Stories for Oct. 14, 2008

Silver Spring Networks Appoints CFO: Smart grid startup Silver Spring Networks today announced the appointment of Warren Jenson as Chief Financial Officer – Press Release. Wave Energy Device Successfully Tested: Researchers from OSU, Columbia Power Technologies and the U.S. Navy’s facilities engineering command are one step […] Read more »

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Jacob Jakob Nielsen knows web users. The Nielsen/Norman Group, which he co-founded, has tested thousands of sites. It’s watched more than 3,000 users try to perform tasks online, even following their eyes to see where they look. And he has some frightening news: Nobody looks at picture […] Read more »

Neal Dikeman, CEO of Carbonflow and a partner at Jane Capital, offered up some impassioned words of wisdom for the optimistic cleantech VCs in Silicon Valley over at the Cleantech Blog yesterday: For all the talk of a green boom in the midst of the downturn, […] Read more »

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I’ve written about ADrive before here. For some time now, it’s been trouncing the other free online file storage services in terms of sheer capacity offered at no cost. It continues to offer 50GB of storage for free, while many other free services max out at […] Read more »

You’ve likely heard enough today about expensive laptops and need to hear about some netbook goodness.  Laptop Magazine’s netbook diva Joanna Stern has you covered with a hands on look at the new Samsung NC10 netbook.  Joanna spends some quality time with the $499 10-inch Samsung […] Read more »

By now Sequoia’s “RIP” slide deck and the ensuing blog coverage have been consumed by every entrepreneur and investor in the tech universe. It hit a nerve. Perhaps it provided a wake-up call, or simply confirmed people’s worst fears. For first-time entrepreneurs, or for those who […] Read more »

Too bad the convention hall in San Diego housing the Solar Power International convention this week has hardly any sun light. If so we’d be able to watch the innovative solar systems that are crowded into the building in action. Interspersed between giant solar panels from […] Read more »

Apple front-ended their notebook event today with a look at the business side of things.  Their reported sales figures were impressive, having moved 2.5M Macs last quarter alone, and continuing their trend of growing at two to three times the rate of competitors in the same […] Read more »

While we’re close to finalizing our line-up of speakers and presentations for NewTeeVee Live, there is another way your company can get in front of conference participants: the NewTeeVee News session, where we will present a selection of the most interesting major announcements and product launches […] Read more »

Soliant Energy, maker of rooftop concentrating photovoltaic systems, has raised almost $21 million in new venture capital, including $2.5 million from GE Energy Financial Services, the company announced today at the Solar Power International conference in San Diego. The financing will be used to help the […] Read more »

The Apple notebook event is now behind us and we can share the new product line with you as presented.  We had a thunderstorm roll through the area which knocked the power out for the entire event but due to the technology of batteries and EVDO […] Read more »

While we’re close to finalizing our line-up of speakers and presentations for NewTeeVee Live, there is another way your company can get in front of conference participants: the NewTeeVee News session, where we will present a selection of the most interesting major announcements and product launches […] Read more »

The sketch work of Tim and Eric has always had a vibrant directorial style — and Eric Wareheim’s application of that bright color palette for this MGMT music video gives it a distinctive flair that hints at Wareheim’s potential beyond comedy. But speaking of sketch comedy, […] Read more »

Apple has updated their laptop line (sans the “white MacBook”) with NVIDIA’s new GeForce graphics chips: the 9400M for the MacBook and MacBook Air, and the 9600M GT for the MacBook Pro. The 9400M contains 16 parallel graphics cores offering 54 Gigaflops of graphics performance. This […] Read more »

The new MacBook Air, announced this morning, is a significant upgrade to the ultralight portable from Apple. The machine retains the same appearance, but the technology inside has been updated with some of the new features of the all-new MacBook and MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air […] Read more »

As predicted, Apple today introduced two new models of MacBook, featuring all-aluminum cases constructed from a solid block (or “brick”) of aluminum.  The new models much more closely resemble their Pro siblings than did the previous white and black plastic MacBooks. The entry-level ($1099) white MacBook […] Read more »

Much to the delight of Cinema Display users of years past, today Apple announced their new 24-inch LED Cinema Displays that will be shipping in November for a smooth $899. For a normal display, even if it is 1920×1200 resolution, that is a lot of money. […] Read more »

Many people use their MacBooks to organize photos, watch movies or online video, and maybe transfer files to their iPod, which is why Apple’s new line of MacBooks, unveiled today, include Nvidia’s graphics processors. Read more »

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