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X Prize winners, finalists: A 100 mpg mandate (photos)

For Automotive X Prize, scientists from around the world show that a 100 mpg challenge can be met and still provide safety to highway drivers.

8 Images Sep. 16, 2010


Blizzard backs off real-name forum mandate

Days after announcing a plan that would have required users to use their real first and last names on its online forums, WoW developer listens to user gripes and reverses its stance.

By Jul. 9, 2010


If feds mandate brake override, GM, Honda have most work to do

Automotive News reports on a potential federal mandate for brake override systems in cars.

By Mar. 11, 2010


Spain mandates affordable broadband for all

The country's government is following the lead of Finland and making affordable broadband a legal right.

By Nov. 20, 2009


California approves efficiency mandate for TVs

The California Energy Commission approves a measure to ratchet down power consumption of televisions sold in the state starting in 2011.

By Nov. 18, 2009


Preferences, not mandates, for open source

Government policies that express preferences for open source can help fuel adoption, but government mandates arguably achieve the opposite.

By Oct. 14, 2009


Japan may mandate louder hybrid cars

Japan's near-silent hybrid cars have been called dangerous by the vision-impaired and some users, prompting a government review on whether to add a noise-making device, an official said.

By Jul. 5, 2009


Mandate for papers, advertisers: Innovate or die

Has the post-advertising age finally arrived? With a blurring line between commercial and editorial content, publishers are turning into marketing agencies.

By Apr. 11, 2009


The open-source mandates are coming

Open source may have once been a nice to have, but it's about to become a mandated "must have."

By Feb. 5, 2009


FCC official: No need to mandate 'open' mobile networks...yet

Democrat says he'll take wait-and-see approach to pursuing new rules requiring wireless carriers to let consumers use whatever applications and devices they desire.

By Jan. 22, 2008