Stories for Jul. 16, 2008

Yesterday afternoon, Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini seemed a little hazy on the future home for Intel’s Atom processor during the chip maker’s quarterly earnings call — a fact I don’t find all that surprising since the netbooks or mobile Internet devices the chips are designed for […] Read more »

ESPN and MediaFLO Team Up for Mobile Action Sports; EXPN mobile channel to show X Games 14 July 31 – Aug. 8 on AT&T and Verizon. (release) PC-TV Tuner Market to Hit $1.7 Billion by 2012; 30.8 million PC-TV tuners to be sold annually driven by […] Read more »

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Grain-based biofuels are costing governments billions in subsidies and achieving almost no emissions reductions, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development said today in a new report. The report estimates that the U.S., EU and Brazil will spend about $25 billion a year by 2015 on […] Read more »

Last Friday California approved a contract between utility Southern California Edison and thin-film solar maker First Solar to build a thin-film photovoltaic project in Blythe, Calif. (on the border of Arizona). But just this morning the thin-film-plus-utility duo has more news to share: So Cal Edison […] Read more »

Sony launched its video-download service for the PlayStation 3 yesterday, as the game console wars move beyond better graphics and into blockbusters. Sony’s new service will let users purchase or rent downloadable TV shows and movies from seven major studios including Sony (duh), Warner Bros., Fox, […] Read more »

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Thanks, Google. We knew someone would listen when we posted our list of 25 things that annoy us about Google services. Here’s the proof: in GMail, you now have the option to decide which addresses you email should get added to your main contacts list. To […] Read more »

Sometimes, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. In Joss Whedon’s case, what he felt he had to do was make an online musical about a super villain who keeps getting foiled by a hero as he pines after the girl from the laundromat. […] Read more »

The battle over Yahoo’s search business as witnessed over the last few days seems both ridiculous and petty. And it takes the attention away from what is Yahoo’s true value: a media aggregation platform. Yahoo is the place a lot of people — some 400 million […] Read more »

Whether you want to take your web working career into a different direction or you simply want a refreshing distraction from your regular web work, it’s likely that you’ll consider changing your niche market at least once in your career. What are the consequences of changing […] Read more »

The idea of putting a data center in a shipping container and deploying it to various locales on an emergency or as-needed basis isn’t terribly new. Folks including the federal government, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Google (who has patented the concept) have done it for years. […] Read more »

The first annual North American solar conference kicked off on Tuesday with a lot of insight and discussion from some of the solar industry’s bigger and more well-established players (Applied Materials. SunPower). But leave it to the wily fast-moving startups to upstage the big guys when […] Read more »

The answer to our carbon emissions woes lies far below the sea, at least according to a new paper from researchers at Columbia University (hat tip Wired.com). The paper, entitled “Carbon dioxide sequestration in deep-sea basalt,” which was published in the latest issue of the Proceedings […] Read more »

Stories for Jul. 15, 2008

Ready for a quick politics break? Oh wait, no such thing (in the U.S. at least); this upcoming election hasn’t stopped dominating the news for a year now. Well, now the race is really on: JibJab released its latest political video tonight, establishing its depictions of […] Read more »

Video search company Blinkx announced tonight a “red-label” search product — which basically sounds like it’s making a self-service version of its white-label deals. The company will give free access to its search engine for sites with fewer than 10,000 searches per day, and ask partners […] Read more »

Solar cell and panel maker SunPower says that in just 4 years its technology, which is some of the most efficient on the market, will be able to produce solar electricity for half of the current price. SunPower’s VP of Technology & Development William Mulligan gave […] Read more »

The promise of APIs is that they make it easy to integrate different services — even those provided by different vendors — into a single application. But is simply providing an API to your telephony infrastructure enough to prompt the world to beat a path to your door? Don’t count on it. Read more »

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