Stories for Mar. 3, 2009

As expected, President Obama has nominated Julius Genachowski as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission — a much needed and much awaited replacement for Kevin Martin, arguably one of the more biased-towards-phone-companies commissioner. Genachowski was a co-founder of LaunchBox Digital, a Washington, D.C.-based startup […] Read more »

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In this guest post, Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John T. Chambers states his case as to why he believes broadband was such a crucial part of the stimulus package — and how faster broadband speeds will not only transform our economy, but our society. Read more »

Changing World Technologies has known for awhile now that 2009 could be its make-or-break year. Founded more than a decade ago, the biofuels developer said in SEC filings that it raised $9.5 million last year — an amount CWT expected to fund its operations through the […] Read more »

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Navigation and LBS company Networks in Motion has paid an undisclosed sum to purchase TrafficGauge, which provides traffic information in Se… Read more »

As technology companies try to define the slew of devices that are smaller than a laptop or bigger than a smartphone, the mobile Internet device is one of the most vague. Basics such as screen size, whether or not it will have voice and other items […] Read more »

Tesla Goes to Canada: Electric sports car maker Tesla Motors said it will start taking orders from Canadian customers today and begin delivering cars in the fourth quarter of this year. — Press Release Toyota Pins Hope on Hybrids: Toyota expects to sell 15 percent more […] Read more »

Traffic Marketplace, a Los Angeles-based ad network, has acquired fbExchange, an ad network focusing on Facebook and social media applications, for an undisclosed amount of money. TMP is going to use fbExchange to diversify its online advertising business to social networks. I first wrote about fbExchange […] Read more »

Netbooks — small, light and inexpensive portable computers — have become very popular in the past year, and come in enough flavors that many web workers may want to consider getting one. I use an Asus Eee PC netbook as a secondary machine for mobile work, […] Read more »

We know that news video is huge online, but it’s not just another vertical amid masses of TV clips, virals and personal video. That was one major takeaway from the Beet.TV roundtable I helped moderate this morning in San Francisco. Here are some quotes and notes: […] Read more »

Working at home is wonderful.  The commute is about 30 seconds and rarely is interrupted with traffic conditions or adverse weather.  It’s a great way to work, but having done it for a while I know all too well that sometimes you have to change your […] Read more »

At a hearing about smart grid technology held today on Capitol Hill, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s deputy director, Patrick Gallagher, summed up the big unknown for policymakers and potential smart grid players when he said: “The question of timing is front and center […] Read more »

Evernote is an online note-taking application that has spread like wildfire over the past few years.  It’s a cloud-based application that also works hand-in-hand with local clients on the Mac and Windows platforms.  They also have mobile clients for Windows Mobile smartphones to leverage note-taking.  The […] Read more »

Along with all the hardware updates, Apple has released a few software updates as well. AirPort Client Update 2009-001 AirPort Utility 5.4.1 AirPort Utility 5.4.1 Windows The Airport Client and Airport Utility Updates add support for the latest Airport Extreme and Time Capsule models announced earlier […] Read more »

Corporate social networking company Socialtext adds to its product lineup today. Building on the theories of collaboration and networking that Socialtext founder Ross Mayfield and I discussed previously, the new additions are intended to improve collaboration and teamwork by binding the “loose ties” in an organization […] Read more »

ComScore sent us its overall VideoMetrix numbers for January, plugging in a few of the holes leftover from the rankings we received via Hulu last week. Somewhat surprisingly, in a month that had President Obama’s inauguration attract tremendous audiences, the number of total unique viewers dropped […] Read more »

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