Stories for Jul. 22, 2008

I had the opportunity to attend the July 10th meeting of Seattle Xcoders (a local group where Mac OS X Cocoa programmers can connect) that featured Wil Shipley giving a talk on his latest initiative – Golden % Braeburn. Golden % Braeburn is a company that […] Read more »

Solid State Disks (SSDs) have been thought to be the cat’s meow.  Replacing slow, power-hungry spinning hard drives with these SSDs was heralded to be the performance boost that mobile computers need to hit the road with style.  The lack of spinning parts was also thought […] Read more »

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Here’s another answer to the eternal “how do you find web work?” question: Flexjobs, which claims to be the “world’s largest telecommuting job site.” They have some hundreds of job listings online, and every single one of them is for telecommuters. They accomplish this by bringing […] Read more »

I was having a lot of trouble getting my iPhone applications to sync with iTunes. I tried doing backups and full syncs to no avail. Finally, in a moment of desperation, I righted clicked on my iPhone and chose the option “Transfer Purchases” and to my […] Read more »

Among its many other green ambitions (solar, small-scale wind, marine turbines), the city of San Francisco is trying to prove its a good spot for electric vehicle startups. Mayor Gavin Newsom has been on a crusade to electrify the city’s cars, but has been searching for […] Read more »

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Time Warner Cable and AT&T are busy trying to force their vision of the metered Internet onto consumers, taking small but vital steps towards a time when all data is going to be metered in methods no different than current utilities. Of course, they (and other […] Read more »

I have been enjoying blogging on my iPhone with the TypePad Mobile app that I picked up shortly after getting the iPhone.  There is something liberating about snapping a photo and posting it directly to jkOnTheRun from the phone.  A lot of folks that blog using […] Read more »

I have some major great things happening in my life that are game-changing for me.  They are so significant to me and I miss chatting with Marc Orchant about them.  Marc was the most supportive friend one could have and I know he’d be so excited […] Read more »

One of the reasons my posting has been sporadic is because I am currently attending Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference, which is being held at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. David Kirkpatrick, a veteran technology journalist and author of the upcoming book, “The Facebook Effect”, is […] Read more »

On the strength of its recent Microsoft deal, YuMe, the Redwood City, Calif.-based video ad provider, entered comScore’s ranking of the top ten U.S. online ad networks for the first time. YuMe had the highest rank for a video ad network. YuMe controlled ad inventory on […] Read more »

That California business competition that continues to launch some of the cleantech industry’s most innovative startups has just announced their finalists for this year. The California Clean Tech Open (CCTO) has announced 44 finalists (must not have had enough good ones to have the estimated 50) […] Read more »

Our first NewTeeVee Pier Screening of the year is coming up soon (be sure to get your free ticket before they run out!), and we’ve assembled a great panel of judges for the event. The theme of the night is “pilots,” as in pilot episodes of […] Read more »

Stories for Jul. 21, 2008

General Motors says in an effort to prepare the market for its electric vehicle the Volt and the plug-in version of the Saturn Vue, the automaker has partnered with a consortium of over 30 utilities and the Electric Power Research Institute. The consortium, which GM’s Vice […] Read more »

Without a radio, your cell phone is a small computer that can’t show web pages, check email or even make phone calls. In a sense it’s BrickBreaker playing brick. While it may come as a surprise to learn that it’s radios that do the heavy lifting […] Read more »

Starting tomorrow, the Adobe Media Player will feature content from Sony Pictures Entertainment and its web video property Crackle. However, the Sony content is old stuff, like Men in Black, Jerry Maguire, and the Sony Minisode Network of recuts of popular classic TV fare like Charlie’s […] Read more »

Apple’s second quarter 2008 earnings proved to be a huge blowout, though Wall Street reacted negatively to company’s conservative outlook. Well, they are almost always wrong on Apple – which is clearly a sentiment driven company. Nevertheless, the highlight of the quarterly earnings was the supercharged […] Read more »

Thomas Friedman’s Metaphor for the American Addiction to Oil: “When a person is addicted to crack cocaine, his problem is not that the price of crack is going up. His problem is what that crack addiction is doing to his whole body. The cure is not […] Read more »

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