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The Green Supply Chain: Cutting Out Weak Links

As companies evaluate their carbon footprints, supply chains are one area of business that have come under increased scrutiny. Making the complex network of manufacturers, packagers, shippers, wholesalers and retailers greener protects the environment, saves energy, and ultimately reduces costs ...

Intellectual Property Pointers for Enterprising E-Tailers

The Internet has opened up information sharing in unprecedented and ever-expanding ways. This new world is great for creativity and communication, but it's also brought intellectual property rights into question ...

The Cyber Doctor’s Office: Only the Gowns Are Paper

The traditional doctor's office creates a forest of paperwork. Patient charts, records, bills: They're all par for the course in the medical world ...

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Whooping It Up: Woopra Crashes the Web Analytics Party

Woopra, a new Web-tracking and analysis service designed by iFusion Labs, began quietly enough. iFusion Labs CEO John Pozadzides, along with his partners, Elie Khoury and Jad Younan, launched the site at Word Camp, a convention for bloggers, in March 2008, offering memberships to 200 attendees ...

The Power of Crowdsourcing Consumer Reviews

Consumers looking for information about services, products, restaurants or destinations once had to rely on expert reviewers, who would make their site visits, conduct their research, and eventually release their findings to the masses. ...

The Tech-Savvy Approach to Political Branding

Barack Obama announced his running mate by text message. John McCain's putting up YouTube videos. Mayoral candidates are doing robocalling. And just about everyone running for public office has a blog. Clearly, the campaign landscape has gone high-tech. ...

Wikis Within the Enterprise: Serious Collaboration

Wikis began as free, open, public spaces for anyone at all to contribute and share their knowledge, expertise and wisdom. Businesses have begun to recognize, however, the power of the wiki model for accomplishing internal collaborative tasks, like revising human resources documents, producing specifications, and communicating across time and space ...

Wikis in Education: Teaching Students to Share Knowledge

Teaching and learning have always had a collaborative element, but wiki technology has in recent years made collaboration central to the method of many educators ...

Money Talks: Wikis for Investment and Finance

Wikis are sprouting up everywhere, so it's not surprising that the world of investing, finance, business and money management is getting in on the act. ...

A Voice for Tech: Carly Fiorina’s Political Ambitions

If John McCain wanted a strong woman on his side, he couldn't have done much better than Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of HP who has recently been making a name for herself on the political scene ...

Tourism Wikis: The World According to the Crowd

It used to be that travelers looking for the hippest getaway, the coziest hotel, or the best restaurant had to rely solely on travel guidebooks, which were often out of date by the time they were published ...

The Online Social ‘Shop Till You Drop’ Party

It's no fun shopping alone. That's the theory behind social shopping, a trend that combines social networking with e-commerce. It's a trend that's coming into its own as increasing numbers of online shoppers turn to the sites for fun, companionship, and camaraderie with other shoppers ...

Medical Wikis: The Doctor Is Online

So you're looking for medical advice. Would you: a) call your doctor, b) consult a medical journal or c) go to a wiki? ...

Follow the Money: Do-It-Yourself Reality Check on Pols

Money talks. So it's important for voters to know how candidates get their money, who gives it to them, and what they do with it. ...

Your Reputation Online, Part 2: Repairing the Damage

Part 1 of this two-part series covers the potential problems Web users can experience when information about them is posted online ...

Your Reputation Online, Part 1: How Damage Is Done

Our reputation is one of our most valuable possessions, determining in large part where we work, how much money we make, whom we date or marry, and many other aspects of our lives ...

Creative Collaboration: The Open Source Filmmaking Experiment

Once an expensive, difficult and inaccessible profession to break into, filmmaking has now opened up to the masses. With the digital revolution, anyone with a digital video camera and access to basic editing software can make a film ...

Smartphone Operating Systems, Part 2: Change Is in the Air

Part 1 of this two-part series looked at the variety of smartphone operating systems from a user's perspective. Part 2 covers the changes developers face ...

Smartphone Operating Systems, Part 1: A User’s Guide

With Apple's recent announcement of its new lower-priced and more richly featured 3G iPhone, smartphones are once again in the news. Now the iPhone will be competing with other prominent smartphone systems, particularly Research In Motion's popular BlackBerry ...

Social Networking: Taking It to the Streets

When abstract artist Gina Raphaela wants to get the word out about shows featuring her paintings in her New York loft condo, she turns to her building's social networking site, hosted by LifeAt.com. She sends messages to all of the members of her building's online community, and she reports that plenty of friends and neighbors from the building have been coming to her events...

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