• Video Review: Mode RCC-1075 all-in-one recycling center

    The Mode All-In-One Premium Recycling Center is a recycling solution designed to help ease the burden of recycling. With 13 gallons of total capacity divided into a 5 gallon paper bin and an 8 gallon bin for glass, plastic, and metal, the RCC-1000 makes it easy to separate your recyclables. It also includes a unique compaction system, a nifty system to track how much you’ve recycled, and… Read More

  • Bob Dylan Spurns iTunes, Gives Amazon Exclusive Video Single From Next Album

    No, that is not a picture of Bob Dylan making out with Jeff Bezos in the back seat of a car on the cover of Dylan’s next album, Together Through Life, but it might as well be. Dylan is giving Amazon a big wet, sloppy kiss by giving it the exclusive video for the first single from the album, “Beyond Here Lies Nuthin.” The video features some great old photo of Brooklyn by… Read More

  • Four new Apple commercials, PC fanboys ready flame comments

    Microsoft is right in the middle of its Laptop Hunter campaign, but Apple’s got something for Gates & Co. with four more Mac vs PC ad spots. You know the subject too, PCs crash, have tons of legalese, and get viruses. The only ad that’s actually positive and points out novel Mac features is the one about iPhoto and its new Faces features. Watch all four after the jump. Read More

  • Japan to flood outer space with 100 mini satellites

    Japan wants to become a new force in space. The country is currently planning to launch a swarm of up to 100 mini-satellites, each costing between $3 million and $4 million. Sized at around 50cm, the cubicle-shaped satellites are supposedly not bigger than school backpacks. The 50kg-satellites will be used to track natural disasters, the weather and traffic jams. This initiative is part of… Read More

  • Oracle Wants To Be The Apple Of The Enterprise, But It Just Became IBM

    Larry Ellison has always wanted to be the Steve Jobs of the enterprise. With this morning’s announcement that Oracle will buy Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, he took a big step towards making Oracle more of a soup-to-nuts provider of enterprise technology. With Sun, he will now be able to build and package together everything from chips and servers to operating systems, Java… Read More

  • BlueStripe Scores $8 Million For Virtualization Software

    BlueStripe Software, a company that sells application service management software, secured a $8 million in Series B funding from Valhalla Partners and Trinity Ventures. The company secured $5 million in Series A funding in 2007 from Trinity Ventures. BlueStripe says it will use the funding to expand business operations, create new products and further sales and marketing efforts. Founded in… Read More

  • BlueStripe Scores $8 Million For Virtualization Software

    BlueStripe Software, a company that sells application service management software, secured a $8 million in Series B funding from Valhalla Partners and Trinity Ventures. The company secured $5 million in Series A funding in 2007 from Trinity Ventures. BlueStripe says it will use the funding to expand business operations, create new products and further sales and marketing efforts. Founded in… Read More

  • HTC Magic tentatively dated for May 5 in the UK

    HTC’s second Android device Magic was due for a launch in the UK last week, but was delayed till an unknown date to make a few modifications under the hood. Earlier today, the Vodafone Website was updated and it looks like May 5 is the tentative launch date for the Magic in the UK and not May 1. (I wonder if Cupcake will rollout by then.) I won’t begin to dissect the pricing plans… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct s30 now available from Sprint

    I don’t see the point of purchasing any new phone on Sprint with the launch of the Palm Pre looming, but if you’re itching to get something new because your old phone was dropped in the toilet after a drunken night out this weekend then I’ll have you know that the mini Instinct is now available. For $130 ($100MIR) you can get this little monstrosity of a touch-screen… Read More

  • Digg Ditches Microsoft To Sell Its Own Ads

    Digg is putting an end to its exclusive ad selling relationship with Microsoft after two years, which is one year earlier than the deal was originally set to expire. Starting this Summer, the social news service will begin to rely heavily on its own internal sales force, which will be responsible for selling the majority of its ad inventory, reports Clickz. Microsoft gets the leftovers, i.e. Read More

  • Coming soon (in Japan, at least): Solar-powered cell phone

    Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier KDDI au today unveiled the first model of its summer line-up for the Japanese market (have a look at their spring models here). In cooperation with Sharp, KDDI au will offer a cell phone that will be waterproof and, more interestingly, powered by solar energy [JP]. Read More

  • Oracle To Buy Sun For Approximately $7.4 Billion – Hold On To Your Hats

    Oracle Corporation is to buy Sun Microsystems for $9.50 a share in a deal valued at approximately $7.4 billion, just a few weeks after a deal by IBM to buy Sun fell apart. It looks like Oracle will pay a premium of $2.81 a share, or 42%, over Sun Micro’s closing price of $6.69 a share on Friday. Oracle said the deal is valued at $5.6 billion excluding cash and debt. Oracle is calling… Read More

  • Tweetie For Mac: A Powerful, Native Twitter Client For The Masses

    Today sees the public launch of Tweetie for Mac, the desktop-based big brother of what many (myself included) consider to be the iPhone’s best Twitter client. I’ve been playing around with a beta version of the app for the last few days since my initial preview last Thursday, and I’m happy to say that my enthusiasm for the application hasn’t waned. It’s sleek… Read More

  • How Many New Twitter Users Post-Oprah? A Lot. Maybe Over A Million.

    Late last night, former Engadget editor-in-chief Ryan Block tweeted out that he had done some research to attempt to quantify the “Oprah Effect” — that is, the number of users who signed up for Twitter after Oprah featured the service on her show on Friday. The number he came to? 1.2 million. So did 1.2 million people actually sign up for Twitter as a result of Oprah? Read More

  • Prezi Is The Coolest Online Presentation Tool I've Ever Seen

    At last week’s The Next Web Conference, I was part of the 4-headed jury that evaluated all presenting startups and ultimately decided My Name Is E should be awarded the top prize. It was an extremely close call, since we ended up having to decide between the young Dutch company and a startup that built a simply amazing web application you’re really going to want to check out. The… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Le Grille Edition

    Sweet spreadsheet grill eliminates BBQ turf disputes
    A collection of childish, over-the-top reactions to The Pirate Bay guilty verdict
    Fact: Banjo-Tooie on Xbox Live Arcade on April 29 Read More

  • The Swarms of Silence

    I like talking about Twitter. I have no problem with Oprah getting hip to Twitter. I have no problem with being left off the Suggested List. I have no problem with Twitter having dropped Track and slowed the micromessaging era until it became totally obvious that Twitter is a transcendent shift in the fabric of the network. All the rest is noise. That’s because of people like the guys… Read More

  • Video: Two minutes from 9

    If you’ve been paying attention to Shane Acker’s upcoming feature 9, which is based on his short film then you won’t want to miss the video we have for you after the jump. But whatever you do, don’t look at the lights! Read More

  • TiVo To Sell Fresh, Localized Bad News To Advertisers

    TiVo’s growth has stopped, and in fact, its user base is dropping. There’s too much competition in the DVR market from the big cable companies who offer the same service at a lower price bundled with the cable boxes you need to have anyway. So TiVo needs a way to make more money. Selling customer data is always a good way to do that. Now, to be clear, this data will be anonymous… Read More

  • Reid Hoffman: My Rule of Three for Investing

    The guest post below was written by Reid Hoffman, CEO and Founder of LinkedIn. Reid, who’s been a prolific writer lately, is a strong advocate of entrepreneurism and the startup mentality. See his recent Washington Post article Let Our Start-Ups Bail Us Out, and the guest post he wrote here on TechCrunch, Stimulus 2.0: It’s The Startups, Stupid. Reid has recently appeared on… Read More

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