Stories for Oct. 24, 2008

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A Suzlon wind turbine in Wyanet, Ill., had one of its 140-foot long blades break off this week (via Environmental Capital). The Indian turbine maker is still investigating this turbine failure but it appears to be related to the blade recall announced in March which requires […] Read more »

Yahoo said today it plans to invest $100 million to build a data center and service center in two Nebraskan cities. Yahoo must invest at least $100 million in the state and create a 100 jobs with a minimum average salary of $68,700 to keep them. Read more »

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There’s been some discussion about the possible “dangers” or problems of Cloud computing. Some of it, though not all, stems from Richard Stallman’s recent comments about the Cloud initiative. The primary concern is that one may lose control of one’s data, or be at the mercy of (or […] Read more »

Have you seen the line-up for next month’s NewTeeVee Live conference? You might have heard that the CEOs of Hulu and Netflix are coming, and also the creator of CSI. True! But did you know that we’ve also got a guy who brags that he’s still […] Read more »

Have you seen the line-up for next month’s NewTeeVee Live conference?  You might have heard that the CEOs of Hulu and Netflix are coming, and also the creator of CSI. True! But did you know that we’ve also got a guy who brags that he’s still […] Read more »

I’ve been using wireless broadband, or 3G technology, since mid-2004. 99% of that time, I’ve used Verizon’s EV-DO service, known as BroadbandAccess. Sure, there was that brief fling I had with AT&T’s HSDPA offering, but you never forget your first love. Well, that and the coverage […] Read more »

I’m a big believer that Wi-Fi will come to dominate the home networking environment because of its ubiquity and familiarity to consumers. I got even more proof of it earlier this week. Behold, seven wacky examples of how Wi-Fi is moving way beyond computing equipment. Read more »

The Firefox 3 “awesome bar” generally does a good job of finding the web page you want when you start typing into it. With its ability to look into your history, go to a URL, or trigger a search of the web, it offers multiple avenues to get to where you want to go. But it can still be improved. If you find yourself navigating around the web on a frequent basis (and what web worker doesn’t?) here are a selection of ways to supercharge your searching. Read more »

Wednesday saw an interesting development in the academic world when Yale’s Dean of the School of Management announced he was departing for greener orchards. Specifically, Joel Podolny will be helping start Apple University, with a target time frame of early 2009. Don’t get your application package […] Read more »

After much talk and even more screenshots, ACCESS indicates that their Linux-based mobile OS is ready to roll. Michael Gartenberg feels that the ALP effort is "too little, too late" and I’m inclined to agree. Matt, James and I have a little more discussion on this […] Read more »

In Japan and South Korea, Fiber-based consumer broadband connections now represent the most popular Internet access technology, ahead of DSL and Cable, according to a report issued by OECD earlier today. Read more »

Republicrats Lands Unilever as a Sponsor; political comedy series will have an episode that features an animated I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter character. (MediaWeek) Study: Consumers to Move from Buying to Renting DVDs; Solutions Research Group survey says consumers will also cut back on theater-going. […] Read more »

If you are a regular user of sites like Gmail, Tweenky, Google Reader and other application-like web apps then you are probably already familiar with Fluid, an OS X application written by Todd Ditchendorf that lets you turn those sites into bona-fide, separate Cocoa desktop applications […] Read more »

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