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August 13, 2009
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April 22, 2009 |
Los Angeles County officials this week launched a new "solar mapping" website, lacounty.solarmap.org, that lets residents and business owners determine whether their properties would benefit from solar power. The site evaluates a building's potential to generate solar power based on roof size, pitch and shade from nearby trees, buildings and mountains. By typing in an address, users can check a property's roof size, space for solar panels, potential electricity production, electricity savings, carbon reduction, nearby solar installations, utility company rebates and solar panel installer information.
March 26, 2009 |
President Obama will take questions in the East Room of the White House today, but they won't be coming from the Washington press corps. Instead, the questions are being posed by visitors to the White House website, and then vetted by other visitors for their relevance and importance. Those queries that rise to the top of the pile will be posed to the president at 11:30 a.m. EDT, in an order based on popularity, administration officials said.
February 15, 2009 |
Matthew Fisher, an assistant professor of English at UCLA, knew that libraries all over the world had been digitizing their holdings. But he was frustrated by the difficulty in finding what he was looking for -- in particular, medieval manuscripts. A Google search for "Edward the Confessor" might turn up 20 pages of results before the book, the oldest surviving Anglo-Norman history of the king, appears; it's at Cambridge University, and they've put it online. Rather than telling Cambridge it was time they hired an expert in search-engine optimization, Fisher decided to collect links to these works himself.
December 16, 2008 |
Yahoo Inc. is getting more open and more social. The Internet giant said Monday that it was rolling out features designed to make its e-mail service and other properties more like popular social networking sites Facebook and MySpace. The features, more than a year in the making, are the brainchild of Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang, who previewed them in a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
December 11, 2008 |
Sony BMG Music Entertainment was sued by the U.S. on Wednesday for collecting and disclosing personal data about 30,000 children without informing their parents. The Federal Trade Commission filed the civil lawsuit in federal court. The suit, which alleges violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, seeks unspecified damages and an injunction.