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7 Jan 2014

Smart window startup View kicks into overdrive with $100M from Madrone (those Walmart guys)

Churning out next-generation smart windows that can dim on demand is an expensive proposition. That’s why on Tuesday seven-year-old dynamic window maker View (formerly called Soladigm) announced that it’s raised a $ 100 million round from private
25 Dec 2013

Massive Cape Wind Project (Finally) Kicks Into High Gear

The global wind turbine leader Siemens has just inked a deal to provide its offshore turbines to the massive new Cape Wind wind power project, and that one contract could shake the offshore wind power market to
2 Sep 2013

Trendspotting: Acer kicks off IFA season by putting 4K in a phone and touch on a cheap laptop

Acer got a headstart on its rivals at this year’s IFA tech show in Berlin by unveiling several new products on Monday, days before most the show’s reveals take place. There’s the usual update to Acer’s roster
21 Jul 2013

OpenStack kicks off year 3; Dell deal in deep doo-doo: The week in cloud

OpenStack birthday isn’t all sweetness and light I’ve never seen a group of vendors so obsessed with a birthday, but that’s the case with OpenStack which turned 3 last week. More here Not everyone was so glowing in
11 Mar 2013

The week in cloud: VMware cloud saga continues; Amazon kicks up monitoring wars

We’ve heard it before and we’re hearing it again: VMware plans to to take on Amazon Web Services. GigaOM reported it last July, breaking news of a planned spin off tasked with this job.  Part of that spin off
17 Jul 2012

Larry King Returns: New show kicks off on Hulu Tuesday

You can suspend those suspenders for only a while. Seventy-eight-year-old TV interview legend Larry King will make his return from a two-year retirement Tuesday with a new half-hour interview show debuting in the early evening on Hulu
5 Apr 2012

2012 kicks off with major moves in the small world of energy efficiency finance

In our final Quarterly Investment Monitor of 2011, I highlighted the year’s incredible upsurge of interest in energy efficiency financing, and predicted that 2012 would be a proving period when bets are placed, and programs and companies