Stories for Feb. 18, 2009

Hulu has pulled its content from rival television content portal, CNET has confirmed. Hulu’s decision to do so comes at a time when is on the rise, and Hulu must brace a potentially exclusive-less future. According to Nielsen, since relaunched to become more […] Read more »

There are plenty of offerings in the App Store to track your finances on the go. So Midnight Apps’ Cha-Ching Touch is just another addition to a crowded space then, right? Not exactly. Besides bringing their stunning user interface and ease of use to the iPhone/iPod […] Read more »

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Updated: Users of social networks choose where to spend their time based on factors entirely outside of those such as uptime and reliability, according to report issued Tuesday (PDF link) by Pingdom, a service that tracks web site uptime and optimization for companies. Not that such […] Read more »

I’ve been on a time management kick lately with posts about reducing my side project overload, managing my time through better prioritization of activities and using Harvest to track my time. One of the things I learned from tracking my time more closely is that I […] Read more »

Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, beat earnings and sales expectations for the fourth quarter, but still managed to disappoint when it came to the number of new subscribers for television and broadband services. Comcast this morning reported earnings of $412 million on sales of $8.77 […] Read more »

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Whatever its track record with alternative-fuel vehicles, General Motors is not giving short shrift to the 2010 Chevrolet Volt — at least not when it comes to making a case for financial viability. In the plan submitted to feds today, the struggling automaker pledged to develop […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 17, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent has formed the ng Connect Program, a multi-industry initiative dedicated to “establishing a rich and diverse ecosystem of inf… Read more »

If the energy-using devices in buildings were made to act the way a swarm of bees, a school of fish or a flock of birds do, we could significantly cut our energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions. At least that’s the theory behind Toronto-based startup Regen […] Read more »

Australian incumbent Telstra has launched a new mobile user interface that allows users to customize their phone’s home screen and reduce th… Read more »

Current Media has chosen Paul Levine as its new president of new media. We don’t usually post about new hires, but this one seems notable because Current has long lagged in taking advantage of the opportunity it has to meld the web and television. Levine seems […] Read more »

Nokia and ST-Ericsson have announced jointly today a new smartphone platform for the Symbian Foundation that will enable the handling of full high-definition 1080p video camcorder functions.  According to the press release (after the jump) this will be possible due to the U8500 SMP A9 CPU. […] Read more »

Eventually the idea of cloud computing will become an accepted part of the information technology ecosystem — but it will be just one of many tools in the IT arsenal, according to HP. To stake its claim on the idea of pooled commodity computing resources, HP […] Read more »

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has signed a deal with Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) to use its chipsets in 3G phones, initially to be focused on the North Americ… Read more »

We’re hooked on our consumer electronics — iPods, cell phones, laptops — but we’re all starting to hear about some of the pitfalls of our gadgets’ manufacturing processes and power consumption habits. Want to learn more? The second annual Greener Gadgets conference will kick off on […] Read more »

Over the weekend, I was talking about web application development to a retired friend who was once a top programmer. He doesn’t do a lot of programming anymore, and remarked that application development tools for the web are so fragmented that it’s difficult to stay on […] Read more »

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