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Apple Agrees to Invest $250 Million at Oregon Data Center Site

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Associated Press reports that Apple has reached a deal with local governments to finalize its plans for a new data center in Prineville, Oregon. According to the report, Apple has agreed to invest $250 million in facilities on its 160-acre property, and will offer an annual $150,000 "project fee" in...
Apple Agrees to Invest $250 Million at Oregon Data Center Site

Bouygues launches its own free Wi-Fi to challenge Free Mobile

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France’s Bouygues Telecom is fighting Free Mobile’s fire with flames of its own. The carrier is working with virtual hotspot network Devicescape to give its smartphone customers seamless access to 8 million open Wi-Fi access points globally, replicating – at least fractionally – one of the key differentiators Iliad’s Free...
Bouygues launches its own free Wi-Fi to challenge Free Mobile

HP cracks down on forced labor from temps, students in China

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HP has given direction to its Chinese suppliers that the use of temporary and student workers should be limited and should not be forced. While child labor has plagued HP competitor Apple’s manufacturing facilities in the PRC, HP is addressing a separate issue: legal-aged workers who are required by...
HP cracks down on forced labor from temps, students in China
UltimatePoker.com goes lie as first real-money online gambling site in Nevada

China arrests blogger for Twitter joke

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Internet petition for Chinese blogger arrested after posting Twitter joke about Communist leadership congressChinese internet users are rallying around a Beijing blogger detained by police after posting a joke on Twitter about the pivotal Communist Party congress.Chinese authorities have been especially sensitive to dissent about the party meeting, which last...
China arrests blogger for Twitter joke
Cabulous Rebrands As Flywheel, Plans Major Marketing Push To Bring E-Hail To Cabs Across The US

Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps

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We've argued for years that broadband data caps are not -- as the industry would have you believe -- about stopping "data hogs" or making sure that people "pay their fair share," but rather about protecting provider revenue (or, really, secretly increasing fees without "increasing" fees). A recent study from...
Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps

Massachusetts Realizes That Maybe GPS Isn't Too Newfangled After All; Reverses Order & Allows Uber

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Well, that was fast. It seems that Uber, the innovative new transportation offering, keeps running into local regulatory problems... but as soon as the public gets wind of these, the local governments back down. Last month, it was DC backing down on a bill that would artificially inflate Uber's prices....
Massachusetts Realizes That Maybe GPS Isn't Too Newfangled After All; Reverses Order & Allows Uber

Iterations: A New Era in Transportation Systems

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah (@semil) is currently an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners. There was a time in the United States when federal and local governments could initiate and orchestrate big, sweeping infrastructure projects. One of the most notable was the establishment of the interstate highway system during the Eisenhower administration, a post-war public...
Iterations: A New Era in Transportation Systems

You Don't Need To Be A Computer Genius To Get These Jobs At Facebook (FB)

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Facebook is one of the most important technology companies of the 21st century. Most people probably think you have to be a computer genius to work at a company like that. But this isn't the case! In fact, Facebook has a huge advertising staff, recruiting staff and just about everything in...
You Don't Need To Be A Computer Genius To Get These Jobs At Facebook (FB)

Gain a Job, Lose Two Jobs: Do Tech Companies Wield Too Much Power?

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I'm a big fan of maxims and technology. It should be no surprise, then, that Melvin Kranzbergs six laws of technology really speak to me. Perhaps my favorite is, "Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral." There have always been - and will always be - winners...
Gain a Job, Lose Two Jobs: Do Tech Companies Wield Too Much Power?

Should Louise Mensch be setting up a Twitter rival on the side? | Belinda Webb

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The Corby MP is behind a 'focused' discussion site that's already up and running in the US. Just don't Menshn the day jobLouise Mensch, the Conservative MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, has been very busy lately. She's set up a new social networking and discussion site, Menshn.com, which she...
Should Louise Mensch be setting up a Twitter rival on the side? | Belinda Webb

Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps

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We've argued for years that broadband data caps are not -- as the industry would have you believe -- about stopping "data hogs" or making sure that people "pay their fair share," but rather about protecting provider revenue (or, really, secretly increasing fees without "increasing" fees). A recent study from...
Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps
Supreme Court says local governments can't hold up cell tower buildouts
San Francisco turns its back on Apple after green registry pull-out

Utah Sheriff Claims Copyright On Mugshot Photos To Avoid Releasing Them

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velox alerts us to the latest example of government officials abusing copyright law (or claims of copyright law) to avoid basic transparency. And this one's quite incredible. Kyle Pell, who runs the website bustedmugshots.com, is involved in a lawsuit after Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder stopped releasing mugshots by...
Utah Sheriff Claims Copyright On Mugshot Photos To Avoid Releasing Them

Explore digital archives of buildings in Japan affected by the 2011 tsunami

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A year ago we released Street View imagery of areas in Northeastern Japan that were affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Our hope was that the 360-degree panoramas would provide a comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use way for people around the world to view the damage to the...
Explore digital archives of buildings in Japan affected by the 2011 tsunami
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Building a Company in Austin
Apple device manufacturer Foxconn increases wages for workers

Microsoft to beef up workforce, boost R&D in China

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Microsoft plans to add 1,000 staff to its workforce in China over the next year, a move aimed bolstering its foothold in a key market with serious growth potential, Reuters reports. Ralph Haupter, CEO for the software giant’s Greater China division, told reporters in Beijing that the new employees will work in research...
Microsoft to beef up workforce, boost R&D in China
Proposed taxi regulations take aim at Uber and other 'rogue' services

Now you can tour the whole of Taiwan without losing your Internet connection, for free

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Internet connection while travelling overseas is a huge boon – you can find your way with Google Maps, suss out must-eats nearby you, and check the weather so you don’t get drenched in rain while hiking up a mountain. Taiwan’s government has just made it easier for tourists by extending...
Now you can tour the whole of Taiwan without losing your Internet connection, for free
Will Regulations Kill The Sharing Economy?

Emerging markets: Will technology deliver the promise?

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In 1994 I did research for my thesis at a Philips factory in a so-called Free Trade Zone in Penang, Malaysia. At the time — and maybe still today — local governments gave incentives to multinationals (tax breaks and other favorable conditions) to set up local plants in these Free...
Emerging markets: Will technology deliver the promise?

Knight Foundation gives $9M to TED, Code for America, and NYU to foster technology in democracy

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Knight Foundation, the organization dedicated towards supporting “transformational ideas that promote quality journalism”, has committed $9 million to support three national organizations that promote civic technology and engagement. The recipients of this gift include TED, Code for America, and NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The foundation says that...
Knight Foundation gives $9M to TED, Code for America, and NYU to foster technology in democracy

Washington State picks Doxo for paperless files

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Doxo Founders Steve Schivers, Roger Parks, and Mark Goris. Photo via Doxo Going green is a way of life for many in the Pacific Northwest, and penny-pinching local governments are more than happy to oblige the push for paperless billing. The State of Washington has made an agreement with Seattle...
Washington State picks Doxo for paperless files
PublicStuff Raises $5 Million To Connect Residents With Their City Governments In Real Time

Apple Purchases 200 Acres for Second Solar Farm Near North Carolina Data Center

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Earlier this year, Apple announced that as part of an effort to power all of its data centers with 100% renewable energy it would be building a second 20-megawatt solar farm a few miles away from its new Maiden, North Carolina data center. The new solar farm would complement the...
Apple Purchases 200 Acres for Second Solar Farm Near North Carolina Data Center

Hack To The Future – What would Doc and Marty do?

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This sponsored post is produced by RadiumOne. Hackathons are no longer the province of geeks, they are where some of the best and most innovative ideas are hatched during all night collaborative events where developers openly share ideas and build the next cool thing. In fact, Facebook’s now ubiquitous...
Hack To The Future – What would Doc and Marty do?
Local governments could save most from cloud, but are least receptive to it
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