Stories for Nov. 12, 2008

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Firefly Wins $2M from Dept. of Defense for Battery Tech: Lead-acid battery developer Firefly said today it has been awarded $2 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Defense to further development of its microcell foam battery manufacturing processes – Press Release. Comverge Secures $25M […] Read more »

http://www.youtube.com/v/AtmwQnUlEmc&rel=0&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1 This video interview and demonstration is the definitely the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while. Robert Scoble interviewed Andy Wilson from Microsoft Research and gets a hands on look at an impressive multi-touch solution. Here’s the thing though: there’s actually no touching involved! Andy’s […] Read more »

When it comes to OS virtualization on a Mac, there are two major contenders for the title of virtualizer to end all virtualizers. Likely Parallels and VMware Fusion need no introduction for TAB readers, but you might not be aware of what the latest incarnations that […] Read more »

Amyris, a synthetic biology startup focused on fuel production opened its first pilot plant in Emeryville, Calif. today. The company plans to use sugarcane to make diesel, jet fuel and gasoline that would be chemically similar to petroleum equivalents. Read more »

Yesterday Ion Media, a broadcaster behind an effort to create a new way to deliver over-the-air broadcast television to mobile phones, announced a successful test of a new mobile digital television standard. Read more »

Grey’s Anatomy last week once again topped the list of shows with the biggest DVR audience, with nearly 4 million watchers catching up after the initial airing. Meanwhile, not only was Barack Obama No. 1 in the presidential polls last week, but his YouTube channel generated the most views on the Video Breakouts Cool 100 list as well. Read more »

From The Apple Blog: Virtualization software has come a long way since the days of Virtual PC on PPC Macs. Microsoft’s Windows-enabling program was more of a parlor trick than fully functional software. These days, Parallels Desktop version 4.0, available today for purchase, makes running a […] Read more »

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