Stories for Mar. 4, 2009

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Tesla Goes to Canada: Electric sports car maker Tesla Motors said it will start taking orders from Canadian customers today and begin delivering cars in the fourth quarter of this year. — Press Release Toyota Pins Hope on Hybrids: Toyota expects to sell 15 percent more […] Read more »

Traffic Marketplace, a Los Angeles-based ad network, has acquired fbExchange, an ad network focusing on Facebook and social media applications, for an undisclosed amount of money. TMP is going to use fbExchange to diversify its online advertising business to social networks. I first wrote about fbExchange […] Read more »

Netbooks — small, light and inexpensive portable computers — have become very popular in the past year, and come in enough flavors that many web workers may want to consider getting one. I use an Asus Eee PC netbook as a secondary machine for mobile work, […] Read more »

We know that news video is huge online, but it’s not just another vertical amid masses of TV clips, virals and personal video. That was one major takeaway from the Beet.TV roundtable I helped moderate this morning in San Francisco. Here are some quotes and notes: […] Read more »

Working at home is wonderful.  The commute is about 30 seconds and rarely is interrupted with traffic conditions or adverse weather.  It’s a great way to work, but having done it for a while I know all too well that sometimes you have to change your […] Read more »

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