Stories for Jan. 14, 2009

On the heels of news that it had scored a deal with laptop maker Hewlett Packard, lithium-ion battery maker Boston Power says this morning it has raised $55 million to keep growing its business. The 4-year-old company has now raised a total of $125 million, making […] Read more »

Targeting your professional development in a preemptive rather than reactive way, is not always easy. Usually freelancers and consultants just roll with the punches and learn what they have to depending on client requirements. A little forethought, though, can go a long way to making you the applicant of choice before any contracts are awarded. Read more »

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I’m in the airport preparing to head out to San Francisco for 3 days. Sitting close to me is a road warrior who needs to get wireless, and I mean peripherals, not connectivity (notice power plug and mouse). Read more »

Solar power may produce electricity without burning fossil fuels, but it brings its own set of environmental bad news: toxic chemicals in solar panels and solar manufacturing processes. And many of the environmental risks associated with production and end-of-life are being ignored by solar panel producers […] Read more »

Updated with confirmation, comment from Nortel: In a sign of just how deep the troubles of the troubled telecommunications industry currently run, The Globe and Mail is reporting — and Nortel Networks has now confirmed — that the equipment maker plans to file for bankruptcy, perhaps […] Read more »

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It’s now common knowledge that Obama’s pick for FCC head Julius Genachowski went to Harvard Law School with him, was an adviser to two FCC c… Read more »

UPDATED Steven Chu established himself as a well-known scientist and administrator years ago, running the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and winning a Nobel Prize. He has called for urgent action on climate change and (now famously) described coal as his “worst nightmare,” so cheers from environmental […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 13, 2009

It’s no secret that Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) stock was pummeled during Jerry Yang’s stint as CEO. But how has it fared since Yang announced he was… Read more »

The economy may be giving renewable energy companies plenty to fear in the year to come, but not all the forecasts are gloomy. At a time when analysts are predicting shrinking venture capital investment and companies are shelving plans for new factories, some industry insiders are […] Read more »

Joyent today announced it has agreed to acquire Reasonably Smart, a fledgling cloud startup based on JavaScript and Git, for an undisclosed amount. While on the surface it might look like simple industry consolidation, Reasonably Smart’s technology will in fact help Joyent compete with emerging service-centric […] Read more »

The doors have closed on this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, so now the fun part begins: Waiting for all of the cool new gadgets shown off in Las Vegas to make their way to consumers. Here’s the rundown on a few of the products I’m anxious […] Read more »

When Jerry Yang announced two months ago that he was giving up the reins at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), Carol Bartz wasn’t one of the names being to… Read more »

It’s now common knowledge that Obama pick for FCC head Julius Genachowski went to Harvard Law School with him, was an adviser to two FCC cha… Read more »

Online activity has always been a source of concern for those of us who spend a lot of time on the web due to privacy concerns.  We’ve gotten used to the notion of those little cookies that track where we go on the web and how […] Read more »

We’ve recently covered opportunities for web workers who need work, including our interview with Gary Swart, CEO of online staffing marketplace oDesk, and resources for web workers who have recently lost their employment. Whether you’re looking for places to work, or looking to launch an entrepeneurial […] Read more »

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