August Archive

2 Sep 2014

UK Wind Energy Smashes Coal In August

News that official figures showed wind turbines provided more power to the UK grid than coal plants on five separate days is of no surprise, considering the tantalising hints we received during August. But RenewableUK, the country’s
21 Jul 2014

August production reported for Retina Display MacBook Air with 12-inch model to follow

Waiting for a retina display update on Apple’s MacBook Air laptop? If the Economic Daily News out of Taiwan is correct, you won’t have to wait much longer: The business-focused site reported over the weekend that parts for
18 Apr 2014

Drones 101 and why your August smart lock hasn’t shipped just yet

Between Amazon threatening to use drones to deliver packages, to etiquette questions about what to do when you find a fallen drone, the tech set and popular culture has become obsessed with the flying machines. So I
20 Aug 2013

The Week in Cleantech: August 12 – 18

It was an exciting week in cleantech, with several venture capital investments, a couple of sizable M&A transactions, and a large fund close by a long-time cleantech investor. In venture capital, downstream solar finance company Clean Power
14 Aug 2013

The Week in Cleantech: August 5 – 11

Last week brought a flurry of IPO news in cleantech. Industrial biotech company Intrexon, which raised $ 150 million privately in Q2, commenced its trading on the NYSE at $ 16 per share, raising $ 160 million
16 Jun 2013

Android this week: Galaxy S4 Zoom; New Nexus 7 tested; HTC One Mini pegged for August

Samsung was the first to create a “phablet” and it looks like it’s also the first to create a “phomera”. OK, my silly name doesn’t really exist, but the device I’m referring to actually does. On Wednesday,
29 Aug 2012

The Week in Cleantech – August 13 – 19

News from the previous week of a lifeline investment in A123 Systems by Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang Group appears to have been confirmed last Friday, when public confirmation that a deal had been struck was released.
28 Aug 2012

The Week in Cleantech – August 20 – 26

Last week saw a distinct focus on biofuel and biochemical technology and project developers by private investors, large corporates, and the federal government. It was disclosed via regulatory filings that Lakewood, CO based ZeaChem had secured $
13 Aug 2012

The Week in Cleantech – August 6 – 12

Welcome news came for the distressed darling lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems last week, when Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang Group signed a non-binding MOU to inject up to $ 450 million in the company through a
9 Aug 2012

The Week in Cleantech – July 30 – August 5

The week to August 5 was overflowing with biofuels investment news.   San Diego, California based Genomatica withdrew its much anticipated IPO citing unfavorable market conditions, but simultaneously announced that it had instead upped its private capital