Stories for Mar. 10, 2009

A provocative story from Reuters Monday ruminated on which companies are likely to replace Citigroup and General Motors in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Its conclusion: Google and Cisco are the most likely contenders, with Apple and Visa as less likely candidates. It’s a safe bet that those two troubled companies — trading below $2 a share — will get the boot, but does Google belong in the Dow? I think it does for a few reasons. Read more »

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Conviva has scored a non-exclusive multiyear deal to provide video distribution services to NBC Universal. The companies wouldn’t say which NBC properties would be involved or when, but an emailed press release had Darren Feher, NBCU executive VP and CTO, using the network’s web streaming of […] Read more »

OK, so coal isn’t actually going anywhere, but plans for coal plants in the US continue to get the ax. The reason: concerned power companies are facing difficult economic times — not to mention the likelihood of upcoming regulation that would put a price on carbon, […] Read more »

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Stories for Mar. 9, 2009

Electric car makers and clean energy developers can’t take all the credit for a battery boom, but they have earned a nod from analysts for their potential to boost an industry already on the rise. According to new research from SBI Reports, the market for rechargeable […] Read more »

Enterprise adoption is the Holy Grail for cloud computing software vendors, and Appistry is prepping to play the role of Sir Galahad. The St. Louis-based company today released its new CloudIQ Manager product,which offers the ability to port nearly any enterprise application to the cloud, and […] Read more »

Alt-Fuel Freeway: The governors of California, Oregon and Washington are considering a plan to make Interstate 5 a “green freeway,” installing batter charging and swap stations, plus biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen and compressed natural gas fuel pumps along the West Coast route from Canada to Mexico. — […] Read more »

Palm (NSDQ: PALM) has announced it will raise money by exercising its right to remarket approximately 18.5 million common shares — the 49 p… Read more »

I first mentioned a beta version of eReader for the BlackBerry platform a few weeks ago and at that time the public release was supposed to be “any day now”. That time stretched out a little longer than a few days as the eReader folks were […] Read more »

AltSearchEngines has a couple of posts up that should be of interest to web workers who frequently travel. SeatGuru, a great site for planning out which airplane seat to sit in and which amenities your seat will provide, has been steadily adding site visitor reviews and […] Read more »

The U.S. Senate is starting to look harder at the nexus between energy and water. Tomorrow, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on a bill introduced last week that would direct the Department of Energy to develop a roadmap for addressing […] Read more »

Movie/game tie-ins are as old as the original NES and, as a booming gaming platform, the iPhone/iPod touch are no less susceptible to this continuing trend. To that end, here’s a listing of games for your touch device that are based on a movie (Note: All […] Read more »

Is it time for a watch that doubles as a phone? Hyundai Mobile UK must think so because they’re launching the MB-910 late next quarter for around £200, SIM-free. The device is already sold in other European nations. At 58 x 44 x 16 mm, there’s […] Read more »

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