Stories for Nov. 26, 2008

We’re like a big family here at the GigaOM network of blogs. We look out for each other. We help one another. And once a year we drink too much sherry and sulk because mom always liked you best. But until we get there, we have […] Read more »

Looks like for once I am in agreement with The New York Times gadget columnist David Pogue, who eviscerated the new Blackberry Storm device in his review published earlier today. “But I’ve got a better name for it: the BlackBerry Dud. The first sign of trouble […] Read more »

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The Bay Area mayors who set out last week to make their region a capital of electric vehicles have a new rival overseas. Ireland’s government today announced a goal to have 10 percent of all cars running on electricity by 2020. Read more »

I’m a huge fan of Aurora Feint: The Beginning for the iPhone and iPod touch. It’s just the right blend of nerdy and casual for a mobile platform, and I could spend either hours or just a few minutes with it, depending on my schedule. And […] Read more »

The prospect of outsourcing servers and storage to the cloud has an irresistible lure of operational simplicity and cash efficiency for today’s application developers. Cloud computing vendors help operate social networking applications, micro-blogging sites, global gaming networks and a plethora of applications that we use everyday. […] Read more »

If you haven’t heard about the widget wars yet, you are about to. Last week, I moderated a panel at the Open Mobile Summit. The subject was… Read more »

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With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us and an economic mania going on, it’s a good time for all of us who have gainful employment to be thankful. For those who don’t,  there are some good resources to tap in order to rectify the situation. In this […] Read more »

This little project over at Instructables is right up the alley of netbook owners. I love how every netbook I can think of offers a VGA port so you can make use of a larger, external monitor when the need arises. Let’s face it though: when […] Read more »

There’s not much in a web worker’s life that beats a cheap or free phone service. Perhaps a supporting role in one of David Pogue’s next iPhone video musicals might, but odds are slim. Especially for me and my voice. Or maybe it’s because I have […] Read more »

I was surprised when I first learned that the Blackberry Storm would not have Wi-Fi. This was especially surprising to me since the other recent new Blackbery, the Bold, does have Wi-Fi.  It seems more and more of the upper-tier smartphones include this feature, and it […] Read more »

Another terrorist attack in India, this time in India’s financial & entertainment capital, Mumbai (Bombay.) I have been following this for a while on Twitter, where people from the city are reporting whatever updates they can get. It is a depressing start to a Thanksgiving weekend […] Read more »

[qi:025] Citing changes to its billing and costs that are doubling every month, Twitter announced that it will no longer support outbound SMS to Canadians. Twitter’s searching for a business model (and a Business Product Manager to help out), and in the meantime it has to curtail […] Read more »

For the past few months, stocks of solar-energy companies have been following the movements of the broader market, only with amplified volatility. So it comes as no surprise that, with stock indexes in general rising for the fourth straight trading day, solar stocks are up big. […] Read more »

Even though WebWorkerDaily is staffed by a team of international writers, expect posting to be light over the Thanksgiving holiday. That gives us a chance to give thanks to the fine companies that sponsor this site. None of this works without you. ki-work: access and outsource […] Read more »

After a long day, I returned home to find a mound of junk mail clogging my mailbox. Of note was a letter from Citibank informing me that it was jacking up the interest charged on my credit card, adding more fees for foreign transactions and other […] Read more »

India’s Orient Green Power, a renewable energy developer, has raised $55 million in a second round of funding (hat tip PE Hub). The investment was led by Olympus Capital Holdings Asia, which put $35 million into the round. Return backers Shriram EPC and Bessemer Venture Partners […] Read more »

We are regularly reporting on some new high-capacity flash memory card that SanDisk is announcing but today we can share that Toshiba is happily entering into the high-density tiny memory card game.  They are going to start producing a 16 GB microSDHC card early next year […] Read more »

Sling Launches Video Portal; hardware maker’s Sling.com features content from Warner Bros., Sony, MGM, CBS and more. (See our previous coverage.) Hulu Users Prefer Front-Loading Ads; 88 percent choose to watch a two-minute ad prior to the program in exchange for no ads during the content. […] Read more »

We talk about embracing the cloud a lot here, Kevin’s long cloud journey was a popular one.  There are many good reasons for adopting a cloud computing philosophy and we won’t go into those again here.  There are also some good reasons to fear the cloud […] Read more »

Daily Sprout: A victory for environmentalists in Rhode Island, economic concerns going into the upcoming climate conference in Poland, the buzz of innovation in the energy storage industry, and more news from around the web. Read more »

Lunascape is the product of a Tokyo-based software startup, and it’s raising some eyebrows with claims of being the fastest browser available. It may not enjoy the reputation the big players like Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Chrome do here in the Western world, but Lunascape […] Read more »

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