McDonald's is networking its kitchen equipment to save energy, use powerlines more effectively and save some dough. Using gear from a company called Echelon McDonald's plans to network its kitchen equipment to manage energy use and cut maintenance costs through networked powerlines.
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In Michael Dell's talk to customers and the media in New York social issues--such as the OLPC project and green IT--were front and center. Of course, Vista uptake and Dell 2.
Dell CEO Michael Dell, speaking in New York City at its Vostro launch, sounded like a man almost ready to rid the world of trialware, which we call crapware. And there's a good reason for that: Crapware costs Dell money on customer support.
On today's podcast:The Life without Google experiment continues with ChaCha. Gallery.
At least one venture capitalist is seeing gold in the Facebook Platform. Bay Partners created a new funding program, AppFactory, for Facebook Platform developers.
Michael Capellas, former CEO of Compaq and MCI (formerly Worldcom), has landed at First Data Corp. First Data Corp.
Updated below: Dell has rolled out notebooks and desktops designed to reach small businesses. The brand name: Vostro.
Can human aided searches be a differentiator? A lot of search firms--including ChaCha--sure hope so.
There's no question that Oracle will continue its rapid-fire acquisition pace. The only question: Who's next?
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Who's on Oracle's shopping list? Ryan Naraine: Securing Firefox: How to avoid hacker attacks on Mozilla’s browser.