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[qi:_earth2tech] On Feb. 1, Earth2Tech editor Katie Fehrenbacher will be moderating a panel on alternative energy for mobile devices at the first-ever Greener Gadgets conference in NYC. For more details on the conference — and a way to get 15 percent off the price of tickets […] Read more »

Another round of tickets for The Crunchies startup awards and party has become available. The event will be held on Jan. 18 in San Francisco. Tickets cost $40, with $10 of that going to the American Heart Association in honor of Marc Orchant and Om. See […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] The writers’ strike just keeps dragging on and on, and new episodes of your favorite old teevee shows are running out. Face it, it’s time to move online. Don’t know where to start? NewTeeVee has put together a handy guide to finding the web shows […] Read more »

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[qi:_earth2tech] Confused by all these cleantech technologies? Yup, we are too. But Earth2Tech has it all figured out. Today they’ve put together an FAQ for carbon capture and sequestration, including what it is and who all the startups are that we need to be keeping an […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] The annual Consumer Electronics Show has officially kicked off in Las Vegas, with a keynote from Bill Gates in which the Microsoft co-founder announced that the company’s Xbox Live Marketplace will offer content from ABC, the Disney Channel, MGM and Showtime Networks. For a roundup […] Read more »

Below is the winning essay of our Optimism 2008 contest, written by Isaac Garcia, who will take home a Sonos Digital Music System Bundle 130. Congratulations Isaac, and thanks to everyone who submitted entries. And a big thanks to Sonos for sponsoring the contest. To read […] Read more »

NewTeeVee: Veoh has joined the Hulu party, featuring their videos on its site through open embeds rather than a formal deal. Earth2Tech: Biodiesel producer Imperium Renewables has withdrawn its IPO. Web Worker Daily: Six free (or nearly free) software apps. FoundRead: 100 M&A deals and 100 […] Read more »

Found/Read: What a startup founder’s pitch looks like — from a VC perspective. Web Worker Daily: How to optimize your Wi-Fi connection. NewTeeVee: Two new media studios break the 100 million-view mark in 2007. Earth2Tech: What oil hitting a $100 a barrel could mean for cleantech […] Read more »

A big thanks to everyone who submitted entries for the Optimism 2008 contest. Rather than announcing the winner today, the winner will now be announced on Friday. Our apologies for the delay, and Happy New Year! Read more »

2007 has been the year of the P2P CDNs. Akamai bought Red Swoosh, BitTorrent started to showcase their DNA streaming solution, and Pando inked a deal with NBC to P2P-power the distribution of shows like Law & Order through the network’s NBC Direct download service. Combining […] Read more »

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WebWorkerDaily: Switching to Mac? 16 tips to make it easy. (And another great guide for those who walk on the geek side.) NewTeeVee: Apple to announce movie rentals at Macworld? NewTeeVee: Are extended movie clips a good idea? Earth2Tech: CEOs of electric sports car startup Tesla, […] Read more »

DivX, the company that’s gotten its codec compatible with well over 100 million video devices around the world, hasn’t had similar success on the web. In fact, after deciding to spin off high-quality video destination site Stage6 to cut costs, DivX would rather be a service […] Read more »

A moment to thank our sponsors who are supporting The GigaOM Network – GigaOM, NewTeeVee, WebWorkerDaily, FoundRead and Earth2Tech – and helping us keep serving our reader community. A big shout out for: Peer 1, the peerless hosting service. ETelos, the CRM application for Google Apps. […] Read more »

The fact that Veoh‘s entire site went down because of what its founder believed was a denial-of-service attack — while I was interviewing him — could be taken as a sign that the site’s massive growth over the past year is real. Read more over at […] Read more »

Another part of Google’s master plan has quietly debuted on a couple of their sites: Google Profiles. Most easily accessed at the moment through Google Maps and Google Reader, but Google promises that Profiles will link up other Google products as well, though as yet they’re […] Read more »

So there you are, flipping through the crystal clear HD channels on your glorious flat screen, when you come across a show you kinda recognize, only all the actors have been replaced by stubby, wider versions of themselves. In this alternate universe, there are no circles, […] Read more »

NewTeeVee: Six Steps To Get More HD From Your Scientific Atlanta Set-top Box WebWorkerDaily: Six Tech Predictions for 2008 WebWorkerDaily: Bill Gates on Collaboration & Continued Learning Earth2Tech: Ethanol Deathwatch: Another one bites the dust FoundRead: MC Hammer’s tips to keep going even when odds are […] Read more »

Earth2Tech: San Francisco really wants solar energy. Web Worker Daily: Six tech predictions for 2008 that will affect web workers. FoundRead: A roadmap to getting luck on your side. NewTeeVee: The webified TV ad revolution is coming. Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] Over the past few months, a variety of reports have speculated about the future of the Apple TV — some have even gone so far as to flat-out ask if the device “will die.” But despite its problems, there are still a few things the […] Read more »

NewTeeVee: Ask a Ninja and The Onion top Apple’s Podcast picks for 2007. Web Worker Daily: Six free downloadable graphics apps Earth2Tech: Nanosolar has started production of its thin-film solar panels. FoundRead: How to work the office holiday part, 2.0-style Read more »

Microsoft said today that it has acquired online mapping services provider Multimap of the UK, a move it said “will play a significant role in the future growth” of its search business. Multimap will operate as a subsidiary of the Redmond giant, part of the Virtual […] Read more »

NewTeeVee: Vudu is offering a downloadable HD version of “The Bourne Ultimatum.” FoundRead: How entrepreneurs can do more for their small companies with tax write-offs. Earth2Tech: The construction wrap has gone up around the future site of Tesla’s L.A. store. WebWorkerDaily: Make your travel easier — […] Read more »

WebWorkerDaily: 10 free mini apps that are perfect for that USB thumb drive on your keychain. Earth2Tech: Construction of the third ethanol plant in as many months was put on hold today. NewTeeVee: YouTube is now accepting applications for its revenue-sharing partner programs. FoundRead: If you […] Read more »

WebWorkerDaily: Our first WWD contest. Answer the question – What role will the web worker play in global economy in 2008 – and win a keyboard-mouse set. Earth2Tech: Tesla Musical Chairs: Who’s In, Who’s Out. What its all about. Earth2tech: Vinod Khosla, caught on tape saying, […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] Online video distribution startup Hulu has added high-definition content as one of the first tests of the new Adobe Flash Player released today, which supports streaming HD. Hulu’s HD content is limited, just a gallery of sample movie trailers and clips from Universal and Fox […] Read more »

Email remains one of the most important means of communication and Microsoft Outlook is the client of choice for around 400 million computer users worldwide. Anil Dash considers it a platform in its own right, albeit with its own share of problems and vulnerabilities. Microsoft has […] Read more »

NewTeeVee: What Does it Cost to Make a Webisode? Earth2Tech: Google’s Green Energy Partners – eSolar and Makani. WebWorkerDaily: OmniFocus raises the bar for to-dos. FoundRead: This is your brain… when Fund Raising. Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] Google has unveiled an initiative to develop electricity from clean sources that will be cheaper than electricity produced from coal. In true geek fashion, they’re calling it “RE less than C” or “Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal.” Co-founder Larry Page said the initiative would spend […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] It is all about geoengineering, defined as the intentional, large-scale modification of the global environment. Oh boy… talk about a planet level hack. Continue Reading @ Earth2Tech. Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] On paper, it sounds like the dumbest idea ever: build an entire channel around commercials. No shows, just commercials. You know, the things you skip with TiVo or curse online. But startup Firebrand, which launches tonight, believes there’s big business to be had in an […] Read more »

* SIPtap, will tap the VoIP streams. Scary. * The New New TV: Nintendo DS with Antenna! * Thomas Tan: Who is the Most Vulnerable Bank to Llevel 3 Assets? (Link is not about the telecom company) * Five problems with Google Android. * Cisco on […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] Bill Gates’ investment fund, Cascade Investments decided to sell the 20% stake it controlled in Pacific Ethanol, a Sacramento, Calif.-based company. Stock tumbled, 22% when the news came out yesterday to $4.43 a share. This company’s shares traded hands at $42 a share just a […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] RedLasso, a Philadelphia-based start-up that records and hosts hours upon hours of local and national TV and radio programming is starting to publicize its plans to allow users to clip and share TV and radio news and infotainment. It is not the first company with […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] DivX  acquired Aachen, Germany-based MainConcept for $22 million with another $6 million in earn outs and placing a big bet on  the H.264 video compression technology, which unlike DivX’s own technology is an open standard. With the deal, DivX is acknowledging that the open standard […] Read more »

[qi:_webworkerdaily] Want to store and collaborate on files online? Free online storage provider Box.net is branching out in new directions, opening up its application to work with a slew of other services. In addition to storing and sharing files, new OpenBox services let you do everything […] Read more »

All day today, Nov. 14, we’ll be posting live updates from the first NewTeeVee Live conference in San Francisco. Check back here for updates. Embedded above is the webcast of the show from our live-streaming partner Mogulus, hosted by the GigaOM Show‘s Joyce Kim. For live-blogging […] Read more »

Bebo, another one of the fast-growing social networks out there, might be a U.S. company, but its roots are firmly planted in broadband-heavy Europe. Taking advantage of faster broadband in its core markets — the UK and parts of Europe — the company has announced a […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] Nobel Prize winning ex-Presidential candidate and former VP Al Gore is going California. He is joining Kleiner Perkins, the fabled Sand Hill Road VC firm, and he is going to lead KP’s cleantech investments.   Continue Reading. Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] The Writers Guild of America is on strike, holding back new episodes of TV favorites like “The Daily Show” in protest of their lack of a cut of digital revenues. Yesterday, NewTeeVee spoke with Tim Carvell, one of that show’s writers, at a picket line […] Read more »

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