Stories for Sep. 23, 2008

Media Rights Capital Secures $350 Million; film, TV and digital production company gets money in the form of a three-year revolving credit facility with a network of banks led by JP Morgan Chase and Comerica. (Variety) Lisa Kudrow Stars in Lexus Web Series; former Friends star […] Read more »

Microsoft’s successor to Vista just might be better for mobile devices, which might clear up that whole “ULCPC” brouhaha. Of course, it’s way too early to tell how Windows 7 will perform on lesser smaller hardware but the tea leaves are there for the reading. Gone […] Read more »

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Well the excitement has died down and the press event ran its course and now it’s time to reflect on what I saw and think about the implications of the G1.  It’s finally official that T-Mobile and Google, or G-Mobile, have married and produced the offspring […] Read more »

Following close on the heels of our content distribution partnerships with and CNNMoney, I am delighted to announce that the content from our network is going to be featured on the New York Times’s web site as part of their technology channel. The Times today […] Read more »

I don’t know how many different pointing devices I’ve gone through in the past 25 years, but it’s a lot. In part, this is because I find that one of the easiest ways to avoid RSI is to switch keyboards and pointing devices from time to […] Read more »

Popular video aggregator Hulu, which says it now has roughly 900 titles from more than 100 providers, has added genre-based channel browsing to its list of features, as well show recommendations, discussion forums and actor-based search. The site debuted 17 new genre-based channels, among them action, […] Read more »

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I’m in New York, where this morning I was covering the crammed T-Mobile G1 launch event for GigaOM. The G1 is the first phone that will have Google’s open Android operating system. On the floor, I had a chance to ask Desmond Smith, a senior product […] Read more »

While devices such as the iPhone and the new Android phone from T-Mobile, the G-1, make it even easier to access data from the cellular networks or a Wi-Fi hot spot, the growth in wireless broadband access slowed in the first half of the year. According […] Read more »

There’s no doubt that the web can be a great resource. Whether you are doing serious research, shopping, or answering trivia, chances are there is relevant information out there somewhere. While the search engines are getting better at serving results, the sheer volume of information available […] Read more »

Looks like Chrysler was feeling out-shined by GM’s Volt showing last week. This morning Chrysler unveiled plans for at least four electric vehicle models — an all-electric Dodge EV, a range-extended electric Jeep and a minivan, and a city vehicle, although there’s no EcoVoyager in site. […] Read more »

We were amazed at the high performance clocked by the little Raon Everun Note notebook as the first mini-notebook to provide full desktop power.  It seems that power is too much for the little Note as the maker has issued a recall due to a variety […] Read more »

The biggest drawback to the Netflix streaming service was its lack of quality content (unless you consider Improve Your Sailing Skills quality). But Netflix took a small step towards fixing that problem today by adding TV content from CBS and the Disney Channel. According to the […] Read more »

Spanish utility Iberdrola has started to tap the power of the motion of the ocean with the deployment of its first PowerBuoy from wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies. Currently bobbing up and down off the coast of Santoña, Spain, the PowerBuoy is the first of […] Read more »

Craig and Liz here, reporting live from the T-Mobile/Google launch of the new G1 “Google Phone” running on the new open Android platform. If you’re antsy, here’s Om’s preview post from yesterday: Will the Google Phone Give T-Mobile USA a Boost? And our write-up of Google’s […] Read more »

Updated:  Today is the big announcement in New York by T-Mobile, which will show off its spiffy new G1 phone powered by Google.  The G1 is the first smartphone to run the Google Android operating system and is expected to work seamlessly with Google services like […] Read more »

No doubt we like our Skype around here. It’s a daily-use app for us to chat about mobile technology bits and to record videos of those conversations. I often overlook the many plug-ins and Lifehacker mentions a useful one that’s apparently been around since the beginning […] Read more »

A venture-backed startup’s attempts to offer free broadband in the AWS-3 spectrum have moved closer to reality today. The company released FCC-observed tests results today that show that devices operating in the band of spectrum eyed by M2Z Networks won’t interfere with devices operating in nearby […] Read more »

When it comes to truly professional “social” networks, there are far less than general interest and entertainment-oriented networks. Ryze is virtually dead. Xing is more global. The old standby is LinkedIn although it still struggles with its Web 2.0 features. Facebook is still trying to overcome […] Read more »

Before the day’s T-Mobile & Google Android news kicks off in full gear, I thought I’d get one iPhone observation out there. I happened to be nosing around to see if the first-generation handset is still holding its resale value. I used to only do this […] Read more »

Ooma, a Palo Alto, Calif,-based company that has created a VoIP phone hardware and services platform has raised another $16 million in third round of funding from it’s existing and new investors. Ooma had previously raised $27 million in two rounds of funding, bringing the total […] Read more »

I get to go to the first TechCrunch Meetup in Paris today! I’ll be wearing two hats there (hopefully neither of them a lampshade, but there will be an open bar, so we’ll see…). One is my entrepreneur hat; of course I’m hoping somebody who hasn’t […] Read more »

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