Stories for Feb. 20, 2009

One of the aspects that most appealing to our community here is the great commentary that we all share. For the longest time, James and I have wanted threaded comments to make that experience even better. We looked at various third-party systems and plug-ins, but in […] Read more »

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We’d like to say thanks to this month’s WebWorkerDaily sponsors: BrainKeeper: Collaboration that works FreshBooks: Online Invoicing for freelancers Read more »

California’s aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard program has finally started to put a dent in the state power grid, more than six years since its launch and just around the corner from the first major deadline: 20 percent renewable energy in every utility’s portfolio by 2010. The […] Read more »

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HP seems to believe that firms delivering software and possibly platforms as a service will do better than those delivering infrastructure as a service (much like Amazon’s EC2). In its final discussion with customers about cloud computing this week, HP executives talked about research goals and […] Read more »

Videos of passionate intellectuals talking about the random topics they care about have made quite a home for themselves online (ahem, TED). That’s because, at least according to Brady Forrest of O’Reilly Media, “What geeks crave more than anything else is details — they love to […] Read more »

Senate to Tackle Climate Change by Summer: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing for a climate bill by the end of the summer. “We have to take a whack at it,” he said in an interview. — Associated Press How ’bout a Hummer Tax?: Massachusetts […] Read more »

Like the majority of Apple products and solutions, Apple’s App Store is sleek in its presentation to the consumer. However, one of the less polished aspects is the developer back end, iTunes Connect. Don’t get me wrong, this is functional, but it’s not targeted at the […] Read more »

If cleantech startups want to get into government contracting — an option with increasing appeal given the state of today’s private markets and the size of projects covered by stimulus spending — why not ride the coattails of one of the giants? That’s the route opened […] Read more »

For the last two years, YouTube has carefully added users to the revenue-sharing program it offers to media companies. The site has called its Partner Program “our way of enabling some of the most popular and prolific original content creators within the YouTube community to earn […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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