Stories for Jun. 5, 2008

A statement released today by Vodafone has confirmed that Verizon Wireless is in advanced talks to buy Alltel for about $27 billion. Vodafone and Verizon jointly own Verizon Wireless. Update: The deal has been confirmed: $28.1 billion — of which $5.9 billion will be for Alltel’s […] Read more »

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Wikis are common tools in the web worker’s arsenal; storing and editing stuff on the web comes naturally to us. But many wikis these days are large and complex animals, with a host of editing tools and relatively cluttered user interfaces. If you’re looking for something […] Read more »

Mark Cuban has an exact opposite view of Tiered Broadband than mine. What can I say… I state my case here. TeliaSonera To France Telecom: You want to buy us for $41 billion? Talk to the hand, mon ami! “Going green” means new kind of chips […] Read more »

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When it comes to semiconductors, everyone in the chip world is thinking green. But let’s face it: It’s a lot sexier to talk about “green” server chips used in data centers consuming 1.5 percent of the nation’s energy than about reducing plug loads with chips that […] Read more »

While oldteevee remains the top video-watching dog for most people, the PC is gaining ground, according to a recent study by Ipsos MediaCT. Ipsos found that, among U.S. video downloaders and streamers, the amount of video consumed on a TV set dropped to 70 percent in […] Read more »

Stories for Jun. 4, 2008

Thank you, Jason Kottke! The blogger has captured an insidious new ploy being used by TBS to promote one of its shows: During Family Guy, blue-collar comedian Bill Engvall walks on screen, pauses the show like a DVR, then launches into a pitch about his show’s […] Read more »

Like it or not, the reality is that broadband is becoming an alternate video network, and the video traffic is going to keep increasing, putting the entire business model of cable companies at risk. By responding with bandwidth caps, however, they are trying to put the genie back in the broadband bottle, which in turn risks the entire innovation ecosystem. Continue Reading Read more »

We used to comment that Revision3 was just an excuse to get the old TechTV gang back together. But now that they’ve got all the geek cable stars tied up, the online video startup is looking outwards, bringing in web video stars who’ve already established followings […] Read more »

U.S. Biofuel Subsidies Blamed by UN: The head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization blamed U.S. biofuel subsidies for sending grain into fuel tanks, depriving the world’s poor – Guardian. William Frey Joins SunEthanol as New CEO: Hadley, Mass.-based SunEthanol, a cellulosic ethanol startup, named […] Read more »

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