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 »

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Since you can’t currently find any Mac minis on the Apple Store refurbished site, you might want to check this out. 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 »

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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 »

Updated: Skype, the peer-to-peer VoIP provider and a division of eBay, wants to grow up – both as a company and as a communications utility. To that end, it is launching the beta version of its latest Skype client software. Josh Silverman, the company’s new CEO, […] Read more »

You may have followed the hubbub today about the release of Mozilla’s Firefox 3 browser. The company had declared today Download Day, in an effort to set a Guinness World Record for most software downloads in one day. Instead, Mozilla’s download servers were down until about midday and you couldn’t even visit the company’s home page. Firefox 3–the official version–is available for download now though. This is the browser most all web workers will want. Read more »

Solar energy is one of the most abundant resources out there, but how much electricity can we realistically expect to get from it over the next two decades? A new study estimates that between photovoltaics and concentrating solar power, enough could be produced to meet 10 […] Read more »

Mobile site provider Ubik has just come into open beta, so I took it for a spin. Unlike some similar services, which translate an existing site or RSS feed for mobile use, Ubik is designed to build new sites from scratch. The whole process is dead […] Read more »

Has it really been eleven months since the last major firmware upgrade for Verizon’s Palm Treo 700wx? Shucks, it has! Don’t think that "your precious" is ready to chuck down a Hobbit hole just yet… Treocentral has news of an update to Windows Mobile 6 for […] Read more »

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced today it has completed its acquisition of Trolltech, the Norway-based mobile and embedded software company, whos… Read more »

CNET (NSDQ: CNET) Networks, in the process of being bought by CBS Corp (NYSE: CBS). is buying Beijing-based 55BBS, a lifestyle and shopping… Read more »

Blog search engine Technorati today launched Technorati Media, an advertising network that would hopefully bring back its old glory and make their service once again compelling for bloggers. With most web workers maintaining their own blogs and monetizing through Google Adsense or other advertising networks, Technorati […] Read more »

It’s time to exhale: Our first Structure 08 conference, slated to be held on June 25th in San Francisco, is almost sold out. With a week to go we have just 25 tickets left, and I have to tell you that despite the long sleepless nights […] Read more »

Tidal TV, a startup trying to compete with Hulu and Joost with its offer of premium content, launched in beta last week. But just a couple days later, its CEO, Mollie Spilman, stepped down, for reasons that are not entirely clear. Scott Ferber, co-founder and chairman […] Read more »

Yahoo said today it has added five more partners to the list of carriers that uses its mobile search, bringing the total over the last 18 mo… Read more »

It used to be if you wanted business intelligence software for your company, you’d just write a check for $100,000 to Oracle, SAP or IBM, wait for the 18 cubic feet of paper documentation to arrive, then assign a few dozen programmers you had handy to […] Read more »

M2E Power, a startup building technology that can harness everyday motion to power gadgets, is currently developing an external charger for powering cell phones and mobile devices that could be available as early as 2009. The company sent us these pictures of the prototype of the […] Read more »

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