Stories for Mar. 2, 2009

The wireless industry is poised at a precipice between the potential for incredible growth and a recession that could deepen and set wireless data adoption back, according to analysis by Chetan Sharma of Chetan Sharma Consulting. He writes in his 2008 year-end and fourth-quarter analysis that […] Read more »

Since first appearing in Tiger, Automator has brought programming to the masses in a simple drag and drop interface. An entire ecosystem has sprung up around Automator, using its ability to create and distribute complex workflows and actions, and the ability for developers to provide Automator […] Read more »

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Email, which underpins everything we do online, hasn’t changed very much over the last decade or so. In fact, the ever-increasing number of messages to follow (estimated to be some 210 billion per day in 2008) means that email takes up way too much time and […] Read more »

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Intermolecular, a company that has developed a process used by semiconductor companies like AMD to speed up research and development of chip technology, says it’s ready to expand into the solar market. It is already “deep in discussions” with several potential thin-film and crystalline-silicon solar customers, […] Read more »

Stories for Mar. 1, 2009

I have been skeptical about both OLPC and the netbooks (which I think are nothing but really really cheap laptops) because I believe that phones — smart or not — are the present and future of technology. That reality is brought into sharp focus every single […] Read more »

[qi:___wimax] WiMAX, despite losing attention and mindshare in the U.S., seems to be thriving across the planet. Business Standard, an Indian newspaper, reports that Huawei, Telsima and Alvarion are three of the companies shortlisted for the $1 billion WiMAX network being built by BSNL, the state-owned […] Read more »

Jeff Bezos, when he was peddling the new Kindle on Charlie Rose the other night, kept using the word “seamless.” He wasn’t talking about the device itself, of course, but the experience of the customer that uses it. Whatever you think about the Kindle, Bezos’ choice […] Read more »

Former Internet entrepreneurs that have moved into the energy biz are fond of comparing the Net to the power grid. One of their favorite forward-thinking claims is that in a similar way to how the Internet created a market to sell goods via broadband, a smarter […] Read more »

So you’ve been downsized. Or you’ve bailed before being booted because you saw the writing on the wall. Or maybe you skipped the steady paycheck for a go at being a freelancer. Whatever the reason you are out there on your own now, we’ve compiled a list of apps you’ll need to run your web working business. Read more »

Before I left for India, I asked folks at, a Sausalito, Calif.-based company that that tracks employee satisfaction, to run a custom query for me. I wanted to find out which 10 publicly traded companies had the best pay packages for their engineers. Whenever we […] Read more »

Take a look at this vision of the future produced by Microsoft, and imagine what life would be like with these tools.  It’s simply extraordinary.  Once you hit the site in the link above, click on “Future Vision: Montage” in the right video sidebar.  Sorry, their […] Read more »

Earlier this month, a survey commissioned by IT management software provider CA Inc. found that 92 percent of U.S. IT budgets already include energy-efficient software solutions, with virtualization of servers (55 percent) and storage (56 percent) dominating U.S. efforts. That got me thinking — if energy […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 28, 2009

Nine out of ten iPhone owners would probably agree that this article, containing the freshest picks from the App Store, is a nutritious and delicious source of information. Before we kick things off with this week’s picks, let’s take a quick look at happenings in the […] Read more »

Microsoft and Yahoo are starting to once again shoot coy glances at each other, with suggestions that Yahoo may either outsource or sell outright its search business to Microsoft. But no matter how much either company may hint that such a deal would make sense, the fact is that it’s the kind of deal that’s only going to happen because neither one of them had any better ideas. Read more »

Later on this year, when my lease expires, I’m going to move to a bigger place with a bigger home office. I’ll be building an office that suits me perfectly. Ideally, I am looking to build an office that has plenty of desk space for me […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s jkOnTheRun sponsors. WunderRadio: WunderRadio plays thousands of streaming Internet radio stations and other audio streams Read more »

If you’re an avid YouTube viewer, you’ve probably noticed the growing number of videos on the site that contain clickable links within the display screen. That’s the result of Video Annotations, a feature introduced last June that allows other clips to be embedded into videos. Lately […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 27, 2009
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