Stories for Jul. 11, 2008

56.com, the Chinese video site that has been unavailable for more than a month, came back online sometime early this morning. The site appears to be in its normal state, despite rumors that it was going to shift strategies and become a widget provider. The company […] Read more »

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Let’s get one point of confusion out of the way right up front. Yes, Clearwire and Sprint have a pending deal to merge their WiMAX efforts. Until that deal is ratified, approved and consummated by a handshake with spit (or approved by regulators, whichever comes first), […] Read more »

Today’s the big day and everywhere you look on the interwebs you see pictures of lines of folks waiting to get their 15 minutes of fame.  That’s the amount of time that AT&T says it takes to activate each iPhone sold.  I decided this morning to […] Read more »

For once, the FedEx guy showed up right on time. Here it is — the unboxed pics of the new iPhone 3G. More thoughts to follow later. I guess I am lucky in a way because I didn’t have to deal with lines or deal with […] Read more »

There are a lot of ways to keep track of where you’ve been on the web: browser bookmarks, applications that save selected clippings, shared bookmark services. WebMynd takes a different tack: it saves everything that you see. Built as a Firefox extension plus a backend site, […] Read more »

Like the zombie flicks the service will surely carry, wireless VOD system MovieBeam may be back from the dead. The company, which was shut down last year, was just bought by Mumbai-based Valuable Group for an undisclosed sum, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Valuable plans to […] Read more »

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The small-scale solar thermal startup Sopogy, which we reported just raised $9 million from investors including the investment vehicle of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, Ohana Holdings, says that it started construction on one of its solar power farms on Hawaii’s Big Island at the Natural Energy […] Read more »

Rafat Ali, founder of ContentNext Media, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based new media startup and publisher of the blog paidContent, puts the blame for his inability to sleep last night squarely on Kara Swisher’s shoulders for breaking the story of his company being gobbled up -– for […] Read more »

Comcast has been accused of blocking traffic several times in its history and may have even admitted to more than the straight up P2P blocking we all knew about. But late yesterday, Comcast finally got it’s comeuppance. Sort of. Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications […] Read more »

Many web workers talk about the benefits of larger or dual monitors. I currently have a 17-inch monitor, and although it works well, I can see how I can benefit from a more spacious and organized virtual desktop. But the truth is, not all web workers […] Read more »

This morning I am finally able to log into my brand spanking new MobileMe account.  The rollout took much longer than Apple thought it would but I am finally in.  I already had a .mac account so this new MobileMe account was already part of the […] Read more »

The 10 next-generation biofuel startups that got funded last quarter were 10 of the reasons that cleantech venture investments hit a recent record. But how well are all these biofuel startups going to do in the market? We’re not sure, but Martin Tobias, angel investor and […] Read more »

Stories for Jul. 10, 2008

Another fun tidbit from YouTube’s developer conference today: according to the site’s internal measure, views of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” music video actually increased on YouTube following the site pranking its visitors on April Fools Day this year by giving the video every […] Read more »

At $99 a year, I expect my online service to function all the time. So perhaps that is why I am a little upset that Apple hasn’t been able to launch their MobileMe service properly and are experiencing outages. The fact that the service was supposed […] Read more »

Iran’s missile project may need more rocket scientists to help gets its projectiles off the ground, but its marketing team desperately needs some talented photo retouchers to better cover up its ballistic shortcomings. The duping of numerous newspapers by a digitally altered picture of Iran’s missile […] Read more »

On a day when iPhone app madness has swept the planet (or planet blog at least), there is a bunch of news involving YouTube. First – Viacom today issued a statement about recent court ruling that ordered YouTube to hand over its user data to the […] Read more »

A growing number of people expect mobile phones to emerge as the dominant means of Internet access for the 6.6 billion people on Earth; as proof, they point to the 10 percent of the 2.5 billion handsets in circulation that already include such access. But there […] Read more »

Clever is the best word to describe PES’s latest stop-motion short, a Michel Gondry-esque recreation of the cooking process in which artificial household items sub in for real ingredients. (Though, disturbingly, the end product almost looks delicious.) And while following online video means watching a lot […] Read more »

Stirling On Track for 30,000-dish, 750MW Solar Thermal Plant: Although they were one of the first solar thermal companies to sign a big contract, Stirling Energy Systems is a little behind. But now the company has the paperwork for its first solar power plant – Green […] Read more »

I’ve recently upgraded to a Windows Smartphone, and like any good Web Worker I am looking to tweak the maximum amount of functionality and productivity from it that I possibly can. I access my Gmail via IMAP using the built in messaging client, and with my […] Read more »

While we’re not all plugged into The Matrix just yet (or maybe we are and just don’t know it?), we’re starting to see a trend towards something I mentioned earlier today: Location Based Services. Nokia Labs continues the trend today with the debut of Nokia Chat. […] Read more »

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