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New York City has selected the Nissan NV200 as its vehicle of choice for its future cab fleet. The minivan was chosen for its overall interior size, durability and gas mileage. The new model will roll out in 2013, with Nissan testing 6 electric cabs at the beginning of next year. In other news, creating super-cheap computers for children is the goal of the non-profit, Raspberry Pi Foundation. The group claims it can build a $25 dollar computer that’s about the power of an iPhone 3G. The computer runs a fully functional version of Linux and only requires a USB keyboard and mouse to run. And finally, San Francisco is testing a program that lets people find parking spots using their iPhone. Wireless sensors embedded in the street and city parking garages monitor whether the spots are occupied. The city warns not to use the app while driving.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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