Stories for Feb. 22, 2009

With many of the next-generation ethanol makers being forced to drag their heels on plant construction during the downturn, it’s becoming rare to hear about progress on cellulosic ethanol plants. But here’s a small step for a small demo plant: Next-gen ethanol maker ZeaChem says it […] Read more »

You can get wireless data access just about everywhere these days, from your bathtub to Barcelona’s city streets, so why not in your body?  Well, soon you will — or at least, that’s the vision of a handful of emerging biotech companies. As the Boomer generation […] Read more »

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Though there’s no official way to stream people accepting their Oscars tonight, if fashion’s more your passion, there’s red carpet video aplenty. Here’s The Associated Press’ live Oscar video coverage, a landing page for the Fox News live stream and E! Online’s Red Carpet video page. […] Read more »

Just four graphs into President Obama’s address this weekend, in which he highlights the importance of the recently passed stimulus bill, he touts the magnitude of the funds for renewable energy. With an estimated total of more than $50 billion in combined tax credits and spending […] Read more »

Mobile World Congress took place in Barcelona last week and cell phone news flew hot and heavy from that show.  Microsoft announced the Next Big Thing from Redmond and Android news bounced around the web too.  Here are the top stories on jkOnTheRun in case you […] Read more »

Open or perish. It’s a meme that’s been embraced as fact ever since Eric Raymond published his seminal essay, “The Cathedral and the Bazaar.” If you are not “open,” (i.e., open source or open APIs), you don’t get it, and you’re destined for obsolescence. But while […] Read more »

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Stories for Feb. 21, 2009

The weekend seems to have rolled up super-fast, so welcome one and all to the Weekly App Store Picks. Before we jump in to this week’s apps, let’s take a gander at recent happenings in the world of Apple. First up, as a frequent tweeter, I […] Read more »

We saw intense debate last year about the benefits and risks of cloud computing in the enterprise. As customers look at how they can stay competitive in a turbulent economy, I predict we’ll see a welcome shift from software providers romanticizing cloud-based releases and feature sets […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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