Stories for Nov. 7, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama just held his first post-election press conference and focused on the economy, but it is his forthcoming climate change policies that are spurring the world’s governments and businesses to start reaching out to the next administration. Politicians and business executives are maneuvering to […] Read more »

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Even with CodeWeaver’s generous giveaway of CrossOver Mac the other week, there are still times when one has to use a virtualized Windows environment to get work done that just cannot be performed within OS X properly. In talking with other VMware users, I realized that not […] Read more »

When I am in my office I am connected to most everyone I need to work with through some sort of Instant Messaging service. I find it convenient to be able to stay connected and have quick discussions. It is outside of the office where things […] Read more »

If you’re a web worker, you likely spend plenty of time using Google (unless you’re one of those folks is concerned about their continued strides towards world domination). And judging by the numbers we’ve seen, you probably use Firefox as well. If that’s your combination of […] Read more »

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Fora.tv Raises $2 Million; money bulks up the $4 million first round announced by the provider of videos of high-profile conferences back in May. (VentureBeat) Panasonic and Sanyo in Merger Talks; agreement would make Sanyo a subsidiary of the larger Panasonic, companies looking to complete the […] Read more »

CarbonFlow has raised an additional $1 million in funding from @Ventures to develop its software to bring transparency and efficiency to the carbon markets. Technologies like this are sorely needed in the current carbon markets, which have been hampered by inefficiencies, a lack of transparency and are still sort of a Wild West stage at this point. Read more »

Before the App Store, third party developers depended on web apps to allow them to bring new games, abilities, and content to the iPhone and iPod touch. A new proof-of-concept tech demo by web developer Charles Ying shows that there is still plenty of potential left […] Read more »

AT&T must be determined to get its subscribers online. First, we heard just yesterday that iPhone tethering is officially in the queue from CEO Ralph De La Vega. Now, there’s more good news for users of Apple’s little smartphone-that-could. Wireless hotspot provider Wayport, one of the […] Read more »

London-based oil giant BP has changed its renewable energy tune, moving its investments in wind to the more favorable U.S. onshore market, and dropping plans for wind developments in the UK, China, India and Turkey. Read more »

Yesterday’s news of AT&T purchasing the Wayport WiFi hotspot network has many folks wondering what other WiFi networks think of the deal. With over 100,000 worldwide locations, Boingo is one of the largest WiFi networks and their CEO, Dave Hagan, chimed in with this comment on […] Read more »

UBS Research analyst Nikos Theodosopoulos in a note to his clients today says that Nortel, the Ottawa, Ontario-based telecom equipment maker, will make steep staff cuts — “possibly amounting to 10 percent or more of its total workforce, or at least 3,000 employees.” Nortel has some […] Read more »

Unlike the many consumers facing unsympathetic lenders, when you’re a money-losing telecommunications firm that has a $9.39 billion market cap, you can still renegotiate your debt. Today after reporting a third quarter loss of $326 million and the defection of 1.3 million customers, Sprint said it had renegotiated its debt. Read more »

Looks like Yahoo’s Jerry Yang’s ham-handed handling of the Microsoft offer is coming back to bite him. At a Friday business lunch in Australia, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, put on the airs of a spurned lover and told luncheon attendees that he wasn’t buying Yahoo, […] Read more »

As this week’s column goes live I am probably on my way to Kevin’s wedding near Philly.  It’s a whiz-bang trip of just a couple days that will not give me much time to get work done but I’ll detail here what I’m taking with me […] Read more »

It may have garnered its fair share of complaints, but Apple’s iPhone is still a hit with consumers, at least according to marketing firm J.D. Power and Associates. In their 2008 Business Wireless Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study, the results of which were released yesterday, the iPhone […] Read more »

Two startups aiming to see utilities use public wireless networks, not proprietary ones, for smart grid deployments joined forces today. SmartSynch, a Jackson, Miss.-based company founded in 1998, said it has bought up Applied Mesh Technologies (or AppMesh), a two-year-old company based in Macon, Ga. The […] Read more »

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