Stories for Oct. 6, 2008

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It’s common for companies in the midst of a hostile takeover to claim that their shares are undervalued (see Yahoo-Microsoft). SanDisk, which is being pursued by Samsung for $5.8 billion, is no different, and today its claims were examined in the Wall Street Journal. The paper […] Read more »

Apollo Solar, a Bethel, Conn.-based manufacturer of electronics for renewable energy devices, has raised $4.5 million in a private offering. Electronic components for solar technology are a fast-emerging investment category. Read more »

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The past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of attending to my NewTeeVee duties from jolly old London, England — enabling me to indulge in playing with BBC’s Flash-based web player. While I’ve always had a high regard for Hulu’s smooth streaming and well-designed user interface, […] Read more »

Techspansion developer Tyler Loch, maker of the incredibly useful multimedia manipulation tools VisualHub, iSquint and AudialHub, has announced he is discontinuing all further development. “…After much soul-searching (it’s not you, it’s me), for personal reasons, Techspansion is closing its virtual doors. The Support Forum and Support […] Read more »

Supreme Court Stays Out of TiVo vs. Dish; high court won’t consider an appeal of the $74 million judgment against the satellite company over a patent dispute with the DVR maker. (The Associated Press) Time Warner Reacts to LIN Dispute By Urging People Online; after the […] Read more »

There are few things more frustrating for a remote web worker than trying to get concrete feedback from a client who can’t quite explain what they mean. This is particular evident – at least for me – in web development and design engagements. Having someone at […] Read more »

John Rogers and his team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have figured out how to slice monocrystalline solar wafers thin enough to be flexible and partially transparent but still maintain their high solar efficiency. Read more »

When I explain Twitter to the uninitiated, I tend to describe it as my virtual water cooler. It helps me keep a finger on what is happening outside of my office by letting me listen in on what others are saying. Aliza just wrote about ways […] Read more »

The European Commission may put a stop to the £14 million in funding that Ofcom has proposed giving Channel 4 to help it pay for its switch… Read more »

Freeverse’s App Store launch title Wingnuts Moto Chaser and Smallware’s Solebon Solitaire, two games which have received fairly high praise from reviewers, are on on sale for a limited time for only $0.99. Moto Chaser (normally $5.99) is an accelerometer-controlled motorcycle racing game, with a variety […] Read more »

No one escapes the economic downturn! DVD-by-mail rental company Netflix issued an update to its guidance saying that its third quarter net income and EPS will fall within previous guidance, but lowering expectations for its fourth quarter. Read more »

The Kleiner Perkins crew graced the cover of the New York Times Sunday Magazine this weekend for Jon Gertner’s snapshot of how venture capitalists are betting big on the cleantech industry. It’s a solid overview of the state of the industry, and for those that have […] Read more »

From time to time, I have shared with you the steps we’re taking to build Giga Omni Media, the 27-month-old company behind this and the other publications that make up the GigaOM network. Today, I am thrilled to announce the start of our company’s next phase. […] Read more »

eBay, a San Jose, Calif,-based company today announced that it was cutting 10% of its workforce, about 1,000 jobs in addition to getting rid of several hundred temps. These cuts will cost them between $70-to-$80 million. It bought two companies for $1.2 billion. Read more »

A Chinese newspaper has reported that Asus has shipped a whopping 700,000 EEE PCs in September.  The creator of the netbook category with its original EEE PC, Asus also reported shipping 1.7 million netbooks in the third quarter of this year.  These shipping numbers are good […] Read more »

A few days ago we posted a story about the much-sensationalized upcoming Apple mystery product, “The Brick.”  While there is still no definite word regarding what it actually is, 9to5mac is now reporting that a “reliable” source has lead them to believe that “The Brick” is […] Read more »

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