Stories for Mar. 4, 2009

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One of the granddaddies of venture investing, Pierre Lamond — the National Semiconductor co-founder and partner at Sequoia Capital for almost 30 years — has opened up a new, greener door. At the spry age of 78, Lamond has joined Vinod Khosla’s firm Khosla Ventures, where […] Read more »

Indepth looks at Amazon Kindle on iPhone. (theAppleBlog) Veranda, Apple of Solar? (Earth2Tech) Hulu shuts down another re-aggregator. (NewTeeVee) Open source media center apps are all growing up. (OStatic) Change routines, boost productivity. (WebWorkerDaily) Netbooks are injurious to your health. Almost. (jkOnTheRun) Read more »

Hearst-Argyle Taps KickApps; the social media/video platform to power “u local” UGC efforts, allowing people to upload photo and video important to their community. (VideoNuze) Disney Eyeing Online Video Service? At a conference CEO Bob Iger says the Mouse House is considering a subscription-based online video […] Read more »

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As much as I try not to, I still like paper for some things. Boring, plain old paper, with all its failings and negative environmental impact. It seems a chore to pull out my iPhone or log in to Google Docs every time I want to […] Read more »

That sound you heard across the Internet late Tuesday night was every tech blogger on the planet clicking on iTunes to download the new Kindle for iPhone app. This free app lets you read any of the hundreds of thousands of books that are available in […] Read more »

Updated: Algae-based biofuel company Aurora Biofuels, after successfully concluding an 18-month trial at its pilot plant, said today it’s ready to begin developing its second factory. Aurora also said that it’s named Bob Walsh, formerly president of LS9, as its new chief executive to help commercialize […] Read more »

Updated: Apple has developed a reputation for sleek, hip and user-friendly computers and electronics. Now, Veranda Solar, a startup based in Portland, Ore. and Oakland, Calif., developing small, easy-to-install solar-power systems, says it wants to become the Apple of consumer solar products. (Updated to reflect that […] Read more »

Stories for Mar. 3, 2009

Telsima Networks, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based WiMAX hardware maker that had raised close to $70 million in venture capital (and $25 million in debt) was sold to Harris Stratex, a Research Park Triangle, N.C., company for $12 million, which will be paid out over next 12 months. […] Read more »

As expected, President Obama has nominated Julius Genachowski as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission — a much needed and much awaited replacement for Kevin Martin, arguably one of the more biased-towards-phone-companies commissioner. Genachowski was a co-founder of LaunchBox Digital, a Washington, D.C.-based startup […] Read more »

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