Stories for Jan. 28, 2009

UPDATE: The makers of The Misfits have withdrawn their entry. We are investigating further and will have a follow-up story soon. lonelygirl15 has always been a franchise that worked to reward its rabid fanbase, and last December, the folks at web production company EQAL took things […] Read more »

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AOL over the past few days has been making the wrong sort of news. Today, Kara Swisher reported that the company is going to slash 700 jobs (10 percent of the total employee base), pare down its operations and essentially shrink itself into a much smaller […] Read more »

I’m a big fan of open source software as well as freeware, but one of the problems these applications often have is lack of documentation and tutorials. It can be frustrating enough to try to wing it with a new, free software application that many people […] Read more »

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Today is Data Privacy Day, but instead of reading about privacy violations and pledges to make good by various corporations, pick a Congressman (or woman) and explain to them that when it comes to protecting our privacy online, our laws need a rewrite. Tell him (or […] Read more »

We Live in Public — Dig! director Ondi Timoner’s frantically paced feature-length doc on Silicon Alley web TV pioneer Josh Harris — won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film festival last week, making Timoner the first filmmaker to take the festival’s top documentary prize […] Read more »

The Department of Defense has awarded Science Applications International Corp. a contract worth up to $25 million to develop a $3-a-gallon algae-derived fuel for military jets. The funds come under a biofuels program in the federal department’s R&D office, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or […] Read more »

T-Mobile is adding the first Windows Mobile device to its stable of UMA-capable handsets. The updated T-Mobile Shadow gains the ability to work with the carrier’s Hotspot @Home service. This allows for seamless phone calls over WiFi, instead of solely on the cellular network. Aside from […] Read more »

– Muzu: Irish music video start-up has signed a licensing deal with indie label Cooking Vinyl, the home of artists such as the Charlatans a… Read more »

Yesterday saw the launch of $2000 Website, an intriguing design shop in the Bay Area that describes itself as a “self-service” design agency, offering to design, code and publish a custom website within a two-week period. Users begin by completing a short online questionnaire to help […] Read more »

After taking a look at the earnings of the largest U.S. wireless carriers, it’s clear that growth in wireless data at the top carriers is still going strong, despite a recession. There are concerns that some of this is the result of holiday sales (all those […] Read more »

Members of the House this afternoon failed to pass a bill that would delay the transition from analog to digital television signals by four months. Without House approval, the deadline for the switch stands at Feb. 17. Stacey at GigaOM has the full story and some […] Read more »

Members of the House this afternoon failed to pass a bill that would delay the transition from analog to digital television signals by four months. Without House approval, the deadline for the switch stands at Feb. 17. Qualcomm is undoubtedly rejoicing, as it stands to lose […] Read more »

It’s been nearly two-and-a-half years since we reviewed On The Job here at TheAppleBlog, and we gave it high marks back then. Today Stunt Software has released On The Job 3.0, their time & expense tracking and invoicing application. The new version has some nice new […] Read more »

There wasn’t much cash for cleantech in the proposed 2009 federal budget for Canada that was released this week, especially when compared to the lofty goals of the new administration in the neighboring U.S. The Canadian Wind Energy Association says the proposed budget drops support for […] Read more »

GM to Import Engines for First-Gen Volts: General Motors has assured autoworker union leaders that it will produce Chevy Volt engines in Flint, Michigan as soon as possible, but it plans bring engines from overseas for the initial run of the vehicle. — Reuters Carbon Caputure […] Read more »

Opera Mini is a great mobile web browser and the latest version 4.2 has been released for the Android platform.  You can find this jewel in the Android App Market on your T-Mobile G1 phone and get surfing right away.  The beta version has been out […] Read more »

A while ago, I wrote about Planzone, a collaborative project management app, and how it allowed me to organize and manage all the pieces and players of two major projects I have going on. I have the free plan, which includes two projects. But I also […] Read more »

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