Stories for Feb. 20, 2009

Netflix Pushes Streaming; CEO Reed Hastings says there may be a streaming-only level of the subscription service as early as this year. (Bloomberg) New partnerships allow Netflix subscribers to add and play movies directly from The New York Times and Rotten Tomatotes. (Netflix Blog) YouTube Adds […] Read more »

The shift to mobile computing emphasizes the split between two distinct markets for the processor vendors that make the brains of computers. There’s the consumer-facing devices, which include everything from smartphone to laptops, and the server side, which offers content to consumer devices through the cloud. […] Read more »

Like many of us, I spend quite a lot of time on the web and come across a staggering number of interesting things. In Clearing The Cache, I pull out some of my favorites and share them with you. Record and search voice notes on your […] Read more »

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Faced with the prospect of people cutting their cords in favor of watching programs online for free, cable operators like Comcast and Time Warner are reportedly in talks with cable networks to provide subscribers access to programming online. Web-streaming sites are a bit of a double […] Read more »

I offered a quick roundup of Palm Pre news last week and more info trickled out since then. I’m starting to lean towards the Pre for my next phone, so humor me if I continue to share these tidbits from around the web. Keyword = leaning. […] Read more »

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Don’t feel so comfortable with a hot-tub sized nuclear power generator buried under your feet? Perhaps those that mine and process Canada’s tar sands deposits will feel differently — at least that’s the hope of Hyperion, a startup developing a modular nuclear device. Hyperion floated the […] Read more »

In response to Hulu yanking its content from the CBS Interactive-owned video portal earlier this week, CBSissued the following statement last night: “CBS Interactive is well within its rights to stream Hulu video content on under its agreement with Hulu. We are evaluating our […] Read more »

There’s no shortage of invoicing applications for OS X, with a notable few including Billable, iBiz, Billings, and On The Job. They all offer different functionality, and may fit your requirements perfectly. However, another contender has recently emerged on the scene in the form of Involer. […] Read more »

How the watch phone that the head of LG Electronics’ mobile division used to call Steve Ballmer at the MWC this week was built. (Forbes) Adobe has issued a security warning with regards to its Acrobat and Reader software. (WebWorkerDaily) South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and […] Read more »

Someone I follow on Twitter recently wondered if twittering might be useful at work, as a means of communication between coworkers within a company. It struck me at the time as a very, very bad idea. Many companies are hesitant to use enterprise messaging applications because […] Read more »

Nearly everyone working on the web uses PDF files from time to time. If you use Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to view those PDF files, be warned that Adobe yesterday issued a security bulletin about a critical vulnerability affecting its software. A buffer overflow exploit […] Read more »

Radware, a maker of application delivery equipment, wants to buy a business unit of bankrupt gear maker Nortel Networks. The unit in question is known as Alteon; it makes application switching and WAN optimization products for the data center. Nortel bought Alteon for $7 billion back […] Read more »

Well, there will be no live-streaming video of the Oscars this year, but if you’ve got your laptop out while you’re watching the awards show on TV Sunday night, you’ll be able to find kindred souls to chat about who wore what, who was robbed, and […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 19, 2009

Behind popular web services such as Facebook, Google and Amazon’s AWS are racks and racks of computers serving up millions of pages or providing raw computing power. The use of thousands of servers to deliver one application or act as a pool of computing resources has […] Read more »

Google shook up the smart meter industry this month by announcing it’s developing a web-based energy data tool called PowerMeter. Energy info should be free, easy to read and owned by you — the consumer — says Google. But let’s face it, Google is new at […] Read more »

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