Stories for Oct. 9, 2008

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Our big NewTeeVee Live conference is fast approaching — Nov. 13, just a month away! — and we’ve got a sizzling hot line-up. Check out the newest additions to our speaker list: – Alexis Rapo, who heads ABC.com – Michael Buckley, breakout star of web show […] Read more »

As far back as 10 years ago, I can remember technology industry pundits talking about Instant-On features in computers and operating systems. These have started to appear on a few systems, but for many users, waiting for the long time it takes a computer to boot […] Read more »

Word is all over the place today that next Tuesday, October 14 Apple will be holding a press event with the focus being on notebooks.  The MacBook line is getting very long in the tooth and a refresh has been expected for some time and it […] Read more »

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Telecommunications provider Ericsson is putting some wind power into its network with a new radio communications tower unveiled today. The Swedish telecom partnered with turbine maker Vertical Wind AB and Uppsala University to incorporate a vertical-axis wind turbine into the tower that houses radio base stations […] Read more »

Social applications are spreading off the networks and into the web as a whole, making it a more engaging and social place than it has ever been before. But how do startups, developers, and big businesses get through all the noise and find success? GigaOM readers […] Read more »

We’ve talked a lot about managing a social network strategy, maintaining a work-life balance, and living in a blur of social media. The fact is though, that with the sheer number of services available to us, and our ability to be connected to them virtually everywhere, […] Read more »

Swedish telecommunications provider Ericsson is putting some wind power into it network with a new wind-power radio communications tower unveiled today. The wind-powered Tower Tube uses a vertical-axis turbine from Vertical Wind AB to help power the radio base stations and antennas. Read more »

Actors from Smallville and other TV shows. The writer of Go, Big Fish and Charlie’s Angels. Web star Ze Frank. Famous-for-other-things-but-now-all-about-the-web Justine Bateman. All these people and more are involved in what sounds like a promising upcoming web series, The Remnants. The Remnants (preview) from John […] Read more »

Today, Jumsoft released their All-in-One Business Packs for Apple’s Keynote, Pages and iWeb. Maintain the same style among your documents, Web site, e-mails, and even presentations. With the great experience of developing various templates, Jumsoft has finally created amazing All-in-One template packs for your personal or […] Read more »

Ausra has been one of the most high-profile solar startups to get backing from Silicon Valley, but being funded by cleantech heavyweights Khosla, Kleiner and most recently Al Gore’s investment group doesn’t necessarily shield it from the uncertainty of the financial markets. Like many of its […] Read more »

Playing with a thin Lenovo X301 this morning reminded me of a reader tip about the new thin-and-light Eee PC notebook from Asus. AllanCJ pinged me about the new Asus S101 which is a morphs the Eee line into a higher end, fashionable device. $699 is […] Read more »

Members of the media have just received word that the rumored October 14 MacBook event is rumor no more. Invitations sent by Apple’s PR department confirm that next Tuesday will see a special event hosted by the company at its Cupertino campus. The image sent with the […] Read more »

As the larger economic picture continues to look dismal, the reverberations are being felt within the tech sector. As our parent blog GigaOM reports, the venture capital firms are starting to get antsy about whether Silicon Valley can continue business as usual. Apple and other tech […] Read more »

California Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to officially dedicate a 2 MW solar system at Applied Material’s Sunnyvale, Calif., office. He’s also set to address investors and companies with a talk on how they can partner with California to boost cleantech in the state. Read more »

SlingCatcher Officially Launches; functionality includes controlling video from local or remote SlingBox without a computer, moving audio and video from a PC to the TV and the soon-to-come Sling.com. (Zatz Not Funny) Hawaii Considers Pushing Up DTV Transition Date; nesting habitat of the dark-rumped petrel bird […] Read more »

Amazon announced today that it will cut prices for its Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) offering on Nov. 1. The company is essentially offering people who use more storage significant volume discounts. For folks using up to 50 terabytes of storage, the price cuts don’t make much […] Read more »

Fudzilla put their paparazzi hat on and has the above and several other images of the anticipated successor to the MSI Wind U100. The U120 looks slightly more stylish with some retooling of the vent fans and changing the chassis parts from one color to two […] Read more »

A number of photos of what are supposedly new MacBook and MacBook Pro aluminum cases have begun to surface. Yesterday, Engadget posted a picture of a MacBook Pro case in keeping with rumors of a new production process.  The photo originated at a Chinese site, which […] Read more »

Yesterday the YouTube team announced via their blog that they would begin incorporating “click-to-buy” links which direct users to iTunes or Amazon.com alongside videos of select YouTube partners.  According to the blog, the links are intended to help scratch that “I love this song/game, I wish […] Read more »

In what must be related to an internal policy decision on behalf of Apple, yesterday saw the release of five separate applications (Compose, TouchType, Sideways, Lettera, and Wide Email) that allow you to compose emails in landscape mode. Each application boasts the ability to type out […] Read more »

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