Stories for Feb. 16, 2009

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When Twitter first hit my radar screen sometime back in 2007, I (like many others) immediately dismissed it as a gimmicky little time-waster with no real value. I mean, a message limit of 140 characters? Lame. And what was it for? Nothing, apparently. It was like […] Read more »

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Saturday Night Live showed that it still has some social media mojo, finishing out the week with lots of Tweets on Trendrr’s list of the Most Twittered Broadcast TV Shows. Heroes and American Idol made strong showings while Family Guy finished on a high note to […] Read more »

Technology propels society forward, and web workers are more keenly aware of that than anyone. In just the last five years we have made leaps and bounds in terms of how connected we can be, how quickly we can receive and disperse information and how we […] Read more »

Five major UK carriers are banding together to pool customer data so that it can be put into a giant database and then be used to sell advertising, The Register reports today. How long do you think it will take before this “database” idea lands on […] Read more »

Microsoft announced three new products today: Windows Mobile 6.5, the Windows Marketplace and the My Phone backup service. Windows Mobile 6.5 looks much better than version 6.1; the home screen and lock screen actually look useful and everything seems optimized for touch control. The Redmond giant […] Read more »

Weather apps on the Mac are sorely lacking. You generally have to use a Dashboard widget to find out the latest weather conditions in your area. In searching for a decent desktop solution, I found that many of the major weather/news publishers provide Dashboard widgets but […] Read more »

One of the big trends to emerge so far this year is the connected television set. Just about every big TV manufacturer is coming out with a set that plugs into the web to deliver news, social networks and even over-the-top video to the big screen. […] Read more »

Texas Instruments is expected to this week release details of its next-generation application processor, the OMAP 4 family of chips, which has made my love for Nvidia’s APX25000 processor grow cold. I’m faithless when a chipmaker shows me the prospect of 1080p video playback, 10 times […] Read more »

We knew that Mobile World Congress would have a lot of news about application stores, and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) at least upheld its end of the b… Read more »

Microsoft will be going live with their press event at the Mobile World Congress in just a little while.  We will be attending the streaming live event to hopefully hear what Microsoft plans to do with Windows Mobile and the Sky services this year.  You can […] Read more »

Water management company HydroPoint Data Systems is looking to raise between $4 million and $8 million, Chief Strategy Officer (updated: and former CEO) Chris Spain told us recently, and he expects the round to close in the second quarter. HydroPoint is open to adding new investors […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 15, 2009

After success with its low-power Atom processor in netbooks, Intel is embracing the mobile Internet device, with the chip giant expected to announce at this year’s Mobile World Congress a planned MID with LG Electronics that will include 3G voice capabilities. The MID will run on […] Read more »

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