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  • Crunch Report | Super Mario Run Hits the App Store

    Super Mario Run is now in the App Store, Instagram passes 600 million users, Facebook hits fake news where it hurts, Facebook releases a bunch of overlays and stickers for Messenger and Tom Wheeler is stepping down from the FCC in January. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Microsoft Tries To Declare A Christmas Truce With Apple

    Microsoft Tries To Declare A Christmas Truce With Apple

    Microsoft has put out a TV commercial for the holidays. In it, some things happen…mostly singing. There are employees, kids and other things going on in a New York City setting. Apple’s back yard on 5th Ave, to be specific. My colleague Alex and I hopped into Slack, watched it together and shared our thoughts. We think that Microsoft is trying to say that they’re friends, or… Read More

  • Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods

    Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods

    Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. The store covers a range of types of products, including jewelry, electronics, toys and games, home decor and kitchen supplies, and items are supplied by a number of partners including Mixee, Sculpteo and 3DLT. Amazon is… Read More

  • Charting The iTunes Store’s Path To 25 Billion Songs Sold, 40 Billion Apps Downloaded And Beyond

    Charting The iTunes Store’s Path To 25 Billion Songs Sold, 40 Billion Apps Downloaded And Beyond

    Apple today announced a new sales milestone for its iTunes digital music store, with 25 billion songs sold. The news follows an announcement made earlier this month that the App Store has had over 40 billion app downloads since its founding. For the iTunes music store, the new record comes just shy of its 10 year anniversary, but for the App Store, the growth has been quicker, with the… Read More

  • The Crunchies Monkey Goes Shopping For Holiday Gifts (Also, Tickets Make Great Stocking Stuffers)

    The Crunchies Monkey Goes Shopping For Holiday Gifts (Also, Tickets Make Great Stocking Stuffers)

    As we all gear up for the holidays, everyone is scrambling to buy those last-minute gifts for friends and family. Even The Crunchies monkey. Where do monkeys shop, you ask? Well, we left that up to our own Josh Constine, and I think you’ll agree that it was a good idea on paper, but at the end of the day, maybe just a good old hug will do. Last month, we broke the huge fun story that… Read More

  • MakerBot Introduces 3D Photo Booth In Its New York Store, Print Your Face In 3D

    MakerBot Introduces 3D Photo Booth In Its New York Store, Print Your Face In 3D

    Today was the official grand opening of the MakerBot Store in New York. Head over to 298 Mulberry Street and you can buy MakerBot printers, filament, and pre-made items, such as bracelets, watches and toys. And that’s not all. MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis unveiled a new 3D photo booth powered by ShapeShot. The photo takes a couple of minutes and costs $5 for three reusable shots. Then you… Read More

  • Facebook Has A New On-Campus Swag Shop Called “Store” (No “The”)

    Facebook Has A New On-Campus Swag Shop Called “Store” (No “The”)

    An interesting thing has happened over the years in places like New York City and San Francisco. When you walk down the street, it’s difficult to find someone not wearing a t-shirt that sports a technology startup’s logo or slogan. It is what it is, because we are who we are, us geeks. But in the past year or two, I’ve started to see the trend move to other places in the world. Read More

  • Goodbye, Fake Chinese Apple Stores

    Goodbye, Fake Chinese Apple Stores

    Bloomberg is reporting that the recently popularized Kunming-area fake Apple store is being investigated by Chinese authorities and it, along with another store, has been ordered to shut down. The owners of said stores, including one Yu Cheng (who claims he’s doing Apple a favor), have been trying to become official, authorized retailers for years and they say they’re not violating… Read More

  • Chinese Apple Store Open And Ready For Your Yuan

    In typical hyperbolic Apple style, the company has just announced the launch of Apple.com.cn, the Chinese hardware as well as the Chinese version of the “legendary” App Store (yes, they actually used “legendary.”) The store includes all the standard goodies like engraving and Mac customization. Read More

  • Active releases a new set of SSDs

    Solid state hard drives are increasing in popularity mainly because more are reaching the consumer market, therefore driving down prices. But most are still a bit pricey. Active has a new 1.8-inch set, however, that’s a bit more affordable if you don’t mind forgoing storage capacity. Read More

  • CrunchGear visits top robot store Vstone in Akihabara (photo report)

    We’ve covered robots from Japan-based robot developer and retail store Vstone a few times in the past. Reason enough for me (I live in Japan) to go and have a good look at Vstone’s flagship store in Akihabara, Tokyo’s electronic district, and make a few pics (the company itself is headquartered in Osaka). Read More

  • CrunchGear visits Thanko's new USB flagship store in Akihabara (photo report)

    USB-powered neckties, slippers, boob warmers, spy button cameras and tons of other ludicrous stuff: Thanko [JP], Japan’s (and possibly the world’s) most notorious maker of USB gadgets (most of which nobody really needs) never disappoints in the silliness department. The company closed their English online store just last month but continues to impress business-wise by opening a… Read More

  • Entourage announces e-book store for eDGe dualbook

    The Entourage eDGe, the world’s first “dualbook” is a dual-screen laptop / e-book reader hybrid thingie. The laptop portion is pretty straightforward, but what about the e-book? In the already crowded e-book space, how can the eDGe compete? Well, today they’ve announced they’re very own e-book store. That’s right, a device that is not yet in anyone’s… Read More

  • Apple drinking too much, wants to recreate Prodigy by way of Second Life

    A patent shows a “virtual shopping world” that will eventually — i.e. never — end up in the Apple store. The project, which is similar to Second Life, will allow you to walk through a virtual store and buy real things. My problem with this is that when you visit an online store, you’re not shopping — you’re buying. You go to the Apple store to pick up… Read More

  • Apple store closed [Update]

    Maintenance or new product? Nothing special here. Free shipping for the iFones iCrap and a time table to ensure you get your gifts by Xmas. Move along, nothing to see here. Read More