Stories for Aug. 10, 2008

[qi:_newteevee] Chinese P2P solutions provider Vatata, whose similarly named P2P streaming platform Vakaka we wrote about last year, has developed a set-top box solution to bring a Joost-like P2P TV experience to the living room. It provides access to both the company’s own P2P network for […] Read more »

The Boy Genius Report has uncovered a YouTube video of a device that is purported to be a prototype version of the rumored HTC Dream.  The Dream has long been rumored to be the Google Android phone that HTC says they will release in Q4 of […] Read more »

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Keyboards are one of the essentials of web work; if you can’t get words into your computer, you probably can’t get much done. And yet, web workers seem to be split on how much they care about their keyboards. Some are content to use whatever cost-saving hardware the manufacturer sold the computer with. Others (and I count myself in this camp) are willing to spend considerable money looking for the perfect keyboard. Read more »

This Sunday morning I decided to head back to my long-time old favorite coffee haunt, the Starbucks near my old house.  I haven’t been back very much since I moved a month ago and quite frankly I have missed the folks that work here.  It’s been […] Read more »

Finding good employees is challenging for companies of any size, but for cash-strapped startups in the midst of a talent war, it’s particularly difficult. AdventNet, Zoho’s parent company, is no longer small (now more than 700 employees), but our recruiting strategy was forged from the challenges […] Read more »

It’s been an exciting week with the start of the Olympics in China and lots of mobile tech goodness going on.  Here are the top stories recently found on jkOnTheRun, aggregated here for your viewing pleasure: Time to start evaluating my netbook needs MobileTechRoundup 142: smartphones, […] Read more »

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Chinese P2P solutions provider Vatata, whose similarly named P2P streaming platform Vakaka we wrote about last year, has developed a set-top box solution to bring a Joost-like P2P TV experience to the living room. It provides access to both the company’s own P2P network for live […] Read more »

Stories for Aug. 9, 2008

There are some days when you really don’t want to get out of bed. All you want to do is watch your favorite shows on Today turned out to be one of those days — mostly because a thick fog enveloped the city of San […] Read more »

I have long been a fan of speech recognition technology and Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS) is easily one of the best providers of that capability.  DNS 10 is a full-featured speech recognition solution that makes dictation into the computer easier than ever before.  The New York […] Read more »

Today’s Freeware of the Moment is easily the best one we’ve shouted out about for Tablet PC owners who use Outlook.  Josh Einstein’s great program Tablet Enhancements for Outlook (TEO) 3.0 is now being given away!  TEO adds native, no better than native inking capabilities to […] Read more »

If you’re an independent web worker, one of your selling points is probably that you’re readily accessible to your customers. Many of us can be contacted by an almost embarassing variety of ways: multiple email accounts, multiple phone numbers, contact forms on our web sites, Get […] Read more »

The Beijing Olympics, the supposed “Green Olympics,” kicked off yesterday and America watched on tape-delay as China made its first move at its coming out party. In case you were distracted by the amazing synchronicity of the opening ceremonies, we’ve gathered all the big cleantech headlines […] Read more »

The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week that noncompete clauses in employment agreements that dictate who you can work for in your next job are against state law and unenforceable. This has implications for web workers in that state, many of whom operate under contracts […] Read more »

Last month we offered bootstrapping founders a short index of cost-optimization sites to help cut expenses for things like health insurance, web hosting, wireless plans and electric bills. Many of you wrote in to offer your own recommendations, so this week we’re expanding the list with […] Read more »

When Starbucks first made their deal to switch from T-Mobile hotspots to AT&T I saw some strange things in a few of their stores.  The presence of two separate WiFi hotspots in a single Starbucks sometimes gave my PC pause as it tried to connect to […] Read more »

Written by Daisy Whitney There is a sense among the web video cognoscenti that you’re a sell-out if you aspire to make the leap from the web to TV. It’s the same mentality that dictates it’s hipper to only follow indie music than to admit you […] Read more »

Stories for Aug. 8, 2008

Judging by the geek cocktail buzz I keep hearing over RocketOn, the web-based “parallel virtual world” being developed by the Bay Area startup with the same name, I’m not the only one excited about its Sept. 15th launch. RocketOn CEO Steve Hoffman and Co-founder Eric Hayashi […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: Brightcove: “The 2008 SEO Video Playbook” (free download) Accenture: “The Innovation Dilemma: How to Achieve High Performance through Superior Research & Development” (free download) Volo Media: Dynamic advertising for downloadable audio and video Virtual Worlds Conference […] Read more »

I’m a big fan of online meeting and collaboration tools. Among other things, they’ve saved me from some of the many flights and hotels that I used to have to put up with. I found this comparison of online meeting tools interesting. I’m always wary of […] Read more »

Google’s love affair with the iPhone takes another step down the path of a long-term relationship today. The search leader added a new Google Translate interface, which you can find by navigating to the Google on your handset or iPod Touch. You’ll find the new Translate […] Read more »

Despite a pretty ridiculous title, anticipation for Quantum of Solace, the next Bond film, remains pretty high, especially after the release of a teaser trailer last month. The teaser doesn’t give a lot away, though, which means fans have since been reduced to discussing the elements […] Read more »

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