Stories for Jan. 7, 2009

Canadian telco Bell Mobility has signed a deal with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (… Read more »

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Federal agencies including the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and the Environmental Protection Agency could have saved nearly $26 billion over the last eight years had they implemented more than 13,000 recommendations from the Inspectors General. That’s the finding in a new report released yesterday […] Read more »

The iPhone’s lack of any MMS capabilities was said to be on account of the versatile and full featured email support. If it’s so simple to send photos via email, why pay extra to send them via MMS? While that is a valid argument to a […] Read more »

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Data revenues are expected to double from $148 billion in 2007 to $347 billion in 2013 when they will represent about a third of mobile carr… Read more »

Nicholas Negroponte, the promoter of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, says that economic hard times have hit the OLPC effort, and the group will cut its staff by half; the remaining 32 employees will take a big salary cut. The work on version 2.0 continues, […] Read more »

Renkoo, a Redwood City, Calif-based startup that is fast approaching its fourth birthday is rebooting…again. Co-founded by Adam Rifkin (CEO) and Joyce Park (CTO), the company had launched Renkoo.com as a social planner, pitching themselves as Evite 2.0. But in 2007, the pair changed tactics and […] Read more »

Continental Airlines completed a 90-minute test flight this afternoon using biofuel derived from algae and jatropha. The twin-engine Boeing 737-800 flew out of Houston with one engine operating on a 50-50 blend of biofuels and conventional jet fuel, and the other using all conventional fuel for […] Read more »

At a press conference at CES today, Cisco’s CEO John Chambers talked about the router maker’s push beyond routers and into the home. As Om has said before, this is a well-worn path trod by Cisco in its need to continue its growth, but it’s pretty […] Read more »

The Eye-Fi folks are at it again. Just when I was considering their most recent product for my DLSR, they go and announce a new product. This SD card connects to WiFi networks like their other products, but the difference here is that it can send […] Read more »

Like many users, I’m pleased that the labels are finally allowing Apple to sell music free of DRM copy protection. Given that the labels have allowed this for many other vendors (Amazon, Wal-Mart, Zune Store, etc.) I think they’ve been flirting with collusion on the iTunes […] Read more »

I recently relocated to Tok, Alaska from Anchorage. Being in Anchorage seemed far removed enough from the happenings in my industry, but I’ve carved out a good stream of social media and web work clients both statewide and nationally even from the Last Frontier. Now, however, […] Read more »

Let’s leave aside ethical and moral considerations for the moment and think about what can be gained from contributing to the public domain. At first glance, there does not seem to be much solid ROI to be gained from giving away your work product, via something […] Read more »

FPL Group has given its energy generation business a flashy new name, changing it from FPL Energy to NextEra Energy Resources. FPL, based in Juno Beach, Fla. said the new name better reflects the unit, which it said is the largest producer of wind and solar […] Read more »

Netflix today announced that its streaming service will be coming to Vizio HD TV sets, allowing consumers to watch Netflix content without the need for an external set-top box. This latest partnership comes on the heels of a similar announcement Netflix made earlier this week with […] Read more »

This doesn’t bode well for WiMAX, which doesn’t have a ton of device support yet and really can’t afford to lose current support. MobileBurn indicates that Nokia is ending the life of the N810 WiMAX Edition Internet Tablet. In my opinion, the product was way ahead […] Read more »

I’m taking a breather in the CES Blogger Lounge and trying to collect some thoughts without spilling hot coffee on my lap. Although I haven’t been here long or seen too much, there’s definitely a common theme that keeps recurring. Unlike the other trade show in […] Read more »

I was walking down the hall at the Sands Expo Center at CES and ran across this gentleman working away on the floor: Rob works for BoingBoing and was gracious to let me interrupt his work session and we had a great chat about netbooks.  BoingBoing […] Read more »

When you hear that someone’s a “celebrity trainer,” the worst sort of Hollywood meathead stereotypes come to mind. But Eric Fleishman, otherwise known as Eric The Trainer, defies them. For one thing, he’s a bit of a good-natured goofball. And for another, he’s genuinely passionate about […] Read more »

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