You know, if a company is going to demo at TechCrunch50, it’s probably not the smartest thing in the world to alienate half your potential user base by talking about politics. But that’s exactly what DotSpots did for the first five minutes of the demo that did during their TechCruch50 demo. And the company motto? “The Wisdom of Crowds”? Apparently they haven’t heard the saying “None of Us Is As Dumb As All of Us”.
edit: Google’s Marissa Mayer gave DotSpots got high marks for the idea, but wondered about the business model.
Time will tell.
Here’s a URL to the live stream of TechCrunch50
TechCrunch50 Live Stream
Developer ObjectGraph built iRetroPhone, an iPhone app that lets you dial your iPhone as if it were an old-fashioned rotary dial phone in a day… first day sales at $2.99 each? 15,000 copies.
See the details.
Google launched a new face recognition feature for Picasa Web Albums which will automatically tag faces with names after you train it a bit.
Read more at Cnet.
I worked on Mosaic back in the day, so I found this latest entry into the browser market interesting:
Old enough to remember the old Mattel football game? It’s coming out for the iPhone:
Via bb Gadgets
(Thanks to John)
Techcrunch is reporting that Flixster bought an iPhone application called Movies.app last week, and re-released it last night. It’s basically an app that shows movie times, has maps to local theaters, and lets you watch movie trailers.
I’m a little surprised that Flixster went out and bought the App, when it could have been developed internally. Maybe they learned a thing or two from the Hasbro vs Scrabbulous fight – if you see a great program, buy it. Now Flixster has a popular app under it’s umbrella. Hasbro has a replacement app for Scrabbulous, but I hear it’s not as popular.
Update Techcrunch says that Scrabbulous has been taken down world-wide now…
Google has a bunch of MySQL tools.