• Garmin-Asus outs the latest and greatest nuvifone – the impressive G60 & cute M20

    In light of MWC next week, Garmin-Asus has made a full announcement about the upcoming nuvifone product line. Which, btw, isn’t nearly as fun as spy shots and rumors, but we’ll take it. The original G60 that we have been hearing about for nearly a year seems like it will finally be released and might be a solid contender judging by the specs. Garmin-Asus is announcing a new… Read More

  • Skyfire bumped up to 0.9, learns to be social

    Skyfire, a mobile browser for Windows Mobile and S60 which quickly became a favorite around these parts for its abilities to playback Flash video and a number of other rich media formats, has just gotten the update treatment. While it brings the obligatory bug fixes and optimizations that any pre-1.0 release should, the biggest new feature is what they’re calling the “real-time… Read More

  • Why We Often Write About Twitter And Will Continue To Do So

    As most of you readers know, we regularly cover stuff related to Twitter over here on TechCrunch. When we do, we often get bashed by people in comments for writing about the startup and the slew of applications that make use of the Twitter API so much. Sometimes we’ll get e-mails and – ironically – messages on Twitter from people who are downright angry or disappointed in us… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Plantronics .Audio 370 headset for $12.99 with free shipping

    Wow, really nice deal on this Plantronics headset at Buy.com — $12.99, down from a list price of $70. I have an earlier generation and it’s really good at blocking out ambient noise. Read More

  • Nightlife Application Breaks Away From Facebook, Tries To Stand On Its Own Two Feet

    The Scene, a new social network geared towards improving your nightlife, is making its public debut at the Twiistup 5 event in Santa Monica, CA today. After three months in beta, the company is announcing the seed round of funding it raised from Velocity Interactive Group and angel investor Marko Babic. An iPhone application (for when you’re stumbling around the streets at 1:00am looking… Read More

  • ASUS CEO Jerry Shen on price increase rumors

    In light of the hubbub surrounding rumors of an up-to-20-percent price increase on ASUS netbooks and notebooks beginning March 1, 2009, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said the following on a live conference call this morning. Read More

  • Innovative iPhone Developer Smule Raises $3.9 Million

    Smule is one of our favorite iPhone developers – besides putting together ridiculously addictive apps like Ocarina (iTunes Link), the team is also especially adept at tapping into the iPhone’s network effect, even on something as basic as a virtual lighter. Today, the company has announced that it has closed a $3.9 million funding round led by Granite Ventures, with Bessemer… Read More

  • Mixx Still Growing (But Not Fast Enough), Relaunches Website

    Mixx is steadily growing, and they’re hoping to spur even greater traffic increases with a completely revamped website. But every social news service is showing growth, and Mixx actually appears to be lagging if you compare publicly available data. Last time we wrote about Mixx, they were touting healthy traffic numbers and boasting the fact that Hitwise report suggested that its users… Read More

  • Epson and Infineon present superior single-chip GPS receiver

    Germany’s top chipmaker Infineon and Seiko Epson today presented a new single-chip GPS receiver that boasts the highest sensitivity and smallest footprint on the market. The so-called XPOSYS chip will mainly be used in cell phones with built-in navigation functions. Read More

  • Verizon picks up Alltel's My Circle, redubs it "Friends and Family"

    Looks like Alltel’s finally beginning to rub off on Verizon, with the latter adopting one of the finest features of their new found property. Earlier this morning, Verizon announced that they’d be taking on Alltel’s My Circle option, but under the name “Friends and Family”. The new plan option will make its way to Verizon customers on February 15th, allowing any… Read More

  • Acer parties like it's 2003 with new DX650, X960 smartphones

    Somewhere in the heart of Mount Fuji, Acer’s crack team of designers are listening to Hail to the Thief and pounding back Zima because they have finally gotten the world’s attention. You see, Acer’s smartphone division has been completely forgotten within the company – someone tasked them with creating a touchscreen phone back in 2003 or so and then forgot to let them… Read More

  • Telenav turn-by-turn for Android coming in 2 weeks

    Were you disappointed by this mornings news that the other nuvifone wouldn’t be sportin’ the droid? So were we. Then we realized it wasn’t so much because we cared for the new nuvifone, but because we just wanted turn-by-turn navigation on an Android phone. Turns out, we don’t have much longer to wait. According to their new product page, we should be using… Read More

  • Garmin-Asus outs the latest and greatest nuvifone – the impressive G60 & cute M20

    In light of MWC next week, Garmin-Asus has made a full announcement about the upcoming nuvifone product line. Which, btw, isn’t nearly as fun as spy shots and rumors, but we’ll take it. The original G60 that we have been hearing about for nearly a year seems like it will finally be released and might be a solid contender judging by the specs. Garmin-Asus is announcing a new… Read More

  • Yammer Aims To Bring Microsharing Inside Corporate Firewalls

    Later today at the LA Twiistup event, the makers of Twitter-for-business application Yammer will announce a new, hosted version of its software that will enable companies to install it inside their corporate firewall. This was an inevitable move for the venture-backed startup to make if it wanted to expand its reach to larger companies who have security policies in place that would prevent… Read More

  • Pioneer ends US plasma TV output this April, axes 10,000 jobs worldwide

    After pulling the plug on LD production just last month and saying their TV business is practically dead, Pioneer today in Tokyo hold a press conference explaining the latter move in more detail [JP, PDF]. And the details aren’t pretty at all. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Mario Herder Edition

    Contest: Win one of two Penguin United 24X DS Gaming Pouches
    Video: Super Mario Bros hacked to be playable with webcam
    Loops on a Percussa Audiocube Read More

  • Google Buys … A Paper Mill?

    Consider it a sign of the times when internet company Google acquires the buildings and premises of a mill site from a paper, packaging and forest products company that caters to the print industry. Today, Finland-based paper group Stora Enso has announced that Google is buying the buildings and most of the Summa Mill site, where production of paper was ceased last month in January 2008… Read More

  • Never need quarters for the laundromat again!

    If you’re looking for a greener solution for washing your clothes, or you want to be able to wash them in your home but don’t have a ton of space, there might be a solution out there after all. Enter the Wonder Wash, a portable, inexpensive, and fairly green alternative to the coin fed beasts at the corner laundromat. Read More

  • Worlds Collide: PS3 games, movies to be on the same disc

    It’s finally happening. You’ll finally be able to buy that crappy movie game at exactly the same time as you buy the movie. Sony announced recently that they’re pushing for (and developers are pushing for as well) movies and games bundled on the same disc. On the surface, this sounds like a good idea, but I’m not so sure. Read More

  • Facebook begins mobile blitz

    Facebook strategists clearly see the potential for growth in the mobile sector, seeing as 13% of their users log in from their phones. To some that number would have the appearance of success, but Facebook sees nowhere to go but up. They’ve begun talks with pretty much everyone in the business, and are hoping to bring more Facebook to more handsets, including Palm’s… Read More

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