The Perils of Business Travel

“Traveling greatly increases vulnerability to identity theft, phishing, sidejacking, and online fraud. Think about it: You’re charging devices at airports, hotels, convention centers, and coffee shops; connecting to open networks; and using shared computers at client sites and elsewhere. You put your passwords, financial data, business transactions, and browsing history out there...

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eBay’s Open Space Environment

“eBay Inc. has been focusing on revamping its offices to create a more stylish work environment. Tom Edwards, senior manager of Global Design and Construction, who helped lead the design team, says that eBay literally took down the cubical walls, providing for a more productive, eco-friendly atmosphere. The new office environment is geared towards giving

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Get The Pay You Deserve

“Don’t tell people how great you are, show them. A company or individual can most effectively demonstrate their value by highlighting past successes. If you don’t have experience to hang your hat on, take on a defined initial project to show them what you’re worth.” —David Gardner | Cofounder, ColorJar 11 Ways To Get Paid

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Forgotten Mission Bay

“There is a lot to love about Mission Bay. It has beautiful parks and spacious luxury condos. It’s a wonderful place to ride your bike or put your kayak in the water. No doubt the 1,000 apartment units under construction will lease briskly given their proximity to the burgeoning UCSF campus and $1.6 billion hospital.

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Finding Talent & Corporate Real Estate

“While the search for talent also drives Juniper Networks’ real estate decisions, the financial crisis and slow economic recovery have created “incredible tension” between the imperatives to increase revenue and to cut operating costs, said John Lucas, who manages the company’s worldwide real estate portfolio and related workplace services. That has translated to a drive

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Sandy Lessons for Restaurants

“Owners are re-examining their buildings’ infrastructure and architecture. They are questioning their industry’s tradition of placing kitchens and refrigerators in basements. For the first time, many are realizing a need to set up backup power, communication systems and transportation networks. “Everyone is thinking not only about backup power and emergency lighting,” he said, “but also...

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Planning for Security

“How would anyone know that a security program is effective without an occurrence to test it? For instance, how do you show that the camera installed over the door acted as a deterrent to the person who was contemplating a violent act if the act did not occur? The answer is simple. You can’t. That

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More Glass Window Technology

“Milpitas-based View, formerly Soladigm, is developing smart window technologies that automatically adjust to improve energy efficiency and provide glare reduction – like sunglasses for buildings. The company said an average installation decreases heating and air conditioning and lighting energy consumption by 20 percent.” View Inspired With Sunglasses for Windows

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Future of Residential Home Construction?

“Their homes – which can be customized by number of floors, rooms and finishes on their website – start at 640 square feet for a one-story home with one bedroom and bathroom. That goes for $128,000, including delivery and installation. On the higher end, a 2,560-square-foot two-story home with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths runs

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Google’s Expanding SF Facilities

“On the business side, a product might take just a week to bring to market, and suddenly there are 1,000 engineers around the world working on it. But if Google wants to lease 1 million square feet in a major city like New York, London or San Francisco, it generally takes a year or two

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The Future of Drinking Water

“We’re all drinking water downstream from somewhere. “Treated waste water discharges going into rivers and streams becomes the source of drinking water supply for people downstream and that’s been going on forever,” she says. “You just don’t talk about it.”” The Future of Drinking is Drinking Water That’s Been In the Toilet

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Facebook’s Next Generation, Hyper-Green Data Center

“In a super-simplified version of its inner-workings, outside air is drawn in from the west, down through the floor into the 164,000-square-foot computer room where fans pull it up and through a set of holes above, so the hot air is isolated from the incoming cold air. Along that path, misters blow very a fine

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