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 »

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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 »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: Server Beach: We’ll match any price — plus give you 10 percent off on any dedicated server Concentric: Hosted IT solutions Rackspace: Experience fanatical support Read more »

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 »

A screenshot floating around the Internet has folks online all aflutter that YouTube could be heading to the $99 Roku set-top box. Problem is, Roku says the screenshot isn’t real. The picture in question (pasted here) originally appeared in the Roku forums. It shows off how […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s WebWorkerDaily sponsors: Rackspace: Experience fanatical support Brainkeeper: Collaboration that works Read more »

Washington is in the business of handing out money these days (see: bank bailout, auto bailout, stimulus), but when it comes to cutting checks for a Department of Energy program designed to support advanced vehicle manufacturing, the feds have taken nearly three years to get projects […] Read more »

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 »

Recently, when I’ve written about the performance leapfrogging going on between the Firefox and Chrome open source browsers, many people have written in in the comments about how all the benchmark results going on around the web tend to leave Opera out. Opera has always had its […] Read more »

Marten Mickos, who was chief executive officer of MySQL prior to its billion-dollar sale to Sun Microsystems, has decided to leave the company, the second high-profile MySQL executive to do so in as many days. On Thursday, Michael “Monty” Widenius, MySQL co-founder and original developer, left […] Read more »

Unlike some of the other social networking tools, Twitter doesn’t attempt to bundle all kinds of features and extras into its core product. It’s simple, and therein lies its appeal to many. That said, there are times when I need Twitter to do a bit more, […] Read more »

Strong endorsement from President Obama and Detroit’s Big Three was not enough to keep a $16 billion “Cash for Clunkers” program on the table last night as Senators wrangled with their version of the economic stimulus bill. Amid mounting pressure to shrink the $900 billion bill, […] Read more »

I can’t partake in this one, but I won’t be bitter. Instead, I’ll point this freebie BlackBerry theme out and pay it forward. Owners of a BlackBerry Bold, 81xx, 83xx, 88xx or 89xx series handset can grab a Chalk 2D theme for their handset right here. […] Read more »

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