Stories for Oct. 5, 2008

Enomaly is trying to sell big business on its open-source cloud management and provisioning software by renaming it and packaging it with enterprise-level support. The software, formerly known as Enomalism, will now use the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform as its new moniker. Read more »

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BlackArrow, an on-demand video ad targeting and delivery service, announced it has raised an additional $20 million. Existing investors Cisco Systems, Inc., Comcast Interactive Capital, Intel Capital, Mayfield Fund and Polaris Venture Partners participated in the round. Read more »

The sharp growth in online video viewing, increasing availability of TV online, and proliferation of high-quality, web-originated content has made it easy to point the arrow for online video advertising up and to the right. But entrepreneurs and creative types should worry that industry watchers are now cutting their revenue growth expectations for online video based on factors other than the shaky U.S. economy. Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 149 is 32:15 minutes long and is a 29 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel […] Read more »

For many web workers, the most expensive piece of gear is the laptop computer. For some of us, it’s even more than expensive: it’s essential, because it’s our only computer. But have you ever thought about how you’re protecting that investment? Here’s a rundown on the […] Read more »

I have a confession to make. The new Google G1 smartphone appeals to me a lot more than the iPhone does. Not in terms of slickness and coolness of course, but actually, even though it’s about 30% thicker and nearly 20% heavier than the iPhone, I […] Read more »

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Another week has come and gone with big news in the tech world.  Nokia announced their 5800 XpressMusic touch phone with their new all-you-can-eat music downloads.  There was a lot of netbook news of course and one even showed up at our doors for review.  Here […] Read more »

Being smart about legal matters can make a huge difference in the value of your company. Each legal decision you make — each strategic partnership, each trademark or patent filing — can add or subtract from it. During the ’90s, my law firm worked with an […] Read more »

Okay, confess. You work hard for hours on end, never budging from the keyboard, and then, you digress. You get distracted. You find a blog or a site or a Web app that is nonsense, that is fun or funny, that has absolutely nothing to do […] Read more »

The Virtual Goods Summit 2008 is a one-day conference focused on the emerging market opportunity for virtual goods and economies. This year’s conference will feature a blend of panel discussions and expert-led breakout sessions covering everything from getting started with virtual goods to maximizing the revenue […] Read more »

Radiohead, you’ll remember, injected some style into the world of user-generated music video contests last spring when it partnered with Aniboom to search for an animation worthy of representing one of the tracks from its album, In Rainbows. The contest process, which narrowed concepts down starting […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 4, 2008

Nearly a month ago, at Apple’s unveiling of the new iPod lineup for this fall, Steve Jobs quoted Mark Twain’s “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” (By the way, Snopes.com and Wikipedia both say that is even a misquote of Twain’s original comment: […] Read more »

As of yesterday, the iPhone natively supports VoIP calls without jailbreaking thanks to fring, a multi-client instant messaging application with Skype, Skype-out, fring and other SIP support for voice calling. Fring has previously been available on Symbian and WinMo phones, and for jailbroken iPhones. It supports […] Read more »

A bailout, a debate and a flurry of cleantech press releases could have had you distracted. Here are the important headlines from the week. Google, No. 2 Cleantech Venture Investor in Q3: Google has taken such an enthusiastic role in investing and promoting clean energy that […] Read more »

I use simple text editors a lot and am always on the lookout for good ones.  Today’s Freeware of the Moment is just such an editor for the Windows platform.  Notepad 2008 is a solid free text editor that has a ribbon toolbar to make interaction […] Read more »

A month after its launch, Google’s much talked about browser, Chrome seems to have seen a slow decline in usage according to some reports. It now accounts for 5.6% of all visits to this blog, though the number varies for our other blogs, indicating that Chrome is still an early adopter phenomenon. Read more »

The post Big-Dig Boston is actually a pretty and lovely town – I walked around in what could best be described as weepy October rain, looking at some of the older buildings and near empty streets. Unlike New York or London or New Delhi, Boston doesn’t […] Read more »

A court has ordered RealNetworks to temporarily suspend distribution of its controversial RealDVD product until Tuesday so that the judge can review all of the papers filed in the case, according to an email from a RealNetworks representative. A visit to the RealDVD site shows a […] Read more »

I was crazy enough to start two businesses at the same time — OnlyBusiness.com and Polaris Blue. My partner and I run them concurrently, and fortunately both have done well. No doubt we got lucky, but I want to share a concept critical to our success […] Read more »

Sometimes, all TV networks need is a little nudge. A push. A gentle reminder. All I’m sayin’ is that at 1:47 p.m. on Sept. 30th, I pointed out that FX Networks had missed an opportunity by not putting the “PatheticGirl 43″ clip from It’s Always Sunny […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 3, 2008
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