Reading Tesla’s tea leaves

Tesla has drawn fire for raising more cash and being 4 to 5 weeks behinds its production schedule. It still has challenges but is ultimately laser focused on avoiding recalls and laying the groundwork for future EV rollouts.…

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Data: out of the lab and into the wild

Data is no longer confined to spreadsheets and endlessly obtuse databases; this week’s SXSW Interactive conference highlighted the increasing use of big data in everything from political strategy to behavioral psychology to healthcare. And, of course, data is at the crux of next week’s Structure:Data conference, which kicks off next week in New York City.…

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Will cloud computing push the BRIC market to the front?

"Cloud first" markets — those where companies' first serious engagements with information technology are in the form of cloud computing — are beginning to emerge. For the BRIC economies in particular, this might mean a chance to adopt low-cost solutions that will give companies a clear competitive advantage over more established enterprises bogged down by legacy infrastructure. Many pieces are already in place, and so it is worth pondering where the real force behind our knowledge industries will wind up in the next few years.…

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Waiting for the EV market to materialize

It was a tough week for electric cars, with Chevy Volt's sales falling short and Aptera's filing for bankruptcy. The barriers to EV adoption are widely known but center around a few major issues, including range anxiety, charging time and initial cost. Range anxiety and unease about charging time will decline as consumers get more comfortable with the product. That leaves the real long-term issue: initial cost.…

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Today in Cleantech

Earth2tech’s Katie Fehrenbacher interviewed Best Buy’s home energy platform lead about Best Buy’s trialing of home energy management sections in three stores.…

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Today in Cleantech

I’m at GigaOM’s Roadmap Conference today in San Francisco, where earth2tech editor Katie Fehrenbacher just interviewed Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky. He noted,…

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