Stories for Mar. 5, 2009

Many Mac experts recommend purchasing the AppleCare Protection Plan extended warranty — particularly for laptop users, arguing there are just too many things that can go wrong and that replacing notebooks and their parts can be very expensive. But is it really worth it? I’ve heard […] Read more »

It can be hard convincing anyone that Twitter is a worthwhile business tool, even yourself. This is especially true if you’re business-minded and like to attach numbers to something in order to ascertain its value. It’s hard to get solid figures on the value that Twitter […] Read more »

When the editors of released their first State of Green Business report, they included a simple question about jobs (as noted in an interesting Gristmill post): How many jobs are being created through all of the kinds of activities measured in this report? The answer: […] Read more »

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Let’s face it: The next-generation of transportation, governed by electric vehicles and biofuels, will take years to reach average users. What can we do in the meantime? Look to the tools created by information technology — cell phones, software, online mapping tools, social networks — to […] Read more »

Biofuels and electric vehicles are offering new forms of transportation, but let’s face it: cellulosic ethanol remains years away from commercial-scale production and electric vehicles are years from being manufactured for the mass market. In the mean time, while we’re waiting for those green goodies to […] Read more »

Stories for Mar. 4, 2009
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Onset Technology has raised $3 million in a funding round led by the Cedar Fund and joined by the Challenge Fund and Jerusalem Global Ventur… Read more »

The broken economy, consumer acceptance of unlimited wireless plans and a series of business decisions have positioned MetroPCS for growth, according to the company’s COO, Tom Keys. In this GigaOM interview, Keys talks about the business opportunity for MetroPCS, and its plans to transition to the LTE fourth generation wireless network. Read more »

Online properties are increasingly relying on status updates to engage users, particularly those who are “out of network.” In what ReadWrite… Read more »

The much anticipated app market for the BlackBerry is going live soon, according to RIM.  The market will be known as the BlackBerry App World and interested crackberries can sign up tonight to be notified when the App World will go live. Read more »

For the record, Dow Jones has further confirmation that China Unicom and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) are talking about a deal for the iPhone, says CE… Read more »

Red Giant Software is a company that develops special effects applications for film and video editing, with credits in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Vanilla Sky, Grindhouse, and more. These applications are offered in two formats, as standalone applications or as plug-ins for most industry-leading […] Read more »

Facebook today announced several (and somewhat big) changes to their homepage/newsfeed, as well as the removal of most distinctions between public pages and profiles. These changes are an attempt to take on Twitter, which Facebook failed to acquire late last year. Facebook has always been the […] Read more »

CBS (NYSE: CBS) seems to see a big market for itself on the iPhone… Days after releasing a iPhone application two more have been an… Read more »

Hours after news of Universal Music Group and YouTube’s closed-door efforts to create a music video portal comes word about a startup shutting down that did exactly the same thing. PluggedIn, which launched only in April ’08, had 10,000 music videos from Universal, Sony BMG and […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Smack Me image= price=$2.99 url= rating=bronze [/appreview] These days, gaming is all about getting physical: tilting and shaking, shouting and whispering and now apparently the occasional bit of pinching and smacking. Sounds like fun! All this talk of touching reminds me of a great toy […] Read more »

WMPoweruser caught wind of HTC’s handset roadmap on a Chinese site and grabbed what specs they could through translation. Long story short: If you were impressed by the HTC Touch Pro 2 and Touch Diamond 2, you’ll like what else HTC has in store for 2009. […] Read more »

Over the past few weeks we’ve been running a series of Web Work 101 posts. Whatever your reason for joining the growing ranks of  web workers — whether your new business means that you’re working from home for the first time, you’ve been laid off and […] Read more »

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