• Metaphor of the day: Jobs as potentate


    John “Sassy” Brownlee used one of the best metaphors I’ve seen to describe the pain of Apple watchers as they anguish over the illness of their potentate. He writes: It’s certainly true that Rob, Joel and I all find much of the Internet’s agony aunting over Steve Jobs’ illness a tad unsavory… but even so, the self-righteous indignation from the… Read More

  • Will the new Mac Mini be based on the spiffy Nvidia Ion?

    Interesting bit of speculation surrounding the Mac Mini. Tom’s Hardware, one of the oldest, bestest hardware-focused sites out there, says that the upcoming Mac Mini speed bump will feature Nvidia’s new Ion platform. Among other things, that can lead to an even smaller Mac Mini. Read More

  • Zumodrive Takes Cloud Storage And Syncing Up A Notch

    Cloud storage and file synchronization is becoming increasingly important as users access the Internet and their data via a plethora of devices – desktop computers with large hard drives, laptops with smaller drives, and netbooks and mobile devices with relatively small internal storage. There are a lot of online storage/syncing startups and products out there to choose from, ranging… Read More

  • Will Air France-KLM's Social Network Bluenity Fly? I Like Dopplr Better.

    Airline group Air France-KLM, formed after the merger of Société Air France and the Royal Dutch Airlines and currently the largest airline company in the world in terms of operating revenues, has recently launched a social network for travelers called Bluenity to connect its +75 million customers when traveling (presumably so that they can meet up with strangers). An airline moving into… Read More

  • Australia’s ‘Agora’ Android phone gets agoraphobia, delayed indefinitely

    That Agora phone from Australia that everyone got so moist about may never see the light of day, unfortunately. The phone’s manufacturer, Kogan, said that it’d be delayed indefinitely “due to future interoperability issues.” Read More

  • Yahoo Becomes More FriendFeed-like, Adds Updates From 20 Outside Sites

    As part of its Open Strategy, Yahoo starting today is letting users add updates from their friends based on their activities on 20 other services across the Web. These updates will appear in a FriendFeed-like fashion on Yahoo members’ profile pages and in Yahoo Mail. Already, Yahoo users can get updates from friends who use Yahoo services such as Buzz and Yahoo Music (but not yet… Read More

  • Peek + unlimited service for $299 (today only)

    Whoa, ho, ho there. Take a look at this. If you’ve been intrigued by the e-mail-made-simple Peek device but thought the $20 per month outlay for service was a bit too steep, you can get the device with unlimited service for $299 today. Read More

  • Wine Review Site Snooth Raises Cash And A Following

    Raise a glass to Snooth, a social wine review site that is gaining some traction and recently closed another angel round of financing of about $1 million. Angel investors included Joe Meyer, Kevin Fortuna (both from Quigo) and Ted Jansen (former SVP at Expedia), who are now on the company’s advisory board. The New York City-based startup last raised an angel round a year ago for the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Guitar Hero World Tour for $20

    Who’s ready to rock this weekend? Who?! If you answered, “I am, Doug! I don’t want to work! I just wanna bang on the drum all day!” then you might want to find your nearest Micro Center store. Read More

  • Space Invaders piggy bank from Japan

    30 years went by since the original Space Invaders. It’s one among the few things I like and are older than me. You put in the coin, one invader goes to the tally. Read More

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