Stories for Jul. 10, 2008

Before I even mention the device, I have to ask: does Matt Miller ever sleep? He just put the HP iPAQ 910 through the review-wringer and now he’s manhandling a new phone. Is there a "Phone of the Week" club that nobody told me about?!? Anyway, […] Read more »

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Updated With Corrections: It is a sad commentary on the state of the broadband chip market when a chip maker essentially gives itself away to a rival, who gets much needed-cash in exchange for stock and the promise of a future market. TranSwitch, a broadband chip […] Read more »

Flipswap is a service that allows you to send in your old phone for free and get paid for it. They send your old phone to another country where someone less fortunate will be able to use it (while also covering shipping both ways). They will […] Read more »

For any entrepreneur that’s lived through a vicious feud between a startup’s original team members, here’s a must-read for you. Our buddy Michael Copeland over at Fortune just wrote a sweeping piece on the dispute that went down between the founder and former CEO of electric […] Read more »

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The leadership team at Divvio, the stealthy multimedia search engine, said they were surprised when AT&T disclosed the details of their involvement in an announcement last week that the telco was launching a consumer-oriented video search web site called VideoCrawler that was powered by the startup. […] Read more »

You’ve probably heard the news by now that Yahoo! has opened up its search engine through a comprehensive range of APIs. Our parent site GigaOm has coverage of the industry implications, but our interest is more in the practical uses for web workers. Fortunately, even though […] Read more »

We trust spellcheckers to be right, right? We expect that the spellchecker will yield an accurate correction, or at the least, real words. Oddly enough, though, I’ve stumbled upon a few misspellings that cause Leopard’s built-in spellchecker to throw up some amusing–though incorrect–results (a friend shared […] Read more »

MySpace launched a social networking experience designed for the iPhone (available free at the App Store) today that will take advantage of the touch interface. As part of the launch, they sent out a fact sheet detailing some mobile stats that I found pretty compelling, notably […] Read more »

SunPower said this morning that it’s scored a sunny deal in the Sunshine state. The solar cell maker will build those two massive solar photovoltaic power plants that Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has in the works (and we wrote about here). SunPower (SPWR) will […] Read more »

Shopflick Gets $7 Million; the shopping site gets Series A led by Panorama Capital and Venrock and is no longer in private beta. (TechCrunch) Babelgum Gets the Beeb; BBC Worldwide to provide clips from shows like Tribe, Top Gear and documentaries from David Attenborough. (Babelgum Blog) […] Read more »

If you fire up Software Update, you will see that iTunes 7.7 is available. You can find applications in the iTunes Store, but you can’t purchase them unless you have 7.7 installed. The new update is “exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch” so if you don’t […] Read more »

Toyota says it is bringing its first Prius manufacturing plant to the U.S., and after doing a car shuffle, SUVs will have to sit out the dance. The Priuses will be built at a plant under construction in Blue Springs, Miss, with manufacturing to start in […] Read more »

Over at Web Worker Daily, Aliza Sherman knows Twitter is useful for business, but she wonders if video microblogging could be too. So she tests out Seesmic, Phreadz, 12SecondsTV, Utterz, ViddYou, and finds some uses for cheap, personal, asynchronous demos and comments in her work. Check […] Read more »

Any child of the ’70s will appreciate this — Sid and Marty Krofft are bringing their blend of psychedelic kids programming to MySpace. The social network will feature kitschy kids programming like H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, The Bugaloos, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl […] Read more »

MediaMax, a San Diego-based startup that allowed you to upload and share big files and create a social network around it, is dead. “We regret to inform you that we will be closing The Linkup service on Friday, August 8 at 5:00 pm PDT,” the company […] Read more »

OK, the new App Store on iTunes is definitely a huge time sink for me this morning but I just have to go through it and see what programs are already there.  I’ve already mentioned eReader and Pandora but I’m finding some other really cool and […] Read more »

Gotta love FriendFeed and Twitter: I hear from Greg’s tweet that Google Contacts will now sync to the iPhone directly through iTunes 7.7. Just checked and sure enough, I see the option. Is Google Contacts the best application out there for PIM? Not by a long […] Read more »

I usually blow through third party software installs, which sometimes leads to my file extensions being hijacked. For instance, if you’re not careful when installing Adobe Photoshop, it will take over all of your picture files, which is super annoying (Preview usually opens all pictures, which […] Read more »

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