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Crackle Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    crackle adj : having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware; "a crackle glaze" n
  1. the sharp sound of snapping noises [syn: crackling, crepitation]
  2. glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface [syn: crackleware, crackle china] v
  3. make a crackling sound; "My Rice Crispies crackled in the bowl" [syn: crepitate]
  4. make crunching noises; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel" [syn: crunch, scranch, scraunch]
  5. to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks; "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"
Crackle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Crackle \Crac"kle\ (kr[a^]k"k'l), v. i. [Dim. of crack.] To make slight cracks; to make small, sharp, sudden noises, rapidly or frequently repeated; to crepitate; as, burning thorns crackle. The unknown ice that crackles underneath them. --Dryden.
Crackle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Crackle \Crac"kle\, n.
  1. The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a crackling. The crackle of fireworks. --Carlyle.
  2. (Med.) A kind of crackling sound or r[^a]le, heard in some abnormal states of the lungs; as, dry crackle; moist crackle. --Quain.
  3. (Fine Arts) A condition produced in certain porcelain, fine earthenware, or glass, in which the glaze or enamel appears to be cracked in all directions, making a sort of reticulated surface; as, Chinese crackle; Bohemian crackle.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Crackle'

Crackle is a digital network and studio (formerly known as Grouper), offering commercial-supported streaming movies, television, and original web productions. Owned and operated by Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), Crackle’s library consists mainly of Sony's library of films and television shows. In April 2009, Crackle blocked access to anyone not in the United States of America. On June 8, 2010, Crackle announced it had opened up access to selected content on the site to viewers in the UK, Canada and Australia. Crackle presents its videos in the Flash Video format. Crackle also provides its content through its web syndication network, including YouTube, Hulu, AOL, MySpace, as well as mobile service providers. See Distribution for a full list.

In January 2004 Grouper Networks, Inc. was founded in San Francisco by Josh Felser, Aviv Eyal, Dave Samuel and Mike Sitrin. The company was created to create a new way to share personal media files on the United States internet using P2P networking technology. The company was self-funded by the founder and later raised a VC round. Grouper was released as a desktop application for the Windows platform in May 2005 and won PC Magazine best p2p file sharing software award. The company first offices were in Mill Valley, CA. The company later moved to Sausalito, CA. Among the company early key developers were Piers Haken and Steve Hazel. David Porter was the company's main system administrator. The reason the company was named Grouper Networks was to signify that it is about creating software for a group of family members or friends to share media with each other.

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