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Governors sign on to Climate Savers efficient PCs plan

Buying efficient PCs and using existing power-saving tools could reduce electricity consumption by 50 percent in four years, say Minnesota and Kansas governors.

By Nov. 7, 2007


Governors throw support behind H-1B increase

Thirteen state chiefs, many from tech-heavy locales, tell Congress there's a "critical shortage" in math and science professionals.

By Sep. 11, 2007


How Facebook and Twitter mess with DUI checkpoints

One of the more human aspects of social media is that people use Facebook and Twitter to warn their fellow men and women of DUI checkpoints. Now police are attempting to spring more surprises.

By Apr. 14, 2013


Will Bezos disrupt the news industry with the Washington Post?

analysis It would be out of character for the Amazon CEO to become a passive owner for such an iconic brand. Part of the intrigue may be in taking on another industry and seeing if he can shake it up in fundamental ways.

By Aug. 5, 2013


High-speed rail to get $336 million more from feds

With the latest installment, California and several Midwestern states are getting at total of $782 million to purchase locomotives and rail cars. Some of that comes from funding other states rejected.

By Aug. 4, 2011


Wear your earbuds in the street, get fined?

Lawmakers in California, Virginia, and Oregon are proposing various bans on mobile devices, while New York considers banning the use of electronic devices while crossing streets.

By Jan. 26, 2011


The 404 1,159: Where we challenge you to a vote-off (podcast)

On today's episode of The 404 Show, we'll run through Time Magazine's best inventions of 2012, check out the nastiest nicknames for the Presidential candidates, and address the rumors of an incoming Xbox Surface tablet.

By Nov. 6, 2012


Guvs support Oprah's 'No Phone Zone Day'

The Governors Highway Safety Association and its member state highway safety agencies are joining forces with Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Studios to fight distracted driving during "No Phone Zone Day" on Friday, April 30, 2010.

By Apr. 26, 2010


Amazon cuts affiliate ties in more states over taxes

After recently threatening to end its relationships with affiliates in more states over the issue of taxes, Amazon has severed ties with its affiliates in Connecticut and Arkansas.

By Jun. 13, 2011


Internet tax bill targets all digital downloads

The U.S. Senate is set to vote Monday on a tax bill that would levy new fees on people who download digital products including movies, music, apps, and even WordPress themes.

By May. 6, 2013