Stories for Sep. 11, 2008

The Iowa Power Fund, which doles out millions of dollars for clean power projects, has just made a $14.75 million commitment to help corn-ethanol maker Poet build its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the state. Add that to the $5.25 million from the Iowa Department […] Read more »

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I received the Logitech Premium Notebook headset at a very good time; I was doing some podcasting at the moment and my setup was a bit complicated. Also, I had several Skype chats on a pretty regular basis. This gave me a great opportunity to put […] Read more »

NBC raised eyebrows when it live-streamed its first NFL game last week using Adobe’s Flash. There was speculation that the peacock had unceremoniously dumped Microsoft Silverlight after the technology’s debut during the Olympics. Not true, according to both Microsoft and NBC. The network had a separate […] Read more »

Figuring out how to get wireless subscribers to watch and pay for over-the-air television on their mobiles is a problem in the U.S., and apparently it isn’t doing well in Europe either. But instead of asking if people actually want to watch broadcast TV on their […] Read more »

Earth2Tech: GoodGuide launches to shine a light on products. Earth2Tech: Microstaq’s tiny valves mean big energy savings Earth2Tech: Mapflow launches Avego for car sharing 2.0. GigaOM: Ashton Kutcher, Tech Darling — and His Celeb Posse. GigaOM: MAXroam: 100,000 & Counting. GigaOM: My DEMO Rant and 5 […] Read more »

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There are many ways for web workers to experience the act of ‘letting go’. It could be separating from a client you’ve worked with for so long, an old website of yours that requires a major face lift, or a blog you need to sell. What drives us to stop working on a project we’ve been involved with for so long? How is this different from giving up? Read more »

SanDisk is expanding its line of Extreme III high-speed flash memory products with the introduction of the 32GB CF card.  The Extreme III line of flash memory is fast and designed for photography uses including HD video recording.  The large 32 GB capacity of this new […] Read more »

Although America recently became the world leader in wind electricity generation, can you really call our wind power growth a “boom” when it’s been spurred by government mandates and subsidies? That is the question The Atlantic asks as it compares the surge in wind energy investments […] Read more »

Non-fiction shows are a popular format for web series; pretty much all you need to get one off the ground is a camera, a green screen and a host to recap the news, make jokes and offer an opinion. And perhaps you’ve watched web hosts and […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 10, 2008

The past has a certain way of knocking on the present’s door. This week has been proof of that. First, Google turned 10 (or 13), sending me down memory lane back to when “Silicon Alley Insider” meant Fred Wilson and Scott Kurnit, not the blog by […] Read more »

The New Zealand company Aquaflow Binomics, which is looking to be the first company in the world to economically produce biofuel from wild algae harvested from open-air environments, said on Wednesday that it has produced the first samples of its “green crude.” The bio-crude can lead […] Read more »

Americans watched more than 11.4 billion videos and watched a total of 558 million hours of online video during the month of July, according to the latest numbers from comScore. Total video views are down from May, which had more than 12 billion total video views. […] Read more »

Sex, Drugs and Oil Probes: According to three reports delivered to Congress today, “a culture of ethical failure” has permeated the Interior Department, which is in charge of oil and gas royalties. The reports found that government employees accepted gifts and engaged in illegal drug use […] Read more »

Let’s face it, no matter how much you try to investigate where your products — be they shampoo, gadgets or processed food — come from, or what they’re made of, you never really know the whole story. While some web sites, like Jimmy Wale’s new Green […] Read more »

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