Weekly Wrap-up: You’re Not Ready For the Future, Death of a Wave, IE Privacy vs. Ads, And More…

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… More Augmented Reality coverageInternet of ThingsThe Intelligent Wood ProjectTrailer for Arduino Documentary Gets 75,000 Views in 1 Day [VIDEO]More Internet of Things coverageReal-Time WebKenyan Elections: A Real-Time Mobile RevolutionInfochimps’ APIs Make New CallsMore Real-Time Web coverageMobile WebNASA Sends Android Phone to SpaceReport: More Than 60% of Phones Web Capable by 2015Amazing Innovation: Mobile Apps for the DisabledMore Mobile Web coverageCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App We recently launched the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes. ReadWrite Sponsors So Intense! How to Create an Effective 404 Error Page3 Must-Subscribe Sources For Useful SEO TipsGet Instant Feedback From Your Site’s Users with FeedbackifyEnjoy your weekend everyone.Subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: Google CEO Schmidt: “People Aren’t Ready for the Technology Revolution”Google Wave is DeadWhy Developers Did Not Adopt Google WaveWhy You Have to Jailbreak the iPhone 4 (or iOS 4)Microsoft Cut IE8 Privacy Features to Sell AdsMore coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebThe Future of the Cloud: Our Newest Research Report – Free We’re delighted to announce ReadWriteWeb’s fourth premium report, The Future of the Cloud: Cloud Platform APIs are the Business of Cloud Computing. Thanks to the generosity of our partners VMWare and Intel, we’re providing this report at no cost to you. The Future of the Cloud highlights cloud computing’s impact on IT organizations, and explores both its disruptive nature and the new markets and opportunities it’s creating. It also covers the impact of the transition on IT organizations in areas such as security, data, the new fundamentals of service provision, network architecture and the need to make the cloud part of a long-term systems and technology strategic plan. For more information or to download the report, visit here.Augmented RealityAugmented Museum of Natural History Related Posts Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups Why Developers Did Not Adopt Google WaveApple Launches Cloud Music Service in Uncharacteristic FashionPlayfish Shows How “Games-as-a-Service” Scale in the CloudReadWriteEnterprise Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to enterprise 2.0 and using social software inside organizations. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s bombshell that the huddled masses “aren’t ready” for the questions that new technology raises was one of several bon mots he dropped in this week’s top story. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010: Wood gets smart on the Internet of Things; augmented reality can now be found at the museum of natural history; and the Kenyan elections were a real-time revolution. Read on for more.Top Stories of the Week Why Entrepreneurs Should WriteWhy We Shouldn’t Get Too Excited About Early AdoptersVenture Capital Human Capital Report Examines Who Gets FundedReadWriteCloud Our channel ReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Highlights from Black Hat and DefconTop 20 Apps for Business: Have You Heard of These Services?How to Secure the iPhone and iPad for the EnterpriseReadWriteBiz Our channel ReadWriteBiz is a resource and guide for small to medium businesses. ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.

first_imgThe November 6 weekly report covers the House Republicans’ introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Also, the Senate Republicans continued work on their tax reform package. The IRS announced more relief for victims of Hurricane Maria and the California wildfires. The IRS also announced that e-filing for 2016 returns closes November 18.CongressHouse Republicans introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Senate Republicans continue to work on a tax reform package.HouseHouse Republicans unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act HR 1. The bill would, among other measures, lower the corporate tax rate, repeal many individual and business tax breaks, and eliminate the alternative minimum tax (AMT). The bill is scheduled for scheduled for markup by the Ways and Means Committee November 6.SenateRepublicans on the Senate Finance Committee continue to work on a tax reform package. Senate Republicans could release tax legislation during the week of November 6 with markup during the week of November 13.IRSThe IRS provided additional disaster relief, guidance on ITIN renewal and LB&I compliance campaigns. Also, it announced that e-filing for 2016 will end November 18.Disaster ReliefThe IRS announced streamlined procedures for loans and distributions from retirement plans to help victims of Hurricane Maria and California wildfires. Employers that sponsor retirement plans for their employees may provide this relief to employees, along with some family members, who live or work in the disaster area, the IRS explained (IRS Ann. 2017-15).ITINsThe IRS reminded taxpayers to renew their Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). Taxpayers with ITINs set to expire this year, and who need to file a tax return in 2018, must submit a renewal application (IR-2017-184).Compliance CampaignsThe IRS Large Business and International Division announced new compliance campaigns. The new compliance campaigns relate to the Swiss bank program, foreign earned income exclusion, and energy efficient buildings, among other issues.e-FileThe IRS announced that e-filing for 2016 returns closes November 18. Taxpayers may file paper returns for 2016 after November 18 (IR-2017-183).Health CareThe IRS has released guidance for small employers who want to provide health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs). These plans help employees offset the cost of health insurance (Notice 2017-67).CybersecurityIRS Commissioner John Koskinen said that the Service has successfully defended against millions of cyberattacks. Koskinen steps down as commissioner later this month.NonacquiescenceThe IRS announced that it will not acquiesce in a district court decision awarding a married couple a refund because the Service incorrectly recharacterized the couple’s nonpassive income as passive (AOD 2017-7 ).By Jessica Jeane, George Jones and George L. Yaksick, Jr., Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

The Eco-Technology Great Debates @ Intel Developer Forum 2008 San Francisco

first_img Attendees will learn about the pros and cons of high-density computing versus low-density computing and ready-to-use container data centers versus traditional brick and mortar data centers. There will also be a panel discussion on energy efficiency metrics, which will take a look at everything from chips to cooling systems and how they play a role in energy efficiency. Hank Lea and myself (Jason Davidson) will be covering the Eco-Technology debates at the Marriot Hotel in San Francisco on Monday, August 18th. We will also be hosting a blog talk radio show around this event at 5:15 PM. In my tenure at Intel, I have had the pleasure of walking into major companies, educational institutes, non-profits, and government agencies to talk technology with many great people. “How green is this solution” is a topic on many minds lately – no matter which topic of discussion. Being an engineer by trade and scientist by education, I will typically dive into the details of around each component’s power consumption and the discussion ends with some simple math multiplying a number of units by their thermal numbers. However, there is so much more to the overall impact, and as I walk in and out of these locations, I am always amazed at the number of larger issues with much larger impacts that are unresolved or overlooked. For more information on these items, here is a blog. The Eco-Technology Great Debates provide a unique and entertaining forum to expand your understanding of today’s most pressing data center and IT issues. Come hear industry leaders take up both sides of some of the hot topics facing the industry. The energy consumption of servers and data centers has doubled in the past five years and is expected to almost double again in the next five, costing about USD 7.4 billion annually.1 There is no single right answer on what to do about this critical situation. Take an active step in solving this challenge by attending *The Eco-Technology Great Debates* and IDF at a special money-saving price. Register for IDF now and enter promo code *CLOECOT* (admission to the Eco-Technology Great Debate and a 2-day pass to IDF) or enter promo code *CLTECOT*(admission to the Eco-Technology Great Debate and a full conference pass to IDF). The debate takes place at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel (located across the street from IDF). 1 [EPA Reports Significant Energy Efficiency Opportunities for U.S. Servers and Data Centers (August 2007).|http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0de87f2b4bcbe56e852572a000651fde/4be8c9799fbceb028525732c0053e1d5!OpenDocument]last_img read more