Stories for Oct. 30, 2008

Over the past few years, I have been saying that for telecom companies, losing access lines while trying to grow the number of subscribers to their triple-play services was like walking a tightrope wearing skates. Of course, none of the telecom executives would admit that losing […] Read more »

Burnaby, British Columbia-based startup NxtGen Emission Controls said today it has raised $15.4 million to commercialize its first products for retrofitting diesel engines, which they say reduce emissions and fuel consumption. Read more »

Get ready iPhone-bearing fans of Trent Reznor, a special edition of Tap Tap Revenge has just been released featuring the music of Nine Inch Nails. The game features 16 NIN tracks, from albums Slip and Ghosts I-IV, hand-selected by Reznor himself. Tap Tap Revenge was one […] Read more »

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“Portland’s a very bikeable city.” So the saying goes. And man, did I hear a lot of that saying when I spent a weekend up in Oregon recently. I also had a chance to meet Sharon and Carl Jameson, creators of a long-running Portland-based web show […] Read more »

The triplets are due any moment now, and that means so is your mother-in-law. Or your precious baby girl has just graduated from college and has no more of a clue than she did the day she started, so she wants to come home for “a […] Read more »

YouTube Adds Deep Linking; now you can link directly to exact moments in videos, like right when the skater gets hit in the nuts. (YouTube Blog) On Networks Signs David Lynch; famed director to do a web series for the new media network based on his […] Read more »

HP told us that the new Mini 1000 netbook would be available with integrated 3G next year but a model in the UK has appeared that seems to trump it.  The Compaq Mini 700 has appeared on some sites in the UK and is GBP100 cheaper […] Read more »

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Ubuntu just keeps getting better and better and the new version out today keeps that tradition.  There are hundreds of improvements in Ubuntu 8.10 including a Connection Manager that now fully supports 3G connections.  Let’s hope the Mobile Edition gets released soon as it’s rapidly becoming […] Read more »

We broke the news about the free WiFi that AT&T finally rolled out to iPhone owners and today comes word that Blackberry addicts can get the same free love.  All you need is a Blackberry Bold or Pearl (8120/8820) with an unlimited data plan on AT&T […] Read more »

Are you trustworthy? This is something we have to ask ourselves as web workers.  In fact, our clients are probably asking us this very question through subtext, we just aren’t aware of it.  Important as this question may be, there is another question that should be […] Read more »

The Financial Times is reporting that UK ISP Orange will not use an advertising product from Phorm because of concerns about user privacy. This would make Orange the odd man out in the country. BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are all still on board with Phorm, […] Read more »

UPDATED: Politicians are lining up to appear alongside renewable energy projects these days — yesterday it was Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and earlier this month it was California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. This morning it’s Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who plans to officially […] Read more »

I love it when I come across several new apps or new features on old apps that just shout out “productivity” to me. First, the latest news that I received in my inbox is that FreshBooks now has a free time tracking app for the iPhone. […] Read more »

It’s increasingly clear, at least to me, that Apple can’t afford to ignore the netbook phenomenon. Yes, I know Apple doesn’t do cheap computers and that there are markets the company chooses not to serve, but netbooks really can’t be considered just another class of laptop, […] Read more »

This week is the big PDC show that Microsoft puts on annually and the excitement has appeared all over.  Microsoft made it clear pre-show that this would be the official first look at Windows 7 and attendees would be given the alpha version of the OS […] Read more »

The MID category can be a confusing one for sure, as it is difficult to define who the target market might be.  Most regular consumers are likely served well by a connected smartphone as MIDs don’t seem to offer more to them.  Geeks will delight in […] Read more »

Motorola continues to lose market share and more importantly money in its handset business. And the way things are going, it might never be able to spin off the division that has bled over $2.6 billion in last seven quarters with no end in sight. Read more »

I’m not ashamed to admit it. I run XP on my aluminum iMac. My girlfriend is ashamed of me and my brother won’t speak to me. All because of a 40gb hard drive partition and a start button. I did it mostly so that I could […] Read more »

This morning the CalCEF Angel Fund say it has invested in three firms — efficient-lighting startup HID Labs, biofuels company Allopartis Biotechnologies, and an undisclosed solar investment that is adapting chip manufacturing to make cheap, efficient solar cells. Read more »

We met with Jon S. von Tetzchner, the CEO of Opera software, and Tatsuki Tomita, senior VP of consumer products at Opera, yesterday and talked about the company’s mobile browser platforms, how it sizes up against the competition and where web browsers are headed. Read more »

It’s easy to read too much rational thought into a market that is as volatile as U.S. stocks are these days, but it seems First Solar has just handed the solar bulls a couple of very good reasons to be optimistic. The Tempe, Ariz.-based, maker of […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 29, 2008

Wearing her giant polar bear pin and touring a thin-film solar plant, Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin looked ready to embrace the cleantech world with a major policy speech on energy today. Alas, it was not to be. Instead, Palin delivered a speech on “energy independence” […] Read more »

Are you a video junkie who loves nothing more than stuffing iTunes with videos to watch in Front Row, Apple TV, or on your iPod? If you find yourself spending more time than you should fussing with conversion and the such, VideoDrive can get those videos […] Read more »

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