Stories for Jan. 8, 2009

Pandora 2.0 Comes to the App Store – Everyone’s favorite internet radio app gets a major upgrade today. Cover flow is introduced, and an improved recommendation engine. Us here in Canada are still out of luck. There’s also other new features, but I’m too bitter and […] Read more »

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Sling Media, Inc. have announced at Macworld that they are working on a version of SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone. Demonstrations are being given at the conference, and the software would seem to be in the later stages of development. The software provides a way to […] Read more »

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We were all over the Palm keynote and introduction of the Palm Pre smartphone running the new Web OS.  We have a few pics we can now share with you from that presentation.  We expect to have a hands-on session with the Pre to share soon. Read more »

Free online meeting applications, such as Yugma, which I wrote about yesterday, have gotten very powerful in recent years, but they still don’t do all the cool things they could do. Few of them offer any sophisticated way to deal with video, especially high-definition video, and […] Read more »

This morning I met with Edward Coloma from ThinkFree, developers of the ThinkFree Office suite. Back in October, the company introduced a demo of the productivity suite specifically for netbooks and today the company showed me the software running on Qualcomm-based hardware. They’re looking to have […] Read more »

Apple’s iPod Touch devices might have been a hot gift over the holidays, according the data released by AdMob, a mobile advertising start-up. Apparently the iPod Touch requests more than tripled worldwide from November to December, with a particularly large spike in requests the week after […] Read more »

New York Governor David Paterson set some lofty goals for energy efficiency and renewable power in his first state of the state address yesterday, aiming to cut electricity use by 15 percent and raise the Renewable Portfolio Standard to 30 percent by 2015 in the Empire […] Read more »

Congressman Edward Markey, a key proponent of net neutrality and online privacy, will leave his position on the committee that deals with telecommunications regulation to chair the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. House watchers had expected Markey to remain on the […] Read more »

Many of you will have seen images of the original Modbook – it’s a customized tablet style MacBook, with a host of hardware additions and a touch sensitive screen. The makers of the Modbook, Axiotron, have announced the addition of the Modbook Pro to their lineup. The […] Read more »

[qi:012] Sun Microsystems has acquired Q-Layer, a Belgium-based infrastructure management company that has technology to automate the deployment and management of both public and private clouds, for an undisclosed amount of money. This is a smart tactical move, and Q-Layer also gives Sun some strategic assets […] Read more »

Solar service provider SunEdison and real estate company Developers Diversified Realty Corp launched a solar rooftop program yesterday that could yield up to 259 megawatts of solar generating capacity at U.S. shopping malls. Under an agreement announced yesterday, SunEdison will rent space to deploy photovoltaic systems […] Read more »

Updated: Verizon is following the herd with an improved broadband backup and sharing product for home PCs announced today. Just drag and drop your files into a folder on your PC, and Verizon will store them online for you — no matter who provides your broadband. […] Read more »

10:34-  admitted and seated waiting for Palm press event to kick off.  They have a giant screen showing traveling-related images.  Could be a forebear for the message?  Seating is very nice for a press event and there is a very strange bag on the stage about […] Read more »

Bush Takes a Pass on MPG Rulemaking: The Bush administration has forfeit the job of raising fuel-efficiency targets to President-elect Obama’s incoming team, citing “recent financial difficulties of the automobile industry.” — Washington Post Solaria Gears Up for 100MW Production: Spire will supply Solaria Energia with […] Read more »

Wednesday at Macworld Expo marked a distinct change from the hectic activity around the keynote and the open of the show floor. The big news today was the announcement of the Best of Show awards from Macworld. The products recognized this year are… Best of Macworld […] Read more »

UPDATED After we posted a story about a possible delay in the DTV transition earlier today, President-elect Obama’s transition team asked Congress to push back the DTV switch date. More on that and a statement from Rep. Markey at the end of the original post. With […] Read more »

Today is officially the start of the CES proper and in true journalistic fashion Kevin and I have split up and are at the two different venues.  Kevin is in the main Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and I am ensconced in the Sands Expo Center.  […] Read more »

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