There may be a chill in the air, but summer's not over yet! Two big music festivals remain this year: San Francisco's Treasure Island Music Festival (this weekend) and Austin City Limits (next weekend). There's an overlap of indie rockers at both events, such as The Raconteurs, CSS, and Jenny Lewis. But with an extra day and more stages to work with, ACL offers a wider array of acts such as Foo Fighters, Beck, Iron and Wine, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
If you can't make the shows--or just want to get pumped for them--cue … Read more
The European Commission has proposed a revision of the Information Technology Agreement, a trade pact that for the past decade has helped keep down prices for IT-related goods across the world.
The ITA came into being in 1996 at a World Trade Organization meeting in Singapore. The pact involved the elimination of international trade tariffs on certain products, ranging from flat-panel displays to inkjet printers. The ITA currently has 43 signatories, representing 70 members and states or customs territories.
In August this year, the United States, Japan, and Taiwan complained to the WTO that Europe was placing tariffs on three … Read more