Stories for Feb. 14, 2009

Get your spoon and prepare to swallow a whole tub of awesome because we’ve got the freshest picks from the App Store to stuff in your mouth. Before we get in to the latest releases, I’ve got a couple of interesting picks from the week’s Apple […] Read more »

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Nearly five years into a steady buying binge, eBay is looking bloated, unfocused and schizophrenic. eBay owns well over 100 subsidiaries, some of which were built in-house. But many are acquisitions that have been crammed into the parent company like those Tokyo train conductors at rush […] Read more »

Just a few days ago, it looked like carbon recyclers and startups would get the short end of the stimulus stick — doomed to an uneven battle with coal companies and their preferred strategy for carbon capture and sequestration, which involves shoving emissions into geologic formations, […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 13, 2009

The demand for broadband skidded sharply during the fourth quarter of 2008. We went through the latest quarterly financials of all the major broadband service providers and collated the net new subscriber additions –- and so far, things aren’t looking good. Of the 12 majors, five […] Read more »

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Amid an IPO drought and the economic downturn, one investor believes that the venture industry should take the amount of money it puts into startups each year and slash it by nearly half, to between $15 billion and $20 billion. That’s compared to the recent annual […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s Earth2Tech sponsors: Download The Green IT Guide and Toolkit for Sustainable Businesses Read more »

We’d like to thank this month’s GigaOM sponsors: Concentric: Hosted IT Solutions from Concentric PEER1: Fully Scalable Hosting Solutions  Read more »

I am a total geek.  In large part because of the work I do here but also because I am a total geek I have accounts with three different phone carriers.  I have the iPhone on AT&T, the G1 Android on T-Mobile, and until today I […] Read more »

Not to be outdone by Google and Microsoft — both of which vaulted into the high-tech power management mix this week — IBM unveiled a new service today for cutting businesses’ emissions and energy use. Where the Googlers and ‘Softies are concentrating on home electricity use, […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s WebWorkerDaily sponsors: BrainKeeper: Collaboration that works FreshBooks: Online Invoicing for freelancers Read more »

Facebook says it has 175 million active users, who spend about 3 billion minutes a day on the day. Each user has 120 friends. Funny – the world is such a friendly little place and yet we’re all killing each other. (Facebook) Twitter has raised $35 […] Read more »

UPDATE: Dan Rayburn has updated information from Move about the layoffs. From his updated post: I’ve now heard back from Move Networks and can confirm that CEO John Edwards is still the CEO of the company. In addition, John has now been named executive chairman of […] Read more »

Times are tough, we all know that. We also know that there are always opportunities to be had, and that companies that survive this downturn will emerge stronger than ever. But in reading “Business Opportunities Abound, Even in Bad Times” in the NY Times, I was […] Read more »

A few Palm Pre news bits hit this week. Instead of offering them up in slices, here’s the whole pie. There’s definitely some attractive features that have me leaning towards the Pre when my AT&T contract is up in June. Palm’s Application Store won’t be the […] Read more »

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