Stories for Jan. 14, 2009

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 »

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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 »

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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

It’s no secret that Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) stock was pummeled during Jerry Yang’s stint as CEO. But how has it fared since Yang announced he was… Read more »

The economy may be giving renewable energy companies plenty to fear in the year to come, but not all the forecasts are gloomy. At a time when analysts are predicting shrinking venture capital investment and companies are shelving plans for new factories, some industry insiders are […] Read more »

Joyent today announced it has agreed to acquire Reasonably Smart, a fledgling cloud startup based on JavaScript and Git, for an undisclosed amount. While on the surface it might look like simple industry consolidation, Reasonably Smart’s technology will in fact help Joyent compete with emerging service-centric […] Read more »

The doors have closed on this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, so now the fun part begins: Waiting for all of the cool new gadgets shown off in Las Vegas to make their way to consumers. Here’s the rundown on a few of the products I’m anxious […] Read more »

When Jerry Yang announced two months ago that he was giving up the reins at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), Carol Bartz wasn’t one of the names being to… Read more »

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

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