• Lure In Users With Your Trackle Box

    Content on the web is constantly changing and while you can track changes in information manually, it’s often a time-consuming process to monitor the things you care about. Trackle, a personalized web and RSS feed tracker we wrote about earlier this year, is launching a “Trackle It” button that can be added to any site to help users track information instantly while surfing… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Portable Everest Edition

    Musical retro computers sing “Bohemian Rhapsody”
    Review: Lenovo Thinkpad keypad-protected USB drive
    Nepal Telecom bringing cell service to Mt. Everest Read More

  • Another leaked next-gen Zune? If so, BOL (barfing out loud)

    Let’s talk about why this isn’t a real next-generation Zune. I can think of seven reasons right off the top of my head, having used one for about a year now and knowing a little about the way things work. Can you spot all of them? Read More

  • It's an Android netbook! (caution: very underwhelming)

    We’ve been hearing for a while about this and that company thinking about making an MID or netbook (or desktop) with Android as the OS. Well! Someone’s gone and done it! And they even shot video, the dears. It’s not exactly Crank 2 though. Adjust your expectations accordingly. Read More

  • IRLConnect puts Twitter and Facebook on a map with live video

    IRLConnect (as in, ‘in real life connect’) is one of those new social-networks-meets-maps startups, but what sets them apart is some pretty cool integration, a focus on live video and a tantalizing business model based on owning the virtual equivalent of real estate. Today they launch into a public beta after being invite-only since September last year. The site is bringing… Read More

  • Amazon Wants To Bully Amazee Into Changing Its Name

    Online retail juggernaut Amazon isn’t too pleased with the name Swiss startup Amazee picked for its social collaboration service, and is now trying to persuade the young company to change it to something else. This has apparently been going on for a couple of months, but now Amazee is stepping up and throwing some good old fighting words out there, claiming ‘peaceful and… Read More

  • Live Video From London – TechCrunch Geek'n Rolla

    Here you’ll find the live video stream from Geek’n Rolla, a day-long conference created by TechCrunch Europe for European early stage tech startups old and new to share real, hard-core knowledge about their experiences. Here is our agenda and speaker line-up. Geek’n Rolla is sponsored by Viadeo one of the largest professional social networks in the world, and supported by… Read More

  • Interview With Digg's Kevin Rose: The State of The Union

    Last week I sat down with Digg founder Kevin Rose to get the Digg “State of the Union.” The company, now more than four years old, has continued to grow incredibly since launching in late 2004 and regularly innovates with new products. They are rumored to be approaching profitability after making headcount cuts earlier this year. But much of the hype around Digg is now in the past. Read More

  • Netgear's new set-top box is waiting for your order

    Remember this useful little set-top box from Netgear? Well, it’s available. That’s pretty much all there is to this post. It’s a nice little net-connected box that’ll stream all the usual stuff, upconvert whatever signal suits your fancy to 1080p, and it has a couple unique features that require you to buy more than one of the things. Personally I’d go for a… Read More

  • MySpace Finally Opens The Door To Application Notifications

    Tonight MySpace is preparing to launch a new addition to its application platform that allows developers to distribute notifications from their apps to their users. It may not sound particularly exciting at first, but the feature is one that developers have been clamoring for, as the notifications are essential to drive asyncronous applications (like a long-term chess games), and can be used… Read More

  • New Belkin chargers turn your car's lighter socket into a USB port

    If you’re one of the incredibly small camp of people who use the phenomenally unpopular “I-Phone” or whatever, you might find this useful. The Micro Auto Charger fits right in your cigarette lighter’s slot and sits flush with your dash, exposing only a USB port. Good news for people with iPods who don’t want something protruding from the dash, but bad news for… Read More


    The One Laptop Per Child project is humming along, and while the dual-screen, open-hardware OLPC 2.0 is still riding unicorns in Narnia, the OLPC 1.5 is quite real. And according to the project’s hardware guy, it’s going to be more of the same — but better. They’re upping the storage space, brightening the screens, and replacing the old AMD processor with a shiny new… Read More

  • GeeknRolla – The Agenda for the day

    Agenda: Geek’nRolla – Tech Startups Rock! London – April 21, 2009 Geek’nRolla is sponsored by Viadeo one of the largest professional social networks in the world, and supported by UK Trade and Investment, as well as NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts. Geek’n Rolla is also supported by our strategic partner, School for Startups. Read More

  • Katalyst Media Taking Punk’d Live With Ustream

    “Punked” is one of those words that started out as a slang term, but was taken to a whole new level by a pop culture moment — in this case, the MTV show Punk’d. But as quickly as it heated up in 2003, it quickly burned out, lasting just 4 years. But the company behind it, Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Media, may have found a way to revive the formula — take it… Read More

  • Four teams selected from Mini Seedcamp day in London

    Seedcamp has run its ‘mini’ event in London and come up with four winners out of the day – all of whom will go towards selection for the week-long event towards the end of the year. CityOdds bills itself as a as an online financial marketmaker designed to generate profit from fixed-odds financial betting in the UK and Internationally. The idea is to offer competitively… Read More

  • Skout Fully Embraces Location-Based Dating With Homepage Relaunch

    Earlier this year Skout shifted gears, shedding its role as a traditional location-based social network in the same vein as Brightkite to become a network exclusively focused on location-based dating. It’s now primarily centered around its iPhone application, which launched in January and was one of the iPhone’s first dating apps. But until now its web presence has failed to… Read More

  • WinMo smartphones now work as medical tricorders with USB-based imagers

    Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have come up with a mobile medical imager that works on Windows Mobile phones over plain ol’ USB. Its applications are still limited due to the power and space requirements of other useful imaging techniques like MRI, but it’s a promising application for the tiny computers we all have in our pockets. Smartphones are capable of so… Read More

  • Seedcamp invest in Kwaga's smart email solution

    Seedcamp, the European-wide competition for early stage startups, has made one of its “standard” investments in Paris-based Kwaga. The investment is 50,000 Euros and between a 5-10% share in the company. kwaga is designed to make email easier to manage by tagging it automatically with semantic information. This then extracts the meaningful part of the mail and via structured… Read More

  • Jason Calacanis On How To Get Into (and win) TechCrunch50

    Jason Calacanis sent out another of his periodic emails to his email subscription list today where he gives great advice on how to get your startup idea into the upcoming TechCrunch50 conference. I’ll be giving my own thoughts on this soon, but his email is worth reposting. From: Jason Calacanis
    Date: April 20, 2009 9:30:27 PM EDT
    Subject: [Jason] I want to help you launch your company Read More

  • Review: SplitFish FragFX v.2 controller

    Quick Version: So you’re a gamer that splits his or her time between the PC and PlayStation 3, but you really want to make the switch to console full time. And at the same time, you can’t give up the mouse and keyboard combo you’ve grown accustomed to, right? Short of the PlayStation team announcing a mouse and keyboard as an official control scheme, SplitFish’s… Read More

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