Stories for Sep. 4, 2008

As computing clouds become part of the corporate information technology environment, making sure software hosted in the cloud is delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible will become increasingly important. And that has venture firms taking a fresh look at an already mature industry known as WAN optimization. Read more »

Echoing the sentiments of the crowd at the Republican National Convention chanting, “Drill, baby, drill,” Republican presidential candidate John McCain said, “We will drill new wells offshore, and we’ll drill them now,” in his acceptance speech on Thursday night. McCain also used the subject of offshore […] Read more »

Tonight Microsoft aired its first ad featuring Jerry Seinfield. The ad (including Seinfield) is part of a new $300 million ad campaign Microsoft has put together to try and breathe new life in to the Windows operating system. The 90 second ad spot is comprised mainly […] Read more »

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Tata Invests $36M In Aussie Geothermal Firm: Mumbai’s Tata Power will buy a 10 percent stake in Australian enhanced geothermal systems firm Geodynamics for $36 million. Hot rocks are heating up, as Google and the Australian government have both made investments recently as well – Herald […] Read more »

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Probably one of the most important benchmarks for online video, in my opinion, was the study conducted by TNS and the Conference Board last year that found 16 percent of American Internet households watch TV broadcasts online. That seemed pretty impressive at the time, especially given […] Read more »

I have been contemplating buying a big screen TV to hook up with my hacked Apple TV that allows me to watch great international movies I download from the Jaman store. My current 32-inch Olevia is about to be retired and replaced by a newer, shiner […] Read more »

Duke Energy is calling for solar companies to bid on its planned $100 million distributed rooftop solar project in North Carolina. The power company says interested parties can check out this section of its web site and click on “North Carolina Solar Distributed Generation Program” to […] Read more »

Long before joining jkOnTheRun Kevin Tofel was working for the Weblogs Inc folks on HD Beat.  He did some podcasts about HD over there and then moved over here to jkOTR and the rest is history.  EngadgetHD, which has taken over HD Beat, has brought their […] Read more »

With its appeal of an FCC enforcement order, Comcast is showing how a bunch of highly trained lawyers can overturn the spirit of the law with a focus on definitions and legalese. It’s a battle played out in procedural dramas in prime time, but in those […] Read more »

If you’ve spent much time with Adobe’s applictions for working with PDFs, you know that they’re not the fastest applications under the sun, and they provide their  share of annoyances when doing updates, and when uninstalling. For a free, alternative application you can turn to, Foxit […] Read more »

On Sunday, I wrote that online back-up services are much in demand from consumers who are worried about their digital data. David Friend, CEO of Carbonite, told us that he wouldn’t be surprised that in a few years “almost every PC is going to ship with […] Read more »

AlwaysOn has just put out its second annual GoingGreen Top 100 Private Companies Awards and named Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics as the GoingGreen Overall Winner. The startup aims to make biofuels by design through synthetically created organisms. Venter says his startup will produce octane from carbon […] Read more »

Are you ready for some (online) football?! A web video party? Then head on over to to check out the NFL’s first live-streaming game of the season, as the defending Super Bowl champs, the New York Giants, take on the Washington Redskins. The game begins […] Read more »

Earlier this week, when I announced the promotion of Paul Walborsky to CEO of Giga Omni Media, the company I started in 2006, it was part of a plan that was hatched long before I returned to work after my health scare. That plan was to […] Read more »

Last month Mozilla introduced Ubiquity, a keyboard interface for entering commands to your browser – I covered it on our sister site OStatic. One of the big features of this command line for the web is that it can be extended by anyone who cares to […] Read more »

CNBC Links Up With LinkedIn; the cable news channel will incorporate community-generated content such as survey results and on-air Q&As into its coverage. (LinkedIn) Abu Dhabi Media Company to Shell Out $1 Billion for Films, Digital Content; Middle Eastern media conglomerate to produce content for global […] Read more »

One of the world’s first coal-fired power plants equipped with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is set to start up in Germany next week. The 30 MW Schwarze Pumpe power station, built and operated by Swedish power company Vattenfall, will produce power along with 10 […] Read more »

As we reported on Tuesday, NebuAd has lost its CEO and, after facing Congressional scrutiny over privacy fears, the will to pursue ISP customers with its deep-packet inspection technology. But its UK rival, Phorm, apparently wants investors to believe it’s still in the game. While NebuAd […] Read more »

Updated: Comcast says it has filed an appeal against the Federal Communications Commission’s Memorandum and Order on network management adopted August 1, 2008 and released August 20, 2008, in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. This appeal is the latest chapter in ongoing traffic […] Read more »

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