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White House promotes open data guidelines

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/08/16/progress-toward-opening-government-data-resources The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy published new guidelines and FAQs to ease adoption of President Obama’s open…

Obama’s big data plans: Lots of cash and lots of open data

The White House released the details of its $200 million-plus annual big data strategy, which includes lots of access to funding and data for researchers.The administration is banking on big data having revolutionary effects on par with the Internet, which federal dollars financed decades ago.

Where to watch the 2012 State of the Union Address online

President Obama’s State of the Union address will be carried on all the major broadcast networks, as well as on all the cable news channels. But if you’re unable to watch on TV, the speech will be available online and on multiple mobile and connected platforms.

How Stormpulse made more money on fewer customers

What if five years into your startup, you decided to move from a revenue-generating consumer business to sell the same product to enterprises for ten times the price? That’s exactly what Stormpulse did, and it’s still signing up customers and breaking even.

Why the Internet is America’s greatest weapon

Belarussian president Alexander Lukashenko is the latest dictator to try and quash unrest by banning social networking sites. But whether or not his fears are accurate, the truth is simple: many countries now think the success of the Internet is indistinguishable from America’s political ambitions.

DOE Chief: U.S. Is in Trouble Without More Energy R&D

Here’s the key message from Energy Secretary Steve Chu when he spoke at the National Press Club Monday: We’re screwed if we don’t boost our R&D investments in science and technology. The message isn’t new, but there’s a new sense of urgency.

Race to Outfit White House With Solar Begins

After some intense lobbying by solar energy advocates, White House is making room for solar. In a blog post, Energy Secretary Steve Chu said solar panels and a solar water heater system will rise from the White House roof by the end of the Spring.