Stories for Oct. 21, 2008

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Obama says technology will save health care, and it’s true that IT is quickly becoming a medical resource: Google, which recently launched an online medical records service, claims that online search is where consumers turn first for health information. Computerization can eliminate much of the 30 […] Read more »

Brightstorm, Movidia Get Funding; Brightstorm, an online learning network for teens, gets a Series A round from KTB. (release). Movidia, maker of mobile video processors, gets $14 million in its first round, which was led by Celtic House Venture Partners and Capital E. (VentureBeat) Sun Taps […] Read more »

Clearly, Apple’s decision to leave out FireWire ports on the MacBook line has ruffled some feathers. For their part, Apple claims to have left it out to save the $0.25 per port licensing fee attached to including the hardware, which, when considered on the scale of […] Read more »

37signals recently announced the addition of Deals functionality into their Highrise CRM product. Deals allow you to track your bids, proposals and sales opportunities with all of the Highrise goodness you would expect. Quickly assign them to clients, add files, and keep everyone updated on status. […] Read more »

BlackLight Power, the company that has pulled in $60 million for its seemingly physics-defying fuel cell, is back with an announcement about an independent validation of its technology. A team of engineers, headed by Dr. Peter Jansson at Rowan University, have tested BlackLight’s prototypes and found […] Read more »

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Google.org continues to dole out the dough, on Monday awarding a $250,000 grant to the U.S. National Academies for a cooperative U.S.-Chinese study on renewable electricity. The 18-month transnational study has three goals: Assess the potential of utility-scale renewable energy in China and the U.S. Explore […] Read more »

Google today announced that the open-source version of its mobile operating system, Android, is now available for anyone to download and use for their devices — even to improve upon Android itself. Its availability comes a day ahead of the launch of T-Mobile’s G-1 handset — and marks the first step towards making Android a ubiquitous platform. Read more »

There is no doubt that developers are coming from far and wide to write iPhone applications. While some are coming from household names Mac users have come to know and love, others are coming from developers who have never laid hands on a Mac before. However, […] Read more »

It’s time to get a firm grasp of what Web apps or SaaS’s on autopay on the business credit card because it is getting to be too easy to charge these things. Read more »

Today content delivery network Akamai said it would purchase behavoiral advertising startup aCerno for $95 million, and launch an advertising product called Advertising Decision Solutions. Read more »

HP is rolling out two new iPAQs in Europe, one with a touch screen and the other not.  The DataManager has a sliding QWERTY keyboard and looks pretty nice, although the specs are nothing special.  HP put a 2.8-inch screen on the touch device but it […] Read more »

Those of you who pre-ordered (whatever that means) the G1 after the big T-Mobile event have probably not received your unit yet as they claimed a delivery date of October 22.  You should be very pleased to hear that T-Mobile will begin selling the G1 in […] Read more »

We always seem to be talking about netbooks but that’s because they are such hot topics.  If you aren’t sure how big how about 4 million EEE PCs, which according to Asus CEO is the number of the netbooks that has been sold to date.  Laptop […] Read more »

Another netbook announcement coming out of Asia, this time from Epson.  The uniquely-named MiniNote will have, come on see if you can guess, a 1.6 GHz Atom, 1 GB, 160 GB HDD, Windows XP, 10.2" screen, yada yada yada.  No word on pricing yet but the […] Read more »

You know that netbooks are hot items when companies that don’t make computers decide to make one of their very own.  It also speaks volumes how the standard netbook configuration must make it easier for newbies to play.  Electronic dictionary maker JCHyun in South Korea has […] Read more »

An Oregon Public Utilities Commission investigation that gets under way this morning will offer up one of the best examples to date of the potential pitfalls facing the success of renewable energy certificates (RECs) and, by extension, carbon offsets. It all comes down to the fact […] Read more »

Everyone remembers when they get their first Mac — the instant feeling of belonging in an elitist group of technologists. You go to class, a coffee shop, or down the street and see cars driving past with an Apple sticker on their back windshield as you […] Read more »

Scott Kirsner, a journalist who just released a book called Inventing the Movies about technology’s affect on Hollywood, told us this week that he thinks YouTube will is a more influential innovation than television. In his review of movie history, from Smell-O-Vision to digital filming, Kirsner […] Read more »

Cobalt Biofuels has raised $25 million in Series C funding for its biobutanol production process. The Mountain View, Calif.-based biofuel startup plans to use the funding to accelerate the commercialization of its low-cost biochemical butanol production process. The round was led by LSP and Pinnacle Ventures […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 20, 2008

Hello, I’m a Mac writer. Charles Moore here,  another TAB newbie, and Darrell Etherington isn’t the only Canadian on the roster, as I’m a Canuck too, albeit from a different part of the country — far eastern mainland Nova Scotia. I’ve been a writer most of […] Read more »

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