• BizShark Takes A Crack At Creating An Automated CrunchBase

    If you are looking to do some quick competitive analysis, a new site called BizShark offers a wealth of data about companies. Bizshark is a nifty automated information aggregator. It pulls together the latest business profiles, news, financials, web analytics, social footprint, marketing strategies, and other business information by searching across more than 50 Internet business databases. Read More

  • The Beatles: Rock Band priced and dated for fall launch

    MTV, Harmonix and Apple Corps have just announced the launch date for the Beatles edition of Rock Band. New hardware is promised that will resemble instruments the band members have used throughour their career. So, you’re telling me I’ll see a Rickenbacker guitar or Hofner Violin Bass because that would be awesome. The Beatles: Rock Band launches on 9/9/9! Instruments from… Read More

  • Sky News realises news breaks first on Twitter, not TV – Creates a Twitter Correspondent

    TechCrunch has been saying for a long time – at least since November last year – that Twitter is an emerging source of news. Recent tragic events have only served to emphasise this. As a result, this fact is now gaining traction amongst major news outlets and they are now paying special attention to Twitter. The latest example is the below leaked memo to Sky News staff in the… Read More

  • HTC Magic gets spotted in black

    Not diggin’ the vanilla look of the HTC Magic that was shown during the announcement? Looking for something a bit more stealth? Like the yin to the white model’s yang, an all black model of the HTC Magic has hit the floor at this week’s CeBIT show in Germany. Like the model we saw at MWC, this version isn’t quite final – the narrow buttons will be replaced with… Read More

  • Sample video from the Panasonic Lumix GH1

    Without having held and shot with the GH1 myself it’s hard to say if Panasonic’s latest Micro Four Thirds Lumix is worth a hoot. Sure, it shoots HD video, which is fine and dandy, but these are cameras and not camcorders. If you fail to produce high quality still images then who gives a damn if it shoots HD video or bakes you a cake. Anyway, Eric over at PB got a little face time… Read More

  • Panasonic's sexy Z1 plasma gets a price


    Love ’em or hate ’em, thin TVs are hot and Panasonic’s flagship plasma finally got a price and it’s ’bout right. Read More

  • Spotify bug exposed weak user passwords

    Swedish online music startup Spotify last night warned of a security breach that could have exposed user passwords and other sensitive data. In an email to users Spotify said a bug it had squashed in its protocols in December was more serious than it first suspected. Last week Spotify found out that a group of hackers had compromised these protocols as a result of this vulnerability. The… Read More

  • Joost hooks up with Netlog


    Joost – the streaming video service that started as a P2P client, failed, and went back to the Web – has partnered with Netlog, the MySpace-like social Netlog prominent in continental Europe. Netlog’s 40 million users can now access Joost’s video library directly from the social network’s home page. It’s a significant distribution deal for Joost, which… Read More

  • Brando’s ‘USB Buffalo Speaker’ tells tale of a marketing meeting gone awry

    Please observe this USB speaker from Brando. It’s called the “USB Buffalo Speaker” yet it looks like a bull yet it’s described as a “cute cow design” on the product page. It’s a blunder of epic proportions, to be sure, and could mean complete and “udder” devastation for Brando. So where did the train go off the tracks? Read More

  • Yahoo’s Inquisitor Makes Search Shine On The iPhone

    Last May, Yahoo acquired a startup called Inquisitor which offers a search plug-in for all the major browsers. Today, Inquisitor is available as an iPhone app and it shows how certain features, such as Yahoo’s Search Assist, really shine on a mobile device where you want to keep your typing to a minimum. When you start typing a search in Inquisitor, a list of suggested keywords… Read More

  • Yahoo's Inquisitor Makes Search Shine On The iPhone

    Last May, Yahoo acquired a startup called Inquisitor which offers a search plug-in for all the major browsers. Today, Inquisitor is available as an iPhone app and it shows how certain features, such as Yahoo’s Search Assist, really shine on a mobile device where you want to keep your typing to a minimum. When you start typing a search in Inquisitor, a list of suggested keywords… Read More

  • The other football: Fox Soccer Channel starts text message alert service

    Starting tomorrow, Fox Soccer Channel boldly enters the year 2004, figuring out this whole “text message thing.” The channel, of which I’m a huge fan, will start a text message service that will remind fans of upcoming matches, team news, etc. It’s your standard sports news service, but one tailored to FSC’s niche. Imagine things like “Don’t miss Inter v. Read More

  • Palm Pre delayed?

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AeWyJgA%5D Some guy over at some blog is spouting off about the Pre being officially delayed. He says a Palm design employee tipped him off “that the Pre is officially delayed.” Palm went on the defensive this morning on Twitter and said it was still on track for first half of 2009. Yeah, because the Pre was dated in the first place, right? Tinycomb… Read More

  • First images of the BlackBerry 9630 aka Niagara emerge

    Well, there it is, kids. The image is real small so, we’re not able to dissect it, but there she be in between a Bold and 8900. Get excited Verizon subscribers. You won’t have to deal with that craptacular Storm much longer. via CrackBerry Read More

  • Blackberry App World minimum paid price set at $2.99

    RIM took the wraps off of App World yesterday and now we are getting the first taste of what’s to come. It seems that the minimum paid tier (apps can be free, btw) for an app is $2.99, which is catching some of us off guard as Apple’s App Store has been widely successfully with $.99 and $1.99 apps. That extra dollar might make people stop and think about purchasing the app rather… Read More

  • Joost Continues Fight For Relevancy, Teams Up With Social Network Netlog

    Don’t count out Joost just yet. We recently wrote it still has a heartbeat despite the fact they made the wrong bet years ago by underestimating the power of the web for watching videos. They finally switched to Flash late last year, giving up on P2P, and introduced some social networking features around the video viewing experience to battle established players like Hulu, TV.com and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: The Trouble with Kindles Edition

    Kindle for iPhone walkthrough
    Free stuff Wednesday: Funkeys Computer Speakers
    Slimstick: Seiko’s walking aid gadget gets an update Read More

  • Zoho Writer Gets A Makeover And Some New Features

    Zoho, makers of an awesome web-based software suite comprised of document, project and invoicing management tools, has given its online word processing tool Writer a fresh look along with a couple of new features worth checking out. The Chennai, India-based startup says Zoho Writer 2.0 comes with hundreds of improvements, for the most part on the user interface. But the makeover isn’t… Read More

  • It's Time To Start Thinking Of Twitter As A Search Engine

    At a dinner tonight with a friend the conversation turned to Twitter. He just didn’t get it, and he’s certainly not the first person to tell me that. Specifically, my friend didn’t understand the massive valuation ($250 million or more) that Twitter won in its recent funding. I told him why I thought it was more than justified: Twitter is, more than anything, a search… Read More

  • OneRiot Keeps The Pulse On Web Searches

    OneRiot, a social search engine that launched late last year, doesn’t want to replace Google search mechanism, it just wants to offer web users another option. OneRiot produces search results based on what the greater public is viewing pertaining to a particular subject. This non-traditional search engine adds a social lens to the search experience, measuring what people are talking… Read More

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