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After unleashing original horror shorts for the Xbox, Microsoft is going further into original productions, this time using content as a means to boost interest in its also-ran media player, the Zune. According to Variety, the debut original Zune series, Cinemash, is being co-created with Mean […] Read more »

Financial Wizards Wanted: Tax equity investors, the financial specialists that convert tax credits into capital that developers can use to build new wind turbines and solar farms, have all but disappeared — just when they’re needed most. — BusinessWeek Mass Transit Squeeze: More Americans than ever […] Read more »

Today on a quarterly financial results conference call, Time Warner Cable COO Landel Hobbs said the cable provider would be expanding its metered broadband trials beyond the  city of Beaumont, Texas (where AT&T is also conducting tiered broadband trials). Jeff Simmermon, a spokesman for the cable […] Read more »

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We don’t often revisit shows we’ve already reviewed, but when a series goes on to rack up 1.8 million views with its first episode, it’s probably worth checking out the second. The newest installment of James Gunn’s PG Porn, Roadside ASS-istance, was released Jan. 23 on […] Read more »

The House voted today to approve a four-month delay to the transition from analog to digital television signals, making the new June 12 deadline a near certainty. The Senate approved its own version of the bill last week, and since both bills are in accord, the […] Read more »

[qi:032] The House voted today to approve a four-month delay to the transition from analog to digital television signals, making the new June 12 deadline a near certainty. The Senate approved its own version of the bill last week, and since both bills are in accord, […] Read more »

The number of people watching videos online hit another record in December, according to stats released today from comScore. More than 14.3 billion videos were streamed to nearly 150 million unique viewers during the month, some 2 billion more than the number of videos streamed in […] Read more »

Good news for all you software developers worried about finding work in the downturn: Software development is at the core of reducing the world’s energy consumption, according to Rob Bernard, chief environmental strategist for Microsoft, at the Green Grid technical forum this morning in San Jose, […] Read more »

PCMag today has a nice article geared toward consumers looking to store their information in the cloud, asking cloud providers to answer eight questions that boil down to where is my data and how safe is it. Most of us already have our photos on Flickr […] Read more »

Panasonic to Cut 15,000 Jobs, or 5 Percent of Its Workforce; facing tough times the consumer electronics giant will also close 27 manufacturing sites (12 percent of its worldwide production facilities). (The Wall Street Journal) Time Warner Expanding Metered Broadband; details are few, but more cities […] Read more »

I might not be able to completely power my iPhone from with solar energy, but I can get an eco-friendly phone. T-Mobile’s new MOTO W233 Renew might initially sound like a lowly $9.95 feature-phone, simply because it is. The phone’s plastic housing however, is made entirely […] Read more »

Things are looking up for Beacon Power. The Tyngsboro, Mass.-based developer of flywheel energy storage technology has announced a $3 million contract with U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to look at flywheels for shipboard applications. Beacon’s flywheel technology uses spinning discs to help stabilize electricity grids, […] Read more »

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