Monthly Archives: February 2009

Kindle 2 Arrives to Fanfare, Disappointment

by Mielle Sullivan, Janus Networks Amazon shipped the second generation of its e-reader, the Kindle 2, this week and received considerable fanfare, considerable criticism and great expectation of the next Kindle. The Kindle 2 does vaunt some improvements on the first version: it is lighter, thinner, faster, has a bigger display and can view many […]

Hulu, Boxee and the Challenge of Web Television

by Mielle Sullivan, Janus Networks The long anticipated television/computer convergence hit a potentially crippling set back this week when Hulu, one of the most popular streaming video sites removed its content from Boxee, a popular Internet to TV integration app. Hulu had been available on Boxee since October. Both companies had gained followers and popularity […]

What’s Next for Twitter?

A few weeks ago, rumors started circulating that soon Twitter would start charging businesses to send out messages or tweets. These rumors made sense. The microblogging service has to pay cell phone carriers for tweets sent to handsets and since its inception the company has been running off of venture capital with no business model […]

Coming Soon: 3G Lightbulbs

by Mielle Sullivan, Janus Networks Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a method of producing LEDs that is three times more efficient than CFLs and makes bulbs that last for sixty years. Gallium nitride lights are already adorning monuments like Tower Bridge in London, but current production methods make them prohibitively expensive for […]