Stories for Aug. 19, 2008

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Verizon recently launched its FiOS TV and fiber-based broadband service in New York City, The New York Times is taking stock of the service, which seems to be doing well. Verizon’s $23 billion investment into FiOS wasn’t viewed kindly, and Wall Street viewed AT&T’s cheaper U-Verse […] Read more »

Lots of children grow up with disapproving parents — the unloved child is the staple of TV and movie dramas. That movie-of-the-week cliche is now playing out on the U.S. stock market, where Trina Solar (TSL) saw its earnings more than double. Trina’s net profit for […] Read more »

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Stories for Aug. 18, 2008

In this time of political polarity, new media management and production studio Generate is hoping to bring the country together with its new online series, Republicrats. Debuting today on MSN, Republicrats follows the comedic presidential aspirations of Sean Masterson. Masterson’s political platform is his lack of […] Read more »

Apple has gone from making just computers to a whole slew of devices, including the mass-market iPhone. The shift has increased the number of problems that crop up with various devices, putting a lot of stress on Apple’s support system. What has your experience been? Read more »

Corruption in the Wind?: In upstate New York the permitting and zoning laws are controlled by the same people who sell concrete to the wind farms developers – NYTimes. Big Blue Launches “Green Sigma”: IBM has launched Green Sigma, a new consulting practice focused on reducing […] Read more »

Trading in preparation for America’s first mandated cap-and-trade scheme for greenhouse gas emissions started on Friday on the Climate Futures Exchange. Futures and options contracts for 70,000 permits were traded under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cooperative of 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states whose governments […] Read more »

The next generation of Universal Serial Bus (USB) is upon us. The final specification for USB 3.0 is due in the fourth quarter of this year, and Intel has delivered a key part of the draft spec.  I’m betting that version 3.0 will make life easier […] Read more »

YouTube has started testing out display ads for its mobile version, m.youtube.com. The company has been developing a mobile interface over t… Read more »

Top Gear, the massively popular British show that’s equal parts automotive and entertainment, now has its own YouTube channel. This marks the first time the BBC Worldwide has dedicated a YouTube channel to a single show. The Top Gear channel features clips of shows including car […] Read more »

Less than a month after Green Energy Technologies signed a deal for a thin-film solar module production line from Applied Materials, the company says it has already received requests for four times its expected capacity next year, Bloomberg reports. The solar silicon-wafer maker, a subsidiary of […] Read more »

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