Stories for Oct. 10, 2008

Updated: Earlier this morning, Rich Greenfield, the scary smart media analyst at Pali Capital, slashed his price target on News Corp to $20 from $27, citing big concerns over slowing advertising revenues for newspaper and television stations. And since this is a global problem, there is […] Read more »

The OpenOffice suite has continued to evolve and the next major release (3.0) is scheduled for official release on Monday.  Sun posted it to a bunch of mirror sites already so if you can’t wait or you want something to do over the weekend then give […] Read more »

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Gmail takes another step towards maturing their IMAP offering with new controls and options available. You can now pick and choose which IMAP folders (aka: labels in Gmail) are kept in synch between your client and the server.I’m also thrilled to see that you can choose […] Read more »

SkyFuel officially launched its low cost trough-shaped solar concentrators, dubbed SkyTrough, at an event in Colorado today. Parabolic troughs are an older solar technology, and while most are made out of glass, SkyFuel’s are made from the company’s own ReflecTech film material — sort of like […] Read more »

Many analysts and tech pundits spend a lot of time wailing and gnashing their teeth over the supposed demise of Apple, should something happen to Steve Jobs. I find it especially amusing that many of them seem to be the same ones who give Jobs little […] Read more »

Looking to get your BlackBerry invited to the live-streaming scene? Qik is out of the question because it only supports Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile devices for the time being. However, Next2Friends just announced support for their competing service on the BlackBerry Curve and Pearl handsets. […] Read more »

In an effort to justify the time that I spend on Twitter, I am always looking for ways to be able to claim that I use it for more productive purposes. I am finding that many of the more popular web services have recognized that Twitter […] Read more »

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The Dashboard was one of the marquee new features in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger when it was introduced in the spring of 2005 — a sort of Desktop alternate universe accessed through the Dock as a home and interface for an assortment of mini-applications and […] Read more »

Another week has flown by, it must be true that the older you get the faster time flies.  It’s been a good week for mobile tech and the Manor has been a busy place.  The week has seen too much netbook news that’s for sure.  You […] Read more »

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There is so much bad news spinning out of the financial markets these days that it might be hard to spare a few moments for carbon trading markets. But the dramatic freezing up of credit around the world may threaten to spill over into the nascent […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 9, 2008

Venture firms are sounding the alarm over what this current downturn might mean for their portfolio companies — and it’s not pretty.  While it’s true that great companies are built during downturns, it’s also true that plenty of entrepreneurs are going to be shut out of […] Read more »

Today, Qwest Communications launches an Internet portal that allows users to access and see what’s happening on their home phones. Dubbed qHome, the service allows users to see who’s calling their home phone, listen to voicemail, forward messages, manage their contacts and place a phone call, […] Read more »

Credit Crunch Crunching Wind: Solar projects aren’t the only renewable energy plans that could be effected by the credit crunch, wind could get the squeeze, too — via Dow Jones Clean Tech Insight reports and WSJ. Cleantech In Canada, Eh?: They might be underappreciated and underfunded, […] Read more »

Our big NewTeeVee Live conference is fast approaching — Nov. 13, just a month away! — and we’ve got a sizzling hot line-up. Check out the newest additions to our speaker list: – Alexis Rapo, who heads ABC.com – Michael Buckley, breakout star of web show […] Read more »

As far back as 10 years ago, I can remember technology industry pundits talking about Instant-On features in computers and operating systems. These have started to appear on a few systems, but for many users, waiting for the long time it takes a computer to boot […] Read more »

Word is all over the place today that next Tuesday, October 14 Apple will be holding a press event with the focus being on notebooks.  The MacBook line is getting very long in the tooth and a refresh has been expected for some time and it […] Read more »

Telecommunications provider Ericsson is putting some wind power into its network with a new radio communications tower unveiled today. The Swedish telecom partnered with turbine maker Vertical Wind AB and Uppsala University to incorporate a vertical-axis wind turbine into the tower that houses radio base stations […] Read more »

Social applications are spreading off the networks and into the web as a whole, making it a more engaging and social place than it has ever been before. But how do startups, developers, and big businesses get through all the noise and find success? GigaOM readers […] Read more »

We’ve talked a lot about managing a social network strategy, maintaining a work-life balance, and living in a blur of social media. The fact is though, that with the sheer number of services available to us, and our ability to be connected to them virtually everywhere, […] Read more »

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