Stories for Sep. 15, 2008

Corn ethanol producer Poet is at an important juncture in its two decade history. The company is embracing the changing landscape of the biofuel market by investing in new cellulosic ethanol technology and building a $200 million plant dubbed Project Liberty in Emmetsburg, Iowa that will […] Read more »

The big question surrounding live video streaming services so far has been how they plan to make money. Today, in the hopes of finding an answer, is introducing a home shopping channel. The livecasting company is partnering with Amazon-backed e-commerce company The Talk Market to […] Read more »

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It’s not enough that the VooDoo folks are teasing us with the cool Envy 133 notebook which is just starting to ship.  No, they have to hint that there is an even newer and cooler new product they are working on that will have us totally […] Read more »

Since most of my computer purchases these days don’t include an optical drive, I’m always on the lookout virtual drive tools. These software applications simulate the use of a physical DVD or CD drive. For years, I’ve used the free Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel on […] Read more »

Image via Wikipedia How many social networks and Web 2.0 tools are enough? I clearly don’t know when enough is enough. What if the one I don’t join is the one that will truly change my life/work/future? 1. Checked Twitter. This is like my first cup […] Read more »

Best Buy said today it would spend $121 million to buy former file-sharing poster child, Napster. The move gives Best Buy the ability to offer DRM-free movies and music downloads that would compete with’s download services as well as proprietary files offered by Apple in […] Read more »

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MySpace Music, a new music service from the social networking company and a consortium of big music labels, is expected to debut soon. But it’s entering an arena already filled with well-entrenched players; how can it possibly hope to compete? Read more »

Monday night is the start of the two-day AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference, and the organizers (Tony Perkins and crew) are doling out awards to the top 100 green private companies. While the majority of the list comprises the well-known players in the cleantech biz, most of which […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 14, 2008

Big names in media, technology and retailing are banding together to form a Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) that promises to make content easy to download and play on any device. Warner Bros., Fox Entertainment, NBC, Comcast, Microsoft, and Best Buy are just some of the […] Read more »

For all its forward-thinking feature goodness, the iPhone is missing a lot of things that we’ve all come to expect from modern cellphones. On Monday JuiceCaster will plug one of those holes with the release of Flutter, a free picture message service that doesn’t require jail-breaking. […] Read more »

VMware, which single-handedly created a market for virtualization, is currently faced with the threat of commoditization of its core product, increased competition and fiscal uncertainty. The question is, did EMC Corp. kill this golden goose? Continue Reading. Read more »

Funny this: From last night’s SNL season debut, a take on T-Mobile Fave 5…always good to be part of cultural zeitgeist.

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Updated: Comcast, the largest cable company in the world, has started to send emails to its subscribers letting them know about bandwidth limits the company is going to impose, starting Oct. 1, 2008. As it was reported earlier, the company had said that if people go […] Read more »

SightSpeed, a Berkeley, Calif.-based Internet video chat & conferencing company is going to announce a Linux-version of its video chat service sometime later this week. The Linux-app is going to help target the fast growing netbooks (others call them mini-notebooks) category. Read more »

Last week we offered you one founder’s rationale for taking money from angel investors, instead of venture capitalists. It’s a trade-off of sorts: smaller checks, but they often come with better deal terms. Some readers took slight umbrage at this proposition: “The reality is that our […] Read more »

PPLive, a Singapore Shanghai-based start-up that has a P2P video platform for distributing television in Asia has developed a way to accelerate and distribute Flash videos over peer-to-peer networks. The application called PPVA, sits in your task bar and when it detects a Flash video stream, it […] Read more »

Have you been wishing you could join the ranks of the Mac-enabled mobile workforce, but not wanting to spend the money to buy a MacBook? Now might be the time to reconsider, because Apple has updated their Refurbished Mac page with some fresh deals, including: MacBook […] Read more »

OStatic: Famous writer David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest killed himself. We will miss him and his word play. NewTeeVee: Barebones mobile Video startup, is a blockbuster hit. Earth2Tech: Sarah Palin admits man’s role in climate change …. well kinda! jkOnTheRun: James Kendrick in […] Read more »

It looks like the idea of a P2P-powered YouTube is finally becoming reality, albeit without any contribution from Google. Singapore-based P2P start-up PPLive, which we previously covered for its hugely successful P2P video platform, is experimenting with a P2P accelerator for Flash video streams. The application, which is dubbed PPVA, essentially distributes the stream of any popular Flash video from sites like YouTube via P2P without any involvement of the hosting server. Read more »

Stories for Sep. 13, 2008

NOTE: I have changed the title of this post to clearly indicate it is a parody.  I realize that the original title lacking a clear indication that it is comedy was in poor taste given the large number of readers who have been following my blogging […] Read more »

The doldrums of summer time are gone and the cleantech world is ready to hunker down as fourth quarter rapidly approaches. Here’s the news from this week. Google’s Eric Schmidt Details Energy Plan, Chides Lack of Leadership: At a dinner for the Corporate EcoForum, Google CEO […] Read more »

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