• This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: An Interview With Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit

    This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: An Interview With Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit

    Welcome back to TCBTC, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast on the cryptocurrency bitcoin. This week Alex is on vacation so I recorded a short interview with Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit, a major Bitcoin remitter in the Philippines. Luis gave us a quick look under the hood of his growing business. Click here to download an MP3 of this show.
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  • After 15 Years Of Whipping The Llama’s Ass, Winamp Shuts Down

    After 15 Years Of Whipping The Llama’s Ass, Winamp Shuts Down

    If you had a PC and you listened to MP3s in the late 90s, chances are you managed your playlists with Winamp. Since then, Nullsoft sold Winamp to AOL (the parent company of TechCrunch) for $80 millionĀ and online music has changed quite a bit, but there was always something reassuring about the fact that Winamp was still hanging in there. So much for that. Winamp is shutting down. The website… Read More

  • How AOL Squandered WinAmp

    How AOL Squandered WinAmp

    It’s always nice to plop down to a big bowl of hot dog food and read about how the company you work for (ostensibly and/or on paper) squandered one of the most recognizable brands in PC history. As you’ll recall, the turn of the century was a time of great confusion. iTunes hadn’t yet rolled over the media space and these new M-P-3 files* were quite popular yet no one knew how… Read More

  • Will Apple Kill The MP3 Tomorrow?

    Apple has posted a cryptic message on its Web site, teasing the world about an “exciting” iTunes announcement that’s coming tomorrow. What could it be? I saw that someone had suggested The Beatles were finally coming to iTunes, but really, who cares? If you want The Beatles on your iPhone you can grab the newly remastered albums that came out last year, “rip, mix… Read More

  • Baby Bidou mp3 player. You know, for kids

    I always say that you’re never too young to start with your first gadget. This is an example of that theory, taken maybe a little more serious then I would normally consider reasonable. How old do you need to be to have your first MP3 player? Read More

  • Sunglasses with built-in camcorder and MP3 player

    Tokyo-based gadget maker OTAS is selling sunglasses [JP] that feature, for some reason, a built-in video camera and MP3 player. The so-called aigo glasses come with a 1.3 megapixel camera, a music player that supports MP3 and WMA files, 4 GB of internal memory, and a USB 2.0 port. Read More

  • Enhance your MP3s all you want with iDFX Audio Enhancer. They still suck.

    iDFX Audio Enhancer is an add-on to iTunes that serves to, “re-encode your current MP3 and AAC files using a patent-pending method that repairs the damage and lost harmonics that occurred during the original encoding process”. Sounds like doublespeak to me for a $40 EQ and extrapolative guesswork. And the demo of iDFX sounds like just that. if you want good sounding audio, stop… Read More

  • Collapsible cooler features AM/FM radio, MP3 input for $25

    Summer is slowly, slowly wasting away. Perhaps you should go to a beach, just to see what all the fuss is about. Me, I don’t care for the beach. There’s too much sand and too many people who don’t share my concern for what sand does to electronic devices. And the sun! Get over yourself, Sun! We get it, you’re bright. I’m trying to play games on my iPod touch… Read More

  • Retro wooden speaker uses memory cards, features rechargeable battery

    Truth be told, I actually like the looks of this old-timey speaker very much. And it’d go perfectly with my newfangled “digital” music collection. It’s only $29, too, which may or may not mean that the actual sound quality is poor to quite poor. Read More

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