Stories for Sep. 19, 2008

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: Accenture: “The Innovation Dilemma: How to Achieve High Performance through Superior Research & Development” (free download) Server Beach: By geeks, for geeks Volo Media: Dynamic advertising for downloadable audio and video Ki Work: Take control of […] Read more »

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The MIT Energy Initiative has doled its second round of seed funding — $1.7 million in grants in total — to 17 separate projects. The initiative, which was established in September 2006 and first proposed during MIT President Susan Hockfield’s inauguration in May 2005, aims to […] Read more »

ABC launched its new video player today, featuring updated navigation and full-screen viewing — but as we reported earlier this year, no full embeds. The player offers online HD streaming, which takes a second to kick in, but looks good once it gets going. Disappointing is […] Read more »

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There’s a new netbook coming to town, but it’s got the same face as many others. What’s the difference then? Averatec’s device wants to be your Buddy. Maybe in name only, but you have to admit that it’s a good name for a companion device. Pricing […] Read more »

We put the debut Mobilize 08 conference to bed yesterday evening after a long day full of interesting conversations, smart panels and most importantly, forecasts for the future of the mobile Internet. Indeed, the reason we wanted to host Mobilize in the first place is because […] Read more »

Venturi Automobiles, the Monaco-based maker of luxury electric cars, says it is looking to build an assembly plant for electric vehicles in the Ouest Park zone near Sablé-sur-Sarthe in France’s Loire Region, where Venturi was founded in 1984. The plant is scheduled to open at the […] Read more »

Talk Like A Pirate Day is arrrrrguably one of the Internet’s most ridiculous holidays, but hey, what better day than Friday for a few minutes of swashbuckler-themed frivolity? And there’s a decent variety of activity to choose from: Ninja of Ask a Ninja will be doing […] Read more »

Google Maps continues to improve their mobile version, and this week they announced some nice new features. Alas, just like last time, these aren’t immediately available for the iPhone. You may remember the iPhone 1.1.3 update in January 2008. Google Maps got a few new features, […] Read more »

Last night after the Mobilize conference, I had a great time meeting attendees from all over. Andy Abramson was one of those and we spent a good fifteen minutes talking mobile tech. Andy lives such a mobile lifestyle that it was awesome to discuss new tools […] Read more »

After eight years trying to convince Dallas that it could only keep watering its lawns in a drought if it would pipe in water from West Texas, everyone’s favorite billionaire T. Boone Pickens has officially put his water pipe dream on the back burner. Instead, Pickens […] Read more »

For the most part, the applications we cover on WWD are web applications. But every once in a while a desktop application comes along that’s worth consideration by dedicated web workers. Billings 3, the latest release of this time-tracking and invoicing application, is one such. If […] Read more »

Veoh, which is perhaps best known for its web portal but also has a downloadable long-form Internet TV app called VeohTV, is, much like its startup brethren, trying to make it easier for users to watch long-form, high-quality video in their browsers. Veoh isn’t discontinuing VeohTV, […] Read more »

Another reason for RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) to keep plugging away hard at the consumer market: the Wall Street meltdown. Some 40,000 workers may en… Read more »

Hollywood Interactive Gets $5 Million; company receives Series A led by BlueRun Ventures, and secures Joan and Melissa Rivers for red-carpet coverage. (Variety) Online Video CPMs Higher Than Display Ads; new poll from Bain and Co. shows the average CPM for video ad was $43, while […] Read more »

I demo about 5-6 new tech products every week, often with a little handholding from the company behind the technology because my brain absorbs information much better when somebody tells me about it rather than when I read something or try to figure it out myself. […] Read more »

California utility Southern California Edison has been slowly laying down the final details for one of the largest smart meter deployments in the U.S.: 5.3 million smart meters to be installed between 2009 and 2012. California’s regulatory body for all things power-related, the California Public Utilities […] Read more »

Like many of us, I spend quite a lot of time on the web and come across a staggering number of interesting things. In Clearing The Cache I choose a theme, pull out some of my favorites and share them with you here. The Windows Vista […] Read more »

Just because some freelancers work independently, it doesn’t mean they always work alone. There will always be big projects that require them to be part of a group, to be a team player, and to work on a small part of a big product. But if […] Read more »

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