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Mike Swift
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Attended Colby College
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After a year and 15,000 miles of driving an electric Nissan Leaf, we finally sat down and ran the numbers for how much we're paying for electricity. The bottom line, if you're a +Pacific Gas and Electric Company customer and have an EV rate and pay attention to the times of day you use power, is a lot. I figure I saved about $133 over the roughly 1,200 miles I drove in November. It costs me about 5 cents a mile to drive the Leaf, for the combination of home and public charging that I do.
It was 13 months ago that my husband first talked me into adding an all-electric Nissan Leaf to our household and so I thought it would be a good time to discuss one of the most frequent questions ...
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Hi +Michael Tucker  Yeah, I would buy another electric car, as long as I had access to a gas powered car for longer trips. But I also think the Bay Area has to have the best #EV  situation in the country. We have mild weather (no need to use battery charge for A/C or heat), a great public transport system if the car can't get you the whole way, and a great (compared to the rest of the country) network of public charging stations.
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Google consolidates journalism tools in one place.
 
Google just put all of its tools for journalists in one spot 

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Welcome to Google Media Tools. Consider this your starting point to tap into Google's suite of digital tools that can enhance newsgathering and exposure across television, radio, print and online. Whether it's refining your advanced search capabilities, improving audience engagement through ...
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Very cool time at the #EV Summit at Google yesterday.
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New details on creation of #Google+ Hangouts emerge in Silicon Valley copyright suit: : http://www.mlex.com/DigitalRisk/Content.aspx?ID=433532
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The gradual escalation of the horror of this new video of the Japan tsunami in 2011 is partly what makes it so powerful.
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A very exciting 0.4 inches of water in the rain gauge this morning in drought plagued Norcal, and the calming sound of raindrops pattering on the roof on a Sunday morning. Looks like we had one of the the highest rainfall totals on the California coast south of San Francisco this morning. 
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I heard the raindrops on the skylight and had to get up to make sure I wasn't mistaken.  Let's hope the storm door is open.
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Where did the Facebook ping come from, and why we can't we turn it off? Here is +Deborah Petersen's swan song in newspapers, a great piece in the Merc about how tech is redefining our need for gratification. 
The second in our series on how technology is transforming our sense of gratification
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Cool image of the first photo taken of the Earth and the moon in one frame, by the Voyager 1 spacecraft that NASA announced last week has left the solar system and traveled into interstellar space.
A Long Way From Home. This image of the Earth and moon in a single frame, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded on Sept. 18, 1977, by Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles from Earth. The moon is at the top of the picture and beyond the Earth as viewed by Voyager.
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Bad news for #EV drivers like me
 
ECOtality, the company which handled the U.S. Department of Energy's EV Project which installs Blink chargers for free, may file for bankruptcy. What happens to those like my husband who has a Blink electric vehicle charger in the driveway?
ECOtality is looking into filing for bankruptcy, according to several reports released today.  The company is the overseer of the U.S. Department of Energy program which allowed my husband, and tho...
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Ah, Yosemite. Here's the Tuolomne River looking back toward Cathedral peak.
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  • MLex Market Intelligence
    Senior Correspondent - Silicon Valley, 2012 - present
  • San Jose Mercury News
    Internet Writer, 2006 - 2012
  • The Hartford Courant
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Senior Correspondent covering the Internet, media and telecom for MLex, a provider of exclusive market intelligence for legal and investment professionals.
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Once biked solo from Scotland to Jerusalem, via Egypt and the Sinai. Cross country from Connecticut to California, too.
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  • Colby College
  • Knight Fellow Stanford University
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