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IO taps McLaren to speed up its modular data centers

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Web giants such as Facebook, eBay and Google like to boast of the power-usage effectiveness (PUE) inside their data centers, but it’s rare to see cloud providers and other data center operators talking about how efficient they are with when it comes to using power. IO Data Centers markets the...
IO taps McLaren to speed up its modular data centers

Microsoft goes green, commits to be carbon neutral from July 1

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Microsoft has become the latest technology company to commit to reducing its environmental footprint, today announcing that it wants to make its data centers, software development labs, air travel, and office buildings carbon neutral. The software giant’s new initiative will begin from July 1 (also the start of its fiscal year 2013), introducing...
Microsoft goes green, commits to be carbon neutral from July 1

Coming Soon: Phones That Learn to Rest When You Do

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Even though many of us feel as though we are on our phones 24 hours a day, the fact is we aren’t. Yet, in many cases, our phones keep working even when they’re sitting in a pocket, stuffed in a bag or resting on a table. With battery life increasingly...
Coming Soon: Phones That Learn to Rest When You Do
Electric vehicle tax credit would be bumped to $10,000 under US budget proposal

Greener gadgets and smarter energy use in the home, Dell's Michelle @mmos3197 reports from snowy NYC http://bit.ly/cD2Vnb #gg10

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Greener gadgets and smarter energy use in the home, Dell's Michelle @mmos3197 reports from snowy NYC http://bit.ly/cD2Vnb #gg10
Stem learns how your business uses energy and helps you save it

Facebook friends compete to lower energy use

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Opower's social energy app on Facebook lets people track electricity use, compare to national averages, and compete with friends to improve home efficiency. [Read more]...
Facebook friends compete to lower energy use

Identified.com gamifies job searches for 4 million young people

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Job-search site Identified.com found that most job seekers don’t provide all the information in their online profiles that recruiters need to know. To get them to do that, Identified.com has gamified the job search. The San Francisco-based company says that a combination of social networking and gamification — the...
Identified.com gamifies job searches for 4 million young people

IBM plugs big data capabilities into Deutsche Telekom's M2M infrastructure for smarter cities

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IBM and Deutsche Telekom, the carrier behind the T-Mobile brand, are to work together on creating smart city systems, the companies have announced. The smart city concept, which is closely related to the “internet of things”, is reliant on pervasive connectivity, drawing on what has traditionally been known as machine-to-machine...
IBM plugs big data capabilities into Deutsche Telekom's M2M infrastructure for smarter cities
Apple to start using Panny displays in its devices?

Linking Smart Meters and Social Networks

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Finland has long been a leader with smart meters and smart grids. It is no surprise then the small Scandinavian country has big plans for its smart power infrastructure: the melding of smart grids, cloud computing and social networks. The result could be a collection of virtual micro grids...
Linking Smart Meters and Social Networks

Forget big data, small data is the real revolution

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Rufus Pollock, Founder and Co-Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, discusses why current hype around big data misses the point, and why the real revolution is small data, loosely joined• More from the Guardian on big data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThere is a lot of...
Forget big data, small data is the real revolution
Why Facebook And Google's Data Centers Are Not Killing Our Planet (GOOG, FB)

New York City's energy consumption mapped out

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Ever wonder how much energy your neighbor is using? If that neighbor lives in New York City, it's your lucky day. The entire city has had its power consumption statistically analyzed by Bianca Howard, a PhD student in mechanical engineering at Columbia University, together with Mechanical Engineering Professor Vijay...
New York City's energy consumption mapped out

Greenpeace: Time for cloud companies to come clean

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Data centers from cloud companies, such as Apple and Google, are getting cleaner but Greenpeace pushes for more transparency on energy use and sources. [Read more]...
Greenpeace: Time for cloud companies to come clean
Starbucks to add a shot of energy efficiency to its coffee shops

Google gives lobbying group $2.65M to update our outdated power grid

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Not content with completely reshaping the way you get information and navigate the world, Google wants to change the way you consume power, too. The company announced on Monday that it has donated $2.65 million to the Energy Foundation, a lobbying group focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Google energy counsel Michael...
Google gives lobbying group $2.65M to update our outdated power grid

Apple's Greenpeace cloud rating no longer a 'fail'

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In an updated report on energy use among cloud data centers, Apple is no longer failing in two key areas, and has improved in others, Greenpeace says. [Read more]...
Apple's Greenpeace cloud rating no longer a 'fail'

Interactive: MIT researchers map energy use and building material intensity across US cities

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Urban environment experts have produced a richly detailed interactive tool for exploring material and energy use in US citiesJohn Burn-Murdoch...
Interactive: MIT researchers map energy use and building material intensity across US cities
Apple updates environmental report for 2012, now using 100% renewable energy at its data centers

Honest Buildings raises first venture round for green building data

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Honest Buildings, a startup that aggregates information about buildings’ energy use and green characteristics, has raised its first round of venture funding led by RockPort Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures. Previously the startup, which is about a year old, had raised an angel round from Spring Ventures, Jason Scott, Managing...
Honest Buildings raises first venture round for green building data
10 trends for smarter buildings
'Inexact' computer chip is 15 times more efficient than current models

AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people

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Smart energy startup AlertMe has struck a deal that could super-charge its expansion by providing its technology to the U.K.’s largest domestic energy supplier. In an announcement on Tuesday, AlertMe — which runs a cloud-based service that monitors and analyzes people’s energy use and gives them detailed feedback — said...
AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people
How a console firmware update could make a small dent in our energy problem

For Earth Day: a chat with IBM’s “Building Whisperer,” Dave Bartlett, on the tech behind sustainability

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IBM recently won the contract to create a more sustainable and energy efficient Los Angeles Unified School District. But before ripping out old roofs or replacing leaky windows, David Bartlett’s, the computing gaint’s sustainability guru, took a look at the data. “Most buildings don’t have a good way to look...
For Earth Day: a chat with IBM’s “Building Whisperer,” Dave Bartlett, on the tech behind sustainability

On-Ramp aims to raise $30M for low-power wireless tech

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Finding a better, low-power way to send data over long distance is crucial for tracking energy use and monitoring the health of an electric grid. On-Ramp Wireless has been tackling this challenge and now aims to raise nearly $30 million to commercialize its technology, according to its regulatory filing on Thursday....
On-Ramp aims to raise $30M for low-power wireless tech
A free online service launches to manage building energy data

Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'stealth wear', coiled cable sculptures and a 'pop-up' hotel

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Today is Super Bowl Sunday, and whether you geek out on the game or just check it out for the commercials, it's difficult to...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'stealth wear', coiled cable sculptures and a 'pop-up' hotel

Intel launches Ivy Bridge chips

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Intel unveils 13 Ivy Bridge chips, promising more processing power and less energy use to help it head off Arm and AMD's challenges....
Intel launches Ivy Bridge chips
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