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Dell steps up green wars with bamboo boxes | Electronista

Dell Minis to ship in bamboo packaging

updated 11:45 am EST, Tue November 17, 2009

Dell today boasted an industry first by becoming the first to ship its computers in bamboo packaging. The Mini 10 and 10v will have boxes made primarily of the more efficient material, which regrows much faster than the trees used for cardboard and is more easily renewable. As it takes as much stress as steel, it even provides more protection and replaces not just cardboard but also the foam normally used to cushion against an impact.

via Dell steps up green wars with bamboo boxes | Electronista.

Incorporating renewable materials that provide superior protection into packaging – and using it to win customers? Sounds like a no-brainer.


Richard Jalichandra, CEO of Technorati, speaks with Michael Stelzner (

Michael Stelzner, of interviews Technorati CEO Richard Jalichandra about trends in social media. The video is eight minutes, but is so interesting it seems much shorter.

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Richard Jalichandra, CEO of Technorati from Michael A. Stelzner

Here is the State of the Blogosphere report that Richard mentions in the interview.

A few highlights from the interview:

  • 40% of bloggers have a background in traditional media
  • 28% of bloggers are paid something for their efforts, although full-time bloggers are still rare
  • Rather than supplanting blogs, Twitter has been widely adopted by bloggers as their primary tool for promotion

All in all, an informative, lively interview, and well worth the time to watch.