Stories for Oct. 6, 2008

Estimates show that as September came to a close, Apple’s iPhone manufacturers should have rolled unit number 10,000,000 off their lines. Not totally shabby for 18 months of iPhones on the open market — a significant portion of that time limited to potential sales in the […] Read more »

The Department of Defense is looking for something light but powerful for U.S. soldiers to wear. The Department doled out $1.75 million in prize money to the makers of three light-weight power devices for its inaugural “Wearable Power Competition” over the weekend, following a grueling field […] Read more »

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With most wireless broadband plans capped at 5GB per month, we’re often asked how much data we use and how quickly we can bump up against that cap. Obviously, the amount of data used varies by each individual’s activities, but I wanted to share info from […] Read more »

My excursion into the netbook world has me looking fast and furious into utilities that work well under Windows XP and especially those that make good use of the lower resolution screen.  Today’s Freeware of the Moment does that by enabling a nice dual pane display […] Read more »

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San Jose, Calif.-based Melodis, parent company of startup Midomi, says it has raised $7 million in Series B funding. The funds were provided by TransLink Capital, JAIC America and Global Catalyst Partners, and will be used to distribute and monetize the company’s music search products. Read more »

There’s nothing like being able to work from home. But even what so many people strive for can end up being less than ideal. I enjoy the freedom I have to work on my own schedule, however, working from home doesn’t mean you always get more […] Read more »

Those of you that joined us at our recent Mobilize conference are likely to remember Chetan Sharma, president of the mobile-focused firm Chetan Sharma Consulting and occasional contributor to GigaOM, who moderated two of our panels. Next week will see the release of Chetan’s sixth book, […] Read more »

The lack of wireless stereo support might have kept some Windows Mobile device owners away from Resco Pocket Radio, but there’s one less excuse now. Bluetooth stereo is now part of Pocket Radio version 1.90, so you can now stream wireless Internet radio stations to those […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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