Archive for January, 2011

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January 31, 2011

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January 30, 2011

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January 27, 2011
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    Tasty Labs, a coy startup with all-star founders, is out to prove a new wrinkle in the social uses of the Internet – stating and satisfying most all our desires.</p><p>Based in one room in a Palo Alto garage – does the city subsidize garages so people can still say they started in one? – Tasty Labs wants to create a marketplace or forum in which people can state their needs and available talents. By employing relationship and ratings algorithms, the idea runs, Tasty Labs can enable people to satisfy needs from “a good place for a business dinner” to “a great Perl programmer” or “figure out schools selection” by getting tips from trusted sources.
    </p><p>That is an important service that hasn’t yet been worked out by the likes of Facebook or Quora. Tasty Labs is meant to be targeted and will involve specific reviews of the recommendations after the fact.
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January 26, 2011

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January 25, 2011

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January 24, 2011

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January 13, 2011
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    10:Metering leaders get together on interoperability standards 
    9:PJM smartens up transmission grid with more synchrophasors 
    8:Smart grid demand response: Why today’s leaders are at risk as DR 2.0 emerges 
    7:Beyond metering: 10 pretty darn interesting stimulus-funded smart grid projects 
    6:Lessons from LinkedIn: Industry folks (not utilities!) need to a make a better business case 
    5:Are we building the grid @$$ backwards?
    4:GE's smart grid strategy: Cool little pieces, no glue
    3:Smart energy device testing taking off: Explosive global growth predicted
    2:Cisco smart grid strategy: The grid's first operating system
    1:SmartGridCity meltdown: How bad is it?
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  • David Finkel, Reporter, Washington Post
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    When President Bush announced a new military strategy for Iraq in July 2007 dubbed “the surge,” it immediately drew both supporters and critics. Yet few are as intimately familiar with the surge as journalist David Finkel, who spent eight months embedded with the 2-16 infantry battalion deployed on the outskirts of Baghdad as part of this new strategy. Finkel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post, will discuss his book, <i>The Good Soldiers</i>, which provides his account of the war as experienced on the ground. He details the successes, struggles and psychological traumas of soldiers on the front lines, while underscoring the cognitive dissonance between the violent reality taking place on the ground and the abstract policy debates back in Washington.  
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links for 2011-01-09

January 10, 2011