Stories for Nov. 6, 2008

President-elect’ Barack Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope” and “Dreams From My Father” are the two top bestsellers among Kindle e-books and paperbacks on the site and his September policy pitch “Change We Can Believe In” is ranked No. 11. Read more »

Intel’s Classmate program is sort of like the One Laptop Per Child program except without the actual program.  Their super-cheap Classmate "netbook" design is intended to provide educators with a cheap platform to get kids online and studying hard.  Because we all know that’s what kids […] Read more »

As a new contributor to WWD, I’ve been asked to pass on some of the practical knowledge I’ve manged to acquire from more than 25 years as a journalist writing primarily about airlines, airports and hotels. A little about me: Last spring I left a fulltime position as a […] Read more »

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Range Fuels, a cellulosic ethanol producer racing to finish construction of a plant in Soperton, Ga., said this morning that it is bringing in David Aldous, a former Royal Dutch Shell exec, as its CEO. Former CEO Mitch Mandich, who was previously senior VP of worldwide […] Read more »

We reported earlier on some of the upcoming features of the iPhone 2.2 firmware, currently in beta release. One feature mentioned at TUAW was the inclusion of podcast support, which explains the rejection of the third-party Podcaster app based on duplication of functionality, although it was […] Read more »

Last month, Webmonkey ran a charming story of a young family of web workers, who are quite literally working on the road as they travel across the United States. The family of three – a young boy Tristan and his freelancing web designer parents, Olivia and […] Read more »

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Cisco Systems reports that revenue for the first quarter 2009 ending Oct 25, 2008 was $10.3 billion, approximately an 8% year-over-year increase. Cash generated from operations was $2.7 billion and earnings $2.2 billion or about 37 cents a share. But the forecast calls for pain. Read more »

Today Loopt and Qualcomm announced a deal that allows Loopt the ability to grab location data for a monthly fee, rather than each time someone checks their locale–making it cheaper to figure out exactly where a mobile device is at any time. Read more »

The U.S. military is living up to its promise of leading the country in green energy adoption with the Navy’s awarding of a $3 million contract to marine power startup Ocean Power Technologies for ocean testing of an advanced version of the company’s autonomous PowerBuoy. Read more »

Stories for Nov. 5, 2008

John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ high profile green venture capitalist, told attendees at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday that cleantech is what’s growing in Silicon Valley. Perhaps not what a room full of Internet entrepreneurs wanted to hear, but Doerr […] Read more »

In hindsight, we are all geniuses or simpletons — it’s just a matter of how much time we give history to ferment. At this point, it doesn’t look like history will be kind to Jerry Yang, who has had the unenviable job of rescuing the company […] Read more »

Neither the blogosphere nor Web 2.0 social networking services provide the kind of intellectual community that drives innovation, according to Google.org‘s executive director, Larry Brilliant. As a result, there’s room for growth for companies that can find ways to foster productive intellectual exchange — and facilitate […] Read more »

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 »

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