• Legg Mason's Miller to Icahn: Put Up, Or Shut Up

    The pitched battle between billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Yahoo for control of its board could hinge on whether Icahn can convince the company’s two largest institutional investors to vote for his alternate slate of directors. Those two investors are Gordon Crawford of Capital Research and Bill Miller of Legg Mason. As of May 7, they each controlled 16 percent and 6.7 percent of… Read More

  • Payoneer's Virtual US Bank Accounts Make International Cash Out Easier

    When I last covered payment service provider Payoneer, the company had announced the collection of $3 million more in funding and the addition of iStockPhoto to its client roster. Today, the company is announcing the initial rollout of “Payoneer Virtual US Account,” a new offering that simplifies payment cash out for international payees. The new offering allows Payoneer card… Read More

  • 60GB Xbox 360 on the way says leaked e-mail

    Remember this? We should know for sure by E3, but for now it looks like Microsoft will release a 60GB Xbox 360 sometime this month. An internal e-mail, which I refuse to copy-paste here out of respect for the original source, Xbox Family, supposedly sent from Microsoft to GameStop and Best Buy details the company’s plans. In addition, Microsoft will release a stand-alone 60GB hard drive… Read More

  • Cell Tower backup Rule put on Hold by Appellate Court

    After Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005, many cell towers failed because they didn’t have backup power supplies. A panel of experts appointed by the Federal Communications Commission found that backup power should be required to be installed at all cell towers. In May of 2007 the FCC ruled that all cell towers in the United States must have a minimum of eight hours of… Read More

  • Samsung announces YouTube friendly SC-MX20

    Announced this morning is the next incarnation of the MX10. Say hello to the SC-MX20, Samsung’s latest little vixen of a camcorder. The MX20 features an optimized recording mode for YouTube, a Schneider lens with 34x optical zoom, advanced noise reduction, image stabilization and face detection. This one doesn’t have internal flash storage like it’s older HD brother, the… Read More

  • TechCrunch50 Exhibitor Packages On Sale Now

    The TechCrunch50 (TC50) Exhibitor Packages have arrived. Beginning today, early stage start-ups, Web or tech firms seeking to showcase a product or service at TC50 can purchase a TC50 Exhibitor Package. Attending TC50 as an Exhibitor provides companies with launched products an opportunity to be a part of this year’s TC50 program. The TC50 agenda is simple: we put on stage the 50… Read More

  • Meet Black OX, Gigantor's rival robot (and pre-order for a lot of Yen)

    Osaka-based robot maker Vstone starts accepting pre-orders [JP, PDF] for their newest model, the Black Ox… Read More

  • Wii keypad on July 18th to our friends across the pond

    Lookie! It’s a keypad for the Wii. I could blog all day long from the comfort of my own couch. Problem is, it appears that this £14.99 accessory may only be available in the UK and other parts of Europe. I live in Boston, which is basically Europe Junior except there’s more crime, less charm, and much weaker currency. Oh well. The keypad is made by Logic 3 and will be available… Read More

  • BlackBerry Thunder isn't quite ready for production, keyboard stinks

    According to BGR, Crackberry‘s info on the BB Thunder keyboard is utterly false and, in fact, the haptic keyboard is complete garbage. That’s what one of our RIM ninjas are telling us! We’ve got the scoop on the BlackBerry Thunder, and contrary to most reports, we’ve been told that the unit is nowhere near being able to enter production, let alone being released. Read More

  • Capcom announces 1942: Joint Strike launch date

    The original 1942 stand up arcade shooter may be one of only a handful of games I’m still good at from back in the day. The latest version from Capcom will feature 2-player online co-op, which is music to my ears. It will hit PSN 7/24 and XBLA on 7/23. Sweet. Read More

  • Video: BGR unboxes the iP3G, nothing to see here, really

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/687242818 BGR’s iP3G hasn’t been activated, so there’s really nothing to see here other than a comparison between the gen 1 iPhone and it’s predecessor. It’s definitely slimmer and curvier, though. Read More

  • Panasonic develops a new kind of lighting device, says it will be as important as LED and OLED

    Yesterday Matsushita Electric Works (to be branded as Panasonic from October this year) presented [JP] “the world’s first lighting device”, which – in contrast to existing fluorescent models – doesn’t need mercury to discharge gas. The company even claims their new technology could might one day be as important as LED and OLED. Matsushita speaks of an… Read More

  • VideoEgg Launches New Video Ad Units. Maybe YouTube Should Pay Attention

    As YouTube struggles to make money on advertising, according to a story today in the Wall Street Journal, and reportedly may resort to pre-roll ads (which consumers hate, but advertisers love), maybe they should take a look at some of the innovative ad units coming out of VideoEgg. Today, VideoEgg is launching five new kinds of Web video ads. They are called: * LIVE: Use real-time RSS feeds… Read More

  • Dimdim Gets $6 Million For Open Sourced Web Meetings

    Dimdim, an open source company that produces software for online meetings, has raised $6 million in a Series B funding round led by Index Ventures, Nexus India Capital, and Draper Richards. This round brings Dimdim’s total funding to about $9 million. We originally wrote about Dimdim in Fall 2006, when the company released an alpha version of its web meeting software. Since its… Read More

  • 50 Tickets Available To The Mobile Web Wars Roundtable (Attendees Also Get In to August Capital MeetUp)

    Update: This batch is sold out. We’ll release more soon. The mobile Web has been a long time coming. But it is finally within our grasp. Not a compromised mobile Web controlled by your cell phone carrier, but the full and complete Web in your pocket. It took the success of the iPhone and the promise of Google’s Android mobile operating system to open people’s eyes to… Read More

  • Japanese company unveils solar-powered wireless keyboard

    It seems Japan is getting greener every day. Now Buffalo announced they will start selling a wireless keyboard [JP] powered by solar energy from next week. The BSKBW01SB will be priced at $120. The 2.4GHz wireless device features a small solar panel located above the numerical keyboard block and can alternatively be powered using 2 AAA batteries. Read More

  • Blackberry Thunder's keyboard kicks ass, reportedly

    More news about RIMs anticipated ‘iPhone Killer’ the BlackBerry Thunder, Crackberry.com says RIM’s new touch keyboard kicks ass. The “juicy” details include: localized haptics meaning when you pess the screen, it feels like you pressed a button on the screen, and both a full Qwerty keyboard, when the handsets in landscape mode, and SureType keyboard, for… Read More

  • Apple to offer concierge service and nearly instant iPhone gratification

    Apple announced that its retail stores are the perfect place to get your iPhone 3G. Starting at 8am Friday morning, Apple’s first class concierge service will include people in orange shirts directing you to the iPhone corral; set up assistants who will ask for your government issued ID and social security number; and activation within 10 to 15 minutes, promise. The company is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Un-unboxing Edition

    BGR unboxes the iPhone 3G, for real
    The contact revolution will be electronicized (and lubricated)
    Expo attendees try out multiplayer Commodore 64 game
    Grab a moist towelette for some hot diskette unboxing
    ScanLife: Barcode scanning for the 21st Century and beyond
    The Japanese can even rest in peace eco-friendly
    Samsung Use Your Instinct Contest Read More

  • Yahoo Takes A Gander At Demand Media To Plug Some Holes

    Demand Media, founded by former Intermix Media (the parent company to MySpace) CEO Richard Rosenblatt, has quietly grown into a pretty large business, with rumored revenues of around $250 million, and profitable. It just so happens that what Demand Media is good at – generating lots of advertising impressions and creating niche social networks for media sites, may be a perfect fit for… Read More

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