Stories for Feb. 17, 2009

Over the weekend, I was talking about web application development to a retired friend who was once a top programmer. He doesn’t do a lot of programming anymore, and remarked that application development tools for the web are so fragmented that it’s difficult to stay on […] Read more »

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Many of us are hip to Twitter these days, and there are a myriad of options for keeping track of the resulting tweets. I personally bounce between the webpage itself and Tweetdeck (while on my Mac). But sometimes I want to trim down my open windows […] Read more »

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It’s official: The government haggling over how to revive the U.S. economy ended with the stroke of President Obama’s pen on the $787 billion stimulus bill this afternoon at the solar-powered Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Now begins a new round of jockeying — this […] Read more »

Fox Mobile is reviewing its iPhone application strategy, partly-Berlin-based Fox Mobile CEO (formerly Jamba) CEO Mauro Montanaro told us at… Read more »

This is probably a weird thing for a nerd girl with a college education to say, but man I’d love to be Heidi Klum. It’s not just that the 35-year-old mother of three can still rock a bra and panties collection for Victoria’s Secret, either. Klum’s […] Read more »

In a twist on customer satisfaction surveys, Glassdoor, an online site that tracks employee satisfaction, has asked employees at mobile handset makers and carriers what they think of the executive they work for and the products and services their workplaces offer. The folks at Apple are […] Read more »

The share price of Sirius XM (NSDQ: SIRI) doubled in early trading today, on the announcement that Liberty Media (NSDQ: LINTA) would be inve… Read more »

How to make money from live streaming? It could be as simple as selling it. Ustream today is announcing a white-label version of its live video product called Watershed. The pay-as-you-go service costs $1 per hour watched, with discounts for larger numbers of viewed hours. Storage […] Read more »

Smarty Plans: Technologies that could take our decades-old infrastructure to new levels of intelligence include traffic forecasters, remote-controlled vehicles, smart meters and electronic reservoir monitors. — Wall Street Journal Green Acres: Green Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are taking off in the residential sector as […] Read more »

A Los Angeles Times reporter recently called me for advice about a $400 AT&T bill covering his iPhone activities while “roaming” in Vancouver, Canada, over a weekend. He wanted to know what could be done to reduce such charges while travelling outside his carrier’s home territory. […] Read more »

It’s easy to get lost in the mix when you’re a creative professional working online. Competition is fierce, and the space will only become more crowded as people are laid off and forced to seek out new sources of work. That’s probably part of the reason […] Read more »

Half the Charges Against the Pirate Bay Dropped; flaw in the evidence presented results in 50 percent of the charges being withdrawn. (TorrentFreak) See our primer on the Pirate Bay trial to get up to speed. Mobile Video News for iPhone and Android: PacketVideo releases app […] Read more »

We have been on top of the situation with Psion Teklogix since the beginning, when they began notifying folks of their trademark for the term “netbook.”  We listened to the response to this situation and even heard from the Psion representatives trying to explain their side […] Read more »

The Crown Estate, which manages property in the UK, has picked 10 projects today for offshore wind development in Scotland, paving the way for up to 6 gigawatts of renewable power for the UK grid. But the nine companies and organizations involved in the projects, including […] Read more »

It’s been about five days since I ditched my iPhone and made the BlackBerry Curve 8900 my primary device. There are many things I miss about the iPhone, such as surfing the Internet with a full-blown browser. More importantly, I miss Facebook Mobile. And I am […] Read more »

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