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, Geocaching.com. 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 Comedy.com 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Apple may not have broken the $900 mark with the new line of laptops they unveiled at Tuesday’s event, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a never-before-used Mac at that price. As long as you’re willing to bury your head in the sand and pretend […] Read more »

Shutdown: Mygazines, a web site that allowed folks to share digital copies of magazines, has shut down. It was sued by magazine publishers and later settled. It was a bad idea to begin with, no surprise it is gone. (Folio) Shutdown: Skyrider, a P2P software company, […] Read more »

Google spent just $452 million on equipment for its data centers, networks and other infrastructure in the third quarter, the lowest level since the first quarter of 2006, when Google spent $345 million. Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: Volo Media: Download a free white paper on advertising insertion, measurement, targeting and campaign management for downloadable audio and video Peer1: ValuePro Managed Hosting Plan, $299/mo Ki Work: Take control of your online business Brain Keeper: […] Read more »

I believe that there are two types of email users in the world – Filers and Finders. Sure, these categories can apply to us in a lot of areas but I see this polarization most frequently with how we use and store our email. Because we […] Read more »

Layoffs are hitting all over the tech industry, and online video startups are taking it on the chin too. We already wrote about Seesmic’s two rounds of layoffs, and now we find out that men’s-oriented video portal Heavy dropped 14 percent of its staff today. New […] Read more »

In the near-constant battle between form and function, mobile phones hit a point where they could shrink no more. But with the launch of touch screen devices and voice interfaces to bring out the power in those mini-computers, they are now hitting new usability highs. I […] Read more »

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