Stories for Jul. 30, 2008

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Energy storage startup EEStor has been very quiet about its technology, so when CEO Richard Weir told us back in January that the company’s high-tech battery could do “a helluva lot,” we considered ourselves lucky to accrue such detailed intel. We got a little more yesterday […] Read more »

Greenpeace’s latest appeal for environmental friendliness is pretty sexually explicit, sound-wise — but if your speakers are turned down low, hopefully you won’t have to answer any awkward questions from small people about why these trees are shaking like this. And Shia LeBeouf’s recent troubles made […] Read more »

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When comScore released its U.S. ad network rankings for June last week, YuMe was at No. 8, a noteworthy feat considering the young startup serves only video ads. We thought the company breaking into the top 10 was impressive enough to post about it. But competitors […] Read more »

Recently, over on the OStatic blog, I covered Sleipnir, which is a popular browser in Japan, but few people outside of that country use it. It has one primary claim to fame–an unusual one–which is that it allows you to switch between the Gecko rendering engine […] Read more »

Every day the promise of the mobile web moves closer to being realized, and every day we move one step closer to Mobilize, our one-day conference dedicated to examining the implications — and identifying the opportunities — in this coming revolution. We are thrilled to report […] Read more »

Google has acquired video mashup/presentation company Omnisio for an undisclosed sum (TechCrunch has heard the deal was all cash and in the $15 million range). The company will be incorporated into YouTube’s offering. We’re trying to get details, but Omnisio co-founder and CEO Ryan Junee has […] Read more »

Here’s a refreshing change: Some positive news about a solar company. First Solar [FSLR], a prominent stock in the beleaguered solar sector that has held up relatively well of late, posted earnings for the quarter ended June 30, and the numbers were well ahead of what […] Read more »

YouTube, as we mentioned this morning, was sued yet again on Wednesday, this time by Italian television company Mediaset over copyright concerns. The lawsuit, filed in Rome, charges the video-sharing site with “illegal distribution and commercial use of audio and video files,” and asks for at […] Read more »

Not a day goes by that we don’t see the notice go up for a new mini-notebook.  The netbook space is crowded if nothing else and even the big boys are wanting to play now.  Today comes word of not one but two new netbooks announced […] Read more »

We mentioned Posterous on their launch about a month ago. At the time, they were an interesting email-to-blog platform – but they only supported creating their own custom blogs. But with some changes just announced, they’re suddenly a much more interesting platform: you can now use […] Read more »

For some of us old fogies who grew up using bulletin boards and forums on closed online services, online chat has always held a special allure. Remember, it was chatting that proved to be the killer application for AOL. Yet somehow the chat phenomenon didn’t quite […] Read more »

Reader Cody Blotske picked up an MSI Wind a few days ago and he promised he’d share his first-hand impressions of using the mini-notebook.  Cody is a real user doing real things on a real Wind and we thought his views would have more meaning than […] Read more »

Personal navigation device company Garmin has delayed the launch of its smartphone for the second time, pushing the launch date into the fir… Read more »

Geodesic Information Systems, the Mumbai-based developer of mobile communication tools (such as Mundu IM), has reported its quarterly earnin… Read more »

Somewhere between standard cartoon strips and full-blown animated work lies what’s known as the “motion comic.” This emerging style of entertainment is increasingly being put to use online, either to promote big-name offline works, or in some cases, just to make an extra buck. Read more »

Frontier Online, an incumbent carrier with service in 23 states, updated its acceptable use policy last week to reflect that it now has a 5 GB data cap for its DSL subscribers (hat tip to DSL Reports). Before we all cry foul, however, Frontier wants us […] Read more »

The Big Muddy could soon be a bit greener with some hydrokinetic turbines from Hyrdo Green Energy. The Houston, Tex.-based startup tells us it is planning to have the first commercially operable hydrokinetic energy project in Mississippi River waters up and running by September. Hydro Green […] Read more »

Analogies are tricky things, but one recently proposed by Ernie the Attorney should ring true for many web workers: he writes about living his life in ATM mode. To see what this means in context, and how it fits into the web worker lifestyle, let’s step […] Read more »

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