Stories for Jan. 14, 2009

Despite the economic downturn, many of us web workers still travel frequently, and that means dealing with always unpredictable airports, airplanes, weather conditions at destinations, and more. I’ve written before about a few of the sites that can ease the whole process, and one of them, […] Read more »

And now for some good news: Starting today, Salon Media, the San Francisco, Calif.-based publisher of Salon.com, will syndicate content from our growing network of blogs. The content will be featured on Salon’s technology section, with The GigaOM Network offered as a specifically curated channel. Joey […] Read more »

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It’s a device that originated while most of today’s tech generation were just learning to walk, and it took the world by storm. Of course I’m talking about Nintendo’s Gameboy. The nice monochromatic display, the flat gray casing, and who would forget the monolithic size of […] Read more »

It’ll take more than just money to cut energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in the Canadian commercial building sector, according to a new report, which says significant policy changes are needed as well. But with those changes, the country’s commercial building sector could help Canada […] Read more »

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Excerpted from GigaOM: New Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz is a solid, proven manager who will bring some much-needed stability to the beleaguered Internet giant, but she has a big hole in the No. 2 spot. Bartz needs a president who is young and energetic, has engineering […] Read more »

Despite what seems like hundreds of case manufacturers jumping the gun and offering iPhone Nano cases for pre-order, the Macworld keynote last week came and went, and there was no Nano to be seen. The cellphone world did get a shakeup, but not from Apple. Instead, […] Read more »

Confirming reports that cropped up today about how YouTube handles copyrighted music, the site has clarified its policy with a blog post. The issue came to the fore when YouTube watchers noticed videos that had no audio, and were accompanied by a warning that read “This […] Read more »

With a new chief executive in the house, it is time for the beleaguered Internet company, Yahoo to make a bold move. Like buying fast growing online video service, Hulu. Sure it isn’t going to be cheap, but it will be money well spent and will add a new zing to the company in more ways than one. Read more »

The Edison Electric Institute, which represents about 70 percent of U.S. electricity producers, revealed a new industry wish list for climate change legislation this morning. The group voted last week to support national mandates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below current levels by […] Read more »

When Barack Obama becomes the 44th U.S. President next week, millions of people will be watching. But inaugurations, by law, happen at noon ET on Jan. 20, and that means they’re often on weekdays, when most of the country is at work. So, what’s a civic-minded […] Read more »

At the Macworld Expo last week, Weldon Dodd and I spent about an hour with Alkyhan Jetha (AJ), the CEO & President of Marketcircle, makers of Daylite, Daylite Touch and Billings. It was a real treat to spend time with AJ as both Weldon and I […] Read more »

Where does former oil magnate T. Boone Pickens turn to help implement his Pickens Plan after the difficult debt markets put a cramp in his wind power plans, the fallen price of fuel slashed his hedge fund, and the voters of California rejected an alternative vehicle […] Read more »

YouTube Mutes Infringing Music; instead of yanking the entire clip, just the infringing soundtrack is removed, resulting in a silent video. (Mashable) Jaman Expands into Europe; online movie service also hires former MySpace Exec David Fisher to head up localized UK site. (emailed release) Kwiry Lets […] Read more »

I was seriously thinking about giving up on United Airlines and my accumulated miles in favor of Virgin America for my transcontinental needs. After all, the idea of getting Internet access — however expensive it might be — when flying back and forth from New York […] Read more »

Over the years here at Web Worker Daily we’ve given you lots of tips on how to be embrace the Internet for personal and professional productivity. Virtual meetings, video conferencing, screen sharing, collaboration software and techniques all to let you accomplish what you need to do […] Read more »

Online video studio Next New Networks says that it tripled views of its programming in 2008, breaking 300 million total video plays, up from 100 million in its first year. Barely Political’s Obama Girl (which NNN acquired) is still the company’s biggest traffic generator, but other […] Read more »

The desperate bid to rack up sales over the holiday season helped turn out a decent enough fourth quarter of 2008 for online advertising. Sure ads were down drastically from 2007, but it wasn’t quite as bad compared to the first three quarter of 2008, reports […] Read more »

On the heels of news that it had scored a deal with laptop maker Hewlett Packard, lithium-ion battery maker Boston Power says this morning it has raised $55 million to keep growing its business. The 4-year-old company has now raised a total of $125 million, making […] Read more »

Targeting your professional development in a preemptive rather than reactive way, is not always easy. Usually freelancers and consultants just roll with the punches and learn what they have to depending on client requirements. A little forethought, though, can go a long way to making you the applicant of choice before any contracts are awarded. Read more »

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