Stories for Jan. 14, 2009

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

I’m in the airport preparing to head out to San Francisco for 3 days. Sitting close to me is a road warrior who needs to get wireless, and I mean peripherals, not connectivity (notice power plug and mouse). Read more »

Solar power may produce electricity without burning fossil fuels, but it brings its own set of environmental bad news: toxic chemicals in solar panels and solar manufacturing processes. And many of the environmental risks associated with production and end-of-life are being ignored by solar panel producers […] Read more »

Updated with confirmation, comment from Nortel: In a sign of just how deep the troubles of the troubled telecommunications industry currently run, The Globe and Mail is reporting — and Nortel Networks has now confirmed — that the equipment maker plans to file for bankruptcy, perhaps […] Read more »

It’s now common knowledge that Obama’s pick for FCC head Julius Genachowski went to Harvard Law School with him, was an adviser to two FCC c… Read more »

UPDATED Steven Chu established himself as a well-known scientist and administrator years ago, running the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and winning a Nobel Prize. He has called for urgent action on climate change and (now famously) described coal as his “worst nightmare,” so cheers from environmental […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 13, 2009
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