Stories for Aug. 24, 2008

Barack Obama’s now-famous text-message announcement of his VP pick reveals something about the candidate that should really worry the Republicans. What it reveals is not that he’s a smart technologist. If he was, he would have known that sending 10 million SMS messages at the same […] Read more »

The future of federal energy policy is looking bright — Barack Obama chose Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden as his vice president this weekend. Biden has a three-decade senate record that includes a solid history of establishing climate change and energy policies. As Chairman of the Senate […] Read more »

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Our dear friend Cyriac Roeding, the former EVP of mobile at CBS (NYSE: CBS), is on a world tour of about 10 countries in seven weeks. After… Read more »

If you’ve reached the point of having more work than you can handle, there are several ways to handle the overflow. One of the easiest, in some ways, is to hire subcontractors to do part of the work for you. But before you rush out and […] Read more »

Want to get a good idea of where the gaming business is headed? Follow the money — or better yet, follow the trends the folks with money are looking at. With that in mind, I recently contacted three top venture capitalists in the gaming space to […] Read more »

The all-out war between telephone companies and cable companies is now going to be fought on a whole new front: wireless. Last week, Cox confirmed that it was getting into the wireless business, joining cable industry peers. Patrick Esser, president at Cox, revealed wireless at the […] Read more »

Founders are notorious for falling in love with their visions. How else could we survive 18-hour workdays or a multitude of setbacks with our optimism still intact? The problem with this is that it’s impossible to predict what the future holds. So, to be successful, you’ll […] Read more »

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A year ago, I was offered a contractual design job for a middle-sized corporation, although I knew there were other candidates. At the end of my interview, I was told that they would call me to let me know if I’ve been hired. What actually happened […] Read more »

This week on jkOnTheRun was an unusual one, with Kevin having to step out due to unforeseen circumstances.  The mobile tech world rolled on and we saw more netbook news, smartphone rollouts and lots of things coming out of the Intel Developers Forum.  Here are the […] Read more »

Stories for Aug. 23, 2008

Many of the great personae of the clean energy world gathered in Las Vegas earlier this week to pitch ideas and call for proposals. In case the VP race or Olympic races had you distracted, we’ve got our coverage of the Vegas summit and the other […] Read more »

Ryan Block has left the building.  Ryan is was the Editor-in-Chief at engadget and is leaving to start a new venture with Peter Rojas.  I won’t wish them luck as they don’t need it, anything those two do together will be a raging success.  The timing […] Read more »

Ah, the age old business question: “Do I want more work?” The question, of course, is actually “Can I handle more work?” or even  “How much more work can I handle?” Do you know how much more work you can handle? Are you at that tipping/breaking […] Read more »

The Palm Treo Pro is the PDA originator’s latest attempt to recapture the glory days and admittedly it’s a pretty decent looking effort.  It’s too early to tell if it is everything Palm needs it to be but Matt Miller has gotten one and has unboxed […] Read more »

We’ve covered a great many Zoho services over the years; they continue to have one of the most diverse software-as-a-service offerings. Their latest addition is Zoho Share, which brings both file storage and file sharing into play. If you’ve already got Zoho credentials from another application, […] Read more »

If you’re a major league baseball fan, you’ve probably read “Moneyball,” the best-selling book by journalist Michael Lewis chronicling the successful statistics-driven management of Oakland Athletics General Manager, Billy Beane. Baseball has long been a game of stats, but Beane’s philosophy gave the tradition a twist: […] Read more »

Stories for Aug. 22, 2008

Every year, Mozilla runs a contest called Extend Firefox, which is designed to name the best Firefox extensions created in the previous 12 months. This year’s list of winners is out, and one of the winners was previously written up here a while back: Pencil. In […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: Brightcove: “The 2008 SEO Video Playbook” (free download) Accenture: “The Innovation Dilemma: How to Achieve High Performance through Superior Research & Development” (free download) Interop: Register for a free expo pass — New York, Sept. 15 […] Read more »

We’re pretty darn future-focused on 4G technologies over here, with LTE and WiMax dominating a lot of our coverage. But sometimes it’s good to check in with what we’ve already got, so we pulled some numbers on wireless broadband in the U.S. and the world. The […] Read more »

Every time someone asks teleworkers the things we love about online work, our faces light up and we instantly talk about the mobility, freedom, and independence. Despite these perks to teleworking, there are some things we miss about showing up at the office daily, even if […] Read more »

We’re usually content to just see plans for traditional coal-fired power plants get the kibosh when authorities refuse to grant the dirty plants permits or funding. But this week’s there’s been some progress towards axing existing coal plants. Utility Georgia Power is seeking approval from regulators […] Read more »

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