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Bill Gates: The lack of energy funding is crazy 28.2.2012 GigaOM
Bill Gates told an audience of energy entrepreneurs, scientists and investors at the ARPA-E energy conference on Tuesday that "It's crazy how little we're funding energy."
India, Italy agree to ease business visa norms 28.2.2012 New Kerala: World News
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State could lose 50,000 jobs in decade 28.2.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
State could lose 50,000 jobs in decade
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India, Italy to liberalize visa regime 28.2.2012 New Kerala: Gujarat
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Play time: What if you got paid to play games at work? 28.2.2012 BBC: Business
What if you got paid to play games at work?
RSA 2012: VMware CTO Proposes Virtual Business Phones to Secure Real Ones 28.2.2012 ReadWriteWeb
In a simultaneous announcement at the RSA security conference in San Francisco and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday afternoon, VMware Chief Technology Officer Dr. Stephen Herrod made two extraordinary revelations. One is that his company is working on a technology that would give businesses with "BYOD" policies for their employees a way to deploy virtual phones on virtual devices. This would maintain business assets on devices that employees purchase for themselves and use as their work phones. "The idea is actually pretty simple," explained Dr. Herrod to attendees of the Cloud Security Alliance Summit at RSA. "You have your phone that you go out and buy, and you go to an app store and download a level 2 hypervisor that's going to be in place there. Then when you show up at work, what you're able to do is, rather than get a work-issued phone, you're going to get a work-issued virtual phone." Sponsor VMware is currently developing the concept for Android phones, but did not show a ...
Nebula Cloud Pioneer at RSA: OpenStack Won't Secure Itself 28.2.2012 ReadWriteWeb
He is as great a contributor to the concept of cloud computing as any individual alive today. Today, Chris Kemp, the co-architect of the pioneering NASA Nebula project - the first to encapsulate a cloud server into a shipping crate - told a meeting of the Cloud Security Alliance Monday morning at the RSA Conference in San Francisco that OpenStack is, and will continue to be, designed to support other security architectures, but not to serve as one itself. "OpenStack was really designed around common, open source technologies," Kemp told an overflow session, "so that if you have familiarity with securing these underlying technologies, you're going to have a fairly easy time writing security plans and implementing security and controls and monitoring around these technologies." Sponsor Now the CEO of the commercial Nebula firm that bears the name of the NASA project he helped lead, Kemp mentioned the newest of the various components that are all integrated into the OpenStack project. ...
New Incubator Focuses on Female Founders 28.2.2012 Inc
Three New York City businesswomen are launching their own incubator to focus on start-ups with a female founder and a mobile product or service. Tech incubators, such as Y Combinator and TechStars, graduate astonishingly low rates of woman-run companies. Instead of complaining about the gender gap, three New York City businesswomen are launching their own incubator. Women Innovate Mobile, co-founded by Kelly Hoey, Deborah Jackson, and Veronika Sonsev, will focus on start-ups with a female founder and a mobile product or service. The first class of two to five companies, which will be announced this month, will each get $18,000 and free office space. Inc.'s Issie Lapowsky spoke with Hoey. Why do you think more women should launch tech companies? Technology enables women to create more scalable businesses. Women own 40 percent of the private businesses in this country. Think about what happens if that 40 percent scales. The economic and employment landscape of this country begins to change. ...
Capital Well's Next-Generation Solution 28.2.2012 Inc
New Hampshire's Capital Well is facing a classic predicament; Its core product is rapidly becoming commoditized. It needs to innovate--fast. Here's how. New Hampshire's Capital Well is facing a classic predicament: Its core product is rapidly becoming commoditized. The solution is, in every respect, next-generation Terry Swain, the president of Capital Well, has a problem. For more than 25 years, his little company of (now) 23 employees has been drilling artesian wells for New Hampshire homeowners and businesses: 250 to 500 feet into the state's famous granite—the ledge, drillers call it—which delivers crystal water, usually many gallons a minute. His customers like his company and will recommend it warmly. Capital Well has a growing and profitable water-treatment business. Swain's partners are a close-knit family: Mike Dragon, his vice president, is the brother of his wife, Cathy; and Mike, in turn, married Terry's sister, Libby. Both couples work in the business by day and still ...
China media: Wen on the military 28.2.2012 BBC South Asia
Morning newspaper round-up: Premier Wen Jiabao on how military and economic development can be better integrated.
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World Bank tells China to reform state sector to ensure stability 28.2.2012 LA Times: Business
A 400-page report calls the nation's economic model 'unsustainable' and calls on the Asian giant to boost market competition, support marginalized private enterprise and diminish the role of government-owned companies.

The World Bank, taking aim at one of China's most entrenched interest groups, told the country's top leadership that it had to reform the nation's powerful state sector to ensure stability in the world's fastest growing major economy.

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Google Hiring Augmented-Reality Experts Amid Rumors of HUD Glasses 28.2.2012 Wired Top Stories
Google Hiring Augmented-Reality Experts Amid Rumors of HUD Glasses
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Google Fiber: Can ultra-fast internet change a city? 28.2.2012 BBC: World
How will ultra-fast internet change a city?
Goodbye Erick, Hello Eric 28.2.2012 techCrunch
Screen Shot 2012-02-27 at 1.50.21 PMTechCrunch has been through a lot lately, and we need to focus on what truly matters: covering startups and innovation. So, this post is going to be short. But here is what’s going on: Erick Schonfeld is leaving and Eric Eldon is replacing him as editor. What can you expect from TechCrunch now?
Envia's Electric Slide: Cheaper Cars That Go Farther 27.2.2012 News and Markets
The Northern California battery producer announced this morning that it has developed a way to pack more energy for less cost into electric cars.
Facebook: We're not reading your text messages 27.2.2012 MSNBC
Facebook: We're not reading your text messages
WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: Invest, Innovate, Educate. One important step to improve American education… 27.2.2012 Instapundit
WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: Invest, Innovate, Educate. One important step to improve American education would be to use technology to support more effective education. This isn’t about having cable in every classroom; it is about using the power of the information age to transform the way America teaches and learns at every level from pre-K to [...]
Why it’s bad that Android has 850k daily activations 27.2.2012 GigaOM
“With a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%, 850,000 new Android devices are activated each day, jetting the total number of Android devices around the world past 300 million. These numbers are a testament to the break-neck speed of innovation that defines the Android ecosystem.” [...]
Novell’s Provo headquarters, other properties up for sale 27.2.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
The salt lake tribune Published Feb 27, 2012 08:26AM MDT The Salt Lake City office of CBRE Group Inc. has been selected to handle the sale of six office buildings owned by Novell Inc. in Provo’s East Bay Business Park. The office also will try to arrange the sale and lease back of the adjacent Novell Tower, an eight-story, 397,346 square-foot structure that will continue to house Novell’s operations in Utah. “Provo is the center of technology and technological innovation in Utah, and Novell has been a big part of the city’s evolution and rich history,... ...
Drumbeat: February 27, 2012 27.2.2012 The Oil Drum
The world in 2050: Deutsche Post DHL releases a study on the future Scenario 1, Untamed Economy - Impending Collapse The world is characterized by unchecked materialism and mass consumption. This non-sustainable way of life is fed by the relentless exploitation of resources, a development that stokes climate change and causes natural disasters to mount. In a world characterized by tumultuous growth, demand for logistics and transport services climbs sharply.A global transportation supergrid ensures a rapid exchange of goods between centers of consumption. But as climate change advances, supply chains are increasingly disrupted, a development causing additional challenges for logistics companies. Scenario 2: Megaefficiency in megacities "Megacities" have emerged as the world's power centers. They are both the main drivers and beneficiaries of a paradigm shift toward "green" growth. To overcome the challenges of expanding urban structures, such as congestion and emissions, megacities have ...
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