All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Green’
Over the past few weeks it has become almost mandatory that every office with a video camera create a Harlem Shake video. It’s a trend that has hit Groupon, The Daily Show, and even Google and Facebook have gotten in on the silly action. Quite frankly, it’s beginning to get out of hand. The trend might have his its peak …
Google says it wants the buildings we work and live in to be healthy, and today the company is putting its money where its mouth is. The company has just announced a $3 million grant to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization who’s “committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.” Their LEED …
What’s 5×8 inches, a little over two pounds, and can charge your iPhone while also cooking your bacon? The BioLite CampStove, of course. For just $129 you can purchase this first-world camping accessory that lets you stay connected to the modern world while also allowing you to stay green. “Using BioLite’s patent-pending thermoelectric technology, BioLite Stoves convert heat to electricity …
If buying green is something that’s important to you in your everyday life, a new site now in beta wants to be your go-to retailer. Vine.com is live, and it wants you to “live life green.” All of the products available for purchase on the site meet certain criteria for being labeled as “green,” and they provide free 1-2 day …
Google announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to green the energy supply to its Oklahoma data center. This includes 48 MW of wind energy from the Canadian Hills Wind Project in Oklahoma, which Google says will come online later this year. “We’ve been working with GRDA, our local utility, to procure …
Google announced today that it is investing $75 million in a fund with Clean Power Finance to help up to 3,000 homeowners go solar, bringing the company’s total investment in clean energy to $850 million. “As we said when we made our first residential solar investment, we think it makes a lot of sense to use solar photovoltaic (PV) technology—rooftop …
Google posted to the official Google Blog today about many of its efforts in “greening” its office buildings. Anythony Ravitz, the Green Team Lead for Google’s Real Estate & Workplace services unit writes: Since I arrived at Google in 2006, I’ve been part of a team working to create life-sustaining buildings that support the health and productivity of Googlers. We …
eBay announced today the launch of the eBay Green Team Challenge, a program aimed at turning green shopping into a tangible environmental impact.
Under the program, the first 250,000 people to pledge to reuse on eBay, the company will protect an acre of rainforest in their name through a new collaboration with Team Earth, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, private sector companies and individuals convened by Conservation International.
The Shelton Group has released some interesting survey results showing that the majority of Americans would like to "go green," but not at the expense of their own convenience. It’s not that the results are particularly surprising, but they are interesting in that they are broken down into what percentage of participants would be willing to give up what devices if they could help the environment.
The growth of the Internet world as a means for producing revenue and gainful employment has provided those in it a unique opportunity. Rare is it to find an industry where one can produce little in the way of non-recycleable garbage and can easily and painlessly offset the negative impact they have on the world. Can those involved with the oil industry claim to be eco-friendly?
Forestle is a search engine built on Google Custom Search, with the goal of saving the Rain Forests. That seems like a noble enough cause.
Their methods of going about this, however, have gotten the site’s search functionality revoked by Google. When you try to perform a search on Forestle, you get a big pink box with a message from the Forestle team. The message goes:
Thanks to its Prius model, Toyota’s often been connected to “green” movements; Google itself even bought and tinkered with a fleet of the hybrids. Now, through a new channel on YouTube, the automaker is promoting a number of environmentally friendly technologies.
Shopping search engine thefind.com has launched a shopping search Web site for finding products from eco-friendly retailers and brands. The site is inclusive of products that are organic, created using ecologically conscious processes, or those offered by retailers who are committed to preserving the environment.
Yahoo has acquired Actionality, a German firm that describes itself as “an emerging leader of automated in-game advertising and marketing solutions for the mobile market.” And that’s about all we know for sure – dollar amounts and dates have not yet been made public.
Google’s well known for its environmentally friendly leanings, and Yahoo launched a “Be a Better Planet” campaign just last week. Now Microsoft has joined the usual suspects by launching its own endeavor; oddly enough, former president Bill Clinton was also involved.
Developers are buzzing about Microsoft’s latest release, Silverlight, a video plug-in application that spans video formats, allowing them to viewed through one video channel. Though there is a secret feature to be revealed in the coming weeks, the revealing of Silverlight is already being touted as an affront to Adobe.
Once a year, Conan O’Brien gives a “State of the Show Address” address, and for a certain audience, it’s great – but not everyone cares about this late-night comedian’s realm. As Dave Sifry gave a “State of the Live Web Address,” as opposed to a “State of the Blogosphere,” some onlookers feel he’s addressing a similar problem.
Farmers need love too, daggum it. While city folks are a-sippin’ their lattes and ponderin’ the meaning of life, farmers are knee-deep in muck, yankin’ on the hind legs of a breeched calf. You ain’t gonna find girls in there, Mister, which is why Jerry Miller set up FarmersOnly.com, an online dating website for, well, farmers only.
Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains, Navision, Axapta, Solomon and CRM are strategically renamed into Microsoft Dynamics GP. NAV, AX, SL, CRM respectively.
SL Green Realty has entered into an agreement to acquire the fee interest in One Madison Avenue from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) for $918 million.
Four years of experience in most endeavors doesn’t add up to much authority and wisdom for the vast majority of students. It usually means a green and grinning graduate in a cap and gown nervously looking past a dangling tassle to a future of job interviews and resume polishing career maneuvers.