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TechCrunch got Hacked

Today the famous technology news website Techcrunch went down, even now its not working.

The navigation to main page of techcrunch now shows the visitors, a message, which says,

WHAT A F**kING USELESS HACK ISN’T IT? BLEH. and a link to http://dupedb.com/

The title of the website says “LOL HACKED”. Well now it is one of the trending topics in twitter.

The link given seems to be a warez sharing website for illegal downloads. Stay with me for more updates on the story.

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  • UPDATE #5: Again Back online
  • UPDATE #4: Today  the site went down again.

See the ScreenShot

  • UPDATE #3: Techcrunch is back, and there is no news about this on, TechCrunch.. :D
  • UPDATE #2: Techcrunch admitted it was was compromised today. Now they have a message for the visitors.

Earlier tonight techcrunch.com was compromised by a security exploit.

We’re working to identify the exploit and will bring the site back online shortly.

  • UPDATE #1: Now the message has been removed, and it shows we will be back soon.

The Google Phone a.k.a. Nexus One Confirmed, its coming

The WallStreetJournal is reporting now that the phone will be called the Nexus One. Tehcrunch says they saw some Tweets from Google employees and others about a new Android-powered Google phone that was apparently handed out at an “all hands” meeting. And finally Google is confirming that it is indeed “dogfood” testing a new Android device with employees around the world.

Now reading it altogether, we can confirm that it is coming. The Google Phone. And it brings lots of good news along with it. First among all of it It will be an unlocked mobile. You can buy it as one unlocked mobile. And second it will be the first one to run Android 2.1.

Techcrunch said previously,

It will be called the Google Phone (update the official name is “Nexus One”) and will launch in early January, 2010. It won’t be sold by any one carrier, but instead will be an unlocked GSM phone. In the U.S., that means T-Mobile and possibly AT&T, whose exclusivity deal with the iPhone is about to run out. It will be running Android 2.1.

Cory O’Brien, who got his hands on one Google Phone tonight, tweeted out that picture. He also notes that, “Google Phone = iPhone + a little extra screen and a scroll wheel. Great touch screen, and Android.

Nexus One
Nexus One
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Chrome OS event, this Thursday, by Google

Google prepares to reveal something about their. Google is planning to hold a special Chrome OS event at its headquarters in Mountain View, CA this Thursday morning.

The plan is to give some technical background information as well as show off some demos, we’re told. More notably, they will be giving a “complete overview” of the new OS, which they say will launch next year.

Techcrunch reported.

Google first announced Chrome OS in July, but gave very few details about it. This event is supposed to be a overview as per google. Anyway we can still hope that. they may release a beta version for their Chrome. But still the complete version for the OS will be coming sometime around next year, 2010.

See techcrunch report on this to know more.

Twitter reaches 27.3 million tweets in a day as an average

According to a study done by Pingdom the average number of tweets per day was over 27.3 million. The average number of tweets per hour was 1,138,772. They did the study over 3 weeks interval ie., from October 21 to November 11.

Earlier techcrunch reported that the Twitter is having trouble finding new users in the U.S., But this 27.3m is huge enough to outshine any news.

Pingdom is an up-time monitoring service. They will alert the owners of the sites if any problems with the sites which pingdom monitors.

Read more of this study here.