Stories for Dec. 15, 2008

The open platform that is Android has many hopeful that we’ll see cool and useful applications released for the platform.  Brighthand has discovered that Dataviz has indicated that Documents to Go will soon be released for the Android.  This is big news as Docs to Go […] Read more »

Bill, T. Boone Push for Efficiency: Former President Bill Clinton’s foundation plans to partner with the Arkansas state government to retrofit buildings and improve efficiency, and T. Boone Pickens has just launched a new campaign for energy efficiency. — NYT’s Green Inc. Australian Emissions-Reduction Target Draws […] Read more »

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CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 157 is 34 minutes long and is a 31.3 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel […] Read more »

Updated: You can say this for our current commander-in-chief: He’s got great reflexes. During a press conference on Saturday, Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi, a reporter with Cairo-based network Al Baghdadia Television, hurled his shoes at President Bush, who ducked the size-10 loafers pretty nimbly. According to […] Read more »

A lot of us who make our money working from home or telecommuting have our fingers in a number of different pots, so to speak. In fact, very few of the remotely employed depend on a single stream of income or project. The trouble is finding enough components to make up a financially and personally rewarding whole. Here are a couple of options. Read more »

Whoopi Goldberg to Produce and Star in New Online Series; shown on FEARnet, the sci-fi thriller Stream will be about Goldberg’s character battling different personal demons and fears at multiple points in her life. (emailed release) CBS Re-vamping; reports say the site will move from […] Read more »

General Electric and Germany’s Conergy have formed what they claim is the first renewable energy private trust in the Asia-Pacific region, with an investment target of $250 million. Conergy’s Epuron unit is teaming up with GE Energy Financial Services on the trust, which will invest in […] Read more »

We’ve been patiently not so patiently waiting to get our own HP Magic Giveaway contest going where one lucky individual is going to snag over $6,000 worth of prizes.  There are 50 sites running their own contest as we’ve warned you so I hope you are […] Read more »

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Unable to ignore the ubiquitousness of Apple’s touch devices, Microsoft has released its first app, a tech-demo of Seadragon. For those unfamiliar with the project, Seadragon is one of a few applications being developed under Microsoft’s Live Lab division. This one in particular provides “seamless browsing […] Read more »

There’s quite the buzz over a Business Week story today on Palm and their new Nova operating system. Word is that Palm will uncover Nova in a few short weeks at CES; we’ve got our invites, so we’ll see what the "new-ness" is all about. Based […] Read more »

We’ve written about Zapproved in the past including a brief review by Mike Gunderloy and a brief mention by me in a useful tools roundup. The application is so simple that you might think all that can be said about it has been said, but with […] Read more »

Live-streaming company Stickam announced today that it has released its APIs, which will allow any site to incorporate Stickam video streaming services. The APIs are also an attempt by Stickam to monetize the live-streaming space, which has struggled to find a viable business model. According to […] Read more »

Thanks to the rising number of mobile phones around the world — and likely a loss of fixed lines — the number of international calls made to cell phones has reached about 45 percent of all international phone calls, according to research firm TeleGeography. The firm […] Read more »

Updated: M2Z’s wait will continue, because the FCC canceled its Dec. 18 meeting, leaving the issue of free, filtered wireless broadband a likely topic for the next chairman to tackle. As broadband is a key element in President-elect Barack Obama’s recovery plan, there’s hope. Sen. Jay […] Read more »

SunRun, a San Francisco-based startup that finances solar power systems for homeowners, has formed a partnership with contractor OCR Solar & Roofing, which could help expand the market for roof-integrated solar systems. SunRun sets up power-purchasing agreements (PPAs) through which homeowners typically pay a few thousand […] Read more »

Stories for Dec. 14, 2008

In response to an earlier story in The Wall Street Journal, Google offered a clarification and reaffirmed its stance on network neutrality and pointed out that they are not backing away from it. They have dismissed the WSJ story as confused. Instead, they explained that the […] Read more »

In a letter to shareholders, BitTorrent has announced that the $17 million in venture funding the company raised back in September has been greatly reduced, according to a report in TechCrunch. Evidently DAG Ventures, which led that latest round, was unhappy with what it was seeing. […] Read more »

The New York Times put out its annual Year In Ideas issue, looking back at the best ideas of 2008. Changing the energy landscape and fighting climate change inspired at least eight interesting of the innovations from scientists, inventors, artists and researchers. The list is strong […] Read more »

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google, long a network neutrality champion, is looking to cut deals with broadband providers — both cable and phone companies — in a move to get faster access for its own content. Google, however, says it it not backing away from network neutrality, and that its OpenEdge effort is in fact a plan to peer its edge-caching devices directly with the network operators so that the users of those broadband carriers get faster access to Google and YouTube’s content. Read more »

Yahoo, after a rotten week, might actually get some positive press! The company is launching Yahoo Mail as a platform tomorrow and organizing a big shin-dig in San Francisco for the launch. Last week, I had reported that Yahoo would launch this platform relatively soon. The […] Read more »

This week saw news of problems with new Macs along with firmware updates to deal with them.  There was a plethora of netbook news and other cool things to report.  Here are the top news stories of the week in case you missed them: Alpha MIPS […] Read more »

Research group The Information Network predicts that: ”The solar panel market will reach only 7.1 GWatts in 2009, equivalent to a global growth rate of 26 percent, down from a 48 percent growth in 2008….’Panel prices will likely fall between 20-to-30 percent in 2009 as global […] Read more »

This year we watched a tremendous amount of money go into casual web game startups, many or most of which heavily depend on advertising as a revenue stream. As we’re all too painfully aware, however, when the economy turns sour, advertising budgets are among the first […] Read more »

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