Stories for Jun. 20, 2008

Danny Kolke, Founder and CTO of Etelos, maker of the Etelos Marketplace and the Etelos Platform, is a thought leader in the areas of software as a service and Web-based applications. Danny works with developers and businesses alike building and distributing Web-based software as a service. […] Read more »

The economy being what it is, more folks than ever are hanging out their shingles as web workers. Whether this is the fulfillment of a long-held dream, or the result of a corporate downsizing, I’m seeing an upswing of people asking for advice on how to […] Read more »

Seesmic, the San Francisco-based startup devoted to online video conversations, has raised $6 million in a Series B round of funding led by Omidyar Network and Wellington Partners. See a video from Pierre Omidyar below: In addition to its portal for webcam conversations, Seesmic also powers […] Read more »

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If you find your busy lifestyle leaves you no time to recycle your old gizmos, no worries, e-cycling just got more convenient, for a price. Minneapolis-headquartered Zip Express Installations has added in-home recycling of e-waste to their next-day electronics installation services. Now when you buy a […] Read more »

Portability is important to web workers. When I work outside, I bring with me my laptop and mobile phone. How I wish I can bring my printer with me. There are times when I would rush to a meeting, thinking that I’m fully prepared, only to […] Read more »

SolFocus, which makes systems that concentrate sunlight onto solar cells, has been slowly adding to its war chest over the last year. And according to a report out today from VentureWire, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company isn’t done fundraising just yet, and is looking to add […] Read more »

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56.com, a leading Chinese online video site, has been offline since June 3rd, and though the official explanation is server upgrades, it’s widely believed the site ran into trouble with government regulators. 56.com was among a group of top Chinese video sites that were recently denied […] Read more »

The 16×16 icon for RSS feeds is pretty much universally recognized by web workers. Many of us are familiar with the little star in the Firefox 3 “awesomebar” for indicating bookmarks as well. Now there’s a new potential addition to the address bar: the Universal Edit […] Read more »

In an interview published this morning in the Financial Times, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said he wouldn’t be looking to pick up any other Internet companies just because the Yahoo deal failed. One can only imagine how far shares of Facebook would have plummeted on that […] Read more »

FON showed great promise, attacking the fragmented wifi hotspot market and placing pressure on 3G broadband providers by harnessing the energy of the very people that would benefit from its service. The promise of a disruptive user-owned global wifi network was a large part of the company’s marketing, playing on the iconography and language of revolution. With $22m in funding from Google, Skype and venture capitalists, the company seemed poised for success…so what went wrong? Read more »

Corporate spin alert: Verizon’s president and COO, Dennis Strigl, in a speech this week suggested that three-quarters of American households have two broadband providers to choose from. He went on to compare the broadband penetration of Massachusetts and New Jersey with that of Korea and Japan. I think his analogy needs a closer look. Read more »

Joining the Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and TF1 lawsuits, Spain’s Telecinco channel is the latest to sue YouTube, claiming intellectual property infringement. Mario Rodriguez, general secretary of the country’s number-one network, said “YouTube was hurting Telecinco by airing episodes of popular television shows which the chain holds […] Read more »

Joining the Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and TF1 lawsuits, Spain’s Telecinco channel is the latest to sue YouTube, claiming intellectual property infringement. Mario Rodriguez, general secretary of the country’s number-one network, said “YouTube was hurting Telecinco by airing episodes of popular television shows which the chain holds […] Read more »

Parisians can thank their progressive, socialist mayor for a plan to make the city a friendly place for green-minded commuters. As The Guardian reports, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë yesterday said that by the end of 2009, some 4,000 electric cars will be scattered throughout the city […] Read more »

T. Boone Pickens is set to spend $12 billion on the world’s largest wind farm in the Texas panhandle, but his water investment in the area — around a $100 million so far — could make an equally big splash for the ex-oilman. According to Business […] Read more »

Stories for Jun. 19, 2008

That’s it. France will officially endorsed its three-strikes-and-your-out music piracy proposal and will introduce the measure in January. T… Read more »

On February 27th, Apple announced that it had sold 4 billion songs total in the iTunes Music Store. Today, Apple quietly announced that it has now sold over 5 billion songs. Let’s do some quick math. It has been 114 days. One billion songs in 114 […] Read more »

Israel is getting a pond scum-to-fuel plant. This week Seattle-based startup Inventure Chemical clarified its partnership with Israeli algae-producer Seambiotic. The two companies say together they willbuild a pilot algae-to-biofuel plant that will use algae fed with carbon emissions. (We previously profiled Inventure here) The joint […] Read more »

Yahoo will add video to a new release of cricket.yahoo.com, said Satish Menon, head of the company’s video syndication platform division, when we spoke on a panel at Supernova on Wednesday. We live-streamed a short interview with Menon after the panel (see above) Menon emailed us […] Read more »

Mac-using baseball fans rejoice! Out of the Park Developments has released Out of the Park Baseball 9 (OOTP 9), a major update to its professional baseball simulator. For those unfamiliar with it, OOTP 9 allows you to play general manager of a professional baseball team. OOTP […] Read more »

Intel’s SpectraWatt Gets Silicon from PV Crystalox Solar: We already told you chipmaker Intel spun out solar startup Spectrawatt. Now the spin-off has sourced its silicon for the next five years from PV Crystalox Solar – Gunter Portfolio. ZENN Moving to Sell EVs in Canada: ZENN […] Read more »

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