Stories for Feb. 25, 2009

It’s been a while since we’ve had a fitness post on WebWorkerDaily. The web worker lifestyle tends to be a sedentary one with many hours spent staring at the computer. Many web workers, and I put myself in this category, have a hard time getting away […] Read more »

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Aster Data Systems, which makes software that allows companies to build massively scalable databases on commodity hardware, has raised an additional $5 million as part of its Series B round of funding from Institutional Venture Partners. Aster had originally closed $12 million back in January, but […] Read more »

Distributing $787 billion from the federal government is bound to get complicated. As the Department of Energy and other agencies in line for big sums hunker down to draft implementation plans and application procedures, we’ve rounded up the key dates to note and sites to watch […] Read more »

RockYou, one of the largest developers of applications for social networks, has tremendous reach — 130 million global users and 18 billion page views per month. Though some content creators might consider glitter text and slideshows beneath them, RockYou has one other thing they really want […] Read more »

Biofuel company LS9 plans to start building its second plant this year, CEO Bill Haywood said during a presentation at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday. The company, which is using a genetically modified version of e.coli bacteria to make diesel from biomass, didn’t […] Read more »

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Stories for Feb. 24, 2009

The economic stimulus package opens up a world of opportunities to clean technology startups. With billions of dollars in grants, direct loans, loan guarantees and a host of incentives for smart grid and efficiency technology, renewable energy, and electric-car battery research, development and manufacturing, it might […] Read more »

Earlier today, Motorola announced it was selling Good Technology, the wireless email software division it bought for $400 million only 2 years ago, to Visto technologies, the leader in enterprise push email. This move signals the end of Motorola’s attempt to build a business-specific phone to […] Read more »

Nearly five years and four months ago, I bought my first eBook. It was October 30th, 2003 to be exact. I purchased a Terry Brooks novel in his “Shannara” series for my Toshiba e805 PocketPC and I was hooked on digital books. Back then the electronic […] Read more »

Casual gaming powerhouse PopCap Games has acquired Gastronaut Studios, adding an Xbox- and Xbox 360-savvy team of developers to its in-house… Read more »

I have tried just about every blogging platform out there and the one I finally stuck with was Tumblr. I like many of the more advanced functions in WordPress, but Tumblr is where it’s at for me. I’ve notice over the past couple of months I […] Read more »

We’ve all heard how California has aggressively cut energy consumption through energy efficiency programs — the state has saved a good $56 billion in electricity costs over the last 30 years. And in the next decade the state is aiming to cut carbon emissions down to […] Read more »

Australian carrier Telstra says it will open a mobile application store much like Apple’s App Store, joining the frenzy surrounding such mobile app marketplaces (Microsoft, Research in Motion and Nokia all have stores in the works as well). What’s noteworthy is that Telstra is a carrier, […] Read more »

You’ve probably all heard that California has aggressively cut energy consumption through energy efficiency programs. After all, the state has saved a good $56 billion in electricity costs over the last 30 years. And in the next decade the state is aiming to cut carbon emissions […] Read more »

The news that Gmail went down this morning (UK time) got me thinking about how we increasingly rely on third parties for essential business services. With a proliferation of web apps offering to meet our every business need and the inexorable rise of cloud computing, are […] Read more »

Investors loved the numbers they saw in First Solar’s highly anticipated earnings report Tuesday afternoon. They they tuned in to the conference call and hated what they heard about the company’s outlook for this year. For the three months ended Dec. 27, 2008, First Solar reported […] Read more »

A site called ViddyHo is running a phishing scam on Google chat users. The scam propagates via an IM from a contact telling the recipient to “check out this video.” When recipients click through, they’re asked to share their Gmail credentials. Then the site IMs the […] Read more »

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