Stories for Mar. 4, 2009

As these things go, Box.net is an old-timer among cloud file storage options, having been around for four years now. Without a network sync component like Windows LiveSync (aka FolderShare) and DropBox, Box.net competes by focusing on reliability and accessibility. Once a file is uploaded to […] Read more »

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Cleantech Deep Dive: The first report in a thorough three-part series on how companies are navigating this make-or-break period for cleantech looks at why startups that look a little like Google may be the big winners. — CNET’s Green Tech Green Dreams Dashed: The 2007 climate […] Read more »

Full seasons of Showtime’s original series are coming to iPhones and iPod Touches in April. BUT they’ll be password protected, so as to only be available to voting members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The app, powered by mobile video startup Transpera, is […] Read more »

http://www.youtube.com/v/vEwDgW-oZ3I&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1 We normally don’t condone touching your contacts, but today we’ll make an exception for Fring. The all-in-one VoIP, chat and social network contact book application just outed a version for Nokia’s ExpressMusic 5800. The 5800 uses a resistive touchscreen to interact with the Symbian S60 […] Read more »

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It was the Postbox tagline that caught my eye. “Focus. Find. Free your email,” it read. To which my brain responded: I want that. So I went and got it. Postbox is an email client, based on Thunderbird. The beta version is a free download from […] Read more »

Traffic tie-ups aren’t just a headache for drivers, they can also be a significant source of pollution. But new, low-cost, wireless sensors could offer real-time information on traffic hotspots, potentially helping to clear up the congestion, and clear the air. UK researchers are showing off a […] Read more »

I admit it. I can’t live without 1Password from Agile Web Solutions on my Mac. This $39.95 software is a stellar password manager and form-filler application that works with Safari 3.0, Firefox 2.0-3.0, Camino 1.5, and the OmniWeb 5.7 browsers. There’s also a support for the […] Read more »

Mozilla recently released Thunderbird 3 Beta 2, another stop along the road to the final release of Thunderbird 3. Thunderbird is a full-featured, open-source email client originally based on the old Mozilla suite browser’s Mail module, which in turn derived from the ancient Netscape Communicator Messenger […] Read more »

Bindu Reddy and Arvind Sundararajan, both ex-Googlers, today announced the launch of their startup, Likaholix, which lets you curate things you like on the web. You sign up, create a profile and bookmark your likes — books, movies, things, places, hotels and anything you fancy. Sounds […] Read more »

I am sitting in Dallas Grapevine, Texas, at a meeting discussing LTE and HSPA technical standards, and I thought I’d share some of the compelling statistics tied to the use of mobile broadband and the need for fat mobile pipes. How fat? HSPA offers speeds of […] Read more »

Web working increasingly means having to read up-to-the-nanosecond trending topics and conversations across the social web, and Twitter in particular. With the huge and growing number of Twitter apps and related services that are now available, it can be confusing to figure out the best way to quickly and easily extract those keyword-based threads that you need.

It is possible to do this, as it turns out, but it takes a little work. Read more »

I don’t think many folks will be surprised by the news, but it’s now official: Sprint gains the Palm Treo Pro mid-month. $199 is the final price with a $100 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate, plus a two-year plan. The Treo Pro is a 3G […] Read more »

Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf, who ditched web studio Next New Networks for competitor Revision3 last year but then got dropped by Revision3 amid cost cuts, are back with Next New Networks. Not for their flagship show, Epic Fu, but for a new geeky Best Week […] Read more »

One of the granddaddies of venture investing, Pierre Lamond — the National Semiconductor co-founder and partner at Sequoia Capital for almost 30 years — has opened up a new, greener door. At the spry age of 78, Lamond has joined Vinod Khosla’s firm Khosla Ventures, where […] Read more »

Indepth looks at Amazon Kindle on iPhone. (theAppleBlog) Veranda, Apple of Solar? (Earth2Tech) Hulu shuts down another re-aggregator. (NewTeeVee) Open source media center apps are all growing up. (OStatic) Change routines, boost productivity. (WebWorkerDaily) Netbooks are injurious to your health. Almost. (jkOnTheRun) Read more »

Hearst-Argyle Taps KickApps; the social media/video platform to power “u local” UGC efforts, allowing people to upload photo and video important to their community. (VideoNuze) Disney Eyeing Online Video Service? At a conference CEO Bob Iger says the Mouse House is considering a subscription-based online video […] Read more »

As much as I try not to, I still like paper for some things. Boring, plain old paper, with all its failings and negative environmental impact. It seems a chore to pull out my iPhone or log in to Google Docs every time I want to […] Read more »

That sound you heard across the Internet late Tuesday night was every tech blogger on the planet clicking on iTunes to download the new Kindle for iPhone app. This free app lets you read any of the hundreds of thousands of books that are available in […] Read more »

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