• boxee iPhone App now available


    Great news for boxee and iPhone users. The official boxee app was finally approved by Apple and is now available on the App Store. We hear the app is basic but it should be good enough for simple playback controls. It’s too bad that it took so fraking long for Apple’s stamp of approval. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Mad Lab Edition

    Poken: Tiny RFID thingies that share all your personal data with others
    RCTiger.com: Real-time web-based tank warfare
    CrunchMayhem: how to open some keypad-secured doors Read More

  • Cloudera Raises $5 Million Series A Round For Hadoop Commercialization

    Cloudera is definitely a startup that will have many eyes fixed on it in the future. Backed by an impressive list of investors and advisors and run by a team of experienced technology veterans, it’s doing interesting things with equally interesting open-source software. The company is today announcing the general availability of its flagship product, Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop… Read More

  • Our SXSW experience, in comic form

    http://pixton.com/widget/1 Howdy, y’all. John and I are still at SXSW, taking in all the sights and sounds. One of the cooler companies here is Pixton, a site that lets you easily create comic strips. As a budding artist, I appreciate the site quite a bit. This comic, hopefully the first of many, pretty much summarizes our experience thus far. (I’m the funky guy, John is the chef… Read More

  • What happens to your online presence when you die in real life?

    So here’s a weird question for y’all: what happens when you die? More specifically, what happens to the “online version” of you? Will your World of Warcraft guild hold a funeral for you, one that’s promptly invaded by a bunch of rival faction jerks? Will there be a Facebook “We miss you, man” group? Does anyone in your life have the password to you… Read More

  • Blellow: Like Yammer meets LinkedIn Meets Twitter In A Way That Makes Sense

    To paraphrase Cracker, what the world needs now is another web-based Interactive micro-content production community like I need a hole in the head. But strangely enough, I think the world needs Blellow. Blellow is a fascinating collaboration tool a la Yammer but Blellow allows you to create groups based on projects – WordPress Devs can group with other WordPress Devs while freelance… Read More

  • Holy Cats! There is a DRM chip inside the iPod Shuffle earbuds! [Update]

    J&R over at BBG dissected the iPod Shuffle’s tiny headphone control system and found an unidentified chip, a 8A83E3 that appears to be some sort of proprietary physical control that prevents unauthorized transmission of commands to the Shuffle without an official Apple adapter. If this is true – and it seems old in-line adapters don’t work with the Shuffle, this is kind of… Read More

  • BestInClass Tries To Help Consumers Find The Perfect Digital Camera

    Startup BestInClass is trying to solve a problem many consumers face when trying to pick out a digital camera that best suits their needs and preferences. Most consumers spend hours on the internet looking at editorial and user reviews to figure out what digital camera to buy. The site has launched a digital camera recommendation service that helps consumers sort through all of this information… Read More

  • Poken: Tiny RFID thingies that share all your personal data with others

    I was on the SXSW Meatbus last night and I met a charming young lady from England, Renate, who introduced me to the Poken. Poken is a tiny USB key with an embedded RFID reader/transmitter. When you press a little button on the dongle and place it next to another Poken it passes all of your pertinent information to between Pokens – Pokenii? You then plug the Poken into a laptop and connect… Read More

  • Live From Paris: TechCrunchTalk – What Next For France 2.0?

    TechCrunch Europe recently hosted a Roundtable & Meetup in Paris. Despite issues getting a live video stream going, we recorded the event and have now been able to upload the videos. “TechCrunchTalk: What Next For France 2.0?” featured an afternoon of panel discussions with French startups and the investment community, and the kinds of things that were discussed were… Read More

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