President Obama has a surprising amount of power to reduce greenhouse gases from the two largest categories of emitters, the transportation and electricity sectors, without getting Congress to act. He has already used that power to dramatically tighten fuel economy standards for passenger autos. But his ability to reduce emissions from the electricity sector — […]
Just days after landing on Facebook's campus, the founder of Parse says there will be no changes to his business -- and that means Facebook is increasingly a multiplatform development tool.
As far as newsgathering tools go, Storify has radically changed how reporters navigate breaking news and information on social media. In just a matter of clicks, a writer can pull together dozens of tweets, videos and photos onto one platform and collate it into one thorough, complete story. Show More Summary
Organizing For Action, the non-profit group formed out of the Obama campaign, has stepped up its efforts against Republican members of Congress who don’t believe in climate change. On Monday, the organization released a Twitter tool for supporters to “call out” their member of Congress as a “climate change denier,” with tweets like: “Rep. Show More Summary
Microsoft has released version 3 of WebMatrix, a set of free tools to create, publish and maintain web sites. The new version of WebMatrix Web Development Tools 3 contains a number of changes designed to make developers life easier. This … Continue reading ?
Many tools exist to automate the task of renaming a bunch of files or monitoring folders for changes, but there’s no need to have several apps to cover these activities, when a single program will do. Check5 for Windows is one such utility, offering a variety of operations to tinker with your files and folders. More »
Google is partnering with TIME, NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS) to give an historical perspective on geological changes to planet Earth over a 25-year period. Images of the... Keep reading ?
YouTube offers a diverse array of tools for its creators, and a new addition to the arsenal will help answer burning questions like 'How do viewing habits change by age?', 'What are women watching as opposed to men?', and 'What does Des Moines, Iowa think?'. Show More Summary
by SB Sarah While I was at RT, news broke that Tools of Change in Publishing is no more. Brian O'Leary, whom I met at ToC (and who, like many people in publishing, is my neighbor in Jersey), has a sharp post about the closing of ToC,...Show More Summary
This scathing denunciation of the new Gmail interface can also be used as a handy tool for those of us who have been baffled by it so far but can't be bothered to figure out how to use it. --- See more posts by Alex Balk 0 comments
The unnatural link penalty was one of the most significant changes Google made last year. In January and February of 2012, they sent out roughly 700,000 messages to webmasters via Webmaster tools. This was an enormous event, especially considering that this superseded the total number of messages sent out in 2011. In fact, it was [...]Show More Summary
Tim O’Reilly has decided to end the seven year old Tools of Change publishing conference. GalleyCat has covered the event for many years, and we have many great memories from the conference. AppNewser has more details: O’Reilly explained...Show More Summary
After seven year of hosting the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, Tim O’Reilly announced this week that he is retiring the conference and the TOC blog. He explained in a blog post: Seven years on, “digital publishing” is well on its way to simply being “publishing,” and options for both publishers and readers continue to evolve and expand. Show More Summary
The passing of another Earth Day seems to have some pundits waxing nostalgic. One such pundit, Nicholas Lemann of the New Yorker, wrote a glowing...
The changing landscape of global philanthropy leaves us with the question of what if we cannot measure social change with the tools of the business world or with numbers.
As we've noted recently, Mozilla, the nonprofit entity behind the Firefox browser and other open source tools, has detailed significant changes to its executive management as it positions nearly all of its momentum behind its new Firefox OS mobile platform. Show More Summary
Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of scientific tools manufacturer National Instruments sank 13% today after its quarterly results and guidance missed Wall Street expectations. Show More Summary
Remember Draw Something? The drawing and guessing app that dominated our lives last year slowly faded to the sidelines, but it all might change today with the launch of Draw Something 2. Coming first only for iOS (Android version should...Show More Summary
Everybody's favorite "blogging lite" tool, Tumblr, has a new version out today. Tumblr 3.3.1 has added a selection of sharing tools as well as some changes to make using the mobile app easier and more fun. Posts can now be shared a variety...Show More Summary
For decades, FPS -- frames per second -- has been virtually the only metric of GPU performance. Now, that's changing -- and the new tools coming into vogue expose new aspects of relative GPU performance. How do these new frame latency measurements fit in with conventional testing? We discuss.