Stories for Nov. 7, 2008

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Former V-P and Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore told an audience at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Friday that we need to use the latest web tools to organize a social movement to help rescue the earth from climate change. Read more »

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Many have oft-complained about Microsoft’s hold on users with its monopoly on installed system components such as Internet Explorer and Microsoft Media Player. Even though the OS X counterparts to those programs are engineered better, the truth is that Apple really does engage in the same […] Read more »

If you’re a Windows user, you’re probably very familiar with how files, and even unwanted applications can get littered around your computer over time. Add to that the programs you’ve probably installed but never use, and it can make sense to run an effective Uninstaller application. […] Read more »

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Amazon Web Services’ platform is increasingly gaining popularity beyond Web 2.0 and video companies. Case in point is the Amazon Web Services Start-Up Challenge, whose seven finalists are a diverse group of companies, among them Knewton, which provides live online educational testing prep services; remote health […] Read more »

As broadband matures, carriers aren’t merely upgrading their networks, they’re also upgrading their pricing plans realizing that different service levels offer a more nuanced way to manage traffic on their network, and increase their sales. Read more »

The BBC’s iPlayer is nothing short of a digital revelation — providing viewers in the United Kingdom with online access to an ever-changing (and free) selection of the BBC’s internationally-revered quality programming. For an increasing number of us Brit’s, is the site we surreptitiously visit on our […] Read more »

WaWa is very good.  On to Kevin’s shortly, we’ll both be in the same place at the same time thus refuting the conspiracy theory that claimed we’re both one and the same. Read more »

An announcement from Freshbooks got me thinking about how I monitor and bill – or not bill – for the time I spend on the phone with clients. As a web worker, I haven’t felt compelled to consider phone time as consulting time because I am […] Read more »

Updated. BitTorrent, after losing its president and co-founder Ashwin Navin, has laid off more of its staff. We don’t know the extent of the cuts or whom they affect, but we do know they include Lily Lin, the company’s director of communications. Lin confirmed to us […] Read more »

President-elect Barack Obama just held his first post-election press conference and focused on the economy, but it is his forthcoming climate change policies that are spurring the world’s governments and businesses to start reaching out to the next administration. Politicians and business executives are maneuvering to […] Read more »

Even with CodeWeaver’s generous giveaway of CrossOver Mac the other week, there are still times when one has to use a virtualized Windows environment to get work done that just cannot be performed within OS X properly. In talking with other VMware users, I realized that not […] Read more »

When I am in my office I am connected to most everyone I need to work with through some sort of Instant Messaging service. I find it convenient to be able to stay connected and have quick discussions. It is outside of the office where things […] Read more »

If you’re a web worker, you likely spend plenty of time using Google (unless you’re one of those folks is concerned about their continued strides towards world domination). And judging by the numbers we’ve seen, you probably use Firefox as well. If that’s your combination of […] Read more » Raises $2 Million; money bulks up the $4 million first round announced by the provider of videos of high-profile conferences back in May. (VentureBeat) Panasonic and Sanyo in Merger Talks; agreement would make Sanyo a subsidiary of the larger Panasonic, companies looking to complete the […] Read more »

CarbonFlow has raised an additional $1 million in funding from @Ventures to develop its software to bring transparency and efficiency to the carbon markets. Technologies like this are sorely needed in the current carbon markets, which have been hampered by inefficiencies, a lack of transparency and are still sort of a Wild West stage at this point. Read more »

Before the App Store, third party developers depended on web apps to allow them to bring new games, abilities, and content to the iPhone and iPod touch. A new proof-of-concept tech demo by web developer Charles Ying shows that there is still plenty of potential left […] Read more »

AT&T must be determined to get its subscribers online. First, we heard just yesterday that iPhone tethering is officially in the queue from CEO Ralph De La Vega. Now, there’s more good news for users of Apple’s little smartphone-that-could. Wireless hotspot provider Wayport, one of the […] Read more »

London-based oil giant BP has changed its renewable energy tune, moving its investments in wind to the more favorable U.S. onshore market, and dropping plans for wind developments in the UK, China, India and Turkey. Read more »

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