Stories for Jan. 23, 2009

Last.fm, a division of CBS, has launched a mobile version of its social music service for Google’s Android platform. (Download it here.) I am trying it out, and so far, no surprises. It offers functionality similar to that of the iPhone version (which I love.) The […] Read more »

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The House Ways and Means Committee yesterday approved $20 billion in incentives for wind and solar energy projects and efficiency improvements to existing homes. Part of the economic stimulus package we covered earlier in the day, the vote came late in the afternoon. House Democrats advanced […] Read more »

Updated: Samsung today reported a fourth-quarter loss of 937 billion won ($682 million), due, in part, by its squeezed DRAM operations. This is unfortunate because up until this point, Samsung had the honor of being the last profitable maker of DRAM chips. Too much supply and […] Read more »

As President Barack Obama begins his new job, industry insiders are working to bring their favorite cleantech policy ideas to the top of the new administration’s agenda. A wide variety of options are competing for attention, with perhaps the most talked-about being a national renewable portfolio […] Read more »

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Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere — in your phone, laptop, and by this time next year, maybe your car. The technology is slated for GM’s Chevy Volt, Toyota’s plug-in Prius, and electric versions of the Daimler Smart and BMW Mini. Until recently, lithium went primarily into ceramics […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 22, 2009

The Obama administration’s $825 billion economic recovery package, nicknamed the “Green New Deal,” is packed with references to doubling renewable energy generation, funding public transportation and energy-efficiency projects, and investing in clean water and environmental restoration. But it’s not just a present for the cleantech crowd […] Read more »

The Obama administration’s $825 billion economic recovery package, nicknamed the “Green New Deal,” is packed with references to doubling renewable energy generation, funding public transportation and energy-efficiency projects, and investing in clean water and environmental restoration. But it’s not just a present for the cleantech crowd […] Read more »

UK broadcaster Channel 4 will slash its mobile offerings to save money, moving to automatic porting and away from bespoke mobile publishing.… Read more »

It’s understandably difficult for many people to embrace Google’s Chrome browser since it’s a little too bare-bones for most. For basic browsing or for productivity efforts in Google Docs, it’s great. I also enjoy using Chrome with FriendFeed and other JavaScript-heavy sites due to the fast […] Read more »

UK premium content regulator PhonepayPlus has released new rules for the mobile content industry following a 108 percent increase in mobile-… Read more »

Amid the discussion of universal broadband access, those without broadband get all of the attention. But what about the 17 percent of Americans who regardless of cost or access simply don’t want to go online? Or the 1.7 percent who think dial-up is just fine? As […] Read more »

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