Stories for Oct. 24, 2008

The cloud is gaining ground. Despite early hiccups, I signed up for a MobileMe account shortly after purchasing my iPhone and I haven’t looked back since. Yes, the webmail is buggy, and yes, the Push is sometimes more of a playful shove, but it still keeps […] Read more »

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There are a whole lot of Windows users out there who favor Windows XP over Windows Vista. I use both operating systems, and a lot of the time I am using Windows XP. When I am, one of my favorite replacements for the built-in, clunky Windows […] Read more »

Those of you who have been working in the cloud for a while should be familiar with Box.net, an early entry into the now-crowded online storage/file sharing space. I recently had a nice chat with Community Manager Sean Lindo about what they have coming down the […] Read more »

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It’s mildly entertaining to me how we all seem to get excited about apps that bring functionality to our iPhones that has existed elsewhere for ages. As an example, Shazam came to the iPhone to decipher music we didn’t know, by playing it into the microphone […] Read more »

We’ve been wondering what the former CEO of biodiesel company Imperium Renewables, Martin Tobias, was going to do next. When we interviewed the serial entrepreneur and angel investor back in May at the Future In Review Conference he said he was mulling over his options — […] Read more »

The owners of the X-rated YouTube clone PornoTube.com won’t have to bare it all in court, after all: Porn powerhouse Vivid dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit against PornoTube owner Data Conversions Inc., also known as the Adult Entertainment Broadcasting Network (AEBN), earlier this week. Read more »

Sprint (NYSE: S) will begin selling the HTC Touch Pro this Sunday for $300 after a $100 mail-in rebate. At that price point it’s at least $1… Read more »

A Suzlon wind turbine in Wyanet, Ill., had one of its 140-foot long blades break off this week (via Environmental Capital). The Indian turbine maker is still investigating this turbine failure but it appears to be related to the blade recall announced in March which requires […] Read more »

Yahoo said today it plans to invest $100 million to build a data center and service center in two Nebraskan cities. Yahoo must invest at least $100 million in the state and create a 100 jobs with a minimum average salary of $68,700 to keep them. Read more »

There’s been some discussion about the possible “dangers” or problems of Cloud computing. Some of it, though not all, stems from Richard Stallman’s recent comments about the Cloud initiative. The primary concern is that one may lose control of one’s data, or be at the mercy of (or […] Read more »

Have you seen the line-up for next month’s NewTeeVee Live conference? You might have heard that the CEOs of Hulu and Netflix are coming, and also the creator of CSI. True! But did you know that we’ve also got a guy who brags that he’s still […] Read more »

Have you seen the line-up for next month’s NewTeeVee Live conference?  You might have heard that the CEOs of Hulu and Netflix are coming, and also the creator of CSI. True! But did you know that we’ve also got a guy who brags that he’s still […] Read more »

I’ve been using wireless broadband, or 3G technology, since mid-2004. 99% of that time, I’ve used Verizon’s EV-DO service, known as BroadbandAccess. Sure, there was that brief fling I had with AT&T’s HSDPA offering, but you never forget your first love. Well, that and the coverage […] Read more »

I’m a big believer that Wi-Fi will come to dominate the home networking environment because of its ubiquity and familiarity to consumers. I got even more proof of it earlier this week. Behold, seven wacky examples of how Wi-Fi is moving way beyond computing equipment. Read more »

The Firefox 3 “awesome bar” generally does a good job of finding the web page you want when you start typing into it. With its ability to look into your history, go to a URL, or trigger a search of the web, it offers multiple avenues to get to where you want to go. But it can still be improved. If you find yourself navigating around the web on a frequent basis (and what web worker doesn’t?) here are a selection of ways to supercharge your searching. Read more »

Wednesday saw an interesting development in the academic world when Yale’s Dean of the School of Management announced he was departing for greener orchards. Specifically, Joel Podolny will be helping start Apple University, with a target time frame of early 2009. Don’t get your application package […] Read more »

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