Stories for Nov. 24, 2008

Over the weekend, I ended up on San Francisco’s ritzy Fillmore Street. I stopped by to say hello to my dry cleaner and then to Ed Nahigian, a gentleman who has been taking care of my footwear since I moved to San Francisco. As with everything […] Read more »

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Warner Premiere, a digital content production division at Warner Bros., will team up with director Bryan Singer’s (The Usual Suspects) production company, Bad Hat Harry Productions, to create the new live-action sci-fi series H+. The Hollywood Reporter writes that John Cabrera and Cosimo De Tommaso will […] Read more »

President-elect Barack Obama continues to signal his commitment to clean power and the green economy. This weekend Obama said he is working on an Economic Recovery Plan that will create 2.5 million more jobs by January 2011, including jobs in alternative energy industries like wind, solar […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 23, 2008

Palm (NSDQ: PALM), the maker of Centro and Treo smartphones, said it is trimming its workforce as it faces stiff competition from Apple (NSD… Read more »

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IBM wants to corner the market on cloud computing, from providing the physical servers that make up a cloud to offering services for those unwilling to build out their own. Today it announced plans to move further into the fog by creating a kind of Good […] Read more »

This has been the year TV networks finally embraced the web. As 2008 wraps up, nearly every broadcaster posts its shows online within half a day of first airing them on TV. And the audience for such programming is growing, especially among desirable younger demographics. Twelve […] Read more »

The CEO of electric vehicle startup Better Place, Shai Agassi, declared last week at San Francisco’s City Hall that we’re on the verge of delivering the era of “Car 2.0.” Before you cringe over the overuse of the Silicon Valley lingo used to describe the next […] Read more »

This has been the year TV networks finally embraced the web. As 2008 wraps up, nearly every broadcaster posts its shows online within half a day of first airing them on TV. And the audience for such programming is growing, especially among desirable younger demographics. Twelve […] Read more »

[qi:004] After an unusually peaceful weekend, I returned to the world of blogs to find people buzzing about Microsoft, which is apparently going to rebrand its Live Search. The LiveSide Blog reports that company has just taken control of Kumo.com, which means either cloud or spider […] Read more »

Engadget, Gizmodo, and 9 to 5 Mac seem to be puzzled about an app called BDEmailer, and why it’s allowed on the App Store. I think this is because they’re giving the app more credit than it’s due. Engadget says Apple “violates its own policies” because the […] Read more »

I think YouTube missed a golden opportunity at their YouTube Live event last night. Mashing up the deep baritone voice of Tay Zonday with the high-pitched, nails-on-chalkboard “Fred” would have been comedy GOLD, I tells ya. Oh well. Anyway. In addition to the excellent live-casting that […] Read more »

The desktop wallpaper on your Mac is something that you may not pay a great deal of attention to. If so, you might be missing out on a great way to create a personal look and feel for your computer, revel in stunning photography, or even […] Read more »

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness another week has shot by and we covered a ton of tech news here on jkOnTheRun.  Here’s a brief rundown of the major topics in case you missed them: iPhone 3G battery deathmatch: Mophie Juice Pack vs. Richard Solo 1800 […] Read more »

Finding the right business partner is probably the most important business decision you can make. Do it wrong and life is miserable. Do it right and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In my first technology startup, I found a great partner […] Read more »

 The holidays and Black Friday are rapidly approaching. If you’re looking for video games to give your friends and loved ones, here’s a cheat sheet of must-have titles, categorized by giftee: for the hardcore gamers you know, for your family, and of course, for your high-tech […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 22, 2008

YouTube is hosting its big YouTube Live event right now here in San Francisco. Liz and I are on the UG-scene and will be providing updates throughout the evening. Mainstream stars like Will.I.Am, AKON and Katy Perry are rubbing shoulders with web celebs like Michael Buckley, […] Read more »

Another fantabulous week at The Apple Blog draws to a close. In the week that was, we’ve investigated unlocking the iPhone 3G, elucidated upon the joys of Mobile Me and become a little exasperated by the approaching change of weather, as Blackberry’s new Storm arrives (it […] Read more »

Overwhelmed by the detail, options, and information available in most run and bike-tracking apps? Then you might find the simplicity of Fitnio, a relative newcomer to the scene, refreshing. Fitnio uses GPS to track your walk, jog, run or bicycling trip and provide you with basic, […] Read more »

Sometimes, all you’re looking for is a quick, accessible way to review your workout history and progress. If that’s what you need, and you don’t mind doing a little data entry to get it, FitView might be the iPhone/iPod touch app for you. FitView allows you […] Read more »

It was one of the first, and it continues to be one of the most popular aerobic exercises tracking apps in the App Store. Raizlabs’ RunKeeper uses the iPhone 3G’s built-in GPS to track your progress during a workout, and provide you with a range of […] Read more »

When embarking on a fitness regimen, it helps to have a goal. It also might help to have GymGoal Lite, a personal trainer app for the iPhone and iPod touch. GymGoal Lite puts a massive workout encyclopedia in the palm of your hand, allowing you to […] Read more »

In the words of the immortal Hans & Franz, “We’re Going to Pump You Up!” Or at least, iFitness for the iPhone and iPod touch is going to. The personal trainer app has enjoyed a lofty position on the Top Paid charts in the iTunes store, […] Read more »

Anything that makes going to the gym easier has to be a good thing, right? The iPhone might be just the kick in the gym shorts you need, depending on how you equip it. iPump Total Body aims to provide you with a pocket-size personal trainer, […] Read more »

Who says watching your weight can’t be fun? Weightbot, one of the most popular paid applications currently in the App Store, says it can. I honestly believe that a lot of users were (like me) initially drawn to the app because of the icon’s beautiful design, […] Read more »

It’s been a chart-topper for a little while now, so I decided to check out LIVESTRONG.COM’s Calorie Tracker. I have to admit, I was a little put off by the use of all-caps in the app’s name, but I suppose it’s primarily meant as a promotional […] Read more »

Have you ever been curious about what’s in that burger you’re about to bite in to? In general, I’d probably rather not know, but if you’re watching your waistline or concerned about the possibility of potentially serious medical problems, Restaurant Nutrition for the iPhone (FREE) could […] Read more »

With all the doom and gloom of the past few months and all signs pointing to hard times ahead, I’ve been thinking back to earlier in the decade, during the dotcom bust. I was at Live365, the Internet radio network, and we had burned through millions […] Read more »

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