Stories for Oct. 20, 2008

[qi:004] Brand Asset Digital launched its P2P advertising platform P2Pwords today, promising to bring pay-per-click advertising to file-sharing networks like Limewire, Gnutella and Emule. The NY-based company received a largely positive review from John Healey over at The LA Times Bitplayer blog, who thinks that “the opportunity […] Read more »

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Imovio is a company with a new mobile companion device they are telling everybody about that they claim is for the person on the go.  The iKit is being touted as a teeny, tiny laptop device that will do email and other web stuff on the […] Read more »

Two non-profit advocacy groups are proposing changes to the way Congress and web hosts handle copyright claims. The suggestions come less than a week after the the McCain presidential campaign found itself on the wrong side of a takedown notice. The Electronic Frontier Foundation today made […] Read more »

Do you have a computer that is much slower than it once was, and seems to pop up regularly with inexplicable problems? Even if you’re diligent about running security software and scanning for infections, you can still end up with rogue problems, especially if you’re on […] Read more »

Texas Instruments said today on its earnings call that it plans to sell its merchant baseband processor business — the division that makes off-the-shelf wireless chips for handsets. The company plans to keeps its OMAP applications processor business and will continue to make custom-radios for certain clients. Read more »

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With the release of the new MacBooks and Macbook Pros, I suspect there are many of you that have been holding out waiting to buy a new computer, and now that you have your shiny new notebooks, you need to get everything set up just how […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] Google was the second most active cleantech investor last quarter, has unveiled a $4.4 trillion U.S. energy plan, and could one day actually make revenues off energy management tools. But Google CEO Eric Schmidt has his own plans when it comes to energy and politics. […] Read more »

I don’t get into Panera Bread enough, I don’t know why.  It is far more comfortable and amenable to productive work sessions than that big coffee retailer.  The free WiFi is more than welcome too.  I’ve been here for over an hour and gotten a lot […] Read more »

A few months ago, I was desperate to find a collaborative project app, so I explored a number of those that had been discussed here at WWD. I was either underwhelmed or daunted by the learning curve (too busy/too lazy). So what I ended up doing […] Read more » Gets $20 Million; Chinese video site gets third round, led by LB Investment. (paidContent) DVD Biz Had Modest Drop in Q3; while sales and rentals dipped, Blu-ray got a boost and could help the industry hit break-even with 2007. (Video Business) SAG Requests Federal Mediator; […] Read more »

Another day, another promise from a large IT company that it will continue to “green” its operations. Today HP announced its plans to double the amount of renewable energy it uses to 8 percent by 2012. This latest goal is part of the company’s larger energy […] Read more »

Much is being made of the lack of FireWire in the new MacBooks. Seems like everyone’s weighed in on this topic, myself included. Even more recently, an email response to one irate customer set off more controversy. In this email, Steve Jobs himself is alleged to […] Read more »

Samplify Systems, a 2-year-old chip startup coming out of stealth mode today, has the potential to create faster data compression and simplified gadgetry for everything from wireless communications to ultrasound machines–as long as users don’t mind losing a little data. Read more »

PermissionTV, a provider of white-label video sites that says it differentiates its service from its many competitors by making its platform more open, has let go of six employees from operations, sales and marketing. The company has replaced three of the salespeople, for a net loss […] Read more »

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, who recently unveiled a sweeping $4.4 trillion energy plan, will join Presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign trail this week to publicly back the Illinois Senator, according to the Wall Street Journal. What a good way to start off a week! I recently […] Read more »

One of the fancy terms that gets thrown around in Web 2.0 discussions is “disintermediation” – in other words, cutting out the middleman. Authonomy is a new site from Harper Collins that aims to do just that in the world of book publishing. If you’re a […] Read more »

[qi:020] Comcast, the largest cable company in the U.S., is going to boost its consumer broadband speeds — in some cases, doubling them — without raising the price, according to DSL Reports. The new offerings are likely to be made available in a few weeks. I’m […] Read more »

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