Stories for Feb. 23, 2009

Television is still king, despite gains being made online. That’s according to two separate research reports released today. Taken together, the studies from Nielsen and Leichtman Research Group (LRG) also help illustrate how newteeve is impacting oldteevee (hint: it isn’t). In its A2/M2 Three Screen Report […] Read more »

We joke often about MobileTechRoundup host Matt Miller’s staggering phone collection.  Matt has more phones than probably anyone you’ll ever see and as he travels a lot it’s always a fun process to try and guess how many phones he’ll take with him. A new USB […] Read more »

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AT&T  said today that it plans to spend $1 billion this year on delivering all-IP networks to business customers and on undersea fiber, the same amount it planned to spend on these items last year. That makes a total of $3 billion spent on delivering IP […] Read more »

Jockeying will be the name of the game for smart grid companies over the next several months as funding from the economic stimulus package rolls out to state and federal agencies. As Bloomberg notes this morning, now that the $787 billion has been divvied up across […] Read more »

Last week, Pinch Media released some interesting statistics about App Store usage in a presentation, now available online. In short, they’ve found that while free apps are downloaded like crazy, active use drops off fast. Paid apps tend to see more use after installation and are […] Read more »

Today, casual game advertising network Mochi Media is reporting some pretty impressive user numbers: nearly 100 million monthly uniques across the network. 96 million to be exact, up from 48 million monthlies in early 2008. A lot of that growth seems to have been in recent […] Read more »

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As many industry insiders have predicted, solar-equipment prices are indeed falling as supplies are growing faster than the demand in a bear economy. According to Solarbuzz’s February price survey, U.S. panel prices have fallen 4 cents since December to $4.81 per watt of peak capacity, while […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 22, 2009

With many of the next-generation ethanol makers being forced to drag their heels on plant construction during the downturn, it’s becoming rare to hear about progress on cellulosic ethanol plants. But here’s a small step for a small demo plant: Next-gen ethanol maker ZeaChem says it […] Read more »

You can get wireless data access just about everywhere these days, from your bathtub to Barcelona’s city streets, so why not in your body?  Well, soon you will — or at least, that’s the vision of a handful of emerging biotech companies. As the Boomer generation […] Read more »

Though there’s no official way to stream people accepting their Oscars tonight, if fashion’s more your passion, there’s red carpet video aplenty. Here’s The Associated Press’ live Oscar video coverage, a landing page for the Fox News live stream and E! Online’s Red Carpet video page. […] Read more »

Just four graphs into President Obama’s address this weekend, in which he highlights the importance of the recently passed stimulus bill, he touts the magnitude of the funds for renewable energy. With an estimated total of more than $50 billion in combined tax credits and spending […] Read more »

Mobile World Congress took place in Barcelona last week and cell phone news flew hot and heavy from that show.  Microsoft announced the Next Big Thing from Redmond and Android news bounced around the web too.  Here are the top stories on jkOnTheRun in case you […] Read more »

Open or perish. It’s a meme that’s been embraced as fact ever since Eric Raymond published his seminal essay, “The Cathedral and the Bazaar.” If you are not “open,” (i.e., open source or open APIs), you don’t get it, and you’re destined for obsolescence. But while […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 21, 2009

The weekend seems to have rolled up super-fast, so welcome one and all to the Weekly App Store Picks. Before we jump in to this week’s apps, let’s take a gander at recent happenings in the world of Apple. First up, as a frequent tweeter, I […] Read more »

We saw intense debate last year about the benefits and risks of cloud computing in the enterprise. As customers look at how they can stay competitive in a turbulent economy, I predict we’ll see a welcome shift from software providers romanticizing cloud-based releases and feature sets […] Read more »

Five years ago this April, Google filed to list its stock publicly. The founders let potential investors know it wouldn’t play by some of Wall Street’s rules, including paying them a cash dividend — which, the prospectus boasted, Google had never done. And as of today, […] Read more »

It’s a lovely spring-like day here in Bristol today, which has inspired me to do some cleaning. But I’m not cleaning my apartment (which is spotless, of course); I’m tidying my laptop, getting it into tip-top shape so that it keeps running as smoothly as possible. […] Read more »

Hulu caused quite a stir this week when, at the request of rights holders, it shut down Boxee’s access to its streaming video platform. While many discussed the business implications of this move, some are ready to do more than just talk about it. One reader […] Read more »

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