Gongol.com Archives: December 2009
Brian Gongol

December 21, 2009

Health Custom-printed organs are just around the corner
Companies behind the "meat printer" say they'll have arteries and veins available for bypass surgery within five years, and hearts and livers within ten

Business and Finance GM hires CFO from Microsoft to run its finances
The new guy will be moving from one of the world's most cash-rich companies (Microsoft has $31 billion in cash on-hand, enough to run the government of the State of Iowa for five years) to one of the most cash-strapped in history. GM has pension obligations in the $85 billion range or more, underfunded by an estimated $20 billion. It's a pretty remarkable undertaking to jump from one to the other, to be sure. And GM isn't the only iconic company with a huge uphill battle just to stay in business: The legendary British Airways is struggling with a labor union that doesn't seem to understand that it can't just have whatever it wants. When air travel becomes a commodity (as it has been for a long, long time), then no airline can justify spending twice as much for cabin crew than others just because the union wants it.

Computers and the Internet Facebook is a huge time sink -- but you already knew that
Companies in India think they're losing 12.5% of their ordinary productivity to social networking

News British troops are about to get their first camouflage upgrade in 40 years
American forces went about upgrading to a pixelated-style camouflage in 2007

Broadcasting Radio on-demand: Just because Congress can't count doesn't mean we're all that stupid

Water News Attention Roland-Story High School: The EPA says you can breathe now

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