Stories for Jul. 12, 2008

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Many entrepreneurs fear being a flash-in-the-pan success — achieving an exit once, but never again. (Some might call this being lucky rather than good.) But while the allure of success inspires us to do great things, achieving it can have an ugly aftereffect: complacency. Vigilance, my […] Read more »

We weren’t looking to make an Apple commercial, we promise! But while goofing around on Friday we decided to test a first-generation iPhone’s speed at accessing and loading a YouTube video against one of the new ones released yesterday. For the tests, we turned both phones’ […] Read more »

Bootstrap wants to be your online bookkeeping service – at least, if your requirements are simple enough for their streamlined interface to handle. Their sweet spot is the self-employed worker who needs to track income and expenses in a format that’s easy to transfer to the […] Read more »

That’s right, you plug in your iPod and hit the update button. If you have been obsessively punching update only to be frustrated all day, now is the time to stay up much later than you had planned and play. Enjoy. Read more »

Stories for Jul. 11, 2008
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When we recently heard about the history of YouTube’s growth strategy from CEO Chad Hurley’s point of view, he described it as “hanging onto a rocket.” But an engineer’s take is always going to be a bit less rose-colored and a bit more about the terrifying […] Read more »

When I told my colleague Stacey that I was going on a tour of Netgear’s home of the future setup, she asked if I would grab her a jet pack. Much to her (and my) disappointment neither Netgear nor HP‘s “house of tomorrow”-type setups included personal […] Read more »

While I use a PC more often than a Mac, I have a MacBook and often add useful applications to it from my sojourns through the worlds of open source software and free ware. Here are four free, useful applicaitons for your Mac. Bean is a […] Read more »

FCC chairman Kevin Martin has finally decided that he’s had it with Comcast’s BitTorrent blocking. As the AP first reported last night, Martin has drafted an order to punish the cable giant for its “arbitrary” interference with its customers’ Internet access. The draft will be sent […] Read more »

If you’re like many web workers, you have accounts with profiles all over the place: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Jobster…so what do you do when you need to update your description or photo or other profile info? Atomkeep hopes they have an answer for you: set up […] Read more »

When we recently heard about the history of YouTube’s growth strategy from CEO Chad Hurley’s point of view, he described it as “hanging onto a rocket.” But an engineer’s take is always going to be a bit less rose-colored and a bit more about the terrifying […] Read more »

OK, all of you folks who got up hours earlier than usual and stood in line in the heat for hours and hours to get your brand new iPhone 3G quit whining already.  Sure you probably thought after all that waiting and work you’d have a […] Read more »

Weeks and weeks ago in a video I shot I offered up 3 super prize packages for 3 lucky winners.   The prizes were donated by Microsoft and each package includes a subscription to Visual Studio Team Suite and MSDN Premium.  Each package is worth a bundle […] Read more »

If you upgraded early and don’t have an iBrick 3G, you’re presumably cruising Apple’s new app store. And if you’re also a green geek who’s looking to save fuel, and some money on high gas prices, we found 5 applications that can help you out; they’re […] Read more »

It’s been a bit of a rocky start for MobileMe‘s launch. First, the launch window was pushed back two hours. Then once MobileMe was launched, it was taken offline repeatedly (Server overload? Some last-minute bug fixing? Who knows). And when it was up, the Mail web […] Read more »

I’m always insulted by the assumption that woman who care about the features (other than color) on their mobile phones or how much memory their hard drives have are geeks. Maybe they simply recognize — much the same way as those with a Y chromosome — […] Read more »

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved what it says is the first utility-scale thin-film solar project to be built in California, in a contract between utility Southern California Edison and thin-film solar maker First Solar. The contract is for a 7.5 megawatt solar facility, with […] Read more »

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