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What Does Google's Purchase Of Nest Mean For The Internet Of Things?

What Nest Takeover by Google For The Internet Of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) seemed to be an underlying theme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with companies sh...

Jan 20 2014, 1:18pm CST

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities

In an interview with James Anderson, head of government-innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies, we discussed their 2013-2014 Ma...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters

@giorodriguez  The New Year’s Day hype is deserved, but for reasons that may not yet be visible Funny thing about us humans: we...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

Drought Fighting Tool: Using Water Data To Change Behavior, Promote Conservation

Drought Fighting Tool: Using Water Data To Change Behavior, Promote Conservation

Does blending personalized water consumption data, conservation tips and competitive spirit create the right formula for gettin...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

6.5-magnitude earthquake shakes Puerto Rico

6.5-magnitude earthquake shakes Puerto Rico

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico on Monday morning. The quake occurred along a fault that was previously created b...

Jan 13 2014, 10:59pm CST

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Google launches private ferry service for workers

Google launches private ferry service to help take workers from San Francisco to Mountain View SAN FRANCISCO (AP)...

Jan 9 2014, 5:26pm CST

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What 2013 Teaches Employers For 2014 & Beyond

By Gene Connors and Amanda Haverstick 2013 left employees as the overall victors on the employment law battlefield, by arming t...

Jan 9 2014, 5:06pm CST

Sochi 2014: A Security Challenge

Sochi 2014: A Security Challenge

The Russian city of Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23 and the Paralympics from March 7 to March 1...

Jan 9 2014, 9:16am CST

How A Movie Director Could Have Avoided Prompter Meltdown At CES

How A Movie Director Could Have Avoided Prompter Meltdown At CES

My advice to anyone delivering a presentation? Practice. A lot. You could be an unlikely social media hit when you fail to prac...

Jan 7 2014, 9:36am CST

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Tesla station to bring electric cars to Wyoming

Lusk, Wyo., charging station positioned to open up pickup-truck country to Tesla electric cars LUSK, Wyo. (AP) —...

Jan 7 2014, 12:26am CST

Five Reasons California's Energy Efficiency Plan Flopped

Five Reasons California's Energy Efficiency Plan Flopped

On paper, Energy Upgrade California looks like a sure winner. Under the program, California utilities have been offering quali...

Jan 6 2014, 11:46am CST

What You Need To Know About Taxes In 2014: Expired Tax Breaks, Obamacare Penalties & More

What You Need To Know About Taxes In 2014: Expired Tax Breaks, Obamacare Penalties & More

Tax season opens in 26 days. And here’s my big prediction: a lot of taxpayers will be taken by surprise. Despite all of those “...

Jan 5 2014, 6:31pm CST

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

For years, it has been the number one talking point of Obamacare supporters. People who are uninsured end up getting costly car...

Jan 2 2014, 1:51pm CST

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China And Russia Helping Fuel New Tech Boom

If I asked you to name the biggest online shopping day of the year, what would you guess? Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Free Ship...

Dec 31 2013, 2:45pm CST

Kandi Crush: An Electric-Car Vending Machine From China Could Upend The Auto Industry

Kandi Crush: An Electric-Car Vending Machine From China Could Upend The Auto Industry

China is growing so fast it’s sometimes difficult to get different sources to even agree which the biggest cities are and how m...

Dec 28 2013, 8:31am CST

Why "Starchitects" Should Leave Santa Monica's Skyline Alone

Why "Starchitects" Should Leave Santa Monica's Skyline Alone

If the building gods have their way, the ocean views in Los Angeles may soon be overshadowed by towers of swirling steel and gl...

Dec 27 2013, 4:16pm CST

Tax Break Ending For Underwater Homeowners: Is It The Right Time?

Tax Break Ending For Underwater Homeowners: Is It The Right Time?

Here’s a startling statistic: the number of homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth is greater than...

Dec 27 2013, 11:16am CST

The Metro Areas With The Most Economic Momentum Going Into 2014

The Metro Areas With The Most Economic Momentum Going Into 2014

America’s economy may be picking up steam, but it remains a story of parts, with the various regions of the country performing...

Dec 26 2013, 3:01pm CST

United Wind Bets Leasing Will Transform The 'Small Wind' Market

United Wind Bets Leasing Will Transform The 'Small Wind' Market

In September, I wrote about how certain wind technology and fuel-cell technology companies are borrowing a page from the succes...

Dec 23 2013, 12:46pm CST

Forget The Package-Delivering Drones: Online Retailers Are Really Focused On Taxes This Holiday Season

Forget The Package-Delivering Drones: Online Retailers Are Really Focused On Taxes This Holiday Season

Amazon scored an epic PR win when it debuted its idea for unmanned aircraft that deliver parcels on “60 Minutes” right at the s...

Dec 23 2013, 9:06am CST

Lazada, Tesco and the Logic of Logistics

Lazada, Tesco and the Logic of Logistics

The customers of Lazada are all online but the regional shopping site sometimes resorts to attracting them the old-fashioned wa...

Dec 22 2013, 6:11pm CST

Why The Pittsburgh Steelers And Green Bay Packers Have More Out-Of-Town Fans Than The Washington Redskins

Why The Pittsburgh Steelers And Green Bay Packers Have More Out-Of-Town Fans Than The Washington Redskins

In the aftermath of the Washington Redskins’ one point loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week, it was noted by Doc Walker on Was...

Dec 22 2013, 8:21am CST

Defending Your Money

Defending Your Money

We are at war. The war I’m talking about doesn’t use those cute, bloodless drones that wreak havoc on foreign soil…or deliver A...

Dec 22 2013, 8:11am CST

Apple, Google Buses Blocked in San Francisco

Apple, Google Buses Blocked in San Francisco

Apple, Google buses blocked by protesters in San Francisco. It seems class conflict was not restricted to the times of Karl Mar...

Dec 21 2013, 3:28pm CST

Protests Against Google, Apple Buses in San Francisco

Protests Against Google, Apple Buses in San Francisco

It seems class conflict was not restricted to the times of Karl Marx. It is alive and well in today’s milieu too. This is evide...

Dec 21 2013, 8:30am CST

Californians Could Vote To Split Themselves Into Six New States

Californians Could Vote To Split Themselves Into Six New States

If famed tech investor Tim Draper has his way (or rather, convinces enough California voters that it’s the best way), the cultu...

Dec 20 2013, 7:31pm CST

The Unexpected Magic Of Santa Fe's Christmastime Lanterns

The Unexpected Magic Of Santa Fe's Christmastime Lanterns

Take a small paper bag, pour in a couple cups of sand, and stick a tea light in the center: as Christmas lights go, farolitos w...

Dec 20 2013, 5:31pm CST

U.S. GDP Grew 4.1% In Third Quarter, More Than Previously Estimated

U.S. GDP Grew 4.1% In Third Quarter, More Than Previously Estimated

New data shows the economy is growing, giving support to the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin cutting back on asset purchase...

Dec 20 2013, 9:06am CST

Medicare About to Undergo Changes

Medicare is About to Undergo Changes

Medicare is about to undergo certain changes. One of these is that a huge chunk will be taken out of physicians’ payments. As f...

Dec 2 2013, 3:07am CST

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: The Last of Us

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: The Last of Us

This is a great game for the action lover in your life be sure to buy yours today....

Nov 29 2013, 10:08am CST

Los Angeles Wants Gigabit Internet to Every Home and Business in the City

Los Angeles Wants Gigabit Internet to Every Home and Business in the City

Citywide gigabit network expected to cost as much as $5 billion...

Nov 6 2013, 11:31am CST

Tesla Popular Among the American Rich

Tesla Popular Among the American Rich

The popularity of Tesla Model S and its unexpected success is mostly explained by the interest of wealthy, techno-savvy Califor...

Nov 5 2013, 5:05pm CST

Jesus Tattoo Billboard Campaign Ensues

Jesus Tattoo Billboards Placed

What appears on the billboards is a man resembling Jesus Christ with tattoos all over his upper body. The Jesus Tattoo Billboar...

Oct 12 2013, 4:03am CDT

China will Lift Ban on Sale of Video Game Consoles

China Lifts Ban on Sale of Video Game Consoles within Shanghai Free Trade Zone

China is to lift its ban on sale of video game consoles that was imposed in 2000. The exciting games for the gaming crowd will...

Sep 27 2013, 8:20am CDT

Beijing Rooftop Villa to be Demolished

Beijing Rooftop Villa to be Demolished

A high rise apartment in Beijing has an illegally built villa structure on its rooftop. After innumerable complaints from neigh...

Aug 14 2013, 3:40am CDT

NBC acquires video service startup Stringwire

NBC acquires video service startup Stringwire

NBC buys live video service startup, Stringwire, in a bid to gather more "user-generated" content....

Aug 11 2013, 11:57pm CDT

Kim Dotcom becomes Anti-Spying Activist

Kim Dotcom becomes Anti-Spying Activist

Kim Dotcom gets involved in New Zealand politics and faces off with Prime Minister over Spy-Law....

Jul 5 2013, 1:43am CDT