Stories for Feb. 13, 2009

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Not to be outdone by Google and Microsoft — both of which vaulted into the high-tech power management mix this week — IBM unveiled a new service today for cutting businesses’ emissions and energy use. Where the Googlers and ‘Softies are concentrating on home electricity use, […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s WebWorkerDaily sponsors: BrainKeeper: Collaboration that works FreshBooks: Online Invoicing for freelancers Read more »

Facebook says it has 175 million active users, who spend about 3 billion minutes a day on the day. Each user has 120 friends. Funny – the world is such a friendly little place and yet we’re all killing each other. (Facebook) Twitter has raised $35 […] Read more »

UPDATE: Dan Rayburn has updated information from Move about the layoffs. From his updated post: I’ve now heard back from Move Networks and can confirm that CEO John Edwards is still the CEO of the company. In addition, John has now been named executive chairman of […] Read more »

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Times are tough, we all know that. We also know that there are always opportunities to be had, and that companies that survive this downturn will emerge stronger than ever. But in reading “Business Opportunities Abound, Even in Bad Times” in the NY Times, I was […] Read more »

A few Palm Pre news bits hit this week. Instead of offering them up in slices, here’s the whole pie. There’s definitely some attractive features that have me leaning towards the Pre when my AT&T contract is up in June. Palm’s Application Store won’t be the […] Read more »

We here at TheAppleBlog have posted a fair bit about Smule and their iPhone/iPod touch applications. Their apps are a bit off the wall (which seems like a winner in the App Store), but pack a lot of potential under the hood (as I indicated here). […] Read more »

Automakers around the world may be feeling the pain of the global credit crunch, but some big car companies and their suppliers are expressing confidence in the future of hybrid and electric vehicles. French auto parts maker Valeo said today it’s teaming up with fellow French […] Read more »

Back in November I was quite impressed with Flypaper, a Windows application that lets you create, manage and reuse Flash content. With version 2.0 the Flypaper team brings many enhancements to an already-strong product. The interface isn’t radically different but there are usability tweaks. It’s now […] Read more »

Next week, while most Americans are lounging about in honor of President’s Day, the people responsible for your mobile phones, netbooks and cellular networks will converge on Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress trade show. Check back on Monday for clues as to what type of […] Read more »

MoTR 162 is 27 minutes long and is a 24.7 MB file in MP3 format. CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly. HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Matt has his own economic stimulus plan Amazon Kindle […] Read more »

We’ve already heard of efforts to port Android to netbooks — but today it appears another, more important milestone has been reached. Moto Labs says it has succeeded in porting Android to E Ink display screens. E Ink is an electronic paper display technology with a paper-like, high-contrast appearance, ultra-low-power consumption and a thin, light form; Moto Labs has developed a way to marry Android to the E Ink development kit. And while the fruits of this labor won’t show up in a commercial product for some 12-18 months, it’s still big, big news. Read more »

Biofuel developer Changing World Technologies has withdrawn its filing for an initial public offering, making it even more unlikely that we’ll see any cleantech startups debut on the public markets this year. The West Hempstead, N.Y.-based company’s share sale was expected to price this week, but […] Read more »

Even Porn Companies Hate Internet Pirates; adult industry hit hard by free alternatives, DVD sales and rentals reportedly down 22 percent. (The Wrap) Premium Content Boosts TV.com Traffic; In January, the site tripled its uniques over December while streams rose 13-fold. (TVWeek) Uwe Boll Turns to […] Read more »

If you live in the Boston area, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Comcast DVR with TiVo service had just launched. While highway billboards and newspaper ads tout the “new” offering, in fact it’s been available here for more than a year — and the […] Read more »

The “month of Google” continues today with mobile editing of spreadsheets in Google Docs. Now don’t hit up your handset expecting to modify present value equations or anything complex but you can view, edit, sort, and filter data in a Google Docs spreadsheet. Google is currently […] Read more »

Cellulosic Ethanol Ready for Prime Time (Really): Cellulosic ethanol has been “five years from commercialization” for so long that even ethanol company POET’s research director admits it has become a joke. Now he and a crew of scientists say it’s for real. — Christian Science Monitor […] Read more »

It’s hard to know what you’re going to need of your office when you’re first starting out, so I asked some fellow WWD bloggers and my Twitter followers what tips they might give to people setting up a home office. Here’s what I learned. Read more »

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