Stories for Sep. 11, 2008

Planar Energy Licenses Tech for Thin-Film Li-Ion Battery: Planar has signed an agreement with Policell Technologies for the technology and manufacturing rights for large-format prismatic lithium-ion batteries, potentially for use in mobile and fixed wireless services – Green Car Congress. Portland Hopes to Manufacture Chinese Electric […] Read more »

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Keeping up to date on all of your social networks while on the PC is hard enough, but when you’re using your phone, people must flip between… Read more »

Today, Apple’s biggest conference Macworld, opened for registration. The dates for Macworld 2009 will be January 5-9. Apple has traditionally used Macworld as a time to make some fairly big product announcements and updates. In 2008, Apple announced the MacBook Air, Time Capsule, iPod touch software […] Read more »

JamLegend is easily the coolest still-in-beta game I’ve played in recent weeks, and after some nagging on my part, the developers just sent me a 1,000 beta invites so GigaOM readers can try it out, too. Use this link to create an account. The three founders […] Read more »

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I’ve written before about W3Schools, which is one of the best, free online places to learn and practice web development skills. The site has long had interactive tutorials that can teach you everything from JavaScript to DHTML, complete with opportunities for you to see how your […] Read more »

In the past couple weeks there’s been news of hundreds of millions pumped into thin-film solar startups, with both Nanosolar and AVA Solar announcing massive rounds. Well, it’s not over yet, folks. This morning Venture Wire says that thin film solar player SoloPower has raised a […] Read more »

Elektrobit is showing off its reference design for a multimode 3G and satellite handset phone at the CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment show this week in San Francisco, and it’s a far cry from the clunky satellite phones of yore. It first unveiled the phone in […] Read more »

The European P2P Next consortium will unveil a set-top box prototype that allows P2P streaming at the IBC conference in Amsterdam tomorrow. The device goes by the name of NextshareTV and has been developed at the Pioneer Digital Design Centre in London. NextshareTV makes use of […] Read more »

Last week, when the FCC published an order aimed at halting the collection of and reporting on the quality of telephone service on a nationwide basis, we were pretty disappointed, as it came off like the agency was just throwing in the towel on real regulation […] Read more »

As the dynamics of air travel is changing with more and more airlines finding themselves stuck on the tarmac, the online travel ticketing bu… Read more »

File sync, storage and sharing site Dropbox launches to the public today ending the need for pesky beta codes or invites to this very cool service. Mike gave us a glimpse of Dropbox back in March, and in my testing of services of this type I […] Read more »

As the automotive giants gear up to launch their next-gen green cars in 2009 and 2010, more and more are rolling out trials to test out how the vehicles will perform with the power grid. This time it’s in and around London, where Toyota is partnering […] Read more »

ScanScout Gets New CEO; nine months after the last chief exec left, video ad company brings in About founder Bill Day, and moves co-founder Waikit Lau back to president. (AdWeek) Engine Room to Premiere Sept. 15; new MTV reality show about making digital art will be […] Read more »

While hanging out at the TechCrunch50 conference, I ran into Eric Marcoullier, who recently launched his second startup, Gnip. We were supposed to talk about Gnip almost a month ago, but for some odd reason it didn’t happen. I was curious, because Eric and I got […] Read more »

We’ve looked at a couple of options for outsourced tech support in the past. But now there’s a fresh player in this niche, targeting small businesses who can’t afford their own dedicated IT staff: AT&T Tech Support 360. The pitch here is basically the same as […] Read more »

Video-sharing site Vimeo announced this week that it’s now hosting more than 1 million videos — 100,000 of which are in HD. That’s a lot of HD, which adds a lot of costs to the IAC-backed business that Barry Diller recently said wasn’t big enough to attract serious ad revenue. Vimeo has a loyal and growing fan base, but will it pay up for the Vimeo Plus premium service the site aims to launch later this month? Read more »

Even if you’ve got a fully developed electric car, it still takes a lot of capital to get it on the road. The latest news is that Think Global AS, maker of the highway certified two-seater electric car TH!NK city, is looking to raise a third […] Read more »

Sorry for the incredulous sounding title, but when it comes to mobile video entertainment, BlackBerry isn’t likely the first brand that comes to mind. Big kudos to RIM on this one though; today’s announcement thatthe coming-soon remote TiVo recording through a ‘Berry shows that the handset […] Read more »

Printing to a PDF is a useful feature to have for saving receipts of online purchases or sending screenshots of webpages to friends (these aren’t the only useful times to print to PDF’s, but they are the only ones I can think of off the top […] Read more »

I was poking around the comments on my Preparing to Live Blog an Event post and came across a conversation about live blogging events at ProBlogger that made me think more about how I’m going to handle single-handedly “live blogging” a 3-day conference. The discussion also made me think more about what exactly “live blogging” means. Read more »

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