Stories for Mar. 4, 2009

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 »

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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 »

In this guest post, Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John T. Chambers states his case as to why he believes broadband was such a crucial part of the stimulus package — and how faster broadband speeds will not only transform our economy, but our society. Read more »

Changing World Technologies has known for awhile now that 2009 could be its make-or-break year. Founded more than a decade ago, the biofuels developer said in SEC filings that it raised $9.5 million last year — an amount CWT expected to fund its operations through the […] Read more »

Navigation and LBS company Networks in Motion has paid an undisclosed sum to purchase TrafficGauge, which provides traffic information in Se… Read more »

As technology companies try to define the slew of devices that are smaller than a laptop or bigger than a smartphone, the mobile Internet device is one of the most vague. Basics such as screen size, whether or not it will have voice and other items […] Read more »

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