Stories for May. 22, 2008

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Startups looking to sell the next generation of batteries for our electric and hybrid vehicles will have to grow big fast to grab lucrative deals with the automakers. While A123 Systems is preparing an IPO to bring in funds for growth, a startup called International Battery, […] Read more »

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Stories for May. 21, 2008

I spent most of the day digging up more information on Twitter and its new round of funding that I reported last night. The update is that Twitter reached an agreement with investors today to raise $15 million in funding at around $80 million pre-money valuation. […] Read more »

It’s a green marketing blitz from Hewlett Packard today. Amid announcements of greener packaging, labeling, manufacturing and energy managment there are some interesting bits — and some disappointing things. Among the interesting is HP’s goal of greening its printers, both improving the overall energy efficiency of […] Read more »

Dr. Lawrence Roberts led ARPANET, the team that birthed the Internet as we know it today. The ARPANET cluster included distinguished individuals such as Vint Cerf, who created the core protocol TCP/IP that underlies the infrastructure of our modern IP-based communication systems. We are proud to […] Read more »

Vinod Khosla vs. WSJ – Biofuel Battle: In an interview last week Vinod Khosla said Big Oil was helping run a smear campaign against biofuels. WSJ took offense, calling Khosla on the claim. Strong words were exchanged – VentureBeat. NorCal Signs on for $520M of Geothermal […] Read more »

If you use a number of different productivity applications, and especially if you cobmine Microsoft’s productivity applications with open source and freeware applications, Microsoft had big news today. The company has announced upcoming support in Microsoft Office 2007 for Open Document Format (ODF), which has been […] Read more »

Today, scientists working at the French equivalent of the Atomic Energy Commission said they have created a backup hydrogen fuel cell for powering cell phones. According to Agence France-Presse, the device is being developed by Bic, the French company more familiar as a maker of pens […] Read more »

We’ve written before about the difficulties that independent web workers have creating and supporting useful (and salable) products by themselves. One key is to outsource as much as you economically can. Now Z-Billing, from Zuora, offers a custom billing service designed to hit the sweet spot […] Read more »

It seems to be raining EEE PC clones with a new subnotebook being released just about every week and this week it’s the IL1PC from CTL.  The IL1PC has the standard 7-inch screen but a 60 GB HDD and 1 GB of memory to run Windows […] Read more »

“Don’t let invasive biofuel crops attack your country” was the warning delivered by concerned scientists yesterday at a UN meeting in Germany. Scientists from the Global Invasive Species Program (GISP), the Nature Conservancy and the International Union for Conservation of Nature all warned that bioenergy crops […] Read more »

If you’re like me, sick of the double-crossing, bandwidth-capping ways of the in-the-red Sprint, it’s time for you to start thinking about other mobile broadband options. Of course, you can sign up for Verizon and pay premium dollars for the same 5 GB-a-month download cap and […] Read more »

The benchmarkers amongst you will certainly appreciate what the EeeUser forums folks have done. They ran the ATTO Disk Benchmark application on various Eee PCs with different SSD memory configurations. The new 900-model Eee PCs come with both a 4 GB main SSD component and either […] Read more »

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