Arrington On Charlie Rose: Talks Twittergate, CrunchPad, and Competition

Friday, July 24, 2009 18:17
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TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington recently was interviewed by Charlie Rose for a chat about the latest news and events in technology. Michael gave his take on the Google vs. Microsoft rivalry, saying that each tech giant is going after the other's core businesses. Michael also touched upon the latest news around the CrunchPad and Apple's much hyped and potentially similar product, the large form iPod Touch, which is reported to hit the market in early 2010. Of course, Rose unsurprisingly delved into the whole Twittergate controversy, which Michael ...


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lifeIO: A Social Media Dashboard That Combines Email, RSS, And Just About Everything Else

Friday, July 24, 2009 17:49
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For many people, the web has fallen prey to information overload — from RSS readers to Email to social networks, we've all got vast amounts of data coming in at any given time, oftentimes to entirely different places. Many services have sprung up to try to tackle this problem, including FriendFeed, but most of them don't even try to integrate Email. LifeIO is a new startup launching today in private beta that's trying to do it all, with integration of Email, calendars, and your social networks. The first 100 TechCrunch readers ...


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Another Killer Data Point For iPhone Apps: F.A.S.T. Pulls In $1 Million In Six Weeks

Friday, July 24, 2009 17:43
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Another data point that profitable businesses can be built on the back of the iPhone/iPod Touch app store: Social Gaming Network's F.A.S.T. dogfight game, which launched in early June and lets users try to shoot down other human players, pulled in over $1 million in download fees alone in the first six weeks it was available. SGN is clearly trying to find the revenue-maximizing price for the game - it has varied from $9.99 (the price I paid in June), to just $1.99 today. The game will eventually allow paid-for upgrades to weapons and ...


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Are Bing Users Twice As Likely To Click On An Ad Than Google Users?

Friday, July 24, 2009 16:35
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Are people who search on Bing more commercial than Google searchers? According to a study by search-advertising network Chitika, visitors who arrive at sites from organic search results on Bing are 55 percent more likely to click on an ad than if they arrived from Google. Chitika looked at the clickthrough rates from 32 million ad impressions across its network of more than 50,000 sites in a week in July. Visitors from Bing clicked on an ad 1.5 percent of the time on average, versus a 0.97 percent clickthrough rate for Google ...


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