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Benign ATL obsession: green computing

From an altruistic perspective, green computing is mostly about carbon footprints. One medium-size data center can generate 10,000 metric tons of carbon per year (because of the power it uses). Large carbon footprints are not exactly bad for business--not directly--but they can result in negative publicity. In that sense, going green can have PR benefits--you can position yourself as a socially responsible enterprise, at least with respect to IT.

November 25, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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Busy weekend: Kindle and Facebook beatings

Robert Scoble spent the last week giving his new Amazon Kindle ebook reader a test drive, reading a couple of books and declaring the progeny of Jeff Bezos a failure. He thinks the usability and user interface suck and it lack features such as a touch screen, social networking and the capability to send electronic goods to others.

November 25, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Of iPods and digits

In March of 2007, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's crime task force suggested that iPods should come with fingerprint readers that would lock out anyone who wasn't the owner. Presumably the way it would work is that an iPod would come tabula rasa and "imprint" on the first finger that touched it.

November 22, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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The fine line between advertising and recommendations

Facebook Beacon has the 'Net riled up over what many see as an invasion of their privacy. A Wall Street Journal article gives a good description of how the opt-out process works: Users can't opt out of the program, called "Facebook Beacon," altogether.

November 22, 2007 by Phil Windley

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