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Counting carbon to find bottom-line benefits

What could your business do better? At the Greentech Media and Groom Energy, Enterprise Carbon Accounting Summit in Burlingame, Calif., panelists explain what "The Climate Registry" is, and how business leaders can benefit from carbon accountability. Panelists include: James Sullivan, former director of the EPA Climate Leaders Program and current vice president of Clear Standards; Elise Zoli, partner and chair of energy practice at Goodwin Procter; and Tyman Lodder, western regional director of The Climate Registry.

May 15, 2009

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Will consolidation hurt innovation?

At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Peter Solvik, managing director at Sigma Partners, questions CIOs about Oracle's recent acquisition of Sun Microsystems. The panel includes: Matt Carey, chief information officer of Home Depot; Karenann Terrell, CIO of Baxter; and Lars Rabbe, former CIO of Yahoo. The IT chiefs also discuss how consolidation is hampering innovation, while bringing higher maintenance support costs and more system integration challenges.

May 8, 2009

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New robot replaces remote control

CNET News gets a look at QB1, a new bot that replaces the remote control when you listen to music and could eventually be used as a substitute for a keyboard and mouse. It recognizes the person it's interacting with and reacts to simple human gestures.

April 27, 2009

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Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center

At the CTIA Wireless 2009 Conference in Las Vegas, Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon Communications, announces the next initiative in the LTE Pipeline, the Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center. The center will serve as an incubator to test and make prototypes of new consumer electronics, telematics, and machine-to-machine products.

April 9, 2009

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Game innovations at GDC 09

Games enhanced by wind, vibration, and light, plus mind control and super-realistic motions. Check out the latest in game creation from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

March 27, 2009

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Innovations make fitness fancier

From an anti-gravity running machine to scales that talk to your watch and arcade style dancing to fight obesity, check out the latest gadgets and innovations from the IHRSA health and fitness convention in San Francisco.

March 20, 2009

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Will economic downturn push companies into the cloud?

At the TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable in Mountain View, Calif., Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, explains why he thinks Microsoft's entry into the business will bring validation to the cloud. Many CTOs, he says, still need to be convinced that using software as a service will save them money and move their companies toward the future. Moderator: Steve Gillmor, editor of TechCrunchIT.

March 2, 2009

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