Stories for Jan. 23, 2009

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Abu Dhabi is continuing to spread its oil money around, announcing a deal today to set up a cleantech fund targeting Japanese startups. Masdar, the oil-rich emirate’s cleantech development group, is teaming up with Japan’s SBI Holdings for the joint venture, with each group investing $10 […] Read more »

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We promised once upon a time that we could compile a side-by-side comparison of all the white-label video platform providers. Well, somehow other fun things got in the way, and we never got around to it. But recently I found a market comparison of all the […] Read more »

If you’re like many web workers, you’re increasingly working with video files. For some, the simple steps required to work with YouTube videos suffices, but if you need tools for more flexibility with the video you work with, there are many good free applications. In this […] Read more »

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I’ve talked about live blogging events as a way to enhance and promote a real world event, literally as it is happening. But lately, I’ve been asked to host virtual world events simultaneous to real world events. Mike Gunderloy and I also included planning and hosting […] Read more »

YouTube has started enabling high-quality video playback on its embeds. Previously, you could switch to the high-quality stream by hacking the embed code, but now YouTube provides a handy-dandy little “HQ” button in the lower-right pop-up menu. Clicking on the button lets you toggle between the […] Read more »

Talk in Tesla Town: Tesla Motors has announced a set of town hall meetings to discuss jacked-up prices on pre-ordered Roadsters, since an email from CEO Elon Musk failed to appease angry customers. — AutoblogGreen Not-So-Super Carbon Footprint: A multimillion-dollar supercomputer designed by IBM to gauge […] Read more »

MoTR 160 is 19 minutes long and is a 17.4 MB file in MP3 format. CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly. HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Thoughts on the CrunchPad. Will it be a hit […] Read more »

Bohemian Coding have announced the public release of their font management application Fontcase, providing an elegant and powerful workflow to help you organize the fonts you have installed on your system. Aiming to act as iPhoto for your typography, Fontcase has been designed with applications like […] Read more »

Though Charlie’s Angels and Big Fish screenwriter John August’s web pilot The Remnants was beloved by fans and NTV Station alike, as of this writing August says the series is more or less dead in the water.  This week, he addressed the outpouring of positive fan response on his blog, outlining […] Read more »

Teaming up with fellow electronics powerhouse Panasonic wasn’t enough for Sanyo Electric. And for Nippon Oil Corp., a toe-dip into solar for propelling cargo ships was only the beginning. Today the Japan-based photovoltaic maker and oil distributor launched a 50-50 joint venture to manufacture thin-film solar […] 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. Daniel Akst says I Once was […] Read more »

[qi:006] When asked by Wall Street analysts if eBay was going to spin out Skype, CEO John Donahue answered with something that resembled a maybe. In a comment worthy of a former consultant, Donahue said, “I think we are now confident that the synergies between Skype […] Read more »

We’re all about good music applications running on our smartphones and today we got another option.  Popular service has hit the Android platform and can be downloaded for free from the Android Market. brings streaming radio stations and music sharing and this Android version […] Read more »

Wind is a bourgeoning industry, one in which promising developments, such as First Wind’s opening of the 57-megawatt Stetson wind farm in Maine this week, are common these days. But if you dig a little deeper, past some of the rosier press releases, it’s clear the […] Read more »

One of the things that I’ve always loved about the Mac is its cohesiveness. Everything just flows. It’s the experience that careful attention to design has created. When I open the lid of my MacBook, OS X springs back to life, just as expected. When I […] Read more »

Cloud services and data synchronization continue to grow and SugarSync is the latest to add new features. Today they introduced SugarSync v1.5 which adds a feature I’ve come to adore in other offerings: Shared Folders. I use this feature in Dropbox all the time because it’s […] Read more »

Working as a freelance artist or musician can be a trying experience, at best. It’s still a field where, in general, the work speaks volumes and can more than make up for a relatively shallow C.V. But how best to show off your work, and make […] Read more »

Intel’s Chairman Craig Barrett said today that he will step down in May. After 35 years with the company, seven of them as the CEO and almost almost four as chair, Barrett is announcing his departure at a time when the chipmaker is slashing manufacturing, recently […] Read more »

With a record number of viewers watching video streams of the presidential inauguration this week, it’s not hard to see why energy consumption of the Internet has doubled between 2000 and 2006. And it’s just going to consume more energy as greater numbers turn to the […] Read more »

The Senate late Thursday night agreed on a bill that would delay the transition from broadcasting analog to digital television signals by four months. It will vote on that bill next week. Meanwhile, the House this week approved the $6 billion in broadband funding offered under […] Read more »

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