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A Preoccupying Book About The Future

November 6th, 2011  |  Source: MarketForum.com/Amazon.com

 

By guest reviewer Alex McCallum, Moderator of www.MarketForum.com

Changing Our World: Solutions for a Future

http://www.amazon.com/Changing-Our-World-Solutions-Future/dp/0983100608/...


Facebook Building Massive 120 MW Server Farm Near Arctic Circle

November 2nd, 2011  |  Source: SustainableBusiness.com News

 

Facebook is building Europe's largest server farm near the Arctic Circle in Sweden, because the severe cold will keep the servers cool naturally - lowering the energy required to crunch data from its 800 million users. 


The Lulea Data Center, in Lulea Sweden, will be just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Power for the mammoth 120 megawatt server farm will be supplied by nearby hydropower plants that produce twice the electricity as the Hoover Dam!


Banks Back Down on Debit Card Fees

October 31st, 2011  |  Source: LowCards.com

By guest blogger Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com

Some banks are backing down on planned monthly debit card fees after angry protests from customers and condemnations from both Congress and President
Obama.

 

 

Some consumers had even declared this Saturday, November 5, as
'Bank Transfer Day.'

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Zipcar's Impact On How People Use Cars Is Enormous

October 29th, 2011  |  Source: Fast Company

After a year of Zipcar availability in Baltimore, a survey finds that Zipcar membership means less driving, more public transportation, more exercise, and better quality of life for everyone.

Zipcar debuted in Baltimore a year ago. The company has since gathered feedback from the new Zipcar drivers there to determine exactly what happens once car sharing is introduced in a city.


Patent troll: Billion-Dollar Patent Lawyer Hunting Facebook, Twitter

October 27th, 2011  |  Source: Paid Content

Patent troll is a pejorative term used for a person or company that enforces its patents against one or more alleged infringers in a manner considered by the target or observers as unduly aggressive or opportunistic, often with no intention to manufacture or market the patented invention.

 

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Capitol Gains: Are members of Congress guilty of insider trading—and does it matter?

October 13th, 2011  |  Source: The Atlantic

IN 1995, WHEN Alan Ziobrowski was an associate professor of finance at Lander University, in South Carolina, he found himself at home one night watching “one of those 60 Minutes–type shows.”

That evening’s story caught his interest: Gregory Boller, a professor of marketing at the University of Memphis, had found some striking coincidences in which members of Congress, between 1990 and 1995, bought or sold stock in companies that could be affected by ongoing government activity.


The age of flower towers

October 8th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com

Architects are tackling the problems of the concrete jungle with ambitious schemes using green technology to grow forests in the sky.

 


HP Chairman Ray Lane: A profile in courage

September 26th, 2011  |  Source: Real Dan Lyons.com

 

HP board chairman Ray Lane is lashing out at critics who are pinning the blame for HP’s mess on the board of directors, who are described in this New York Times article as the “worst board in the history of business.”


Melting Arctic sea-ice and shipping routes

September 25th, 2011  |  Source: The Economist

Within four years, Arctic sea-ice cover has twice reached record lows




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