• Zynga's Full House Puts Its Online iPhone Poker On Top

    Zynga, a social gaming network whose backers include Kleiner Perkins, has released a new multiplayer Poker game on the iPhone that will likely leave its competitors in the dust. The application, called Live Poker, taps into Zynga’s network of online poker games, allowing you to play seamlessly against users on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Hi5. You can grab the free version of the app… Read More

  • Taglocity Aims To Improve Microsoft Outlook By Making It More Like Gmail

    As a Gmail power user, you don’t need to convince me about the advantages of handling your email avalanche through a fast, web-based management system instead of a bloated piece of desktop software. I’ve long kissed Microsoft Outlook goodbye, although there’s no denying that it is still extremely popular in business environments, to the extent that it may possibly remain… Read More

  • Algorithmic Dating Site Be2 Raises €15m From Index

    As the downturn bites, VCs are putting more into the companies they feel most confident about rather than the spray-and-pray approach of the last three years. That, combined with companies that have proven models, and developing revenues. The latest example of this is the €15 million investment from the European VC Index Ventures into Be2, the Munich-based global dating site. But this is… Read More

  • Party people everywhere, I behoove you to to put your hands in the air

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/1470581&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ Hey funtime boys! Want to dance? Ok! Let’s have a good time with Brando’s new USB-powered LED projector. Plug it in, watch the lights move, feel… Read More

  • Spammer McColo taken down, spam problem solved

    A group of Internet providers have essentially shut down California hosting service, McColo, yesterday and total spam production dropped considerably. The provider, notorious for their low-down ways, was producing 2/3 of the spam in the U.S. Other providers saw a drop from about 40 spam messages per second to 10 per second – a major victory for those whose m3mb3rz are already rock solid. Read More

  • The Red EPIC strides from the mists of time

    This, my friends, is a camera. Jim Janard over at Red has begun telling the world about his new modular camera system with its Mysterium-X sensor. There are a few upgrade paths for those who already own a RED ONE, the older generation including upgrading to the new sensor, trade in RED ONE for the price of an EPIC, or receive a sensor upgrade some time in the future. If the RED ONE costs… Read More

  • Is Apple Building A Search Engine?

    We’ve received multiple (if thin) reports that Apple is working on a search engine of some sort. At first glance, the rumors make sense. Apple’s Safari browser has 6-7% market share, and currently uses Google as the search engine for both the standard and iPhone/iPod versions (unlike other browsers, you don’t have a choice). They also have a suite of personal productivity… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Death Mask Edition

    Moshi voice-controlled clock: good idea, could be better
    AirGlass: Today’s little bit of wow
    Watch out, Surface; GestureTek is straight frontin’
    This Christmas, give the gift of a terrifying, photorealistic death mask
    GlowBots: Robots that learn what you like Read More

  • Official: BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Wireless available on November 21

    The Storm touches down at Verizon on November 21 for $200 after a MIR and 2-year contract agreement. [Update]: $35 activation fee. Read More

  • Google Analyst: "Worst Economic Environment In Our Collective Lifetimes"

    Google’s stock price closed yesterday at $291, the first time it has dropped below $300 since 2005. It’s 44% off of its 52-week high of $725. Most analysts think its cheap and getting cheaper – the average price target is still over $500. Former analyst Henry Blodget, however, thinks it could fall to $200 (I prefer the bullish version of Blodget myself). One analyst we… Read More

  • Get thee to thy nearest newsstand for exclusive Halo 3 Recon details

    High-res Straight from the horse’s mouth: So you’ve been wondering what the Halo 3 Recon announcement was all about, huh? We’ve got all the info you can handle! The December issue of Game Informer Magazine has 10 pages packed full of info and screenshots straight from Bungie. We also have another 10 pages of our annual Holiday Buyer’s Guide featuring the coolest gear… Read More

  • Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound 5: looks daft, but hey

    First, I have this to say about it: if this device works as well as its website, I hope it’s banished to the innermost receses of the earth. Please, web designers: no more autoplaying music and pointless intro videos that show nothing. And especially no music that continues to start up 10 seconds after you stop it, again and again and again. Now, on to the product. It’s an mp3… Read More

  • Moshi voice-controlled clock: good idea, could be better

    I know there have been things like this before, but this one actually looks like a really well-designed little device. The Moshi IVR alarm clock (caution, autoplaying music) is a good-looking little… you know, alarm clock, that has the benefit of voice controls that let you do everything from set the alarm to play a “sleep sound” — whatever that is. That’s a… Read More

  • This Christmas, OfficeMax's ElfYourself.com Will Get a JibJab Twist

    A year ago, one of the surprise holiday breakout hits on the Web was ElfYourself.com. It was a promotional viral video site created by OfficeMax that let people upload their pictures and create dancing elves that they could then send as e-cards to family and friends. ElfYourself turned out to be the fastest growing site last December, peaking at 39 million unique visitors in the U.S. (and… Read More

  • MotoGP 08 demo now live for PC

    http://www.playmotogp.com/video_grab.swf?lang_id=us Capcom’s MotoGP 08 was recently released for the PC (albeit with a few bugs) and you can download the demo now. Yeah, you read that right. Aren’t demos usually out before the retail release? Get it here. Read More

  • Sweeping Changes At Live.com: It's A Social Network!

    Microsoft’s Live.com portal will change significantly this evening. No longer will it be a simple search engine with a few other services bolted on. It’s now a social network, too, pulling in activity information and content from around the web. They’re also launching Windows Live Photos and Windows Live People, and other services. Check it out at Home.Live.com. A lot of… Read More

  • MySpace app for BlackBerry launching tonight

    Attention fellow BlackBerry Users- At 12:01 AM EDT on the 13th of November, MySpace is releasing their much anticipated mobile application for the BlackBerry platform. You can download it here from your desktop or navigate here from your BlackBerry browser. Read the rest at MobileCrunch Read More

  • Tapulous Releases One of iPhone's Best Twitter Clients; Online Tap Tap Revenge Goes Live

    Prolific iPhone development studio Tapulous has launched a trio of new applications, including an impressive Twitter client that could well become the most-used app on my phone. They’re also releasing a new online multiplayer version of mega-hit Tap Tap Revenge that will likely see the game surge in popularity (again), and have announced that they have hit a total of 3 million users… Read More

  • Transpera Raises $8.25 Million In Series B For Mobile Video Monetization Service

    Transpera will later today announce it has secured a second round of funding to the tune of $8.25 million on top of an undisclosed amount in Series A financing it received in July 2007. The capital injection comes from initial investors Flybridge Capital Partners (formerly IDG Ventures), Intel Capital and First Round Capital, who also brought in Labrador Ventures for this second round. The… Read More

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