Stories for Feb. 27, 2009

Earlier this week I visited Centaur Technology, the guys who design the processor for VIA Technologies’ chipsets. Centaur CEO and Founder Glenn Henry chatted with me about low-power processors and the future of mobile computers. But he also graciously showed me around a room known as […] Read more »

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If someone told you he’d pay for your FiOS Internet connection in exchange for you putting a Network Attached Storage (NAS) server full of Russian movies in your living room, would you do it? And if someone told you that a network of residential NAS drives […] Read more »

Our ethanol deathwatch map is getting pretty crowded. Sacramento, Calif.’s Pacific Ethanol said today it has temporarily suspended operations at two of its 60-million-gallon-per-year plants in Burley, Idaho, and Stockton, Calif., just a few weeks after the company suspended another facility in California, a 40-million gallon […] Read more »

Larger-than-life online video personality Gary Vaynerchuk has gone from wine red to hot pink for a new original production, Obsessed. A long-form interview show focused on women’s lifestyle topics, Obsessed is hosted by home how-to writer Samantha Ettus, with guests like “the greatest floral designer of […] Read more »

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Saul Hansell in an blog post article for The New York Times today wonders why iPhone users are ready to pay for content. His conclusion? “Apple has created an environment that makes buying digital goods easy and common.” We concur! In a guest column for us, […] Read more »

Looking for an alternative CRM and email solution? It can get kind of tricky trying to keep track of all that information using Outlook or Gmail, in combination with other third party customer relationship management software. Try as you might, you’ll probably lose track of some […] Read more »

As web workers, we like to feel that we can sit down just about anywhere and be connected and productive. Armed with our laptops and Wi-Fi, or mobile broadband, that is usually the case.

But just because we can work anywhere, doesn’t mean that we should. Our work environment is a critical part of our work process and can have tremendous influence on our productivity.

So what are our options? Read more »

Administering databases is not generally an exciting task, it’s right up there with TPS reports and their cover sheets. So why then, are you using the command-line MySQL client to administer your MySQL databases when you have a nice shiny user interface provided by OS X […] Read more »

As mobile startup Tatango closes in on a second round of funding it has decided to increase its transparency by live-casting the “inter-workings of the company.” I think they meant “inner-workings,” but who needs to spell when your company has a sweet basketball court built into […] Read more »

[qi:083] The financial results are in, so in order to give you guys an idea of how the major U.S. carriers are doing, we’ve gathered together the relevant data from their fourth-quarter wireless results and laid them out below. It’s looking like cheap is chic and […] Read more »

Alaska Airlines has started a trial of satellite broadband technology from California-based Row 44 that will allow customers to get — what else? — Internet when on the go. Row 44 had predicted commercial rollout of its service in 2009. This new service will be called […] Read more »

Depending on who you ask, the state of Georgia either has an abundance of untapped solar energy — or a dearth of clean energy resources. That means proposed renewable energy standards could hand the state an economic boom or bust. As renewable portfolio standards, cap-and-trade legislation […] Read more »

It didn’t take long after the credit crunch last fall for waves of layoffs to hit online video startups. But surely all those tweaks and cuts didn’t successfully revive every single company’s fate. And now, we’re seeing the ensuing wave of startups putting themselves up for […] Read more »

Green building is growing, but researching and evaluating the numerous green-building products available — and calculating which ones can help buildings rack up the most points toward earning coveted LEED certification — can cost the construction industry hundreds of hours per project, says Green Wizard CEO […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 26, 2009
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