• Jive Software Lays Off 1/3 Of Staff

    When it comes to layoffs, 1/3 of total staff seems to be a magic number. Portland based Jive Software, which is backed by Sequoia, laid off around 40 people today, a third of their total staff. This follows massive employee growth over the last year. Twelve months ago the company had around 60 employees. Two Vice Presidents are among those that left – Marty Kagan, VP Engineering and… Read More

  • ComScore: Google's Search Volume Accelerates In September, But Market Share Dips

    Update 2: Corrected figures are below, as are the originally reported figures for comparison. The mistake was in Ask’s numbers. Its market share declined half a percentage point to 4.3 percent instead of increasing to 5.4 percent.
    Ahead of Thursday’s earnings announcement from Google, comScore just released its search market share figures for September. Google’s overall… Read More

  • Video walkthrough of the new MacBooks [Update: Keynote video is live]

    Apple has provided video in case our hands-on and previews didn’t hit the spot. You get a look at the manufacturing process, the multitouch stuff you may not be familiar with, and a lot of floating MacBooks. Like, a million of them. If you want more hi-def stuff, there’s more here or you could just order one and get it in super-hi-def. Update: Watch today’s press conference here. Read More

  • Dude, no way – blender uses wireless power

    http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/mnr_lib/200808/players/player-single.swf?job=34799Get right the hell outta town with this thing. Here’s a blender – a blender – using wireless power. It’s the result of “eCoupled intelligent wireless power” which has been created by Fulton Innovation. The company is working on building the same magical power system into… Read More

  • Microsoft suing DHL over poorly shipped Xbox 360s

    We have all had poorly shipped packages, but apparently Microsoft has had enough with DHL’s piss-pore shipping; specifically after a whole train derailed destroying 21,600 Xbox 360s. The suit is seeking $2 million in total damages due to the October 13, 2007 incident. It seems that we here in the States would not have noticed an inventory shortage as these units were destined for… Read More

  • Still Not Sure Who To Vote For? Take the Glassbooth Quiz.

    By this point, most Americans have made up their minds about who they are going to vote for President come Election Day. But if you are still trying to decide, or just want to reassure yourself that you are indeed voting for the candidate who most closely reflects your views, take the Glassbooth Quiz. The site is run by a non-partisan, non-profit organization (or so it claims). You tell… Read More

  • Geek up your living room with these retro gaming decals

    Trust us, your GF will love these. Can’t you imagine her face when she sees vinyl Space Invaders on your apartment’s wall? I know, right? Classic. $45 for the Space Invaders and $20 for Pac-Man. Read More

  • Apple palette cleanser

      This made all of us here smile the other day and if you need a break from all these damn Apple posts, you’ll enjoy it too. Read More

  • Apple rumor postmortem: what didn't happen today


    Love it or hate it, the time before an Apple announcement is a time for rumors. They flutter about the flame of credibility, at the very boundary of reasonable doubt, and then, come the event, are cruelly incinerated by the harsh heat of truth. Actually, it’s not nearly so picturesque; it’s more like “people want pageviews so they propagate the most fanciful BS ever to hit… Read More

  • Five reasons why an Apple netbook is a no-brainer

    When asked today about the possibility of an Apple netbook, Steve Jobs said something to the effect of, “The market is just getting started – we’ll see how it goes.” Huh? Here’s how the netbook market’s going, Steve: pretty much every major computer company has a netbook but you. Apple’s a prime candidate for a netbook, too. Know why? Because… Read More

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