Stories for Oct. 17, 2008

It’s the time of week once again where I look back at things that I’ve been working on and report on them.  It’s been a fun week with big goings-on in the tech space such as the Apple notebook event and subsequent arrival of the new […] Read more »

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As someone with a large media collection (around 550GB), I’m always looking for inventive new ways to store, backup and stream all my content. One of my main annoyances with simply storing media on an external drive is that you obviously need to have the device […] Read more »

London, UK-based start-up TagText has raised £1 million in funding from British VC NortStar Equity Investors. The company produces an int… Read more »

London-based start-up TagText has raised £1 million in funding from VC NortStar Equity Investors. The company produces an integrated mess… Read more »

Anthony Zuiker, creator and executive producer of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (and the producer of all “CSI” franchise shows), is going to deliver a keynote speech at our NewTeeVee Live conference that will be held in San Francisco on Nov. 13. He will join Reed Hastings, […] Read more »

Yesterday the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a brief with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco challenging the constitutionality of FISA. The brief argues that the FISA Amendments Act violates the federal government’s separation of powers and robs telecom customers of their rights without due process of law. Read more »

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The Sunrise browser has been around for two or three years, but I never paid it much attention. It was pitched as a browser for web developers, and I’m not one, but being something of a browser junkie, the recent release of version 1.7.5 finally enticed […] Read more »

While OptiSolar, the solar photovoltaic startup that scored that massive deal with California utility PG&E, is remaining mum on the details of its technology, the company did confirm with us that it expects its solar power plant in Sarnia, Ontario, to start producing power before the […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 16, 2008

John McCain and Barack Obama took a dramatic turn for the funny tonight, especially on the heels of their Wednesday debate. The two jointly appeared at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner in New York last night where they each made 15-minute speeches that were almost […] Read more »

Even though it is 18 days before the election, Barack Obama’s use of text messaging is already being held up as a successful way to reach ou… Read more »

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) recently shut down its fledgling social media site Mash, but that didn’t derail all of its social media plans. Today it l… Read more »

As consumers increasingly pick up smartphones rather than feature phones, carriers are investing more cash in startups in the hopes of making such devices more useful — and their networks more profitable. The uptick in carrier investments has been particularly pronounced over the last few months, […] Read more »

Like most sectors, the coming crop of quarterly earnings reports from solar companies will be watched closely. There are arguments for and against the health of solar power in the imminent recession. On the one hand, companies needing capital may be stretched, silicon may be expensive […] Read more »

Google today announced its third quarter 2008 earnings – which were in-line with investor expectations, thus giving market a reason to exhale. For the quarter, Google reported net income of $1.35 billion on sales of $5.54 billion. Google partners however, should gulp hard, for the Mountain View, Calif.-based search and online advertising company is keeping more and more of its online ad bounty for itself. Read more »

UK Commits to Cutting Emissions 80% by 2050: The UK’s new energy and climate change secretary Ed Miliband has committed the country to cutting its emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, the same goal Obama has proposed for the U.S. – Guardian. First Look […] Read more »

Following in the ambient footsteps of Eno’s inaugural iPhone app, Bloom, comes RjDj. Developed by Reality Jockey, an Austrian dev outfit, they describe RjDj as, “the next generation of walkman or mp3 player… a digital drug which causes mind twisting hearing sensation.” Wrapped up as a […] Read more »

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