Stories for Feb. 17, 2009

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How to make money from live streaming? It could be as simple as selling it. Ustream today is announcing a white-label version of its live video product called Watershed. The pay-as-you-go service costs $1 per hour watched, with discounts for larger numbers of viewed hours. Storage […] Read more »

Smarty Plans: Technologies that could take our decades-old infrastructure to new levels of intelligence include traffic forecasters, remote-controlled vehicles, smart meters and electronic reservoir monitors. — Wall Street Journal Green Acres: Green Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are taking off in the residential sector as […] Read more »

A Los Angeles Times reporter recently called me for advice about a $400 AT&T bill covering his iPhone activities while “roaming” in Vancouver, Canada, over a weekend. He wanted to know what could be done to reduce such charges while travelling outside his carrier’s home territory. […] Read more »

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It’s easy to get lost in the mix when you’re a creative professional working online. Competition is fierce, and the space will only become more crowded as people are laid off and forced to seek out new sources of work. That’s probably part of the reason […] Read more »

Half the Charges Against the Pirate Bay Dropped; flaw in the evidence presented results in 50 percent of the charges being withdrawn. (TorrentFreak) See our primer on the Pirate Bay trial to get up to speed. Mobile Video News for iPhone and Android: PacketVideo releases app […] Read more »

We have been on top of the situation with Psion Teklogix since the beginning, when they began notifying folks of their trademark for the term “netbook.”  We listened to the response to this situation and even heard from the Psion representatives trying to explain their side […] Read more »

The Crown Estate, which manages property in the UK, has picked 10 projects today for offshore wind development in Scotland, paving the way for up to 6 gigawatts of renewable power for the UK grid. But the nine companies and organizations involved in the projects, including […] Read more »

It’s been about five days since I ditched my iPhone and made the BlackBerry Curve 8900 my primary device. There are many things I miss about the iPhone, such as surfing the Internet with a full-blown browser. More importantly, I miss Facebook Mobile. And I am […] Read more »

Long Term Evolution (LTE), the next-generation wireless network chosen by 80 percent of the world’s carriers, isn’t turning out to be the star of this year’s Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Instead of announcing LTE rollouts, carriers are talking up their upgrades to HSPA+, […] Read more »

The idea behind Nero’s Move it software is a good one. This $50 application lets you move your videos, music, and photos to and from a variety of devices, including your digital camera, cell phone, Windows PC, and web sites like MySpace and YouTube. Unfortunately, the […] Read more »

Reed Elsevier (NYSE: RUK), which recently went thorough a failed process of trying to sell off its B2B media division Reed Business Informat… Read more »

Cleantech investors have had trouble finding and funding efficient ways to make and manage clean water over the past few years, despite the fact that the water industry is “a dysfunctional train wreck” in need of some serious disruption, according to the Editor of Global Water […] Read more »

One of the things that can really help you when you’re starting out as a web worker is having a “safety network”  of mentors in your field. The ideal situation is to have access to a few people with freelance experience whom you know well enough […] Read more »

By the time you read this post, I will be somewhere in Europe — either about to land in Frankfurt or already hanging around the city’s aging airport. I am on my way to India to spend a short week with my parents and also attend […] Read more »

As the PC and communications industries converge, among the biggest impediments to true interactive mobile computing are the carriers’ business models. The current prices and plans for mobile broadband access are expensive and inflexible. If the technology and communications industries want consumers to buy (and use […] Read more »

Well, today was supposed to be the big deadline for the national switch to digital television. While that date got pushed back to June 12, as of midnight tonight, 641 stations in the U.S. (36 percent of the country) will have shut off their analog broadcast […] Read more »

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