Stories for Jul. 3, 2008

The move took place less than a week ago and I am pretty much settled in my new office.  The new Mobile Tech Manor is almost fully done as far as setting up and unpacking goes and since I have been getting questioned as to when […] Read more »

Miasole Raising $200M, $1.2B Valuation?: VentureWire reports that the thin film solar company is looking to raise between $200 and $220 million, at a valuation of $1.2 billion. That’s a little more than half of what Nanosolar was reported to be valued at. — VentureWire via […] Read more »

Today, on the Station, we found out how they sell light bulbs in Thailand, and whether or not the US dollar contains secret Masonic messages. And we also reviewed the new Instablogs podcast Global Report, which uses its resources as a citizen journalism depot to gather […] Read more »

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Word processors have gotten so good at creating rich documents that many web workers never reach for a desktop publishing package. For creating really great looking documents, though, desktop publishing can give you many types of flexibililty and precision that word processors don’t offer. For a […] Read more »

While the opposition to building new coal plants continues to grow, perhaps we should also add a lesser-known villain to the climate change culprit list: flat-screen TVs. Research is being conducted by Professor Michael Prather on a greenhouse gas called nitrogen trifluoride that’s used to make […] Read more »

An interesting story by Robert MacMillan on the slow death of, well, newspaper industry stock analysts, amidst the doom and gloom scenario o… Read more »

A lot of folks are anxiously awaiting the iPhone 3G and taking advantage of the AT&T 3G network but as Gear Diary points out unless you’re in a fairly top market area you might not get 3G coverage.  The AT&T coverage map they produced got me […] Read more »

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After toiling on the web for years, online sitcom Break A Leg has finally landed a sponsorship deal…for its season finale. Holiday Inn Express will sponsor the show, which according to series creator Yuri Baranovsky will be broken up into seven or eight parts that are […] Read more »

An unusual notice appeared on the 37signals blog today: On August 15th, 2008 we will begin phasing out support for Internet Explorer 6 across all 37signals products. In order to continue using the products without any hiccups, Internet Explorer 6 users should upgrade to a newer […] Read more »

You just had to squeeze a little more work in on this Fourth of July holiday, didn’t you? Well, we’re glad you stopped by. But before your fire up the BBQ, take a minute to catch up on what you might have missed over at NewTeeVee. […] Read more »

I sure love my job but you’ve probably figured that out by now.  Not my "real" job, no the job I really love is this blogging job.  Sure it is a job like any other but I love doing it so much that it doesn’t feel […] Read more »

Some of the air in the SSD price was let out of Apple’s thinnest notebook: Ars Technica notes that the 64 GB flash drive option has dropped by $400. The configuration they looked at actually dropped by $500, but $100 of the lower cost is due […] Read more »

Google has released a Google Talk client for the iPhone that allows instant messaging as long as the application is open. I’d like to think of this as a nifty way around rising texting costs, but that’s unlikely, given how much time my phone spends in […] Read more »

The rising cost of powering a data center — not “saving the environment” — has been behind a good deal of the greening of information technology. A report out today from ABI Research says cell phone carriers are facing a similar cost problem and are trying […] Read more »

For a while there, covering the chip industry was like covering a race run by a rabbit and a cheetah. AMD was the rabbit, while Intel — with its much larger market cap and greater profits — was the cheetah. Evey now and then the rabbit […] Read more »

Video search engines haven’t found their place in the world quite yet, but after what happened with web search it’d be stupid to count them out. Now AT&T, after securing the exclusive license to use technology from the stealthy startup Divvio for the consumer market, is […] Read more »

There is a lot of buzz surrounding music labels’ agreements to sell DRM-free music in marketplaces other than the iTunes Music Store. The problem is that they miss the big picture. They don’t pay attention to the two things that really matter. People want to be […] Read more »

With online office applications improving in quality all the time, they’re rapidly becoming the tool of choice for web workers. Between the ability to access your documents anywhere, the easy sharing, and the automatic backups, I know more and more people who are using these services. […] Read more »

ABC.com Viewers Mostly Women; it must be the McDreamy effect — a whopping 85 percent of the network site’s overall audience is female. (Silicon Alley Insider) Comcast Invests in Cartiza Networks; amount of seed investment in the developer of WiMax equipment for mobile broadband data, video […] Read more »

Speculation that Google is working with French ISPs to build out a Gallic WiMax network has folks at Fierce Wireless wondering if Google may push open broadband overseas by investing in WiMax deployments. They point to a report in a French paper that says Google has […] Read more »

The U.S. isn’t taking aggressive enough action — or much action at all — on climate change, according to a report released today by the World Wildlife Fund and German insurer Allianz. In fact the “G8 Climate Scorecards” place the U.S. at the bottom of the […] Read more »

Traveling with notebooks can be stressful what with the security dance that must be done at the airport.  I’ve always felt that putting my baby alone in that plastic bin only to see it disappear from view in the X-ray machine was rather off-putting if not […] Read more »

While solar projects are getting slated for the deserts of California and Arizona, New Mexico’s four largest utilities have done a public shout out to bring in a very large solar project to their state. El Paso Electric, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Xcel Energy […] Read more »

One of the notable shortcomings of the iPhone is the lack of a chat client. Oh sure, SMS looks like iChat – but we all know that you’re really paying for each of those messages you’re shooting off. So we could wait for Apple to open […] Read more »

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