Stories for Oct. 20, 2008

Startup Watercooler, which makes fan community applications for social networks, is now an official partner of ABC and Hulu. To score ABC content is somewhat of a coup; Watercooler joins Veoh and AOL* as the only sites with official deals with ABC, as far as we […] Read more »

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The Q308 earnings season has started in earnest, and this promises to be a busy week. Watch out for:

Monday, October 20, 2008
– *Netflix*… Read more »

The mantra “if you measure it, you can manage it” is key to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, and using open web tools seems to be one of the best ways to do it. That’s why we were encouraged to hear that AMEE, one of […] Read more »

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Stories for Oct. 19, 2008

BusinessWeek says Motorola, the beleaguered Schaumburg, Ill.-based handset maker is working on an Android OS-based phone — not that it should surprise anyone. Former CEO Ed Zander was quick to sign up for the Google-sponsored Open Handset Alliance. Sanjay Jha, who now heads up Motorola’s handset […] Read more »

Despite the winds of green job creation starting to blow across the U.S., the UK’s ambitious goal of supplying a third of its electricity from wind by 2020 is starting to look like it could be unachievable. Read more »

I just got an email from Amazon and one of the specials caught my eye.  They have the low-end HP Mini-note netbook on sale for $367.  It shows as in-stock with immediate shipment and this is a great deal. Read more »

It has been widely reported that iPhone owners use data connections to surf the Internet more often than people whose smartphones have built-in browsers do. Now the very same dynamics are working their magic on all those applications that were made available on the iTunes App Store. Get ready to see the iPhone bump. Continue Reading. Read more »

It finally looks like video-recording is arriving on the iPhone, courtesy of QiK’s new app. The omission of a video-record feature for the iPhone has long been a major source of derision. The device is fully capable of supporting video, it simply comes down to either […] Read more »

Making simple videocasts can take time and some work utilizing a few different tools. Until now. A little while ago, I elected to participate in a new product offering from Boinx Software, called BoinxTV. In all honesty, I had forgotten about the product until I recently […] Read more »

Devicescape, a San Bruno, Calif.-company that launched at DEMO 2007 to mixed reviews, is rebranding itself and its Wi-Fi access software for mobile devices, including cell phones, as Easy Wi-Fi. The software makes it easier to log onto hotspots that normally require a sign-in using a […] Read more »

This week has been full of mobile tech news and also hands on with a T-Mobile G1 phone and new MacBook.  These are some of the top stories on jkOnTheRun you may have missed: MobileTechRoundup #150: WIMAX, netbooks and a new device The state of Notebooks […] Read more »

Do you consider yourself a geek? Now how about a hardcore geek? And since you’re reading The Apple Blog, clearly you’re a Hardcore Mac Geek (assuming you answered yes to the preceding questions). Check, check, and check. Great! So this post is aimed squarely at you! […] Read more »

Someone recently pointed out to me that “a crisis is the ultimate teachable moment.” Startup founders have long known this. Whether you find yourself dealing with a sudden lack of access to commercial loans, the collapse of a funding round, a management change, or even a […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 18, 2008

Forget November 4th, Sarah Palin’s appearance on Saturday Night Live was the most-anticipated moment of this election. Would she be funny? Would Tina Fey be there?(yes) Would it be worth all the hype? (Uhh, unless you’re not impressed with a certain Mr. Mark Wahlberg making a […] Read more »

Treasure-hunters of the world can sleep soundly now that the official Geocaching application from Groundspeak has finally been released. Groundspeak are the people behind the largest cache database on the web, If the term is new to you, geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants […] Read more »

Woody Benson is a VC with Prism VentureWorks in Boston, which has funded new media startups like and Worldwide Biggies (whose MoCap, LLC web series just got picked up by Spike TV). He spoke at The Conversation conference in Berkeley yesterday. Given the rough week […] Read more »

The first ripples of the financial crisis are starting to be felt in the cleantech community. If the roller coaster on Wall Street captured you attention this week, we’ve got the cleantech headlines for you here. 10 Solar Startups to Watch at Solar Power International: The […] Read more »

Amidst the hubbub of this week’s Apple announcements, the App Store continued to bubble away with a host of new apps joining the fray. As ever, The Apple Blog is here to separate the signal from the noise and sound off on a selection of the […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 151 is 35:15 minutes long and is a 32.7 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel […] Read more »

[qi:115] For years, developing web-based casual games was little more than a hobby, a means of creative expression for game enthusiasts. Then advertising revenue started to reshape the casual gaming landscape — now, multimillion-dollar deals, flourishing startups like Mochi Media and Kongregate, and the attention of […] Read more »

In January, 2001, I was initially blown away by the just-introduced Titanium PowerBook G4, titling my initial commentary on Steve Jobs’ Macworld keynote’s “one more thing….” – “Simply The Coolest Piece Of Hardware Apple Has Ever Built.” Then, after some sober second thought I ordered a […] Read more »

Rang De’s mission is to ensure that people from low-income households gain access to affordable microcredit for businesses and education. Through the RangDe.Org portal, individuals can lend as little as Rs. 1000 ($20) to businesses in Indian villages and semi-urban areas. Since Jan. 26, 2008, Rang […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 17, 2008

During the third quarter venture firms invested $7.13 billion in 907 deals, a drop of 9 percent in dollars and 8 percent in deals compared to the same period a year ago, according to the report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, and based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. Read more »

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