Stories for May. 22, 2008

Houston’s own Dwight Silverman is now officially a TWiT as he recently guested on the great This Week in Tech (TWiT) podcast with Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, John C. Dvorak, and crew.  This is a well-deserved honor for Dwight who is one of the most knowledgeable […] Read more »

A deal between solar producer SunEdison and power company Duke Energy could produce the largest solar photovoltaic farm in the United States. Built and operated by SunEdison, the farm will be located in Davidson County, N.C., and, at 21.5 megawatts, is likely to be the largest […] Read more »

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TechRadar offers up the first installment of a three-part interview with a Samsung R&D Engineer who shares news of Samsung’s UMPC plans. The company isn’t abandoning the UMPC market by any means and will continue to tweak the Q1 line with a refresh in the first […] Read more »

This week, Lycos unveiled Webon, their new drag-and-drop Web site builder and the moment I heard about it, I had to jump on it. With the proliferation of blogs, blogging and blog publishing sites, I was struggling to find a free, easy-to-use Web-based site builder. You […] Read more »

It seems more and more attention is being placed on how to convert Twitter into a productivity tool. We’ve certainly seen an increase in the number of helpful Twitter bots which continue to bring a lot of useful functionality to the ubiquitous messaging platform. Keeping track […] Read more »

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The last time threw an Internet Party, more than 1.5 million people showed up to watch. The comedy site is hoping to strike gold again with the aptly-titled Internet Party 2: An Intervention for MySpace. (The video embed code had autoplay, so it’s embedded after […] Read more »

Startups looking to sell the next generation of batteries for our electric and hybrid vehicles will have to grow big fast to grab lucrative deals with the automakers. While A123 Systems is preparing an IPO to bring in funds for growth, a startup called International Battery, […] Read more »

Stories for May. 21, 2008

I spent most of the day digging up more information on Twitter and its new round of funding that I reported last night. The update is that Twitter reached an agreement with investors today to raise $15 million in funding at around $80 million pre-money valuation. […] Read more »

It’s a green marketing blitz from Hewlett Packard today. Amid announcements of greener packaging, labeling, manufacturing and energy managment there are some interesting bits — and some disappointing things. Among the interesting is HP’s goal of greening its printers, both improving the overall energy efficiency of […] Read more »

Dr. Lawrence Roberts led ARPANET, the team that birthed the Internet as we know it today. The ARPANET cluster included distinguished individuals such as Vint Cerf, who created the core protocol TCP/IP that underlies the infrastructure of our modern IP-based communication systems. We are proud to […] Read more »

Vinod Khosla vs. WSJ – Biofuel Battle: In an interview last week Vinod Khosla said Big Oil was helping run a smear campaign against biofuels. WSJ took offense, calling Khosla on the claim. Strong words were exchanged – VentureBeat. NorCal Signs on for $520M of Geothermal […] Read more »

If you use a number of different productivity applications, and especially if you cobmine Microsoft’s productivity applications with open source and freeware applications, Microsoft had big news today. The company has announced upcoming support in Microsoft Office 2007 for Open Document Format (ODF), which has been […] Read more »

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