• Palm Centro now available on Verizon Wireless

    There it is! The Palm Centro for Verizon is available now for $99 after a MIR. What a pain in the ass. Read More

  • New Eee PC models get US pricing, starting at $599

    An Asus rep told Laptop that pricing for the next generation of Eee models would be as follows; Eee PC 901 (Linux or Windows): $599 Eee PC 1000 (Linux or Windows): $699 Eee PC 1000H (Windows only): $649 You’ll recall that the 901 will come with a 12GB SSD if you choose the Windows version or a 20GB drive if you go with Linux. The 1000 will apparently come with a 40GB SSD, but… Read More

  • The Dark Knight edition Nokia 6205 goes on sale June 15: All sorts of movie tie-in revelry

    A Dark Knight edition of the Nokia 6205 will be released this Sunday, June 15. You’ll only be able to grab it from verizonwireless.com. Being that it’s a mass market movie tie-in, don’t expect too many high-end features; it’s more or less an entry-level cell. Like, when the camera is a whopping 1.3 megapixels, you should know exactly what type of phone this is. Read More

  • Shopzilla Founder Farhad Mohit Behind Stealth Startup DotSpots

    Serial entrepreneur Farhad Mohit is at it again. Back in 1996, Mohit founded BizRate, one of the first consumer review sites, and then shopping search engine Shopzilla. He sold both to E.W. Scripps for $570 million in June 2005. Now he has a new super stealthy startup called DotSpots. The startup raised a seed round of $300,000 last September from Mohit and HitForge, the angel fund run… Read More

  • Two children being treated for cellphone addiction


    Flickr’d “Talking, texting or playing games,” for six hours a day. Does that sound like addiction to you? Well, apparently it is. Two kids in Spain, aged 12 and 13, were recently admitted to a mental health center to treat their addiction to cellphones. Their relatives were concerned that they were unable to function without their cellphone. So, to the loony bin with… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Rock Band for PS2, $100 at Amazon

    If you’ve got a PlayStation 2 and you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on Rock Band, then I can safely tell you to pull, dammit! Pull! Amazon.com has the PS2 Rock Band Special Edition bundle for $99.99, which includes free shipping. This same bundle sells for at least $140 just about everywhere else. Again, pull! via dealnews Read More

  • Google's $83 Million Escape Clause: SEC Filing Spells Out Details Of Yahoo-Google Deal

    In a new filing with the SEC, Yahoo spells out the terms of the search-advertising agreement it announced yesterday with Google. Most of the filing fleshes out known details about the agreement. But it also discloses something Jerry Yang and Sue Decker didn’t want to talk about yesterday. The deal includes an $83 million escape clause for Google: Google may terminate the Services… Read More

  • Massive Destruction Of Shareholder Value, Employee Morale and Internet Balance Of Power

    I don’t believe that there is anything Yahoo could do at this point to further destroy their business that would surprise me. At 1:35 pm EST yesterday we posted that we believed Yahoo would announce a search marketing deal with Google, essentially ending their negotiations with Microsoft and, pending government approval, sealing Google’s monopoly position in search marketing. Read More

  • Google Speeds Up Mobile Search

    At Google, it’s all about speed. That’s doubly true for mobile applications. Google made some improvements to its mobile search, making it load faster on most mobile browsers. It does this by caching the page. Google also added an iGoogle link to its mobile homepage. It also now allows you to customize and rearrange the widgets on the mobile version of your iGoogle start page… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Cosmic, Dude Edition

    Even severe amnesiacs suffer from Tetris phantoms
    Dumbbell concept looks nice, but a little thing called physics ruins the fun
    ‘Turok’ movie coming, starring Adam Beach?
    Light speakers from Yamaha
    Swiss resort for geeks features high-powered space telescopes, photography
    Video: Things you can’t do as a Stormtrooper, episode 1 Read More

  • Facebook's Second F8 Developer Conference Announced. How Will They Top Last Year's Facebook Platform Launch?

    Facebook announced its second F8 Developer event earlier today, to be held in San Francisco on July 23, 2008. It’ll be hard for them to top last year’s announcement of Facebook Platform at the first F8 event. Facebook Platform transformed the idea of social networking from an activity to a platform to engage users. MySpace’s Platform, Google Open Social, and even… Read More

  • Facebook No Longer The Second Largest Social Network

    It was sort of inevitable given Facebook’s monster growth over the last few years, but April 2008 was the milestone: Facebook officially caught up to MySpace in terms of unique monthly worldwide visitors, according to data released by Comscore and shown above. Both services are attracting around 115 million people to their respective sites each month. Most of Facebook’s user… Read More

  • Most popular stories for Thursday, June 12, 2008

    Today’s Top Posts: Firefox Mobile concept demo looks amazing WSJ confirms Palm Centro coming to Verizon this Friday for $99 Monster announces wireless HD kit, Digital Express HD HP to ship Turion X2 (Puma)-based laptops Microsoft Surface now at Harrah’s casino in Vegas New kissing robot from Japan EA’s Peter Moore says to expect great things from upcoming sports… Read More

  • Redesign A First Step In Bringing Order To The MySpace Chaos

    Los Angeles based social network MySpace, which has 115 million monthly visitors worldwide (Comscore, April 2008), will be launching a redesign of its site next week. The first phase of the project, internally called “MySpace 2.0,” will launch on Wednesday June 18. The changes affect five major areas of the service: homepage, navigation, profile editor, search and the MySpaceTV… Read More

  • Video: Things you can't do as a Stormtrooper, episode 1

    I’ve got a friend who wears his Stormtrooper outfit out quite a bit. Any event that could remotely warrant a representative of the Empire’s shock troops will find him showing up in full gear. What sucks is getting him there — he can’t fit into my car with the outfit. He needs help to go to the bathroom and eat. And he scares children. This video, the first in a series… Read More

  • Latest Parallels for Mac adds Tools support for 'Linux'

    Heads up, Mac users who want to use Linux for some reason. The latest version of Parallels Desktop, the virtualization software that lets you run inferior operating systems on your Mac, now supports Parallel Tools when running Linux, including Ubuntu 8. Throw in enhanced 3D graphic support in Vista and you’ve got your self a Grade A point update. via MacNN Read More

  • Swiss resort for geeks features high-powered space telescopes, photography

    The Swiss are interesting. For a new hotel, some eggheads got together and created a six-room building that features a domed roof on each suite. Your room will also include a powerful telescope and photography equipment so that you can take shots of your favorite stars and clusters. Interesting. It’s called the AAV Lue-Stailas, which is Swiss for “house of space nerds”, and… Read More

  • Qik video streaming coming to the iPhone

    http://qik.com/player.swf?streamname=a91cb191ab2f4ababe5179116a3aded4&vid=100699&playback=false&polling=false&user=michael&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Qik is coming to the iPhone! Soon! Yes, the video streaming app for cellphones will soon be available on the iPhone. It’s the “full Qik experience” so many of you use to bore… Read More

  • SkyMall selling hearing aid that looks like a Bluetooth headset

    I saw this in the SkyMall catalog a few days ago while flying and I thought it was ridiculous. I saw it again randomly on the Internet and decided you guys needed to see it. I’m like that. It’s a low-quality hearing aid disguised as a Bluetooth headset. But that’s not the interesting part. It’s being marketed as being a headset that will improve your image! Want to… Read More

  • Migoa closes €1m for Spanish property search

    Spanish property search start-up, Migoa has raised over €1 million in its first round for
    nuroa, its property search engine for Germany and Spain. Spanish venture capital firm Highgrowth Partners was the investor. It’s a big round for Spain. According to the FECYT (the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology), 71% of the VC investments made in Spain during the first half of… Read More

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