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For the advancement of Entrepreneurship, Sustainability & the Ecology of Everyday Life

What is Cloud Computing?

This is great general knowledge for all businesses and NGO’s.  Plus I believe this is this where the industry is going.

Enjoy this short clip, its a little geeky but informative.

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Computer Networking, Information Technology (I.T.), Open Source | | 1 Comment

Stop throwing your junk in the Ocean

Its said that Sting Rays eat anything… well have a look at this….

December 22, 2009 Posted by | A Thought | | Leave a comment

Pranav Mistry and the Sixth Sense

If you have not heard about Pranav Mistry and the Sixth Sense, you are truly missing out on what the future holds for us.  Please take the time to watch the clips you will not be disappointed.

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Information Technology (I.T.) | , , , | Leave a comment

Internet Marketing – Vidoes

For those of you who use Traffic Geyser:

As your primary source of online internet marketing ($97 a month) you can try the below links.  They are cheaper but remember they are not as good as Traffic Geyser.

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Business | | 1 Comment

Break Through in Renewable Energy: VAWT

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Clean Energy | Leave a comment

The Second Economic Crash… Still coming?

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Economics | | 1 Comment

Climate Change: Lessons Learned from the Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer (a protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer) is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of a number of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. The treaty was opened for signature on September 16, 1987, and entered into force on January 1, 1989, followed by a first meeting in Helsinki, May 1989. Since then, it has undergone seven revisions.

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Carbon Credits, Sustainability | | 1 Comment

Depletion of the Ozone Layer 1987

I was reading about CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) and how they impact our environemnt.   CFC is an organic compound that contains carbonchlorine, and fluorine.  CFCs have been widely used as refrigerants, propellants (in aerosol applications), and solvents. The manufacture of such compounds is being phased out by theMontreal Protocol because they contribute to ozone depletion.

My quick research on the subject lead me to this video I found on You Tube talking about the depletion of the Ozone Layer in 1987.  Anyways I don’t want to start a rant, so I’ll let you watch this video if your interested.  Too bad we haven’t made stricter regulations for manufactures and other businesses alike.  It might be easier that way then to educate all the consumers…

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Clean Energy, Sustainability | , , | Leave a comment

Why all Construction should be LEED

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Construction, LEED | 1 Comment

Google Strikes Back at Rupert Murdoch!

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, strikes back at Rupert Murdoch in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal (which is owned by Rupert Murdock by the way). Before we get to the good stuff I’ll quickly explain who Rupert Murdoch is for those who don’t know.  He owns lots of media outlets (Newspapers, Magazines, Radio Stations, TV Networks, Cable & Internet Companies etc.) He is the founder, a major shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation (News Corp).  He’s been in the news lately because he wants to ban Google from searching his sites and has been trying to make an agreement with Bing (Microsoft).  I don’t think he should be able to control the message people can and cannot hear.  I think and I hope he loses big on this!

With dwindling revenue and diminished resources, frustrated newspaper executives are looking for someone to blame. Much of their anger is currently directed at Google, whom many executives view as getting all the benefit from the business relationship without giving much in return. The facts, I believe, suggest otherwise.

Google is a great source of promotion. We send online news publishers a billion clicks a month from Google News and more than three billion extra visits from our other services, such as Web Search and iGoogle. That is 100,000 opportunities a minute to win loyal readers and generate revenue—for free. In terms of copyright, another bone of contention, we only show a headline and a couple of lines from each story. If readers want to read on they have to click through to the newspaper’s Web site. (The exception are stories we host through a licensing agreement with news services.) And if they wish, publishers can remove their content from our search index, or from Google News.

here’s even better stuff:

It’s understandable to look to find someone else to blame. But as Rupert Murdoch has said, it is complacency caused by past monopolies, not technology, that has been the real threat to the news industry.

Kudos to the WSJ for running the piece—assuming some editor didn’t lose his or her job for doing this. I just can’t wait to watch Google and News Corp go at it.

December 4, 2009 Posted by | Ads, Blogging, Business, Business Development, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Government, Information Technology (I.T.), Inspiration, Marketing, Politics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media, Sustainable Community Development, War, Website | | Leave a comment