Stories for Jan. 22, 2009

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The Obama administration’s $825 billion economic recovery package, nicknamed the “Green New Deal,” is packed with references to doubling renewable energy generation, funding public transportation and energy-efficiency projects, and investing in clean water and environmental restoration. But it’s not just a present for the cleantech crowd […] Read more »

The Obama administration’s $825 billion economic recovery package, nicknamed the “Green New Deal,” is packed with references to doubling renewable energy generation, funding public transportation and energy-efficiency projects, and investing in clean water and environmental restoration. But it’s not just a present for the cleantech crowd […] Read more »

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UK broadcaster Channel 4 will slash its mobile offerings to save money, moving to automatic porting and away from bespoke mobile publishing.… Read more »

It’s understandably difficult for many people to embrace Google’s Chrome browser since it’s a little too bare-bones for most. For basic browsing or for productivity efforts in Google Docs, it’s great. I also enjoy using Chrome with FriendFeed and other JavaScript-heavy sites due to the fast […] Read more »

UK premium content regulator PhonepayPlus has released new rules for the mobile content industry following a 108 percent increase in mobile-… Read more »

Amid the discussion of universal broadband access, those without broadband get all of the attention. But what about the 17 percent of Americans who regardless of cost or access simply don’t want to go online? Or the 1.7 percent who think dial-up is just fine? As […] Read more »

Things are looking up for renewable energy, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The agency just released “Electric Power Industry 2007: Year in Review,” and for the first time, renewables (not including hydro-electric power) led the way in new electric generation […] Read more »

Google today announced its financial results for the fourth-quarter and full-year 2008 periods. It was an impressive performance, except: Google said net income for the quarter that ended on Dec. 31 was $382 million, or $1.21 a share, compared with $1.2 billion, or $3.79 a share […] Read more »

Microsoft’s earnings announcement and its unprecedented decision to cut around 5,000 employees has dominated the news today. Experts have already weighed in on the reasons and the ramifications (Mary-Jo Foley, for example, has information about which divisions might see job cuts). As the company tries to […] Read more »

Quizzing the Car Czar: With the U.S. auto industry hanging in the balance, an expected federal “car czar” faces ten fundamental questions, from whether the SUV is dead (or close to retirement) to how close we really are to having mass-market electric cars. — Wall Street […] Read more »

DownloadSquad has a short item today on QTWeb, an open source Windows browser based on the WebKit rendering engine (also found in Safari and Google Chrome). I’ve used the browser before, but decided to try out the newest version, which has quite a lot of enhancements […] Read more »

As a recent (sort-of) switcher, I’ve been exploring iWork 08 a fair bit, and, with the launch of iWork 09, I’ve really thrown myself into Pages, Numbers and Keynote. For someone who has used Microsoft Office almost exclusively for the last twenty-odd years, that’s a huge change! Along the way, I’ve started to notice subtle – but important – differences between them, but they’re not the nuts-and-bolts workaday differences you might expect… Read more »

It looks like the National Security Agency added some security software to a BlackBerry phone to satisfy President Barack Obama’s need for his Research in Motion smartphone. This means Obama can continue emailing routine and personal messages that will become part of the public record. However, […] Read more »

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