• MySpace Stealth Webmail Product Definitely Happening (Internal Memo)

    In January we wrote about rumors of MySpace launching a webmail product that would compete head on with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. At launch it could be as large as some of the biggest players in the space. The company has been reassigning internal email addresses (employeename@myspace.com) to a new domain name (@myspace-inc.com), which is exactly what Yahoo and others did when launching… Read More

  • Comcast's OnDemand Reaches 11 Billion Views, Nearly Twice The Number Of iTunes Music Downloads

    Comcast has reached the 11-billion views milestone for its On Demand video services since the launch of the feature 6 years ago. The cable operator threw out some interesting factoids to help measure the magnitude of its milestone. Comcast points out that 11 billion views is nearly two times the total number of music downloads (6 billion) sold on iTunes since its launch six years ago. The… Read More

  • HP's MagCloud turns us all into magazine publishers

    Credit to HP for trying something different. That “something,” as it were, is a new scheme called MagCloud that brings the cost of printing glossy magazines down to 20 cents per page. That works out to $20 per 100-page magazine. Free speech so long as you own a printing press, right? Read More

  • ViewSonic outs 22-inch 1080p HDTV for $350

    ViewSonic might be known for their line of computer monitors, but their HDTVs aren’t too shabby. Today, they released the VT2230, a 1080p 22-inch LCD for $349. With an 8000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1920×1080 native resolution, the VT2230 just might bump my VX2240W out the door. Read More

  • Veoh Lays Off 25 Employees And Shifts Focus Away From Competing With YouTube And Hulu

    In the world of Web video, either you are YouTube or you are in trouble. Today, well-funded video site Veoh laid off 25 people, the company confirmed today. The layoffs were brought on by a restructuring, as the company shifts focus away from its standalone site, says founder and now-reinstated CEO Dmitry Shapiro. Shapiro replaces former CEO Steve Mitgang. With both today’s layoffs… Read More

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition detailed, again

    About three weeks ago, Gamestop detailed the contents of the Collector’s Edition Batman: Arkham Asylum, but it was quickly pulled down and the mention of a Batarang was forever seared into my memory. Well, today, Gamestop detailed the game again and the Batarang remains. I know $100 is a lot to ask for a game, but it’s a foot long Batarang with a Waynetech Batarang Storage Box! Read More

  • Yahoo Mobile launches across eight countries, 300 devices

    The mobile content service which Yahoo previewed at Mobile World Congress in February launched today across eight countries, available both as an iPhone app and a mobile content site optimised for 300 devices ‘with HTML-enabled mobile browsers’. Yahoo Mobile, available at http://new.m.yahoo.com or from the App Store, combines what you’d expect from Yahoo’s services… Read More

  • CTIA09: Hands-on with the HTC Snap

    By all major counts, I should hate this phone. I don’t generally like candybar QWERTY phones, and I don’t like Windows Mobile 6.1. But somehow, HTC has brought both of these things together in a way that I really like. The hardware itself is rock solid; it’s well balanced and nicely weighted in the hand, and the 12mm profile looks deadly sharp. Read More

  • Never Nude Land: A Place For Cutoffs

    Well, the internet officially has a social network for everything. Today sees the launch of Never Nude Land, a social network for users who prefer to keep their dark nether regions housed in the comfort of clothing – at all times. It’s exactly what it sounds like: the site caters to a collection of individuals that consider portions of their clothing to be an integral part of… Read More

  • Another Dry Quarter For Venture Exits

    The first quarter is now officially over, and it was another dry one for venture-backed exits. Once again, there were zero venture-backed IPOs and only 56 M&A transactions, according to the National Venture Capital Association. Those numbers are down from five IPOs and 106 M&A exits in the first quarter of 2008. Six venture-backed IPOs were withdrawn from registration during the… Read More

  • AT&T offering discounted netbooks with Internet/data service

    As if we didn’t already know that this was going to happen. AT&T is now offering folks in Philadelphia and Atlanta discounted netbooks/laptops if they sign up for an AT&T Internet at Home and On the Go plan that includes AT&T DataConnect and AT&T Fast Access DSL. Rates start at $59.95 and the hardware includes the Acer Aspire One, Dill Inspiron Mini 9, Mini 12 and the… Read More

  • CTIA09: Motorola Evoke QA4 likely to launch on US Cellular, as well

    Yesterday, Cricket announced their plans to carry Motorola’s just disclosed Evoke QA4. What wasn’t announced, however, was whether US Cellular would also be carrying the device, as previous rumors had indicated. If the demo phones on the floor at CTIA are any indication, it just might. We just met with Motorola for a quick hands on demonstration of the Evoke (video of which just… Read More

  • Excelsior! iPhone 3.0 allows for 180 apps across 11 home screen pages

    If you’ve wanted to buy an iPhone but you’ve said to yourself, “I can only fit 148 application icons across nine home screen pages, which isn’t NEARLY enough for me,” then prepare to reconsider your purchase once the iPhone 3.0 software update hits. Read More

  • Has Conficker ruined your day yet?

    April 1, also known as “today,” was supposed to be the date of the Conflicker worm’s debutante ball. It’s the date that many had predicted would bring so many Windows-based computers to their knees. Yet, here we are, around noon EDT, and we haven’t seen much in the way of the widespread confusion and panic that we were promised. (Note: for confusion and panic… Read More

  • Specs confirmed for MSI X-Slim series, US launch in May

    Looks like the MSI X320 and X340 from the upcoming X-Slim series won’t hit the previously-believed April launch date, instead gracing us with their presence sometime in May. We’ll get a couple more color options, too, aside from the white casing as they’ll be available in black and silver as well. Read More

  • Anti-DIY: 4 Senses Lounger costs a lot for something you can make on your own

    Everyone likes to relax. Some people go to great lengths to create the perfectly relaxing environment for themselves, whether that’s a hammock strung between two trees in the backyard, or a recreation of Capt. James T. Kirk’s venerable Captain’s Chair. Now for people with more money than sense comes the 4 Senses Lounger. Read More

  • Is Twitter Turning Into MySpace?

    Editor’s note: The following guest post was written by Mrinal Desai, who was an early employee of LinkedIn before he co-founded CrossLoop, a startup funded by El Dorado and Venrock. You can follow him on Twitter. I try and test many social services and since 2003, there are only three that represent me—LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. MySpace was a service that I tried but it did… Read More

  • Big Gun Brush and Gun Hook: Two gadgets for gun lovers

    Do you consider cleaning your PC keyboard a tedious task? Are you tired of using the same old style of coathooks over and over again? If you don’t have any other problems (and you are a member of the NRA by any chance), a Japanese design company called cactus design GRAPHICA now comes to the rescue with two very special gadgets. Read More

  • HP and Microsoft team up on Natural Keyboard netbook line

    Typing comfortably has long been the bane of any netbook owner’s existence and, while building bigger netbooks with closer-to-full-size keyboards has been the trend as of late, Microsoft and HP have joined forces with the Mini 2140N series — the “N” denoting the use of Microsoft’s “Natural” ergonomic split-keyboard design. Read More

  • Pocket Tunes Radio: You can listen to Sirius XM on your iPhone right now

    Those of you who just cannot wait till Apple approves the Sirius XM iPhone app may want to check out Pocket Tunes Radio, from Ted’s iPhone Application Emporium NormSoft. With its latest update, to version 5.2, this $9.99 iPhone (and iPod touch) application can tune into both Sirius and XM stations, provided you have a functional Sirius XM subscription. Read More

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