Stories for Jul. 7, 2008

NBC will be mining 3,600 hours of coverage from the upcoming Olympics in an attempt to figure out how people are consuming the games beyond traditional oldteevee. Our question is, If NBC is delaying the webcasting of the most popular events until after they’ve aired on […] Read more »

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Symbian, which recently agreed to be acquired by Nokia, is part of a growing number of mobile platform makers — Apple, Google, LiMo — that are all are vying for the attentions of the mobile developer community. The company sent over an email this morning with […] Read more »

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As web workers, we shy away from paper. But as a developer, sometimes I’m faced with a client who absolutely requires paper for some process – say, a dunning letter to a client. That’s where newly-beta PostalMethods comes in. They make available a web API that […] Read more »

Now that I’ve got my batteries recharged from a long holiday weekend, it’s time to get to work. In my "infinite wisdom" however, I scheduled an appointment for service on the Highlander Hybrid first thing this morning. Clearly, I wasn’t thinking, but no matter: I tossed […] Read more »

According to several reports, Toyota’s next-generation Prius, due out next year, will have the option for solar panels on its roof. Japanese newspaper Nikkei and Reuters are reporting that Kyocera will provide the solar panels, which would be able to power part of the 2- to […] Read more »

Remember back in the Dark Ages before text messaging, when a teenager (let’s call him Jerry Yang) might get a best friend (maybe call him Carl Icahn) to call another friend (say, Steve Ballmer) using three-way calling? With Yang sitting silently on the line, the goal […] Read more »

One of the great strengths of the global coworking community is the willingness to share knowledge and best practice without restriction and with openness wired into the very values of this community. Recently a member of the global coworking mailing list, Joseph Holsten) recently created what’s […] Read more »

Recently the social web has begun to morph into something altogether different from what it promised to be. The latest example is life-streaming service FriendFeed, which is offering up well-known Internet personalities as “friends” its users can choose to follow. Read more »

While we were all out watching fireworks and flipping burgers on the on our nation’s Independence Day, solar installer SolarCity quietly turned 2. The startup’s birthday also came in a week when San Francisco began offering residents rebates — $3,000 to $6,000 per solar power system […] Read more »

Stories for Jul. 6, 2008

The concept of “fair use” is often murky and misunderstood, especially in the go-go world of online video. To help battle this legal thicket, American University’s Center for Social Media gathered a group of cultural scholars, legal scholars and practicing lawyers to develop a Code of […] Read more »

July 11, 2008 is a significant date for those planning to purchase one of the hottest mobile phones available. The iPhone 3G officially goes on sale. If you are a current iPhone user who will be upgrading to the iPhone 3G you might have wondered what […] Read more »

Investors are increasingly placing their funds in large waste recycling operations. Last month, it was Kleiner Perkins and Index Ventures investing $34.5 million in 5-year-old scrap tire recycling company Lehigh Technologies. This morning, Virgin Green Fund and Masdar Clean Tech Fund say they have completed the […] Read more »

The New York Times today finally got around to noticing that when web sites go down, people are increasingly likely to get mad and generally react the way I might if I drove to my favorite bar and found it closed for a private party. I […] Read more »

The biofuel industry couldn’t catch a break, even over the three-day summer weekend. The BBQ-chatter fodder? An article in the Guardian citing a “leaked” World Bank report that says biofuels have driven up the price of food by 75 percent. That’s an absolutely massive number compared […] Read more »

Small notebooks just keep popping up all over but what sets the Vye S41 apart from most is the optical drive.  I believe the 7-inch Vye S41 may very well be the smallest notebook with an integrated optical drive which some find to be critical for […] Read more »

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