The MPH Champ: VW Polo Bluemotion

I like hybrid cars, but i don’t like the battery technology they are chained too. Volkswagon has never bought their Polo model to the US and I think they should. It has phenomenal fuel efficiency. How good is it?

Introduced last year, the Polo BlueMotion is a mileage champ — thanks to a combination of light weight (2,389 pounds); improved aerodynamics; a 79-horsepower three-cylinder turbodiesel engine with direct fuel injection; very tall gears in the 5-speed manual transmission; and low rolling-resistance tires. In the European driving cycle, it achieves 48 miles per gallon in the city and, get this, 74 m.p.g. on the highway (and 61 m.p.g. combined). A further benefit is a 13 percent drop in carbon dioxide output compared with the standard Polo.

READ THE ARTICLE @ THE NYTIMES

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Jason Calacanis on Why You Should Fire Your PR Company

You may not know who Jason Calacanis is, but if you have a blog or write professionally he’s kind of a big deal. Jason was one of the early internet tech writers way back in the 90’s with his Silicon Alley Reporter magazine and then started one the two mammoth blogging empires with Weblogs Inc.

Anyways, he has a great article on getting buzz/pr for your startup over on Silicon Alley Insider and its the kind of valuable info most people wouldn’t share.

3. Always pick up the check–always.
At the industry events I mention above I always set a goal of creating deep relationships with a small number of folks as opposed to running around trying to trade cards with as many folks as possible. You can trade cards on LinkedIn, but you can’t break bread there. In the real world break bread, don’t trade contact information.

READ THE ARTICLE @ SILICON ALLEY INSIDER

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The Lexus Nuareo Concept

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Treo Pro Unveiled

Looks like Palm is taking some baby steps in the right direction, I hope this is the first of many devices in a rejuvenated company.

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A Few Words with Lets Just Eat Cheese

I recently had the opportunity to share a few words with my homegirl Elle over at Lets Just Eat Cheese about life in the Big City.

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Oliver Stone’s W Trailer

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Video: Android Beta

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