Slacker Premium Radio will offer all the features of Radio Plus--no ads, no skip limits, mobile station caching--with the added benefit of on-demand functionality. … Read more
On Wednesday morning, subscribers to the indie-music download service Amie Street received an e-mail announcing that the company had been bought by Amazon. Existing customers get a $5 gift certificate to Amazon's MP3 store and must download all the music they've paid for by September 22.
Amie Street started by offering music from independent labels and digital distributors like The Orchard, and it was a pioneer of demand-based pricing--all downloads on the site started off being available for … Read more
Intel said Friday that its third-quarter revenue will be below the company's prior outlook.
The world's largest chipmaker now expects third-quarter revenue to be $11 billion, plus or minus $200 million, compared with the previous expectation of between $11.2 and $12 billion.
Revenue has been squeezed by weaker than expected demand for consumer PCs in "mature" markets, but inventories across the supply chain appear to be in-line with the company's revised expectations, Intel said.
A lawsuit filed in federal court last week alleges that a group of well-known Web sites, including those owned by Disney, Warner Bros. Records, and Demand Media, broke the law by secretly tracking the Web movements of their users, including children.
Attorneys representing a group of minors and their parents filed the suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, records show. The suit alleges that Clearspring Technologies, a software company that creates widgets and also offers a way to serve ads via widgets, is at the center of the wrongdoing.
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The company filed an S1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday. The SEC filing reveals that Demand's revenues in 2009 were $114 million, with losses of $22 million. Demand hasn't yet specified a value for the IPO or the index on which it plans to trade.
The Santa Monica, Calif.-based Demand popularized the model that has become known as a "content farm" or &… Read more
It's summertime but the living isn't easy if you work for a utility. High heat, leading to heavy air conditioning loads, puts a strain on grid operators' ability to keep electricity flowing to the grid, as happened earlier this month in the Northeast region of the United States.
A report from Lux Research released on Wednesday says this peak demand time has given an entry point for three types of technologies to curb electricity usage: demand response, solar, and storage.
Because each technology has its own limitations, continuing with the current method of using natural gas "peaker … Read more
During a few hours of last week's East Coast heat wave, thousands of megawatts worth of electricity--enough to power hundreds of thousands of homes--were temporarily removed from the grid, a practice grid operators expect to do more often to weather energy supply crunches on the grid.
PJM, which operates the wholesale electricity market in 13 states, on Monday reported that it put into effect an "emergency" demand response program last week, tapping over 2,500 megawatts worth of energy reductions, dispersed over thousands of sites, to ensure that electricity flowed during times of peak demand.
The last … Read more
Walk through the produce aisles of any grocery store and on the outsides of avocados, pomegranates, mushrooms, and just about everything else you'll see an astonishing number of stickers and labels advertising various kinds of quality standards: certified organic, fair-trade, all-natural, locally grown, and so forth.
Might we soon be seeing the same kinds of labels on digital content?
A small trade group called the Internet Content Syndication Council (ICSC) has been circulating a document since late May--highlighted Tuesday in an AdWeek article--to drum up industry concern about "content mills," a fast-growing sector of the … Read more
Early demand for the iPhone 4 that exceeded supply could put Apple at risk and is prompting frustrated customers to consider competing smartphones, according to a new report from iSuppli.
Though Apple and its partners racked up 600,000 preorders for the iPhone 4 in one day and sold 1.7 million units in just three days, iSuppli believes the early heavy demand has come at some cost to the company.
WASHINGTON--As utilities seek out future energy sources on the grid, tapping thousands of home water heaters is becoming an increasingly attractive choice over building new power plants.
Efficiency, long considered the cheapest way to meet energy demand, is becoming one of the most important "fuels" for grid operators, according to utility executives. Whether driven by regulators or rising energy costs, shaving electricity use of appliances or plug-in electric vehicles through smart-grid technologies is a key piece of the industry's long-term game plan, they said at the Kema Utility of the Future conference here last week.
Companies as … Read more