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A Contrarian View on The Apple/Foxconn Labor Situation

A few weeks back when the New York Times wrote a story regarding workers making iPhones and other devices in China who aren’t being treated very well, I wondered, this is a story? In other words, is there a person...

How Sea Water Cools Google's Data Center

Google recently released a new video showing some of the details regarding how they turned an old paper mill into a data center and are utilizing a seawater tunnel which was already in existence to pump water into heat exchangers...

Smart Grid Trends 2010-2011

The smart grid is a very hot topic now - there is a tremendous amount of value in these new networks and regardless of whether the primary driver is going green, saving or making money, there is a massive amount...

Goldman's Interest in Green IPO Helps Obama Relationship

I read with tremendous interest about Goldman Sachs and their unusual interest in PetroAlgae, a company in the renewable energy field which is not only small but losing money. Generally a company like Goldman would laugh at such a small...

Google Becomes Wind Powered Electric Company

In Google's quest to become greener the company recently invested $38.8 million in North Dakota wind farms and the company is looking to make this a profitable business. You might expect the company to be using wind to power its...

Coal a Factor in Data Center Location?

Greenpeace has recently decided that going after oil drillers and coal miners is not enough and they plan to focus on companies they believe to be polluting by expanding their efforts into the data center market. More specifically the company...

$1,000 For Pic of Al Gore Shoveling Snow

With all due respect to the VP who was a past TMC expo keynoter who by the way did an outstanding job. It just seems too ironic to not request such a picture - I would want exclusive rights of...

Tehrani at Winter Olympics

 After ITEXPO in Miami next week, I come back home, witness TMC's move into a new headquarters, head back down to Miami for a bar Mitzvah and then finally head to the Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. While there I will...

Avaya Purchases Nortel Enterprise Assets

The highly anticipated news of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business being sold to either Siemens or Nortel is here. The envelope please... And the winner is... Avaya - subject to bankruptcy bidding rules and court approval of course. Here are some...

Microsemi's Green PoE Midspan Opportunity

Regardless of whether you think being green is the right way to live because of the environment or you think it makes sense to save money in a tough economy you should be keeping a close eye on Microsemi, the...

TMCnet Interop 2009 Video Interviews Beginning to Post

Last week at Interop my team conducted over 100 interviews with thought leaders at the show. Topics discussed include green switching, testing, Ethernet, cloud computing and more. So far, half a dozen of the videos have been posted and more...

Interop 2009 Trends, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Ethernet and Wireless

I had a good time at Interop this last week catching up with the industry and seeing where the strengths in technology are. Some bright spots were virtualization, cloud computing, Ethernet and wireless. Some of the old guard companies I...

TMC Celebrates Earth Day Yippee

 We at TMC are doing our part in celebrating Earth Day by stepping up our coverage of all things green. We want to make sure you have the most up to date information we can provide having to do with...

Tandberg: Year of Videoconferencing Came and Went

In tech, one of the best punch lines around was "the year of videoconferencing." Since 1990 we heard the year of videoconferencing was coming soon and dozens if not hundreds of video companies have disappeared while waiting to take advantage...

Good and Bad Green News

I have some good and bad news about the green movement. The bad news first... If you buy a car that is very small and hit a car that is bigger and/or heavier, the smaller vehicle will likely be worse...

Bill Gates Reboots Engine Technology

During the dotcom boom, Bill Gates made a speech where he explained how if the auto industry had kept up with the computer industry we would be driving $25 cars which get 1,000 miles to each gallon. GM was said...

Solar iPhone Case is Handy and Useful

New case from mobile.brando.com.hk is a perfect iPhone companion for the sun   I'm always looking for that killer story idea - you know - the one which has all the elements of interest and buzzwords... Like iPhone, green, gadget,...

Tesla Motors in Trouble: Paradox of a Lifetime

The ironic times we live in cannot be understated. One wonders what our children will think of us in the coming decades. Case in point, Wall Street lobbies the government for looser regulations so they can compete with European banks....

Is the Shoe The Ultimate in Green Technology?

I come across hundreds of news items each day. On some days it is thousands of news stories. Occasionally I see something odd and obscure but strangely compelling. For example, in Japan, NTT has created a shoe which generates three...

Solar Roofing Materials

I came across a good article on solar roofing material which focuses on a new technology which is hurricane resistant while being more aesthetically pleasing than traditional solar panels. The article reminds us that in the US, tax credits for...

IP Fax on Mainstream News

Long Island's news 12 just ran a news piece on IP faxing. IP faxing has been around for years but is it enjoying a resurgence? It seems the technology may be getting a boost from the move by companies looking...

Nortel Earnings August 2008

In a podcast conversation with Joel Hackney, President of Enterprise Solutions Business at Nortel I had a chance to discuss Nortel's earnings which were a mixed bag for the quarter. On the one hand there were eight quarters of...

Fuel Prices Fuel Technology

As fuel prices increase, so does the desire to come up with reasonable alternatives. Some of these efforts revolve around conservation and others have to do with new technologies which make it possible to bypass oil, coal and natural gas.Today...

Fuel Cells Power Base Stations

We live in a world obsessed with treating the environment better. While this statement does not apply to the entire world, the green technology movement in Europe and the US seems to be growing faster than ever. Still, when...

Here Come Electric Cars -- Really

To its credit, GM did come out with an electric car before any other auto manufacturer. The EV1 was introduced in the mid-nineties and GM cited lack of profitability among other reasons to kill the billion dollar project. In hindsight,...
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