Stories for Sep. 8, 2008

Software testing provider SOASTAhas closed a $6.4 million Series B financing from Formative Ventures, Canaan Partners and The Entrepreneur’s Fund, bringing the total amount of money it’s raised to $10 million. Read more »

DEMOfall is getting underway today and we should see a number of products and services launched.  I have been in conversation with one such service that is launching today and I think it can provide some help to those looking to follow a healthier diet.  WebDiet […] Read more »

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I’m hanging out at DEMO the next few days, and wanted to start off with a quick rundown of the mobile apps launching at the show. With 72 companies to check out in San Diego, plus the competing coverage out of the TechCrunch50, I figured I […] Read more »

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What would a commuter carpooling service that actually tapped into the real-time transparency and flexibility of the Internet look like? Well, a lot like high-tech hitch-hiking, and possibly a lot more popular and effective at getting single occupancy vehicles out of morning traffic. At least that’s […] Read more »

With nearly half-a-dozen competitors, the company has a tough climb. McLean, Va.-based Invision is led by former cable industry execs, and built its own crawler, personalization, and social tools. It has 10 employees, and is self-funded. Read more »

Stories for Sep. 7, 2008

Public utility cloud services differ from traditional data center environments — and private enterprise clouds — in three fundamental ways. These three key differences in turn enable the sustainable strategic competitive advantage of clouds through what I’ll call the 10 Laws of Cloudonomics. Read more »

[qi:006] Earlier today, I spent a delightful hour with Vinnie Mirchandani, a well respected analyst in the enterprise software industry, mostly because he knows how to figure out the impact of big technological trends on software. Accompanying him was George Gilbert, formerly an enterprise software analyst […] Read more »

When it comes to getting U.S. federal government funding to deliver clean technology innovation and save us from the energy and global warming crisis, how much is enough ? Dan Kammen, director of UC Berkeley’s Renewable Energy Labs, touched on that subject at both the Cleantech […] Read more »

This week seemed to fly by with so much happening both in the tech world and in our own tech sphere.  Kevin got a new MSI Wind netbook with a 6-cell battery and began giving it a workout with benchmarks and the like.  Google let Chrome […] Read more »

Sure, most of us can get pretty fired up over the thought of a monthly 250 GB bandwidth cap, but what about the companies that provide online video services? After all, as Om pointed out, the cap isn’t about excessive bandwidth usage as much as it […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 6, 2008

It is not clear how old Google is – some argue that world’s largest search engine operator is 13 – after all it operated in stealth for about 3 years before launching in September 1998. Many major news organizations are going with September 2008 as the […] Read more »

The Mobilize 08 conference is less than two weeks away and both Kevin and I will be heading out to attend.  I am really excited about this conference and the people I’ll get to network with and the topics that will be covered.  Like I do […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 146 is 34:30 minutes long and is a 31.7 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel […] Read more »

The conventions are over and we have the candidates. Energy will remain an important issue throughout the campaign, so stay caught up on the cleantech news. Quiet Revolution Breaks Out in Small Urban Wind: Quiet Revolution, a London-based small wind turbine maker, says it has raised […] Read more »

Acer is on track to sell one million netbooks this month which should bring sales of the Aspire One up to two million for the quarter. DigiTimes shares this outlook along with news of a subsidy for potential device owners in Taiwan. Acer is planning to […] Read more »

Earlier this week Gefen announced a $700 replacement for an HDMI cord based on ultra-wideband chips from startup TZero. Yes, a $700 replacement for a $43 cable. Did I tell you it was wireless? That it will deliver uncompressed HD content to the TV over 20 […] Read more »

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