Stories for Oct. 27, 2008

DarkStrand, a three-year-old startup that won the right to offer commercial businesses access to the federally created National LambdaRail in June, will offer Fortune 500 companies access to fat pipes and compete with some of the larger companies. The goal of offering businesses their own fiber […] Read more »

Amidst the venture funding hangover that appears to be descending onto the cleantech industry, the deals that are being made are especially notable. On Tuesday Ice Energy, a company that has developed an ice-based energy storage and air conditioning system for buildings, will announce that it […] Read more »

While it may not win any awards for its name, Twitter fans with new Android mobile phones are going to like Twidroid, an application created by Thomas Marban, the man behind Popurls. The app is available on the Android App store and it has pretty much […] Read more »

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While Google claimed long before Android’s release that having their own mobile OS would not dampen their enthusiasm for the iPhone platform, I had my doubts. How was it possible that the iPhone would not get short-changed overall, with preference and primary focus going to Android […] Read more »

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Ultracapacitor Startups to Charge Your Car: While many electric car makers are chasing the better battery, ultracapacitor startups are developing devices that allow for rapid recharge and can survive many charge cycles – VentureBeat. Report: Ocean Power Market to Hit $500M by 2015: Our buddies over […] Read more »

YouTube, in its ongoing attempt to defend itself against Viacom’s billion-dollar copyright infringement lawsuit, on Oct. 17 asked a court to help it obtain documents from Viacom’s hired copyright enforcers at BayTSP. We heard about the court filing through a news story on MarketWatch and were […] Read more »

Plura Processing, a start-up funded by Houston’s Creeris Ventures has come up with a new model for game makers to earn some much needed cash: sell distributed network computing power. Read more »

After several months of private beta testing, 123 People has launched its people search application in the U.S. As Webware notes, this service competes with services such as Spock and Wink. It’s different from many other people search engines in that it scours popular sites such […] Read more »

Two almost contradictory pieces of news came out today that prove that the next wave of computing is visual. Good graphics were once a mainstay of heavy industry for 3-D or seismic modeling, but in today’s world of digital everything and the coming 3-D web, rich […] Read more »

The latest version of the iPhone Firmware — version 2.2 — has been seeded to developers. It offers a few features which users have been desperate for, along with smaller additions which could lead to interesting new applications in the future. Whether you’ve been clamoring for […] Read more »

Goldman Sachs recognizes that the new economy is a carbon-constrained one, and today the firm announced that it is taking an undisclosed stake in and partnering with emissions offsets developer Blue Source. Under the terms of the alliance, Goldman Sachs will structure and market a broad […] Read more »

At long last crackberry addicts can make cheapo VoIP calls on their Blackberries as the software is now available in beta for that platform.  Om Malik gave it a spin and found it to work pretty much as advertised, although the service is tied to a […] Read more »

Liz reports that Revision3, the online video startup behind shows such as Kevin Rose’s DiggNation (and the on-hiatus GigaOM Show), has shut down five of its shows and laid off a reported third of its people. The news prompted Kent Nichols, one of the awesome and […] Read more »

Today’s featured video is pretty blatantly political in nature, but it’s interesting from an apolitical viewpoint as well. An update of that somewhat annoying Budweiser ad from 2000 reunites the original Wassup guys, whose lives have taken dark turns over the past eight years. Wonder if […] Read more »

With a flurry of announcements in recent weeks, Amazon has extended its cloud computing lead. The beta label’s gone. It can run Windows applications. By investing in firms like Elastra, it’s tackling enterprise deployment. And there’s a 99.95 percent uptime guarantee. Much of this is a […] Read more »

San Francisco-based startup Identity Commerce is launching a private beta version of its site Vanno, which features a company reputation index where users can submit news stories and vote on the reputation of companies, including aspects like environmental impact and social responsibility. Read more »

Oh those crazy analysts. Always making predictions and playing fast and loose with our emotions. Consider, for instance, the latest tidbit from Needham Research’s Charlie Wolf. According to Wolf, it is well within Apple’s power to offer the 8GB iPhone at the very attractive price point […] Read more »

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