Amnesty Hypercube is a small application for Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS X that will help you pull bits of Web content to use as widgets. These widgets can be brought up or dismissed ad hoc, or added to your desktop as a permanent fixture. Besides its cool name (second only to flux capacitor), the service is not so different from many existing widget platforms, like Yahoo Widgets, OS X's Dashboard, or the Windows Vista sidebar. Yet the company is taking a slightly different approach, one a little closer to Yourminis, which uses Adobe Integrated Runtime to run widgets on your desktop.… Read more
Firefox is the second most popular browser on the Internet, and with good reason--it rocks. Want to try out some specialized versions of it? Here are six flavors of Firefox, ranging from Mac-centric all the way to bird-themed music jukeboxes.
Firefox Campus Edition The Campus edition is the most recent of the branded/sponsored/partnered Firefoxes. There's nothing particularly special or amazing about this version of Firefox that's different from the regular one, besides a bundle of extensions and add-ons that give Firefox a notably "social" feel. Campus edition ships with a trifecta of extensions, including … Read more
Today eBay launched a standalone Facebook app to let users browse eBay and show off their auctions to friends on the social network. This is hot on the heels of their slick "eBay to Go" Flash widget that made its migration to the Facebook apps platform late last month.
The new app lets you link up your eBay account to your Facebook profile and share items you've put up for auction with your friends, along with making your eBay watch list public to friends who are using the app. The integrated eBay search will pull up identical … Read more
The last time we even thought about a chrome-covered car was last year, upon being blinded by a very shiny BMW. Silly us--we thought the trend might have begun and ended there.
A fully chromed 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago is being offered on eBay with just 1,414 miles on it. The listing says the car "has been the subject of numerous magazine articles" and "has had one celebrity owner," which BornRich identifies as 50 Cent. (Clearly Crave needs to update our reading materials.)
But unlike the Beamer, this one has only chrome paint, not the real … Read more
I heard about the sale from the creator of the service, Reto Laemmler. He wrote to me, "There are no plans to shut down Xcellery, and in case of an acquisition [co-founder] Heng-yi and I will try to stay on board." However, the eBay listing says, "Xcellery is for sale because the founder team is focusing on other projects and cannot spend enough time on it anymore."
As of this writing, … Read more
If eBay's 50 percent growth this last fiscal quarter is any indication, online auctions are still a favorite way to shuffle goods and pocket extra change. Power sellers--those eBay auctioneers who sell and gross high volumes--have gained the edge by applying their business savvy and possibly using one of the many auction software options from CNET Download.com. One popular program is AlienFiles, a listings creator and editor that supports multimedia files and helps manage your sale items.
Who needs a $100,000 iPhone from eBay when you can get a pile of dust instead? The metallic remains of the iPhone from the notorious Will It Blend video are now up on the auction Web site, along with a brand new Blendtec Total blender and a Will It Blend T-shirt and DVD.
The video, which has now been seen by over a million people since its debut two days ago features Blendtec founder Tom Dickson pulverizing a brand new iPhone into a pile of dust and twisted metal. It's part of a viral marketing campaign for Blendtec … Read more
Regardless of what P.T. Barnum said, we can't legitimately call the buyer of this $100,000 iPhone a sucker because it was all for charity. An anonymous bidder won the phone (pictured here), the first sold at Apple's Soho store to Spike Lee, on eBay as part of the "Keep a Child Alive" auction to raise money for children suffering from AIDS in Africa.
I don't know if this is wrong or just weird. A few people have put Pownce invites up on eBay (buy-it-now price is $9.95). Let me remind everyone: it's a free service. And it's in alpha testing. Just wait for it to evolve a bit and open up to more people.
If you want an invite, I just got a few more. I'll give 'em out to the first people to fill out the form below. All gone, sorry.
Auction giant eBay has launched an online classifieds service that will compete with market pioneer, Craigslist.
Kijiji, a site eBay has operated overseas for two years, is now available in about 220 cities across the United States, spokesman Hani Durzy, said Tuesday.
"We're targeting young people and young families looking for bargains locally," Durzy said. "For now it's a free service and our focus is on building the user experience."
Reached by phone, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark sounded less than worried about competing against a powerhouse like eBay.
"My take is that anything … Read more