Stories for Feb. 12, 2009

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[qi:004] Ultra-wideband startup TZero Technologies has shut down, according to a story posted today by EETimes.  The chipmaker, which raised $18 million back in March, joins at least two other defunct UWB startups that had hoped to use the wireless technology to transmit large amounts of […] Read more »

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Analyst firm the Yankee Group put out a paper today calling for President Obama to focus on the nation’s broadband and technology, suggesting, among other things, that DTV delays be halted, that new multitenant housing and office buildings be required to have fiber installed during construction, […] Read more »

The Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF) unveiled version 2.0 of its open-source video player, Miro, yesterday. The new version features a revamped UI, a smaller memory footprint and the ability to access streaming video sites like Hulu.com from right within the client. We covered those changes in […] Read more »

On Feb. 17, VLAB presents “Tales of Young Entrepreneurs” at the Stanford Business School — a night of stories from the youngest and most promising minds in Silicon Valley about how they achieved their initial success and what they plan to do with it. Topics will […] Read more »

As part of the optimistic newsletter from Tesla this week — the one detailing hopes for a cash-flow positive Roadster this summer and a $350 million DOE loan later this year — the electric vehicle startup showed off this sneaker pic of its next vehicle, the […] Read more »

In recent years, free, open-source content management systems (CMS) have become very powerful tools for building, deploying and managing web sites, blogs and more. You may be familiar with some of the top-notch names in this arena, including Drupal and Joomla.  WebWorkerDaily’s sister blog OStatic was […] Read more »

When Garmin announced in the lead-up to the Mobile World Congress an ongoing deal with Asus to build its long-anticipated Nuvifone GPS phone line, you could practically hear the wincing. Within hours, the move was alternately being called an admission of failure (Garmin originally planned to build the phone itself) and a desperate ploy to ride the goodwill engendered by Asus’ EeePC netbook. Analysts projected that new phones with versatile GPS features would crush the Nuvi by the time the device was finally released. The naysayers are jumping the gun. A GPS-focused phone can be a viable device so long as it follows the golden rule of the mobile market: Do one thing really well. Read more »

I have traveled a lot lately and after my recent trip to San Francisco I observed that the AT&T service in that fair city simply sucks.  I figured that some of the problems I observed with lousy service were due to my brief and very narrow […] Read more »

Google said today that it has cut its radio advertising program, Google Audio Ads. This follows the company’s announcement last month of the coming discontinuation of its newspaper advertising business, Google Print Ads. This doesn’t mean a coming closure of Google’s other old media advertising effort […] Read more »

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