• Rumor: T-Mobile working on secret 'Project Dark' strategy

    If you love irony, you’ve come to the right post. In one corner, we have Microsoft working on / killing off a secret scheme known as Project Pink. Now, in another corner, there is rumor of T-Mobile, the defenders of all things pink (well, magenta to be exact), working on its own secret strategy known as Project Dark. If you ask us, it sounds like the colors got a bit mixed up in the… Read More

  • Blockbuster On Demand coming to TiVo sometime today

    TiVo users! Rejoice! Soon you’ll have access to Blockbuster On Demand content as if Amazon, Netflix, Walt Disney Studios, and Jaman services weren’t enough. I hear that sometime today, the service will go live on Series 2, 3, HD, and HD XL boxes but so far it isn’t up on either my HD or HD XL units. Not that it matters all that much. I’m not going to use it anyway. Read More

  • Real-Time Social Identity Platform Cliqset Launches Desktop And Boxee Apps

    We recently wrote about the real-time update and redesign of Cliqset, a Friend-Feed-like online identity platform that lets users merge and share a vast variety of social information, including status updates, location, photos, and more, onto one platform. Cliqset aims to be a one-stop-shop for social communications, pulling in content from close to 70 social networks and services… Read More

  • Lil Jon gets an iPhone App: On par with Snoop Dogg's, shadowed by T-Pain's

    You know that guy who’s still running around shouting “YEAAAAAAAH” and “OOOOOKAY” 3 years after that Dave Chappelle bit stopped being funny? No longer will he have to rely on his not-quite-accurate impression – as long as he’s got an iPhone. Earlier this morning, the Official Lil Jon Soundboard found its way to the iPhone. All of the classics are… Read More

  • Viper intros remote car starting via iPhone

    Oh, boy. It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Automobile security system company Viper has just introduced its SmartStart line consisting of an in-car hardware module with a cellular connection that allows you to lock, unlock, and remotely start your car from just about anywhere in the world. You can also show off by popping the trunk and hitting the panic button, too. The module can… Read More

  • Grooveshark Slips Past EMI's Lawyers, Signs New Licensing Agreement Instead

    According to Chilean tech blog FayerWayer, music startup Grooveshark is about to announce that it has reached an agreement with recording industry giant The EMI Group. The news comes nearly three months after EMI sued the fledgling company behind the service, Escape Media Group, for infringement on its copyright. Grooveshark is a web-based music application where you can go to listen to… Read More

  • Acer’s Android netbook shows up on Amazon

    The almost over-rumored (see here, here, and here) 10.1-inch Acer Aspire One netbook running Android and XP has shown up for preorder on Amazon for $350. Read More

  • Listia Gets An Angel Round To Help People Give/Get Free Stuff

    Listia, which launched just two months ago, is one of those startups that has grabbed my attention. And apparently investors like it, too. The company as raised a $400,000 angel round of financing from Implistic Capital. Partner Adam Pearsall has joined the Listia board of directors. Listia provides a better way for people to give stuff away. People often list free things on Craigslist or… Read More

  • Cisco Bets Big On Mobile Data Networks With $2.9 Billion Purchase Of Starent Networks

    Cisco is on a buying spree this month. This morning it announced a $2.9 billion acquisition of mobile networking infrastructure provider Starent Networks, which follows on the heels of another $3 billion acquisition announcement two weeks go for Two weeks ago it announced the $3 billion acquisition of video video-conferencing company Tandberg. You add $3 billion here and $3 billion there… Read More

  • Meeting With The Bobs? Gmail Will Now Make Sure You Contact The Right One.

    You know how I know that we’re reaching the limits of email innovation? Because Gmail is now devoting much of its time to embarrassment prevention in Gmail Labs. The latest is another small, but useful feature that they’re humorously calling: Got the Wrong Bob? As the name implies, when you turn this feature on in Labs, Gmail will scan an email’s recipients to see if you… Read More

  • Sidekick user data may be recovered after all

    Slightly better news for anyone who lost data during the recent Microsoft/T-Mobile Sidekick outage. While it initially appeared that user data may have been lost forever, T-Mobile issued a statement late yesterday saying, “Recent efforts indicate the prospects of recovering some lost content may now be possible.” Read More

  • Cash for questions: Amuso closes $1.5 million from Mangrove

    Online cash trivia gamester Amuso has closed its latest round of funding with a $1.5 million investment from Mangrove Capital Partners, the principal investor at its launch in 2007, alongside a series of angel investors. It will use the cash to expand in the UK and US. It’s also hired Ned Walley and Rabin Yaghoubi, both former Directors of Strategic Partnerships at Google. Bill… Read More

  • Put On Your Hard Hats, You Can Now Create 3D Buildings In Google Earth

    Google is launching their version of Sim City today, Google Building Maker. The tool lets you create buildings for Google Earth. Building Maker lets you pick any building and construct a 3D version of it using photos and building blocks provided by Google. Google says that buildings are relatively fast to construct using their tool, taking only a matter of minutes. Building Maker runs within… Read More

  • Why Desktop Touch Screens Don’t Really Work Well For Humans

    Hewlett Packard refreshed their TouchSmart line of computers today. If you’re not familiar with these, imagine an iMac all in one computer that has a touch screen, and you’re most of the way there. I really like the TouchSmart line, and use a second generation machine as my main Windows test computer. The touch interface is done via infrared, which is a very cost effective way… Read More

  • Woopra launches realtime analytics for paying users

    [Lebanon] Back in March, 2008 we first wrote about Woopra the realtime web analytics startup that originated from Lebanon which, unlike Google Analytics, offered a desktop application to track websites visits as they happen. Since then Woopra has been in beta, upgrading its desktop app and offering a web version . Today Woopra has come out of beta and introduced paid accounts, thus monetising… Read More

  • Cisco Bets Big On Mobile Data Networks With $2.9 Billion Purchase Of Starent Networks

    Cisco is on a buying spree this month. This morning it announced a $2.9 billion acquisition of mobile networking infrastructure provider Starent Networks, which follows on the heels of another $3 billion acquisition announcement two weeks go for Two weeks ago it announced the $3 billion acquisition of video video-conferencing company Tandberg. You add $3 billion here and $3 billion there… Read More

  • Our Friends From The Next Web Go International, Launch 8 Local Tech Blogs

    Before I started writing for TechCrunch, I did a brief stint at The Next Web, a tech blog published out of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. It was fun, mainly because its founders are positively insane and famously quirky. Today, they’re taking their online media company forward with the launch of eight new local blogs focused on technology, startups, news, internet culture and the future… Read More

  • djay version 3: You can play MP3s on a turntable!

    You’re setting up for a party tonight. You’ve got food, girls, more food, and even Mike Chilludos coming! But what about music? No problem, just plug your laptop into some RadioShack computer speakers and hit shuffle, right?! For those of you who don’t want your party to be graced with a spontaneous rendition of “Yakety Sax”, Algoriddim Software has released djay 3. Read More

  • Jitterbit Releases Version 3.0 Of Its Open Source Data Integration Platform

    Jitterbit, a open source data and application integration company, has launched the 3.0 release of its product. The new release includes the debut of the ‘MX’ Enterprise version of Jitterbit, which the company says is designed for especially large enterprise customers. MX joins the normal Enterprise version (which should be suitable for most businesses), as well as the… Read More

  • Qosmio G60: Toshiba unleashes new super-laptop

    Toshiba Japan has announced a slew of new and updated notebooks today, and one of them [JP] is a monster of a notebook (more will be posted later). The Qosmio G60/97J is basically a high-end computer, digital TV and Blu-ray player rolled into one. Read More

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