Stories for Jul. 31, 2008

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We’re all familiar with standard photovoltaic solar panels, and many of us are starting to become acquainted with solar thermal tech that uses the sun’s heat to generate power, but there’s also a third option. Over a dozen startups are working on ways to use mirrors […] Read more »

Stories for Jul. 30, 2008

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has recently taken up a populist and politically lucrative crusade against Comcast and its nefarious efforts to block certain kinds of traffic. But this is nothing more than a diversionary tactic, one aimed at taking attention away from the service providers’ implementation of metered broadband. Read more »

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Green Chemistry Startup Segetis Grabs ex-Dow Exec: Khosla-backed Segetis has hired industrial bio-products expert Jim Stoppert, a former Cargill and Dow executive. The stealthy Segetis intends to use agricultural products to make materials traditionally made from petroleum – CNet. Researchers Develop Feedstock Pretreatment to Boost Ethanol […] Read more »

Energy storage startup EEStor has been very quiet about its technology, so when CEO Richard Weir told us back in January that the company’s high-tech battery could do “a helluva lot,” we considered ourselves lucky to accrue such detailed intel. We got a little more yesterday […] Read more »

Greenpeace’s latest appeal for environmental friendliness is pretty sexually explicit, sound-wise — but if your speakers are turned down low, hopefully you won’t have to answer any awkward questions from small people about why these trees are shaking like this. And Shia LeBeouf’s recent troubles made […] Read more »

When comScore released its U.S. ad network rankings for June last week, YuMe was at No. 8, a noteworthy feat considering the young startup serves only video ads. We thought the company breaking into the top 10 was impressive enough to post about it. But competitors […] Read more »

Recently, over on the OStatic blog, I covered Sleipnir, which is a popular browser in Japan, but few people outside of that country use it. It has one primary claim to fame–an unusual one–which is that it allows you to switch between the Gecko rendering engine […] Read more »

Every day the promise of the mobile web moves closer to being realized, and every day we move one step closer to Mobilize, our one-day conference dedicated to examining the implications — and identifying the opportunities — in this coming revolution. We are thrilled to report […] Read more »

Google has acquired video mashup/presentation company Omnisio for an undisclosed sum (TechCrunch has heard the deal was all cash and in the $15 million range). The company will be incorporated into YouTube’s offering. We’re trying to get details, but Omnisio co-founder and CEO Ryan Junee has […] Read more »

Here’s a refreshing change: Some positive news about a solar company. First Solar [FSLR], a prominent stock in the beleaguered solar sector that has held up relatively well of late, posted earnings for the quarter ended June 30, and the numbers were well ahead of what […] Read more »

YouTube, as we mentioned this morning, was sued yet again on Wednesday, this time by Italian television company Mediaset over copyright concerns. The lawsuit, filed in Rome, charges the video-sharing site with “illegal distribution and commercial use of audio and video files,” and asks for at […] Read more »

Not a day goes by that we don’t see the notice go up for a new mini-notebook.  The netbook space is crowded if nothing else and even the big boys are wanting to play now.  Today comes word of not one but two new netbooks announced […] Read more »

We mentioned Posterous on their launch about a month ago. At the time, they were an interesting email-to-blog platform – but they only supported creating their own custom blogs. But with some changes just announced, they’re suddenly a much more interesting platform: you can now use […] Read more »

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