Stories for Oct. 13, 2008

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We asked Danny Cohen, a venture capitalist at Gemini Israel — which has multiple online video investments including, Intercast, and Novafora — what advice he will be giving his startups about coping with the economic downturn. Cohen first told us that video startups will need […] Read more »

Grocery IQ by Free State Labs was recently Apple’s App Store Pick of the Week, and for good reason. While there are other grocery list apps, and plenty of generic task list apps, that can help you remember to bring home milk and eggs, Grocery IQ has a unique […] Read more »

From last Friday’s The Soup comes this exercise in elevated terror. How do you make last weekend’s #1 grossing horror film even scarier? Add some villains of the Disney Channel persuasion… And today we decide to honor Columbus Day by celebrating one of the great masters […] Read more »

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NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) is widening the purview of its local TV stations’ sites, even as it tries to downplay the sites’ identities as broa… Read more »

We wanted to take a moment to let you know that Web Worker Daily will be participating in the second annual Blog Action Day, which will take place this Wednesday, October 15th. Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s […] Read more »

Perhaps tired of notebooks hogging the spotlight lately, Apple TV is the subject of new rumors that surfaced this past weekend. Jason Calacanis is making claims that Cupertino is developing a line of network-ready HDTV’s with built-in Apple TV functionality.  The TV’s would offer the same […] Read more »

Vuze Inc. is introducing version 4.0 of its BitTorrent client later this week in an effort to both win back hardcore P2P users and broaden the overall user base of the file sharing protocol. Vuze 4.0 features a completely revamped interface, a new (and actually pretty […] Read more »

We weren’t the only ones taken in by the video of the iPhone booting into Windows Mobile so we don’t feel so bad.  We do want to let you know that as cool as it is the iPhone app for running Windows Mobile doesn’t exist.  Gear […] Read more »

OK, I’m just going to throw this out there: I understand all the talk regarding Apple’s event tomorrow is about hardware (rightfully so, Apple has said the spotlight is on notebooks), but there’s a lot more to Apple’s value equation than just high-quality hardware. Think back […] Read more »

In advance of tomorrow’s Apple media event, rumors are swirling about a sub-$1000 laptop – with most sources pegging it at an $800 or $900 price point. This would be a $200 to $300 drop from the current cheapest MacBook – but perhaps more importantly, it would also be the first time for an Apple laptop to break into a 3-digit price. Read more »

A new report from ABI Research on ultra-mobile devices will warm Intel’s heart. The report estimates that the sale of all ultra-mobile devices including mobile Internet devices,  ultra-portable PCs, netbooks and basically anything larger than a phone and smaller than laptop will move from $3.5 billion […] Read more »

The latest version of Open Office, released today, has been in development for the past three years. As one of the most popular open source competitors to Microsoft Office, the release has been anticipated for some time (the launch even warranted a party!). Open Office comprises […] Read more »

[qi:012] What a busy Monday morning it has been for our team of writers and contributors. I culled some of the best bits from our team for you, and I am betting you are going to like them all. jkOnTheRun reminds us that today is the […] Read more »

Washington Post Launches Economic Web Series; Hard Times examines the financial hardships hitting people across the country. (WashingtonPost) AT&T Partnering with Retail Chains; telco to sell its U-verse service through 600 Circuit City and Wal-Mart retail stores. (GigaOM) The Office Inspires New Chocolate Rain; in last […] Read more »

As part of its New Energy Economy tour through the battleground state of Colorado, the Barack Obama campaign will be visiting cellulosic ethanol startup Range Fuels’ research and development center in Denver. Read more »

I’m not sure why you would do this but a programmer in Norway has developed a dual-boot method for the iPhone providing Windows Mobile support.  In this video found by MobileDevicesToday the programmer shows selecting Windows Mobile from the touch boot menu, and then running it.  […] Read more »

The notion of ‘all-day computing’ and a notebook battery than can last a full twenty-four hours – without recharging – has long been a pipe dream of the mobile computing industry. Back in 2004, Intel set itself the goal of achieving eight-hour battery life by 2010, […] Read more »

During my 60-day web-only challenge, I used Wakoopa to track my application usage and I see that they also offer a Mac version that I’ll be taking a look at in the future. For now, I’m taking a peek at Slife, a comparable free activity tracker […] Read more »

Updated: Cisco on Friday said in a filing that it planned to close its Broadband Telephony Services unit in the Richardson, Texas, office and will lay off 129 employees between Oct. 8 and Dec. 12. The networking giant filed this information with the Texas Workforce Commission […] Read more »

We use corporate GMail at GigaOM and I have tried vainly several times to get it working on my Blackberry.  GMail Mobile would always tell me that it only worked with GMail accounts ending in but that’s not the case with corporate GMail.  Today I […] Read more »

I recently set up a Mac mini in my living room to act as a media server. Instead of trying to update separate music libraries every time I added songs to my collection, I was just adding the music to the Mac mini’s iTunes library and […] Read more »

It seems like everyone is getting in on the algae-to-fuel business. Lately, it’s shrimp farmers from the Arizona desert. Desert Sweet Shrimp, a shrimping aquaculture venture founded in 1995, is in the process of transitioning to become Desert Sweet Biofuels. The company officially launched its algae-to-biodiesel […] Read more »

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