Stories for Oct. 6, 2008

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

RoofRay, a sort of online clearinghouse for solar that we wrote about in August, launched an embeddable widget (see below) for web sites on Monday. RoofRay creator Chris Bura tells us that a widget was a commonly-requested feature from users and he created the widget to […] Read more »

This post was originally written for GigaOM‘s syndicated column relationship with BusinessWeek. It’s relevant to NewTeeVee so we’re publishing it here as well. 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 […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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