• Don't Fight The Stream: Facebook And FriendFeed Redesigns Are Paying Off

    When Facebook redesigned its homepage in early March in a wholehearted embrace of the real-time activity stream as its primary user interface, everybody complained. “Why on earth does the world need 2 Twitters?,” asked one of my friends on Facebook. Twitter-envy aside, some early data suggests that embracing the stream was the right decision after all. Since the redesign went… Read More

  • Mo'Minis Finds Mo Money For Mo Games

    Mo’Minis, an Israeli-based startup that provides developers a platform to create mobile games and entertainment applications, has secured $1.5 million in Series A funding from BRM Capital. The company says that the funding will be used to improve the current development platform, strengthen its community of developers and close strategic partnerships with distributors operating… Read More

  • Mac OSX 10.5.7 Combo Update Available

    The latest update for OSX is now available. The update includes general security fixes and performance upgrades for iCal and Mail. After the update your mac will be more secure, video playback will be less bumpy. Unit Converter, Stocks, Weather, Movies widgets will be smarter. You should get it right away. Read More

  • iLike launches custom iPhone apps, syndication platform to help artists connect with fans

    iLike, the popular music discovery site with a huge presence on social networks, is launching a set of new syndication services for musicians. Beginning tonight, iLike now offers extensive integration with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube, allowing artists to distribute content to each of their online presences from a single control panel. In addition to these, the company is also… Read More

  • Skydeck Mashed Up With Google Voice Could Be The Perfect Combination

    One of the few necessary evils that accompanies the uber-cool recently launched Google Voice service (which was officially released in March) is the necessity to convert all of your numbers (cell, landline, office) to one number. It can be an annoying and daunting task to change your cell phone number, especially if you are reliant on your cell for business and personal communications. Read More

  • $1.45 billion record fine: EU slaps Intel hard in antitrust case

    The 9-year-long antitrust battle between Intel and the European Union (the European Commission, to be exact) ended today and there is a clear loser: Intel. The company faces a $1.45 billion fine for abusing its No. 1 position in the market for computer chips. This is the highest fine the European Commission has ever imposed on a company. Read More

  • Blerp Aims To Turn The Web Into One Big Forum

    San Francisco startup RocketOn, the company behind a virtual world platform that bares the same name, has more tricks up its sleeve and is today showing off the second product it created. The web application it’s introducing today is dubbed Blerp, and its ambition is to turn the Web into a giant interactive message board by making it possible for visitors to add text comments and… Read More

  • Panasonic gets serious with OLED development

    OLED TVs sure offer phenomenal picture quality, but even now, 2 years after Sony launched its XEL-1, we still wait for large-screen versions. Samsung showcased a 40-inch OLED display last year (pictured). Now Panasonic might be onto something bigger. The company is planning to develop the world’s first OEL panel that’s sized at “40 inches or larger” by fiscal 2010. Read More

  • Intel Fined Over €1 Billion For Violation Of European Antitrust Laws (Updated With Intel Statement)

    The European Commission today announced that it has fined Intel a record €1.06 billion ($1.45 billion) for abusing its dominance in the market for computer chips to exclude its biggest (and frankly, the only serious) rival AMD by paying computer manufacturers Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and NEC as well as retailers to postpone, cancel or downright avoid using or selling the latter’s… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pinball Dizzy Edition

    Chop foppishly with a fabulous designer axe
    Man makes pinball table from scrap wood
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  • Ning Gets A Star Studded Boost From The Collective

    Over the last few months celebrities have become something of a currency on the social web as services vie to attract big-name stars (and gather the resulting media coverage and new users in the process). Twitter has garnered the most attention for its roster, which includes celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Oprah. Facebook too has been making strides in this area, especially since… Read More

  • Apple reacts to Laptop Hunters using elimination

    Okay so a PC is slow or has a small screen or has viruses causing you headaches. Apple’s response to the Laptop Hunters is just a little smarter than Microsoft’s ads. Or not at all. What’s more interesting is this other ad about customer care. Go check them out. Read More

  • Blah Girls Jumps From The Web To TV, As Kutcher Does The Opposite

    Ashton Kutcher got his start on the small screen. His roles in That 70s Show and development of the MTV show Punk’d (which is being kind of reborn with Ustream) allowed him to become a movie star. But these days he seems more interested in using the web to further his career. His recent race with CNN to be the first user with a million Twitter followers was just one facet of what… Read More

  • iLike Launches Custom iPhone Apps, Syndication Platform To Help Artists Connect With Fans

    iLike, the popular music discovery site with a huge presence on social networks, is launching a set of new syndication services for musicians. Beginning tonight, iLike now offers extensive integration with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube, allowing artists to distribute content to each of their online presences from a single control panel. In addition to these, the company is also… Read More

  • Interesting bug with the Das Keyboard

    We reviewed the Das Keyboard during our keyboard roundup back in the day, and I don’t think I ran into this problem. Blogger Barney has found that when keys are pressed in rapid succession on his Das Keyboard, the letters always show up on the screen as if he’d pressed the leftmost keys first, then the ones on the right. He even made a special little tool to test and show this, as… Read More

  • IDC Reports AMD Gains Market Share On Rival Intel

    We recently reported of Advanced Micro Devices’s (AMD) uphill battle to challenge rival Intel’s dominance in the micro-processor market. According to the technology market research firm IDC, AMD could be catching up to Intel sooner than everyone thought. The IDC released a report today that indicated that AMD may be gaining ground in the fight to surpass Intel. In the first quarter… Read More

  • MySpace Wants To Avoid This Whole Holocaust Denial Thing

    Lots of heat is being put on Facebook over Holocaust denial, ranging from blogs to CNN to pissed off moms who still can’t post pictures of their breasts on their Facebook pages. Facebook is standing firm in their defense of the deniers. Meanwhile, MySpace is just hoping no one looks their way. In an email to MySpace forum moderators today, MySpace asked moderators to “keep an eye… Read More

  • Google Sky Map: portable astronomy on your G1

    The newest Android app from the Google team is looking pretty awesome, and if it works like it says it does, then I’m going to be having some fun times this weekend out in the country. Google Sky Map is basically a reality augmentation app that lets you use your Android phone as a sort of virtual lens for checking out constellations, planets, and other stuff out there. It’s made… Read More

  • Chop foppishly with a fabulous designer axe

    If your vanity gets the best of you when you’re chopping wood, maybe you ought to think about investing in more… modern hardware. These designer axes are super expensive, but no one will ever question your chopping ability or fashion sense. Read More

  • Twitter Decides We're Not Smart Enough For @Replies, Changes Them Again

    Twitter is officially getting dumbed down. For the second time in less than two months, Twitter has changed its @reply system, this time by removing an option that has existed for many months in an effort to appease confused newcomers. The basic premise behind the @reply system is that it allows you to create a semi-public conversation with another Twitter user. To prevent you from having… Read More

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