Stories for May. 21, 2008

Did you know that both Tom Hanks and Crispin Glover made appearances on the sitcom Family Ties? Enjoy those before-they-were-stars moments courtesy of CBS, which added Ties and a slew of classic TV shows to its online lineup. The network is new streaming episodes of The […] Read more »

Ocean seeding startup Climos said back in March that it had become the world’s first venture capital-backed startup planning to attempt the controversial technique of fertilizing the oceans with iron to fight climate change; Climos was able to convince Tesla Chairman Elon Musk and Braemar Energy […] Read more »

Well this press release makes perfect sense when you think about it. In fact, we probably should have seen this coming. Celio has just joined the Citrix Ready Program, making the REDFLY an even more attractive tool for the enterprise. And for those running a data […] Read more »

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Executives at Time Warner concerned with how to spin out its Time Warner Cable division seem to believe that saddling a cash-generating business in an increasingly competitive market with a lot of debt is good. It’s good for Time Warner Cable shareholders (including Time Warner), who […] Read more »

So you thought you’d escaped the cubicle farm when you decided to put down roots in your local coworking community? Think again! The cubicle is back! At Leeds’ The Round Foundry in the UK, entrepreneurs in the creative and digital industries can opt for traditional serviced […] Read more »

Reader Bob Kawaratani informed us that HP has released the Mini-Note for sale in Japan and at pricing competitive with the US pricing.  The high-end model with 2 GB of RAM, 160 GB hard drive and Vista Basic can be purchased for the equivalent of less […] Read more »

We cover a lot of different products here, hardware such as devices, gadgets and the like, and software that runs on that hardware.  We write a lot about both Microsoft and Apple products because that’s what we use every day. The recent coverage of my latest […] Read more »

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Moblyng, which was formerly known as Fliptrack, just raised $5.7 million to translate Flash content from the Web into videos or stills that can be viewed on most cell phones. As a transcoding junkie, I thought this was cool — until I realized that the company […] Read more »

Three years ago, when Google launched Google Maps for free, the whole world was agog with what you could find. One man who wasn’t thrilled: Jaron Waldman, founder of Los Angeles-based startup Placebase. He was contemplating starting a white-label mapping business when Google went and made […] Read more »

Michael Eisner spoke at the Microsoft advance08 conference Tuesday, delivering what the Seattle PI called his “Internet Content Manifesto.” The former head of Disney (and the guy who begat Prom Queen) talked about YouTube’s place in the digital landscape, the length of web programming and how […] Read more »

Love it or hate it, Twitter, a service that embodies our narcissism, is one that we can’t stop talking about. Even though it’s still a tool of the tech-elite, the San Francisco-based startup that came out of Ev Williams’ Odeo has become a favorite among the […] Read more »

Stories for May. 20, 2008

Widgets, Facebook Applications, OpenSocial Web 2.0 gee gaws – you got one of those, well you can get funded. And when I say funded, I mean really funded, even though many of these companies are still struggling to find a business model. This lack of a […] Read more »

Robert Scoble, the tech commentator who took his interview show from PodTech to Fast Company earlier this year, is working on a new show with online video studio Revision3, he disclosed today at a conference and later confirmed on Twitter. The show is to be called […] Read more »

Bebo, which recently lost its successful web drama KateModern, tomorrow launches a replacement of sorts: The Gap Year. The twist is, it’s a reality show, produced by Endemol. Over the last six months Bebo and Endemol have whittled down the entrants to six young people who […] Read more »

VCs might dismiss small startups as “lifestyle companies,” since with only small investments needed they’re often too small for big VC firms to work with. But for the entrepreneurs themselves, it’s a way to keep control and avoid dilution. And there may be another reason not to take money, particularly if you’re targeting other small-businesses as customers: Personality. Read more »

Gizmodo is “confirming” that Apple will release a 3G iPhone next month at WWDC. This is a fairly widely circulated rumor – Gizmodo isn’t saying anything new, but is just betting all of their chips that it’s true. Leo Laporte has mentioned a couple of times […] Read more »

The US Patent Office has approved an Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) patent for what looks like an instant messenger application for the iPhone, with som… Read more »

Investment Up in Wind-Power Transmission Lines: Last week Boone Pickens vowed to build his own transmission lines for his giant wind farm and this week OGE says it will build 140 miles of transmission lines for 700 MW of wind power – Environmental Capital. Ener1 Raises […] Read more »

Well, it’s about time the s**t hit the fan. RedLasso, which has continually insisted that it would soon sign licensing deals for the TV content it rips and makes available to bloggers, has received a cease and desist letter from NBC, CBS, and FOX asking it […] Read more »

When it comes to the operations of Internet businesses, 99.999 percent uptime, or five nines, is one of the critical metrics of reliability. Yet that metric — essentially the ability to say that users will reliably be able to reach a business’ web site 99.999 percent […] Read more »

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