• Real-time Tracking For Rockstars – Try Out MusicMetric On Us

    A real-time trend-tracking platform that trawls the web using semantic analysis to make sure that all hits for a band’s name are contextually correct. That’s the pitch of MusicMetric, which has today launched the beta release of its music industry trend-analysis, targeted at bands, promoters, record labels and agencies. The idea is that you can greatly reduce the number of… Read More

  • PeopleMaps Helps Graph Personal And Professional Connections

    Startup 7 Degrees is launching PeopleMaps, a social business application that aims to give professionals direct visibility into how they are connected to any person or company. Basically, PeopleMaps sifts through educational, social and business information to determine personal and professional relationships between people. PeopleMaps allows users to automatically search their personal… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Weather Report Edition

    In Communist Russia, air force makes snow fall on outskirts of town
    The Flurry Alarm Clock is a luddite’s Chumby
    Mega Man Drum Kit = Awesome Read More

  • Apple's Sauce: $34 Billion In Cash, Stock Peaks, And Mysterious Shipping Anomalies

    The big, obvious take away from Apple’s Q4 earnings report earlier today was that it once again crushed the estimates. And not just its own forward-looking estimates, which are always laughably low, but even the estimates of the most optimistic analysts — by a lot. But some of the other numbers from today were just as impressive, and some of the information, even more interesting. Read More

  • Micro-blog About Your Love Life Much? Head Over To Relatious. Please.

    I follow a lot of people on Twitter, so I understand when people say they sometimes get tired of mundane messages from people they often barely know in person. In particular, the amount of coffees one has in the morning, what he or she is having for lunch, which airport terminal they’re currently waiting for a plane in and why their relationships are complicated are often of little… Read More

  • With Fresh Funding And A Hollywood PR Firm, Will Ad.ly Define Twitter Advertising?

    I’m still not sure if the Twitter stream is the right place to be for advertising, but with the way the company set out to make it easy for developers to build upon their platform with open APIs, it’s no wonder so many ad networks have sprung up since it got started. Its massive growth and the fact that the San Francisco startup is a media and celebrity darling probably helped in… Read More

  • Android Avalanche: A Complete List Of The Android Phones So Far

    Google CEO Erick Schmidt stated emphatically during Google’s most recent earnings call that “Android adoption is about to explode.” We agree – despite developer hiccups, Android is about to have its moment in the sun. An avalanche of new devices are hitting worldwide markets, and some of them are serious contenders. Our bet is that the upcoming Motorola Droid will be… Read More

  • DropCam: Another fire-and-forget camera system


    Welcome to the era of completely computer-less webcams. We tried the Avaak Vue a few weeks ago with mixed results but this new system, called Dropcam, looks more useful for homes and small businesses. The kit allows for multiple cameras to be connected to the Internet via wired Ethernet or WiFi. You simply set it up, plug it in, and start streaming. The system records video at 320×240… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Devin

    Right now Devin is probably doing Everclear shots and dancing the Macarena with an old woman in a pantsuit because it’s his birthday! That’s right, our own Devin Coldewey just turned 18 and he’s legal, ladies. If you see him tonight buy him a Fuzzy Nipple on CrunchGear. Read More

  • Japan gets 11 new cell phones: KDDI's full winter line-up (photo gallery)

    Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier KDDI au showed their new cell phones [JP] for this winter. The first of the eleven models will be available in Japan as early as this month. Complete line-up after the jump. Read More

  • The Flurry Alarm Clock is a luddite's Chumby

    You know the Chumby, right? It’s that bedside clock/alarm/radio/YouTube & Flickr open source thingamabob. It’s hella cool, but it’s also kind of complicated for the non-techy and requires WiFi to work. I say blah to that! Really the only extra info you need to know in the morning besides the time is the weather anyway. That’s where the Flurry Alarm Clock from… Read More

  • Apple Gets A Little More Serious About Using Twitter

    While the various forms of social media are becoming increasingly important to brands, Apple is one company that hasn’t exactly rushed to get involved. Sure, they have a few accounts here and there, but they’re not exactly Google, with their 500 Twitter accounts (okay, it’s really more like 50). But they could be slowly warming up to the idea. Back in March, the company… Read More

  • Mega Man Drum Kit = Awesome

    What are you doing reading the text?! Look at the picture! It’s a frakkin’ Mega Man drum kit! Those rings light up and everything! This thing is almost as cool as those Star Wars guitars back in 2002. [VIDEO]
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  • The New Twitter Hole That Probably Isn't

    Earlier this evening the LA Times Tech Blog ran a post claming that Google has unrestricted access to Twitter’s protected tweets, or, as the Times put it, the “key to the city”. And you can apparently search those tweets with a not-too-difficult advanced Google search. As supporting evidence, the post includes snippits of supposedly protected tweets from Bill… Read More

  • Android Avalanche: A Complete List Of The Android Phones So Far

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt stated emphatically during Google’s most recent earnings call that “Android adoption is about to explode.” We agree – despite developer hiccups, Android is about to have its moment in the sun. An avalanche of new devices are hitting worldwide markets, and some of them are serious contenders. Our bet is that the upcoming Motorola Droid will be… Read More

  • "This is OnStar, how can I assist your high-speed pursuit?"

    If you bought a 2009 model GM car, you may have had the option to add a certain OnStar service. You may or may not have felt it necessary to drop the extra cash on something you may use very infrequently, but at least one car owner is happy they took the plunge. A carjacker with a shotgun took over a Mr. Jose Ruiz’s Tahoe and zoomed off, though he was shortly being pursued by… Read More

  • Dell updates the Adamo Desire

    With the Adamo XPS getting all the play recently, Dell quietly updated the Desire model with a slight performance boost. The original model, apparently named Desire, now rocks a 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo SL9600 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD, and of course, Windows 7 Home Premium. Chances are Dell was sitting on this update until it could ship Windows 7 with it. Read More

  • Robot arms demonstrate their physical aptitude again, this time with Fanta

    It’s not enough that they make ramen, juggle, and play catch — now robot arms need to play with their food? This robot arm on the right is teasing the one on the left. Want a Fanta? You can’t have one! Your feeble manipulator navigates this six-pack in vain. Read More

  • IBM Upgrades Software To Manage Data Centers And Virtualization

    IBM is enhancing its VMControl software for managing data centers to give enterprise users a single point of control across multiple types of IT systems and virtualization technologies. Combined with IBM’s Tivoli software, VMControl allows for combinations of physical and virtual IBM servers to be managed as a single entity, called “system pooling.” IBM says this approach… Read More

  • Jive Raises $12 Million For Social Enterprise Software

    Jive, the maker of a all-in-one social enterprise software, has raised $12 million in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital. Jive previously raised $15 million in Series A funding from Sequoia in August of 2007. Modeled to offer Facebook-like features to enterprises, Jive combines computing with social collaboration. Its suite of applications help businesses collaborate on a variety of… Read More

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