Stories for Mar. 6, 2009

Now here’s a bright idea: BuddyTV, a TV community site, today introduced a fantasy league for reality TV shows. People who prefer American Idol to American football can now get their competitive thrill on from the comfort of their couch. And it’ll be a heck of […] Read more »

Six months ago, Element Partners Managing Partner David Lincoln heard a persistent question about cleantech investment, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report: Was cleantech in the midst of a bubble? Excitement over growth in the industry had started to jack up the cost of investments. […] Read more »

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As semiconductors try to get faster without breaking the laws of physics (not that researchers aren’t trying that, too) multicore processors have become all the rage. Quad-core chips are commonplace in servers nowadays, and six-core chips have been launched this year. But after a certain point […] Read more »

We’d like to thank this month’s NewTeeVee sponsors: thePlatform: Download a free white paper on video syndication Ooyala: Video Publishing and Monetization Mozy: Back up your photos, music, and files with Mozy for as low as $4.34 per month Read more »

Your T-Mobile G1 handset with Android might sport a GPS radio, but that sucker can eat the battery alive. Actually, from what I hear, just using the phone for a few hours does the same, but we can’t solve every problem with a single post. ;) […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s jkOnTheRun sponsors. WunderRadio: WunderRadio plays thousands of streaming Internet radio stations and other audio streams Mozy: Backup your photos, music, and files with Mozy for as low as $4.34 per month. Read more »

UPDATE: The back and forth continues. According to an updated blog post at Boxee last night, Hulu is back up and running. This is a case where no definitely means no. Hulu‘s content is once again gone from Boxee. To recap: In October, Boxee integrated Hulu […] Read more »

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Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, once famously said that voice was going to be free. She was wrong in ponying up billions of dollars for Skype, but she was right in her assertion about voice. Thanks to European broadband service providers treating voice as a […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaOM sponsors: Concentric: Hosted IT Solutions from Concentric PEER 1: Fully Scalable Hosting Solutions Rackspace: Experience Fanatical Support Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s sponsor of TheAppleBlog: WunderRadio: Wunder Radio provides access to thousands of streaming Internet radio stations and on your iPhone or Windows Mobile Phone. Mozy: Back up your photos, music, and files with Mozy for as low as $4.34 […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s WebWorkerDaily sponsors: BrainKeeper: Collaboration that works FreshBooks: Online Invoicing for freelancers Mozy: Back up your photos, music, and files with Mozy for as low as $4.34 per month. Voxel: Mix & Match CDN and Hosting Bandwidth — only […] Read more »

Gemini Solar Development scored its first deal this week, and it’s for one of the largest solar photovoltaic plants in the country — a 30-megawatt plant in Austin, Texas, that’s expected to go online by the end of 2010. The unanimous approval of the project by […] Read more »

We’ve been all over WiMAX since it first started to appear in the U.S. There are few things we like better than broadband everywhere, and WiMAX qualifies, at least once it gets rolled out.  We’ve also been hard on the players over how long it’s taking […] Read more »

Just in case you missed any of them, here are the five most popular posts on WebWorkerDaily this week: Web Work 101: 10 Apps You Can’t Do Without New web worker? Aliza gives you the lowdown on the apps you need. 10 New Ways to Make Money […] Read more »

As web workers, we probably have to endure meetings less often than our cube-dwelling counterparts. When you do hold a meeting with a client or with your teammates, either face-to-face or as a teleconference, you want to make it as effective as possible so you get […] Read more »

Ars Technica published an intriguing piece by Nate Anderson today predicting that file-sharing programs like the new version of Lime Wire will lead to users just swapping files among friends. These private sharing networks are oftentimes called darknets, and Anderson believes that entertainment companies should be […] Read more »

Broadband growth and net new additions in 2008 declined sharply, according to a report by Durham, N.H.-based Leichtman Research Group. For 2008, big telephone and cable companies added a total of 5.4 million new subscribers vs. 8.5 million in 2007 and 10.4 million in 2006. The […] Read more »

Yesterday, what’s old became new again for Aster Data Systems, when initial public customer MySpace released a video love letter to the analytic database specialist. The numbers in this relationship are well documented — 2-3 TB of new data each day, hundreds of terabytes overall, 7-10 […] Read more »

Talk about getting kicked while you’re down. Already, the biodiesel industry has seen its margins squeezed since petroleum prices plummeted last fall. Now, the news coming out of Brussels earlier this week is that the European Union plans to slap punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. […] Read more »

MoTR 164 is 31:50 minutes long and is a 29.2 MB file in MP3 format. CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly. HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Kindle 2 tops the news again with an iPhone app. […] Read more »

[qi:090] An alert reader sent me a link to a patent filed published yesterday by Embarq, the wireline carrier currently trying to merge with CenturyTel. The patent is for a “universal femto cell,” and the gist of the patent is to create a femtocell that will […] Read more »

While we were expecting new firmware for previous generation Airport Extreme and Time Capsule devices to drop this week, some will be disappointed that this update does not magically update the hardware as well. Airport Firmware 7.4.1 enables the Back to my Mac disk sharing feature […] Read more »

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