Stories for Feb. 15, 2009

The race for a good mobile browser is always in full swing and Bitstream has announced their Bolt browser will enter a public beta tomorrow.  Bitstream is no novice in the mobile browser scene as they were the folks behind the Thunderhawk browser that offered a […] Read more »

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Have you ever wanted an easy way to get information into your smartphone so you don’t forget it?  You’d love for your phone to remind you of this stuff when you need to be thinking of it.  Microsoft has a new technology preview of an interesting […] Read more »

This week was a quiet one in the tech world with the Mobile World Congress starting next week.  It was likely the lull before the storm as we expect big news coming out of the MWC as usual.  Here are the top stories on jkOnTheRun you […] Read more »

Ever since World of Warcraft started showing signs of cancer-like growth — ravenously consuming massively multiplayer online game subscribers — video game industry entrepreneurs and investors have hunted for a WoW killer, the next big game capable of toppling the 11.5 million subscribers developer Blizzard has amassed worldwide. They need to stop looking. Read more »

The trial against the Pirate Bay will start in Sweden on Monday, and file sharers and P2P journalists alike can hardly contain themselves. The Times of London has dubbed it the “Internet piracy trial of the decade,” and the Pirate Bay’s staff and supporters have planed […] Read more »

Stories for Feb. 14, 2009
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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