Stories for Sep. 30, 2008

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Today, Xcel Energy said it intends to convert a coal-fired power generator in Wisconsin to burn gas derived from biomass. The Bay Front Power Plant in Ashland, Wisc., has three generator units, two of which burn biomass generating 46 megawatts of power while the third, a […] Read more »

FairSoftware, one of the TechCrunch 50 finalists, is up and running and accepting alpha participants (although it’s marked as alpha, registration is open to anyone). The company hopes to give entrepreneurs yet another function they can outsource: that of actually providing a corporate and governance structure. […] Read more »

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HealthiNation Raises $7.5 Million; online video network gets second round led by Intel Capital and existing investor MK Capital. (paidContent) Joost Picks Up Wizzard Media Content; catalog of video content from the podcasting network including Tiki Bar TV headed to the P2P online TV service. (release) […] Read more »

The financial crisis will likely hurt the cleantech sector in more ways than one — access to capital, more risk-averse investors, the need for cheaper power, and declining oil prices. But one industry could be particularly hard hit: ethanol. Bluefire Ethanol CEO Arnold Klann, who previously […] Read more »

App Cubby is an Application Development shop out of San Marcos, Texas, that jumped into the fray of iPhone programming back in March of this year. Focusing their attentions squarely on the iPhone-toting worker on the run. Their first offering, Trip Cubby, easily handles expensible mileage, […] Read more »

That’s the opinion of Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and the creator of the open source GNU system.  Stallman recently told the Guardian exactly what he thinks we do when we embrace cloud computing. "It’s stupidity. It’s worse than stupidity: it’s a […] Read more »

Love it or hate it, iCal comes with the Mac OS X operating system, so I’m always on the lookout for how to use it better. Once Google added synchronization support for iCal back in July, I did integrate the basic scheduler into my web work, […] Read more »

Is it too early to start that letter to Santa or did you already start? You might want to add a line item for the UMPC in your life because December will bring Toshiba’s newest 1.8-inch hard drive to market (PDF). Yes it’s physically small, hence […] Read more »

Today Broadcom said it will add Wi-Fi-enabled geolocation sensing to its portfolio of GPS chips, which use satellites to determine where a device is. The move expands Broadcom’s location-based services portfolio and highlights the importance of location-tracking as a feature on phones, laptops and other consumer […] Read more »

After Monday, the belief that Silicon Valley is going to remain immune from the Wall Street fallout is gone. While some tech companies had been saying they weren’t worried that the credit crunch would hurt them, I don’t believe them. Read more »

T-Mobile has shown without a doubt how excited the market is getting over Android with the buzz generated from their press event announcing the G1 phone.  Other handset makers have noted the interest too but a couple of the biggest ones are going to be late […] Read more »

Beginning on Wednesday, Comcast is going to start capping the total amount of data you can transfer using their broadband connection, to 250GB per month. In order to give you a better understanding of the issues at hand, I have teamed up with my old friend Muayyad Al-Chalabi to release this white paper, “Broadband Usage-Based Pricing and Caps Analysis.” Read more »

The Olympics may be fading off the radar screen, especially for anyone concerned with, say, government or finance. But they were still one of the biggest events of the year. A month out, exclusive U.S. Olympics broadcaster NBCU is releasing more numbers tallied across different distribution […] Read more »

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