Stories for Jan. 14, 2009

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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 »

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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 »

Yahoo says that Autodesk’s former Executive Chairman Carol Bartz is taking over as the CEO, a major step forward for the beleaguered Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company. I agree with the choice, but she has her work cut out for her. Here are seven reasons why Bartz is the one to fix Yahoo and clean up its mess. Read more »

Norwegian electric car maker Think got a reprieve today, receiving a bridge loan of 40 million kroner ($5.6 million) from its investors, according to Reuters, potentially saving the company from bankruptcy. But Think will likely need even more cash to keep itself up and running. Think […] Read more »

The Huffington Post has acquired IAC’s stake in 236.com, the comedy blog and video site it had co-launched with IAC in November 2007, according to a memo issued today. 23/6, which wasn’t much of a brand on its own, will now become HuffPo’s comedy section. What […] Read more »

Confession: when I think Pulitzer, I think hard-hitting investigations and thoroughly researched journalism. I don’t necessarily think YouTube. That’s my mistake, though, because yesterday YouTube announced the winner of its Project: Report competition, a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center to find aspiring journalists who focus on […] Read more »

[qi:090] Two consumer organizations have filed an amended complaint to the Federal Trade Commission seeking around mobile advertising. The Center for Digital Democracy and The U.S. Public Interest Research Group filed their joint complaint with the FTC today. The 52-page complaint amends a 2006 filing from […] Read more »

It’s official: Tesla Motors plans to supply battery packs and chargers for the 1,000 electric Smart cars Daimler AG has slated for release in the U.S. in 2010. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk announced the deal today at the Detroit Auto Show, confirming rumors that […] Read more »

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