Stories for Feb. 26, 2009

Not too long ago, executives from IBM, Wal-Mart and General Electric might have seemed a motley crew of experts for a Congressional hearing about the electric grid and clean power. But yesterday the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming heard testimony from that […] Read more »

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The way that Intel Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Sean Maloney talked up energy efficiency at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco this afternoon, one could easily have mistaken the world’s largest chip maker for a firm tinkering with the power grid. But there are connections […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 25, 2009
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Updated: Quietly, CD Networks and Panther Express, two also-ran content delivery networks, have merged their businesses. The terms of the deal were not announced, which can also be also be interpreted as a fire sale by one of the parties. Update: A source familiar with one […] Read more »

Nokia sells a lot of $50-$100 phones. In places like India, where I just returned from, Nokia’s ringtone is part of the urban soundscapes. It accounts for about 40 percent of total global handset sales. Much like McDonalds and Coca Cola, Nokia is everywhere. (Except in […] Read more »

Matt Horton, a principal at @Ventures, tells us he has taken on a new job as the head of biofuel infrastructure startup Propel Biofuels. Propel plans to formally announce its new chief executive on Thursday. Horton has been investing in biofuels since 2004, leading deals in […] Read more »

After a short break that involved a whirlwind trip to New Delhi to see my parents and keynote at WordCamp Delhi, I am back in San Francisco and will be back on the job later tomorrow, or whenever I can kick the jet lag. Regardless, it […] Read more »

Reuters is reporting that Finnish handset giant Nokia has admitted they are considering entering the laptop market.  In an interview in Finland, CEO Pekka Kallasvuo was asked if Nokia plans to make laptops and had this response: “We are looking very actively also at this opportunity…  […] Read more »

TomTom is focusing its mobile strategy on building a platform for developers to use rather than creating its own apps, said CEO Harold Goddi… Read more »

Earlier today, I found myself sitting at the tail end of a 55,452-person queue for Quake Live, the latest entry in a long line of first-person shooters from id Software, the Mesquite, Texas-based developer best known for PC game franchises Doom and Wolfenstein. Quake Live is […] Read more »

Over the past few weeks, we’ve published a series of posts from WWD blogger Dawn Foster about the steps she’s taken to improve her time management. If you missed any of them, you should definitely check them out as they contain lots of useful nuggets of […] Read more »

If you’re a Firefox user, you undoubtedly already know that one of the huge advantages of the browser is the big galaxy of useful extensions you can use with it. Last year, we mentioned a drawing tool extension called Pencil that went on to get an […] Read more »

This must be “Update iTunes Content” week at Cupertino or something, because Apple keeps making changes to the music player. First it introduced iTunes Pass, which provides superfans with heaps of exclusive content released on a staggered schedule over a brief subscription period, and now it’s […] Read more »

Japan Mulls Feed-In Tariff : Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is pushing for a feed-in tariff that would guarantee a price (to be paid by utilities) for surplus electricity from residential solar systems for about a decade. — Reuters Plan B: Hack the Climate: […] Read more »

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