Stories for Nov. 15, 2008

We all remember the announcement of the MacBook Air with the image of sliding it out of an envelope showing us how thin it is.  We were enamored of the thought of a Mac that is thinner than any other notebook out there and how portable […] Read more »

Over the last few weeks, we have all heard admonitions to startups (and all companies) to tighten their belts, be realistic about their businesses and hunker down for the long term. This is certainly good advice (in this market, and probably most of the time). But […] Read more »

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Stories for Nov. 14, 2008
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We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: Volo Media: Download a free white paper on advertising insertion, measurement, targeting and campaign management for downloadable audio and video Peer1: Free Flip Video when you sign up for a hosting plan Ironscale Managed Hosting: Why […] Read more »

From bloggers to designers to those who work full time with graphics, many web workers need to retrieve and use photos on the web. Flickr has become an increasingly popular source for images (I use images from it all the time), so it’s no surprise that […] Read more »

If you own a Slingbox, you’re going to love Sling.com. Sling Media’s site — now in private beta, but launching to the public on Nov. 24 — offers a new, web-based way to watch the content from your Slingbox-connected TV. But Sling.com does more than that: […] Read more »

I have been using MobileMe, and its previous incarnation DotMac, for just over two years. Everyone has talked about the great features it has as well as some of the near-misses. However, I haven’t seen anyone point out a major flaw in MobileMe — how it […] Read more »

We hosted the second NewTeeVee Live conference yesterday, and by all metrics it was a successful event. Despite the economic climate, we sold out the event that attracted some of the movers, shakers and of course creators from the world of online video. I wanted to […] Read more »

NanoMas Technologies, a startup that is developing inks containing silver nanoparticles for solar and other applications, has caught the attention of Germany’s BASF, one of the world’s largest chemical companies. BASF’s venture capital arm led a $3.2 million round of funding, contributing $1.5 million (hat tip […] Read more »

Sometimes Outlook is a necessary evil. Personally I prefer Thunderbird if I’m going to be using a desktop client, because it’s less cluttered, not to mention free. Still, when I’m at the office working as a contractor for a professional services firm, Outlook 2007 on Windows […] Read more »

iPhone apps might some day be the gold mine for advertising.  In the meanwhile, we are seeing the emergence of a new trend: iPhone apps as ads. Hollywood studios are the first ones to react and using free applications to promote its movies. We are totally loving […] Read more »

A couple weeks back, Weldon posted a great round up of iPhone Apps for your car. In it, he covered Car Care and AccuFuel, which handle car maintenance and fuel efficiency tracking, respectively. Well this week brings us Gas Cubby from the folks at App Cubby […] Read more »

I’ve run across yet another survey that claims to demonstrate “small businesses are rapidly cutting overhead costs to adjust to the new reality of a slowing economy.” Among other findings in this survey: 75% of small businesses negatively impacted by the current economy 72% are reducing […] Read more »

Expectations are mounting that a Google iPhone app will drop later today, bringing with it a minor revolution in how we conduct web searches. While it’s unclear whether this will be a new app or an update to the exiting Google iPhone application, it will support […] Read more »

You are what you wear and you can draw your own conclusions about what that might be if you’re spotted running around town with the e-Volve Nylon Gadget Shoulder Holster.  It has pockets and zippers and will make sure you get a long hard stare from […] Read more »

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