Stories for Sep. 8, 2008

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As a business journalist, I have to confess that I love it when money starts changing hands. I can get excited about all sorts of new and upcoming technology, but until people can find ways to create real value and get paid, it’s kind of hard […] Read more »

Silver Spring Networks Smartening Modesto Irrigation District: The IP-based smart grid startup will provide infrastructure for the Modesto Irrigation District’s smart grid initiative, including over 108,000 distribution points – Press Release. Super Secret Scientists Knew About Global Warming: In 1960, an elite and shadowy group of […] Read more »

I had a chance to sit down with Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg this morning, partners at Katalyst Media. The two launched their first web show, Blah Girls, an animated celebrity gossip series, at noon today following a presentation at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco […] Read more »

Asus is following Acer’s lead in dropping the price of one of their netbooks, the 901.  Asus is dropping the price to $499 which is pretty darn good for a netbook with a 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 12GB SSD, 8.9 inch […] Read more »

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I’m over at TechCrunch50, where the morning was slow and buggy but things just livened up fantastically with, believe it or not, the enterprise software panel. Seriously, it was awesome. As judges, Marc Andreessen, Marc Benioff and Yossi Vardi were not only incisive but absolutely hilarious. […] Read more »

When Google’s energy guru Bill Weihl told us that the search engine giant has been looking at renewable energy options for data centers like solar thermal, wind and geothermal, we had no idea the company was considering the deep blue, too. Well, according to a patent […] Read more »

While Mac users are used to being able to pinpoint and open up files and e-mails instantly, Windows users don’t enjoy that luxury because, even as it delivered Windows Vista, Microsoft shelved plans for a full-blown file system. Desktop search products can come to the rescue […] Read more »

Yahoo!’s oneSearch will provide Web services relating to topics including news, finance, weather and access to its Flickr photos. The deal replaces a 2001 agreement where Yahoo! split revenue with AT&T when its customers signed up for broadband computer Internet services. Read more »

Last year’s MTV VMA Awards was a highly entertaining train wreck, one that potentially ruined Britney Spears’ career and gave birth to Chris Crocker’s — and MTV benefited big time by exclusively hosting the Gimme More video. So when MTV announced that Britney Spears would once […] Read more »

Since the launch of the original iPhone back in June 2007, the only place you could (legally) get an iPhone in the US was either at one of Apple’s 197 retail stores or one of AT&T’s 1,800+ retail stores. As of Sunday, that number of locations […] Read more »

I reviewed TimeBridge earlier in the year and came away very impressed. This free service is very effective for scheduling meetings as it expedites the process of coordinating a common meeting time between many people. One of the downsides at that time was that TimeBridge only […] Read more »

The hope of tapping the energy of the world’s oceans has attracted a number of large investors, and today one of the biggest, Morgan Stanley, has upped its investment. The investment bank announced that its tidal current energy project developer, Current Resources, has been fully acquired […] Read more »

HP has talked up their long battery life possibilities with their new EliteBook business notebooks.  Today they have announced they have officially hit the 24-hour mark with a single charge of the batteries.  HP did this with the EliteBook 6930p using the optional ultra-capacity battery.  The […] Read more »

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