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Obama aide: Economy will ‘bottom out this year’

(http://politicalticker.blogs.cn...) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
President Obama’s lead economist predicted Sunday that the nation’s struggling, recessionary economy will be growing by the end of the year. “I have every expectation, as do private forecasters, that we will bottom out this year,” Christina Rom... More>>>
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The coming internet censorship wars

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Study:"Our results show that some countries known for their national policies, such as Iran and China, have relatively little effect on interdomain routing, while three countries (the United States, Great Britain, and Germany) are central to ... More>>>
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Obama on Tonight Show urges students to study e...

(http://www.thestandard.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Obama didn't specifically cite computer science in his riff on Leno's show, but the message was clear. He would rather see students pursue "things that actually contribute to making things and making people's lives better, that's going to put... More>>>
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President Obama Kicks Off a New Era of Video Di...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
President Barack Obama's video/web overture to the Iranian people marks not only a strategic shift in U.S. policy toward the country, but also a fundamental change in tactics better-suited for an increasingly connected world. Now let's ... More>>>
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As Jurors Turn to Web, Mistrials Are Popping Up

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 5 years ago
The use of BlackBerrys and iPhones by jurors gathering and sending out information about cases is wreaking havoc on trials around the country, upending deliberations and infuriating judges. More>>>
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Connected Governance (slide presentation)

(http://www.slideshare.net) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
A rich presentation on the role of cloud computing, web 2.0, and web 3.0 semantic technologies in the coming era of transparent, collaborative, connected e-governance. More>>>
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The de-globalization impulse - Thomas Barnett

(http://thomaspmbarnett.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
"Good trio of pieces regarding the rising tide of economic nationalism, so far not yet extreme, says Garten, and quite understandable given the circumstances. Still, if you want to see some serious anger, wait until this tide creates enoug... More>>>
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‘Sexting’ Laws Stir Up Controversy In The Legal...

(http://www.impactlab.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
“Sexting” — the act of sending naked pictures via text message — has stirred controversy in many communities and in the legal system at large as teenagers have been charged with pedophilia and forced to register as sex offenders for transmitting a... More>>>
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Bernanke: Recovery to begin next year - Mar. 15...

(http://money.cnn.com) - scanned by: Marisa Vitols over 5 years ago
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Sunday that government officials are laying the groundwork for an economic revival and that a "depression" can be avoided - acknowledging however that a full recovery will take time and that ... More>>>
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Energy

Battle brewing over clean-energy delivery grids

(http://www.sfgate.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
President Obama's vision of a clean energy future of wind farms and solar plants comes with a catch: It will require thousands of miles of new high-voltage power lines to move the energy from where it's most abundant, in the California desert or t... More>>>
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Energy

Stimulus Package Gives Big Boost to Municipal S...

(http://www.reuters.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
The economic stimulus package just passed by Congress includes strong support for an innovative new solar and energy efficiency financing program that allows property owners to install solar and energy efficiency projects and pay for them over 20 ... More>>>
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Harnessing the Sun, With Help From Cities

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
cities like Palm Desert lobbied to change state laws so that solar power systems could be financed like gas lines or water lines, covered by a loan from the city and secured by property taxes. The advantage of this system over private borrowing is... More>>>
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