Stories for Nov. 9, 2008

Earlier this month, Cisco Systems came out with an unusually downbeat forecast. As a bellwether of the telecom and infrastructure sector, its gloomy outlook proves just how negatively affected the industry at large will be by the vise-like grip of the economic downturn. Read more »

There’s been a lot of commentary on the Apple/Psystar case, though I believe most of it is based on misunderstanding of the legal process and the normal dance steps that take place before trial. In such cases a “loss” on either side is really not a loss at all, […] Read more »

MGM will begin posting TV episodes and full-length movies to YouTube on Monday, the studio told the New York Times. However, the content will be very limited. The initial offering will include the old-school version of American Gladiators, action movies like Bulletproof Monk and The Magnificent […] Read more »

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As part of a $40 million internal funding round that Tesla is raising from its original seven investors, Musk told the audience at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco on Friday afternoon that he will likely put down about half of that figure. Read more »

How does a huge, monolithic and somewhat old-fashioned public broadcaster get the attention of a generation that gets its TV moments via YouTube and BitTorrent? How about a big conspiracy, completely with allegations that the broadcaster is manipulating the public and possibly cooperating with a powerful […] Read more »

Another week of mobile tech news and a whirlwind trip to attend Kevin’s wedding have made it a full week.  Here are the top stories this past week at jkOnTheRun in case you missed them: MobileTechRoundup 153: Windows 7, netbooks and MIDs At what point does […] Read more »

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We’re now entering what I call the “Industrial Revolution of Data,” where the majority of data will be stamped out by machines: software logs, cameras, microphones, RFID readers, wireless sensor networks and so on. These machines generate data a lot faster than people can, and their […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 8, 2008

It’s been a good week for iPhone owners, in particular we’ve had cause to celebrate with AT&T’s announcement of tethering and a sneak peek at the new iPhone firmware revealing podcast downloading on the go. As ever, the App Store has continued to grow like a digital […] Read more »

Things change fast in computer science, but odds are that they will change especially fast in the next few years. Much of this change centers on the shift toward parallel computing. In the short term, parallelism will take hold in massive datasets and analytics, but longer […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 7, 2008

Former V-P and Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore told an audience at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Friday that we need to use the latest web tools to organize a social movement to help rescue the earth from climate change. Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: Volo Media: Download a free white paper on advertising insertion, measurement, targeting and campaign management for downloadable audio and video Peer1: Free Flip Video when you sign up for a hosting plan Ironscale Managed Hosting: Why […] Read more »

Many have oft-complained about Microsoft’s hold on users with its monopoly on installed system components such as Internet Explorer and Microsoft Media Player. Even though the OS X counterparts to those programs are engineered better, the truth is that Apple really does engage in the same […] Read more »

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