Stories for Oct. 27, 2008

This news is a few days old, but for folks lusting after an Amazon Kindle, it’s worth the mention. Oprah Winfrey featured the Kindle on Friday’s episode, which is the one where she shares her favorite things. Although I didn’t watch the show this year, it’s […] Read more »

After a few weeks of seeking a suitor, Embarq, the landline unit spun off from Sprint in 2006, has enticed CenturyTel into paying $5.8 billion in stock, and assuming $5.8 billion in debt for the nation’s fourth largest local exchange carrier. Read more »

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Italian operator 3 Italia and Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) are introducing a YouTube phone this week–the W595–which will allow u… Read more »

Dell first launched the Mini 9 netbook to much fanfare as the computer making giant was lending credence that the netbook category was not to be ignored.  The Mini 9 was a typical configuration for the netbook class with a 9-inch screen and Atom processor like […] Read more »

It seems that Netflix is finally making good on their long standing promise that the much lauded “Watch Instantly” would be coming to the Mac. Utilizing Microsoft’s Silverlight (with Play Ready DRM), Netflix will be able to provide their vast library of movies and TV shows […] Read more »

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Stories for Oct. 26, 2008

The credit crisis is resulting in slowdown in technology sales, according to the Wall Street Journal. This credit crunch is a much bigger problem than most people in technology realize. Technology financing is estimated to top $88 billion or about 14 percent of the total amount […] Read more »

The live video-streaming boxing match enters a new round today with Qik counter-punching an alpha for select BlackBerry handsets. Those of us sitting ringside saw a similar function land a right-hook on the BlackBerry Pearl and Curve through software from Next2Friends. Any corner manager worth their […] Read more »

The editorial/community game site Crispy Gamer, which has been in development over the past few months with $8.25 million in funding from Constellation Ventures and already boasts a million unique monthly visitors, is coming out of beta today. Read more »

Chipmakers are starting to come out with low-power offerings that, while they won’t all keep your iPhone running longer, could play a role in boosting the efficiency of a growing number of new devices. Read more »

Plastic parts maker Cascade Engineering is bringing a small rooftop wind turbine called the SWIFT to North America. The company says the SWIFT is significantly quieter than traditional small wind turbines — less than 35 decibels, compared with 40 to 50 decibels for competing products. The […] Read more »

A constant source of speculation is trying to figure out why netbooks are catching on so fast.  Sure the price is a big factor and is what catches the attention first but as we’ve stated here on jkOnTheRun many times that alone is not enough.  If […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 152 is 36:20 minutes long and is a 33.4 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel […] Read more »

Networking is all about building relationships, but who says these relationships have to originate around our area of business? How can we harness the networks that exist for our personal interests as well? Read more »

Anthony Hunt has posted The Matte display for MacBook Petition on PetitionOnline.com which reads: To:  Apple Computer We pledge to purchase a new MacBook if you, Apple Computer, would be so kind as to provide the option of a matte display. Sincerely, The Undersigned I’m all […] Read more »

Nearly two months ago, we penned the sad news that Air-O-Matic’s “Pull My Finger” application was denied from entry to the App Store. Pull My Finger (if you couldn’t guess) was a fart noise machine for iPhone. It was one of those times in life when […] Read more »

Here are the top stories that appeared recently on jkOnTheRun in case you missed them: jkOnTheRun video- Plantronics Pulsar 590E bluetooth headset Text messaging: great method of communication for the deaf Four million EEE PCs have been sold jkOnTheRun video- MacBook multi-touch demo iPhone sales haven’t […] Read more »

Late last week, my partners and I here at Polaris Ventures hosted a summit for all of our portfolio companies in and around the online advertising sector. In addition to the some 20 portfolio executives that attended, we brought in a handful of senior industry execs […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 25, 2008
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