Stories for Dec. 18, 2008

California chipmaker Sigma Designs is getting into the smart device and energy management market. The company announced today that it signed an agreement to buy Zensys, which makes wireless mesh network chips for residential and light commercial building control systems. Sigma, which makes multimedia chips for […] Read more »

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Another report came out today that sees the competition between Intel, with its Atom processor, and ARM chipmakers for the lion’s share of the mobile device market as the fight of the decade. So far, Intel is winning, with its Atom processor in several netbooks. But […] Read more »

OPEC Cuts and Prays, Market Doesn’t Buy It: After OPEC said it would cut output by 2.2 million barrels per day, oil prices fell. Why? The market doesn’t believe under-pressure governments will comply with revised quotas. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital EU Automakers Speeding Past U.S. in […] Read more »

Sling to Launch Blackberry Application; SlingPlayer Mobile for Blackberry, which lets you control your home TV and DVR while on the go, will be available as a public beta starting on Dec. 30. (jkOnTheRun) Macrovision Sells Off TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online; units sold […] Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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