Stories for Oct. 1, 2008

Netflix is adding roughly 2,500 titles from Starz Entertainment to its “Watch Instantly” streaming service. The deal gives Netflix subscribers paying at least $8.99 a month access to content from the Starz Play broadband service as part of their subscription. Though lacking in new releases, the […] Read more »

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Computing giant Hewlett-Packard said today it would spend $360 million in cash to buy LeftHand Networks, a storage company that straddles two hot trends right now — allocating storage for virtualized servers and the using Ethernet for storage networks. LeftHand’s software essentially allows a user to […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] Google has taken such an enthusiastic role in investing and promoting clean energy that, in terms of number of deals, the search engine giant was the second most-active cleantech venture investor during the third quarter. Google invested in five cleantech startups during the three-month period […] Read more »

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When Google acquired startup @Last and its 3-D modeling product, SketchUp, most observers saw it as a nice add-on for Google Earth, perfect for “hobbyists and enthusiasts.” Since then, the SketchUp program has blossomed into a tool in its own right, and is now nurturing a growing ecosystem of green design startups. Read more »

BeBook has announced their ebook reader that can handle a variety of digital formats.  The reader will be released in the UK for GBP229.99 and handles over 20 ebook formats out of the box.  The reader has a 6-inch reflective screen that the company claims will […] Read more »

SkyFuel’s VP of business development, Christopher Huntington, compares his solar startup’s strategy to the tortoise, in the old tortoise and the hare story. He says while many young solar thermal startups are racing to rush next-generation, unproven technologies to market, SkyFuel is working on dramatically lowering […] Read more »

Google has taken such an enthusiastic role in investing and promoting clean energy that the search engine giant was the second most active cleantech venture investor during the third quarter, according to a report from the Cleantech Group. That’s in terms of number of deals; Google […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 30, 2008

It is October and they are still playing Baseball in Boston and Chicago and L.A. and Philadelphia. Just not in New York, where even a combined payroll of $335 million doesn’t buy a playoff birth. The only team(s) more incompetent is in Washington DC, playing football […] Read more »

Even as the Senate plans to vote on the financial bailout on Wednesday and the credit crunch is starting to threaten many factors of the cleantech industry, investment in the cleantech sector hit yet another record during the third quarter of this year. According to the […] Read more »

Led by Germany and the UK, broadband subscriptions continue to grow faster in Europe than any other region in the world, trade group Broadband Forum said today, rising to almost 120 million out of the worldwide total of 380 million, in the second quarter. Read more »

Lignol and Weyerhaeuser Team for Cellulosic Products: Ethanol and biochemical producer Lignol is working with pulp and paper giant Weyerhaeuser on cellulose-based biochemicals. Weyerhaeuser has a separate JV with Chevron to develop cellulosic biofuels – Green Car Congress. South African Investment Firms Launches $48.6M Cleantech Fund: […] Read more »

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