Stories for Sep. 9, 2008

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If ever a conflicting topic needed a clearinghouse for all of the different rants, raves and theories, it would be the issue of “going green.” The co-founder of Wikipedia and Wikia, Jimmy Wales, hopes to crowdsource the discussion of “greenness” and has launched a green section […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 8, 2008

Is Austin-based thin-film solar startup HelioVolt getting close to producing its solar material made of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)? Sounds like it — the company just sent out invites for a “ribbon-cutting ceremony” for its factory on the morning of Friday, Oct. 24, followed by […] Read more »

Honda has released photos and more tidbits about its highly anticipated Insight hybrid, the so-called Prius-killer. Some have criticized the vehicles design, and most have rightfully pointed out that the new Insight bares more than a passing resemblance to Toyota’s industry leading Prius. OK, so copycat […] Read more »

Recommendation services, especially for online video, are a dime a dozen these days. But here’s one that’s a bit different: beeTV, which launched at DEMO today, is a content recommendation platform for TV operators that compiles a personalized channel of VOD content for each of that […] Read more »

Network Issues with MAC & PC DHCP/Firewall issues Ubuntu on HDD Macbook Internet Connection Laptop Overheating? Read more »

As a business journalist, I have to confess that I love it when money starts changing hands. I can get excited about all sorts of new and upcoming technology, but until people can find ways to create real value and get paid, it’s kind of hard […] Read more »

Silver Spring Networks Smartening Modesto Irrigation District: The IP-based smart grid startup will provide infrastructure for the Modesto Irrigation District’s smart grid initiative, including over 108,000 distribution points – Press Release. Super Secret Scientists Knew About Global Warming: In 1960, an elite and shadowy group of […] Read more »

I had a chance to sit down with Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg this morning, partners at Katalyst Media. The two launched their first web show, Blah Girls, an animated celebrity gossip series, at noon today following a presentation at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco […] Read more »

Asus is following Acer’s lead in dropping the price of one of their netbooks, the 901.  Asus is dropping the price to $499 which is pretty darn good for a netbook with a 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 12GB SSD, 8.9 inch […] Read more »

I’m over at TechCrunch50, where the morning was slow and buggy but things just livened up fantastically with, believe it or not, the enterprise software panel. Seriously, it was awesome. As judges, Marc Andreessen, Marc Benioff and Yossi Vardi were not only incisive but absolutely hilarious. […] Read more »

When Google’s energy guru Bill Weihl told us that the search engine giant has been looking at renewable energy options for data centers like solar thermal, wind and geothermal, we had no idea the company was considering the deep blue, too. Well, according to a patent […] Read more »

While Mac users are used to being able to pinpoint and open up files and e-mails instantly, Windows users don’t enjoy that luxury because, even as it delivered Windows Vista, Microsoft shelved plans for a full-blown file system. Desktop search products can come to the rescue […] Read more »

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