Stories for Sep. 23, 2008

Spain To Soften Solar Subsidy Cuts: Reuters reports that Spain has decided to relax its proposed cuts to its aggressive solar subsidies, citing Spain’s Energy Secretary Pedro Marin — Reuters. Uruguay Getting Zapped: Uruguay wants to bring in new investment and has supposedly set aside land […] Read more »

I need a little more practice doing gadget demos… so rather than watching this video as a device demo (there are plenty of those elsewhere… Read more »

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WARNING: If you’re having a good day, in a good mood, or are generally happy with the world, you might want to avoid this post, as it addresses a blood-boiling, migraine-inducing, hot-button issue that is likely to alter your otherwise happy-go-lucky day. We’ve probably all been […] Read more »

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So the big day is finally here: Google has released its Android operating system, the latest entrant into the mobile OS wars. The Android-based, HTC-made G1 was launched earlier today at a ceremony in New York, and among the attendees were our intrepid reporters Liz Gannes […] Read more »

It’s starting to look like extending the clean energy tax credits could actually happen this time. Reuters reports that the Senate has approved a package to extend the investment tax credit for solar for eight years, and tax credits for wind and other renewables, such as […] Read more »

Permits for America’s first carbon cap-and-trade scheme will go on the auction block on Thursday this week. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will auction permits for some 188 million tons of carbon emissions for 2009. At the start of the year, power plants in the […] Read more »

Here at Web Worker Daily, we talk a lot about how we can use web technology to work more effectively and to be more productive. We think it is important work and we hope that you find our insights and reviews helpful. Occasionally though, we come […] Read more »

Here’s some science for your Tuesday morning — this slightly trippy video uses animation to compare the various sizes of the planets, eventually putting key spheres of our own galaxy in perspective. How – The funniest bloopers are right here And I admit my fascination with […] Read more »

GridPoint, a smart grid company that helps utilities balance energy loads, just announced that it has more than doubled its funding, adding a $120 million equity financing round. Those funds will fuel an “acquisition strategy,” and GridPoint says its first purchase, also announced today, is young […] Read more »

In addition to our live coverage of the Google phone launch and our round-up of four things you need to know about T-Mobile 3G, NewTeeVee has info on plans for the phone’s video capabilities while Earth2Tech looks at the carbon footprint calculator app it will feature, […] Read more »

The T-Mobile online store is overwhelmed with obvious heavy G1 Android phone orders but I finally got to the point where I could order an upgrade.  I am an existing T-Mobile customer and as I understood the pricing at the press event today the upgrade price […] Read more »

I am sitting outside the local Starbucks enjoying everything about the sunny day with one exception.  T-Mobile won’t sell me a new G1 phone even though I’m ready to roll.  I’m thinking they are maybe overwhelmed with online orders because all I can get is this […] Read more »

Google and T-Mobile unveiled the G1 today, the first phone powered by Android, Google’s own mobile operating system. The G1 is launching on Oct. 22, along with its market for third party applications, the Android Market Place (similar to Apple’s App Store.) And lucky for us, […] Read more »

Media Rights Capital Secures $350 Million; film, TV and digital production company gets money in the form of a three-year revolving credit facility with a network of banks led by JP Morgan Chase and Comerica. (Variety) Lisa Kudrow Stars in Lexus Web Series; former Friends star […] Read more »

Microsoft’s successor to Vista just might be better for mobile devices, which might clear up that whole “ULCPC” brouhaha. Of course, it’s way too early to tell how Windows 7 will perform on lesser smaller hardware but the tea leaves are there for the reading. Gone […] Read more »

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