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The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines

The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines

In Davos, Switzerland the confabbing tycoons at the World Economic Forum spent their Friday fretting over climate change. ...

Jan 29 2014, 3:05am CST

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Carl Icahn tweeted on Thursday, January 23, announcing that he had bought another $500 million of Apple’s stock that day ($1 bi...

Jan 27 2014, 6:40am CST

 The Grammys Taxes and the IRS

Grammys Taxes and the IRS

The Grammys award show is a big production, which GRAMMY.com calls Music’s Biggest Night. Awards are coveted for their st...

Jan 27 2014, 5:00am CST

5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know

5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know

At the turn of the 20th century, most people lived as they had in the middle ages.  Almost half of the US population was e...

Jan 27 2014, 4:13am CST

LG Electronics Pulls To unexpected Q4 Loss

LG Electronics Pulls To unexpected Q4 Loss

LG Electronics reports unexpected 4Q loss due to foreign exchange rates, mobile stays in red SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Elect...

Jan 27 2014, 2:26am CST

Intuit Super Bowl 2014 Ad is the Best

Intuit Super Bowl 2014 Ad is the Best

With over 100 million salivating Super Bowl viewers on deck, it no longer shocks me that companies will pay $4 million for a sp...

Jan 25 2014, 8:04am CST

US to NY court: Reject Apple's monitor challenge

US to NY court: Reject Apple's monitor challenge

US to appeals court: Reject Apple's challenge to antitrust monitor imposed in NY e-book case NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Depart...

Jan 25 2014, 4:32am CST

Flywheels Could be More Efficient for Electric Cars

Flywheels Could be More Efficient for Electric Cars

The idea of powering your car with a flywheel conjures up amateurish images of rubber bands, or big, clunky contraptions attach...

Jan 24 2014, 8:36am CST

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary

You might be tempted to lump recent news about Best Buy’s disappointing holiday performance into the long-running narrative abo...

Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013

As Samsung bids goodbye to stellar 2013, mixed views on its future SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For Samsung Electronics and its 27...

Jan 24 2014, 1:14am CST

How the Duolingo Founders Offered Free Education To Millions

How the Duolingo Founders Offered Free Education To Millions

As stars fill the night sky in Veracruz, Mexico, 23-year-old Uziel Alejandro López kicks back at home to play on his Android sm...

Jan 23 2014, 6:51am CST

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report

Netflix is starting to look like a precision machine. The company modestly exceeded expectations for the fourth quarter, adding...

Jan 23 2014, 4:21am CST

Tesla Goes For Aggressive Pricing In China

Tesla Goes For Aggressive Pricing In China

Tesla has announced pricing for its Model S sedan in China and in a surprise has decided to match its U.S. price, with one cave...

Jan 23 2014, 2:08am CST

Who's Paying For Your Free Airport Wi-Fi?

Who's Paying For the Free Airport Wi-Fi?

With banks of blinking slot machines situated just past the security check, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will ne...

Jan 22 2014, 12:50pm CST

Online Anonymity for Business Pros, Rebels And Everyone In Between

Online Anonymity for Business Pros, Rebels And Everyone In Between

You wouldn’t know it from its modest adobe-and-brick-tile headquarters on National Avenue, but like a lot of its larger neighbo...

Jan 22 2014, 8:20am CST

5 Reasons Why Valve Steam Machines Won't Disrupt Industry

5 Reasons Why Valve Steam Machines Won't Disrupt Industry

There’s plenty of hype and excitement over the coming of the Steam Machine—a Linux-powered gaming PC designed for big-screen (f...

Jan 22 2014, 6:21am CST

Verizon 250MB Share Everything Plan makes Smartphones cheaper

Verizon 250MB Share Everything Plan makes Smartphones cheaper

A smartphone can be had for $60 a month with the new data plan...

Jan 21 2014, 12:10pm CST

Best Credit Cards for Purchases Made in 2014

Best Credit Cards for Purchases Made in 2014

Credit cards have been called smart money. Maybe they are an evolution of how mankind handles cash. Instead of the unwieldy bun...

Jan 21 2014, 6:48am CST

I4U news

New Flash Solutions To Enable All Flash Data Centers

Flash memory is finding its way into more storage systems, augmenting and sometimes replacing slower digital storage technology...

Jan 20 2014, 1:20pm CST

I4U news

Court Prods FCC In Unexpected Direction In Last Week's Verizon Ruling

By Andy Oram A court ruling this past Tuesday on FCC “network neutrality” regulation closes and opens a few paths in a three-wa...

Jan 19 2014, 7:31am CST

To End California Drought, Fill More Hollywood And Silicon Valley Swimming Pools

To End California Drought, Fill More Hollywood And Silicon Valley Swimming Pools

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.  —unknown One the heels of a West Virginia water contam...

Jan 18 2014, 1:36pm CST

Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now

Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now

As expected, yesterday Nintendo’s stock plunged by 18% after the news that they were cutting their Wii U and 3DS forecasts by h...

Jan 18 2014, 9:26am CST

If Apple Launch A Larger iPhone 6, The Sweet Spot For The Screen Is 4.9 Inches

If Apple Launch A Larger iPhone 6, The Sweet Spot For The Screen Is 4.9 Inches

Rather than follow the competition, Apple have always forged their own road with their smartphone form factors. While Samsung,...

Jan 18 2014, 7:06am CST

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest

I am all for a diverse energy portfolio and truly believe we can get to the 1/3-1/3-1/3 mix that we’ve put forward by 2040. A t...

Jan 18 2014, 1:46am CST

Because It's All About Virality - Dropbox Scores Funding At A $10B Valuation

Because It's All About Virality - Dropbox Scores Funding At A $10B Valuation

Crazy you might say but WSJ is reporting that Dropbox has raised $250M in a deal that values the company at an incredible $10B...

Jan 17 2014, 8:31pm CST

Steam Matters For Indie Developers - 'Day Z' Offers A Million Reasons Why

Steam Matters For Indie Developers - 'Day Z' Offers A Million Reasons Why

As Day Z racks up a million sales in four weeks, Steam once again demonstrates its ability to make a game – even when its creat...

Jan 17 2014, 12:41pm CST

Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim Suspected Of Trying To Circumvent New Anti-Monopoly Telecom Regulations

Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim Suspected Of Trying To Circumvent New Anti-Monopoly Telecom Regulations

With the apparent intention of circumventing new antitrust regulations, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s fixed-line phone mono...

Jan 17 2014, 11:51am CST

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Many observers feel that energy storage has the potential to be one of the ‘next big things.’ A number of companies are working...

Jan 17 2014, 9:21am CST

A Leading 3PL Creates a Warehousing Template for Success

A Leading 3PL Creates a Warehousing Template for Success

For years, warehouse management system (WMS) suppliers have been introducing “template” solutions. These template solutions are...

Jan 17 2014, 8:51am CST

Worldwide Travel, Write It Up, Write It Off

Worldwide Travel, Write It Up, Write It Off

You have to admit it sounds awfully good. Travel the world, write your experiences, and write off all your expenses on your tax...

Jan 17 2014, 1:11am CST

IBM To Spend $1.2B For New Data Centers As Part Of Pre-2015 Spending Spree

IBM To Spend $1.2B For New Data Centers As Part Of Pre-2015 Spending Spree

A week after announcing it was moving the Watson computer system to New York City as part of a new $1 billion business unit, IB...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11am CST

I4U news

Judge to Apple: Reboot relationship with monitor

NY judge says Apple's opposition to e-books monitor proves the wisdom of his appointment NEW YORK (AP) — A judge...

Jan 16 2014, 2:16pm CST

America's Next Great Prescription

America's Next Great Prescription

Scientists have made a discovery that is proven to reduce premature death from heart attacks and stroke, lower the risk of diab...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

Guns, Rods ... And Titanium

Guns, Rods ... And Titanium

To call Dave Lamoureux a fishing enthusiast would be an understatement. He set a new record, catching a 157-pound Bluefin tuna...

Jan 16 2014, 11:46am CST

Microsoft: Xbox One, PS4 Spec Differences 'Marginal'

Microsoft: Xbox One, PS4 Spec Differences 'Marginal'

What’s more powerful, the Xbox One or the PS4? We’ve been arguing that question since before Microsoft and Sony had told us any...

Jan 16 2014, 10:06am CST

Angry Birds Go! Stretches Physical-Virtual Divide To Confusion Point

Angry Birds Go! Stretches Physical-Virtual Divide To Confusion Point

In-app purchasing may be making headlines, but is only part of the issue. Families need cost transparency — particularly in the...

Jan 16 2014, 6:56am CST

Adding Salt To Dropbox's Wounds - Box Offers 50GB For Free

Adding Salt To Dropbox's Wounds - Box Offers 50GB For Free

Last weekend wasn’t an awesome one for Dropbox, their outage caused consternation in the Twitterverse as many people suggested...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. - Joh...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST