Stories for Nov. 13, 2008

EventBox is an application created by The Cosmic Machine, which aims to provide one place from which to manage all your online social networking activity. It can ‘pack all your social networks in one box’. I think that an application performing the function that EventBox aims […] Read more »

Google said this morning that it had joined Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG, formerly DRAM, the Demand Response and Advanced Metering Coalition), suggesting that the search engine giant is increasingly looking into managing energy information. The coalition also said this morning it has added […] Read more »

Any freelancer who does computer-related work, whether on or offline, probably understands the value of being able to work in multiple operating systems. That goes double for web workers, who need to know that what they produce behaves no matter who’s looking at it, or what they look at it with. Enter virtualization software. How does the new Parallels fare against VMWare Fusion for Web Workers? Read more »

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The show that’s bringing you backstage access to the future of Internet video is finally here! Yes, the second year of our own NewTeeVee Live event kicks off this morning, and we’re about to hear from web video gurus like Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, Netflix CEO […] Read more »

Guest post by Pete Johnson As an IT teleworker for a large company over the past 10 years, I’ve spent my share of time on conference calls. The other day, in fact, I set a personal record with 11.5 hours of them in a single work […] Read more »

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Silicon solar Solaria’s CFO Chris Dier tells us that the company is ooking to raise a Series D round of funding in the next year to finance an additional 50 to 100 megawatts of production capacity by 2010. Read more »

When it comes to web site development IDEs, Coda is one of the “must have” Mac applications. The premise is simple: one application that handles all aspects of site development and promotion: editing browser code, cleaning up schemas and tables, wielding CSS, managing versioning and promoting […] Read more »

Intel has been coasting along fat and happy in the current netbook craze, pumping out as many Atom processors as they can.  It’s not been enough though given their recent financial picture and things may get a bit rockier for the chipmaker as rival ARM has […] Read more »

One of the unintended but still entertaining side effects of deflated market caps is the corporate catfight. As of yesterday, we have a promising one being performed in the energy sector: After a few weeks of gentle pawing at smaller rival NRG Energy, industry giant Exelon […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 12, 2008

Over on GigaOM, Narendra Rocherolle ponders the thought of the iPhone as a micropayments device: I was playing Texas Hold’em on the iPhone the other day when it struck me: If Apple allowed one-touch financial transactions inside apps — in the case of Texas Hold’em, for […] Read more »

Mobile video startup Transpera has raised $8.25 million in Series B funding from Labrador Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Intel Capital and First Round Capital including debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. Read more »

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) took a step closer to releasing its new mobile browser today, after releasing technical information to developers at… Read more »

Ocean Power Technologies Says Aloha to New PowerBuoy: The wave energy company has deployed its third PowerBuoy in the last two months. The most recent one is part of the company’s work with the Navy and is bobbing in the waves near Kaneohe Bay off the […] Read more »

President-elect Obama promised during his campaign to create a “Google for government.” Now that he’s on his way to the White House, let’s imagine what this might look like, and how such a tool could change the way people relate to those tasked with running our […] Read more »

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