Stories for Jun. 18, 2008

New research indicates that online videos get the majority of their views soon after they’re posted. Of 10,916 videos with at least 1,000 views after 90 days, half of those views happened over the first two weeks, according to a study by video analytics firm TubeMogul. […] Read more »

Twice a year, the computing world waits to hear whose processors and which vendors will claim the equivalent of a gold medal for building one of the world’s fastest supercomputers as measured by the Top 500 nonprofit. This year it was IBM’s $100 million Roadrunner machine, […] Read more »

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Microsoft has bought TV ad targeting company Navic in a move to build out an ad platform that extends across all media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Navic creates interactive TV ads and, through its Admira network, works with cable companies to deliver ads […] Read more »

Keep an eye out on Copenhagen-based help desk-on-demand company Zendesk. The firm, started by Mikkel Svane, just raised half a million dollars in seed money from angel investors including Pageflakes co-founder Christoph Janz. Just like 37Signals offers you project management tools or hosted chat, Zendesk offers […] Read more »

Having worked too late into the night and woken up too early, I am in no mood to write today and actually will be spending my time talking to people in the hope of finding one or two great nuggets worth reading for our readers. But […] Read more »

McCain headed to oil country Tuesday to speak in Houston, Texas, about his energy plan, which he announced would include a call to lift the federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling. With gas over $4 a gallon, many Republicans are calling for a lift on the […] Read more »

While you are waiting for the iPhone to be released this July, why not head out to an Apple Store and learn something? The stores in New York provide for plenty of opportunities to become familiar with a number of applications. Myself, I want to know […] Read more »

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You Blackberry owners can rejoice with the release of  IM client, Instango.  Instango works with GTalk, ICQ, Yahoo, AIM, MSN, QQ, Jabber and Gadu-Gadu for starters.  You’ll have to sign up for an account but it looks like Instango does email and RSS in addition to […] Read more »

Protus significantly expanded their service offerings today with the announcement of their acquisition of GOT Corporation, providers of the Campaigner and Campaigner Pro email marketing services. The addition of email marketing tools to their existing suite of services makes this a compelling offering for the web […] Read more »

United Airlines is rolling out a new feature for its first-class and business customers. iPhone and iPod users will be able to view their own personalized entertainment when flying internationally. With my first international flight I traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland. I wish I had the freedom […] Read more »

We use Skype just about every day here on jkOnTheRun with Kevin and I in different time zones and we’d be lost without it.  We usually keep the latest beta versions of Skype installed although typically we will wait a few days after one is released […] Read more »

If you spend your days immersed in the web, you know there are a lot of ways to try to get the news that matters, from mainstream news sites to social networks to RSS feeds. New site oursignal is designed to take the firehose of information […] Read more »

Running a video startup isn’t a cakewalk. Despite its rising impact on the media business in particular and the population in general, the sector has few exit trophies on its shelf. Turning profits remains a distant dream and even investors are reluctant to open their check books any further. No surprise we are seeing some chief executives move on from their current gigs. Continue Reading. Read more »

Ethernet inventor turned cleantech venture capitalist Bob Metcalfe says a series of investment bubbles have swept up GreenFuel, the algae startup that he’s been leading as CEO for the past year. That would include not only the general global-warming bubble, which he says Al Gore has […] Read more »

Stories for Jun. 17, 2008

 The big news tonight is business social network LinkedIn raised $53 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1 billion. The new round is led by Bain Capital (the same genius investors who also funded Vonage) brings the total money raised by the company […] Read more »

Since you can’t currently find any Mac minis on the Apple Store refurbished site, you might want to check this out. MacMinicolo.net is selling some of the machines that they have been using. They have two models up right now, both 1.83 GHz, Core 2 Duo. […] Read more »

Set-top boxes have been poppin’ up all over the place this past year. You can’t swing a dead LOLcat without hitting some newfangled device being built or upgraded to bridge oldteevee with the newteevee. To help you keep up with the growing number of options, we […] Read more »

Last year, Bank of America launched its mobile banking service, which as their website name claims, allows you to bank from anywhere. (You can even watch the uber-cheesy videos that explain it if you want.) Last week Bank of America announced that it has hit over […] Read more »

Flickr, one of the few acquisitions that Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has not messed up, at least on the product side, is now seeing the two co-founde… Read more »

EnerNOC Signs Up With TVA: EnerNOC has contracted with the Tennessee Valley Authority, the largest U.S. public utility, to provide a minimum of 110 megawatts of demand response capacity – EnerNOC. UK Electrifies Cars with ‘Elektrobays’: EDF energy has started to roll out charging stations for […] Read more »

Skype users who are accustomed to the IM-like nature of the current software are in for a change with a new beta version to be released tomorrow for Windows that takes up the entire PC desktop screen. Om says over at GigaOM that the new size […] Read more »

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