Web 3.0 Could Lead to E-Government That Anticipates Citizens’ Needs ‘Machine-to-machine’ Internet communication enabled by microformatting will help citizens get more targeted information. The Economics of E-Government Services Are Far From Simple Do citizens — and governments — benefit from e-government services? Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Pictures Photos from the annual gadget extravaganza show tablets, electric vehicles are poised to be hot products in 2011. Infrastructure Ground Zero Reconstruction Facilitated by Mapping and Visualization Technology The Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center keeps the public informed about post-9/11 rebuilding through its website. Gov 2020 Become a Money-Saving Hero (Opinion) Three ways that our newly elected executives can use technology to achieve a leaner and more responsive government. E-Government Touch Navigation Is Tops in Oakland County, Mich. Oakland County, Mich., launches new Web portal version designed specifically for smartphone touchscreen navigation. Is Internet TV next? Alabama Cracks Down on Fishing Violations With Text-a-Tip Program The public can anonymously send text messages to report saltwater fishing violations on Alabama’s coast. Online Signup for Recycling Bins Saves City Millions Fort Wayne, Ind., estimates it will save $2 million by giving recycling bins only to households that register for them online. Education High-Tech School Bus Teaches Students on the Road Students at a rural Arkansas school district ride a wired bus that can play educational TV programs and is capable of student-teacher video conferencing. Digital Literacy Stars in California YouTube Videos California tries to prove its point digitally about the significance of incorporating technology into everyday life. Products New Products from iKey, Lenovo, Garmin Mobile keyboard, tablet computer, GPS locator. Point of View IPads Are Likely the Device for the Next Decade (Opinion) IPads and other touchscreen tablets are already finding their way into local governments. Spectrum IT Trends: MySpace Layoffs, British Library iPhone App First YouTube movie, DARPA works on visual intelligence for the military. Procurement Governments Save Money Using Managed Competition Governments reduce costs by letting the public and private sectors compete for the same contracts. Social Media Government Execs Discuss Strategies for Updating Social Media Accounts Government officials discuss the challenges of keeping social media accounts refreshed and their ongoing strategies for maintaining them. GIS NASA Aeronautics Lab Takes GIS to New Heights A NASA research center uses precise positioning and high-accuracy GIS to support operations and facilities management. Four Questions Harris County CIO Bruce High Discusses Local Collaboration Texas county CIO discusses new initiatives including enterprise technology.