Stories for Nov. 11, 2008

Nokia Siemens Networks plans to cut an additional 1,300 employees as part of an overall restructuring. The telecommunications equipment maker has cut about 6,000 workers and plans to lay off a total of about 9,000 before its restructuring is complete. Read more »

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The trend in notebooks continues to give us skinnier devices and that trend continues with the Samsung X460, a thin powerful notebook as reviewed by Laptop Magazine.  We’ll have to disagree with Laptop that a 14-inch notebook can be called "ultra-portable" but the X460 is certainly […] Read more »

Whatever system hardware you’re using, including the port-impoverished new 13″ MacBooks, SimpleTech’s new Duo Pro Drive should have you covered. The Duo Pro supports a variety of different backup options, including Apple’s OS X 10.5 Time Machine as well as SimpleTech’s own Fabrik Ultimate Backup, and […] Read more »

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Last week brand-new video startup Encoding.com was named a finalist in Amazon’s Start-Up Challenge, one of seven in the running for $100,000 in cash and Amazon Web Services credits and a possible investment from Amazon. Resource-intensive video startups have a pretty good record in the competition […] Read more »

Solar stocks continue to have a rough time. In stark contrast to 2007, when the bigger names in the sector were rallying month after month on the promise of solar power, there is no clear sign of where the bottom is. Just when it looks like […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 10, 2008

Though my Dad is a clever chap – an old school Maker –  he never had the chance at a higher education and as a consequence would force me to watch historical and educational shows as a kid. One of these were the televised lectures of […] Read more »

Users of IMVU, the popular web-based virtual chat room network profiled on GigaOM last June, can purchase songs from a catalog of 1 million tracks, either as a stream to be played within IMVU or as DRM-free MP3s they can play anywhere. Read more »

The controversy over whether Apple should enter the netbook category seems to incite a fair bit of passion in some commentators. One school of thought contends that Apple already has the bases adequately covered with its conventional notebooks and the MacBook Air, plus the iPhone for […] Read more »

Sure, the MobileTechRoundup podcast that Kevin and I do with good friend Matt Miller has always been available in the UK, that’s how podcasts work after all.  But what is totally cool is that Webuser Magazine in the UK thinks that MobileTechRoundup is a podcast that […] Read more »

Cheap Concentrating Solar Aimed at Developing World: Morgan Solar is developing what it says is a super-cheap concentrating solar system that could be deployed in the developing world – The Star. “The Secret Life of Quercus Trust”: David Gelbaum’s stealthy cleantech fund has funded dozens of […] Read more »

It seems everyone is lowering their sights regarding Apple’s projected earning for next financial year. But some, at least, are predicting more “wow” factor to shore up those numbers. No one seems to think they can sustain the kind of numbers they showed this past year, […] Read more »

I don’t have to track my time for billing anymore but when I did having a good time billing program was essential.  Invotrak is a great online program that lets you track your billable time and generate client invoices.  It was covered a while back by […] Read more »

The UIQ operating system, a variant of Symbian that has been used on Motorola and Sony Ericsson handsets is now officially dead.  The demise of UIQ was a given once Nokia spun off the Symbian Foundation to promote the S60 version of Symbian that all but […] Read more »

BusinessWeek today has a short list of the people being considered to head up the Federal Communications Commission. The decision as to who will be appointed FCC Chair is a critical one, for in coming years the country faces some major issues that will need to […] Read more »

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