Stories for Dec. 17, 2008

Jumpcut, the online video editing service acquired by Yahoo in 2006, is no longer accepting video uploads to its service. From the Jumpcut upload page: We’re sorry to announce that we are no longer accepting uploads to Jumpcut. We will be keeping the Jumpcut site up […] Read more »

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Verizon Wireless is well known for disabling native hardware features on handsets but when they announced their new “open device” strategy, I hoped this would change. It really hasn’t all that much, sadly, but a new year brings new opportunities as they say. In the first […] Read more »

In anticipation of the growing footprint of its WiMAX (4G) service, the beleaguered mobile operator Sprint launched a 3G/4G dual-mode device, likely to go on sale on Dec. 21. The Sprint 3G/4G USB Modem U300, made by Franklin Wireless will cost $150 and will work with […] Read more »

In a nod toward privacy, Yahoo today said it would only keep personal data on searchers and portal users for 90 days (double that in cases of fraud or suspicious activity). This ups the ante for search firms Google, which halved its data retention time to nine […] Read more »

Researchers at Portugal’s Technical University of Lisbon and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a device to tap the power of waves, which was designed using millions of calculations in order to capture the maximum amount of energy possible in a specific location. The […] Read more »

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Only 6 more days to go in our HP Magic Giveaway contest so you’d better not forget and get your entry in!  Just share your best mobile tech tip to be eligible to win over $6,000 of prizes supplied by HP and Microsoft.  Full details in […] Read more »

One of the sticking points with Clear’s national WiMAX product is the lack of geographic coverage. At the moment, you can officially use the product in Baltimore, and it works great when you have a signal. Come January 6th, 2009, you’ll be able to use the […] Read more »

We warned you we had some back-end stuff going on last night and that the ability to leave comments would be compromised. We are happy to report the work is over and with the exception of some minor cosmetic things you should be seeing us again […] Read more »

Tesla Motors seems to find itself in the clarifying business more than most startups: There was the temporary transmission issue in 2007 (clarification: not designed to fail), the airbag waiver controversy back in February (the Roadster does have front airbags, but deployment of the front passenger […] Read more »

Stories for Dec. 16, 2008

[qi:004] Updated: A few years ago we saw a gaggle of VoIP start-ups pop-up, each claiming to have their unique twist on cheap phone calls. Some offered anonymous calling services as their signature feature. Others labeled themselves as social voice apps. Some of them tried both […] Read more »

Like any emerging industry, the cleantech world tends to accuse newcomers of being interlopers, and that’s probably the initial thought many had when news hit that former Intel chairman Andy Grove is advising the company to move into the electric vehicle battery market. Realistically, what could […] Read more »

What is rarer than common sense and logic in Washington, D.C.? No, not a homegrown New York Yankee. I’m talking about M&A announcements involving telecom equipment makers. Overture Networks, a carrier Ethernet equipment maker based in Research Triangle, N.C. has acquired Richardson, Texas-based Ceterus Networks, whose […] Read more »

As search engines continue to proliferate on the web, sites that aggregate results from many engines do too. Especially for doing comparisons on things like technology products you may be interested in purchasing, or comparing news results from various sites, this can be very handy. You […] Read more »

Lion Cells, a Menlo Park-based startup backed by Battery Ventures and Nth Power, joined the energy-storage fray yesterday, emerging from two years of stealth with a new name — Imara Corp. — and a plan to ship its lithium-ion batteries by the fourth quarter of 2009. […] Read more »

Global Delight has recently announced their release of a public beta for Viola, an image capture and annotating tool for Mac. Voila features the ability to capture a region from the screen in a variety of different shapes as well as take a full screen, timed or […] Read more »

Today, Apple announced that the upcoming Macworld Expo (Jan. 5-9, 2009) will be the last Apple attends. On Tuesday, January 6, Phil Schiller will give the opening keynote and, according to Apple, it will be the last keynote given at a Macworld. Apple says that trade […] Read more »

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