Stories for Nov. 12, 2008

At the opening dinner for the Forbes Energy conference on Tuesday night in New York, three former secretaries discussed their opinions about necessary energy and climate change policy, and at least two of them were in strong agreement that a cap and trade system in the U.S. would be bad for business. Read more »

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It’s 5 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon and you managed to get through airport security on your way home, with half an hour to spare to check your e-mail and make phone calls. But your electronic device of choice is low on power. Do you know where to find an outlet to recharge and work before your flight leaves? Read more »

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has been anticipated for a long, long time since SE announced they were going to make a Windows Mobile based phone.  The X1 has some innovative UI features designed to augment the austere Windows Mobile interface and it is a capable […] Read more »

Flipswap, a cell phone recycling and trade-in web site, says this morning it is raising $14 million from NGEN Partners and RRE Ventures. The three year old site is one of several e-cycling services that have raised money in the last several months in order to expand and bring in more users. Read more »

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Groundbreaking web-based email was not sufficient. Embedded instant messaging was not enough. Google Talk voice chat was too “old-fashioned.” Never satisfied with the status quo, the wizards at Google have rolled out a new Voice and Video service and have made Mac users first-class citizens for the new feature. […] Read more »

Agility Studios launches today as a boutique digital studio. The company aims to offer development, financing, distribution, sponsorship and more to projects made with stars who have established themselves either on the web or more traditionally. Read more »

Growth Energy, a new trade organization for corn ethanol companies, is lashing out against critics of corn ethanol by buying ad space in the New York Times and issuing “policy briefs” (bulky pdf files peppered with Excel graphs). Read more »

Stories for Nov. 11, 2008

By now even I am tired of pointing out that broadband over power lines as a viable broadband option just doesn’t work. Many, including Google, have spent millions of dollars to make a go of this technology with microscopic success, but that doesn’t stop others from […] Read more »

At last week’s Web 2.0 Summit — the annual convention that has come to represent the new web boom –- a leading web industry journalist asked me if green technology was here to stay, or if it is just another fad that would die at the […] Read more »

In less than two days we are going to kick off our Second NewTeeVee Live conference in San Francisco — and we are getting excited about this year’s event which has some stellar line up of speakers including Reed Hastings, CEO of NetFlix, Jason Killar, CEO […] Read more »

Google just launched video and voice chat today for both PC and Mac. My first reaction? That is so cool. The only problem is the announcement went out before they had actually activated many accounts. Including mine. Luckily, I had the email address of the Google […] Read more »

A few weeks ago I wrote about the beta of BoinxTV and provided a brief overview of the product. As a quick refresher, BoinxTV is a videocasting (video podcasting) tool designed for small production teams. It has a very flexible interface and enables you to quickly […] Read more »

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