Stories for Jun. 3, 2008

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Not a moment too soon, Apple confirmed rumors by releasing a new Back-to-School promo today. When you buy a Mac, (MacBook/Pro/Air, iMac, Mac Pro) you can also buy an 8 GB iPod Touch, or an 8 GB iPod Nano and get a rebate for that purchase […] Read more »

There are almost a dozen companies racing to build the first next-generation cellulosic ethanol plants in the United States over the next few years. The plants will be built all over the U.S. and will churn out biofuels made from waste, plant byproducts and woody energy […] Read more »

With its new line of Wi-Fi chipsets designed to plug into a variety of consumer electronics, Broadcom is banking on Wi-Fi beating out other wireless networks for multimedia streaming. It’s not alone in its love affair with Wi-Fi; fellow chip maker Intel, for example, is pushing […] Read more »

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We’ve looked before at one of the major problems with web account management: it’s most secure to use different passwords for every service, but it’s easiest to use one password everywhere. A new service from PageOnce wants to let you have your cake and eat it […] Read more »

When it rains, it pours. A host of new online original series were announced in the past 24 hours, most of which are professionally produced content featuring semi-famous people — or the siblings of semi-famous people. Lloyd Braun, the former Yahoo exec who was supposed to […] Read more »

Azuki Systems, a company promising to ease the mobile video experience on any phone, is coming out of stealth today. We spoke to the 18-month-old company, formerly known as Peermeta, this week about its middleware system, which it hopes to sell as software-as-a-service to media companies. […] Read more »

Depending upon your business, you may use a multitude of web services to keep things running smoothly. One for invoicing, another for project management, yet another for time tracking, contacts, support, etc… Even if you can get them to integrate at some level, managing all of […] Read more »

The big CompuTex show in Taipei is underway and it seems that all the talk there is about mini notebooks as we expected.  They are popping out all over and reviews are also starting to appear.  Intel is out at CompuTex showing devices running the Atom […] Read more »

A month ago, I reviewed Zemanta, the blogging extensions service company that provides contextual images, links, latest articles or blog posts and tags to your blog posts. I was a little harsh on the somewhat lack of relevant images and sometimes even irrelevant links that Zemanta […] Read more »

While not so uncommon overseas, bandwidth caps and metered broadband are coming to the US market place. Time Warner is the first major cable company to announce its metered broadband strategy & prices for a small Texas market, in what can be described as draconian. We […] Read more »

While not so uncommon overseas, bandwidth caps and metered broadband are coming to the US market place. Time Warner is the first major cable company to announce its metered broadband strategy & prices for a small Texas market, in what can be described as draconian. We […] Read more »

San Francisco is poised to greatly boost its number of solar rooftops pending one final full meeting of the Board of Supervisors this afternoon (full schedule available here). We’ve been following the city’s proposed solar incentive rebate program for some time now (catch up here, here […] Read more »

Stories for Jun. 2, 2008

Ecoutez, et repetez. eduFire is a new startup that promises to teach you a language through live online video chat tutorials. The service, which officially launched last week, has more than 500 teachers instructing in over 30 different languages. A visitor to eduFire can either jump […] Read more »

Kudos to HP as they continue their Technology for Teaching Grant initiative. Teams of five teachers at 110 K-12 schools each receive a package worth $38,000 and include HP Tablet PCs with Microsoft Windows Vista, a digital projector, camera, and Officejet printer as well as copies […] Read more »

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