• Kaltura Wins Spot as 40th Company at TechCrunch40

    Brooklyn-based Kaltura has earned the honor to present as the 40th company in this year’s TechCrunch40 conference, beating next generation forums provider Tangler by a handful of votes. The company, which has been demoing in our DemoPit all of today, received the most poker chips of any company in the pit over the past two days. Conference attendees were given two chips – one to… Read More

  • Fat Nano Brings Fat Margins

    BusinessWeek.com is running an article that breaks down how much all the parts inside the iPod nano end up costing and says that, "despite the addition of a video screen, the new nanos boast the widest margins yet for the line." Read More

  • Hands-on With Sony's V1000 Blu-ray Home Entertainment Center

    Good afternoon, everyone. I just spent a bit of time with Sony’s home entertainment server, the HES-V1000. It’s been pretty hard for me to give Sony any sort of praise lately, but some hands-on time with the V1000 is starting to change my opinion. Seriously, though, who doesn’t want a 200-disc, 500GB, Blu-ray home server? From a design standpoint, the V1000 is gorgeous and… Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages

    We’re live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40. Click Refresh to view. FlowPlay FlowPlay is a virtual world community built around browser-based casual games. Users play casual games as their own created anime-like avatar, earning virtual goods for their character including clothing, refrigerators and other virtual store items. Read More

  • Remember: Enter to Win an Unlocked 8GB iPhone

    In honor of the UK iPhone launch, we’re giving away a free unlocked iPhone. Do it! Do it now! Entry Info Read More

  • Microsoft, Sprint Launch Location-based Local Search

    The partnership that Sprint and Microsoft inked towards the end of the year has finally yielded some worthwhile buzz. Starting today Sprint customers who use Live Search on their mobile will get local results via cell tower triangulation instead of GPS. Either way you’re getting search results in a timely manner without wasting time inputting your zip code. Sprint customers who own a… Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Session 7: Rich Media & Mash Ups

    We’re live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40. Click Refresh to view. XRT3D XTR3D develops software that lets users interact with computers and gaming consoles using 3D human motions. Their real-time software analyzes 3D human motions using only one simple web cam. It will allow users to play games and interact in… Read More

  • The Bose Computer MusicMonitor Speakers Revealed

    Right now, I’m at Bose’s headquarters and I’ve just spent time with its latest product and Dr. Bose himself. The Bose Computer MusicMonitor is a small, two-speaker system designed for desktop PC use. It’ll be out October 4th and is priced at $399. A travel-bag will also be available for $59 in case you want to take them with you wherever you go. The sound for such a… Read More

  • Wall Street Journal Will Likely Dump Paid Service

    News Corp head Rupert Murdoch has said that he was “leaning toward” making the online Wall Street Journal free, but had not yet made a formal decision. The news comes after the New York Times dumped their pay-for-view service Monday. The Wall Street Journal currently charges $99 per year for full access to all content at wsj.com Murdoch rejected criticism that a free wsj.com… Read More

  • Mint: Online Money Management The Right Way

    Mint is a free online service that lets you keep tabs on where you’re spending your hard-earned cash. It differentiates itself from other personal finance tools because it’s free and it automatically aggregates your banking and credit card data in an easy to use and up to date view that runs the gamut on your financial situation. It even goes as far as suggesting money-making… Read More

  • How to Add Apps to Your iPhone, Video Edition

    For those of you who are about to win an iPhone, we offer this video on how to essentially mess the thing up with all kinds of funky applications, most of which crash a lot — sorry, MobileChat! — and clutter the interface. But on the flipside, some of the apps are great and isn’t it fun to hack? Thought so. <a HREF=" Read More

  • CG Exclusive: Bose Launches $399 Computer Speaker System, The MusicMonitor

    Better photo from SciFi Tech Some of the CG guys are out in Massachusetts today and sent the first pics of the new aluminum-clad Bose MusicMonitor, a dual speaker computer system for PCs. There is no sub-woofer but knowing Bose they did some sort of audio cloaca magic to make things sound pretty good. Like them or hate them, they make a nice sounding product at a mid-level price. Here’s… Read More

  • Vista Service Pack 1: XP

    Memories, in the corners of my mind… BBSpot is reporting that Vista Service Pack 1 will improve speed and performance by installing Windows XP, one of Microsoft’s earlier product updates. They went on to note that the next version of Windows, Windows 7, will be available in the next 18 to 20 months, give or take four years. “Ever since I install (sic) Vista I’ve wanted… Read More

  • Kerpoof: You Know, For Kids

    If you have kids — even kids you don’t know about — send them over to Kerpoof. It’s a Flash app that lets you create little movies and stories in the browser using “object-oriented” techniques to animate and move little characters over a preset background. There are quite a few little tricks the app uses, including controlling lighting in real time. Not a lot… Read More

  • Oh Man, A Credit Card-Sized USB Drive

    Hey there, Mr. Business Man. Do you need, like, 4GB of space in your wallet at all times? Of course you do, what with all those [now obsolete] PowerPoint presentations and PGP-encrypted PDFs. Then cast—nay, feast!—your eyes upon this Freecom USB drive wallet deal. Ranging in size from 256MB to 4GB (that’s a lot for a simple USB drive), the device is credit card-sized. That… Read More

  • TC40 Panel Discussion: Getting Funded

    Live from downtown San Francisco we’re live blogging a panel discussion many, many startups out there will be interested in: Getting Funded. Jason Calacanis moderates the discussion with Jay Adelson (Digg), David Sacks (Geni), Roelof Botha (Sequoia), Sumant Mandel (Clearstone), George Zachery (CRV), Hank Barry (Howard Rice), and Jeff Clavier (SoftTechVC). Spotty Wifi, but we’ll… Read More

  • iPhone UK: The news so far

    [Above: Steve Jobs, Apple and Matthew Key, CEO, O2] So here are the basics about the iPhone launch in the UK, as announced by Steve Jobs in London. It was a pretty utilitarian affair with a predictable demo by Jobs of the iPhone’s features, an announcement about the carrier, a chat from the O2 CEO and some Q&A. Almost everything was predicted beforehand, except the rather clever… Read More

  • AMD To Offer Three Core Chip

    Curious about quad-core but not quite sure if you’re ready to make the leap from dual-core? Well you, my friend, are in luck. AMD’s got a big, fat defective quad-core new three-core chip coming out in Q1 2008. This could really go either way. The concept of a three-core chip may end up confusing non-technical consumers as well as insulting the more technical among us with… Read More

  • UK iPhone Onslaught: All the Deets

    Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Well, it wasn’t quite live but Mike did get some great shots and video of the iPhone UK launch and if you comment on the last story you can enter to win an 8GB unlocked iPhone sent almost anywhere in the world where GSM and GPRS flows like the sweet waters the Thames. Charts, Charts, Charts: How The U.S. and UK iPhone… Read More

  • Triops Digital Camera: Go Ahead, Throw It Into The Air For Unique Photos

    I’m only now getting into photography and cameras, but I know that taking a dSLR and throwing it into the air isn’t standard protocol. With the Triops, protocol be damned. It’s a digital camera (that sorta resembles Clocky) with three fish eye lenses that encourages you to toss it into the air, guaranteeing unique shots few others will be able to reproduce. It can take… Read More

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