Stories for Jan. 12, 2009

General Motors has contracted Compact Power, a Michigan subsidiary of Korea’s LG Chem, to supply lithium-ion polymer battery packs for its electric Chevrolet Volt. GM CEO Rick Wagoner announced the plan this morning at the Detroit Auto Show after more than a year of competition for […] Read more »

UPDATED paidContent is reporting that Sling Media co-founders Blake and Jason Krikorian, as well as Sling Media Entertainment Group President Jason Hirschhorn and Chief Creative Officer Ben White, are all leaving the company, just a little over a year after its acquisition by Echostar for $380 […] Read more »

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In Part 1 of this little series of posts, I talked about my move from Anchorage to Tok, Alaska. I went from acceptable Internet speeds at a fairly reasonable price ($60-ish/month) to barely 512K up and down, a 10 Gig monthly limit and $180/month plus $30 […] Read more »

Automakers kicked off this year’s North American International Auto Show, commonly called the Detroit Auto Show, yesterday with less glitz and more conspicuous frugality than in years past. But new plans for hybrid and electric models were hardly in short supply. Things picked up again this […] Read more »

Many ways to share vCards on an iPhone. [theAppleBlog] Missing at CES: Google’s Andorid. [jkOnTheRun] CBS re-launches TV.com as Hulu-like destination. [NewTeeVee] Unemployment, economy and growing number of workers. [WebWorkerDaily] Why Refundable Tax Credits Are Important for Clean Power. [Earth2Tech] Read more »

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As the recession becomes more and more prevalent, networking will become a more necessary tool in making sure that you can stay afloat — whether it is making new clients for business or a contact to help you get a job, should you find yourself needing […] Read more »

Move over Judson Laipply and Tay Zonday, there’s a new crop of YouTube stars gunning for you. Their name? The United States Congress. In conjunction with the 111th session of Congress kicking off today, YouTube is launching channels for the Senate and the House of Representatives. […] Read more »

Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric is already one of the biggest manufacturers of wind turbines in the world, but it could be expanding its reach in Asia with a move announced today to form a joint venture with Shenyang, China’s A-Power Energy Generation Systems to manufacture wind […] Read more »

Evolution of Dance 2 has finally — finally — been released. After a long gestation, during which he dealt with song clearances, sponsorships and hosting (back story here), inspirational speaker Judson Laipply has put out the sequel to his chart-topping Evolution of Dance snap-shot tour of […] Read more »

Some of the first news we heard coming out of the Detroit Auto Show, which kicked off on Sunday, is that Silicon Valley electric car maker Tesla will be offering a high-performance “Roadster Sport” which will cost about $20,000 more than its currently available luxury Roadster. […] Read more »

Fox Interactive Media Shutters Flektor; online video editing and slideshow company closed down along with SpringWidgets. (paidContent) Opponents Pipe Up About Possible DTV Delay; FCC Chair Kevin Martin urges the incoming Obama administration to not push back the transition because it would create more confusion (DSL […] Read more »

Microsoft continues to push touch as a user interface, this time as a participant in the $24 million funding round for Israeli startup N-Trig, whose technology enables multitouch, or the use of more than one finger for input. Multitouch hit it big on the iPhone, where […] Read more »

As you know, we have been tracking the progress of Denver-based rural WiMAX operator Open Range Communications for quite some time now. The company has secured $100 million in funding from One Equity Partners, though it had lined up this financing as far back as March […] Read more »

On Friday I wrote about the rise of specialty computing clouds and AMD’s efforts to build a supercomputer that will essentially be a graphics rendering cloud. Today, insideHPC points me to a post from Josh Simons over at Sun Microsystems about his  trip to the Oak Ridge […] Read more »

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