Stories for Jul. 22, 2008

WordPress launched an iPhone app for posting blog entries right from your device. With my Mac out of commission yet-again, I thought a good test would be a TAB post using only the client. I used my 1st gen iPhone and the EDGE network to grab […] Read more »

Mayors these days never seem to miss a chance to promote their cities’ green jobs. This morning the mayor of San Jose, Chuck Reed, gave a brief opening address at the Plug-In 2008 conference in which he promoted the California city’s cleantech business incentives. He also […] Read more »

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When Gossip Girl returns to the air on Sept. 1st, new episodes will also be available on the CW’s web site for ad-supported streaming. It’s a reversal we’d been hoping for ever since the new TV network — which is having trouble quantifying the show as […] Read more »

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Amazon and TiVo today launched a new feature to allow TiVo subscribers to purchase items they see on TV. It’s another move by TiVo to become more than just a DVR, and its another move by Amazon beyond the PC and onto the television. But how […] Read more »

At a time of record high gas prices and presidential candidates who are fighting over energy platforms, what could be more prescient than a conference highlighting plug-in vehicles? The first annual Plug-In 2008 conference kicks off this morning in downtown San Jose, and it looks to […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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