Stories for Nov. 17, 2008

As an aspiring videoblogger and indy filmmaker, I’ve been eying mDialog for a while but had yet to wrap my head around what it actually offered. I also had a strange first introduction to mDialog that may have clouded my view of the site. Luckily, I […] Read more »

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This coming February will see the first anniversary of Adobe AIR, the company’s cross-platform bridge between computer and web. And when I say computer, I don’t just mean the traditional desktop or laptop. At this week’s Adobe MAX conference, attendees will get a taste of the […] Read more »

The recession won’t cut too deeply into wireless data spending in the U.S., according to data sent over last night by Chetan Sharma of Chetan Sharma Contulting. Sharma concludes that the rise in consumer smart phones mean that data spending by consumers will offset cuts in plans caused by increased job loss and data subscriptions paid for by the employer. Read more »

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) incentive was a success last year in spite of lacking a major outlet for getting the orders in.  This program produces and sells the cheap ($199) laptops and combined with the Buy 1 Get 1 for yourself promotion distributed 160,000 […] Read more »

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Targus, a company more popularly associated with its extensive line of laptop cases, also markets computer accessories. One of their newer introductions is the Targus USB 2.0 4-Port Bend-A-Hub, a modestly-priced, useful add-on and an excellent gift suggestion or stocking stuffer for computer users on your […] Read more »

Normally I don’t pay much attention to product announcements, but a news release from Proxim Wireless caught my eye. They are announcing a new device that uses dual 802.11n radios to wirelessly transmit data at speeds in excess of 300 Mbps. A single radio version can […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 16, 2008

Coal mines are the last thing that come to mind when thinking about renewable energy, but a new partnership between UK Coal and Peel Group, a UK power company, plans to turn more than a dozen former coal mine sites into renewable power plants, putting up […] Read more »

The reports of layoffs at SiPort, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based company that prompted killing of three executives are wrong, according to a statement issued by the company. Last week Silicon Valley was shocked by the shooting of three SiPort executive by alleged killer, Jing Hua Wu who is currently under arrest by the Santa Clara Police Department. He was terminated individually and not as part of a general layoff. Read more »

Road trip!  That started the week where we saw a lot of tech news that was exciting.  Here are the top stories on jkOnTheRun in case you missed them: First impressions of the Telenav Shotgun GPS What a great community!… thanks for the wedding wishes Three […] Read more »

Macs are definitely not all-work and no-play machines, and this fact is made even more evident via a nifty little application called Poladroid. With holidays coming up, nostalgia will most likely be at an all-time high and Poladroid helps you inject some into your modern pictures […] Read more »

There’s no question that between viral hits such as “Yes We Can” and his dramatic speech on race, YouTube helped President-elect Barack Obama win this election. But just because the campaign’s over doesn’t mean Obama is ditching his online video success. Obama delivered the weekly national […] Read more »

Anticipating that a financial crisis like the one we’re currently experiencing wasn’t far away, I’ve run my company, richrelevance, on a zero-fat budget, raising small rounds of capital to ensure our team built the discipline to operate with small budgets. Yet, anticipation of the downturn does […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 15, 2008

The global economic downturn has started to take its toll on Silicon Valley, especially since the news of an emergency meeting Sequoia Capital held for its entrepreneurs, asking them to buckle up for the nausea-inducing ride that lay ahead of them. In the weeks that have […] Read more »

This week we’ve covered a multitude of methods for relaxing and socializing: Apple squeezed a new ultra-cheap “Movies of the Week” section in to iTunes; Google announced an update to Talk, now incorporating video chat; and we reviewed Event Box, a powerful tool that rolls all your […] Read more »

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