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  • T-Mobile Begins $99 iPhone 5 Sales, Sees Lines At Retail Stores

    T-Mobile Begins $99 iPhone 5 Sales, Sees Lines At Retail Stores

    T-Mobile is kicking off its official sales of the iPhone 5 today, marking the first time the U.S.’s fourth largest carrier has offered an Apple smartphone. Thanks to T-Mo’s new Uncarrier plans, the iPhone 5 can be had starting at just $99, with two years of $20 monthly payments to cover the balance, or for free if you’re switching from another carrier and bring a device in… Read More

  • Urban Storage Startup Boxbee Wins Best New Startup Prize At Launch, Zillabyte Takes Enterprise With Its ‘Pandora For Leads’

    Urban Storage Startup Boxbee Wins Best New Startup Prize At Launch, Zillabyte Takes Enterprise With Its ‘Pandora For Leads’

    Boxbee, a startup that’s looking to make urban storage (not of the digital variety) less of a pain in the ass, just won the best new startup award at the Launch conference in San Francisco. The winner was chosen by a jury from the 50-plus startups that demonstrated on-stage at Launch over the past three days. The conference included a bevy of categories, 12 awards in total, including… Read More

  • iPhone 5 Sales In China Reportedly “Robust,” Despite Lack Of Lineups

    iPhone 5 Sales In China Reportedly “Robust,” Despite Lack Of Lineups

    Apple’s iPhone 5 is a “hit” according to English-language Chinese newspaper Shanghai Daily, despite the fact that there were not huge lineups or riots in the streets as there were on iPhone 4S launch day. That’s because most of the new phones were sold at China Unicom and China Telecom stores, the newspaper reports, rather than at Apple’s three Shanghai stores. Read More

  • Apple’s iPad Mini Launch Draws Smaller Crowds Than Previous Product Debuts

    Apple’s iPad Mini Launch Draws Smaller Crowds Than Previous Product Debuts

    The iPad mini officially went on sale today, and the response at physical retail stores has been mixed. Some areas are seeing decent-sized lines, according to Reuters this morning, including Tokyo and Seoul Apple Stores with crowds of 100 or more, but overall, the news organization notes that crowds are smaller than they have been in the past for other launches. Read More

  • Scenes From Microsoft’s Packed Times Square Surface Launch

    Scenes From Microsoft’s Packed Times Square Surface Launch

    Driving through Times Square is a tricky proposition even on normal nights, but for a few moments tonight it was basically impossible to cruise down 7th Avenue. That’s because Microsoft officially kicked off sales for its new Windows RT-powered Surface tablet, and briefly closed the street to ensure none of the curious onlookers were hit by errant cabs. Read More

  • Sunglass Takes Its Browser-Based 3D Modelling Platform Out Of Beta, Keys In On Communication

    Sunglass Takes Its Browser-Based 3D Modelling Platform Out Of Beta, Keys In On Communication

    Sunglass, a company that made its private beta debut back at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, is announcing its official, wide public launch today. The startup provides a web-based tool for sharing and collaborating on 3D models created in a number of CAD programs, including SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor and SketchUp, and this latest release adds new features designed to improve the… Read More

  • Consumer Electronics Shopping Service Decide Raises $6 Million Pre-Launch

    Stealth startup Decide announced this morning that it has closed a $6 million series B round of funding. The series B round was led by Maveron, Madrona Venture Group, Google founding board member Ram Shriram, and former Expedia CEO Erik Blachford. Maveron’s Dan Levitan and former Farecast CEO Hugh Crean will be joining Decide’s board of directors. Decide adds to the $2.5 million… Read More

  • Bad start: Toshiba fails to properly launch the TG01 in Japan

    I haven’t had the chance yet to try it out but those who did say the Toshiba TG01 seems to be a pretty good cell phone. Needless to say, the TG01 (1 Ghz CPU, 9.9mm body and a 4.1-inch touchscreen) was due out in Japan first. But most customers over here are still waiting for the “iPhone killer”. Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G rollout dates revealed

    With the Android-powered HTC Dream launching on their network sometime in the next few months, T-Mobile’s feelin’ the heat to get their 3G network as prepped as possible. Just a few weeks ago, a poster taped to someone’s wall told us that 3G would hit October 1st. While we had looked forward to hosting a big nationwide T-Mobile 3G countdown on September 30th, CellPhone Signal… Read More

  • Dash Express finally shipping

    I’ve been following the Dash Express — the “flocking” GPS device that tells other Dash devices in its vicinity about traffic problems and can connect to WiFi to look up addresses — for over a year now and every time I’ve met with them they’ve been pushing back the ship date. Well, now you can pre-order the Dash Express for $599 and will ship in February. Read More

  • Fox News Camera Crew Gets Out Of Line

    I don’t want to put too much personal commentary into this one so I’ll leave it to you guys to sound off in the comments. Reader Owen sent us this video of a mascot from Hungrr.com handing out pins and collecting donations for a charity on the day of the iPhone launch in NYC. However, good things suddenly turn bad as some asshole from Fox News berates the poor guy for being in… Read More