Stories for Jun. 25, 2008

VMware’s co-founder and chief scientist Mendel Rosenblum is on the couch, getting grilled by Om and Arnie Berman, chief technology strategist, Cowen and Company. Rosenblum says: Virtualization is a wide term. What we’re seeing is, at some level, decoupling software from hardware is a just a […] Read more »

Many web workers have gone the non-traditional route with their business cards, and opted for the cute, colorful Moo cards instead. Well, very soon you can have your Web 2.0 goodness and your traditional business cards, as Moo has announced those as their next product. According […] Read more »

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Jonathan Yarmis, VP Advanced, Emerging and Disruptive Technologies at AMR Research is giving us a mini-note to open up the day. He says: “The world is about to change, and change in profoundly interesting ways.” “The enterprise itself hasn’t figured out how to embrace cloud computing; […] Read more »

Om kicked off the morning with a nice surprise in the form of a video clip message from Nick Carr. Here’s some notes: The fundamental unit of computing is shifting from individual computers to the data center or the grid of computers. This means different things […] Read more »

Both presidential candidates have been pushing their energy plans hard on the campaign trail and now the White House hopefuls are both taking pot shots at the other side’s proposal. Here’s what Obama and McCain have to say about each other’s energy plans. Obama Calls McCain’s […] Read more »

We told you about the Fred web phenomenon last week. Now’s your chance to meet the man, err, boy behind the high-pitched YouTube domination. “Fred” is actually 14-year old Lucas Cruikshank, and while age ain’t nuthin’ but a number, these other stats might impress you: According […] Read more »

As web workers, we’re utterly tied to the internet. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that the infrastructure that the internet is built upon is reaching its limits. Whether it’s the move of applications to Amazon S3 and Google AppEngine, or the attempts of carriers to limit […] Read more »

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With the release of Firefox 3, I thought I would share my top ten Firefox shortcuts. So without further ado, here they are: ⌘ + l = focus address bar ⌘ + d = bookmark current page ⌘ + k = focus google search bar ⌘ […] Read more »

On the heels of solar startup Suniva’s announcement that it will build its first plant in Georgia, the company says it has secured a big partner to supply it with polysilicon for its efficient low-cost solar cells. This morning Suniva announced it has a signed a […] Read more »

I’ve been working with clients to set up social media “satellite sites” as I call them to extend their brand and take advantage of the exponential power of social networking for reaching out to consumers. The question I hear time and time again is “How in […] Read more »

SIP-compatible VoIP devices already account for as much as 20 percent of landline telephone traffic. But mobile telephones will not remain a safe haven for long, as more companies start to offer VoIP alternatives to operator voice plans. Yet the displacement of analog phones by VoIP devices has not displaced the telephone network itself. Read more »

With all the hype about cloud computing, it’s easy to label it as the latest fad, especially when everyone whose application talks Internet is trying to rebrand themselves as a cloud. But the long view shows that this really is an important change, one of several […] Read more »

The big day has finally come. In a few hours we are going to kick off Structure 08, which we will be covering extensively today – from live blogs to video interviews to a live video stream. So stay tuned for more and in the meantime […] Read more »

I’ve written before about the chip industry’s efforts to cut back on power consumption through a creative redesign of some of their chips. For the last ten years NXP, which was once part of consumer products company Philips has offered a line of semiconductors designed to […] Read more »

The All-For-Nots, the real-life band made up for the fictional documentary web series of the same name, will be playing Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight, June 25 at 12:05 ET. Getting on national TV as a musical act is a significant breakthrough for the web show, which […] Read more »

Richard Moross may have started his web-based printing company, Moo, because he was bored with the standard business cards out there, but now his four-year-old startup is about to enter the world of the boring head on. As early as next week, Moo will start selling […] Read more »

Even if there’s a lack of good talent plaguing the cleantech industry, those green execs need to use something to do their networking. Here’s a new one to check out: as soon as next week web printing startup Moo will start offering a standard-sized business card […] Read more »

Stories for Jun. 24, 2008

We’re sorry to say goodbye to Nikhil Pahwa, our resident editor here, who has decided that a different pace would be better for him, and has… Read more »

Raise your hand if you want to use a Wii-like, gesture-driven remote to control your content. Now lower your hand. Now move it side to side. Like Mr. Miyagi teaching Daniel-san, you have the basics of Hillcrest Labs‘ concept remote. Instead of standard up, down, left, […] Read more »

One of my favorite random sites to read is Freakonomics. There is always something that I never thought of before on there, and today was no exception. They pointed out a clause in the iTunes license agreement that puts a damper on weekend plans. It says […] Read more »

Vlingo’s new software for BlackBerrys (the link goes live at 5 a.m. PT), which gives me the ability to navigate my phone entirely by voice, has me feeling like a kid on Christmas morning. I press a button on my Pearl, wait for a chime, simply […] Read more »

Tien Tzuo is the founder of startup Zuora, a company that is staking its claim to be the platform on which future subscription-based companies will be built. Salesforce.com sold the world on the idea that software can be sold as a service to which you subscribe […] Read more »

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