Stories for Dec. 12, 2008

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The future of the telecom industry is looking rather bleak these days. The news out this week alone is enough to paint a particularly stark picture: Alcatel-Lucent is cutting jobs, which might not be enough. As one Wall Street analyst quipped, pruning isn’t enough when you […] Read more »

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Hulu’s unique visitors dropped to 4.8 million in November from 5.3 million in October, according to numbers released today by comScore. It’s important to note, however, that these are comScore Media Metrix numbers, not comScore Video Metrix numbers. The distinction is important as there is a […] Read more »

If you’re a web worker who needs to share desktops with others, or get remote access to PCs or Macs while you’re on the move, try TeamViewer, which has just come out in a new version 4. If you’re a Windows user who has someone else […] Read more »

Sure Steve Jobs said not now to netbooks but Kevin Tofel isn’t the only one who wants to see is talking about an Apple netbook.  Kevin had three reasons we’d see a MacNet but Apple Matters came up with five reasons we’ll see one soon.  Of […] Read more »

Smartphone industry insiders are seeing even more advanced sensors showing up in upcoming versions of the Apple iPhone, among other devices. Once such tech? Gyroscopic sensors, like those found in the motion sensing Wii remote from Nintendo. The tech, which uses Microelectrochemical (MEMS) gyroscopes to measure […] Read more »

Netbooks are hot sellers, even in a down economy, due to their low price compared to other laptops, and a lot of consumers are picking up netbooks with Windows XP. Even though it’s getting a little long in the tooth, it runs them just fine. The […] Read more »

Ustream is reportedly going up against Qik, Kyte and Flixwagon with the creation of a mobile vid-casting application, writes Mobile Crunch. We contacted Ustream for confirmation but only got back an email saying, “We don’t have a comment on mobile at this time.” The big differentiator […] Read more »

I have long been a fan of Ultimate Ears headphones.  I’ve used mine for years and they never fail to impress me with their rich booming bass in headphones that fit in the ear.  It was with reluctance that I replaced them with the Bang & […] Read more »

OK maybe I’m just cranky today, but Spouse 2.0 Day, when entrepreneurs are advised to buy their significant others a gift for putting up with their hectic work schedules, is just dumb. I’m married to an entrepreneur, and I work with someone who is incapable of taking […] Read more »

Like many of us, I spend quite a lot of time on the web and come across a staggering number of interesting things. In Clearing The Cache I pull out some of my favorites and share them with you here. Here are some of my favorite […] Read more »

Luxury automaker Daimler of Germany together with Italy’s largest electricity producer, Enel, plan to roll out more than 100 electric vehicles and 400 charging stations for testing in Rome, Milan and Pisa by 2010. Executives from the companies agreed last week that Daimler will supply and […] Read more »

This week brought the release of Episode 2 of Gorilla in the Greenhouse, an animated educational series from SustainLane. Like the Earth Day debut episode, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Turn It Up Day is a great piece of work, managing to be both genuinely entertaining and […] Read more »

ABI Research released its Broadband Video and Internet TV report today, in which it predicts that, thanks to more Net-connected TV devices, the number of people watching online video will grow globally to 941 million in 2013 from 563 million at the end of 2008. Online […] Read more »

Energy efficiency could get a boost in Eastern Canada with the creation of an independent agency in Nova Scotia tasked with overseeing programs aimed at cutting electricity consumption and reducing peak demand. Those programs are currently the responsibility of Conserve Nova Scotia, created in 2006 as […] Read more »

The end of the calendar year is fast approaching, the days are short, and it seems a natural time to look back – and forward. As a web worker, I try to take stock of how I’m doing at least once a year, and think about […] Read more »

EU Strikes Deal for Weakened “20-20-20″ Climate Package: EU leaders made concessions to polluting companies and countries to win a consensus on reducing emissions by 20 percent by 2020. As an environmental advocate from WWF put it, “A flagship EU policy now has no pilot, a […] Read more »

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