• TechCrunch40: Jeff Clavier Launches $12 Million Venture Fund

    Angel investor and startup advisor Jeff Clavier (pictured with Digg founder Kevin Rose) just announced a new $12 million early stage venture fund today at the TechCrunch40 conference. The new fund will be called SoftTech VC II. Clavier, who has a degree in computer science, has been actively investing in startups over the last few years and has had notable successes such as Truveo (acquired by… Read More

  • iPhone UK launch live blog

    [Note: This is the ‘as live’ blog I did for the Apple launch today, even though the London Apple Store, which usually has WiFi, did not have WiFi today. Go figure. Not only that but the venue was shielded from any mobile signal. I had to leave to get WiFi straight after the launch. Apple needs to “sort itself out” in this respect and… well, I’m being as… Read More

  • Charts, Charts, Charts: How The U.S. and UK iPhone Launches Compare

    Now that we know the sweet details about the iPhone’s UK launch, I spent a stupid amount of time in Pages and Photoshop throwing together what could be the world’s worst chart dating back to Altamira. Be gentle: I have zero graphic design experience or knowhow. It compares what the iPhone at launch in the two countries and adds the iPod Touch because it looked nice. Read More

  • BioShock Gets Etch-A-Sketched

    Etch-a-sketch artists are truly amazing at their craft. I had one as a child and I sucked. I couldn’t sketch a cat to save my life. I’m speechless. Please take a moment to appreciate this piece of art. It’s amazing. I really should get out from under my rock and give BioShock a whirl. BioShock [The Etch-A-Sketchist] Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Session 6: Revenue Models & Analytics

    Session six as follows, including our live notes. Spottt (Adbrite) Spottt helps like-minded sites promote each other for free. Just put a Spottt on your site, blog, or MySpace profile. Every time you show someone else’s ad, they’ll show yours. Spottt was created by AdBrite, with the assistance of Tony Hsieh, co-founder of LinkExchange. Simple model, 1:1 exchange model. Same as… Read More

  • XBLA Announced In India

    This is just for our readers over in India. Yes, we have readers in India. Microsoft has announced that XBLA is coming, but they haven’t laid out a time frame or pricing plan, but it’s said that it will follow the existing international pricing plan, so I’d expect to pay around 2,000 Rupees. Xbox Live India Service officially announced by Microsoft [Tech Shout] Read More

  • Trent Reznor Sticks It To The Man

    Has anyone seen the price come down? Okay, well, you know what that means – STEAL IT. Steal away! Steal and steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealin’. Because one way or another these motherfuckers will get it through their head that they’re ripping people off and that that’s not right. Awesome! Trent Reznor: Steal My Music! [Teckamok] Read More

  • Alaska Air First To Bring Satellite Web Service?

    Growing up in the NW meant Alaska Air handled any sort of air travel along the west coast. Why? Because it was inexpensive and service was above average. I’m happy to hear that by the time I move on back to the west coast, around 2009 or so, I’ll have satellite-based in-flight Wi-Fi. Alaska has paired up with Row 44 to bring you Wi-Fi goodness if tests coming up in the spring go well. Read More

  • Google Presents Presently At TechCrunch40

    On stage is Google for the formal presentation of Google Presently. See our previous summary here. New name, Google Docs. Demo includes pics of Michael Arrington, nice touch. The sharing features of Presently being emphasized, includes group chat. Questions: Michael asks what Google’s take is on Yahoo’s acquisition of Zimbra. A: compeitition is important and great for… Read More

  • Hot Or Not Abandons Free Model

    Hot or Not have abandoned their much publicized move to a free model. According to an email from Hot or Not’s founders, since moving to a free model the site had become inundated by spam: You also warned us that this would probably lead to more spammers and fake profiles. You were right, this is exactly what happened. The spammers got aggressive to the point where they were screwing up… Read More

  • Motorola ROKR E8 Deets

    The first images of the ROKR E8 started circulating a few weeks back and I thought they were fake, which is why you’re reading about it now. The next iteration of the ROKR rocks (heh) a backlit touch keyboard and the Omega Wheel for music and menu navigation. Haptic controls are in place with vibration feedback so keep it out of your pants, perv. The GSM/GPRS handset won’t be… Read More

  • Creative Announces Nirvana For Your Senses

    When I think of Creative, I don’t necessarily think of super high-quality audio equipment, but stranger things have happened. The Aurvana (what a terrible name) X-Fi noise canceling ‘phones are the first in the world to be equipped with X-Fi (Xtreme Fidelity) technology that enhances audio playback by intelligently and selectively restoring highs and lows lost during compression. Read More

  • Nokia Adds Another To E-series Lineup

    Don’t worry it comes in silver as well. Nokia continues to expand its smart phone series with the introduction of the E51. Much of the interface isn’t new per se, but in case you haven’t been following Nokia phones lately, I’ll give you a refresher. The applications you use most can be brought to the home screen for your convenience. One-touch keys give quick access… Read More

  • OK, Now There's Hands-On Pics Of The Halo 3 Edition Xbox 360

    OMGOMG let’s unbox some stuff~! I couldn’t get any pics of the Halo 3 edition Xbox 360 yesterday because of server issues, but Gearlive has gone to great lengths to unbox it for us, god-of-your-choosing bless their soul. My usual dismissive attitude aside, it looks pretty cool. Not cool enough for me to shell out an additional $400 (my plain jane 360 does the trick), but certainly… Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Session 5: Productivity & Web Apps

    Session five as follows, including our live notes. Commentary by Mark Hendrickson and Duncan Riley.  Xobni Xobni products aim to improve the way users organize, search and navigate their email. Xobni creates an information profile for each person a user communicates with, and provides historical information that is relevant to what users are working on. Xobni displays contact information… Read More

  • Presentation Unveiled, M$ Runs The Other Way

    As expected, Google officially announced its PowerPoint clone, Presentation, yesterday. It’s free and it’s available in the software bundle, Docs, which I’m now going to switch to permanently. A ‘souped up’ version is available to businesses, universities and government agencies for $50 per user per year. Time to throw out MS Office. Update: Google Presents… Read More

  • Style Kick Delivers Fashion News to Handsets

    Fashion commentator and actress Finola Hughes has kicked things up in the fashion world with the announcement of Style Kick with Finola Hughes, a new fashion application that will be offered exclusively on Verizon Wirless beginning in October. The mobile magazine is being developed in conjunction with mobile software creator Emdigo Inc. And similar to a traditional magazine, Style Kick will… Read More

  • European Ruling Against Microsoft Could Be Bad News For Apple, Others

    Thank you, Jeremy Latham The European Commission told Microsoft yesterday to play nice with the neighborhood kids, but don’t think that the Apples and Intels of the world weren’t watching as Microsoft was punished. For if there’s a theme or message big companies are taking away from the ruling it’s this—getting too big, running a business too effectively may draw… Read More

  • Myxer Works with AmieStreet on Ringtones

    Myxer has been at this weeks TechCrunch conference (the flagship of all the Crunches) showing its wares, when it announced yesterday that Myxer has been hired by AmieStreet to create and distribute mobile ringtones. The Myxer platform simplifies the delivery of any professional or user-generated content (including ringtones, images, audio and video) to mobile devices, no matter which carrier… Read More

  • Google Adds Adsense to Mobile

    It is everywhere… advertising, and escaping ads and marketing campaigns might just get a little harder. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Because, while Google may not have invented online advertising, its efforts certainly brought ads to sites that wouldn’t have otherwise been able to sell any sort of banner ads or generate other forms of revenue. Now the mobile Web… Read More

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