Stories for Nov. 5, 2008

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 »

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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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You can probably already think of a bunch of different ways to collaborate with your web-working co-workers on editing a piece of text: emailing drafts, wikis, instant messages, online word processors like Google Documents or Zoho Writer. DoingText is a new entrant in this crowded field, […] Read more »

With unprecedented resources for tracking yesterday’s election online, visitors flocked to news sites in droves. But notably, while web and cable viewer numbers were sizzling hot, the big three networks were down 16 percent vs. the election four years ago. ABC was down 2 percent, NBC […] Read more »

Quantcast Signs MTV Networks; company will provide web metrics for MTVN sites. (AdWeek) John McCain on Losing the Election; big ideas site Big Think sat down with the GOP candidate a few months ago and asked him what it would mean to him if he lost […] Read more »

We’ve heard rumors that the Blackberry Storm will be appearing at Verizon on November 16th and that is beginning to look like the real deal.  This ad just appeared in my inbox lending credence to the imminent release of the Storm by Verizon: Read more »

I have been largely silent about my first impressions of the T-Mobile G1 Android phone and that is by design.  I decided to wait until I received the firmware/ software update that T-Mobile indicated was forthcoming to see if it addressed any issues I was having […] Read more »

Apple generally has no reservations of highlighting and making readily available the songs it uses in its commercials and, with the advent of the App Store, it has been doing the same for applications in their iPhone commercials. However, when they declared the iPod touch the […] Read more »

No question we are all concerned about the economy and keeping a close watch on our expenditures.  Those needing a new notebook computer can realize some pretty significant savings by picking up a refurbished model instead of a brand new one.  The common complaint about refurbs […] Read more »

RIM has been extremely active lately and while I am still waiting for Verizon to launch the touch-centric Storm the Bold is a formidable Blackberry in every way.  I haven’t had a chance to play with one myself but Om Malik of GigaOM has one in […] Read more »

Pocket PC enthusiasts have long known that Pocket PC Thoughts is one of the best enthusiast web sites that covers all things Windows Mobile.  Founder Jason Dunn has grown PPC Thoughts into a media empire as the Thoughts Media brand now consists of Pocket PC Thoughts, […] Read more »

With the world sliding into a real or imagined recession (sometimes, it’s difficult to tell!) Web Worker Daily has been on the look out for products, services and practices that might help remote workers weather the storm and perhaps feel confident in their own ability to […] Read more »

[qi:080] Globalstar, a Miliptas, Calif.-based satellite services provider, has received permission from the Federal Communications Commission to offer wireless WiMAX services using its spectrum. Earlier this year I wrote about Denver-based Open Range Communications, which got a hefty $267 million loan from the USDA to promote […] Read more »

The browser war has always been of interest as Firefox has been making a push into our browsing lives for some time.  Microsoft has long enjoyed big numbers but the folks at Mozilla have continued to improve their browser which continues to capture the attention of […] Read more »

Am I the only one who gets more misses than hits with the on-screen keyboard of the iPhone and iPod touch? Typing accuracy is OK when my iPod touch is resting on a flat surface, but it is another story altogether when I’m walking or while […] Read more »

Microsoft, in an effort to woo startups and combat the open source movement, is going to start offering free software and online services to certain type of startups across the world, the company announced today. This effort, dubbed “Biz Spark,” will be rolled out across the world in 82 countries. Read more »

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