Stories for Nov. 3, 2008

Comedy Central to Relaunch Jokes.com; site will feature an extensive library of clips from the network’s stand-up archive. (Broadcasting & Cable) Kevin Rose to Interview Al Gore; will ask questions from the Digg community as part of the Digg Dialogg series. (Digg Blog) Babelgum COO Leaves […] Read more »

The credit crunch and the subsequent economic slowdown has everyone — from large corporations to individuals — reassessing their fiscal future, and many are taking drastic actions. The latest moves from the world of Silicon Valley startups comes from Dash Navigation, whose platform marries Web 2.0 […] Read more »

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Solar’s got a few dark secrets: Sometimes toxic materials are used in panels and sometimes chemicals get dumped in the manufacturing process. But what’s the real dirty secret? According to OCS Energy, a startup based in Petaluma, Calif., it’s actually, well, dirt — and tree sap, […] Read more »

During the past few months I’ve grown a little bored with my music. Even my favorite tracks have become routine. So to inject some life into my iTunes library I’ve been getting my hands on a monthly playlist of Indie Rock tracks (from completely legal and […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 153 is 34 minutes long and is a 31.3 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel […] Read more »

Motorola today said it has demonstrated over-the-air data transmissions using equipment based on the LTE next generation wireless protocol in the recently auctioned 700 MHz spectrum. The equipment will be ready for limited network deployments in 2009. Read more »

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Coworking is a workplace trend that Web Worker Daily has been following closely of late and one which seems to be experiencing an emerging global acceptance – indeed, myself and Aliza Sherman here at WWD have directly (though separately) been involved in developing coworking spaces and […] Read more »

Back in June, I looked at using LogMeIn’s standard service to control a computer from my iPhone. While one little tweak enabled it, the solution was clunky at best and there was significant screen lag on my handset. The LogMeIn Ignition client might change that and […] Read more »

Sonic’s Qflix technology, which allows you to download and burn legal copies of movies and videos direct to DVD, hasn’t garnered much buzz so far. But that hasn’t stopped more hardware vendors from announcing drives with Qflix technology built in. The latest company is Plextor, which […] Read more »

The Dell Mini 9 is the Texas-based firm’s first foray into the world of netbooks and it’s pretty solid.  Like any purchase decision though the ability of the company to deal with problems you encounter is an important part of the purchase decision, at least it […] Read more »

When I wrote my post asking whatever happened to wireless USB our buds at GigaOM were reporting on the death of WiQuest, the major player in the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) world behind that technology.  The timing of our two posts is a bit ironic as I was […] Read more »

Maybe it is because I am a recent switcher that I notice details long-time Mac owners may take for granted, details that are so minute yet so useful and so quintessentially ‘human’. The level of attention painstakingly paid to the many small details found on every […] Read more »

When SolFocus execs aren’t hobnobbing with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, it looks like they’ve been hard at work signing deals in Europe. On Monday morning the startup announced that it has signed a $103 million (€80M) agreement with EMPE Solar to install more than […] Read more »

[qi:101] Some venture capital investors don’t seem to be fazed by the current downturn in the financial markets and overall economy. Today, Redwood City, Calif.-based RockYou announced that it has raised another $17 million from Softbank and SK Telecom Ventures, the venture capital arm of SK Telecom. By the […] Read more »

Over the weekend, Netflix opened up its streaming service to anyone who opts in, so we took it for a test spin. The Netflix-on-a-Mac uses Silverlight, and in our initial testing, it worked pretty seamlessly — though there are some content gaps, as Netflix works to […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 2, 2008

Last week, Elon Musk, the CEO and Chairman of electric vehicle maker Tesla, revealed that the company only had $9 million in the bank and was looking to raise a more than $20 million internal round from existing investors. This turn of events came after the […] Read more »

While proponents of VoIP had long promised a decade of creative destruction, they themselves appear to have become the victims. By tying their fortunes to the whimsy of the incumbent local exchange carriers, many of the upstarts have suffered, destroying billions of dollars in shareholder value in the process. Read more »

While we’re still waiting for wider validation of BlackLight Power’s purportedly physics-defying fuel cell, in the mean time we’ll have to settle for a video of the independent validation that BlackLight has already announced. BlackLight has created a video of the Rowan University researchers who concluded […] Read more »

Remember when we gave you the scoop on that startup Auditude that’s trying to turn pirated TV clips into gold? Well, tonight it’s announcing that it’s signed its first TV network and video portal partners: MTV Networks and MySpace, respectively. Those are pretty significant pickups, considering […] Read more »

Sprint and Cogent networks are back talking to each other — at least temporarily. After the two companies severed networks on October 30, there has been wide spread criticism of the severing of the networks. Read more »

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