Stories for Nov. 4, 2008

When the benefits of teleworking are discussed, one of the major points raised is that teleworking is better for the environment. One of the more obvious causes of this is that if more people work from home, lesser people drive to work, reducing petrol consumption and […] Read more »

Today the Federal Communication Commission will vote on two large wireless mergers and issue rules regarding a proposal to create an alternative wireless broadband network in the unused spectrum between digital television stations. Between the white spaces issue championed by Google and other tech titans, approving […] Read more »

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As a Canadian I have been in the fortunate position of having experienced a BlackBerry Bold since its launch on Rogers in late August. It’s not simply a new smartphone or “replacement” for an older BlackBerry. The Bold, finally available at AT&T, is a game changer […] Read more »

[qi:101] Gnip, a Boulder, Colo.-based company started by Eric Marcoullier, has raised $3.5 million in Series B funding. The investors in the round include Foundry Group, First Round Capital and SoftTech VC, all previous investors in the company. Marcoullier previously started MyBlogLog and subsequently sold it […] Read more »

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Hollywood spoof Tropic Thunder stormed to the top of TorrentFreak’s list of the most BitTorrented movies last week, bringing with it some other newcomers, including WALL-E and the colon-heavy trio of The Chronic(what!)cles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the TV movie Futurama: Bender’s Game. Read more »

Tesla may have announced lay offs and was unable to raise a planned $100 million financing, but the electric car startup is still facing hurdles. Today Fisker Automotive issued a release saying that an independent arbitration between the two competing Silicon Valley-backed electric car makers has […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 3, 2008

This year has brought more than its share of surprises to the energy industry, but the bankruptcy of ethanol giant VeraSun Energy was one that few would have predicted at the beginning of the year. The stock started the year at $15.28, down from its June […] Read more »

The interminable U.S. presidential campaign season will come finally come to an end tomorrow night. For a full rundown of the best of the best coverage — enough to allow you to set up a multiscreen command center, head over to NewTeeVee. Read more »

The interminable U.S. presidential campaign season will come finally come to an end tomorrow night. If you’re looking for a map with updating red and blue states (a tradition that dates back to NBC in the 1976 election, it turns out), we’ve got you covered. If […] Read more »

Brightcove will fully shut down its free service and force all its users to upgrade to its new Brightcove 3 platform by Dec. 17, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company said in an email to users tonight. Users who do not upgrade will see their content deleted. Brightcove, […] Read more »

EnerG2 Raises $8.5M for Nanomaterials: Seattle-based startup EnergG2 has raised $8.5 million in Series A financing for its work developing nanomaterials that could be used for natural gas storage, hydrogen storage, more efficient solar cells, and even “ultracapacitors.” The round was led by OVP Venture Partners […] Read more »

The wait is over as Classics is officially available. As previously mentioned, Classics is a highly refined e-book reader that provides users with a collection of public domain books. What sets Classics apart from the plethora of similarly available apps in iTunes is that first, each […] Read more »

George Kliavkoff is done bringing digital gospel to old media. Now he wants to “start, run or invest” in an online business, he said in an internal email announcing he will leave his post as NBC Universal’s chief digital officer at the end of the year. […] Read more »

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has started sending out a patch for its Android operating system to fix a security problem with the browser, and address… Read more »

With the third update to Google’s open source Chrome browser out, many people, including us, have been writing about the speed improvements. Various tests around the web show its JavaScript performance at close to 40 percent faster than when it was first released. However, there are […] Read more »

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