Stories for Jan. 27, 2009

Prop 8 — The Musical Heading to Broadway; one-night only performance will be part of the Defying Inequality: The Broadway Concert benefit. (Variety) SAG Boots Doug Allen, its Executive Director and Chief Negotiator; move could signal a pull back from previous plans to call for strike […] Read more »

As everyone waits to find out how new Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz plans to resuscitate the struggling Internet giant, in the meantime, the stress of watching Yahoo bungle one thing after another — such as coming within inches of a merger with Microsoft, only to blow […] Read more »

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Clean Car Subsidies Come to China: China’s central government plans to subsidize purchases of electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles for public fleets in 13 cities. — Reuters Say It Isn’t So: A new study finds greenhouse gas levels expected by mid-century will produce 1,000 years of […] Read more »

It was the rejection heard ’round the world when Apple’s reviewers rejected the user-favorite Podcaster app, citing as the cause the fact that it duplicated functionality provided by Apple’s own software. That proved to be the case, but only after Apple released the 2.2 iPhone firmware […] Read more »

Verizon Communications reported fourth-quarter earnings this morning (see here for all the details), and it looks like FiOS is gaining momentum. The company added 303,000 FiOS TV subscribers in the fourth quarter and almost 1 million in 2008, bringing the total to 1.9 million out of 9.2 million […] Read more »

“Opel Ampera.” That’s what GM’s German subsidiary, Opel, has named the European version of the Chevy Volt. Using the same electric propulsion system that appears in the Volt, Opel — which just a few months ago SolarWorld was speculated to want to buy and turn into […] Read more »

Everything you ever wanted to know about Smart Grids. (Earth2Tech) What went wrong with OLPC. (OStatic) Does Apple’s new multitouch patent mean end game for others? (jkOnTheRun) Cheap ways to stay entertained during the downturn. (NewTeeVee) How to learn from unfulfilled goals. (WebWorkerDaily) When it comes […] Read more »

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On Feb. 8, comedy site CollegeHumor will make its jump from web to television when the appropriately titled The CollegeHumor Show premieres on MTV. The crew there is hard at work shooting and editing episodes, but director/executive producer/writer/actor Sam Reich took a few minutes to talk […] Read more »

The Senate yesterday approved a bill to delay the transition to digital television signals until June 12, and the House is expected to approve similar legislation today. While Qualcomm may be gnashing its teeth over the passage of the delay, which the company says could cost […] Read more »

The proliferation of electric cars and convenient places to charge them took another step toward becoming reality in Denmark today, with the announcement that startup Better Place and Danish partner DONG Energy have closed €103 million ($135.8 million) in financing for an electric car-charging network in […] Read more »

Cisco has long been trying to push beyond routers and into the home, as the company needs to continue growing, and is maxing out its Internet infrastructure market share. But like everyone else these days (holy green stimulus package), Cisco has decided to get into the […] Read more »

[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 »

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

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 »

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