Stories for Sep. 16, 2008

Yesterday, VMWare released Fusion 2.0 as a major update to their virtualization software. It’s a free, downloadable upgrade for any VMWare Fusion 1.x customer, and it packs some great new stuff. The update adds over 100 new features: The UI is dramatically improved, with lots of […] Read more »

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Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried are previewing their much-discussed lonelygirl15 follow-up, LG15: The Resistance, at the New York Television Festival tonight — but we got a sneak peek at the first episode. Find out why Resistance may signify the final stage of production company EQAL’s transformation […] Read more »

“Nanoflowers Improve Ultracapacitors”: Researchers at the Chinese Research Institute of Chemical Defense have developed an electrode that can store twice as much charge as current ultracapacitors, a potential replacement for batteries that can recharge in seconds – MIT Technology Review. One-Atom Thick Carbon Sheet Boosts Ultracapacitors: […] Read more »

Adroll, a startup that offers ad net services, has raised a first round funding, Venturebeat reported. I spoke to Jared Kopf, the San Franci… Read more »

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Yesterday the New York Times reported that an engineer’s LinkedIn profile appears to confirm that Apple will make its own application processors for the iPhone — something long suspected after Apple purchased low-power chip firm PA Semi and got a license to tweak the ARM mobile […] Read more »

I was just reading through Mike’s piece on virtual conferences and,  while it’s in a slightly different space, I was reminded of Moodle. Moodle is a free, open source course management and webinar-production platform. We’ve written about it before on the OStatic blog,  and some web […] Read more »

Personal video startup Seesmic laid off three employees on Monday, as partially reported by Valleywag today. The company is moving away from making original content, said Seesmic CEO Loic Le Meur today, and two of the layoffs, Sukhjit Ghag and Rachael Joy, were the hosts of […] Read more »

French tech publisher Bestofmedia raised $35 million earlier this summer, and now it’s spending some of it… The parent of Tom’s Guide has… Read more »

With VMware and Citrix both pushing into the data center with their virtualization products, I had the chance to chat with Simon Crosby briefly about Citrix’s new portfolio of cloud products. I walked away impressed with Citrix’s plan of attack when it comes to helping providers […] Read more »

Today, Smule released a really cool (or hot, if you want to be go that route) app for the iPhone called Sonic Lighter. Sonic Lighter is an iPhone-only app (sorry iPod touch users), that makes use of the accelerometer and sound to affect the flame it […] Read more »

Though there is abundant evidence that consumers don’t want to pay for video online, that hasn’t deterred startup MeDeploy from launching a service that allows both independent and larger-scale producers to sell their video content directly to consumers. The New Haven, Conn.-based company launched at the […] Read more »

In the world of solar photovoltaics, big money is spent on small gains, with companies spending millions to push the conversion efficiency of their cells up a few 10ths of a percent. Silicon solar cell maker Suniva says it has set a new record by achieving […] Read more »

At the VMWorld Show, Cisco took the first concrete steps to establishing a monopoly in the enterprise data centers with the announcement of a new software switch (Nexus 1000) that would allow networking of individual virtual machines (along with their security and management.) Read more »

Back in July, released the 1.0 version of their free iPhone app which basically lets you have access to the millions of songs streamable from their website by accessing various stations. The 1.0 app has a rating of 3 out of 5 stars with most […] Read more »

At five-foot-five and a buck-twenty on the scale, I can pretty much guarantee that a taxi driver will notice just about everyone else first. The only time I beat out a crowd for a cab was when I fanned out a wad of fake bills and […] Read more »

The turmoil on Wall Street has until now had a muted impact on clean technology, but that’s starting to change. Some solar stocks are reeling from the shock waves of Lehman Brother’s bankruptcy. Evergreen Solar (ESLR), JA Solar (JASO) and SunPower (SPWR) took hard hits early […] Read more »

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