Jul 28, 2011

Your iPhone Can Fix the Debt Ceiling Mess?

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As lawmakers in Washington continue to wrangle over a solution to the debt-ceiling mess, their search for a compromise has now got them thinking about iPhones, iPads and other smartphones and tablets.

That's because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has added the sale of wireless spectrum to his proposed package of spending cuts and revenue-raisers that would accompany a debt limit increase.

Jul 5, 2011

Google & Microsoft Both Kicking Hulu's Tires

Is Hulu for sale? Not exactly.

The L.A. Times reports that Google and Microsoft have both been entertaining the idea of purchasing the online video service, which is jointly owned by NBC Universal, Fox, and Disney-owned ABC.

However, L.A. Times says, "The presentations to the potential suitors are a first step as Hulu's owners weigh whether to sell the site after having received an overture from Yahoo."

Now There Are 200 Million Tweets Being Sent Per Day

It's hard to imagine that when Twitter first launched in 2006 it'd become the monstrous cloud of information it is today.

To say the service fundamentally changed the world by changing the way we communicate isn't even an overstatement — it's really become a fulcrum for culture in more ways that one.

Amazon Does not Want to Disclose Its Carbon Footprint?

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Just how environmentally-friendly is Amazon.com?

Sure, the company has a page dedicated to how it's "constantly looking for ways to further reduce [its] environmental impact," boasting that "online shopping is inherently more environmentally friendly than traditional retailing" and linking to a study to back that up.

It talks about its Kaizen program "named for the Japanese term meaning 'change for the better'," as the website helpfully explains.

Google Might Get Google+ Google Realtime Search Goes Offline,

Happy Fourth of July! Google pulled the plug on its realtime search while you were barbecuing some ribs and slamming a few beers out on the patio. Now welcome back to the real world.

So while most of America was wrapped up in its three-day weekend, Google disabled its Realtime Search feature. Coincidentally (or not so coincidentally), it's also pulling Twitter results from the search.