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Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information — be it via search, email, online maps or mobile apps — but it could someday help you manage your daily energy consumption, too. At a speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco last week, Google CEO […] Read more »

Google today announced AdSense for games, a year after we first reported its intentions. Google has roped in game developers and publishers including Konami, Playfish, Zynga, Demand Media, games network Mochi Media. This new program would allow social games and flash-based web games to integrate video, text and image ads into the games. Read more »

Lijit, a Boulder, Colorado based start-up launched its publisher ad network today, targeting blog publishers and offering contextual advertising against search results that use Lijit’s technologies. Read more »

Verizon Wireless and its partner Vodafone Group will soon start selling the BlackBerry Storm, a touch screen smartphone, to customers in the U.S., Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand, the companies announced today. While they didn’t announce a specific date and talked about making it available […] Read more »

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The Role of Coal in Presidential Politics: “Clean coal” has many technical hurdles, so why is it almost always part of proposed energy plans? Maybe it has something to do with the fact the the coal lobby has sponsored many of the debates during this election […] Read more »

The recent bill dedicated to improving the nation’s broadband profile has passed the Senate — albeit with a few changes to render it less problematic for telecom companies. The modified version of the Broadband Data Improvement Act that is now before President Bush is aimed at […] Read more »

Google has just posted the first three videos in an ongoing series of technology roundtables that it is hosting. The discussions are pretty esoteric at times, but anyone interested in advanced computing topics such as working with web search, the cloud, clusters, and speech technology will […] Read more »

There’s growing concern that public opinion polls, which do not include cellphones aren’t accurate because of the rising number of younger p… Read more »

Secretive thin-film solar startup Solyndra unveiled for the first time today its solar module design for commercial rooftops and funding totaling more than $600 million. The company says its design can cut the cost of installing solar rooftops in half and reduce installation time by a […] Read more »

Sorry for the MC Hammer play, but I try to have fun to offset bad news. Here’s the deal: the HTC Touch HD you might be salivating over isn’t Coming to America like Eddie Murphy. In a recent Twitter posting, a company rep says: “sad news, […] Read more »

Speculation has surfaced recently that StumbleUpon, a social media utility that was acquired by eBay in April 2007 for around $75 million, was back on the market. If true, I think eBay should sell it to Digg in exchange for equity in the combined entity. Before you call me crazy, hear me out. Continue Reading. Read more »

I hate outlining.  There, I feel better having said that, but I hate the writing process without outlining even more than I hate doing them.  The recent conversation about pen and paper making for better thinkers ties directly into the process I use for writing articles.  […] Read more »

YouTube today announced it has added the option to incorporate e-commerce links from videos on its site to relevant iTunes and Amazon products. The move was expected, as YouTube CEO Chad Hurley described doing exactly that at a talk in June and such links have been […] Read more »

It’s been four long years since AIM 4.7 for Macintosh was released by AOL.  The screenshots on their product page still show the horizontal pinstripes of the original release of OS X.  The version was old.  Some would say languishing in neglect.  Really, though, since iChat […] Read more »

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