Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Settlement reached in tainted Chinese drywall case

NEW ORLEANS — A settlement outlined yesterday between a major manufacturer of Chinese-made drywall and homebuilders who used the tainted product in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi could affect anywhere from 800 to 1,500 homes, attorneys said. Lawyers called it a significant step toward resolving problems with some 10,000 buildings blamed on the drywall. Plaintiffs’ […] [...]

Mississippi Power wants rate hike, mainly for Kemper plant

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power Co. has filed documents with state regulators for a net rate increase of 11.35 percent. The company says customer impact will vary with electricity usage. Company spokeswoman Cindy Duvall says Mississippi Power made three separate filings late Tuesday to the Public Service Commission. Duvall says two were for increases and one […] [...]

Personhood supporters form political action committee

NEW ALBANY — Supporters of the so-called personhood movement, which defines life as beginning at fertilization, have formed a political action committee (PAC) to help elect anti-abortion candidates and to educate voters. The Mississippi personhood amendment was defeated by voters Nov. 8. Les Riley and the board of Personhood Mississippi announced Wednesday that they have […] [...]

The future of solar is the good old USA

by Published: September 25,2011

Tags: energy, Google, Ray Burgess, solar energy, solar power

The future of solar is not in China. It is the present: 185 Chinese solar panel makers relentlessly driving down costs by 30 percent a year. The future of solar is right here in America: Using smart technology to get the most out of what the Chinese sell us. That is not as easy — […] [...]

Cloud Computing?

Companies are dodging bulky, pricey servers and putting data into the clouds “Cloud computing” is more than just a buzzword mumbled around the IT water cooler. Scott Hamilton, executive director of CIT.MS, an economic development group in Ridgeland that supports the information technology community, calls the term is a misnomer. “In order to simplify diagrams […] [...]

Scott Hamilton on CIT.MS

RIDGELAND- MBJ-TV sits down with CIT.MS executive director Scott Hamilton to talk about his association and how it promotes information technology as a business tool in Mississippi. [...]

Mississippi enters the Google fray

by Published: April 4,2010

Tags: Google, high-speed Internet, JACKSON, Mississippi, Oxford

Jackson, Oxford in the running for high-speed internet program that would be launched next year Site selection for most major economic development projects is wrapped in a shroud of secrecy that would make the CIA jealous. Typically, the public learns its city or state was in the running for something similar to a Toyota or […] [...]

Big benefits or PR ploy?

  Among the most successful and admired companies of the past century, Google rarely makes a move without extreme amounts of fanfare that often borders on chaos. Its latest venture has produced the same result. The tech giant received more than 1,100 responses from cities and town across the U.S., in response to a request […] [...]

Google drops $2 million on Wikimedia Foundation

“Google has donated $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation!” That was the big, albeit informal, announcement posted today on the Twitter account of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. The technology blogs are still buzzing about the search engine empire’s contribution to the non-profit charitable organization, famous for it’s massive online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. The grant will reportedly […] [...]

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