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Google is throwing another $100M towards solar

smartplanet.com — Google is chipping in $100 million to a $250 million fund it created with SunPower to help finance the purchase of residential rooftop solar systems. The search engine giant announced its new investment on Wednesday, just a day after it made its biggest renewable energy purchase to date.
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The problem with that amazing speed-reading app

smartplanet.com — In February, a company called Spritz unveiled an app to dramatically increase your reading speed. The idea is that words are fed to readers one at a time, with each word popping up in the same place to reduce the inefficiency of moving your eyes across a page.
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Google buys wind from Warren Buffett

smartplanet.com — Google started talking about renewable energy to MidAmerican Energy, the power company owned by Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway, as soon as construction began on its Council Bluffs, Iowa data center. Now, seven years later, the two companies have struck a deal.
SmartPlanet: Google buys wind from Warren Buffett - Google has been talking to MidAmerican Energy about renewable ... ow.ly/2FZPol

Does information technology destroy or create jobs? Debate heats up

smartplanet.com — Is information technology destroying more jobs than it creates? That's long been the conventional wisdom, of course. Proponents of IT, on the other hand, point to the new types of opportunities created as a result of the march of technology -- from programming to analytics to technicians.
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