Stories for Sep. 10, 2008

It seems that Lenovo shipment delays on new systems is a recurring theme as we’ve heard about such delays regularly when they announce a new product.  Liliputing is reporting that their order for an IdeaPad S10 netbook has just been delayed for two months, a long […] Read more »

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I am still sifting through all the information I have gathered this week while attending a couple of conferences. This has taken my focus away from what’s in the news. The good news is that most of the team has been busy at work. You can […] Read more »

On Wednesday morning, Bay Area mayors — Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, Chuck Reed of San Jose and Ron Dellums of Oakland — will meet to discuss how to create “a regional climate compact” at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Clean and Green conference. The group […] Read more »

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The biofuels industry, once the poster child of the new energy economy and purported savior of the internal combustion engine, is again discovering that the road to global primacy is rougher than expected. According to a report released by Accenture entitled “Biofuels’ Time of Transition: Achieving […] Read more »

The NBA is taking its existing library of content mobile through a new deal with Zed. Beginning with more basic NBA content involving teams… Read more »

The CalCEF Angel fund is officially announcing that it has brought on a new fund manager: Matt Lecar, an 18-year veteran of venture capital and energy investing. Lecar, who previously held positions at utility PG&E, EDF Group and consulted for Trinity Ventures, actually joined the CalCEF […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 9, 2008

Ashton Kutcher’s practiced finesse and stage presence may have been out of place at the TechCrunch50 conference earlier this week, but he was there to launch a web video show. Indeed, no tech conference would be complete these days without a token celebrity entrepreneur. Read more »

While most of the media attention at TechCrunch’s annual startup showcase in San Francisco was focused on the latest and shiniest startups, I ended up spending most of my day walking the demo pit, quietly checking out what was on display. And after that I checked […] Read more »

Bioplastic Maker Cereplast Closes $2.6M Round: Cereplast, manufacturer of purported sustainable bio-based plastic products, has raised $2.6 million in new equity financing through a private placement of common stock to existing shareholders, new “green” institutional funds and an external Director of Cereplast – Press Release. Wheb […] Read more »

YouTube will add a new analytics service called Hot Spots this week or next, aimed to help video creators drill down into their videos to see what parts are most popular. As we understand it, the service would tell you things like when people drop off (a.k.a. your video is too long) and when people rewatch a certain portion over and over (a.k.a. you should have put that in slow-mo). Read more »

One of the things I’ve liked most about using the iPhone with the App Store was how easy it is to get software updates for programs I’ve purchased.  A visit to the App Store is all it takes to find out if one or more of […] Read more »

If you missed seeing Steve-o live in person today (which you did), then you can now watch the entire “Let’s Rock” special event keynote online at Apple’s site. The full event is a little over an hour long and gives you a few more details than […] Read more »

Now that Google’s Chrome browser has been out in the wild for a while, there are some new resources for it appearing out on the web. There are also some good metrics for how the browser is faring. One market research firm has it topping Opera […] Read more »

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