Stories for Aug. 11, 2008

Solar stocks haven’t caught a break in recent weeks, depressed by fears of an uncertain investment tax credit, a cut in Spanish subsidies and an overall economic slump. But here’s an exception: Chinese solar wafer maker LDK reported earnings on Monday above expectations and saw its […] Read more »

YuMe, the video advertising network that was recently involved in controversy with comScore over just how big it is, has brought in a new CEO, according to an email from a company spokesperson. Michael Mathieu, who previously ran the Internet business for Freedom Communication, and before […] Read more »

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Too bad Stacy’s mom didn’t have a vlog, she would have stood a good chance of lining up some big name sponsors. As we mentioned today, hit podcast Mommycast signed with Procter & Gamble to create a new video series, and it’s just the latest example […] Read more »

Update: Google says sorry about the GMail outage. That’s good enough for me. Here is what Todd Jackson, GMail product manager had to say on the company blog. Many of you had trouble accessing Gmail for a couple of hours this afternoon, and we’re really sorry. […] Read more »

The formerly dry subject of transmission infrastructure is becoming a hot topic as proposals for sprawling wind and solar farms require new lines to be built out in the middle of nowhere. While there’s been a boom in renewable energy projects, the infrastructure to bring new […] Read more »

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Do you ever need to surf the web anonymously? Do you like to keep useful applications on a USB thumb drive? If so, look into OperaTor, a free download that delivers a portable version of the Opera browser incorporating Tor (an anonymity network that keeps your […] Read more »

I have always prided myself on having the lightest gear bag possible when I was working all over town and living out of my car.  I still have my Booq bag and I always felt that I had the lightest load possible given the small mobile […] Read more »

There are a variety of sites out there to help you build a resume that will actually get you a job. Razume hopes to stand out from the rest by making it easier for you to fine-tune a resume. After joining, you can use their tools […] Read more »

We caught the Visual VoiceMail feature on Verizon’s product page earlier this month but it’s now officially official. It’s officially going to cost you too, $2.99 a month is the going rate for Verizon Voyager owners, as that’s the first device that officially supports the software. […] Read more »

Now that I’ve been using the new iPhone 3G for nearly a month, its capabilities and deficiencies are becoming clearer. The newer design makes it sleeker, easier to grip and a joy to look at. And the GPS chip has made the device infinitely useful, though […] Read more »

What gets measured gets managed, and for too long the processes that emit carbon into the atmosphere have gone unmanaged. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a nonprofit consortium of some 385 global institutional investors with a combined asset base of more than $57 trillion, is trying […] Read more »

The strength and popularity of the mini-notebook (re: netbook) craze still impresses me.  I thought that once these things started showing up in user’s hands that interest would start waning as it does with most tech phenomena.  Of course I would never have believed that folks […] Read more »

I thought Daylite 3.7 by Marketcircle was just another PIM, kind of like Microsoft’s Outlook or Entourage. Daylite is not just another PIM; it is a business tool that organizes your data better than any other application I have ever used. Currently, I am part of […] Read more »

We’ve already seen one rumor debunked today, so maybe we’ll go two-for-two. Until we hear otherwise though, it looks like the HTC Touch Pro has surfaced in front of the phone paparazzi, courtesy of an XDA-Developer forum member whose wallet is $900 lighter today. From what […] Read more »

Gordon Murray, famous for knocking the Formula One racing world on its collective ear on more than one occasion (with such notable designs as the Brabham F1 fan car and McLaren’s almost all conquering MP4/4) has been turning his fertile imagination towards personal transportation of a […] Read more »

The Chandler Project has a long history: it was started up in 2002, with backing from Mitch Kapor, as an attempt to create a cutting-edge PIM application. Over the years, the project became the butt of jokes for its inability to actually ship anything, and earlier […] Read more »

In Beijing, Internet access will soon be in high demand: Half a million people are expected to visit the city of 17 million for the Olympics, and most of them will want web-based access to personal and corporate sites. This may well be the largest international […] Read more »

Let’s pretend for a moment that you operate a wireless phone company for a relatively small country that’s packed with mobile phones. Sure, you’ll focus on increasing data revenue, but if you’re smart, you’ll buy into growing operators in other countries, too. That’s how SingTel, the […] Read more »

MommyCast Makes Video Move; breakout podcast for moms signs deal with Media Rights Capital to produce 120 video segments. (MediaWeek) IFC Picks Up Pitchfork.TV; network will carry 10 interstitial shows per week including Juan’s Basement, Don’t Look Down and Daytripping. (Multichannel News) Vidyo Raises $3 Million; […] Read more »

I’ve been using Google’s GrandCentral since well, before it was Google’s GrandCentral. My day job is based in Virginia and with GrandCentral, I could have a 703 area code phone number that didn’t tie me to my home office all day. However, over the last few […] Read more »

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