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Archive for April 2008

Americans unload prized belongings to make ends meet

April 30, 2008

NEW YORK – The for-sale listings on the online hub Craigslist come with plaintive notices, like the one from the teenager in Georgia who said her mother lost her job and pleaded, “Please buy anything you can to help out.” Or the seller in Milwaukee who wrote in one post of needing to pay bills […]

Rockefellers call for Exxon to invest in alternative energy

April 30, 2008

A majority of members of the Rockefeller family called on Exxon Mobil Corp. to look beyond the oil and gas industry and invest in alternative energy read more | digg story

Changing Communications Changes Society

April 30, 2008

Professor Clay Shirky writes in his new book that by changing communications one actually changes society too. In his book Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations, Professor Shirky argues that convergence in the form of web 2.0 tools and the net are changing us sociologically. read more | digg story

GTA:IV will sell 9,000,000 copies at launch says AP

April 28, 2008

Analysts predict Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games’ open-world, action-driving game will easily top last year’s record-breaking $300 million first-week sales of Microsoft and Bungee Studios’ first-person shooter “Halo 3” read more | digg story

The Web May Be The Viewers Choice In February 2009

April 28, 2008

Now that the spectrum auction is over, and the telecommunications giants managed to cut a deal with the government to create an open version of the spectrum, one question remains: where did the consumers win in this deal. One day the FCC, politicians, businesses interests, judges, and the American people will realize that technology is […]