TechCrunch’s Most Frequently Used iPhone Apps

Friday, June 12, 2009 16:38
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Most TechCrunch writers are iPhone users. And while we’re still debating whether when what time we will be upgrading to the iPhone 3G S next Friday, we are excited for the iPhone OS 3.0 next Wednesday. We've had a few requests to publish the apps we use on our iPhones - and we're going to share that information with you now. The following list is by no means all of the apps we have on our iPhones. There are plenty of apps we only use a couple times a month (e.g. Shazam), ...


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Holocaust Museum Death Won’t Change Facebook’s Mind On Hate – But Advertisers May Be Able To

Friday, June 12, 2009 16:16
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Earlier this week a Holocaust denier shot and killed a guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. Facebook didn't change its policy on allowing Holocaus denial groups, even though one group quickly put up a cartoon mocking the event. If attacks on Jews by Holocaust deniers won't be enough to sway Facebook that this is all hate speech, perhaps angry advertisers will do the trick. Brian Cuban has been tracking advertisers who have insisted their ads don't show up anywhere near Holocaust denial pages on Facebook, and at least one who ...


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Dotcom Hangover: Amazon Pays $51 Million To End Long-Standing Battle With Toys “R” Us

Friday, June 12, 2009 15:51
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Back at the height of the dotcom bubble, Amazon was signing lucrative deals with traditional retailers to be their online store. One of the biggest such deals was with Toys "R" Us. It was announced with much fanfare in 2000 and was supposed to last a decade. Toys "R" US would handle the toy buying and inventory management, Amazon would handle the Website. It made sense until, oh, about 2004, when Toys "R" us filed a lawsuit for breach of contract. While Amazon was perfectly happy to be the exclusive online ...


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Why Europe Won’t Go Browserless This Fall

Friday, June 12, 2009 14:45
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The web is currently ablaze with headlines that IE8 will not be included in the European release of Windows this fall. In fact, no browser at all is going to be included with the latest version of Microsoft's operating system. No, Hell has not frozen over — the news is the result of Microsoft's longstanding (and very costly) antitrust issues with the European Commission. And it has everyone, from the regulators to consumers to IE competitors, very upset. Fortunately, it seems like this is much ado about nothing. The way some ...


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