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Sweden's Pirate Party set to launch private, anonymous ISP

Say what you will about Sweden's Pirate Party, but they certainly have some kick-ass ideas about protecting the rights of Internet users. Recently the Party announced that they would begin operating the Pirate Bay from within Swedish Parliament -- where they have immunity from prosecution for actions taken as part of their political mandate. Now they're preparing to offer Swedish residents...

How you know IE6 is dead: the funeral's already scheduled!

Internet Explorer Six, resident of the interwebs for over 8 years, died the morning of March 1, 2010 in Mountain View, California, as a result of a workplace injury sustained at the headquarters of Google, Inc. So begins the obituary of once-beloved browser that overstayed its welcome on this mortal Web. We've known IE6 was in poor health for some time, but it hasn't exactly died swiftly and...

Party Booth turns your webcam into a social-media aware automated photo booth

Update: Party Booth has changed its name to Spark Booth. Have you ever wished that you could have a photo booth running at your wedding reception, engagement party, or kegger? If so, you might want to check out Party Booth. Party Booth is a desktop application that runs in full-screen kiosk mode that allows party guests to walk up to the computer, simply press the spacebar, and pose for...

YouTube Find: Microsoft's 6 minute guide to hosting a Windows 7 Launch Party

We know you're all itching to grab a free copy of Windows 7 host that Windows 7 launch party - however some of you might be a little unsure as to what fun will abound at a party. Thankfully, Microsoft have published a clear, concise eye-wateringly bad 6-minute-long video guide to help you get that party rocking... Videos like this, however, are prime for remixes and Panic Software's Cabel Sasser...

Download Squad's Pictures from The Crunchies After-Party

Don't worry, we're not going all Valleywag on our loyal readers, but with a bucket-load of photos from the Crunchies (and ensuing party) we thought it wise to separate the sober from the (Myspace-sponsored) party photos from San Francisco's City Hall. Thanks to all at TechCrunch for welcoming us Download Squad-ers to the event! ...

Mobaganda - A Mob Extravaganza!

Bringing together a group of people can be a pain. Facebook events and groups, eVites, emails, text messages, smoke signals. Mobaganda aims to make the gathering process that much easier. Simplicity seems to be the new h0t on the web, and we like it. As soon as you visit Mobaganda, you'll notice that you don't have to sign up for anything. Say what? Useless you say! I HAVE to put in my...

Get your holiday party started right with MyPunchbowl

The key to starting off your holiday party is with a great invitation. If you start slacking there, things could go downhill. Ok, so we are exaggerating, but a great holiday invitation does set the mood. MyPunchbowl, the online party planning website, has undergone a little facelift for the holiday season. The changes start off with invitation templates for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years Eve and...

MyPunchbowl is on a move to battle Evite

Evite might be the leader in online party invitations online, but that's not stopping MyPunchbowl from steaming ahead to battle. MyPunchbowl has just landed some seed funding that will allow them to build out there increasingly popular invitation tools. The first round of funding will see MyPunchbowl sort out its revenue model as well as hire developers and initiate marketing efforts to grow...

Get your event dates automatically with Punchbowl

MyPunchbowl, the online party planning application, uses an algorithm to pick the best date for an event based on the actual responses of people that RSVP to the invitation. The "Pick a Date" feature recommends the best date from a set of dates that are supplied by the hosting party, in real time. As responses are received, the algorithm then recalculates the best possible date based on...

Socializr, social event planning

What Friendster and Facebook have done with personal social networking, Socializr hopes to accomplish with event planning. Socializr was created by the founder of Friendster and a player in the social networking phenomenon, so it does have its similarities. A private test has been running since September 2006, with the live launch occurring last Friday. Socializr is a free online service for...

Social Networking by WeHangHere

WeHangHere is a different kind of social networking site. It helps users hook up with like minded individuals that hit the same locations after hours. The official launch date of the service was in October 2006, and it currently has a strong hold in the European market, with a small penetration in North America. Users of the site can search for a venue based on a specific city, or venue name....

Party planning with MyPunchbowl

I'm sure a lot of you had holiday parties over the last few weeks. How did your planning go? You could surely have used the new MyPunchbowl service. MyPunchbowl is set to launch its online party planning service on January 15th. Built by Punchbowl Software, it allows users to create an online community for celebrations. Members can use the service before, during and after parties to coordinate...

Firefox 2 launch party

Is the new version of Firefox really a reason to party? Literally, there are currently 170 parties registered for the launch of Firefox 2. I can just imagine a myriad of cliche games, like "which Firefox 2 feature are you" where party guests wear a secret name tag on their back and go around asking questions about themselves, trying to guess what they are. Games or not, I really don't get the...