Stories for Jul. 17, 2008

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Hahlo ( is the best app for the iPhone that is not even an app.  It’s a great Twitter app that runs in the browser and beats the pants off Twitterific.  Just go there, sign in and bookmark the page.  It auto-refreshes too. Read more »

CleanTech Biofuels Merging With Biomass North America: CleanTech has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Biomass North America Licensing which will bring together IP around cellulosic ethanol production and sites with municipal waste as a feedstock – MarketWatch. “High Oil Prices? Blame Ethanol, OPEC […] Read more »

Video sharing site Metacafe is partnering with Microcinema to launch the MetaFest online-offline film festival. Interested filmmakers can submit their works (ten minutes or less) through Metacafe between now and September 10, 2008. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 cash, and there will be a […] Read more »

Baseball’s All-Star Break this week proved to be quite special – not because this was the last All-Star game at The Yankee Stadium, the cathedral of baseball and a place where I fell in love with this distant cousin of cricket. No, it was not special […] Read more »

This post was written by Michael Stroud. Google CEO Eric Schmidt said today at a conference that YouTube will run ads against video snippets from films like Dirty Dancing posted by producer Lionsgate and fans and share the revenue with Lionsgate. Schmidt said the new channel […] Read more »

Let’s face it, MobileMe’s first few days of life have been, well, difficult. It was problematic from the start, with the transition from .mac to MobileMe taking well over 24 hours, as opposed to the planned 6-hour outage. And when the web apps did go online, […] Read more »

As semiconductor firms get around the limitations of making individual processors faster by putting more cores onto a single chip, the mindset of today’s software developers and engineers mindset needs to adapt. Here are five startups that have the potential to stretch multicore processors to their very limit. Read more »

Afternoon Update To This Post: Shortly after we posted this, late in the afternoon on Wednesday, Mozilla did issue the 3.0.1 fix for Firefox that is discussed here. It is available if you have Firefox 3, by clicking on Check for Updates in the browser’s Help […] Read more »

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