Stories for Nov. 20, 2008

Wal-Mart Bets on Wind: The mega retailer has signed a deal with Duke Energy to meet 15 percent of its electricity needs at hundreds of Texas stores with wind power, paying rates on par with current electricity prices. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital Dollar Surge Dings Solar: […] Read more »

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Urban lifestyle publication Honey Magazine, which has had something of a tortured history, is back again, but in a new format: Honeymag.com,… Read more »

There have been a lot of complaints about the organization of the App Store. Yes, you can search, and browse by category, but the sheer volume of apps available and the relatively simple App Store design make finding something without knowing exactly what you’re looking for […] Read more »

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Detroit’s top executives have other obligations this week, but in Los Angeles, the auto show must go on. In addition to electric-vehicle infrastructure initiatives, hybrid and all-electric vehicles figure large among more than 30 North American and world premieres at this year’s event, which opens to […] Read more »

In case you haven’t tried it yet, the recently released OpenOffice 3.0 suite of free, open source productivity applications has a lot of improvements over previous versions, especially for Mac users. Recently, I’ve been working with the free, online-hosted versions of the applications available through Ulteo. […] Read more »

Economic downturns are hard for everyone, at both work and at home. Week after week there are requests for managers to further reduce budgets, lay off more people and cut projects that were previously classified as “necessary to sustain normal business operations.” These pressures forge managers […] Read more »

Black Friday sale prices are coming a little early for those of you looking to buy VMware Fusion this month. Our readers report that VMware is sending out emails with a 25% off coupon. Get 25% off automatically when you purchase VMware Fusion online, using the […] Read more »

In a striking display of the power of live video, Abraham K. Biggs committed suicide on Wednesday while broadcasting himself on video site Justin.tv. As we understand it from various forum posts, the 19-year-old Floridian was apparently egged on by commenters on Justin.tv and fellow forum […] Read more »

No question one of the most important tools a web worker will adopt is the smartphone. Today’s smartphones can become complete messaging systems that keep the worker up to date and in touch with clients and coworkers.  The Blackberry has long been considered one of the […] Read more »

Building green isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg, according to a new study led by investment group Good Energies. Although it might not be the best economic time to put up a new building, the study points out that green buildings cost […] Read more »

As if it wasn’t aggravating enough that new MacBook owners had to go out and replace all of their video adapters since Mini-DVI has been phased out and Mini DisplayPort introduced, today those lucky enough to have a 30-inch external monitor are now out of luck…again. […] Read more »

UPDATED: Another project from electric car developer ZAP looks like it’s hit the rails (hat tip AutoblogGreen). The penny stock company is more than a few pennies short on a deal to build a manufacturing plant in Kentucky, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Integrity Manufacturing, ZAP’s […] Read more »

Orb Networks has officially announced the availability of their OrbLive 2.0 app for iPhone/iPod touch. OrbLive enables users to stream media content from their computer — music, internet radio stations, videos, photos, webcam streams, and even live TV (with a TV Tuner) — to their touch […] Read more »

Today Qualcomm scored a huge coup for its MediaFLO mobile television service by winning the right to broadcast the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and create a 27/7 channel devoted to the event. All MediaFLO subscribers will be able to watch the broadcast when it airs on […] Read more »

Today Qualcomm scored a huge coup for its MediaFLO mobile television service by winning the right to broadcast the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and create a 27/7 channel devoted to the event, available on all MediaFLO enabled handsets (of which there are fewer than 10 models in the U.S.). Read more »

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