• Companies hiring on CrunchBoard: Digg, Dictionary.com, CBS, Hulu, and TechCrunch

    Despite layoff season, companies around the US continue to hire–including New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Indiana. (Here at TechCrunch, we need a Rails Developer to add some fancy new features to CrunchBase.) See more CrunchBoard jobs after the jump. Read More

  • TVs enter high-end car branding territory: Why get a 31.5-inch TV when you can get a 32 class?

    Best Buy and Circuit City are entering new semantic territory by renaming regular 31.5-inch TVs “32 class,” a suggestion that anything between perhaps 29 and 35 inches fits into this vaunted category. Matt Richtel also found evidence of 19 Class TVs (18.9″) popping up and got a fascinating explanation from Sony: Read More

  • Amazon makes a killing on netbooks


    All the boys at CG love them some netbooks – I’m content with my mini-model AKA the iPhone – but apparently the rest of the world is snapping them up as well. Om notes that 17 of the 25 top-selling notebooks on Amazon were sub-$500 netbooks, something I’m sure the laptop manufacturers love. Read More

  • iPhone nano clones already available for your knock-off pleasure


    AppleInsider has received photos of an iPhone nano clone that copies the original iPhone almost perfectly but in a considerably smaller form factor. Read More

  • Fucked Company/Adbrite Founder Philip Kaplan To Launch Kaplan Index

    People are urging Philip Kaplan to restart his FuckedCompany site that gathered so much attention earlier this decade. Clone sites are popping up to fill the void during this down market, and people sort of see the world of dead and dying startups as Kaplan’s territory. He strongly considered re-starting the site and even had a former Valleywag writer lined up to do the hard work. But… Read More

  • Saturday Morning Quiz: Name That Web 2.0 Logo

    Besides the funny names and bad spellings, one hallmark of Web startups over the past few years has been the creative use of logos. Often you know a startup by its logo more than by its name, especially if it is for a Web app whose site you don’t actually visit that often. Instead, the logo appears as a favicon in your browser address window, or as an icon on another site. How well do… Read More

  • Cuil Fail: Traffic Nearly Hits Rock Bottom

    Remember the ill-fated Google-killer Cuil? Named ‘Cuill’ and very much in stealth mode for the first part of the year, they finally emerged end of July 2008 with a ‘massive’ search engine that would rival the most popular search engines of our time with an enormous index, an innovative interface and some nifty features. Rival, it never did. The launch of the search… Read More

  • BookSprouts, A Social Network For Book Worms And Clubs

    Reading books is usually a solitary experience, but it triggers social activity as well, as the ongoing success of real-life book clubs shows. BookSprouts is a fairly new online community dedicated to book readers who love discussing books over a nice cup of virtual coffee. The social network is designed to make it easy to start an online book club, discuss books with other individuals… Read More

  • Should Twitter Add Authority-based Search?

    Loic Le Meur is asking Twitter to add an authority filter to their search (he also goes on a rant about Sprint, but ignore that). He wants to sort through Twitter messages based on how many followers the person writing has, so he’ll know the relative importance of what’s being said. The way he argues isn’t pretty (“We’re not equal on Twitter, as we’re not… Read More

  • Snackfeed: A Newsfeed For The Web's Hottest Video Clips

    Snackfeed, a video recommendation site that tries to aggregate the web’s hottest videos, has made impressive progress since its launch last fall. We were first introduced to the site at the DreamIt Ventures (a startup incubator similar to Y Combinator and TechStars) first funding day, and it held its private launch three weeks later. Since then the site has seen impressive growth, with… Read More

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