EMC Corporation – Dell combo may be biggest tech merger in history

EMC Corporation – Dell combo may be biggest tech merger in history

It’s official. EMC and Dell announced this morning that they’ve signed an agreement for Dell to acquire EMC. EMC majority-owned VMware will be kept separate as a publicly traded company. Under the terms of the deal, EMC shareholders receive $24.05 per share in cash and “tracking stock linked to a portion of EMC’s economic interest” […]

Fracking more eco-friendly than originally thought

Fracking more eco-friendly than originally thought

From NCPA Hydraulic fracturing has contributed to the recent decrease in natural gas prices, resulting in an average savings of $200 per year per household from 2007- 2013. Yet many are still concerned about this development in energy technology, specifically regarding air and water pollution and quality of life for communities near a fracking site. […]

Federal control of nuclear waste hamstrings industry

Federal control of nuclear waste hamstrings industry

By Alyssa Carducci / Heartland Institute The nuclear power industry in the United States has been held back by a dysfunctional, federally controlled, centrally planned system of nuclear waste management, say the authors of a new study by The Heritage Foundation. The report says the bipartisan Senate bill aimed at reforming nuclear waste management, The […]

Private sector takes the lead in fighting piracy and protecting IP

Private sector takes the lead in fighting piracy and protecting IP

By Michi Iljazi / Taxpayers Protection Alliance As the technology sector continues to expand and innovation continues to be a key driver for growing the economy, it is important to recognize and strengthen intellectual property (IP) whenever possible. Abusers of the system are rampant, and in many cases they are aided and abetted by other […]

Study: Wind electricity several times as expensive as conventional sources

Study: Wind electricity several times as expensive as conventional sources

By D. Brady Nelson / Heartland Institute On average, electricity from new wind resources is nearly four times as expensive as that from existing nuclear sources and nearly three times as expensive as using existing coal sources, a new study by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) reports. The study, What is the True Cost […]

Why are mules stubborn? Why can’t blind jackasses see?

Why are mules stubborn? Why can’t blind jackasses see?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Here’s my theoretical question for the day: Why are mules stubborn, and why can’t blind jackasses see? I ask that question in regards to a few recent news articles. One is on Japan, one the US, and one on emerging markets with various overlaps in between. Let’s start with Japan. Brink […]

N.J. woman creates app for fed-up Facebook users

N.J. woman creates app for fed-up Facebook users

When Amanda Lin and her friends began applying to colleges several years ago, they altered their names on Facebook. They were worried that college admissions officers would use the social network to learn more about applicants — and to possibly make judgments against them. But college hopefuls aren’t the only ones worried about the sometimes […]

Water footprint of hydraulic fracturing

Water footprint of hydraulic fracturing

From NCPA A study conducted by Duke University researchers evaluated the overall water footprint of hydraulic fracturing of unconventional shale gas and oil throughout the United States. Opponents of the fracking method argue that the practice poses a pollution risk to groundwater, depletes available water resources and can trigger earthquakes. Industry advocates say those fears […]

U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reach deal on massive trade accord

U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reach deal on massive trade accord

WASHINGTON — After more than six years of stalled progress and political wrangling, negotiators from the U.S. and 11 trading partners across the Pacific Rim announced a deal Monday on a landmark trade accord linking 40 percent of the global economy. The agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership clears the way for what would be the […]

Which devices will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

Which devices will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is available to the public as of Monday and older Nexus devices are now receiving the new operating system. But now, other Android users are eagerly waiting for Android 6.0 to update on their devices. Google showcased Android 6.0 Marshmallow alongside the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones last Tuesday. Though many […]

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