CNET News Daily Podcast: Pickens project rides the winds

T. Boone Pickens' alternative-energy plan gets political support, but his own wind project has hit some snags.

Texas oil billionaire and alternative-energy promoter T. Boone Pickens stopped by San Francisco last night during a tour to promote his plan for U.S. energy independence. The plan gets political support in the stimulus package, but Pickens' own wind project has hit some snags when it comes to transmission lines from his wind park to the Texas grid.

That and other headlines of the day on Thursday's CNET News Daily Podcast.


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Today's stories:

IBM job cuts hit applications services unit, says union

Dell: Global PC demand 'steady'

Google Docs gets collaborative-drawing feature

iGoogle gets video game makers in on the action

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