Stories for Oct. 29, 2008

Ever since Solid State Disk technology was announced, we’ve all been going on the assumption that the flash-based drives would save battery life. It’s a fair leap to make since there are no moving parts to power up and down. However, it really hasn’t been clear […] Read more »

One of the ports included with all the new (and previous generation of) MacBook Pros is an ExpressCard slot. Having never had this type of expansion before, I’ve decided to have a look around and see what uses it can serve. This article will give a […] Read more »

JDS Uniphase President & CEO Kevin Kennedy has resigned and will be taking over as the CEO of another unnamed company, though he is going to remain on with JDS’s Board of Directors as Vice Chairman. A replacement CEO hasn’t been named. A telecom industry veteran, […] Read more »

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Riffing off a recent post by Imran Ali, “Soocial: The Best Address Book You’ll Ever Use?,” I thought I’d put in my impressions about another contact management service – ContactHero. ContactHero is looking to be your most favorite and most used contact manager, aggregating all of […] Read more »

Here’s a video that combines both Halloween AND politics — the New York Post’s coverage of a dog costume contest. Spoiler alert: the Sarah Palin pup wins 1st prize. And, for some pure Halloween content, Steve Bryant looks at Streets of Fear, which offers horror fans […] Read more »

This morning Earth Class Mail said it has signed up Switzerland’s mail operator Swiss Post as the first national mail provider that will offer the service for a fee to its customers. The company says it also recently raised $5.1 million in bridge financing and is currently raising a $15-30 million Series B round. Read more »

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Aquaflow Bionomic today announced a partnership with UOP, a subsidiary of Honeywell, to process algae harvested from open-air sludge ponds and waste streams into high-quality fuels. In an emailed release, the companies say they will also look into sequestering carbon dioxide in ponds to boost algae […] Read more »

As web workers, of course, we get plenty of our news from the web. And there are those electronic media out there as well. And yet…I can’t help thinking of all the ways that printed information from periodicals has been useful in my own career. Read more »

Hulu is doing a big PR push today around the birthday of its beta, with profiles in the New York Times and USA Today. The company shared some nice stats, like its impressive Nielsen numbers (our story) and its viewers’ receptiveness to ads. For instance, a […] Read more »

Did Roku Raise ‘Boku’ Bucks? Maker of the Netflix Player receives an undisclosed amount of Series C funding from Menlo Ventures. (peHUB) Microsoft Turns to UGC Ads; new “I’m a PC” commercial features actual users from around the globe who uploaded video. (Ad Age) Anystream and […] Read more »

The downward trend continues for women-centric media and marketing giant Meredith (NYSE: MDP), with slumping profits and revenues for Q3 in… Read more »

Add Thailand to the list of countries proposing national firewalls. The county’s move to block sites that are “offensive” to the royal family could move toward broader censorship. Other nations, including the U.S. and Australia, are struggling with similar concerns. Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] Next week at this time we’ll have a new President-elect. And though the outcome might get mired in a legal morass, one clear winner from the year-and-a-half campaign has been online video. Now, a new study from Compete and Cisco sheds a little more light […] Read more »

Well whaddya’ know – with the computing industry’s collective consciousness almost fully occupied with Apple, Web 2.0, social computing and web-based applications, it’s almost as though we forgot that the world’s largest software company is still making stuff! Until today, I think I’ve gone 2-3 years […] Read more »

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