Archive for September, 2009

How to Keep Your Doctor Under BaucusCare aka ObamaCare v.__ (I Lost Count)

September 29, 2009

To keep their current medical providers, employed Americans covered under employer-provided insurance plans only have to look at their insurance situation once a year during open enrollment, stick with what they have or change it, make sure their doctor remains in a covered network, and pay what they owe when they incur deductible and other out-of-pocket costs.

This chart, provided by the Republican side of the Senate’s Joint Economic Committee chaired by Sam Brownback, explains how Source: BizzyBlog RSS Feed

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The War Between Online Real Estate Information and The MLS

September 29, 2009

Never forget the power of entrenched interests. While the new guys are focused on innovation and extention, the old guys typically spend all their time protecting what they have. Till it is gone.

The battle between the online real estate services (Zillow, Trulia, blogs) and the MLS systems took another turn in Washington state recently. The old dogs found a nifty little loophole to force the new guys to adapt, or get fined thousands of dollars.

If this sticks, expect it to beSource: The Real Estate Bloggers RSS Feed

Borg Warner announces new single-speed eGearDrive transmission for Coda electric sedan

September 27, 2009

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Miles EV

2010 Coda Sedan – click for high-res image gallery

Somewhat LEGO-like, the details of the all-electric 2010 Coda Sedan are coming together. We learned earlier this summer that the EV will use a 100 kW / 134 hp motor from UQM. This week, BorgWarner announced that its eGearDrive single-speed transmission will find a home under the hood of the electric vehicle, which will be introduced in California next year.
The Coda sedan will Source: AutoblogGreen RSS Feed

REPORT: Mitsuoka to offer unique rental cars in Japan, also plans to sell in China

September 27, 2009

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, China, Japan, Beijing Motor Show

Mitsuoka Orochi – Click above for high-res image gallery
Mitsuoka, the Japanese car company whose mission seems to be hoarding all the ugly in the entire world and using it to design automobiles, will expand into Japan’s rental car market and offer its luxury range in China. Japanese drivers will be able to rent the Orochi for 25,000 ($279 US) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., or for three whole days forSource: Autoblog RSS Feed

Ford introduces new Figo hatchback for India’s burgeoning B-segment

September 23, 2009

Filed under: Budget, Hatchback, Ford, India

2010 Ford Figo – Click above for high-res image gallery
You could be forgiven for thinking that Ford is starting to get a nicely thick global portfolio of B-segment cars, but with the class of vehicles picking up steam worldwide, the Blue Oval is keen to become an even bigger player – particularly in fast emerging markets like India. As such, Ford president and CEO Alan Mullaly found himself in Delhi today to unveil the company’s new Source: Autoblog RSS Feed

Yodlee Does a Better Job Categorizing My Expenses

September 23, 2009

Last week, when I logged into my Mint.com the first time in several months, I was shocked by how Mint categorizes the expenses downloaded from my Bank of America Checking account. I don’t know exactly how Mint processes the transactions, but it is just unacceptable to me that a popular financial product that is used by more than 1 million users to track their finance treats a credit card payment to Chase as spending on alcohol. I then wrote a post complain Mint.com’s problem. FromSource: The Sun's Financial Diary RSS Feed

Nobex Radio Companion Million user milestone

September 22, 2009

The Nobex Radio Companion community is growing and they’ve just announced their millionth download. Nobex Radio Companion allows you to listen to your favorite radio stations from your BlackBerry. Boasting over 3500 stations from more than 25 countries, Nobex Radio Companion is a great way to listen to radio on your multimedia BlackBerry.

With the free version you can listen to all the playable stations in your country. This can be downloaded by going to our download Source: BlackBerryCool RSS Feed

Design Dilemma: Choosing A Floor

September 22, 2009

Wood. Linoleum. Tile. Carpet.

When it comes to choosing floor coverings, the options are many, and growing all the time. Ever considered cork, seagrass, poured resins or engineered woods? You should.

So if it’s time to choose a floor covering for your home and you find yourself stuck, here are 10 options:

1.) Solid Wood.
A classic choice, wood is hardwearing and practical but feels high-end too. One of the best things about Source: Home Design Find RSS Feed

Peugeot RCZ limited edition

September 21, 2009

The Peugeot RCZ Limited Edition was presented at the Frankfurt motor show, a brief chance to see it as a production run of only 200 will be made. The RCZ is equipped with a 1.6-litre THP with 156 hp and has six-speed manual gear change. It has a pearl white finish, 19-inch wheels, carbon fibre roof and front black-painted grill.

Accessories include satellite navigation, Bi-Xeno lights, leather interior, electric seats and front and rear parkingSource: EuroCarBlog RSS Feed

Newspapers: What Would You Pay For?

September 21, 2009

There’s a bunch of news and interesting writing around the forthcoming efforts to charge for content (specifically online newspaper content). A recent study conducted by The American Press Institute and ITZ Publishing/Belden Interactive, involving 118 online interviews, finds various attitudes and strategies among the majority of news publications that are moving toward a paid model.

Here’s the top-line summary of the research from Media Buyer andSource: Screenwerk RSS Feed