Stories for Aug. 26, 2008

When we compiled our list of cleantech investors who are backing Barack Obama, Nancy Floyd, an early investor who founded Nth Power, was the lone woman in the group — in May she gave $2,300, which is the max donation for the general election. But she […] Read more »

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As part of my get-well regimen, I spend a lot of time at the local gym. The upside (or the downside) of being on the treadmill or the stair-master is that you spend a lot of time watching lots of basic cable television. Switching channels, I […] Read more »

TheWB.com will relaunch Wednesday as an online video destination in an attempt to revive the brand (and sell a few ads). We got a sneak-peek at the new site and put it through some paces. Our initial reaction? Though the content is good, the confusing interface […] Read more »

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Coal Power Plant Fights Back With Court Appeal: Last month a Georgia Superior Court revoked Longleaf Energy Station’s state air quality permit citing the Supreme Court ruling that decided CO2 was a pollutant regulated under the Clean Air Act. The Court of Appeals has agreed to […] Read more »

MOBILIZE: The Next Generation Mobile Conferencepresented by GigaOMSeptember 18, 2008Mission Bay Conference CenterSan Francisco, CAConference web site           ————Register by tomorrow, AUGUST 27 for an extra 10% off the Super Saver Price. That’s $149 off the regular ticket price. Click here to register now […] Read more »

While it’s still in incubation stage, web workers will want to keep Nortel’s web.alive project on their radars. Codenamed “Project Chainsaw,” web.alive is virtual world software, but it’s aimed at online business collaboration and e-commerce applications. Web.alive is being built by a team within Nortel and […] Read more »

TheWB.com will relaunch Wednesday as an online video destination in an attempt to revive the brand (and sell a few ads). We got a sneak-peek at the new site and put it through some paces. Our initial reaction? Though the content is good, the confusing interface […] Read more »

The world’s largest wind-turbine maker, Vestas, is using the so-called ‘greenest convention ever’ to make noise about its expansion plans in Colorado and across the United States. At the Democratic National Convention, in front of a 131-foot wind turbine blade from a local Vestas factory, company […] Read more »

Spotlight importers aren’t the only symbols of Mac-generosity coming from the fine folks over at Google. The Google Gears project has released a beta of their browser code which enables developers to make web apps that behave more like local desktop apps and allow some – or […] Read more »

Well I guess it’s finally time to check out Wordscraper. Caving Responding to a formal complaint from Scrabble copyright holder Mattel, Facebook has blocked access to Scrabulous for pretty much everyone. I was hoping to at least play Scrabulous when I travel outside the States, but […] Read more »

Atheist/evolution expert Richard Dawkins is a controversial figure in Britain, and when confronted by his haterz, he shows the kind of grace and good humor that the typical YouTube vlogger would do well to imitate: And for those who have been covering online video since the […] Read more »

I was looking at the latest telework survey numbers to cross my desk (this time from the Wainhouse Research WebMetrics program), when it suddenly struck me: even though pretty much everyone I know is on the web, and most of them work there, there are still […] Read more »

It occurred to me tonight that OS X isn’t getting any new features in version 10.6 of this amazing operating system. It really sunk in. You know, geeks hear these announcements at WWDC or in the blogosphere and its only when there is enough time to […] Read more »

As a mobile device user, I always dread the potential situation of having current computer completely crap out while I’m out and about. It’s actually a scenario that I’m not very well equipped for as I tend to reclaim recovery partitions for needed space as a […] Read more »

When it comes to renewable energy, there’s the valid question: “But what do you do when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow?” A new joint venture, launched with $20 million, thinks it has an answer – compressed air. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc., […] Read more »

StudioNow, a marketplace for freelance video production, has raised $2 million more in Series A funding, adding new investor Clayton Associates to its now $4.1 million first round led by Claritas Capital. In addition to its VCs, the company now has music industry vets Charles Goldstock […] Read more »

The more our cell phones come to resemble miniature computers, the harder it is to eke out decent battery life, leaving some of us with little more than fancy bricks at the end of a long day. In order to get a better sense of what […] Read more »

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