Stories for Feb. 11, 2009

Blip.fm, a micro-messaging service that allows folks to tweet their favorite songs and create social interactions around music, is on life support, according to The Wall Street Journal. Fuzz Artists, the company behind Blip.fm, has cut two-third of its staff and is down to just four […] Read more »

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iPhone Push to Be Delivered Alongside Snow Leopard? – Warning: this post is long, very involved, and pretty detailed. That said, it is very informative, and it presents a well-reasoned argument for why background push notification for third-party apps might be integrally tied to Apple’s upcoming […] Read more »

On the day I give up on my iPhone and trade it in for the iPod Touch, AdMob, a mobile advertising startup released its report that shows a big uptick in mobile Internet usage via Wi-Fi in the month of January 2009. According to AdMob, Apple […] Read more »

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While most analysts are predicting strong growth in the smartphone sector — or at least, some growth — Nomura analyst Richard Windsor beli… Read more »

Wind turbine makers are aiming ever higher to get more power from the giant machines, building turbines that pack more of an electricity generating punch, as well as towers and blades that are just, well, bigger. But how big can the turbines get? American Superconductor is […] Read more »

NBC’s NBC Direct download video service has gone through two maligned iterations, and now, as a tipster has pointed out to us, the peacock has quietly launched round three. NBC confirmed for us that the new version is out, but wouldn’t provide any further details. NBC […] Read more »

The Uptime Institute‘s 2009 Research Symposium, “Lean, Clean & Green,” is the only Enterprise IT and Data Center event focused on peak productivity, reliability, efficiency and eco-sustainability that provides senior-level strategies and tools you can implement immediately to help reduce your power bills by 25 percent, […] Read more »

I have finally gotten time to give the HP Mini 1000 MI netbook a fair shake and so far it’s held up admirably.  While I sometimes experience a bit of lag doing things overall the performance is pretty good.  This video shows off the Mini 1000 […] Read more »

We’re sick of reading stories about how the credit crunch may slow Clearwire’s WiMAX deployment, which we first questioned last fall. And since Clearwire has consistently declined to comment on this particular issue, we may just have to wait until it reports quarterly results on March […] Read more »

Does this sound like a solid description of your startup? “We leverage Internet and computing technologies to fight climate change.” If so, then it could be a great fit to present during the LaunchPad session at our Green:Net conference to be held in San Francisco on […] Read more »

Today might be a BOGO day for BlackBerry handsets at Verizon, but you can’t get RIM’s new BlackBerry Curve 8900 there. That new handset is available now for T-Mobile customers and we got a look-see at CES. It was so slick that James almost dropped it […] Read more »

When the Mac operating system OS X 10.4 (aka “Tiger”) was first announced, there were two things that I instantly fell in love with: Automator and Dashboard. While Automator is great when you really want to geek out, Dashboard is a great companion for new and […] Read more »

Earlier this morning, after enduring days and days of dropped calls and errant network behavior, I quit on my iPhone. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it had to be done. I love my iPhone — but AT&T’s network failed me. Read more »

Some long-awaited rules and regulations related to offshore renewable development could be introduced in the U.S. this year, potentially cutting the red tape for startups looking to put their wind, wave, or tidal projects in the water. Ken Salazar, the new head of the Department of […] Read more »

For the first time ever, I’m glad to have seen The Hills and its spin offs. It means that I understand the joke behind The District, Newsweek’s (yes, that Newsweek) mashup of Barack Obama’s first 100 days as President and the faux-reality format perfected by MTV. […] Read more »

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