Stories for Feb. 13, 2009

Even Porn Companies Hate Internet Pirates; adult industry hit hard by free alternatives, DVD sales and rentals reportedly down 22 percent. (The Wrap) Premium Content Boosts Traffic; In January, the site tripled its uniques over December while streams rose 13-fold. (TVWeek) Uwe Boll Turns to […] Read more »

If you live in the Boston area, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Comcast DVR with TiVo service had just launched. While highway billboards and newspaper ads tout the “new” offering, in fact it’s been available here for more than a year — and the […] Read more »

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The “month of Google” continues today with mobile editing of spreadsheets in Google Docs. Now don’t hit up your handset expecting to modify present value equations or anything complex but you can view, edit, sort, and filter data in a Google Docs spreadsheet. Google is currently […] Read more »

Cellulosic Ethanol Ready for Prime Time (Really): Cellulosic ethanol has been “five years from commercialization” for so long that even ethanol company POET’s research director admits it has become a joke. Now he and a crew of scientists say it’s for real. — Christian Science Monitor […] Read more »

It’s hard to know what you’re going to need of your office when you’re first starting out, so I asked some fellow WWD bloggers and my Twitter followers what tips they might give to people setting up a home office. Here’s what I learned. Read more »

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Good times or bad, the trash still needs to be picked up. But as Waste Management Inc.’s earnings report showed this week, the business of managing waste and recycling isn’t exactly recession-proof. The slowdown is hitting its recycling business particularly hard. Waste Management said its revenue […] Read more »

Not too long ago, I posted about BookGlutton, a service which allowed for online collaborative reading. You could also upload your own work, but that wasn’t the main focus of the site. Smashwords, on the other hand, is a web site devoted to self-publishing. It doesn’t […] Read more »

When the Sony Vaio P started shipping to customers it became clear that the U.S. version of the little notebook wasn’t using its technology fully.  Sony has put the Gobi technology into the Vaio P, which makes it theoretically capable of working with just about every […] Read more »

The House and Senate held a pre-Valentine’s Day love fest last night and produced a compromise stimulus package; the two houses must now approve the conference bill, after which it would be sent to the president. For details on the full $789 billion plan, you can […] Read more »

I was recently introduced to the Drobo box. If you’re not familiar with it, simply put, it’s the ultimate home backup server. For $400, you get a BeyondRAID array that can support up to 4 simultaneous drives, and caps at 16TB. Even cooler is the ability […] Read more »

Carbon capture and storage technology has barely left the trial stage — let alone be proven as safe or effective at commercial scale. But according to a new report from Emerging Energy Research, the industry could be “well-positioned” for commercialization by 2016 if demonstration projects go […] Read more »

Handmark has launched its Pocket Express mobile news and information service in Europe in eight languages (English, Spanish, German, French,… Read more »

Stories for Feb. 12, 2009

Hey guys (and yes, I do just mean the guys on this one), lonely for Valentine’s Day? Need some positive reinforcement? Maybe just a quick, chauvinistic laugh? If you answered with an emphatic “Yes!” to any of the preceding and have an extra 99 cents to […] Read more »

Live video is a slam dunk for sporting events, bringing in major viewership via the Olympics and golf’s U.S. Open and basketball’s March Madness, and significant paying audiences for sports from baseball to basketball to hockey to cricket. One sport that gets hardly any oldteevee love […] Read more »

While efforts to get web sites onto the top page of Google’s search results have spawned an entire industry, people are only starting to seriously consider the value of video optimization for search. Google’s “Universal Search” feature — which incorporates results from news sites, videos and […] Read more »

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