Stories for Jun. 2, 2008

Leave it to San Francisco to decide that the city is not only going to recycle grease from its restaurants to be used for biodiesel, but that the city will build its own grease-to-biodiesel plant. On Friday San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said that the city […] Read more »

Stories for Jun. 1, 2008

Has the long-expected shakeup in the online video industry finally arrived? Video-sharing startup Veoh has blocked visitors from all but 33 countries from accessing its site, a spokesperson confirmed to NewTeeVee today, citing the desire to “re-focus those resources.” She said, “Competition is high in the […] Read more »

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CBS will reportedly announce a new video player tomorrow, featuring a raft of new features including new ad targeting, content sharing and augmented social capabilities. AdAge writes that the player will use a content and advertising engine CBS picked up in its acquisition of Last.fm. The […] Read more »

Video-sharing startup Veoh has blocked visitors from all but 33 countries from accessing its site, a spokesperson confirmed to NewTeeVee today. Veoh’s Gaude Paez told NewTeeVee, “The markets we are exiting collectively represent less than 10 percent of our viewer base.” She maintained that the decision […] Read more »

While the goal of providing free access to citizens is a noble one, muni W-Fi proponents have misunderstood how the Internet is used in public spaces, primarily by assuming that people who can afford laptops are somehow unable to afford Internet access. Perhaps a better solution is to update the concept of lifeline coverage to make it universal and automatic. Read more »

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I had to laugh when I saw Gizmodo (followed by Engadget) finally realize something we’ve known since 2006 and the name "Origami": the naming of portable device categories is way out of hand. I pretty much let the topic go over the weekend, but then Sal, […] Read more »

We’re on day 31 of the 31 Days of the Dragon contest that has been blowing and going strong so you’d better head over to GottaBeMobile and get entered up.  The contest has given away almost 31 HP HDX Dragon laptop packages worth over $5,000 each […] Read more »

In this week’s edition of John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman‘s hilarious podcast, The Bugle, Zaltzman offers his own solution to the isolation of working from home… Do you work from home but miss the office atmosphere? Then simply hire a group of people you don’t really […] Read more »

People talk about “selling” technology products all the time, but they usually mean licensing them. Licensing is actually the most common way that technology companies generate revenue. A “sale” occurs when ownership of the product changes hands completely. A “license” is when some portion of ownership […] Read more »

Earth2Tech: Ocean seeding banned for now. OStatic: Do Open Source Robots dreams of Electric Sheep? NewTeeVee: TheWB.com opens for a peek. NewTeeVee: What the DOS attack against Revision2 was really about. Read more »

For many filmmakers, the festival circuit is the first, last and only place their work is ever shown. But a new endeavor from Cinetic (rhymes with “kinetic”) Rights Management wants to prove there’s a digital life for all the films that don’t land theatrical distribution deals. […] Read more »

We recently looked at a bunch of resources for finding free images on the web. But sometimes, despite the millions of photos on those sites, you just won’t find what you want. That’s when it’s time to turn to the microstock photography sites, which offer more depth, more professional images, and better-tuned search engines – for a price. Read more »

Vodafone, one of the largest phone companies in the world, has been slowly buying (and rolling out) fixed-line broadband services across Europe in preparation for fixed mobile convergence. The company’s plans became more concrete last week when it released a new FMC box developed in partnership […] Read more »

Stories for May. 31, 2008

Last month I suggested that Blockbuster buy Redbox to help usher brick-and-mortar DVD renters into their digital future through automated kiosks. While they didn’t buy Redbox, this week Blockbuster announced plans to roll out…kiosks! But the big boxes will only be used to download content to […] Read more »

Here comes a potential hiccup for companies in the business of ocean seeding like startup Climos, which just last week we reported was looking to raise more funding. Delegates at a U.N. biodiversity convention on Friday decided to call for a temporary ban on the practice […] Read more »

Bell Canada may have to pay for violating net neutrality. A May 29 class action filing says Bell should reimburse each subscriber 80 percent of their subscriptions and $2,100 in penalties for throttling traffic to a fraction of advertised speeds and invading their privacy. Bell had […] Read more »

The more time I spend with the web development portion of the web worker community, the more I hear people say bad things about Internet Explorer. But it’s a fact of life that you need to make your sites work in IE – and worse, you […] Read more »

It was a short week with the holiday but that didn’t stop VCs from dolling out the dough and entrepreneurs from making new laboratory proclamations. If you were too busy cleaning out the barbecue we’ve got all the important headlines here from this week in cleantech. […] Read more »

If your company or co-workers are involved in numerous web 2.0 sites, you may have images on Flickr, videos on YouTube, a blog with an RSS feed and so on.  This results in giving your website users many places to look when they consume your organization’s […] Read more »

“Multi-touch is the future. The mouse and the keyboard has had too long of a reign, it’s time to de-thrown them,” says Bridger Maxwell, a 17-year old from Orem, Utah, who took 4th place in a national science fair for creating a multi-touch display. Apple has […] Read more »

How do you convince home-owners to pay you to install solar panels on their roof tops? Even though solar is one of the biggest buzz words this year, it’s still tough. While we often discuss the market dynamics of silicon supplies, panel manufacturing and installation costs, […] Read more »

Most web workers couldn’t live without their instant messages. Yahoo! is trying to push the state of the art along a bit with the beta release of version 9.0 of Yahoo! Messenger. Though this is a pretty mature software category, they’ve still found a few things […] Read more »

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