Category Archives: Jobs and Economy

Where was the Nevada County Booth?

It has been 25 years since Ellen and I attended the State Fair. We were regulars when the kids were growing up, but once they went off to college we stopped going to the State Fair. When we did go, … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute to Host Climate Conference in Washington, DC March 23-24

Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change Will Focus on ‘Resetting U.S. Climate Policy’ for the Trump Administration ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – The Heartland Institute will host the 12th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-12) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in … Continue reading

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Green Screen Review #19: While you are watching VR, VR is watching you!

Your VR device may be watching your ever emotion and sending the data back to the images provider. Where you focus your eyes, the features on your face, and your micro responses to stimuli can be collected and used to … Continue reading

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Only in Obama’s Growing Economy: Sears & Kmart MAY Close Doors

Moody’s analysts say Sears and Kmart don’t have enough money — or access to money — to stay in business. In a note published Wednesday, the analysts downgraded Sears’ liquidity rating, saying the company is bleeding cash and will have … Continue reading

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California Climate Change Legislation Targets Flatulent Cows

At the Legal Insurrection: California’s inane battle against climate change has resulted in even more toxic legislation. Last week, our legislature approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases. Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell … Continue reading

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Green Screen Review #12: Zuckerberg is coming, Zuckerberg is COMING!

Picked up a copy of Bloomberg Business Week at the Amazon Book Store in Seattle. On the cover is a VR article featuring Facebook’s Zuckerberg. He wants to take over the VR market and control it like Apple and Google … Continue reading

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Green Screen Review #11: VR Unicorns Five Years Out

Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of Wired Magazine on the future of VR at LinkedIn Question: So who do you think is going to be on the forefront of that [VR]? Who do you think is gonna do the really innovative stuff … Continue reading

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Green Screen Review #10: Sketchfab’s New Update Previews a Three-Dimensional Web

  VR Comes to the Web: Soon, “page” won’t be a very helpful word for describing everything on the web. The word has made a lot of sense so far. Pages are flat, two dimensional things. The web can imitate … Continue reading

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Nevada County a Winner in Digital Counties Survey 2016:

Winners Make Collaboration, Innovation, Civic Engagement Top Priorities Nevada County, Calif., took first place in the up to 150,000 population category for its exemplary county budget portal, BYOD policy, participation in the 18-county Central Valley Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure Project, … Continue reading

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Green Screen Review #8: Locked in VR Prison

The New York Times has a VR article that should be of interest to local economic developers: Tripping Down a Virtual Reality Rabbit Hole This sounds obvious: The whole point of virtual reality is to create a fantasy divorced from … Continue reading

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