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27 Mar 2015

The First State To Generate More Than 5% Of Electricity From Utility-Scale Solar Is…

Originally published on EIA. California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power, according to EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. California’s utility-scale (1 megawatt (MW) or larger)
26 Mar 2015

Hidden Benefits Of Electric Cars, Even More “Environmentally Friendly” Than Previously Thought

In addition to the most obvious benefits of electric vehicle (EV) use — a diminished carbon footprint, less air pollution, etc — there are many other, more subtle, benefits as well. New research from Michigan State University
25 Mar 2015

More Solar Records, Lowering Solar Customer Acquisition Costs… (Clean Energy Link Drop)

Get your clean electricity fixin’s here (after scrolling through our own clean electricity stories): Solar Energy Rooftop/Small-Scale Solar Make Cities Solar Hubs, Says Stanford Study New Homes Must Be Ready For Solar Panels Says San Diego SolarCity
13 Mar 2015

100% Renewable Energy Goal Looks More Likely For Hawaii

Proposed laws for 100% renewable energy in Hawaii by 2040 have won approval by respective committee’s in the state’s House and Senate 100% Renewable Energy Goal Looks More Likely For Hawaii was originally published on CleanTechnica. To
6 Mar 2015

Google and Apple may be forced to pay more tax in Russia

Russian authorities may start trying to extract more tax from foreign tech firms such as Google and Apple, according to a report by Vedomosti. There appear to be a couple elements… Gigaom Search
5 Mar 2015

Rayton Solar Using Particle Accelerators To Create Solar Panels That Are “60% Cheaper + 25% More Efficient Than Industry Standard”

The US-based solar energy company Rayton Solar recently came to my attention, and more importantly, its claim that it has developed a technology and approach to creating solar panels that’s “60%+ cheaper and 25% more efficient than the industry
3 Mar 2015

Box buys small security startup to court more risk-averse clients

Fresh off its IPO in January, Box has made its first acquisition of the year, buying a small security startup called Subspace, the company said on Wednesday. Financial terms of the… Gigaom Search
24 Feb 2015

Medium gets a bit more Twitter-like, and a bit more blog-like

Medium has been known primarily for its long-form, magazine-style pieces — but founder Evan Williams says it wants to be a home for shorter posts as well, so it has launched… Gigaom Search
20 Feb 2015

Cloudera claims more than $100M in revenue in 2014

Hadoop vendor Cloudera announced on Tuesday that the company’s “[p]reliminary unaudited total revenue surpassed $ 100 million” in 2014. That the company, which is still privately held, would choose to disclose even… Gigaom Search
18 Feb 2015

Use young lawyers and more thoughts from CIOs moving to the cloud

One of the biggest roadblock to adopting the public cloud for Rich Roseman, former CIO at 21st Century Fox had nothing to do with bandwidth, vendor-lock in or security. It had… Gigaom Search