Stories for Jul. 22, 2008

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Web Worker Daily: Just how bad was the S3 outage? WWD has the numbers. Earth2Tech: Carbon offsets have been available for purchase for avatars of the user-created world Second Life for some time. Now you can literally see the carbon emission levels of all the virtual […] Read more »

Qumu — an Emeryville, Calif.-based provider of live webcasting, digital signage, and content distribution networks for the enterprise — said today it has raised $10.7 million in Series C funding led by ATV (Advanced Technology Ventures) and including SAP Ventures, Storm Ventures, Garage Technology Ventures, Halo […] Read more »

When asked about the Apple TV on its earnings call today, Apple said “The Apple TV remains a hobby as we call it,” according to VentureBeat. Uhhh, I don’t want to should you, Apple — but it’s high time you moved your set-top foray from red-headed […] Read more »

High gas prices are hitting Americans in the pocket book and they seem ready to fight back with their votes. A report from campaign consultants James Carville and Stan Greenberg earlier this month showed that voters care more about reducing gas prices than addressing energy conservation […] Read more »

I’ve mentioned IrfanView here before–a free download for image editing and viewing. It’s actually my favorite tool of all for working with images, and incorporates a lot of unexpected features such as a slick tool for creating slideshows. Best of all, it opens and closes in […] Read more »

In my ongoing and seemingly never-ending pursuit to find the perfect Project Management solution, I recently put the smartsheet service through its paces to see how it would fit the bill. Billing itself as an Online Project Collaboration tool, it features a familiar spreadsheet-like interface as […] Read more »

Wow…it is turning out to be a big Merger Monday. First Roche decides to try and pick up the part of Genentech it doesn’t already own for a whopping $43.7 billion. And now there is news that Brocade, a old school storage networking vendor, is buying […] Read more »

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