Stories for Oct. 21, 2008

Today content delivery network Akamai said it would purchase behavoiral advertising startup aCerno for $95 million, and launch an advertising product called Advertising Decision Solutions. Read more »

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HP is rolling out two new iPAQs in Europe, one with a touch screen and the other not.  The DataManager has a sliding QWERTY keyboard and looks pretty nice, although the specs are nothing special.  HP put a 2.8-inch screen on the touch device but it […] Read more »

Those of you who pre-ordered (whatever that means) the G1 after the big T-Mobile event have probably not received your unit yet as they claimed a delivery date of October 22.  You should be very pleased to hear that T-Mobile will begin selling the G1 in […] Read more »

We always seem to be talking about netbooks but that’s because they are such hot topics.  If you aren’t sure how big how about 4 million EEE PCs, which according to Asus CEO is the number of the netbooks that has been sold to date.  Laptop […] Read more »

Another netbook announcement coming out of Asia, this time from Epson.  The uniquely-named MiniNote will have, come on see if you can guess, a 1.6 GHz Atom, 1 GB, 160 GB HDD, Windows XP, 10.2" screen, yada yada yada.  No word on pricing yet but the […] Read more »

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You know that netbooks are hot items when companies that don’t make computers decide to make one of their very own.  It also speaks volumes how the standard netbook configuration must make it easier for newbies to play.  Electronic dictionary maker JCHyun in South Korea has […] Read more »

An Oregon Public Utilities Commission investigation that gets under way this morning will offer up one of the best examples to date of the potential pitfalls facing the success of renewable energy certificates (RECs) and, by extension, carbon offsets. It all comes down to the fact […] Read more »

Everyone remembers when they get their first Mac — the instant feeling of belonging in an elitist group of technologists. You go to class, a coffee shop, or down the street and see cars driving past with an Apple sticker on their back windshield as you […] Read more »

Scott Kirsner, a journalist who just released a book called Inventing the Movies about technology’s affect on Hollywood, told us this week that he thinks YouTube will is a more influential innovation than television. In his review of movie history, from Smell-O-Vision to digital filming, Kirsner […] Read more »

Cobalt Biofuels has raised $25 million in Series C funding for its biobutanol production process. The Mountain View, Calif.-based biofuel startup plans to use the funding to accelerate the commercialization of its low-cost biochemical butanol production process. The round was led by LSP and Pinnacle Ventures […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 20, 2008

Hello, I’m a Mac writer. Charles Moore here,  another TAB newbie, and Darrell Etherington isn’t the only Canadian on the roster, as I’m a Canuck too, albeit from a different part of the country — far eastern mainland Nova Scotia. I’ve been a writer most of […] Read more »

Brand Asset Digital launched its P2P advertising platform P2Pwords today, promising to bring pay-per-click advertising to file-sharing networks like Limewire, Gnutella and Emule. The NY-based company received a largely positive review from John Healey over at The LA Times Bitplayer blog, who thinks that “the opportunity […] Read more »

GreenFuel, a startup that uses recycled CO2 to grow algae, which can be turned into biofuels and feed, says tonight that it is in the process of building 100-hectares of algae greenhouses — at the cost of $92 million — that can produce 25,000 tons of […] Read more »

Since Google pays News Corp millions of dollars to be its friend, it is no surprise that MySpace, the elder social networking service, would be one of the first companies to release an Android-version of MySpace Mobile just ahead of the commercial release of the Google […] Read more »

I’ve wanted really badly to develop an iPhone application since the SDK was announced. What kind of application? It doesn’t matter. Something not too ugly that does something of limited utility, and does it well. I ran into two problems: First, I have no development or […] Read more »

Exelon’s unsolicited $6 billion bid for its smaller rival NRG Energy may have been prompted by short-term concerns about raising capital and cash flow, but the longer-term outcome could reshape the nuclear industry’s landscape. Nuclear power makes up only 5 percent of NRG’s power-generation capacity (vs. […] Read more »

The latest alpha release of boxee, released today, has added support for streaming shows from Hulu and CBS. In fact, I’m watching the season opener of Heroes on my Apple TV right now. Very cool stuff. If you haven’t seen it yet, boxee installs on your […] Read more »

GreenVolts Wins Grant for Low-Cost Solar: GreenVolts has won a $250,000 grant from the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research Program for its proposal on low-cost concentrating photovoltaics. This is the second grant GreenVolts has won from PIER – Press Release. Novomer Gets new CEO […] Read more »

[qi:004] Brand Asset Digital launched its P2P advertising platform P2Pwords today, promising to bring pay-per-click advertising to file-sharing networks like Limewire, Gnutella and Emule. The NY-based company received a largely positive review from John Healey over at The LA Times Bitplayer blog, who thinks that “the opportunity […] Read more »

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