Stories for Oct. 1, 2008

YouTube, which has never had trouble growing an audience but hasn’t yet figured out the trick for monetizing them thar eyeballs, is adding a trick from the old playbook: post-roll advertisements. As we understand it (and this has been confirmed with the company), if you don’t […] Read more »

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Among the many places you can live-stream tomorrow’s much-anticipated vice-presidential debate, you might think of broadcast and cable news sites, or maybe online video portals and social networks. But one more we left out from our extensive list this morning is The New York Times, which […] Read more »

The Internet’s “copyright cop,” BayTSP is looking to take what it has learned from its policing the Internet and apply it to marketing research and advertising. Hired by copyright holders to find illegal copies of content on the web, BayTSP gathers and generates an astounding amount […] Read more »

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Late Wednesday night the U.S. Senate voted to pass the $700 billion financial industry bailout, now sugarcoated with a number of tax incentives, including tax credits for renewable energy. The Senate passed the package 74 to 25, and it now goes on to the House. Passage […] Read more »

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Tesla to Open Showroom in Seattle in 2009: Tesla is looking for store front property in the Seattle area for its third show room which it plans to open in the first half of 2009 – Tesla Motors. Report: Q3 Investment in Renewable Energy Over $2.8B: […] Read more »

Mythic Entertainment, the studio that developed Electronic Arts’ new MMORPG Warhammer Online, has adopted an extreme anti-gold selling policy. But much as gamers claim to hate gold sellers, almost one in four patronize them — Mythic, therefore, is risking alienating a quarter of its user base. Read more »

Nothing is worse than arriving at a remote destination, turning on your computer, and finding out that you left something critical back at home. That’s where remote control software comes in, and I’ve previously covered a few of the best known products in this category. Recently, […] Read more »

As it indicated in a leaked memo back in July, AOL (NYSE: TWX) announced (via Wired) the closing of its community blogs, Hometown and Journa… Read more »

OK, it’s only been out of the box for about two hours, one hour of which was running Vista for the first time and updating it.  Here are some very quick first looks at the device, I can’t give any impressions yet other than it’s fast. […] Read more »

Project Management and Collaboration applications are one of the staples of the typical web worker. And while we’ve covered our share of alternatives, the ubiquitous Basecamp is the one that I seem to run into most often. With a healthy userbase and a robust API, it’s […] Read more »

There are 1,700 operating landfills in the U.S., and according to the the EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program, they contain enough natural gas to produce 2,643 megawatts of electricity. As part of its previously announced goal of developing 60 landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) projects by 2012, Waste […] Read more »

Writer’s block. Creative constipation. Mental block. These phrases are just fancy ways of saying something simple: you’re stuck. There’s nothing wrong with being stuck, since it happens to the best of us. But there are several reasons to get yourself moving again, especially if it’s unreasonable […] Read more »

It took a long time to get here as HP mistakenly shipped it to my last address, not my actual home address but I swung by and picked it up today.  I couldn’t figure out what it could be as the box was very thin and […] Read more »

AT&T’s move to reorganize itself into four business units — consumer, business, infrastructure and diversified products — is likely a precursor to layoffs, according to sources within the company who asked not to be named. Read more »

Nokia has agreed to buy Montreal-based OZ Communications for an undisclosed amount of money in a move that will allow the Finnish handset maker to offer consumer IM technologies on its phones. Nokia’s internal IM efforts don’t even merit an “F” — and this purchase pretty much proves it. Read more »

Jack White and Alicia Keys’ collaboration isn’t quite what people were expecting of the Quantum of Solace title song — but regardless of how you feel about the warbling Keys and White do during the James Bond theme’s bridge, I think we can agree it’s better […] Read more »

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