• Treo PRO now available from Sprint for $249

    Update: Sprint did not intend for this page to go up yet – it has since been pulled. Palm and Sprint might have a pickle on their hands. Now that the Palm Pre is the hottest upcoming phone of 2009, how are they going to sell the Treo PRO when the Pre is rumored to launch next month? Sprint thankfully has priced the PRO well with to a $200 price cut and a $100 MIR which brings the MSRP… Read More

  • Veoh Video Compass: A Handy Automatic Video Search Plugin

    Popular video site Veoh has just released a new version of its browser plugin, Veoh Video Compass. The plugin, which is available for Firefox 3 and IE7, presents a selection of videos relevant to your search queries and the pages you browse in an unobtrusive ribbon at the top of your browser. It’s a nifty feature that seems to work pretty well, effectively adding a video search to… Read More

  • IAC's Ask.com Acquires Domain Name Monetizer Sendori

    Ask Sponsored Listings, a division of Ask.com (itself a subsidiary to IAC) has acquired Sendori, a startup that introduced interesting advertising exchange technology about two years ago that enabled advertisers to purchase direct navigation traffic generated by top tier domain names, bypassing PPC advertising providers like Google and Yahoo when it comes to monetizing parked… Read More

  • Feedburner Needs To Get It Together

    Complaints about Feedburner, a service that helps websites manage their RSS feeds, have been around as long as the company itself. But you’d think that when Google spent $100 million to buy the company, they’d get it together. But things haven’t gotten better. Instead, the service is becoming unreliable. Feedburner problems plague website owners far more than they should. Read More

  • UK Twitter use explodes ten-fold, poised to go mainstream as celebs get on board


    Twitter use is exploding in the UK and, with celebrities there starting to hat-tip the microblogging service, many are predicting it is poised to tip over into mainstream use, much as Facebook did a couple of years ago. UK Internet traffic to Twitter has increased 10-fold over past last 12 months, according to research house Hitwise. For the week ending January 17 2009 Twitter ranked as the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Fire in the Sky Edition

    Smittens: World’s dumbest mittens
    Is it 2012? Because Hello Kitty just made her debut on the iPhone
    Paro, the robotic seal for the elderly, is shipping in April Read More

  • Twitter use in the UK explodes by ten times says Hitwise

    UK Internet traffic to Twitter has increased 10-fold over past last 12 months, according to Hitwise. For the week ending 17/01/09 Twitter ranked as the 291st most visited website in the UK, up from a ranking of 2,953 for the week ending 19/01/08. UK Internet traffic to the website has increased by a staggering 974% over this period. Hitwise also admits that Twitter is probably even more… Read More

  • Stanford Students Release A Cool Batch Of iPhone Apps

    Students from Stanford’s Fall 1008 iPhone class CS193P created a nice crop of apps that are now available or will be soon for the iPhone (see our Stanford Facebook apps posts here and here). A list of them is here, and some of them I’m going to keep on my phone. My favorite is iDiscover, which gives you random content you think will be interesting (text, videos, apps). You rate… Read More

  • Music community Rivmixx attempts to lure industry and fans

    Rivmixx is a new UK startup which is aiming to be the ‘one-stop shop’ for the music industry and music fans alike. That’s quite a tall order, so how are they going to do it? The site – currently in private beta – is designed to allows bands, DJs, clubs, music venues and record labels to showcase their activities via profile pages, and allow fans to stay in touch… Read More

  • Sony ignores struggling PS3, declares itself industry leader

    Sony claims to be the market leader in game consoles. This comes right after rumors that Sony might be experiencing its first loss in 14 years. Read More

  • Follett's new eBook reader is all software

    Follett, a distributor of educational materials, has announced that it has developed an eBook reader for education that is aimed at classrooms and libraries. Now, don’t be mistaken. This isn’t a portable eBook reader. It’s a software reader that is paired with its own online store. They claim that this reader should protect publisher content while introducing new… Read More

  • Review of the 128K Mac


    Our buddy Larry Magid posted wrote this article for the LA Times way back in 1984. What’s he writing about? The $2,495 128K Mac from Apple. The computer is completely portable, provided you buy the $99 case, and weighs a total of 22 pounds. Sassy! If you read Larry’s review you really come to understand why Apple got the reputation for being expensive and weird. The printer cost… Read More

  • Even Ubuntu's founder likes Windows 7

    Oh Windows 7, is there anyone who doesn’t like you, other than John Biggs? In an interview, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder and head MF in charge of popular Linux distro Ubuntu, had many nice things to say about the newest OS on the block. He says it’ll bring a new kind of competition to the table. Read More

  • Apple nixes iPhone Nano and netbook rumors

    Everyone’s been all a-flutter lately (for reasons I do not understand) about the possibility of either a smaller-sized iPhone or a tiny Apple netbook. Both of those things sound terrible to me, and Apple seems to agree. During a conference call today reporting their totally awesome earnings report, they also addressed the rumors. Read More

  • Shelby SuperCars announces worlds fastest electric production car

    Not content to just make the world’s fastest production car, Shelby SuperCars announced today that they plan on expanding that platform to include the world’s fastest electric production car too. Something they are calling the Ultimate Aero EV. They’ve stated that the Ultimate Aero EV will charge up in 10 minutes off a standard 110v outlet, and then run for 200 miles off that… Read More

  • Ustream's iPhone Viewing Application Downloaded 113,000 Times in 24 Hours

    Only two days after its release, Ustream’s iPhone Viewing Application has already hit the top spot of the App Store’s Entertainment section, and is ranked the 6th most popular free application overall. Ustream says that its latest figure for number of downloads stands at a whopping 113,000, which only represents the first 24 hours that the application was available (Apple… Read More

  • Seven steps to a bootable Windows 7 thumb drive

    I’ve been playing with Windows 7 Beta for a the past week or so and after loading it up on multiple machines I’ve learned a few things: 1. I hate waiting for DVDs to burn ISO images. 2. Half of my computers don’t have optical drives and I don’t want to buy an external one. 3. Creating a bootable USB thumb drive with Windows 7 loaded onto it is more complicated than it… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook Warns Competitors: If You Rip Off The iPhone, We’ll Go After You

    At the tail end of Apple’s quarterly earnings conference call today, COO Tim Cook (CEO Steve Jobs, who is taking a medical leave of absence, was not on the call) noted that 17 million iPhones have been sold to date. When he was asked about the rising competition from Android, Blackberry, and Palm, Cook made an oblique threat: We approach this business as a software platform business. We… Read More

  • Exclusive: YouTube Will Soon Let Big Content Partners Bring Their Own Ads

    Big media companies have always had a love-hate relationship with YouTube. They don’t know whether to sue YouTube for abetting copyright infringement or get in bed with it because it is the biggest Web video game in town. YouTube is trying to convince them that love is better than war by giving them a cut of advertising revenues from their videos that appear on YouTube, regardless of… Read More

  • Terrible economy? Big deal, we still love our cellphones & video games

    So, what do Americans buy as their country’s economy collapses around them? Well, according to Forbes, we still buy things like smartphones, video games and movie tickets. We’ll spend our way out of this yet. Read More

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