Stories for Jul. 24, 2008

In one of the biggest solar IPOs since First Solar, the public offering from polysilicon solar gear maker GT Solar priced at the middle of its expected range on Thursday, raising $500 million. Merrimack, N.H.-based GT Solar priced 30.3 million shares of its common stock at […] Read more »

Ever since HP announced the VooDoo Envy notebook in Berlin recently many, myself included, have been itching to get one of these uber-notebooks in our hands.  HP was very smart to bring the VooDoo line back and it’s no surprise how excited many have become based […] Read more »

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Thin-film darling First Solar said it will build a 10 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant for power company Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of California utility Sempra Energy [SRE]. Sempra Generation said the solar plant will be built on 80 acres next to a 480 megawatt combined […] Read more »

Over at Lifehacker, Gina Trapani has posted an excellent opinion piece taking a second look at the deluge of studies that tell us how much information overload is keeping us from getting work done. Like Lifehacker, we’ve certainly been a cog in the machine that keeps […] Read more »

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The success of the iPhone, both the original and the recently released 3G model, has fueled rumors that Microsoft is working internally on a similar phone built on the Zune audio player.  The Zune player has failed to compete against the iPod family as grandly perhaps […] Read more »

[qi:_webworkerdaily] As travel costs continue to rise, big corporations are looking for alternate ways to get their employees in front of one another, including investing big bucks in things like teleconferencing systems. But while the giants are just waking up to this new world of distributed […] Read more »

I recently hooked up an Airport Express with speakers connected so that I could stream music to it from any of my computers. When I purchased it, I didn’t realize that by default OS X only lets you stream music from iTunes to it, not any […] Read more »

The disruption potential of VoIP lies not so much in its ability to push down the cost of telephone service than in its ability to get consumers to ignore the telephone business altogether. The nature of the Internet makes VoIP advantageous even after the cost of […] Read more »

One of the challenges of any web worker is keeping up with the flow of information needed to do your job. Email, IM, SMS, RSS Feeds, Social Networks, and other things give you information, but it can also be a huge distraction. While it isn’t unusual […] Read more »

Is the latest breakout series on YouTube the beneficiary of view scamming? An unexpectedly successful, non-studio affiliated show starring All My Children actress Eden Reigel as a lonely-slash-possibly schizo girl who conjures imaginary friends, Imaginary Bitches has been racking up the views lately: At least one […] Read more »

As the New York Times has noticed, big corporations are starting to get with the web work program. But they’re mostly doing it in a big corporation sort of way, with fancy (and expensive) telepresence systems. While this approach may indeed offset the rapidly-rising price of travel, those of us who are long-term web workers may roll our eyes at this narrow-minded perception of the best way to remotely work. Read more »

The Roku-Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) movie delivery box, which went out of stock soon after it was launched, has apparently sold close to 100K unit… Read more »

Even at 80 years of age, the former oil magnate that’s building the world’s largest wind farm, T.Boone Pickens, still seems like a party guy. Between launching a plan to kick the U.S.’s addiction to oil, buying up wind farmland in Texas, and testifying before Congress, […] Read more »

Here in the United States, we tend to navel gaze a bit when it comes to technology and new media, but other countries like Japan have been leading adoption of mobile content and advertising, gaming and new content models such as IPTV for some time. Sure, […] Read more »

Stories for Jul. 23, 2008

Well, this wasn’t totally unexpected. RedLasso, the service that let bloggers create custom video clips of local and national TV and radio programming was sued by NBC Universal, Fox News Network and Fox Television Stations Inc. for copyright violations on Wednesday, according to The Wall Street […] Read more »

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