Stories for Sep. 10, 2008

Let’s face it, no matter how much you try to investigate where your products — be they shampoo, gadgets or processed food — come from, or what they’re made of, you never really know the whole story. While some web sites, like Jimmy Wale’s new Green […] Read more »

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Google this Friday will host for lobbyists, congressional aides and journalists in the Washington D.C. area a talk about cloud computing at which it will release a new Pew Internet and American Life survey of consumer attitudes toward the cloud. Google has obviously launched these D.C.-area […] Read more »

I’m a big fan of better ways to search online, as I’ve written about before. Recently, I’ve been using a very handy Firefox extension that can help you search and discover points of online interest in unique ways: BlueOrganizer. BlueOrganizer lets you share content on, […] Read more »

We’re packing our bags and heading east for our NewTeeVee Screening in New York City. The theme for the night is “Viral Ads,” so we pulled together some expert judges who know a thing or two about getting a message out. Ian Schafer, founder and CEO […] Read more »

I just got word from Google that today they’ve released a new version of the Mobile Apps for the Blackberry.  You can download it by going to on your Blackberry.  Here’s what you’ll get with the new version: Fast Google search – enter queries without […] Read more »

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One of the most heartening indicators of the solar sector’s overall health is the increasing number of near-daily press releases we get about new rooftop solar installations. This week there were two major installations, one in the nation’s capitol, the other in sunny Santa Barbara. And […] Read more »

I’ve been following National Geographic’s YouTube channel casually over the past few months — it’s always good for a quick and entertaining glimpse into the natural world. Sperm Whale Diving details the slightly terrifying nature of the mama and baby whale relationship — imagine leaving your […] Read more »

I happened across a post on Verizon’s Policy Blog this afternoon and had to chuckle. The entire post is an effort to refute statistics used by organizations that claim the U.S. is falling behind in speed or has really pricey broadband compared with other nations. We […] Read more »

Cleantech venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has been bullish on biofuels to power vehicles, but he called wind wildcatter T. Boone Pickens’ plan to power our cars with natural gas a dead end at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Green and Clean conference on Wednesday. Khosla said […] Read more »

All tech startups need just a few ingredients to germinate: sophisticated money; first-rate technology universities; and a few template successes (a Google or a Facebook, and so on) to encourage founders to get off their duffs. Contrary to current wisdom, these ingredients exist in many communities outside of Silicon Valley –- in fact, they always have. Continue Reading. Read more »

Depending on how much you pay attention to the tech press, you may be aware that the DEMOfall08 and TechCrunch50 conferences were this week. But – although you’ll find some coverage on our parent blog GigaOM – we haven’t featured a single startup from either of […] Read more »

UMPC Portal provides a thorough and detailed review of the latest UMPC offering from Raon Digital, the Everun Note. The device has a 7-inch touchscreen display, full keyboard and plenty of power under the hood with the 1.2 GHz AMD Turion X2, so how well does […] Read more »

DTV Switch Tested in Wilmington, N.C.; town shuts off analog system in a test for the larger, national switch in February. (The Wall Street Journal) ABC Orders 13 Episodes of In the Motherhood; the former web series has been in development at ABC since the spring; […] Read more »

Not that I have anything against Flash, but this AJAX solution for image editing is pretty nifty and doesn’t require Flash to be installed. Dr. Pic offers basic functionality like resizing, cropping and rotation, but there’s a few semi-advanced goodies in there as well. I used […] Read more »

UOP, a subsidiary of conglomerate Honeywell, announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with bio-oil veteran Ensyn to form a joint venture to produce second generation biofuels for power generation, heating and eventually transportation. Read more »

Forrester Research recently sent us a copy of “It’s Time To Take Games Seriously,” an overview of the burgeoning “serious games” industry. As the term suggests, these are video and computer games created to achieve practical, real-world outcomes, such as education or job training; consequently, it’s […] Read more »

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