Stories for Oct. 12, 2008

These are some of the stories you may have missed this week on jkOnTheRun: MobileTechRoundup 149: the netbook pit crew My sinister MacBook netbook plan moves forward jkOnTheRun video- HP EliteBook 2730p Tablet PC Paper and pencil better for the brain than software? Tablet PC is […] Read more »

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We’ve shown you ways to create ringtones for your iPhone using your Mac, but with the newly released YouTones ($4.99) application from FunMobility, you can now make them on your iPhone. YouTunes is already an established name in the ringtone industry, having previously been available for […] Read more »

A deluge of European startups descended on London’s ExCel Centre for the Future of Web Apps 2008 conference this week, and while the economic crisis has already reached Europe, the fear clearly hasn’t reached its startup community. Mark Rochefort of London-based digital marketing agency Playlab suggested […] Read more »

Fundraising always demands patience and grit, but passing the hat in the current environment will test your founder’s mettle unlike any time in recent history. Even investors still flush with cash that, only weeks ago, they had planned to put to work, now have grown skittish […] Read more »

Even the most devoted of web workers sometimes resorts to printing things out on bits of dead trees, in my experience. Maybe it’s the setup information for a new account or the instructions for some software or even your favorite LOLcat – sooner or later you’ll […] Read more »

After Mad Men introduced me to the long history of American political ads, I went on to discover that such a history is also beautifully archived by the nonpartisan web site The Living Room Candidate, which hosts ads from every presidential campaign since 1952. Looking at […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 11, 2008

Gizmo5, a service of VoIP service provider, SIPphone is offering free conference calling to its customers. I have been a big Gizmo user for a long time, but my usage has gone down mostly because their voice quality isn’t up to par. In fact, for all […] Read more »

A week of historic days on Wall Street might have kept you preoccupied this week. If you didn’t catch the big news in green energy while stocks tumbled into the red we’ve gathered the important headlines for you here. Presidential Debate: Candidates Agree, Cleantech Can Fix […] Read more »

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I blame David Hasselhoff. Everything was going fine for the web — the financial world had been unwinding its overleveraged excesses for nearly a year without nary a ripple into Silicon Valley — until the launch of HoffSpace, a social network revolving around the oogachaka-ing, burger-wagging […] Read more »

Yuuguu is a favorite amongst Web Worker Daily’s writers, with new features being added continuously to the popular screen-sharing service, largely driven by the real needs of its users. Around a month ago the company added Linux and Flash clients, but I suggested that this perhaps […] Read more »

With the iTunes App Store growing at an astonishing rate, it’s getting tough to sort the innovative wheat from the iPhone-clogging chaff.  Our Weekly App Store Roundup highlights the most essential store additions, from entertaining freebies to time-saving tools and invaluable apps. This time we’re looking […] Read more »

The economy is changing in dramatic and unexpected ways, and many of us are having a difficult time deciding how to react. Should we adopt a bunker mentality, or keep plugging ahead as if little has changed? The fact is that entrepreneurs are well-suited to respond […] Read more »

HTC now offers the incremental bump from Windows Mobile 6 to 6.1 on both the Touch Cruise and Touch Dual handsets. Like other phones already running the latest version, upgraders will see the sliding-paneled Home screen, easier Bluetooth pairing, threaded text messaging, e-mail message grouping and […] Read more »

As Google deepened its support for offline access via IMAP this week, Zoho, its closest competitor in the web office space, was publicly unveiling its own support for offline and access, ironically using Google’s own Gears platform. Curiously Zoho decided that to bring users’ mailboxes offline, […] Read more »

How many times have you opened up your monthly bill from Comcast or Time Warner and thought, that’s it, I’m ditching my cable — only to keep on paying? Well the time has come. With countless ways to watch your favorite shows online, ditching cable has […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 10, 2008

I live in Texas, where during the tech bubble folks were walking around saying that it was nothing compared to the real estate crisis of the late 80s. So now seemed like a good time to chat with Austin Ventures, which has been investing in the […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: Accenture: “The Innovation Dilemma: How to Achieve High Performance through Superior Research & Development” (free download) Volo Media: Dynamic advertising for downloadable audio and video Peer1: ValuePro Managed Hosting Plan, $299/mo Ki Work: Take control of […] Read more »

Personal video startup Seesmic laid off seven employees today, on top of the three employees it laid off last month. Seesmic founder and CEO Loic Le Meur explains in a video (embedded below) that the layoffs were mostly from the product side. September’s layoffs had been […] Read more »

Earlier today, Download Squad reported that, although the official release isn’t until Monday, the new version 3.0 of the free and open source suite of productivity applications is already available for download. OpenOffice is a free competitor to Microsoft Office and generally works well with Microsoft Office files, with some exceptions. Read more »

With the entire Mac world seemingly focused on the next-generation MacBook and MacBook Pro models, I’d like to put in my $.02 regarding screen sizes. For all the hope and pie-in-the-sky dreams of new models incorporating some touch screen or tablet characteristics, the latest rumors would seem […] Read more »

Battery maker TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K., a Japanese subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, has started construction of a $325 million battery plant in South Korea which will make the critical separator film needed to maker lithium-ion batteries. The plant will sell the film to battery maker LG Chem. Read more »

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