Stories for Jan. 8, 2009

Qualcomm said today it is running Google’s Android platform on its Snapdragon chipset designed for netbooks and mobile Internet devices. This isn’t earth-shattering since Snapgragon is an ARM-based chip, and another Qualcomm ARM-based chip powers the G1 Android phone. Qualcomm is also a big Android backer […] Read more »

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With consumer electronics companies intent on making 3-D the belle of the ball at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I thought the skeptics among you might benefit from some arguments and knowledge about the topic that goes beyond wide-eyed exclamations of delight at […] Read more »

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is making an effort to be greener in 2009, officially kicks off this morning — and already the eco-announcements are piling up. Electronics makers are claiming their hardware is more energy efficient than the next, manufacturers are launching recycling programs, […] Read more »

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Fighting over the remote could get a lot more brutal in the years to come. At CES today, Hitachi is showing off its gesture-based television. That’s right, you use your hands — no remote required. But will this tech — essentially cameras installed in TV that […] Read more »

I’m a frequent flier to England and a longtime fan of Yelp, the gloriously verbose and opinionated user-generated review site, so this is doubly good news: Yelp now has a UK page, for finding good restaurants and other services across all the major British cities. According […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 7, 2009

Our sister site JkOnTheRun reports on the proliferation (and large presence) of the netbooks at the CES 2009: Netbooks are still a hot ticket item and we are keeping our eyes peeled for anything new that might come along. … More models, Atom inside, 8 – […] Read more »

JibJab, the musical comedy video maker that’s branched out into customizable online greeting cards, has raised $7.5 million in Series C funding. Venice, Calif.-based JibJab has aggressively staked out a way to make money that goes beyond its regularly viral hit videos — subscriptions for “sendable,” […] Read more »

The big Microsoft keynote has come and gone, but we’re not left empty-handed. This Friday, you can pop over to the Windows 7 site and download the public beta of the leaner and meaner Windows. Pick your poison: 32- or 64-bit. Remember that Windows 7 isn’t […] Read more »

The new year doesn’t promise to bring much in the way of good tidings for most startups, much less those with the shaky business models found in digital media. But, at the same time, online video consumption is a strengthening reality that won’t be suppressed by […] Read more »

The Rumors of Macworld’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated – At least according to one blog, that is. Tom Yager at Infoworld thinks the trade show will be just fine without their darling star. In fact, he thinks the move will greatly improve the show, since […] Read more »

Cellulosic ethanol startup ZeaChem is one of the firms that has been racing to build a next-generation biofuel plant in the United States. On Wednesday, the company announced that it has raised a sizable round of funding — $34 million — to help implement that goal, […] Read more »

Maybe you were wondering how that REDFLY PC Software was actually going to look on a PC. Celio just dropped this in our Inbox, so as our sworn CES duty to you, we’re sharing it. It’s a window… in Windows… on a PC. ;) Simple but […] Read more »

Canadian telco Bell Mobility has signed a deal with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (… Read more »

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