Stories for Feb. 8, 2009

OneSpot, the two-year-old Austin, Texas, startup that aims to automate content syndication online, has raised $4.2 million from Silverback Silver Creek Ventures in Dallas. I was mostly drawn to this news because founder and CEO Matt Cohen is a friend, and it’s exciting to see an […] Read more »

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There’s been a lot of chatter about the newspaper industry in recent weeks — about whether newspaper companies should find something like iTunes, or use micropayments as a way to charge people for the news, or sue Google, or all of the above — and how […] Read more »

[qi:115] When the financial crisis reached full bloom last fall, it took many technology companies some time before they were able to appreciate the impact it would have on them. This year, we’re seeing the fallout in the form big losses or shrunken profits, layoffs and […] Read more »

Here’s an idea: Stop illegal pollution from coal plants. The Department of Justice said this week that it has launched a novel campaign to start enforcing rules already on the books, beginning with a 1.5 GW Westar Energy coal plant in northeastern Kansas. As the New […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 7, 2009
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Looks like lawmakers have reached a compromise agreement on a trimmed-down $780 billion stimulus package, which will still provide tens of billions of dollars for clean power and energy efficiency. But the new version of the Senate bill did cut out billions from several key energy […] Read more »

Wrapping up another seven days and bringing you the freshest picks, it’s time for this week’s App Store Roundup. Tom Reetsman kicked off the week by calling Technologizer’s Ed Oswald out on an article he wrote about MobileMe, the general gist of it being that Oswald […] Read more »

When Acclaim Games publicly unveiled its Rockfree project, a free-to-play, web-based riff on the rhythm genre, last November, it did something unusual. It invited gamers to play an early version of the game so they could weigh in on the project as it was being developed. […] Read more »

When Cisco Systems announced plans to enter the enterprise server market, no company stood up and took notice more than Hewlett-Packard — the HP ProLiant line of servers, after all, is a force in the enterprise market; Cisco’s entrance was essentially a declaration of war on […] Read more »

I called one of my friends earlier this week and asked her if we could have lunch on Sunday. I was surprised that she said she couldn’t make it, since she had to work. “What kind of evil forces are making you do this?” I asked […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 6, 2009

This article was written by Ben Homer, a NewTeeVee contributor who runs the site Online Video Watch. Updated: More than 55 million homes will could be interactive TV-enabled by the end of 2009. according to research firm SNL Kagan, a number expected to reach 75 million […] Read more »

We’re now more than halfway through the 2009 TED Conference, the thought-provoking gathering of innovative and multidisciplinary presenters. While some of the talks — on topics like reducing environmental impact in carpet tiles and addressing the crushing pressure creative people feel — fall outside of the […] Read more »

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We’d like to thank this month’s NewTeeVee sponsors: The Platform: Download a free white paper on syndication Dell EqualLogic: Download a free white paper, “Improving Storage Expansion for Servers and Applications” Read more »

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