Stories for Aug. 1, 2008

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India is planning the launch of 3G networks, a little late but at least the country is going with established standards. The go… Read more »

Apple released Security Update 2008-05 which contains fixes for: an Open Scripting Architecture (CVE-2008-2830) privilege elevation issue [10.4/10.5 Workstation & Server] a filename handling issue in CarbonCore (CVE-2008-2320) which may lead to an application Denial of Service (DoS) or arbitrary code execution [10.4/10.5 Workstation & Server] […] Read more »

We’ve looked at the ethics of web working before, but one of our readers sent in a novel question: I started webworking when I moved out of the geographic area of my former company. They retained me on a contract basis, but I worked exclusively for […] Read more »

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It’s China vs. the Internet Over Olympics; the country’s government plans to maintain online censorship, already pulled a leaked video of opening ceremony rehearsals from YouTube. (Variety) Entone Raises $14.5 Million; second round for the set-top box maker that allows time and place shifting, which has […] Read more »

The Federal Communications Commission has ruled against Comcast’s BitTorrent blocking. The Commission’ Memorandum Opinion and Order does not include a direct punishment, but stipulates that Comcast will have to disclose details about its current network management practices and stop these practices by the end of the […] Read more »

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The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) set a broad range of regulatory goals yesterday to help boost the state’s energy efficiency standards and renewable energy production. The regulator also set a deadline of 2011 for state utility PG&E to propose a new “dynamic pricing” rate structure. […] Read more »

It has been an exhausting two weeks. First there was the Brainstorm Tech Conference down in Half Moon Bay, then a panel discussion at the MobileBeat conference, followed by a pit stop to the TechCrunch Party (see photo), a visit to the Microsoft Campus up in […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] Bill Gates has so much money that pieces of his empire of investments are in conflict — over trash hauling. So like any emperor, he’s mediating a hostile takeover battle in the form of an unwanted attempt to snag Republic Services by Waste Management, the […] Read more »

Updated: NewTeeVee writer Janko Roettgers offers his analysis of the FCC decision and concludes that a flurry of lawsuits is going to follow. Read the report. As expected, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to chastise Comcast for its network management practices, with two commissioners of […] Read more »

I’ve been finding more and more of a need for conference calls in my work and suddenly more and more conference calling solutions coming online. I also find that conference calls add something to my work that has been lacking since I’ve become so reliant on […] Read more »

Pioneering web series lonelygirl15 will draw to a close today. The online show that proved the Internet could launch compelling visual entertainment that captivates large audiences will conclude with the final 12 episodes being released over its final 12 hours. This countdown to the end is […] Read more »

Hyperion Power Generation, a startup building compact nuclear power reactor units that are “about the size of a typical backyard hot tub”, says commercial deployments could start as early as 2013. The release quotes the company’s CEO John “Grizz” Deal, who says the Santa Fe, New […] Read more »

A Washington Post article this morning confirms what many have long suspected: your information has pretty much no rights when it comes to entering the United States. Specifically, if you’re crossing the border (whether you’re a US citizen or not): Federal agents can seize your laptop, […] Read more »

It may not be the best VoIP solution for Windows Mobile but it’s a good thing that Skype now supports version 6.1 of the mobile operating system.  I suspect you’ll still have to use your speaker phone on your Windows Mobile device as I’ve never been […] 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.  These get filed away in Backpack, tagged on delicious, starred in Google Reader, and then, um.. ignored – until now. In a new […] Read more »

As mentioned in the previous installment, there is a very useful command buried deep within the confines of your OS X terminal. This command – lsof (LiSt Open Files) – is like the Swiss Army knife of utilities, proving information on files, directories, volumes and even […] Read more »

Earlier this week, 35 venture capitalists wandered the halls of the National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado. They were attending a conference focused on commercializing the clean technology that comes out of national labs, learning how to scope out the taxpayer-funded research that may one day […] Read more »

One of the best things about writing full-time is having the opportunity to spend much more time coming up with good ideas to write about for your entertainment.  I have been wanting to start a regular feature on jkOnTheRun where I can ramble on about the […] Read more »

Hey guys, I just signed on to moderate a panel at Dan Rayburn’s excellent Streaming Media West conference in September. Now we need to fill it with some interesting and relevant panelists. Dan just posted a call for speakers on his blog, and I’m reprinting it […] Read more »

As we reported last week, video-sharing site Vimeo will soon disallow uploads of game footage. Gamers, however, will still be looking to show off their latest Warcraft raid, Halo 2 headshot or machinima masterpiece, so which sites should they turn to instead? YouTube is the obvious […] Read more »

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