Stories for Jun. 23, 2008

Japan Reconsiders Solar Incentives: The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry says it will take another look at solar incentives that could halve the cost of solar – Reuters. Japanese Airline to Test Second Gen Biofuel: Tokyo-based Japan Airlines says it will work with Boeing […] Read more »

Need a quick break from the grind? WWD sister site NewTeeVee Station now brings you Watercooler Clips, a selection from our collection of what’s good, interesting and/or of note in the online video world — whatever the web is talking about at the virtual watercooler. Today, […] Read more »

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In-Fusio, the France-based mobile gaming firm, has received a new round of late stage funding from French IT Expansion Capital Fund, Occam C… Read more »

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If you’re at all involved with web site analytics, you probably use Google Analytics. It does a very good job of providing many views of how traffic is coming to a site, traffic trends, and more. However, it can be very useful to add alternative analytics […] Read more »

All broadband was not created equal, as we all well know. But this fact was painfully illustrated to Tejpaul Bhatia when he was working for ESPN, where he was part of a team tasked with taking the ESPN 360 video platform around the world and matching […] Read more »

Actually, it’s getting to be too late to worry about the effects of a billion PCs: according to the analysts over at Gartner, the worldwide installed base of PCs has recently crossed the one billion mark. The Gartnerites say that the second billion should take less […] Read more »

Even as numerous U.S. ethanol producers could shutter a substantial portion of their plants over the coming months, Danish enzyme producer Novozymes appears unphased. The company said this morning that it plans to build an enzyme production facility in Blair, Neb., that will cost between $80 […] Read more »

Following the delay of keynote speaker Elizabeth Edwards, the Personal Democracy Forum had to rework its morning schedule. After a panel whi… Read more »

NewTeeVee Station: Remembering George Carlin. His best videos have been ranked and collated for your viewing pleasure. NewTeeVee: ABC wants what Veoh has — traffic — and is willing to pay for it, which means Veoh’s now an ABC affiliate of the online kind. Could this […] Read more »

I’m in one of those periods when everything is high priority and there’s a whole lot of everything at once. One of those months where every day is a Monday. You’ve been there. You feel like you’re in a rodeo. I spent the last three days […] Read more »

You are no doubt aware that this week is Bill Gates’ last one as a full-time Microsoft employee and there are no shortage of "last" interviews with Mr. Gates.  I wouldn’t want to bother him for an interview at this time that is no doubt a […] Read more »

Rubber recycling startup Lehigh Technologies today confirmed that it recently received funding from green VC bigwig Kleiner Perkins and London-based Index Ventures. The five-year-old Naples, Florida-based startup, which freezes and pulverizes scrapped tires and sells the rubber powder, added that the investment came in at a […] Read more »

Wimbledon starts today, and you can catch all the action online through the magic of livestreaming. Well, you can catch it if you run a Windows machine and if you want to pay $24.99 (though we have some free passes — keep reading). But will this […] Read more »

I love using Google Maps now that you can easily drag the routes for easy customizations. I see some upside for QuikMaps too though. It brings ink & annotations to non-Tablet PCs using the traditional mouse. Granted, an active digitizer and pen will beat a mouse […] Read more »

Over at NewTeeVee Station, Liz Shannon Miller posted a collection of favorite George Carlin rants. Head on over to watch a video or two. C’mon, it’s the equivalent of a moment of silence considering the guy we’re all remembering today. To start you off, below is […] Read more »

Outsourcing compute power is wonderful — until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, when an Amazon Web Service goes down it’s hard to know why, and it’s even harder to know how well a particular cloud is performing in the first place. To make the cloud more transparent, […] Read more »

Here’s another reason Obama should keep the corn ethanol industry at arm’s length — close to three quarters of U.S. ethanol plants, or 123 of America’s 160 operating ethanol plants, are at risk of being shuttered in the coming months, according to Citigroup analyst David Driscoll. […] Read more »

We’ve looked at the importance of reputation management before – the idea that you really need to keep track of who is talking about you on the web, so you can step in to the conversation. Watchlister is a new service offering to help keep you […] Read more »

G4 Power Up Issues Mail.. Problems.. Please Help? iChat iSync with my N73 iSight not working? Read more »

CDNetworks Partners with Nirvanix; two companies will provide unified cloud storage and content delivery. (Businesswire) MoGreet Raises $2.5 Million; mobile video messaging service gets second round from sole investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson, which previously provided $1.2 million. (VentureBeat) Personal Democracy Forum Vidcasting; catch live interviews with […] Read more »

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