Stories for Oct. 30, 2008

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 »

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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 »

Earlier today, I attended the “How to manage your startup in a downturn” roundtable, organized by Matt Marshall, where seasoned venture capitalists and entrepreneurs dispensed advice on how to navigate the current downturn and be prepared for the worst. Like most of these conversations, someone on […] Read more »

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For those unable to tear themselves away from their computers, the Obama campaign has uploaded tonight’s half-hour infomercial/commercial/whichever, entitled American Stories, American Solutions, to YouTube. Watch it below: Read more »

Kashless Raises $5M in Cash: We know ex-Imperium CEO Martin Tobias is working on a new “recommerce” startup called Kashless, but now we learn he’s gotten $5 million in Series A funding led by RRE Ventures – PEHub. “Sun Puts the Social in Social Responsibility”: Corporate […] Read more »

Oh wait. Zach Braff wants me to vote. Let me rescue my mail-in ballot from the recycle bin then. Sigh. The one good thing about this election almost being over is that I won’t have to sit through any more insufferable celeb-studded videos reminding me of […] Read more »

A little while back, I wrote a post about Google’s Knol site, which was initially announced in December of 2007. A Knol is “a unit of knowledge,” according to Google, and the Knol site collects “authoritative articles about specific topics.” Since that previous post, Knol has […] Read more »

My 8-month-old border collie mix, Crash, has spent a lot of his life at the GigaOM offices. He was on the blog before he even had a name, and he’s been part of more product demonstrations from visiting video companies than I can even remember. (Having […] Read more »

How America can revamp its energy infrastructure, recharge its economy and reshape its future by embracing three major green initiatives. The financial meltdown has rattled the U.S. banking system to its core. The unprecedented increase in the price of oil this summer has wreaked havoc on […] Read more »

We just received word from the folks at Skyfire that the latest beta version 0.8 is now available for download.  Skyfire promises no waiting to get invited to this beta version, just go here and get it.  Skyfire is the browser available for Windows Mobile and […] Read more »

Ever since Solid State Disk technology was announced, we’ve all been going on the assumption that the flash-based drives would save battery life. It’s a fair leap to make since there are no moving parts to power up and down. However, it really hasn’t been clear […] Read more »

One of the ports included with all the new (and previous generation of) MacBook Pros is an ExpressCard slot. Having never had this type of expansion before, I’ve decided to have a look around and see what uses it can serve. This article will give a […] Read more »

JDS Uniphase President & CEO Kevin Kennedy has resigned and will be taking over as the CEO of another unnamed company, though he is going to remain on with JDS’s Board of Directors as Vice Chairman. A replacement CEO hasn’t been named. A telecom industry veteran, […] Read more »

Riffing off a recent post by Imran Ali, “Soocial: The Best Address Book You’ll Ever Use?,” I thought I’d put in my impressions about another contact management service – ContactHero. ContactHero is looking to be your most favorite and most used contact manager, aggregating all of […] Read more »

Here’s a video that combines both Halloween AND politics — the New York Post’s coverage of a dog costume contest. Spoiler alert: the Sarah Palin pup wins 1st prize. And, for some pure Halloween content, Steve Bryant looks at Streets of Fear, which offers horror fans […] Read more »

This morning Earth Class Mail said it has signed up Switzerland’s mail operator Swiss Post as the first national mail provider that will offer the service for a fee to its customers. The company says it also recently raised $5.1 million in bridge financing and is currently raising a $15-30 million Series B round. Read more »

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