Stories for Jun. 25, 2008

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We’re live in San Francisco today at Structure 08, GigaOM’s cloud computing conference. GigaOM old-timers Katie Fehrenbacher and Liz Gannes have prime seats to give you photo, video and blog updates throughout the day. If you want to pretend like you’re here with us, check out […] Read more »

Have venture capitalists been ignoring infrastructure investments? A panel moderated by Paul Kedrosky says no way, it’s just not sexy to talk about. The panel features: Rajeev Batra, Pricipal, Mayfield Tom Dyal, Managing Director, Redpoint Ventures Maha Ibrahim, General Partner, Canaan Partners Allan Leinwand, Partner, Panorama […] Read more »

New Jersey Solar Rebates Slammed by Demand: The New Jersey solar rebate program, second only to California’s, has over 700 applications on back log as the state can’t keep up with demand for solar assistance – New York Times. zSOL Raises €52M to Invest in Solar […] Read more »

Jonathan Koomey, a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and Stanford University, examines the world of bits meets atoms — or the power of computing. Here’s some notes: Data centers are not only the computing equipment, but power supplies and backup generators. How big an […] Read more »

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The mid-market is the last great business application opportunity, says Zach Nelson, president and CEO of the recently IPOed NetSuite. (That’s his market, but he promises his presentation will not be too self-serving. We shall see!) The cloud makes it economical to reach the Fortune 5,000,000. […] Read more »

Lawrence Roberts, the founder of Anagran and a chief architect of the foundations of the Internet, has a mission: help control P2P file-sharing traffic, which makes up a massive 80 percent of Internet traffic, he says. “There are a lot of inequities in the current Internet […] Read more »

RateItAll, a company whose platform provides online consumer ratings of products, has raised an unspecified first round. Investors include v… Read more »

A lot of readers here use Macs, but many use PCs, and if you’ve got an older system it can be very inexpensive and easy to tune it up for much better performance, instead of buying a whole new computer. In this post, I’ll go over […] Read more »

It’s a big week for the intersection of rap-related feuds and online video! Yesterday we brought you Shaq’s attack on Kobe, and today we have a comprehensive analysis of the Soulja Boy/Ice T back-and-forth that’s been popping. In the final analysis, who’s winning this battle of […] Read more »

Jim Crowe, president and CEO of Level 3, is sick with the flu, so Buddy Miller, vice chairman, is stepping in. Going through a little history: Company hoping to make a profit soon. In ’90s you could raise money but turmoil when the bubble burst. Level […] Read more »

The wonderfully nerdy fruits of the writers guild strike are starting to ripen. Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon started writing a three-part musical Internet series during the strike with his brothers and the result, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, is coming to soon to a […] Read more »

Like most Web Workers I have moved quite a bit of my work data online into the cloud, but my laptop and USB memory keys still contain quite a lot that is critical to me and my business. With the proliferation of online file storage and […] Read more »

Sun’s CTO Greg Papadopoulos paints a picture of The Invisible Hand of Web Architecture — sounds spooky. Here are some notes: You all “get” software-as-a-service so I don’t have to sell it to you. Here’s one conclusion — there is a danger of doing the proprietary […] Read more »

OK, so this is the sexy panel. We have tech people from some of the biggest web sites out there telling us about how they scale their sites. Jeremiah Robison, Slide Sandy Jen, Meebo Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook Akash Garg, hi5 Networks Raj Patel, Yahoo! James Barrese, […] Read more »

Tata Communications has hiked its stake in South African telco Neotel by 30% by acquiring stake in two state-run firms Eskom and Transnet re… Read more »

We’ve written before about a variety of ways to interact with data on Amazon’s S3 service, including my favorite, Jungle Disk. This week, they released Jungle Disk 2.0, which offers substantial improvements over the previous version. New features include an improved and streamlined user interface, support […] Read more »

When the U.S. Department of Energy pulled the plug on the FutureGen project, the clean coal industry was left adrift, aimless in the cleantech sea. The DOE said FutureGen’s ballooning cost required “restructuring” of the program. That restructuring has come in the form of a $1.3 […] Read more »

Along with Office 2008 updates and announced Macintosh Business Unit hiring, Microsoft has also bestowed blessings upon older Office users (2004) with the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update and version 1.0 of their Open XML File Format Converter for Mac. The Office 2004 update […] Read more »

Salesforce Founder and and EVP Parker Harris gives us a peek into how his company built the architecture for its software-as-a-service model and what will make up the future of platforms. (Om and Fortune Senior Writer Michael Copeland are doing the interview): Copeland: When you guys […] Read more »

Over at Structure 08, the GigaOM conference about cloud computing (where Chris and I are, respectively, live-streaming and live-blogging all day), Drew Perkins, the CTO of optical transport equipment maker Infinera, tells us his company is having to rapidly scale its technology as the Internet grows. […] Read more »

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