• The iPhone app to put the fear of God into a Madrid Taxi Driver

    Normally, tourists at the airport of a big city carrying armfuls of luggage and a tourist map are easy targets for dishonest taxi drivers – and Madrid is no exception. So to make your visit a little less stressful Alberto Naranjo, an internet entrepreneur and mobile technology director from Barrabés Internet, has developed Taxi Madrid, an iPhone app [link to iTunes] that calculates… Read More

  • Cute little notebook feet

    It’s so rare to see a proper pair of notebook feet anymore. Folks just don’t go out of their way to add a little something special to your Dell or HP a la the old fashioned toilet paper cozy or the tissue box needlework thingie. Well, UXsight knows how to add that special something to your netbook with their mini-ball shape laptop cooler. Read More

  • Video: Meet Yuu-chan, the teenage cyborg ninja turtle

    Medical technology can sometimes not only help humans but also cute little animals. Case in point: Yuu-can, a loggerhead sea turtle that was recently attacked by a shark, lost parts of her left and right front flipper and got caught in a fishing net. And not only is Yuu-chan cute but she also belongs to an endangered species. Two reasons for the Sea Turtle Association of Japan (which… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Woot-Off!


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  • The Government Comes Through For Tesla With A $465 Million Loan For Its Electric Sedan

    In an announcement today at Ford’s research center in Dearborn, Michigan, the U.S. Secretary of Energy will be giving details about the first loans to come out of the government’s $25 billion program to help auto manufacturers. Ford got a $5.9 billion loan, but Tesla Motors, Silicon Valley’s electric car manufacturer, is receiving $465 million from the program. The money… Read More

  • iPhone 3.0 unlock is go – don't try it on your 3G S, though

    The dev team has released their latest carrier unlock, ultrasn0w, It requires a quick using redsn0w and then the installation of ultrasn0w through Cydia. If you’ve already jailbroken your iPhone 3G simply add repo666.ultrasn0w.com to your repositories list and download ultrasn0w. What does this do? It carrier unlocks the iPhone 3G. Sadly, it doesn’t yet work on the 3G S. It is… Read More

  • Motorola Karma QA1 coming to AT&T, social networkers take notice

    Announced today by AT&T is the full QWERTY slider from Motorola, Karma. Starting June 28, the Karma QA1 will act as your social networking hub with one-touch access to Facebook and MySpace. Didn’t MySpace just lay off 2/3 of their workforce? With a 2-megapixel camera and full QWERTY keyboard I’m sure people will want to purchase this instead of paying the extra $20 to get an… Read More

  • One Flight Closer to My Electric Plane Fantasy Coming True

    I missed a lot of things while I was in Africa. There was an obsession with Facebook vanity URLs that still doesn’t quite make sense to me, the launch of a new iPhone that I still won’t buy because it doesn’t have a keyboard (cue the Apple fanboy trolls) and–most exciting to me but most under reported– a milestone in electric aviation. I fantasize about… Read More

  • Web-Based Productivity Suite Zoho Now Integrated With Microsoft SharePoint

    Zoho Suite, a web-based software suite comprised of document, project and invoicing management tools, has launched an add-on that allows Zoho Office to integrate with Microsoft SharePoint. Zoho users can now create new documents and save them to SharePoint in MS Office formats, view existing documents within SharePoint using Zoho apps, and edit existing documents with Zoho Apps and save them… Read More

  • PerfectForm Launches On Demand Form Creation Software

    PerfectForms, a company that lets businesses build online forms, surveys and applications without any code, is launching a cloud-based software service to accompany its on-premise offering. PerfectForms lets anyone create custom web-based forms for a variety of tasks, from simple HR routines like vacation requests or new hires, to intricate product management projects. Using a drag and… Read More

  • Web-Based Productivity Suite Zoho Now Integrated With Microsoft SharePoint

    Zoho Suite, a web-based software suite comprised of document, project and invoicing management tools, has launched an add-on that allows Zoho Office to integrate with Microsoft SharePoint. Zoho users can now create new documents and save them to SharePoint in MS Office formats, view existing documents within SharePoint using Zoho apps, and edit existing documents with Zoho Apps and save them… Read More

  • Ooma Gets $14 Million, Survival Looks Like A Real Possibility

    VoIP startup Ooma has raised another $14 million in venture capital, we’ve heard from multiple sources, increasing the total amount of capital the company has raised to $56 million. This most recent round of financing was led by existing investor Worldview Technology Partners and was a restructuring that wiped out earlier investors who chose not to participate in this round. The company… Read More

  • Bad start: Toshiba fails to properly launch the TG01 in Japan

    I haven’t had the chance yet to try it out but those who did say the Toshiba TG01 seems to be a pretty good cell phone. Needless to say, the TG01 (1 Ghz CPU, 9.9mm body and a 4.1-inch touchscreen) was due out in Japan first. But most customers over here are still waiting for the “iPhone killer”. Read More

  • MySpace To Terminate 2/3 Of International Staff

    MySpace is planning to lay off 300 of its 450 non-U.S. employees, it announced this morning, confirming our earlier report. Just one person in three gets to keep his or her job. The company has now announced that over 700 of it’s 1,800 total employees have been or will be laid off – 30% of U.S. staff last week, and 66% of non-U.S. staff today. The company will not confirm… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: New Poof Edition

    Japanese company sells cabinet that converts into a coffin
    Poor Tron Guy must sell his plane to keep himself in discs
    Kodak stops Kodachrome film production Read More

  • Ever Wondered What The Most Common Names On Facebook Are? Here's A List

    With well over 200 million registered users, Facebook is undeniably a giant on the web, and one that is sitting on an enormous amount of raw data about individuals and demographically selected groups at that. While private profiles are not even always as private as we’d like to assume – something we’ve learned yesterday and multiple times in the past as well –… Read More

  • Conduit Launches Marketplace For Toolbar Content

    Conduit, a service that enables web publishers to easily create their own toolbars for Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox, is opening up its platform to allow for distribution opportunities. Conduit’s SaaS tool lets companies create and distribute their content and products on a custom community toolbar. Conduit, which we have covered previously here and here, has amassed a network… Read More

  • iPhone In-App Purchases Already Leading To The Dreaded Two Words: Bait And Switch

    Since it launched a year ago, Apple’s App Store has had a series of successes (50,000 apps, a billion downloads, transforming the market), but also some failures. While plenty of people talk about the abundance of junk apps in the store, I have never seen that as a problem since no one is forcing anyone to download them — and believe it or not, some people actually do, for… Read More

  • Socialtext Goes Freemium With Socialtext Free 50

    Socialtext offers a compelling package of Enterprise 2.0 services, but it has a problem. While it can talk all it wants about how great its products are, the real selling point is getting customers to use them for themselves. While free-trials work somewhat, the time constraints are limiting. So that’s why Socialtext is moving into the freemium market with its new SocialText Free 50… Read More

  • MySpace International Head Travis Katz Is Out (Updated)

    Update: MySpace sources now say Katz may still be at the company, although 2/3 of international staff will be terminated. More bad news at MySpace. As we await what are likely to be significant cuts in MySpace’s international headcount, MySpace International managing director Travis Katz is out, we’ve heard from a source in the UK. MediaWeek is also reporting this. Katz joined… Read More

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