Charlie has the morning off.
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about Microsoft's hardball tactics in the American Pacific Northwest.
1.) Microsoft came to Quincy, Wash. in need of massive amounts of energy. It promised environmental sensitivity. Then reality happened.
2.) The City of Chicago wants free broadband wireless Internet connectivity in all of its parks and public spaces.
3.) The architects at Qb3 studio find a clever solution to making a building taller while preserving the character of a low-rise Philadelphia block.
4.) You subscribe to magazines, why not neckties? Washington, D.C.-based startup Tie Society has the answer.
5.) A Chinese film and TV company has submitted the winning bid to acquire one of Hollywood's leading visual effects studios.