Better Place Goes Down Under to Electrify Australia

Better Place announced this afternoon that it is heading Down Under to deploy its electric car infrastructure in Australia. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup is working with Australian utility AGL Energy to build an electric car charging grid powered by renewable energy. Macquarie Capital Group will finance the AUD$1 billion ($671 million) undertaking.…

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Open Thread: Your Biggest Web Working Blunder

Working on the web is great - except when it's not. One of the areas where our way of work is a two-edged sword is in accountability. When you do something great, it's easy to get the credit, because you aren't just one of an anonymous herd in an office. But when you mess something up, it's equally easy to get the blame. And given the nature of the tools we use, opportunities to make mistakes are always around.…

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Connectedness and Real Time

Clients like to communicate in real time. They want what they want right now and they don't care that, as a web worker, you might be torn in 20 directions and performing amazing mental contortions and juggling acts to keep everything straight.…

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