Stories for Sep. 19, 2008

Like many of us, I spend quite a lot of time on the web and come across a staggering number of interesting things. In Clearing The Cache I choose a theme, pull out some of my favorites and share them with you here. The Windows Vista […] Read more »

Just because some freelancers work independently, it doesn’t mean they always work alone. There will always be big projects that require them to be part of a group, to be a team player, and to work on a small part of a big product. But if […] Read more »

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Cisco said this morning it would buy instant messaging service Jabber for an undisclosed amount. The deal is another move by the networking company into the collaboration space — this time highlighting the importance of presence awareness and interoperability in collaboration. It follows nicely with Cisco’s […] Read more »

The one day Mobilize 08 conference is now behind us and it was an awesome conference.  Everyone I spoke to after it ended gushed about how great the conference was for them to attend.  There were so many industry heavyweights speaking about the hot topics of […] Read more »

So last year, most people decided that marketing real products in virtual worlds like Second Life doesn’t work. Since then, however, I’ve come across some avatar-driven advertising campaigns with very impressive numbers. In Gaia Online, for example, users grabbed over a million virtual copies of a […] Read more »

Earlier this month, eight years’ worth of semiconductor development culminated in a DEMO God being awarded to Steve Booth, co-founder and VP of marketing at Microstaq. And his 15 minutes of fame are about to get a repeat performance. On Friday, Microstaq, which supplies an energy-efficient […] Read more »

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The good news for VeraSun on Thursday was that, early in the morning, its stock was up 42 percent from Wednesday’s close. Now the bad news. That 42-percent jump was just a bounce from one of its stock’s worst days ever. On Wednesday, VSE plummeted 73 […] Read more »

Most video, social networking, gaming, virtual worlds and Web 2.0 applications base their business models on advertising revenues. Problem is, users normally focus on the information in the center of the web page and disregard the sidebars — which is where most ads are placed. Israeli […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 18, 2008

In celebration of GM’s 100th anniversary and the unveiling of its electric car the Volt, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz took a trip over to the Colbert Report to spend some time with hilarious comic Stephen Colbert. We’ve got to say Lutz was somewhat funny in […] Read more »

Written by Liane Cassavoy I completely understand the desire to link your computer to your HDTV. But my enthusiasm for the concept has waned a bit more with each media extender — devices that allow you to view content from your PC on your TV — […] Read more »

iPhone Dev Process – Some really great insight from developer Mike Ash on the whole development and app store submission process for NetAwake. Zero-Day Exploit Code For Quicktime Posted – Supposedly Apple has ignored a submitted vulnerability and in turn the person who found the vulnerability […] Read more »

  Here’s the end-of-the-day portion of the show that many of us have been waiting for all day: the Launchpad, where a dozen startups get a few minutes to convince us they rock. Here are our lovely judges. All four scored each presenter and one offered […] Read more »

Guardian Lists Europe’s Cleantech 100: While we’ve mapped the top 101 cleantech startups in the U.S., to see who’s who in European cleantech check out the Guardian’s interactive list – Guardian. E-Waste Laws Too Lax, Feds Tell Congress: The Government Accountability Office reported to Congress that […] Read more »

We’re rounding out the panels with a gathering of VCs. Venture funding for mobile has been energized by the iPhone App Store and other recent developments, but what are the opportunities for a venture-backed big-time success between mobile apps, mobile web efforts and various business models? […] Read more »

Without carriers and their data networks, mobile applications wouldn’t be possible. So let’s show them some love, says Chetan Sharma, of Chetan Sharma Consulting, the moderator of the panel. The consensus is that mobile data is becoming more important to carriers and it’s growing every year. […] Read more »

At a panel at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference today, representatives from MySpace and Facebook both said they saw emerging opportunities to bring video uploads to cell phones. Here are my notes: John Faith, General Manager and VP, MySpace Mobile, MySpace: Opportunities in mobile: Right now it’s all […] Read more »

Membranes that take less energy to clean water — that’s the idea behind Los Angeles-based startup NanoH2O’s technology, and why the company was able to announce a round of $15 million from Oak Investment Partners and Khosla Ventures. NanoH2O, which raised $5 million last year from […] Read more »

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