Stories for Nov. 6, 2008

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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‘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 »

Did you ever wish for a desktop search function for your handset? Windows Search, Google Desktop Search, Copernic and others have made it quick and easy to find practically anything on the computer, so why not a similar solution for your mobile? Copernic actually offers a […] Read more »

Missouri Gets Renewable Portfolio Standard: Missourians voted to create a renewable portfolio standard, making Missouri the 25th state to do so. The news RPS requires 15 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2021. It’s a little low a little late, but […] Read more »

New research from Flirtomatic, provider of a mobile and web-based messaging service available in the UK and Germany, suggests viral marketing via mobile phones has plenty of room to grow. Read more »

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