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Articles tagged with: Techcrunch

Bad News For Assassins Creed 3 Fans!

It conceivably is exasperating news for gamers out there! Particularly for Assassin’s Creed fans. Assassin’s Creed 3 according to the grapevine is the most thrilling entry in the franchise so far; however the PC gamers will have to wait a bit longer than the early announced release date i.e. October 30. The Xbox 360 and PS3 version will be released on the previously announced dates…

Genuine iPhone iOS5 Image?

TechCrunch has posted a photo (top) of the home screen of an iPhone running iOS 5 which will officially launch later today at the WWDC keynote address in San Francisco. TechCrunch didn’t report the original source of the image and claim that it is possible it is another fake, but made some interesting points on why it might be real.

TechCrunch first directs our attention to the European version of the weather app, denoting the temperature in Celsius rather than Fahrenheit. The next detail is the camera app being all black.

Startup Plizy Does Your Thinking For You

According to TechCrunch, Plizy is a new startup that is seeking to bring personalized video content to the iPad and recently announced a $1.2M angel funding round from investors. Plizy’s new service will let users discover, share, and watch online video based on a personal social graph, history, and interests. Some competitors awaiting Plizy at the dinner table include ShowYou and Pandora.

Post Anonymously On Facebook

According to TechCrunch, there is a new Chrome plugin that allows you to post anonymously on Facebook. Sounds dangerous, doesn’t it? The script is called Defaceable and allows people to comment anonymously to other Defaceable users both on the Facebook website as well as websites that use Facebook comments.

The Hackathon Marathons

A series of events is taking over how startups are conceived, formed and funded. Social meetups are converting ideas into money making companies with votes. Hackathons as they are known, are productive and collaborative events that are becoming the source for many cool innovations we’re currently seeing.

Essentially these events are intense meetups that are anywhere between 1-4 days long and become a medium for exchanging knowledge. They create opportunities for some to learn about what’s hot in the tech space, while at the same time allow developers to perform under extreme pressures.

The events are sponsored by media firms, well known universities, creative agencies and funded by investment firms. The ideas are pitched to a group whereby people vote on the best ones, form a team and quickly make a prototype. It’s intense, it’s fun, and it works!!

REPORT: GOOGLE to Pay $10 Million for fflick, the Movie Recommendation Site

Google plans to buy fflick, a Twitter-based movie recommendation service, for about $10 million.

Created by four former Digg employees last year, the site uses Twitter-based chatter about movies and it shows users what people are saying about movies. The site also analyzes the Twitter buzz and assigns a score to each movie. Green Hornet a new release, for instance, the was assigned a rating of 81% based on 66,307 tweets.

In a blog post on December 30, fflick said it had 10 million users.