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Nissan-Renault signs more states for electric vehicle schemes

'Leccy TechRenault-Nissan has announced electric vehicle and infrastructure deals with the State of Oregon and the Principality of Monaco.
Alun Taylor, 22 Nov 2008

GeoCities 2.0 auctions self on eBay

In the summer of 2006, at the height of the digerati's Web 2.0 frenzy, social networking startup Kiko.com sold itself on eBay. The share-your-appointments-with-the-world online calendar extravaganza was pulling in exactly zero dollars a month. But after a flurry of late bidding, eBayers decided it was worth $258,100.
Cade Metz, 22 Nov 2008

Google Analytics — Yes, it is a security risk

AnalysisJudging from some of the comments responding to our story about security sloppiness on Barack Obama’s website, it’s clear a discussion about the risks of third-party javascript is in order. Contrary to what many commentators believe, widgets used by Google Analytics and similar services do represent a threat, especially if you’re a high-profile target.
Dan Goodin, 22 Nov 2008

US intelligence predicts EU 'hobbled giant' by 2025

United States government intelligence hasn't exactly been on a winning streak for predicting future events, but recently it's been painting a somewhat bleak future for Western society.
Austin Modine, 22 Nov 2008

XML daddy eyes code riding storage metal

QCon 2009Tim Bray, co-inventor of XML and Sun Microsystems’ Director of Web Technologies, found himself manning “the hangover slot” to give the morning keynote at day two of the Qcon developer conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
John K Waters, 22 Nov 2008

Teen discussed suicide plan online 12 hours before webcam death

The Florida teen whose lethal drug overdose was broadcast live over the net earlier this week began blogging about his intended suicide 12 hours before.
Cade Metz, 22 Nov 2008

Nokia 5320 XpressMusic mobile phone

ReviewNokia has cranked up the volume of its mobile music message recently with the debut of its Comes With Music download service and the unveiling of its touchscreen 5800 XpressMusic handset.
Phil Lattimore, 22 Nov 2008

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