• Led Zeppelin returns: Block YouTube today, bosses

    Led Zeppelin, a small, British indie band, performed live for the first time in a minute in London yesterday. In the interest of culture, I’m linking this video for your benefit. My guess is you’ll be able to troll YouTube all day today for similar videos, but this should be a good start. They don’t sound too bad. LEDgendary: Zep can still rock [The Sun] Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Canon Powershot SD430 with Wi-Fi

    Could be a mistake, but you better jump on it before this deal runs out. Amazon is offering the 5-megapixel Canon Powershot SD430 with Wi-Fi and 3x optical zoom for only $150. The retail price is $500 so you’re saving a lot of money on this one. You also get a 12-month photo calendar from Shutterfly if you purchase before the 15th. Amazon Read More

  • Toshiba develops industrial five-minute charging battery

    Busy, on-the-go forklift operators are about to get the gift of a lifetime in Toshiba’s forthcoming quick-charging industrial batteries. Starting in March, it’ll take a paltry five minutes (five minutes!) for the "new battery for forklifts, construction machinery, and other industrial use" to charge to 90% capacity. You could have a smoke and hit the Biffy and your rig… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: James Bond Box Set for $109.99 – Today Only!

    Even if your name is Benkowski, Larry Benkowski, you can still feel like a fancy British spy by immersing yourself in 21 Bond movies in this huge box set. It’s over 50% off today only at Amazon, so get clicking. Product Page via Criticker Read More


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  • Track Blog Reactions To Your Brands With Scout Labs

    Scout Labs, a San Francisco based company, is in my opinion one of the more interesting startups to launch this year. It isn’t consumer focused. Rather, it helps companies make sense of the mass of positive and negative things that are said about their brands in blogs, user generated videos, and images. The company has been in private beta for months with 40 or so companies. I have list… Read More

  • Tell CG a Holiday Travel Horror Story, Win a Blackberry Curve

    Telenav was kind enough to send CrunchGear two free AT&T Blackberry Curves to give away to the readers with the best holiday travel horror stories. The phones include three months of Telenav service and our own Erick Schonfeld swears by his, mostly because the Motorola RAZR was too “fancy and complex” for him. Pop over to CG to find out how to enter. Read More

  • REVShare Raises $20 Million For Cost-Per-Action TV Ad Business

    The idea that advertisers should only pay for actual responses to their ads is gaining acceptance beyond the Web, where cost-per-action (CPA) ads are becoming more common. A SoCal company called REVShare has been doing the same thing on TV since 1989, with ads that urge viewers to call a 1-800 number or go to a Website. The company has relationships with 1,500 TV stations (most of these tend… Read More

  • Dell tablet is officially announced, officially expensive

    Dell has officially announced its tablet PC, the Latitude XT.  You’ll have your option of two screens, one that’s highly readable outdoors or a bright LED-backlit one. There’s also an optional 9-hour battery that’ll allow you to show up early and work through lunch without skipping a beat. The 12.1-inch tablet PC will weigh around 3.5 pounds so carrying it… Read More

  • Plaxo Offers Pulse Plugin For Outlook

    Plaxo has announced a new plugin that brings Plaxo Pulse to Microsoft Outlook. Plaxo is claiming the new service is “historic;” its an extremely long stretch but this isn’t to say that the functionality isn’t interesting. With the new Outlook plugin, users can now see recent activity on a person’s Pulse stream in the Plaxo “Click to Connect” box and… Read More

  • Vudu set top box adds TV shows, high-def Bourne Ultimatum to its lineup

    When new home owner Josh Goldman reviewed Vudu in September, it could only be used to watch movies. That’s no longer the case, with the set top box now able to pull in a dozen TV shows, including “Family Guy,” “Arrested Development” [ed. yes~!~!~!] and “The Shield.” It’s $2 per episode, so it’s right in line with iTunes pricing, but… Read More

  • Amazon Invests in Bill Me Later

    Buying stuff on Amazon is about to get even easier. The online retailer took an equity stake in a Maryland-based company called Bill Me Later that lets people shop now and pay later at more than 700 Websites, including the Apple Store, Overstock, Walmart.com, and ToysRus.com. Amazon will be offering the payment option as well. (It competes with PayPal’s Pay Later service). Terms of… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free DivX Pro

    If you’ve been patiently waiting for the DivX Pro codec and converter but you constantly find yourself without the $19.99 necessary to purchase said tools, now’s your chance to download DivX Pro for the low, low price of free. No rebates, no hassles. Just download it and enter the serial number that’ll be sent to your e-mail address. Free DivX Pro [DivX.com] via FatWallet Read More

  • The Pencil Bench office furniture: 1,600 pencils, 1 bench

    Who, growing up, didn’t want a bench made entirely out of 1,600 pink pencils? Thankfully, Boex 3D Creative Solutions went ahead and developed exactly that. Its name isn’t too imaginative—Pencil Bench—but it was borne out of a silly, “wouldn’t it be, like, great to make a piece of furniture out of everyday objects?” It would, and it is. For $2,450… Read More

  • Ringtones from Dave Matthews Band and Van Halen Finally Available

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    Dave Matthews Band and Van Halen have been holding out from releasing their music as ringtones. But pressure from fans and promoters has caused these high-profile acts to release ringtones available on AT&T… Read More

  • Ask.com plays to people's privacy concerns with AskEraser: Erases your search history from its servers

    The last time I used ask.com to search for anything, the New England Patriots had a losing record. That was before Google came into its own, storing each and every one of my searches on its servers for all eternity. Now ask.com, seeing the heightened attention paid to privacy, has rolled out a new feature that will erase your searches from its servers—feel free to search… Read More

  • Mobile Ads for MSN in U.S.

    U.S. users of Microsoft’s MSN Mobile began to see advertisements on the service for the first time yesterday. Users in Belgium, France, Japan, Spain and the U.K. have been viewing ads for a while now. The technology for mobile advertisements comes from a recent acquisition by Microsoft of ScreenTonic. Paramount Pictures and Jaguar Cars are among the first companies to advertise on MSN… Read More

  • Coghead Pursues Platform Strategy With Launch Of Affiliates Program

    Every company in Silicon Valley wants to become a platform for other companies to build cool stuff on top of. It is the easiest way to attract customers. Coghead—the DIY, Web-based, business-app builder—is no different. Today it is publicly launching its charter affiliates program, whereby software developers can create their own enterprise apps using Coghead and then resell them… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Mouse Chase Edition

    Stupid anorexic USB toy tells you how slowly you type, loser
    Tokyoflash 1259Q watch: Remember, Chavistas, set your unreadable watches backward 30 minutes!
    Don King invading your 360, Wii, DS in ‘08
    Electric car prototype can sell power back to utilities
    AC Gears open up shop in NYC
    Holiday Contest: Tell us your holiday travel horror stories, win a Blackberry Curve with Telenav Read More

  • FolderShare AutoDeletes Files. Whoops

    One of the favorite things I like to hear from developers when some horrible and embarrassing bug manifests itself is “It’s a feature not a bug.” It’s a joke of course, but it’s unlikely Microsoft developers will be doing any joking around as they try to control the damage from a recent bug that autodeletes users’ most important files. Microsoft… Read More

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