Underwater mortgages impacting bail bonds, Twitter on the skids, and some really great hats
I never knew how expensive a bail bond can be (guess that’s a good thing), but now they are becoming even harder to get as bondsmen are less willing to take homes as collateral. The Wall Street Journal has the story (free for now).
As the one responsible for the care and feeding of our Field Guide to Wind Farms and their Effect on Property Values I know how divisive seemingly innocuous topics can be. What appears good from afar can be anything but that up close. But wind farms aren’t the only green energy seen as impacting property values. The New York Times reports on the growing murmurs of discontent in New Jersey over solar panels in suburbia.
Fortune has a really interesting article on the revolving door that is Twitter’s executive office. Rather than having a founder with his thumb firmly planted where he wanted to go (a la Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, or Bill Gates), the creators of Twitter left much of its evolution to users. And now after several departures and a return, they’re trying to figure out how to make it pay.
Skype for Android now offers calls on 3G regardless of carrier.
Hopefully our wet and cold spring is almost behind us, but in case we have one or two more stay-at-home weekends, Yahoo has info on how to start streaming movies off Netflix.
Looking for a way to support US companies in a challenging financial era? ABC News has compiled a list of websites selling American-made products, ranging from golf clubs to baby clothes, furniture to camping gear, toys to pet supplies and more.
Did you go to the Royal Wedding? No wonder your twitter stream dried up. Westminster Abbey was tweet (and apparently WC) free. But weren’t those hats something?