Stories for Sep. 17, 2008

I posted earlier about the WiFi situation in hotels and my own current situation in San Francisco.  This generated some questions about why not just use EV-DO since I have it along with comments sharing reader’s bad experiences with hotel connectivity.  I have been testing both […] Read more »

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BioPetroClean Raises $5M for Bugs to Clean Water: Israeli water tech startup BioPetroClean has raised a second round of funding from 21 Ventures for its tailored bacterial “cocktails” which eat up waterborne impurities – Globes via VentureBeat. Segway Inventor, Nokia to Launch Eco-Developer Contest: Seqgway inventor […] Read more »

As reported on ZDNet today, Mozilla has pushed back the beta cycle for the next version of the Firefox browser by a month. The code for beta 1 of version 3.1 of Firefox will freeze on September 30th, and the code freeze for beta 2 will […] Read more »

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While federal legislators dilly dally over the solar tax credit, local lawmakers in Berkeley, Calif., have decided to move forward with a novel solar financing program. The Berkeley City Council unanimously approved a solar loan program late Tuesday night that will see the city loan homeowners […] Read more »

For those of us who’ve been following the rise of optical networks, today will go down as a red-letter day for the industry. Nortel, whose name has long been synonymous with optical networking gear, has announced it will sell off its Metro Ethernet Networks (optical and […] Read more »

The NewTeeVee crew will be in New York next week for our second annual Big Apple edition of NewTeeVee Pier Screenings. Alongside Advertising Week, we’re showing a mix of viral online video ads, co-curated with the folks from Visible Measures. These events bring the online media […] Read more »

The Mobile Gadgeteer has long been on my daily must-read list of mobile blogs and not just because Matt Miller is our MobileTechRoundup co-host.  We’ve long given Matt a hard time about going through so many phones but it looks like his phone fickleness is paying […] Read more »

With one day left before our Mobilize conference is due to kick off, we have just 25 tickets left. If you’d like to hear keynotes speakers Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco Systems, and Rich Miner, co-founder of Google’s Android platform, and many more industry experts discuss […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] Search engine giant Google and conglomerate GE have announced a partnership to collaborate on energy policy and technology, including pushing for a smarter electricity grid, cleaner power generation and greener transportation. Initially the companies will work on policy to build out more electricity transmission lines […] Read more »

Search engine giant Google and conglomerate GE have announced a partnership to collaborate on energy policy and technology, including pushing for a smarter electricity grid, cleaner power generation and greener transportation. GE’s CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Immelt and Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt made the announcement from […] Read more »

Diller: Web in Early Stages of Ad Potential; IAC Chairman says ad models based on oldteevee will play a greater role in online video — that means pre- and post-rolls and commercials that interrupt content. (MediaWeek) U.K. Vid Stats: 27 Million People Watched 3 Billion Online […] Read more »

As corporate giants get more interested in managing clouds, startups already in the sector are defending their turf and trying to make cloud computing more enterprise friendly. RightScale, a one-year-old startup that offers a management platform for Amazon’s Web Services said today that it now can […] Read more »

I noticed with interest a couple of days ago that GottaBeMobile reported that the CEO of OQO, Dennis Moore, resigned this week.  Moore is starting a new company but hasn’t given a lot of information other than tendering his resignation.  GBM reports that founder and chairman […] Read more »

It’s been widely reported that the first phone using Google’s “Android” operating system will be announced for sale by T-Mobile this month – perhaps as soon as Tuesday. With a full-fledged operating system aimed squarely at web users, it’s worth thinking about the impact that this […] Read more »

Video site Funny or Die is joining forces with The Huffington Post and the Huffington/IAC-backed comedy site to create a new content destination that will be launched as soon as next week. Sarah Bernard, president of, confirmed the news today. The collaboration will feature […] Read more »

The Blackberry Storm, previously known as the Thunder, is the hotly anticipated Blackberry touch phone.  RIM has been teasing us with for months about how cool the Storm will be as the first Blackberry sans keyboard.  It does look very nice and having that Blackberry technology […] Read more »

No question that Google Android is coming as Kevin blogged about and the more information we get about it the more interesting the OS looks.  Michael Gartenberg found a video from a Google dev meeting in Europe that shows how interesting Android is starting to look.  […] Read more »

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