Stories for Feb. 21, 2009

Five years ago this April, Google filed to list its stock publicly. The founders let potential investors know it wouldn’t play by some of Wall Street’s rules, including paying them a cash dividend — which, the prospectus boasted, Google had never done. And as of today, […] Read more »

It’s a lovely spring-like day here in Bristol today, which has inspired me to do some cleaning. But I’m not cleaning my apartment (which is spotless, of course); I’m tidying my laptop, getting it into tip-top shape so that it keeps running as smoothly as possible. […] Read more »

Hulu caused quite a stir this week when, at the request of rights holders, it shut down Boxee’s access to its streaming video platform. While many discussed the business implications of this move, some are ready to do more than just talk about it. One reader […] Read more »

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Stories for Feb. 20, 2009

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s Earth2Tech sponsor: Green IT Tools: Download The Green IT Guide and Toolkit for Sustainable Businesses Read more »

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At the Mobile World Congress trade show that wrapped up yesterday in Barcelona, the mobile and the PC world may have collided, but carriers still have the upper hand. Nvidia, for example, said it will use its Tegra chipset and Windows CE to create a mobile […] Read more »

We’d like to thank this month’s GigaOM sponsors: Concentric: Hosted IT Solutions from Concentric PEER1: Fully Scalable Hosting Solutions Rackspace: Experience Fanatical Support Read more »

Netbooks have to be cheap.  That can’t be stated emphatically enough.  There are many low-cost notebooks these days and for netbooks to get away with using slightly under-powered components such as the Atom processor, they must be very cheap. That low cost requirement has many looking […] Read more »

Several of the bloggers here at WebWorkerDaily are big fans of the free web conferencing application Yugma.  It’s a free, full-featured online meeting  tool that is particularly good for inviting other participants on-the-fly to join a meeting even if they haven’t downloaded the Yugma application. Windows, […] Read more »

The notion that the federal government should be creating a sort of venture capital fund to invest in green technologies was an idea that was floated during the Obama campaign. A report from New Energy Finance back in August 2008 noted that the Obama administration was […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s sponsor of TheAppleBlog: WunderRadio: WunderRadio Plays thousands of streaming internet radio stations and other audio streams Read more »

One of the aspects that most appealing to our community here is the great commentary that we all share. For the longest time, James and I have wanted threaded comments to make that experience even better. We looked at various third-party systems and plug-ins, but in […] 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 »

California’s aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard program has finally started to put a dent in the state power grid, more than six years since its launch and just around the corner from the first major deadline: 20 percent renewable energy in every utility’s portfolio by 2010. The […] Read more »

HP seems to believe that firms delivering software and possibly platforms as a service will do better than those delivering infrastructure as a service (much like Amazon’s EC2). In its final discussion with customers about cloud computing this week, HP executives talked about research goals and […] Read more »

Videos of passionate intellectuals talking about the random topics they care about have made quite a home for themselves online (ahem, TED). That’s because, at least according to Brady Forrest of O’Reilly Media, “What geeks crave more than anything else is details — they love to […] Read more »

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