Stories for Jun. 26, 2008

If you’re involved with a blog or an online site and care about its design and interface, there are a number of free tools you can turn to for experimenting with various versions, until you arrive at a design you like. In this post, I’ll cover […] Read more »

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Yahoo and its destiny has become fodder for headlines and cheap shots. What hasn’t been discussed is the crumbling culture within the company, thanks to layers of management, and resultant state of masterful inactivity masked as consensus. The only organization more dysfunctional than Yahoo? The New York Mets. Yahoo needs a cultural cleanse … quickly! Continue Reading Read more »

California introduced an ambitious energy road map today to achieve the state’s goal of cutting emissions by 28 percent. The policy mandates that a third of the state’s energy should come from renewable sources, and also boosts the efficiency of appliances, buildings and automobiles. Facilitating this […] Read more »

Iminlikewithyou, a New York-based dating game start-up has raised $1.5 million in Series B round of funding from Spark Capital, and a bunch of influential angels including Marc Andreessen. Baseline Ventures and Betaworks, also had previously invested in the company joined this round of capital. Bijan […] Read more »

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Perhaps the easiest way to describe EveryScape‘s business plan is “Google Street View, only more so.” When you visit one of their sites, such as their Boston page, you can drive around and see the city in a 360-degree panning window. But you can also enter […] Read more »

After today’s launch of Microsoft’s server virtualization hypervisor, Citrix, which bought virtualization company XenSource last year, may be asking itself some hard questions. Microsoft’s Hyper-V will compete directly with Citrix’s XenSource products for the data center as well as with products from VMware and startup Virtual […] Read more »

T’is the season of radio going international. Close on the heels of Virgin Radio’s acquisition by competitor Radio Mirchi, Big FM has tied u… Read more »

This week we learned of the existence of 12seconds, a startup that isn’t afraid to call itself a “video Twitter.” The idea is simple: video status updates. From the about page: “Why only 12 seconds? Because anything longer is boring.” The site is a side project […] Read more »

Yesterday, at our Structure08 conference we launched our newest effort, GigaOM Briefings. We launch with our first briefing on Cloud Computing, which has been written by Alistair Croll, whose work you know from our site. So what are our Briefings? Briefings are downloadable digital reports that […] Read more »

After over 8 million downloads last Tuesday, it’s safe to say that the Mozilla Foundation has given birth to a happy baby boy browser with Firefox 3. Was it worth the wait? I’d have to say that after playing with it for over week, I’m sitting […] Read more »

As the lines between notebooks and mini-notebooks blur due to increased screen size and price, there’s a big camp that is all excited about the 10-inch screened notebooks.  The MSI Wind snuck up on everyone and has impressed on just about every level and the recent […] Read more »

MySpace. Facebook. Twitter. BrightKite. LinkedIn. The list of social networks is huge – and gets bigger every day. Last year about this time there was some rumbling about “social network fatigue,” but that doesn’t seem to have slowed the growth of networking at all. Still, the […] Read more »

NBC to Release Show-Specific Streaming Stats through Nielsen; Peacock will become the first broadcast network to offer such data; first stats to be released in July. (AdWeek) Hitwise: YouTube, PBS Up; new numbers show that YouTube has 75 percent of the online video visits, though visits […] Read more »

Nick Carr, author of “Does IT Matter” and “The Big Switch,” helped us kick off the Structure 08 conference yesterday with a short and sweet message about the shift to cloud computing and why we need to think about the ethics of infrastructure. He also pointed […] Read more »

Yesterday our parent site GigaOM held an awesome conference, Structure08, which had some of the top minds in IT discussing and debating cloud computing. The big takeaway for Earth2Tech readers is that as the demand for Internet services keeps on growing, it’s requiring a massive amount […] Read more »

Big props to JKK for shooting me the link to Sumopaint this morning. This free beta service is an online photo-editing application which could fit in nicely to my "web-only" challenge that’s still going strong. It doesn’t hurt that I nabbed that Canon XSi last night […] Read more »

A smarter network doesn’t necessarily mean a safer network, or so goes the thinking when it comes to the new intelligent power grid. It is seen as an increased security risk. It has been rumored that Chinese paramilitary hackers have taken tried to take down parts of the […] Read more »

People will spend as much time consuming video-based entertainment as they do sleeping by 2013, according to a new study (PDF) from Solutions Research Group. But, the bells continue to toll for oldteevee as its share of that time will shrink. SRG reports that currently American […] Read more »

The moving process is slowly but surely getting closer to the physical act of hauling all of our stuff from the old house to the new one.  It’s a big process and one of the biggest tasks in planning the move is deciding how to arrange […] Read more »

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