Stories for May. 15, 2008

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I guess those rumors about NBC and Apple working things out aren’t going that well. Tonight on The Office, instead of Michael browsing the iTunes Store for music to make a mix cd for the new HR girl, Michael was browsing the Amazon MP3 store. Guess […] Read more »

Don’t blame me for getting caught up in the whole hoopla around media-buying-media…we media types are known for being narcissists. Blame me for not being able to blog about the new beta of Adobe Flash Player 10, which has built-in P2P features and is able to […] Read more »

We are inching close to Structure 08 and are trying hard to round out the speaker list and the agenda. Our friends at Techcrunch wrote nice things about the upcoming conference on their blog today. I have been spending a lot of time researching the topics […] Read more »

– NTT DoCoMo: NTT DoCoMo (NYSE: DCM) is making a bunch of changes to its executive team. Most importantly, Ryuji Yamada will be promoted to… Read more »

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MIT Researchers Boost Fuel Cell Power: MIT engineers are using a new material that boosts the power output of direct methanol fuel cells by 50 percent and reduces material costs. The applications for such technology include mobile electronics – Press release. Farm Bill, with Energy Provisions, […] Read more »

Just to keep track of things, T-Mobile is the subject of a class-action suit for billing for unwanted premium content. This follows Sprint a… Read more »

Everyone’s weighed in on CBS’ $1.8 billion acquisition of CNET, but no one’s really talking about how the deal impacts their web video efforts. Liz thinks CBS is hipper than CNET when it comes to web video, but how will the two companies join forces? We […] Read more »

CBS’ (NYSE: CBS) acquisition of CNET (NSDQ: CNET) for $1.8 billion is already prompting some predictable shoulder shrugging from folks wonde… Read more »

Even though Silicon Valley electric vehicle startup Tesla started “regular” production of its first vehicle, the Roadster, in March, it won’t be producing cars with the permanent transmission until September, the company said Thursday afternoon. Tesla also says that initial production of the Roadster has been […] Read more »

I told you about my EVDO modem problem and my nice call to tech support earlier this week.  I was told during that call that they would overnight me another v740 ExpressCard modem to replace the apparently defective one causing my connectivity problem.  During the call […] Read more »

The New York Times had an article today about the loss of women in the science and technology fields as they hit their 30s and beyond. It cites a report that blames a macho culture intrinsic to those fields. But it’s possible that readers in the […] Read more »

Remember the dot-com boom, when countless web workers were able to take a business plan written on a scrap of paper to potential investors and get funding? The investment community doesn’t play quite as fast and loose with business plans as it did back then, but […] Read more »

It’s fitting that San Francisco decided to announce a major boost in solar power capacity during a week in which the sun is blazing down on the city with an unseasonable intensity. San Francisco has approved plans for solar startup Recurrent Energy to build and operate […] Read more »

When planning a vacation, it’s hard to find good information on the web.  UpTake, now out of private beta, tries to help with that process by assessing keywords and returning user comments from across the web to help you find great travel destinations based on your […] Read more »

While the ISP part of Cox Communications is busy interfering with its customers’ BitTorrent traffic, the cable part of the company is trying to improve its customers’ experience. The country’s third-largest cable operator tapped NDS Group earlier this week to revamp its user interface. Not only […] Read more »

SMS text messages are the unsung heroes of messaging; this low-fi 140-character medium has for years kept us connected to each other and is fasting becoming one of the key enablers for ubiquitous computing and the personal infrastructure of the web worker. kwiry is the latest […] Read more »

The fledgling Google Friend Connect service lost one of its major selling points today, when Facebook announced: Just as we’ve been forced to do for other applications that redistribute data in a way users might not expect or understand, we’ve had to suspend Friend Connect’s access […] Read more »

There is a big brouhaha today over Cox Communications blocking BitTorrent traffic, leading to outrage over what amounts to interference with the open Internet. The brouhaha is the result of a research study by Max Planck Institute, which found Cox, Comcast and (Singapore’s) StarHub to be […] Read more »

Dada Entertainment and Sony BMG have signed a deal to make full-length DRM-free MP3s available to Dada’s subscribers. The service charges $9… Read more »

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