Stories for Nov. 25, 2008

I may be prone to worrying, but I don’t think I’m the only one who feels more than a tinge of concern when I need to fill out an online form, especially when its for something important, like a job application. It just seems like there’s […] Read more »

We are constantly saying that the lines are blurring between feature phones and smartphones and that blur is evident in the new Motorola Hint being released by Alltel in the US on Black Friday.  The Hint is a small slider phone that packs a full QWERTY […] Read more »

Corn ethanol took a big hit with the fall of South Dakota’s VeraSun Energy, which filed for bankruptcy last month. But there’s at least one company out there that sees promise in those refineries. VeraSun announced late yesterday that it received interest from an unnamed third […] Read more »

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When I started freelancing, I worked with every potential client who contacted me.  This is normal for someone who is starting out.  After all, you want to get all the experience you can get your hands on.  But after a while, you’ll realize, like I did, […] Read more »

TiVo has partnered up with Mobui to create a web-based method that you can use to schedule recordings to your TiVo DVR. We saw a similar mobile solution announced back in September, but that was specific to RIM’s BlackBerry devices, and I don’t think it’s live […] Read more »

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One of the things I loved about the old Mac OS Classic was that to create a bootable disk, all you had to do was make a folder named System Folder, drag in System and Finder files and an Appearance Folder, then drag your bare-bones System […] Read more »

In an order released yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission declared certain parts of the New York City cable market competitive, thanks to Verizon offering its FiOS TV in the area. This means the FCC also revokes the ability of the municipal authorities of New York to […] Read more »

Pocket Communications Northeast, a subsidiary of San Antonio-based cellular operator Pocket Communications, has raised a first round of $100 million to build out a five-city CDMA network in the Northeast that will join an existing network and customer base in South Texas. The Northeast expansion is […] Read more »

During the 2008 presidential election, the Barack Obama campaign set up dedicated new media teams in many states, but there were only eight with dedicated videographers: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. What do those states have in common? They were key […] Read more »

One of the world’s largest solar farms that uses “power tower” technology — Abengoa’s “PS20″ solar farm just outside of Seville Spain — will start generating clean power in January, and the company is making the final adjustments on the solar farm’s massive mirrors over the […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 24, 2008

YouTube tonight blanketed its site with widescreen players, changing the aspect ratio for all its videos (and adding black bars to all those in 4:3). Seems like the site is upgrading from its accessibility-trumps-quality mantra (and no doubt hearing the drumbeat of demand for high-definition content). Read more »

Over the weekend, rumors emerged that private investor ONEXIM Group, led by Mikhail Prokhorov, was buying Forbes and its residual holdings. Having worked at Forbes during the dot-com days, I was intrigued by the development, but couldn’t get any facts about this deal. So I emailed […] Read more »

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