Stories for Nov. 5, 2008

Corrected. YouTube today announced it has upgraded its embedded videos, which it disclosed account for close to 44 percent of its total views. That’s an insane amount, when you think about how many views YouTube does — 5 billion per month in the U.S. alone, according […] Read more »

Did you ever wish for a desktop search function for your handset? Windows Search, Google Desktop Search, Copernic and others have made it quick and easy to find practically anything on the computer, so why not a similar solution for your mobile? Copernic actually offers a […] Read more »

Missouri Gets Renewable Portfolio Standard: Missourians voted to create a renewable portfolio standard, making Missouri the 25th state to do so. The news RPS requires 15 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2021. It’s a little low a little late, but […] Read more »

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New research from Flirtomatic, provider of a mobile and web-based messaging service available in the UK and Germany, suggests viral marketing via mobile phones has plenty of room to grow. Read more »

It looks as though Vudu, the troubled movie delivery set-top box maker, is in need of a new CEO. Valleywag reports that Mark Jung, the company’s CEO, is no longer listed on Vudu’s management page, and his LinkedIn profile lists his time at Vudu through November […] Read more »

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Veoh, the online video startup, has made its second round of layoffs this fall, cutting 20 percent of its 110 employees this afternoon out of both its San Diego and Los Angeles offices. It said it still expects to be profitable next year. “We have to […] Read more »

A week after Linden Lab said it was raising the cost of buying and maintaining much of the virtual land in Second Life, leading to open revolt among many users, the company has significantly revised its pricing policies. Read more »

jkOnTheRun is reporting on the news that Phoenix Technologies is jumping on the Instant-On bandwagon. This is a growing trend to put lightweight platform software on notebook and netbook computers , so that you can get work done on the fly without having to wait for […] Read more »

America has a new president, so it’s only fitting that you should have new accessories for you iPhone, right? Today we’ve got three non-partisan gadgets to add to or improve the functionality of your iPhone. Marware Game Grip Regardless of whether you think the iPhone is […] Read more »

While the financial turmoil has put a damper on some electric car companies’ plans, Mississauga, Ontario-based Electrovaya, which makes battery systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, has been making some notable moves lately. The company said yesterday it had signed three deals with vehicle and equipment […] Read more »

As a web worker, I have clients who are always looking for new and more affordable ways to market what they do. I’m also faced with the constant need to better promote what I’m doing to continue to grow my business. The landscape on the web […] Read more »

So in the mess of videos documenting Election Day aftermath, what is the one non-politically-oriented piece to break through the crowd? The latest in the viral ad series promoting Guitar Hero World Tour: Heidi Klum rocking out in her undies. Of course. FYI, Heidi, taking off […] Read more »

Less than a year after announcing its deal with Merrill Lynch, Raser Technologies is set to open its first low-temp geothermal plant tomorrow in Utah. While it remains to be seen what happens when the switch is flipped, the company has so far made good on […] Read more »

The votes have been cast, the winners and losers have spoken, and the euphoria of yesterday will now give way to the realization that a lot of hard work lies ahead. We’re not talking about the U.S. presidential race, but the even longer slog to use […] Read more »

Apple had it so close… That was the first thought I had when Apple unveiled the new aluminum MacBook and MacBook Pro on October 14. Many Mac owners out there are still longing for a successor to the PowerBook G4 12″. I am one of them. […] Read more »

Hot on the heels of our earlier Coworking Roundup comes the news that Cisco has collaborated with the city of Amsterdam to launch its first Smart Work Center (SWC), in the nearby community of Almere, an area which incidentally, has an all-fibre broadband network. The SWC […] Read more »

Californian’s have rejected propositions 7 and 10 which would have increased renewable energy targets and given incentives for alternative fuel vehicles, respectively. Meanwhile, the prospect of a high-speed train is getting stronger as prop 1A leads with more results still coming in. Read more »

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