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Enterprise Sponsors and the Open Source Community: An Uneasy Symbiosis?

Not many years ago, the open source software ecosystem and proprietary models might have been thought of as incompatible ...

Alternative-Alternative Energies: What’s Next?

Gone are the days when "fringe technologies" meant things like solar energy and wind power ...

What’s Driving Future American Auto Development?

Hybrid cars now produced by Toyota, Honda and other mainstream automakers are veritable gas hogs, says Felix Kramer, founder of California Cars Initiative. Not that he doesn't appreciate the technology that has led to mileage ratings in the range of 40 to 50 miles per gallon of gasoline ...

What Did Blu-ray Win?

Last spring, Sony appeared to score a decisive blow in the high-definition video sweepstakes when its Blu-ray video format won the endorsement of Hollywood studios and major retailers, claiming victory over Toshiba's rival HD-DVD format ...

Responsible E-Disposal: Attacking the E-Waste Blight

The winter holidays are over, and brittle Christmas trees and empty champagne bottles aren't alone in many consumers' trash heaps. There are also used computers, televisions, cell phones and other gizmos that have been replaced with fancier models ...

Negotiating the Domain Name Thicket

Warren Royal [*correction] sells bobblehead dolls over the Internet. It's a specific product that demands a specific address for Internet shoppers. So, when Royal decided to get into the burgeoning bobblehead business, he decided the best way to break through the clutter of online bobblehead buyers and sellers would be to secure the most relevant name possible for his Web site...

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Tech Tools for Smart Shopping

This story was originally published on Aug. 29, 2008, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series ...

Zooming In on Digital Camera Trends

Unlike computers, software and other gadgetry, the hot brand names in digital photography never seem to change. However, what they offer continues to evolve, both in terms of features and price range ...

Carbon Trading Online, Part 2: Eco-Aware Consumers

Part 1 of this two-part series explores the relatively new e-commerce practice of voluntary carbon-trading among businesses. This second installment takes a look at some of the online options for consumers who wish to reduce their carbon footprint ...

Carbon Trading Online, Part 1: Eco-Aware Commerce

The virtual world of the Internet has become a hotbed of activity designed to ease the real-world pollution problem ...

Bundled Services: A Great Big Ball of Consumer Angst?

Are cable "bundle" customers changing channels to wireless telecom services? ...

Apps That Live Where the Air Is Rarified, Part 2

Part 1 of this two-part series on Web applications -- that is, software hosted in the so-called cloud -- takes a look at the breadth of this new space and identifies some of the category niches developing within it. ...

Apps That Live Where the Air Is Rarified, Part 1

"Cloud computing is not magical, but it is more economical, more easily scaled and more easily managed," said Lance Walley, chief executive officer of Engine Yard, a hosting and infrastructure support company for Ruby on Rails applications ...

Customer Service in the Shipping Industry: Lost in Transit?

The joke used to be on the U.S. Postal Service. Indeed, jabs about the government's mail system may have driven business to private-sector competitors like United Parcel Service, Federal Express and DHL ...

After Their Tech Empires Are Built

What's left to do after you've earned your first billion in the technology business? ...

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Loyalty Lab: The Key Is to Keep Adapting

Five years ago, Mark Goldstein and three partners recognized that loyalty programs were becoming a cottage industry ...

XBRL: An Agent of Financial Reform?

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VC Funding: One Green Light in a Sea of Red

For those who are hungry for some good economic news, venture capitalists apparently are seeing green in clean technology ...

America’s Vexing High-Tech Immigration Problem

Immigration is becoming as nettlesome to high-tech companies as it has long been in the agriculture and construction businesses ...

Pay Your Electric Bill Online and Plant a Tree

For public utilities, the world seems to be taking on a green hue ...

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