Stories for Aug. 26, 2008

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

With less than three weeks to go, we are busy trying to finalize panels and speakers for our Mobilize conference, scheduled to be held on Sept. 18 in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center. (We have super-saver tickets on sale but not for long.) […] Read more »

Barack Obama’s text message is the big story here. Brian outlined the historical importance in an earlier post. Now we have more data about the text-message itself, thanks to Nielsen Mobile who describes it as “the single largest mobile marketing event in the U.S., to date.” […] Read more »

If you work in Windows, you’re probably well aware of how it litters files around a hard disk, is often flaky in uninstalling applications, and just generally slows a PC down over time. I’m always experimenting with utilities that counteract this, and I’ve written before about […] Read more »

Microsoft is extending its strategic relationship with Move Networks by adding an undisclosed amount of funding to the startup’s $46 million Series C round. Move already has a five-month-old deal to be bundled with downloads of Silverlight, Microsoft’s Flash competitor. At this rate, how long before […] Read more »

After the FCC last week told Comcast it had 30 days to file its new network management plan that involves cutting back speeds for users who are using too much bandwidth, the mainstream media is learning more about the slowdown plan Comcast CTO Tony Werner explained […] Read more »

If your car’s sunroof lived up to its name it could be doing a whole lot more for you. That’s the idea Sunrise Solar has with its new Solar Roof, a set of photovoltaic cells integrated into a car’s sunroof. By swapping out the boring tinted […] Read more »

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