • More upcoming Motorola '09 phone hotness

    We were treated to some upcoming Motorola phones 24 hours ago and now we have three more via the Boy Genius. Also like yesterday, details like price, release date, and OS are absent, but at least we have some great pics. The Niagra, pictured above, has some RAZR juice running through its circuit. The other two phones, Calgary and Harmony, are destined to become “free phones.”… Read More

  • Death to the embargo, CrunchGear MobileCrunch edition

    (Biggs posted this on our sister site, CrunchGear. In hopes of slowing the barrage of e-mails and IMs, I’m posting it here, too. -Greg) I’ve been a full-time blogger for nigh on five years and a journalist for almost ten. In all those years I’ve signed NDAs and followed embargoes with reckless abandon, potentially John Hancock-ing my life away just so I could look at a… Read More

  • More upcoming Motorola '09 phone hotness

    We were treated to some upcoming Motorola phones 24 hours ago and now we have three more. Also like yesterday, details like price, release date, and OS are absent, but at least we have some great pics. The Niagra, pictured above, has some RAZR juice running through its circuit. The other two phones, Calgary and Harmony, are destined to become “free phones.” (pics after the jump)… Read More

  • Mashup Culture Under Attack: Mixwit Goes The Way Of Muxtape

    The digital mixtape is dying on the Web. The RIAA is killing it just like it tries to kill anything that smacks of consumer-driven innovation. Digital mixtapes are nothing more than shared playlists. Sites that make it easy to create and share music in this fashion are shutting down left and right. Muxtape bowed to legal pressure from the RIAA earlier this year, and now Mixwit is shutting… Read More

  • 12seconds.tv rolls into public beta, launches iPhone application

    When we wrote about 12seconds.tv back in July of this year, we called it the “real video Twitter“. Rather than droning on for 19 hours on what they had for lunch, users of 12seconds.tv have – you guessed it – 12 seconds to get their point across on video. Later this morning, 12seconds will be making the transition from invite-only alpha to public beta, opening their… Read More

  • TechCrunch Passes 10,000 Posts

    Yesterday, we passed a big milestone for us at TechCrunch, our 10,000th post since the blog launched in June, 2005. This morning when I logged onto WordPress (the blogging software we use to put out TechCrunch), I saw this message: “You have 10,010 posts.” It made me smile. Even though there are a handful of us blogging every day on TechCrunch, we are all still trying to keep… Read More

  • More upcoming Motorola '09 phone hotness

    We were treated to some upcoming Motorola phones 24 hours ago and now we have three more. Also like yesterday, details like price, release date, and OS are absent, but at least we have some great pics. The Niagra, pictured above, has some RAZR juice running through its circuit. The other two phones, Calgary and Harmony, are destined to become “free phones.” (pics after the jump)… Read More

  • Panasonic will buy Sanyo after all

    There were some hiccups along the way but now the deal between Panaosonic and Sanyo (announced on November 3) seems to be perfect. Goldman Sachs and Sanyo’s other major shareholders have agreed to sell their shares to Panasonic, Japanese media are reporting today. Panasonic will acquire a 70% stake in Sanyo for $1.50 a share in February, resulting in a $6.4 billion deal, the largest of… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Presentation Edition

    This tiny wireless keyboard – it glows?
    Book brush: a brush with a spine
    Act now & this $1,200 Steampunk keyboard could be yours!
    Personality goes a long way: On keynotes, trade shows, and Steve Jobs
    Foot massage machine kills three people Read More

  • GoDaddy Moves To Close Shady Standard Tactics Subsidiary

    Earlier this month, we reported on The Go Daddy Group doing everything it could to keep the public from knowing about its subsidiary Standard Tactics, which it used for domain warehousing. Although the practice wasn’t necessarily against the Terms & Conditions of ICANN, they sure went through a lot of trouble to make sure Standard Tactics couldn’t easily be identified as a… Read More

  • SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry coming on December 30th

    Just a few days shy of one full year after Sling Media announced that they’d be porting SlingPlayer Mobile to BlackBerry, things are finally coming to fruition. On December 30th, anybody and everybody with a BlackBerry (and a Slingbox) will be able to grab a copy of the beta. Read the rest of this entry » Read More

  • Shout'Em wins seed funding for white-label Twitter

    Shout’Em , a sort of white-label microblogging platform that lets anyone create their own Twitter clone, has secured 350,000 Euros of seed capital from the Bicro seed fund in Croatia. Shout’Em launched publicly at Le Web last week and at the moment hosts about 1000 networks. The investment will be used to develop native applications for the Apple iPhone, Windows Mobile and… Read More

  • Meet Lois Whitman, The Poster Child For Everything Wrong With PR

    Meet Lois Whitman-Hess, from the New York based PR firm HWH. Lois is one of the most obnoxious PR people you’ll ever meet, and the poster child for everything that is wrong with the industry. Consider this part two of my ongoing discussion of the industry. Lois takes pleasure in making people miserable, and her specialty is spamming. She first crossed our radar at CrunchGear, which… Read More

  • Google Holiday Easter Eggs Double As Handy Revenue Boosters

    Check out these fun Easter Eggs that appear on the side of Google search results for terms like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa Gifts, Christmas Sweaters, Hanukkah Sweaters, etc. Sure draws the eyes to those ads. I wonder what those images do for the click rates. But I’m sure it’s all just good holiday cheer. More here and here. Read More

  • Toshiba rocks world with 512GB SSD


    That’s a lot of gigs! Until just now, 256GB was the upper limit on SSD capacity, and chances are it’s the size you’ll be getting in your laptops and such over the next year — they’ll be available in April but probably super expensive. Toshiba, however, has decided that 256 is not enough, and has doubled the capacity of its 2.5″ drives to a massive 512GB… Read More

  • SockAndAwe game to foot the bill for PopJam – via eBay

    Alex Tew, the Uk entrepreneur most famous for creating the Million Dollar Home Page, has stumbled on another hit, almost by accident. Tew is currently working on PopJam, currently in stealth mode, but came up with a viral game to promote the site’s launch in the new year. The smartly named SockAndAwe lets you throw a shoe at President Bush, referring his recent escapade at a press… Read More

  • SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry coming on December 30th

    Just a few days shy of one full year after Sling Media announced that they’d be porting SlingPlayer Mobile to BlackBerry, things are finally coming to fruition. On December 30th, anybody and everybody with a BlackBerry (and a Slingbox) will be able to grab a copy of the beta. Officially, it’ll only support BlackBerry handsets with 3G and/or WiFi – namely, the Bold, Curve… Read More

  • Pentax's albino K2000 looks like a Stormtroopercam


    The same aesthetic that works for Canon’s L-series and Rocky Road ice cream seems to be doing all right for Pentax as well. The K2000 is a solid camera, and this unique look could take a few people off the fence. The real question (if you care so much about how your camera looks, you poseur) is how non-black-and-white lenses will look on it. Pentaxes are great because there’s a… Read More

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