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+ - An Electric Boost for Bicyclists->

Submitted by gollum123
gollum123 (810489) writes "Detroit may be introducing electric car designs and China may be pushing forward with a big expansion of its highways and trains, but people and delivery workers in New York, postal employees in Germany and commuters from Canada to Japan — are among the millions taking part in a more accidental transportation upheaval- the electric bikeIn turn, the booming Chinese electric-bike industry is spurring worldwide interest and impressive sales in India, Europe and the United States. China is exporting many bikes, and Western manufacturers are also copying the Chinese trend to produce models of their own. From virtually nothing a decade ago, electric bikes have become an $11 billion global industry.In the Netherlands, a third of the money spent on bicycles last year went to electric-powered models. Industry experts predict similar growth elsewhere in Europe, especially in Germany, France and Italy, as rising interest in cycling coincides with an aging population. India had virtually no sales until two years ago, but its nascent market is fast expanding and could eclipse Europe’s in the next year.. It began in China, where an estimated 120 million electric bicycles now hum along the roads, up from a few thousand in the 1990s. They are replacing traditional bikes and motorcycles at a rapid clip and, in many cases, allowing people to put off the switch to cars."
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Google

+ - Google Chrome's Market Share On A Fast Rise ->

Submitted by adeelarshad82
adeelarshad82 (1482093) writes "After passing Apple's Safari just a month ago to become third most widely used Web browser, Google's Chrome browser has now topped the 5% mark. Chrome was the top gainer during the period, with more than a half percentage point increase, rising from 4.63 percent in December to 5.20 percent in January. The raving reviews the new version of the browser has gotten is part of the reason for this, the inclusion of extensions has made the browser favorable to many others now. Apple's Safari also gained, but only by a tenth as much as Chrome, moving from 4.46 percent to 4.51 percent. Internet Explorer continues to shed market share, dropping from 62.69 percent to 62.18, while Firefox lost just 0.2 percent, ending January with 24.41 percent."
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Comment: No issues here (Score 1) 279

by theheff (#30617768) Attached to: Apple Fails To Deliver On Windows 7 Boot Camp Promise
I've really had no problems on the latest model unibody 15" MBP. I've been running the Windows 7 x64 RTM since it was released. I think the best features added from the actual bootcamp installation are the keyboard/trackpad functions, HFS+ drivers, and backlit keyboard. Drivers aren't really an issue...
Social Networks

+ - Ron Paul's use of the Internet in his presidential

Submitted by
tres3
tres3 writes "A recent New York Times article explores some of the success that Ron Paul's presidential campaign has had in using the Internet. The author correctly states that others aren't as successful because their approach led many to micromanage their Web sites. By contrast, [Ms. Teachout] said, the Paul campaign took the opposite lesson that it was about openness and power. He has over 1140 MeetUp Groups in 900 cities (including one in the green zone in Baghdad) that have operated largely independently from the campaign.

For instance the ThisNovember5th site was setup by Trevor Lyman using a video created by James Sugra without even consulting the campaign. That site brought in $4.3M from 37,000 donors in 24 hours. Mr. Paul estimated that the one-day haul had brought $10 million worth of free publicity. Ron said he hadn't even gotten around to thanking them yet. THANKS Guys!! There is a new money bomb web site being prepared now in celebration of the Boston Tea Party

The article goes on to cover the wide variety of supporters that the Paul campaign has attracted. In reality Dr. Paul didn't create these groups; he simply gave them a focal point to rally behind. And he used the Internet to unite them, or more accurately, the users of the Internet found his message and united themselves behind it. I guess that is why the author titled the article 'The Web Finds Ron Paul, and Takes Him for a Ride'."

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