Stories for Oct. 29, 2008

When it comes to the next generation of wireless broadband, the carriers seem to have LTE, all sewn up, but WiMAX isn’t anything to scoff at. WiMAX service, deployed in the U.S. by Sprint and 13 rural carriers, is gaining ground in other areas of the world, especially India, according to data published today by TeleGeography Research. Read more »

Some folks are restless, they can’t sit still and one outlet is to constantly break open their gear and see what’s inside.  Tnkgrl is such a person and she mods everything she touches.  She’s already added a lot of functionality to her Acer Aspire One netbook […] Read more »

The iPhone is indeed a wonderful little device and, for some of us, a game-changer in terms of managing our digital lives from the palm of our hands. There are, however, some essential features that Apple neglected to implement. Regular GMail and Google Calendar users will […] Read more »

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Y’know, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone with an AOL Mail email address…plenty of AIM users, but no one with AOL Mail – at least no one who will admit it… Regardless, there must be a good number of such users, to encourage AOL to […] Read more »

T. Boone Pickens could scale back his plans for a massive 4,000-MW wind farm in Texas, we’ve confirmed. A local Amarillo news channel was reporting the possibility recently, and SolveClimate had heard the rumor from a distressed asset sales specialist. In a statement that Picken’s team […] Read more »

Looks like Asus is hopping aboard the Android train with a handset planned for the first half of 2009 in Taiwan. No word yet on if they’ll be offering two dozen different models, but expectations are that they’ll be building and offering Android phones for overseas […] Read more »

Comcast, the largest cable provider in the U.S. reported earnings today as did Qwest, the No. 3 telco provider. Comcast watched its earnings rise by 33 percent. Qwest saw sales drop and announced a layoff of 1,200 people. Read more »

It’s a pickle. You just got laid off and now more than ever you need to get a new gig. The best place to meet prospective employers and network is in person at an industry conference (get them drunk!). But now there’s no company paying your […] Read more »

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There was no doubt that, when initially released, the Sonos was a game changer. But as time progressed, and Apple introduced the Airport Express with AirTunes, then the AppleTV (also with AirTunes support), and then the iPhone/iPod touch with the Remote app; the Sonos began to […] Read more »

It’s a pickle. You just got laid off and now more than ever you need to get a new gig. The best place to meet prospective employers and network is in person at an industry conference (get them drunk!). But now there’s no company paying your […] Read more »

Environmental responsibility may be one area where AMD is beating Intel these days. Its 8th Global Climate Protection Plan, released early this morning, details significant energy and emissions reductions that surpass goals set out in previous plans. The plan also underscores the benefits of the company’s […] Read more »

Having followed activity in the BlackBerry ecosystem over the past few weeks, I have come to the conclusion that BlackBerry Storm should be called BlackBerry Stealth. Why? With little media coverage, its forthcoming launch is the sleeper play in the smartphone market; it is poised to make major market penetration on its launch later this fall. Read more »

Stories for Oct. 28, 2008

Hi everyone, from the little red dot known as Singapore! I have a confession to make: I am a recent switcher. Being in the broadcast and advertising industry, I have always been surrounded by Macs. Just about every one—from production companies to advertising agencies to postproduction […] Read more »

The 2008 election and online video have had a lot of special moments together: The CNN-YouTube primary debates. Obama Girl. Will.i.am‘s “Yes We Can.” Saturday Night Live’s “Fey-lin” skits. And even though those examples might lean to the left, online video isn’t just a liberal thing. […] Read more »

Update: We wrote a more extensive, updated guide to where to watch live election coverage. The 2008 election and online video have had a lot of special moments together: The CNN-YouTube primary debates. Obama Girl. Will.i.am‘s “Yes We Can.” Saturday Night Live’s “Fey-lin” skits. And even […] Read more »

Taking another move from the Facebook playbook, LinkedIn has started their own application platform they’re calling “InApps.” Don’t worry…no movie quizzes, Scrabble games or pokes in the bunch. Instead, Linked in has partnered with well-known companies with business-ready productivity applications to provide apps that users can […] Read more »

With the abrupt end of Bill Gates’s recent promotional tête à tete with Seinfeld, there’s clearly a comedy void left somewhere in the galaxy. Fortunately, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, may be just the right shape to fill that void and restore equilibrium. Though far from scraping the […] Read more »

[qi:086] Logitech, a Swiss maker of computer peripherals, has acquired video conferencing software maker SightSpeed of Berkeley, Calif., for approximately $30 million in cash. The deal is expected to close sometime in November and will have no material impact on Logitech’s business. SightSpeed was started in […] Read more »

Segway Maker Working on Better Electric Car: Dean Kamen estimates that he and his team have spent $40 million over the last 10 years working on a Stirling-electric hybrid vehicle. We just hope its more successful than his last “revolutionary” transportation invention – Telegraph. Weak Breezes […] Read more »

Samsung’s recent entry into the US market coincided with their release of their first netbook, the NC10.  The NC10 is a 10-inch netbook with a big keyboard and looks to be a nice entry into the market for Samsung.  Laptop Magazine has published a review of […] Read more »

Social media network Bebo recently reaffirmed its commitment to being a content hub by announcing plans for “a minimum of” six original productions in 2009. The company also delineated out its programming categories: Bebo Originals like Sofia’s Diary and Kate Modern, third-party productions, and Open Media […] Read more »

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