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  • ArmorHub’s Web Security Service Scans For Vulnerabilities & Malware, Works Great For Startups As Well As Your Dad

    ArmorHub’s Web Security Service Scans For Vulnerabilities & Malware, Works Great For Startups As Well As Your Dad

    ArmorHub is today launching a web security service targeting startups, small-to-medium sized businesses, and most importantly, the layperson who knows that website security is something to be concerned about, but doesn’t know how to monitor their site or what to do if an issue is found. The company is being bootstrapped by Evan Beard, previously the founder and CEO of eTacts, which sold… Read More

  • Now At 25M Users, Wix Brings Third-Party Apps To Its Website Builder With New Marketplace

    Now At 25M Users, Wix Brings Third-Party Apps To Its Website Builder With New Marketplace

    Hard to believe, but the now-popular Iraeli-American startup, Wix.com, was founded in February 2006 — back when Tumblr was only a twinkle in David Karp’s eye. Since then, the company has made its name as a platform that allowed anyone, luddite or not, to build Flash-enabled websites and widgets in a jiffy. Today, the startup is adding an important piece of the puzzle to support… Read More

  • Hometalk Aims To Be The One-Stop Site For Home Improvement Info

    Hometalk Aims To Be The One-Stop Site For Home Improvement Info

    As someone who doesn’t know a two-by-four from a 4X4, I usually depend on the Internet for home improvement tips. For example, did you know you’re not supposed to flush dental floss? I didn’t discover that until I found my basement full of raw sewage and someone online told me what was up. Before Hometalk, however, the online home improvement space was, at best, oddly… Read More

  • Going After SMBs, Mobile Website Maker DudaMobile Raises $6M Series B

    Going After SMBs, Mobile Website Maker DudaMobile Raises $6M Series B

    DudaMobile, a company which helps convert existing websites into mobile-optimized versions, has just raised $6 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Pitango Venture Capital, an Israeli-based VC firm which has investments in fring, Shaker, VideoSurf, Pageonce, Boxee and others. The startup, which began life as a white label offering before making its self-serve platform available… Read More

  • Holiday Shopping Wrap-Up: Apple Makes Top Performing E-Commerce Site List, Amazon Excels On Mobile

    Holiday Shopping Wrap-Up: Apple Makes Top Performing E-Commerce Site List, Amazon Excels On Mobile

    According to the end-of-season benchmarks from Compuware’s web performance division, Apple.com was among the top three best-performing retail websites during the 2011 holiday season. Meanwhile, Amazon made the list for the top m-commerce sites. The sites were ranked from November 21st through Christmas Day using Compuware’s Gomez Performance Index which compares how U.S. Read More

  • DudaMobile Makes Your Website Mobile in One Click

    DudaMobile Makes Your Website Mobile in One Click

    DudaMobile just launched a new, self-serve platform that lets existing website owners create a mobile version of their site just by typing in the website’s URL. The service, targeted towards small business owners and other professionals, includes one-click website conversion, auto sync between the main site and the mobile site, plus mobile-friendly features like a click-to-call widget… Read More

  • Site Memory: Evernote for Websites

    The most popular note type created by Evernote users is a webpage. It seems that people love to save webpages in Evernote! Now Evernote is making it even easier for sites to get saved into notes with the announcement of the Evernote Site Memory Button. This is something of a departure from the historical Evernote modus operandi, where the user invokes a client application or opens up the… Read More

  • Atari sues German website over review of potentially pirated game

    From here. There’s a tactic in the movie industry where a movie is released quietly without press previews. When this happens it’s because the movie is a stinker and they want to put as much space between the first critical line (“I’d rather wet my pants and sit in my own filth than recommend that you watch this movie.” – Myra Conklin, Cat Fancy) and the… Read More

  • ReviewGist.com Collates and Snips Product Reviews

    Sites like ReviewGist are great for consumers but not so great for gadget bloggers. By collecting a number of reviews and adding on meta-date like price and features, they automatically create collections of data what are actually quite useful when shopping and, unlike something like Amazon.com, offer more in-depth information than standard user-generated reviews. ReviewGist is similar to… Read More

  • Amazon launches SMS store

    Need something immediately? Want to check on a price? Text your search term to 262966 (“AMAZON”) and Amazon will hunt down a few items from its online store. Reply and Amazon will call you to confirm your order. The usage model is fairly compelling: you’re in a store, and you see something you want. You simply text Amazon to confirm that it’s cheaper online and then spit… Read More

  • Review: SugarSync

    [photopress:sugar.jpg,full,pp_image] How often has this happened to you? You’re trapped in the trunk of a Lincoln Continental and the emergency trunk release has been snapped off. You have a document on your home PC detailing how to escape from such a situation but all you have is your WinMo or Blackberry phone with you. You do a frantic Google search to no avail, and your captors take… Read More

  • We made pR0n better

    I never thought about it this way, but it seems we — us bunch of nerds — have slowly changed the porn landscape. Regina Lynn at Wired points out sites like AbbyWinters.com and Kink.com [feel free to cut and paste but rest assured NSFW] feature models who are a far cry from the pneumo-bots of yore or even the charming ladies of mainstream lad mags. The industry of image has… Read More

  • Boobik=sexy Twitter?

    You know what’s not Web 2.0 enough? Porn. That’s right. Where’s my porno social network? Where’s my Porno Pownce? Where’s my porno Facebook? Well, here’s a porno Twitter that just might make Mike rethink the Crunchies winners. I’m going to Poke NurseMika [NSFW] all afternoon, I suspect. Boobik [NSFW] Read More

  • Social Networking is made of people!

    Cory Doctorow writes a pithy yet readable analysis of Facebook and its ilk, pointing out that these sites bind is us in ways that seem useful but are in fact perfunctory and useless. You’d think that Facebook would be the perfect tool for handling all this. It’s not. For every long-lost chum who reaches out to me on Facebook, there’s a guy who beat me up on a weekly basis… Read More

  • ProductWiki: Your guide to gear works great with CrunchGear

    There are a lot of gadgets and consumer electronics we’ve talked about here. In fact, we’re getting close to our 16,500th post. That’s a lot of blogging, but more importantly it’s a lot of gear. We’re fetishists, so we’re able to keep most of it straight in our heads, but what about you, the non-obsessives? Meet ProductWiki, a new user-organized and… Read More

  • Marvel goes digital


    This came from the comic books I did when I was in grade school. Hot, non? Superman, Spiderman, Satan Horse, Green Ant, and my personal favorite — the Charles In Charge Illustrated Graphic Novel: Charles Gets Drunk may have all gotten us through some tough times in grade school, but kids of the future won’t be able to feel the ink rubbing off on their fingers and the flimsy… Read More

  • Playboy Launches College-Only Social Networking Site

    In order to combat sluggish sales, Playboy has recently launched Playboy U, a social networking site just for college students. Remember when Facebook was just for college students? Well Playboy U is sorta like that. Read More

  • 8coupons.com For The Win

    Web 2.0 is in full-throttle and it’s becoming increasingly harder to start a great website. Luckily for 8coupons.com, they offer a service that any working class person will love. Coupons and discounts from local business are offered up for you. You can send them to your cellphone and sign up for alerts when new coupons are being offered. However, the site is currently invite only and… Read More

  • Time's 50 Best Websites of 2007

    Time has just released its list of the best websites of 2007 and the results look good. The most creative and useful websites in existence today are now compiled into an article detailing what makes each one so useful. Sites like Linkedin, Twitter, and ING Direct made the cut, as well as other blogs in Arts & Leisure, Audio & Video, News & Info, Social Networks, and Web… Read More

  • OpenDNS Honcho David Ulevitch Profiled in NYT


    Would you buy DNS from this man? Well, you don’t have to. We love us some OpenDNS. It’s useful — the new “short-cut” feature and pR0n blocking are great to keep us undistracted and working — its CEO, David Ulevitch, was a really cool guy. Plus the kid is only 25. Well, John “The Animal” Markoff wrote all about him and his company. It’s… Read More