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AT&T Calls $100 Million FCC Fine “Unprecedented and Indefensible”

The proposed $100 million FCC fine of AT&T for not being transparent enough with its grandfathered unlimited data plan is “unprecedented and indefensible”, AT&T said in a filing with the FCC, reports Fierce Wireless. As a result, the carrier wants the regulator to withdraw the proposed fine because the decision in the case is arbitrary, excessive, [...]

Challenges Help to Build Character

Workplace challenges are inevitable. Managers sometimes have little to no control over these conditions when they occur, but overcoming challenges helps to build character and strength that can inspire and motivate employees. Focus on...Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 25 - 31 July 2015

14 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I am headed for Honduras for 8 days; Tweets and posts will be very limited next week. I'll be checking on the completion of one water project (El Tamarindo - left) and scouting out some new ones. It will be about 10 degrees F (5.6 degrees C) cooler in San...

HTML5's Rise Marked with Confidence and Some Security Concern

HTML5 has proven to be an attractive platform for developers, but it is not without its faults.

Poll: Do you think the US will approve the Keystone XL pipeline?

With the end of the Obama administration in sight (or at least the 2016 presidential campaigns already making headlines), signs point toward a deadline on the Keystone XL decision. In a press briefing Wednesday, Eric Schultz, a White House spokesman, said the Keystone XL issue would be resolved by the time President Barack Obama leaves office […]

Internet of Things still learning how to play nice together

18 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

As the list of Internet-connected devices grows seemingly every hour, companies seeking an edge in this space are beginning to find fertile ground when it comes to one of the biggest entertainment drivers in the world – sports. But while users are warming to the idea of experiencing live events via smartphone or smartwatch from […]

Checkup: How IoT Tech Can Revitalize Healthcare

18 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The Internet of Things can be an excellent tool, an entertaining toy or, in the case of healthcare, a life-changing technology.A new study by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on IoT in the Healthcare industry indicates that, although it is often deemed to have the greatest potential to benefit from IoT, healthcare remains one of the […]

IoT to generate massive data, help grow biz revenue

18 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Fueled by increasing broadband adoption and access speeds, Internet of Things (IoT) will churn more than 20 zettabytes, or 20 trillion gigabytes, of data by 2025.Growing multi-device ownership also has been identified as a key driver of IoT and cloud adoption, according to research from Seagate Technology. The storage vendor said broadband speeds in the […]

‘Internet of Things’ Becomes ‘Internet of Everything’

19 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The Internet of Things is becoming quite popular nowadays among representatives of high tech, IT industry and among investors. They consider the IoT as a cost-effective and efficient way to make the global economy develop fast. One can’t...Show More Summary

The Ford Nucleon, Electric Cars and the Swiss Thought Experiment

Here’s something I did not know existed, even as far as it did exist: In the 1950s, perhaps the height of the so-called Atomic Age, Ford developed a concept car called the Ford Nucleon. This nuclear-powered automobile was designed, according...Show More Summary

How a Green Fair Connection Helped the Environment and Employees

Using public transportation can help the planet because it is more fuel efficient. At a recent Green Fair in Springdale, Arkansas, we also learned just how much public transportation can help employees, especially those without a driver’s license or a car who struggle to get to work each day. read more

Can Hillary Promote Clean Energy Without Attacking the Fossil Fuel Industry?

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton's climate plan is a probably a good start, but if she is going to take a solidified position on climate change and actually attempt to see it through, then she is going to have to embrace some controversial positions. read more

Climate Change Variability, Not Just Temperatures, Increase Mortality Risks for Vulnerable Populations

Climate and health research has shown that weather extremes fueled by climate change are seriously threatening human health. It is well-known by the public health community that average seasonal mean temperatures significantly influence the risk of weather-related mortality. read more

Can SolarCity Crack the Code on Small Commercial Solar?

When it comes to solar installations on small and medium-sized businesses, the 30-kilowatt to 500-kilowatt range is a no-man's land for installers. According to SolarCity's CEO, it's been "difficult to service this market cost-effectively," despite the SMB market being "bigger than the large commercial business market." read more

New Methanol and Fertilizer Plants to Increase Already-Growing Industrial Natural Gas Use

Reversing a decline that lasted more than a decade, industrial natural gas consumption has grown steadily since 2009 as relatively low natural gas prices have supported use of natural gas as a feedstock for the production of bulk chemicals. read more

How to Think About Climate Risk in the Anthropocene

Increasingly few people believe humans are likely to prevent global temperatures from rising two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. How then should we think about likely impacts — and possible responses? Those were the questions...Show More Summary

What Is the Economics of Ecomodernism?

What is the appropriate role of markets and the state when it comes to solving big environmental problems? A concurrent session at the 2015 Breakthrough Dialogue debated different economic schools of thought with respect to how ecomodernists...Show More Summary

Vonage’s Business Ambitions Gain Ground

A variety of earnings reports are now in, but one that caught my attention this morning was that of Vonage. Vonage has been working hard to transition from its original consumer VoIP business into a business VoIP and UC provider. According to today's results, they seem to be gaining some real traction.... [visit site […]

Blunders to Avoid on a Conference Call

If you work remotely or have clients in far-away locations, conference calls are very valuable for helping everyone on your team stay connected. A simple conference call can bring everyone up to speed on a project and save your company thousands of dollars on domestic or international travel. Show More Summary

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