Stories for Dec. 12, 2008

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Icera, a UK-based semiconductor company, said today that it’s raised $70 million in additional funding in the form of debt and equity; it also said it would cut an undisclosed number of its staff. Current investors Atlas Venture, Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners and […] Read more »

The latest Firefox beta has enabled support for multi-touch gestures on the latest Apple laptops (including the MacBook Air, and late 2008 MacBook/Macbook Pro). Multi touch gestures already provide a whole new way to use Expose on your Mac, and it seems that Firefox is likely […] Read more »

There’s a problem with cleantech venture investing, according to the folks at cleantech VC firm @Ventures, who put together this slide presentation. They point out there’s been almost no exits. And few failures, too, so basically there’s little to help gauge the market. While I would […] Read more »

Web TV platform Joost launched its Facebook Connect integration this morning, allowing users to log into Joost using their Facebook account. Once in, users can see all of their Facebook friends that are on Joost, interact with them, find out what they are watching and watch […] Read more »

Because it’s Friday, and because I absolutely adore these kinds of silly polls, I thought I’d share with you Intel’s findings that 46 percent of women would rather go without sex for two weeks than go without the Internet. Maybe some of  these women are married […] Read more »

Before the recent boxing match between Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao, De La Hoya’s trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., decided not to train De La Hoya for the fight.  He had this to say: Oscar doesn’t need me to beat Pacquiao. He really doesn’t. For […] Read more »

Viacom/Paramount/Lionsgate/MGM Venture Has a Name; the new premium content channel launching next year will be called epix. (MediaDailyNews) Survey: 90 Percent of DVR Users Skip Ads; TiVo-based Starcom study finds higher percentage of ad zappers than others, which put the number closer to 60-70 percent. (MediaPost) […] Read more »

Mac Gamers may have gotten improved video performance with the latest MacBook line refresh, but their Windows counterparts still have the upper hand, with more titles available, and more options for distribution as well. Valve’s Steam, for instance, provides one-stop-shopping for all your gaming software needs. […] Read more »

Today beleaguered telecommunication equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent said it would cut 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in costs between now and 2010. It plans to do this by laying off 1,000 managers, 5,000 contractors and cutting costs in areas such as R&D and real estate. While this […] Read more »

Transonic Combustion, a Camarillo, Calif.-based startup working on a fuel-injection system that could help gasoline (and someday biodiesel) cars hit 100 MPG, has hired Brian Ahlborn to replace founder Mike Cheiky as president and CEO. Cheiky, a serial inventor who devised Transonic’s core technology, has begun […] Read more »

Stories for Dec. 11, 2008
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