Stories for Jan. 27, 2009

[qi:011] Corning, the company that makes the key component (glass) for LCD and plasma screens, today posted its fourth-quarter 2008 results, which included revenues of $1.1 billion and earnings per share of 13 cents, much lower than what Wall Street was expecting. Telecommunications segment sales — […] Read more »

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Cisco, the largest maker of Internet infrastructure, could one day be managing the energy consumption of your PC or the building you’re working in. On Tuesday, Cisco plans to launch its “EnergyWise” software, a smart energy upgrade for its switch hardware (infrastructure that routes data on […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 26, 2009
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You know that saying –- if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck. Same goes for portable personal computers — whether you call them netbooks or laptops. Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia agrees. “Netbooks are not a […] Read more »

Sometimes it seems that voice is going out of fashion on mobile phones, for example… GigaOM has a look at three mobile VoIP companies — m… Read more »

President Obama has called for the installation of 40 million smart meters and 3,000 miles of transmission lines. That means 2009 could be the year that we finally start seeing real attention being paid to “Power Grid 2.0” — basically turning the electrical grid of the […] Read more »

So you’ve made your awesome web show, now what? You’re not successful unless you get an audience. And attracting views for your video series is not a simple feat. Distribution and promotion are recurring conundrums in online video, as we saw (most recently) on Friday, when […] Read more »

Sarah Lacy, as we were taping her Tech Ticker video show earlier today, asked me about San Francisco-based startup Twitter and its rumored fundraising effort, which would value it in excess of $250 million. Should the company, she asked, put itself up for sale? My answer […] Read more »

A new report from eMarketer says that the number of online shoppers who watch retail videos grew by 40 percent last year. A product video or demo can give consumers a sense of how an item actually works, and eMarketer writes that e-commerce video can reduce […] Read more »

With serious questions being raised about the costs of the world’s largest planned offshore wind farm, the London Array, and the never-ending saga that has crimped the controversial offshore Cape Wind project in Massachusetts, it’s easy to dismiss offshore wind as being too expensive and ultimately […] Read more »

Internet video set-top box maker Vudu lays off another 15 percent. (NewTeeVee) Oh no…Mac viruses are coming. (TheAppleBlog) Get an iLife 09. (TheAppleBlog) VoIP service Grandcentral is down again. Maybe it’s time to abandon it for good? (WebWorkerDaily) Samsung offering skinny deals on skinny laptops. (jkOnTheRun) Read more »

If you’re a web worker who appreciates some of the many good, free online video tutorials on applications and development tools relevant to your work, YouTube is definitely not the only place to turn. You can find a huge number of sophisticated, easy-to-digest video tutorials on […] Read more »

Acqualia has released a notable update to their 2007 Apple Design Award winning image editing application, Picturesque. Picturesque is a “simple app with a simple goal: to make images more beautiful.” The latest features include interface enhancements, new saving options, faster loading, and a number of […] Read more »

Netflix, while announcing its recession-beating fourth quarter profit (up 45 percent!) today, described expanding its video streaming business as its core focus. CEO Reed Hastings said the company is starting to see a “substitution effect” among subscribers, in which users who stream online rent fewer DVDs. […] Read more »

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