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#13: The CrunchPad

February 2nd, 2021 · 45 minutes

In 2008, a vision for a simple, browser-based tablet as born. Just a few years later, after failed lawsuits and rip-off products, no one had anything to show for their work.

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Links and Show Notes

We Want A Dead Simple Web Tablet For $200. Help Us Build It. | TechCrunch
The Techcrunch Web Tablet Project
Update On The TechCrunch Tablet: Prototype A | TechCrunch
TechCrunch Tablet Update: Prototype B | TechCrunch
CrunchPad Prototype B 2 - YouTube
Leaked pics of the CrunchPad make it look dangerously close to availability
About Those New CrunchPad Pictures | TechCrunch
TechCrunch Tablet makes an early debut
CrunchPad: The Launch Prototype | TechCrunch
CrunchPad Demo - YouTube
Tech blog titan Michael Arrington’s next big thing: Hardware - San Francisco Business Times
Apple, Acer and...Arrington? - The New York Times
Techcrunch Crunchpad Tablet Computer - Breakthrough Awards Products 2009 - Popular Mechanics
The End Of The CrunchPad | TechCrunch
TechCrunch sues Fusion Garage over the Joojoo -- we break it down | Engadget
Fusion Garage files to dismiss CrunchPad lawsuit | Engadget
Joojoo lawsuit shocker! Court rules Fusion Garage and TechCrunch were business partners, tosses most everything else | Engadget
Joojoo tablet hands-on (video) | Engadget
Fusion Garage JooJoo review | Engadget
Review: Fusion Garage JooJoo Tablet | WIRED
First Look: JooJoo (CrunchPad) - YouTube
JooJoo tablet review - YouTube
Fusion Garage says Joojoo pre-orders went up after iPad announcement, new funding on the way | Engadget
JooJoo is no more, Fusion Garage to keep on trucking | Engadget
Is TabCo releasing the JooJoo 2? | Engadget
Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone hands-on | Engadget
Fusion Garage Grid10 review - The Verge
Fusion Garage Grid10 - YouTube
Fusion Garage's Grid 4 smartphone revealed - The Verge
The Rarest MacBook Ever Made - YouTube