Stories for Nov. 19, 2008

We’re nearing the end of the year, and now happens to be a good time to single out some of the disruptive technologies that are likely to affect web workers next year. 2009 is slated to bring a few very major connectivity technologies that have been […] Read more »

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Can a solar company run a carmaker? And do we really want to find out? Well, Germany’s SolarWorld announced today that it wants to take the plunge into the auto industry with a bid for Adam Opel, the well-known German brand and a subsidiary of struggling […] Read more »

The folks in charge of the SC 08 conference being held in Austin, Texas, this week have trumpeted the phenomenal growth of the supercomputing show, with attendance up by almost 10 percent from the previous year, but I’m beginning to doubt that high-performance computing is driving […] Read more »

Recently MacLife magazine reviewed Apple’s MobileMe service. My problem with the review is that it lists something as a negative that continues to spread misinformation:  Doesn’t “push” your email instantly, rather every 15 minutes. This is wrong. In this article I’ll touch on what gets synced […] Read more »

This weekend Chris and I will be at YouTube Live, the online video site’s first big in-person event in San Francisco. We really have no idea how exactly you turn a website into a variety show, but we’ll be there covering both the pre-show festival and […] Read more »

By now Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt has said several times that he’s not interested in the position of Chief Technology Officer in the next administration, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped giving politically tinged speeches on the topic of energy. Schmidt gave a talk yesterday for […] Read more »

Move Networks Partners with Permission TV; adaptive streaming company hooks up with online video platform provider to resell integrated services to smaller media companies. (Broadcasting & Cable) ITunes Numbers Still Tiny for NBC; TV by the Numbers says at most, iTunes downloads are less than one […] Read more »

http://www.youtube.com/v/zisx4mLF6Qo&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1 Hear that noise, traditional magnetic storage? It’s the sound of Solid State Disk technology that’s creeping up behind you. jkkmobile shares news and the above video on Runcore’s new mini-PCIe SSD products, which are fast but won’t totally break the bank. How fast? jkk ran […] Read more »

Well it took long enough! Your favorite blog has finally got its act together and jumped on the social bandwagon! You can now follow TheAppleBlog on Twitter! We won’t be doing anything lame like just streaming our articles directly to our Twitter account…there’s a real, live […] Read more »

A new service built on top of Twitter by a third party, Twitpay is interesting both in its own right and as an example of the way the Twitter ecosystem continues to grow. You may remember a number of attempts to launch micropayment services a few […] Read more »

Multimedia messaging (MMS) is within reach for iPhone users, or at least that’s what Mobispine AB is saying via press release today. The Stockholm-based mobile services company currently provides white lable RSS reader and Desktop SMS and MMS solutions to companies looking to get their own […] Read more »

Meraki, the Google and Sequoia-backed startup that focuses on citywide Wi-Fi networks, hasn’t let the demise of municipal Wi-Fi halt its efforts to make money or make the wireless network technology available in more places. It has scaled back considerably on its visions of open source, […] Read more »

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