Stories for Jan. 20, 2009

President Barack Obama’s inauguration was a global moment, not just in terms of history and politics but also web participation. And now, the numbers are starting to roll in for Inauguration Day web video traffic. Was it the largest live stream audience ever, as we had […] Read more »

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Weren’t we just asking who wants HDTV in their netbook? Telegent Systems might be interested in the answer to that one. They recently announced an integrated TV solution for MIDs, netbooks and traditional notebooks. Telegent’s new TLG2300 is touted as the world’s first hybrid single-chip solution: […] Read more »

For many web workers, the central hub from which they manage their online identity and portfolio is, or features, a blog. Using a blog to represent yourself has many purposes, including acting as a C.V., establishing your identity as an authority in your field, and providing […] Read more »

News Corp.’s News Limited Picks thePlatform; the Australian subsidiary will use the white-label video provider across 50 different digital media properties, including and (emailed release) Partners With EyeWonder; two are teaming up to allow advertisers to create one ad that can run on […] Read more »

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After being ignored in the last two inaugural speeches, the issue of climate change got plenty of attention at U.S. President Barack Obama’s inauguration Tuesday. As an estimated 1.4 million watchers looked on in the mall alone, by far the largest attendance at an inaugural event, […] Read more »

A single linear stream that everyone watches at the same time? How retro. Live events are the epitome of traditional oldteevee fare. But while flipping between the many feeds of Barack Obama’s inauguration today, I found the best experience was offered by CNN Live with Facebook […] Read more »

Planet-Cooling Plants: New research suggests planting crops that reflect more sunlight could deliver summertime cooling of about 2 degrees Fahrenheit across central North America and a wide band of Europe and Asia. — New York Times Tesla Jacks Up Roadster Price: Tesla Motors has informed customers […] Read more »

The proliferation of notebooks and netbooks in use means you now see them everywhere you go in public.  I was pleasantly surprised to see so many of them in public use on my recent trips.  It is clear that mobile computers have become a standard tool […] Read more »

Microsoft is hoping people will use Photosynth to document the inauguration. In partnership with CNN, they’re asking people to upload 1-3 pictures, no more than 10MB each, and email them. The result will be a three-dimensional record of the event. That’s a lot of data. Having […] Read more »

Interestingly, Apple has made the decision to no longer require a serial number for the retail copy of iWork. It doesn’t require any online activation, and — in the same fashion as iLife — would seem to have no piracy prevention as such. Apple notes that: […] Read more »

PHEV conversion companies — part of the nascent aftermarket industry that takes hybrid vehicles and turns them into plug-ins — may soon be required to run emissions tests and offer warranties competitive with big automakers in California. The state Air Resources Board, or ARB, will issue […] Read more »

One of the biggest differences Windows users find when moving to a Mac is the single Menubar. Unlike Windows where each application contains its own unique menu, OS X provides one Menubar at the top of the screen. The Menubar changes context to reflect the active […] Read more »

I am not usually one to create databases, or web apps. Typically, my job is to produce content, be it text or image, and let others worry about number, data, programming etc. That said, when working as a freelancer, you don’t always have the luxury of […] Read more »

Qualcomm said today it has purchased AMD’s handheld graphics unit (acquired during AMD’s $5.4 billion acquisition of graphics chipmaker ATI Technologies) for $65 million. The deal shows that AMD is betting big on full-performance machines, from servers to laptops — rejecting its rival Intel’s  move into […] Read more »

From the coders who brought you Trip Cubby and Gas Cubby (both of which I use weekly), comes Health Cubby. If you’ve used either of the aforementioned iPhone and iPod touch apps from App Cubby you’re already aware of the kind of data collection they are known […] Read more »

It’s nice to see The New York Times and others finally catching up to us by reporting that Cisco Systems is working on a new kind of server. We first reported the development of these new servers back in March 2008, essentially a lifetime on the […] Read more »

When the economy tanks, the stronger startups often take the opportunity to get stronger, while the weak get weaker. That’s the case for green construction startup Serious Materials. The company said this morning it has acquired the assets of Kensington Windows, which stopped producing vinyl windows […] Read more »

When GoodGuide — a web site that rates products based on how “good” they are, in terms of social and environmental practices — launched in September founder Dara O’Rourke told us that the company had raised an undisclosed amount of funding from New Enterprise Associates and […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 19, 2009
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