Stories for Jul. 17, 2008

Al Gore has just called for an aggressive, if not unattainable, solution to America’s economic, environmental and national security woes: Generate 100 percent of our electricity from carbon-free sources within 10 years. The Nobel laureate laid out the challenge to America in a speech today at […] Read more »

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The bedouin-style web worker may get plenty of exercise thanks to a lifestyle of hopping from coffeeshop to co-working site. But the sad reality is that most web workers are also desk workers: we spend the day in front of our computers, sitting on our backsides. […] Read more »

The usage-based pricing plans being considered by AT&T, Time Warner and others will force us all to wonder about the size of our connectivity bill on a monthly basis. Which means it won’t only be bad for users, but for some of the Internet service providers’ largest customers. Read more »

Tour de France Pedals Ahead Online; 3.4 million Tour de France videos downloaded on, network averaging 340,000 videos per day. (MediaWeek) HomestarRunner Co-Founder to Direct Loudermilk; Craig Zobel will re-write and direct the comedy starring Jon Heder. (The Hollywood Reporter) Vogue Launches; site will […] Read more »

Chalk up one more for our coal power deathwatch list and this one was even going to be “clean coal.” The New York Power Authority has informed NRG Energy that it doesn’t have the financing for a planned $1.5 billion coal power plant in western New […] Read more »

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Up to now, Windows Mobile devices had all the fun with Zumobi, the tile-based browsing and widget platform. Today, BlackBerry owners can get in the game as Zumobi has arrived for the ‘Berry in your life. That’s provided your precious is an 81xx, 83xx, or 88xx […] Read more »

I promised I wouldn’t say anything but since AVING has the scoop it’s fair game now.  HP is refreshing the 2710p, my choice for best convertible Tablet PC on the market today, later this year.  The new 2730p will have the same thin and light form […] Read more »

Amazon introduced a Video on Demand store today, and in one fell swoop may have turned the world of home video on its head. The new store will stream 40,000 movie and television programs for rent or purchase directly to Internet-connected TVs or set-top boxes or […] Read more »

Google rolled out a new feature for its online Google Docs suite yesterday: templates. Now, if you don’t like starting with a blank page, you can select New, From Template and start browsing their gallery. You’ll find hundreds of choices, from presentation designs to a runner’s […] Read more »

You’d think with a second quarter that saw a significant jump in revenue, a swing to profitability, and raised guidance, solar cell and module maker SunPower (SPWR) would catch a break from Wall Street. Not so much: SunPower’s shares traded down 7 percent to $74.54 (one […] Read more »

Summer is generally a slower time for news and this summer is no exception. But the kind folks at Microsoft, Yahoo and Carl Icahn’s investment firm are charitably offering up a form of entertainment with their ongoing Let’s Make a Deal saga. The latest installment is […] Read more »

If you are looking for a new way to “nibble” on your news, you can try Snackr, an Adobe AIR-based app that creates a ticker across the bottom of your computer screen that teases random articles and blog posts from RSS feeds of your choice. The […] Read more »

Earlier this week, Delta Airlines announced plans that will turn its boarding passes into advertising opportunities, or billboards, hawking destination-specific businesses and products. An Omaha-based startup, Sojern, is behind this advertising offer, which is going to be adopted by four airlines in addition to Delta: American, […] Read more »

If you want to go solar you better have a good credit score. While power purchase agreements and lease programs are starting to gain traction in the residential market, that trend could be moving faster without the recent credit crunch, said David Arfin, SolarCity’s VP of […] Read more »

Stories for Jul. 16, 2008

UPDATED: TiVo is taking the wraps off its new YouTube service on Thursday, allowing subscribers to watch all that UGC on a big, sweet TV. And while we could tell you all about it, we figured a video demo might be more fun. Here’s an exclusive […] Read more »

Just a quick check in to let everyone know that we’re still trying to find out what’s up with YouTube apparently still not counting views of videos that are set up to autoplay on other web pages. This is a phenomenon we happened upon after top […] Read more »

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