Stories for Oct. 23, 2008

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A new proposal from Apple, highlighted today by AppleInsider, hints at their desire to provide ubiquitous connectivity to the internet through a series of tiny RF modules. At present, the only device in Apple’s lineup capable of providing wireless connectivity anywhere is the iPhone, supporting Wi-Fi, […] Read more »

First Teaser Pic of Tesla’s Model S: Although the company just put development of its electric sedan on hold, much of the design work on the Model S was already done, and here’s a peak at what the back of the car looks like – Business […] Read more »

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Last week, opponents of the FCC’s plan to auction off white-space spectrum ramped up their lobbying effort. This week, proponents of the pl… Read more »

UPDATED: Duke Energy has decided to cut in half its $100 million distributed solar rooftop program after the utility was criticized during the permitting process by the Vote Solar Initiative and Wal-Mart, among others, the state Utility Commission over cost recovery and monopolistic practices. The new […] Read more »

UPDATED: Some folks downloaded a lot of stuff from the app market for the Google phone, aka the T-Mobile G1, in the first 24 hours after it opened its doors, according to mobile ad and analytics firm Medialets. And yup, that’s about as precise as they’re […] Read more »

Updates turning out to be harmful rather than helpful are nothing new, and it’s beginning to look like you can add Apple’s latest Airport Extreme software “fix” to the list of the potentially damaging. Complaints from commenters and bloggers around the net are beginning to pile […] Read more »

Over the past few years, I’ve been working with video files more and more. The problem with collaborating with others on video files is that if you’re not in the same location, the sheer size of some of the files creates annoyances, and makes sharing files […] Read more » has laid off 11 employees, CEO Keith Richman told CNET today. The company now has 80 people and says it plans to replace those 11 people with workers “with different skill sets.” Cuts came from most divisions within the company. Read more »

The Inquisitor plugin, (now owned by Yahoo) long monogamously committed to the Safari web browser, is now available for Firefox and Internet Explorer, across the OS X and Windows computing platforms. Inquisitor plugs in to the search bar in your browser, and functions much like the […] Read more »

They haven’t given much notice but since the T-Mobile G1 has just launched it is appropriate to point out that what is probably the first AndroidDevCamp will be happening in Dallas in just a couple of days.  The press release details how budding Android developers can […] Read more »

[qi:004] UPDATED: Dell Computer today announced that it will preload music from Universal Music Group into special music folders on the computers it ships. Individuals will be able to select a variety of music bundles to be pre-installed. 50- and 100-song music bundles start at $25, […] Read more »

Ausra, the posterchild for the next generation of utility-scale solar thermal plants, has turned on its first solar project dubbed the Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant in Bakersfield, Calif. The 5 MW plant will provide the equivalent power for 3,500 homes, and the company describes it […] Read more »

The VentureWire Technology Showcase will spotlight more than 125 early- and later-stage start-ups from the U.S., Asia and Europe, all vetted by VentureWire readers, Dow Jones editors and the folks at the Euro Tech Showcase and the Institute for Industry Information, as industry stand-outs in Advertising, […] Read more »

Of all the information I have stored on my Mac, email is by far the data I hold with highest regard. I choose not to use a web based email service such as GMail or MobileMe Mail — rather using the basic Mail application bundled with OSX. […] Read more »

Level 3 Communications this morning reported a narrower-than-expected third-quarter net loss and revenue that — at $1.07 billion — was in line with analysts’ expectations. But even that wasn’t enough to satisfy investors, who have now pushed the share price below $1 to as low as […] Read more »

Oh how I wish it was the new year already. I’d already have my Christmas wish-list fulfilled, might win another jackpot at CES and Android handets would have a software keyboard. One of my biggest gripes with the current and only Android handset, the T-Mobile G1 […] Read more »

The UK’s Carbon Trust, a publicly funded independent company, has launched the Algae Biofuel Challenge today. The project seeks to commercialize the use of algae biofuel by 2020. The Carbon Trust estimates the program will cost up to £30 million ($38.5$48.5 million) and will in part […] Read more »

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