Stories for Dec. 18, 2008

Millennium Finance Corp. of Dubai plans to launch a $200 million fund for renewable energy investments in partnership with Chicago-based Advanced Equities. The fund, set to be managed from a new office in India, will focus on “late-stage firms with low technology risk and established revenue […] Read more »

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JobCompass is a new application on the iPhone that allows you to search through millions of jobs, locating and plotting them on a map in relation to your current position. It pulls vacancy information in real time, so new listings appear on a regular basis. After […] Read more »

I’m of the opinion that word-based puzzle games are where it’s at for the iPhone. Sure, the shooters and other touch games for the platform are cool, but I get longevity from the dynamic nature of word based challenges. So when the opportunity came to play […] Read more »

Electric vehicle makers in the U.S. have often complained that Asian firms are dominating the battery market, making it difficult to find battery options domestically — heck, even chip-maker Intel has been advised to look into the market partly because it’s so sparse. This morning, a […] Read more »

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Good news for Netflix and Hulu — new data from Ipsos MediaCT shows that people are more interested in streaming longer-form content like movies and TV shows than downloading it. The Ipsos research found that for U.S. Internet users 12 years and older, 17 percent had […] Read more »

For many years users had to be satisfied with using either a computer screen or data projector to display Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. A few years ago making a PDF file for a slide presentation become an Adobe Acrobat option. For Power Point 2007, Adobe developed a […] Read more »

JobCompass is a new application on the iPhone that allows you to search through millions of jobs, locating and plotting them on a map in relation to your current position. It pulls vacancy information in real time, so new listings appear on a regular basis. The […] Read more »

Jeff Segal of BreakingViews tries to calculate the value of Steve Jobs to Apple. Apple Mac Line at twice the industry average multiple (1.3 times revenue) is worth about $19 billion. iPod business at five times EBITDA is worth about $14 billion. iTunes music store at […] Read more »

[qi:046] Level 3 stock might be trading below a buck, and its future might be cloudy, but the company has to be thrilled with this news from Renesys, an Internet monitoring company, which claims it’s the largest IP network in the world, ahead of Sprint, which […] Read more »

Hugo Drayton, chief executive officer of the UK region for Phorm, a controversial behavioral targeting-based advertising system aimed at the telecoms, has left the company. Lynne Millar, Phorm’s chief financial officer, has also resigned. Earlier this month some, company executives and board members left Phorm after […] Read more »

Machinima.com, the site for video content created using video games, announced today the creation of the Machinima Comedy Lab and said it is collaborating with a team of traditional episodic TV writers from shows such as The Simpsons, Futurama and Seinfeld to develop 15 new web […] Read more »

We’ve heard very little about the early-stage vehicle battery startup Sakti3, only that the company had been backed by Vinod Khosa’s firm Khosla Ventures. The Detroit Free Press has an interesting article this week that reveals a few significant details about the tiny Ann Arbor, Mich.-based […] Read more »

Chrysler will idle all manufacturing operations for at least a month, with assembly-line shutdowns beginning at the end of tomorrow’s shift. The smallest of the Big Three said Wednesday workers will not return to factories any sooner than Jan. 19 — a significant extension of the […] Read more »

Stories for Dec. 17, 2008

Given the spotty nature of AT&T’s 3G Network I have often found myself switching on my Apple iPhone’s WiFi connection, signing up to one of the hot-spots (using Devicescape’s Easy Wi-Fi iPhone Client) to send emails, surf the web and of course make cheap phone calls […] Read more »

Metal Gear Confirmed for iPhone – Snake’s going to be stealthy on your iPhone or iPod touch in the near future, thanks to Konami. They’re also planning on releasing Silent Hill and Dance Dance Revolution games. I want Grey Fox in the Metal Gear game. That’s […] Read more »

Deloitte announced the results of its third annual “The State of the Media Democracy” report today, and it is packed to the gills with all kinds of information about how people are consuming and interacting with video entertainment. The survey was conducted online among 2,056 U.S. […] Read more »

Wall Street has been losing its enthusiasm for the four-play plans that offer voice, video, data and wireless services to consumers.  The initial results of such efforts have so far been marginal; one can understand the investor skepticism. But don’t tell that to cable and phone […] Read more »

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