• iPod nano, touch and Classic get a price cut from Apple

    Apple just reaffirmed the theory that new iPods will be announced today by cutting the price of every iPod except the Shuffle. The 32GB touch is now $279 down from $399, the 16GB is now $249 down from $299, and the 8GB model is $189 instead of $229. Also, the 8GB nano is now $129 and the 16GB is $149. And while the rumor is that the Classic will be cut from the team today, it is now cheaper… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless raises the price of the enV Touch and enV3

    This is strange, even for a wireless carrier. Both the enV Touch and enV3 launched in May at $179 and $129, but then dropped down to $149 and $99, which is about right. After all, non-smartphones generally only stay at their original price for a few months. But now both of these phones are back up to their starting price. Why? We hit up a couple of our Verizon tipsters and they indicated… Read More

  • Is this the new iPod touch 3G and Nano 5G?

    Cygnett might be in a world of trouble. The retailer has a set of photos up showing off its cases for the iPod touch 3G and Nano 5G and *gasp* the pics show an actual product that fits all the leaked descriptions. The almighty Steve Jobs isn’t going to like this too much. Read More

  • Hara Raises $14 Million Series B For Environmental Impact Monitoring Software

    More and more companies these days are trying to measure their environmental impact, and that is good business for startups like Hara, which provides Web-based environmental impact and energy monitoring software. Hara raised $14 million in a Series B funding today. The round was led by Jafco Ventures, with Nth Power and Kleiner participating. Hara was founded a year ago with a $6 million… Read More

  • AT&T unveils the A-List, thinks it's 2006

    Welcome to 2006, AT&T. That’s right, folks. AT&T has finally joined the fray and they’re calling it the A-List with Rollover. AT&T prisoners can now call up to five domestic “VIPs” without putting a dent into their pre-existing plan. As an added bonus, the Rollover feature has been bundled in and starts with the individual Nation plans higher than $59.99. Read More

  • Palm updates webOS to v1.2.0

    With all the excitement buzzing around about Palm’s second webOS device, the Pixi, an update to the vaunted OS quietly creeped into the handsets of those with the Pre. A gaggle of new features have been added and an even longer list of issues have been remedied. A few nuggets to be found in webOS v1.2.0 include: copy on steroids in browser and email, filtered search in email and support… Read More

  • German Blogger Manifesto On Journalism Makes Headlines

    After stirring up their own country’s commentators, the German blogger elite has launched an international version of their Internet Manifesto in English. Fifteen authors of Germany’s most popular blogs have signed a declaration about How journalism works today. The 17 articles run down from statements like “the Internet is different” and “the Internet… Read More

  • Tweeting About The Gov 2.0 Summit May Cause Serious Account Suspension

    In an ironic twist of fate, a number of people related to O’Reilly Media, as well as others guilty of using Twitter to express thoughts and commentary about and from the Gov 2.0 Summit, have found their accounts suspended this morning due to unspecified ‘strange activity’. That includes prolific (and real) Twitter users such as Tim O’Reilly himself, but also other… Read More

  • Sprint drops the price of the Palm Pre, explains the $100 credit offer yesterday

    Yesterday the Internet was abuzz with an offer from Sprint that involved a $100 service credit if you port-in a number and buy a Palm Pre. It was a fair deal but Sprint quickly pulled the offer and now explained what happened. Read More

  • Socialtext Launches Mobile Version Of Twitter-Like Collaboration Platform

    Collaboration platform Socialtext is taking its package of enterprise 2.0 services to the smartphone. The startup has launched Socialtext Mobile, a web-based mobile version of the Socialtext collaboration platform. Socialtext’s President and co-founder, Ross Mayfield tells us that Socialtext’s mobile interface will offer much of the same functionality as Socialtext’s… Read More

  • Video: The iida Polaris is a cool mix between robot and phone

    Japan is the nation of robots. Everybody knows that. It’s also the nation of cell phones. So why not mix robots and cell phones? That’s what the country’s second biggest mobile phone provider KDDI au thought and today presents the iida Polaris, a robotic cell phone [link in English], for the first time (click here for my iida concept photo report from April). Read More

  • iida Ply and Prismoid: Japan gets two new designer cell phones

    Japan’s No. 2 cell phone carrier KDDI au is stepping up its efforts to promote its iida sub brand of designer cell phones (here‘s my photo report of some iida concept phones from back in April). Not only did it present its robotic cell phone Polaris today, it now gives us another two (more conventional) phones. And these you can actually buy soon (if you live in Japan). Read More

  • Woot traffic as an indicator of financial stability: A treatise

    When in the course of human events people lose their jobs and their ways to pay for bags of random stuff and close-out smoke detectors, it behooves all good men to approach shopping site Woot.com with trepidation and distrust. The result? A steady decline in traffic from the post-holiday period of 2009 until about May 2009. Now, however, that is changing. If I can draw your attention to… Read More

  • Logitech releases new guitars, drums for Wii/XB3600 Guitar Hero

    Ahhh, just what the doctor ordered: Logitech just released a wireless guitar controller that looks like a kinda-sorta Superstrat played by Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden along with a collapsable drum kit for the Wii and the XBox360. Read More

  • Twitter And The Revenue Dilemma

    One thing every venture capitalist knows but rarely talks about is the “revenue problem” with hot startups. When a startup is “growing like gangbusters” as Twitter cofounder Biz Stone told Bloomberg today, they tend to get a lot of attention from suitors. Twitter has been growing so fast this year, they’re getting more attention than they probably know what to… Read More

  • CeeVee Opens With A Mega-Simple CV Page Builder

    Coming along to give VisualCV and JobSpice a run for their money is new online CV builder CeeVee. It’s now opened up after being in private beta, and aside from the cute sounding name, it’s aim is simple – to be the simplest CV builder out there. But what is the point of CV sites like this when we have LinkedIn? Well, not everyone is into LinkedIn’s sparse, rather… Read More

  • The Palm Pixi: A smaller Pre but without Wi-Fi

    In a move akin to Herman’s Hermits opening for the Rolling Stones, Palm has decided to announce the new Palm Pixi, a phone akin to the Palm Centro of yore in price point and features, on the very day Apple will eat up the rest of the news cycle. This is in line with the intelligence we received earlier yesterday about the Pixi launching in time for Fashion Week. The Pixi is a… Read More

  • The Incredible Shrinking iPod Prices Undercut The Zune HD

    We’re still hours away from Apple’s event today in San Francisco, but that apparently hasn’t stopped the company from releasing some changes in its own store. The main thing to note is the prices of the various iPod lines, especially the iPod touch. Yesterday, a 32 GB iPod touch was $399. Today? $279. Yesterday, a 16 GB version was $299. Today? $249. The 8 GB one is now… Read More

  • Hyperlocal Business Directory MerchantCircle Launches Consumer-Facing Features

    Hyperlocal business directory MerchantCircle has been steadily growing as an online network and business directory for merchants in smaller towns to advertise to consumers. MerchantCircle has long targeted its site’s features towards merchants versus catering towards the consumer, as sites like Yelp and CitySearch do. Today, the startup has launched two features to appeal to the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: From the Top Edition

    Google Street View explained in stop-motion blockery
    Look, a hand carved, Alien-themed flash drive for sale
    Real LEGO blocks are not used in these walkie talkies Read More

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