Stories for Nov. 24, 2008

Clear Standards, a developer of enterprise software for tracking greenhouse-gas emissions, water and energy use, and energy efficiency, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from the venture capital firms Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Kinetic Ventures. Novak Biddle also provided seed funding for the […] Read more »

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Black Friday is almost upon us and could be one of the best days in recent memory for web workers to buy new technology at fair prices. Not only will there be discounts on new computers, displays, and more, but some of the discounts are already […] Read more »

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Nielsen, whose efforts to measure television audiences are ambiguous at best, says that we are watching more old television, prompting some childish headlines. According to the study, in the latest quarter: Americans viewers watched more than 142 hours a month of old TV – 5 hours […] Read more »

Online Video Viewing Up 35.4 Percent Year-on-Year: Of 26,000 adults polled by Mediamark Research & Intelligence, 23.3 percent had watched online video in the past 30 days (which is actually a pretty low number as compared to data from comScore and others). In the same group, […] Read more »

The head of the UK’s Environment Agency said today that his country needs to produce a comprehensive, long-term strategy for investing in renewable energy, environmental technology, energy efficiency, and carbon capture and storage (hat tip to the Guardian). As part of its push for a cleaner […] Read more »

Another handset maker, another warning about growth in cellphone sales. Samsung said today that worldwide market growth on a unit basis Read more »

As we approach the end of 2008 it is a great time to think about doing a year end review and to begin setting goals for 2009. I’m not usually a fan of the typical New Year’s resolution but the transition into a new year is […] Read more »

After much talk about experimenting with live streaming video, YouTube dipped its toe in the water on the weekend, with a much-hyped event (at least in blogosphere terms) called YouTube Live, featuring some of the “cewebrities” that have emerged on YouTube over the past year or […] Read more »

Sezmi Secures $28 Million; influx of cash comes on the heels of the set-top box company laying off 20 percent of its staff. (peHUB) KickApps Raises More than $13 Million; white-label social networking site is working on Series C round. (peHUB) SAG Seeks to Authorize Strike […] Read more »

As people in the U.S continue to line up for mobile phone launches, the rest of the handset market is looking pretty grim. Optimistic news about the BlackBerry Storm is akin to Restylane in an aging actress — a plastic filler that hides signs of decay […] Read more »

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a proposal this morning to meet 10 percent of the city’s energy needs with solar power by 2020. The announcement was made at Solar Integrated Technologies, an company contracted last month to supply thin-film solar panels for a 1.1 megawatt project by Oregon utility Portland General Electric. Read more »

We’ve looked at freelance outsourcing and crowdsourcing sites in the past – places like 99 Designs for graphics work or Elance for programming and other fields. Generally speaking, it seems that most web workers in our audience view these sites as a threat, encouraging rate cutting […] Read more »

For basic photo editing, if you’re running OS X 10.5 Leopard you don’t need Photoshop Elements or Pixelmator. Leopard’s Preview graphics viewer application is much more than a viewer; it now incorporates some very handy image correction tools that are not only user-friendly and intuitive to […] Read more »

I think I’m pretty “friendly” on Facebook. I currently have over 400 Facebook “friends,” and some are actually people who I actually would consider my friend in real life while others are just people I know but don’t know well. I have thought about unfriending those […] Read more »

Ever wonder how Microsoft vaulted Internet Explorer to numero uno browser market share? There’s likely several lesser reasons, but the one of the main ones is working deals with OEMs to prominently display that little blue "e" and make it the default browser. In fact, it […] Read more »

I’m not sure whether to heap praise on startup ZunaVision, or be terrified of it. The company, which just incorporated two days ago, has developed a technology that lets you insert and blend ads (almost) seamlessly onto the surface of objects within a video and could […] Read more »

I did it once, three years ago, for 10 whole days! I was coming to Paris and knew it was going to be one of those out and about all day and half the night and with a side trip to another country kind of vacations. […] Read more »

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