• The Would-Be FFugees Shouldn't Pack Up And Find A New Home Just Yet

    Following Facebook’s acquisition of FriendFeed, a lot of users in that community were up in arms. Basically, everyone was quick to jump to the conclusion that FriendFeed, as we knew it, was dead. And with the comments immediately following the deal, the parties on both sides did little to change that line of thinking, basically saying things along the lines of “we’ll… Read More

  • Your Guide To Music On The Web – Part #1

    I’m a Web fanatic, I admit. But you probably already knew that… My work environment has been completely web based for years now. The same applies to my music. Like many people, I used to download music from Kazaa or eMule (Yeah, I know some of you still do). Most of the time now, I listen to music on the web and don’t have any need to download it. My laptop benefits the most… Read More

  • Facebook Hires TipJoy Co-Founder Ivan Kirigin After Backing Away From A Full Acquisition

    It turns out there is more to the story behind the sudden demise of Tipjoy. The micro-payments service was trying to sell itself, according to a source with direct knowledge of the attempted transaction, and even got an all-stock offer from Facebook nominally worth around $5 million. The deal fell through when Facebook walked away. But Facebook didn’t walk away completely empty-handed. … Read More

  • Installing the Whitoken theme on your iPod Touch

    It seems like only yesterday that we were slobbering over the Whitoken theme for the iPod Touch. Well, today you can install this amazing theme with a little muss and fuss. The first step is to jailbreak your iPod with redsn0w and install Cydia, the app installer, and theme manager Winterboard. QuickPWN will take up the slack for you, showing you all the steps necessary to make your iPod look… Read More

  • Cheating the App Store: PR firm has interns post positive reviews for clients [UPDATED]

    When it comes to winning in the App Store, one PR firm has discovered a dynamite strategy: throw ethics out the window. Reverb Communications, a PR firm that represents dozens of game publishers and developers, has managed to find astounding success on Apple’s App Store for its clients. Among its various tactics? It hires a team of interns to trawl iTunes and other community forums posing… Read More

  • For Twitter, Sharing Data With Google Would Be Suicide

    Guest author Edo Segal (@edosegal) has launched and sold several companies. In 2000 he founded eNow, a search engine for the Real-time Internet in an age that predated RSS as a popular medium. As such he has had a decade to think about its implications. He ultimately sold the company (renamed Relegence) to AOL in 2006 and today runs his Incubator/Investment vehicle Futurity Ventures. He… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Metal Meets Metal Edition

    Whitoken, a beautiful iPod Touch theme
    This steampunk flash drive makes the meme sexy again
    Awesome Terminator 4 T-600 USB skull Read More

  • The Real Truth about Apple and Google and Arrington

    Watching our fearless leader’s journey into AndroidWorld has been fantastically entertaining, as Mike’s mission to bring Google Voice to the iPhone is presented as a move to the free open Google voice device hoedown. Entertaining mostly because if the real truth were revealed, we would understand how Machiavellian this “revolution” really is, and how Arrington, Google… Read More

  • Yammer's Big Night: Launches Threaded Conversations, Push-Enabled iPhone App, And More

    It’s been just under a year since Yammer, the ‘Twitter for businesses’, launched at TechCrunch 50 and won the conference’s top prize. Since then the service has seen steady growth, with over 40,000 networks signed up for the service. It’s also become an absolutely essential tool inside the TechCrunch office, which is why I grew alarmed when I noticed that… Read More

  • Southwest to roll out wi-fi to its whole fleet starting next year


    Well, that’s one more reason to fly Southwest. Now that all the other airlines are cutting down on the frills that Southwest never really had, there’s no reason to fly anything but Southwest if you can hack it. Wi-fi has been a touchy subject for airlines, but the cost vs. customer satisfaction it offers is really hard to ignore. I guess that’s why they’re going to put… Read More

  • The Truth: What's Really Going On With Apple, Google, AT&T And The FCC

    Apple has responded to the FCC’s request for information around its rejection of various Google and third party iPhone applications for the iPhone. In short, Apple denies that they rejected the Google Voice application, but they go into great detail about how the Google Voice application hurts “the iPhone’s distinctive user experience.” All of those statements are… Read More

  • Not to worry, you can still hack your Wii without Twilight Princess

    Want to run some homebrew games, apps, a DVD player, or emulator on your Wii? Too bad! Nintendo doesn’t want you to. Fortunately, their console is far from un-hackable, though the latest versions aren’t vulnerable to the original Twilight Princess hack. Lucky for you there are other ways of going about it. This new hack, which should work on any Wii, works by injecting some… Read More

  • Asustek keyboard and netbook expected this fall

    While nothing official has been shared yet, industry insiders are expecting Asustek to announce and release some of their new product lines this coming September and October. Looks like it’s going to be an interesting autumn. Read More

  • $800 video card is worth every penny if you're into that kind of thing

    BFG has always been one of the go-to brands for high-end video cards and hardware, and their latest opus continues the tradition. The BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC is the beastliest card out there, and is easily the most powerful single-card solution out there, even beating out such dual-GPU solutions as the Radeon HD 4870 X2. That’s some serious power… must be why it costs $800. Read More

  • Wanna work in a Microsoft retail store?

    You say no one is hiring right now? Blah! Microsoft is. Well, for its new retail locations at least. Right now there are spots available in the first two locations: Scottsdale, AZ and Mission Viejo, CA. I’m guessing that you better hurry up and submit your resume if you wanna work at these stores. Chances are that MS will get tons of applicants from geeks more qualified than you. But I… Read More

  • Another News Corp. Digital Exec Departure: Colin Digiaro Resigns From Slingshot Labs

    Colin Digiaro, who was a cofounder of MySpace and most recently served as co-President of News Corp. Digital’s new technology incubator Slighshot Labs, has resigned from the company, we’ve heard from multiple sources. Slingshot Labs, which was created in 2007, was in the news recently. The incubator has been working on, among other things, a new business-focused social network for… Read More

  • Advertising And User-Targeting Network Lookery Heads To The Deadpool

    Lookery, a startup that focuses on collecting demographic data about users and sites around the web and then selling this information to ad networks to target users, is heading to the deadpool. In a blog post, Lookery’s CEO Scott Rafer confirmed that the startup will be shutting its doors after launching in 2007. Lookery initially started as an ad network for social applications on… Read More

  • News flash: Xbox 360 ‘Elite’ soon to be $299

    The Xbox 360 Elite is now $299. Well, will soon be $299, judging by this Wal-Mart ad. Read More

  • Linux is big business

    Hot on the heels of the news of UNIX’s 40th anniversary comes a Linux Foundation report entitled Who Writes Linux. This report investigates who is contributing to the Linux kernel, and how much: “Since 2005, over 5000 individual developers from nearly 500 different companies have contributed to the kernel. The Linux kernel, thus, has become a common resource developed on a… Read More

  • Amazon has all the new Canon cams up for pre-order but don't believe the sale prices

    Canon rolled out a bunch of new cams yesterday and just like clockwork, Amazon has them up for preorder. Don’t believe they are on sale though. The “Our Price” is set right at the MSRP even though Amazon says they are on sale. Read More

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