Stories for Oct. 28, 2008

In early 2007, tech luminary Tim O’Reilly published a number of thoughts envisioning a more cohesive and universal ‘address book’ application for the Web 2.0 era…these thoughts were quickly labeled as Address Book 2.0. In the intervening period, we’ve seen companies such as Plaxo and Facebook […] Read more »

Right alongside the many Azure and Windows 7 announcements out of PDC, Microsoft is making more of a move to the cloud with their Office suite. Specifically, the company will offer light, web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote (shown above). The last app is […] Read more »

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New was the name of the game over on TorrentFreak’s list of the most BitTorrented movies last week, as six of the ten top films were first-timers. Speaking of firsts, this is the first time in a while that the list only has one superhero movie […] Read more »

Intel Capital says it has invested $20 million in Chinese thin-film solar provider Trony Solar, and has signed an agreement to invest in a large-scale electricity storage specialist in China NP Holdings Ltd. Read more »

The Wall Street Journal published an article yesterday highlighting how mobile phone technology is beginning to reach the stage where a laptop is no longer necessary. For years, mobile workers have been ditching their desktop computers for laptops that they can take wherever they go. Now […] Read more »

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Hulu in Talks with Kangaroo; the NBC/Fox JV could partner with the UK’s version of Hulu rather than going it alone, to sidestep regulatory complications there. (C21 Media (sub. required)) SpongeFish Shuts Down; how-to site closes; had raised $2 million in March. (VentureBeat) Bud Bundy to […] Read more »

The Free Press on Friday filed a petition with the Federal Communication Commission asking the agency to create rules that would force Internet Service Providers to detail how they manage and route traffic, and what actual speeds are on their networks. Read more »

Like many of us, I spend quite a lot of time on the web and come across a staggering number of interesting things. In Clearing The Cache I choose a theme, pull out some of my favorites and share them with you here. Freelance Switch on […] Read more »

We pointed out Sunday night that investor and wind crusader T. Boone Pickens admitted on 60 Minutes that he and his fund are down a staggering $2 billion from the drop in oil and natural gas prices this year. For someone who’s touting an energy plan […] Read more »

Microsoft’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote will have a new home in the cloud, the company announced at the Microsoft Developers Conference in Los Angeles this morning, adding the Office suite to the cadre of software and services it has said it will provide as it […] Read more »

There’s mobility news out of China today and it’s coming from VIA. The chipmaker has allied with Microsoft, American Megatrends, ITE, SanDisk and others to form a "Global Mobility Bazaar". The stated goal is to help drive mobile computing adoption in emerging markets by developing affordable […] Read more »

From the people who brought you the bamboo computer come two new greener computers: a new desktop made partially out of recycled plastic water bottles, and Dell’s first thin-client computer, a minimalist PC designed to access remote apps and data. Recycled water bottles? That’s how Dell […] Read more »

For those of us who at one time depended on a Palm device for our pocket computing needs, Documents To Go is a familiar name. The program, which was eventually bundled with new Palm devices, allowed users to access and edit Microsoft Office documents on the […] Read more »

Although I haven’t used a Dash Express Navigator yet, I like the concept. Not only do you get standard GPS functions, but the unit itself connects to the web for location searches and provides real-time traffic data. Some have griped about the $12.99 price of the […] Read more »

A week before the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on a proposal to turn over spectrum between the digital television channels for a wireless broadband service, singer/songwriter Dolly Parton has come out against the plan. Read more »

Our buds at OStatic have let us know that the commercial implementation of WINE produced by CodeWeavers, CrossOver, is free today and today only.  CrossOver is the product that lets you run Windows apps in native Linux and Mac installations without the need for a virtual […] Read more »

Put away your credit cards and get your download link-clicking fingers primed and ready, because Codeweavers is offering a copy of either CrossOver Linux or Mac for free to all comers…today only! The programs, which normally retail for $40, will be available free of charge (one […] Read more »

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