Stories for Nov. 10, 2008

According to The NPD Group, the leader in market research for the wireless industry, the iPhone 3G surpassed the Motorola RAZR as the leading handset purchased by US adult consumers in the third quarter of 2008. The RAZR had been ranked as the top-selling consumer handset […] Read more »

Kevin Tofel, co-editor of jkOnTheRun, which joined our little family when he and James merged their wonderful community with ours, married his long-time sweetheart, Barb, this past weekend. Of course, like any blogger worth his social network, the wedding festivities were shared on Facebook, Twitter and […] Read more »

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There’s a new application in town for those who want a simple approach to maintaining their appointments: Deadline. They boast of being “the simplest calendar ever made,” though a variety of features are already in place or being planned. After signing up for a free account, […] Read more »

Hot on the heels of AT&T’s purchase of the Wayport WiFi network, Boingo Wireless makes an acquisition of their own. Today the largest operator of airport WiFi networks in North America adds 25 more locations, bringing their total up to 55 airports, with the purchase of […] Read more »

Conde Nast Selects Brightcove; publishing company will initially use the video platform for content on,,, and (release) AT&T Launches Video Search Site; beta version of VideoCrawler, co-developed with Divvio, out now (we weren’t impressed with early version). (CNET) HoneyShed Needs to […] Read more »

Retailers must hate it when their low-priced Black Friday shopping deals get sniffed out. After all, if you knew a product you were about to purchase might be far cheaper in a few short weeks, might you consider putting the purchase off? I likely would unless […] Read more »

Second Rotation, a startup whose online service Gazelle offers a Netflix-style gadget buyback program, said today that it has raised $6 million in second round funds. Gazelle offers cold, hard cash for your old, janky gizmos by selling them on eBay. Read more »

Apple’s 3G iPhone was the best-selling handset in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2008, according to data compiled by The NPD Group. Apple had previously reported that it sold about 6.89 million iPhones (3G) in the quarter. The research group identifies Apple’s new device […] Read more »

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Sun Microsystems plans to lay off about 350 employees in January. The computer systems maker said in a WARN letter that it would lay off 352 people between January 5 and January 25 across the U.S. citing a “need to reduce overall spending in its fiscal year 2009.” Read more »

Swedish electric utility Vattenfall said today that it has acquired what will be one of the largest offshore wind farm in Britain, the Thanet Offshore Wind project, for 35 million pounds ($55 million). Read more »

There’s no shortage of applications from the App Store that allow iPhone users to let their inner musician come out and play. We’ve got guitars, pianos, and synthesizers galore to choose from. But an important detail to point out about these iPhone applications is that each […] Read more »

Boingo Networks, a Wi-Fi hotspot network, said today that it bought Opti-Fi Networks from Parsons Transportation Group and ARINC. Opti-Fi builds and manages Wi-Fi networks for 25 North American airports. Read more »

If mobile Internet devices don’t work out, Intel is also making inroads into the personal health market. The chipmaker today launched a patient monitoring device and online interface to connect doctors and their patients remotely. Read more »

If you are one of those who think the MID is the greatest thing since sliced bread then you’d better head over to Pocketables and enter their contest.  They are giving away the Aigo P8860 MID along with an assortment of accessories to turn it into […] Read more »

The lack of the ability to cut, copy, and paste and to select portions of text makes text editing on the iPhone/iPod touch an exercise in patience. So, for all you writers who are masochistic enough to use your mobile device to write, this one is […] Read more »

Today IBM said it will allow people to use its semiconductor manufacturing plants to make power-efficient, higher performance chips that enable startups to compete with the manufacturing prowess of a chip giant such as Intel. Read more »

Stories for Nov. 9, 2008

Cyworld, the South Korean social network that launched in the U.S. with a splashy party in 2006 has packed up its bags and left the U.S. market. The social network, backed by SK Telecom, will layoff its entire U.S. staff and will continue to operate the […] Read more »

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 »

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