Stories for Oct. 28, 2008

Those of us with email addresses or an email account through Google Apps have had some fun playing with the new experimental features through Gmail Labs. From the silly Mail Goggles to the more helpful ability to add a calendar to the sidebar or set […] Read more »

Online presentation software provider SlideRocket drops its beta tag today and officially opens up for business. We’ve written enthusiastically about SlideRocket in the past and continue to be impressed by not only their service offering but the quality of the content produced with it. SlideRocket has […] Read more »

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A quick and very unscientific poll of developers at the Microsoft Professional Developers conference in Los Angeles this week suggests that even the Microsoft brand might not bring enterprises rushing headlong into the cloud. There was broad but cautious enthusiasm about the company having stepped up […] Read more »

The credit crunch and dropping oil prices could threaten certain aspects of cleantech investing, but there’s a silver lining — at least for venture capitalists. The valuations of companies are dropping, and that means the VC is in the catbird seat when it comes to funding […] Read more »

VentureBeat is holding a roundtable for CEOs and founders wondering how to deal with the downturn Wednesday (that’s tomorrow) at 8 a.m. Two panels of investors and entrepreneurs will discuss what they did to survive and thrive through the last downturn, how this recession is different, […] Read more »

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I really, really detest the Market Felt typeface used in the Notes application in the iPod touch and iPhone. It is hard to read, hard to edit points into, and looks plain childish. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a way to easily have your notes displayed with […] Read more »

It’s hard to measure total reach for white-label video providers, but at least in terms of marketplace perception, Brightcove leads the pack. Be it thePlatform, Ooyala, Fliqz — it’s a long list — no enterprise video player comes through our door without mentioning Brightcove as a […] Read more »

[qi:076] Today is Diwali, one of the holiest days on the Hindu calendar, one that has transcended religious barriers because it celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is therefore appropriate that today is when the news is emerging that large Internet companies — Google, […] Read more »

In early 2007, tech luminary Tim O’Reilly published a number of thoughts envisioning a more cohesive and universal ‘address book’ application for the Web 2.0 era…these thoughts were quickly labeled as Address Book 2.0. In the intervening period, we’ve seen companies such as Plaxo and Facebook […] Read more »

Right alongside the many Azure and Windows 7 announcements out of PDC, Microsoft is making more of a move to the cloud with their Office suite. Specifically, the company will offer light, web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote (shown above). The last app is […] Read more »

New was the name of the game over on TorrentFreak’s list of the most BitTorrented movies last week, as six of the ten top films were first-timers. Speaking of firsts, this is the first time in a while that the list only has one superhero movie […] Read more »

Intel Capital says it has invested $20 million in Chinese thin-film solar provider Trony Solar, and has signed an agreement to invest in a large-scale electricity storage specialist in China NP Holdings Ltd. Read more »

The Wall Street Journal published an article yesterday highlighting how mobile phone technology is beginning to reach the stage where a laptop is no longer necessary. For years, mobile workers have been ditching their desktop computers for laptops that they can take wherever they go. Now […] Read more »

Hulu in Talks with Kangaroo; the NBC/Fox JV could partner with the UK’s version of Hulu rather than going it alone, to sidestep regulatory complications there. (C21 Media (sub. required)) SpongeFish Shuts Down; how-to site closes; had raised $2 million in March. (VentureBeat) Bud Bundy to […] Read more »

The Free Press on Friday filed a petition with the Federal Communication Commission asking the agency to create rules that would force Internet Service Providers to detail how they manage and route traffic, and what actual speeds are on their networks. Read more »

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. Freelance Switch on […] Read more »

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