Stories for Aug. 26, 2008

I’m working in the biggest, baddest Starbucks in the area this morning.  It’s pretty far from my house but a good place to get some serious work done as it has lots of work areas that are well organized and it’s not too noisy.  I had […] Read more »

Ever since Andy Abramson figured out a way to make VoIP calls over GoGo, the in-flight broadband system from Aircell, there has been a flurry of activity leading to the banning of some of the services he used. “The carriers and Aircell have taken a position on this because we don’t want people talking on the plane,” a company spokesperson told me. But where does it all stop? Read more »

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Seth MacFarlane’s advertorial series, Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, is gearing up for its launch September 10. A trailer was just posted on sethcomedy.com. That site also promises cast interviews and a MacFarlane blog starting September 10 as well. We’re also told exclusive content will be posted on show sponsor Burger King’s soon-to-launch YouTube channel, youtube.com/bk. Read more »

Last week, Solazyme CEO Jonathan Wolfson said confidently that his synthetic biology startup would be able to produce millions of gallons of biofuel from algae within three years. That confidence could have been fueled by a large, $45.4 million Series C round of funding that the […] Read more »

How do you know whether you can trust someone you’ve run across on the web – say, by finding them on Craigslist? That’s the question Divvs is setting out to answer. Currently in alpha, it takes a relatively simple approach to the problem: the more connected […] Read more »

Want to watch a great boxing match? Just take a seat and watch the back-and-forth between Adobe Systems and Microsoft. I wrote about this fight-without-an-end last year, but now it seems the punches are being thrown with more intensity. No surprise: Like two aging gladiators, the […] Read more »

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HP said today it has closed its $13.9 billion acquisition of Plano, Texas-based IT services provider EDS, which was first announced in May. The success of the deal will depend on HP’s ability to integrate such a large buy into its already mammoth corporate structure. HP […] Read more »

MapQuest isn’t the shiniest online mapping service. It isn’t the most accurate or the coolest. It is so old school…well, you get the drift. Apparently, that hasn’t deterred over 47 million people who check out the service every month and make it one of the top […] Read more »

Compared to his colleagues at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) — a $500 million academic and industry collaboration to fight carbon emissions with bio-energy — Mitchell Altschuler’s job could sound a little dry. While EBI’s researchers out of the labs of UC Berkeley, the University of […] Read more »

Stories for Aug. 25, 2008

Want to watch a great boxing match? Just take a seat and watch the back-and-forth between Adobe Systems and Microsoft. I wrote about this fight-without-an-end last year, but now it seems the punches are being thrown with more intensity. No surprise: Like two aging gladiators, the […] Read more »

Mobile live video streaming startup Qik has taken “a significant investment” from Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, who formerly worked together on Netscape and Loudcloud/Opsware. The two are both joining Qik’s board. This adds onto Foster City, Calif.-based Qik’s $4 million previously raised across two rounds […] Read more »

A Supreme Court ruling didn’t make it happen; we’ll see if a lawsuit can compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. A dozen states, the city of New York and the District of Columbia, led by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, […] Read more »

Corn Growers for Obama: The American Corn Growers Association, claiming representation for farm families and rural America, has announced their endorsement of Barack Obama for president. Too bad McCain never did get around to supporting corn ethanol – Press Release. Chinese Automaker Bringing Electric Cars to […] Read more »

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