Stories for Feb. 12, 2009

I have been a long-time customer of the Telenav GPS Navigator service and have enjoyed it on both the Windows Mobile platform and the Shotgun standalone device.  The Telenav Navigator software works very well and the integration with the online service makes it a tight combination. […] Read more »

[qi:011] The crisis in the financial market is coming home to roost for startups of all kinds. Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article detailing the death or firesale of several startups in the last few weeks. It’s grim, but this is only the beginning for […] Read more »

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Massachusetts-based carbon capture startup C12 Energy has just entered an exclusive group: cleantech companies backed by venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. The firm, which has been less gung-ho about the green space than many of its Silicon Valley peers, has joined several undisclosed investors in a […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 11, 2009

Sometimes, analysis comes ahead of the news. Like today. Last night I posted my analysis of why mobile is critical to Facebook and its future. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook is in talks with Nokia, the world’s largest phone maker, to embed its […] Read more »

Blip.fm, a micro-messaging service that allows folks to tweet their favorite songs and create social interactions around music, is on life support, according to The Wall Street Journal. Fuzz Artists, the company behind Blip.fm, has cut two-third of its staff and is down to just four […] Read more »

iPhone Push to Be Delivered Alongside Snow Leopard? – Warning: this post is long, very involved, and pretty detailed. That said, it is very informative, and it presents a well-reasoned argument for why background push notification for third-party apps might be integrally tied to Apple’s upcoming […] Read more »

On the day I give up on my iPhone and trade it in for the iPod Touch, AdMob, a mobile advertising startup released its report that shows a big uptick in mobile Internet usage via Wi-Fi in the month of January 2009. According to AdMob, Apple […] Read more »

While most analysts are predicting strong growth in the smartphone sector — or at least, some growth — Nomura analyst Richard Windsor beli… Read more »

Wind turbine makers are aiming ever higher to get more power from the giant machines, building turbines that pack more of an electricity generating punch, as well as towers and blades that are just, well, bigger. But how big can the turbines get? American Superconductor is […] Read more »

NBC’s NBC Direct download video service has gone through two maligned iterations, and now, as a tipster has pointed out to us, the peacock has quietly launched round three. NBC confirmed for us that the new version is out, but wouldn’t provide any further details. NBC […] Read more »

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