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Sponsor post: Slush lights up northern startup scene

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Dark. Cold. Slush on the ground. Cool startups inside. Slush introduces a setting making a trip to slushy Helsinki worth it. The conference gathers the region’s most promising startups, international investors and a speaker lineup of hot entrepreneurs. The highlights from the program include the independent smartphone developer Jolla, which...
Sponsor post: Slush lights up northern startup scene

An electric motor that's ditched the rare earth materials

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Political battles over rare earth materials — which are crucial for many energy components, like lighting, batteries and motors — have spawned efforts to create technologies free of these materials. A startup called HEVT (or Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technologies), which recently won the national Cleantech competition, has developed a rare...
An electric motor that's ditched the rare earth materials

What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

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With news of earnings calls, and GigaOM’s recent coverage of data centers and big data fresh on everyone’s minds, the latest research content on GigaOM Pro this week looks at the near-term prospects for both future and legacy technologies. The market for wearable-computing devices, data center energy use concerns and proved to...
What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro
PandoMonthly: CleanTech is All About Solving Difficult Problems and the Verdict is Still Out

What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

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It’s definitely September – despite the shortened workweek, we’ve already seen some major product releases from Amazon and Nokia, big news on the $69 million e-book settlement case, and, of course, the Democratic National Convention. Over on GigaOM Pro, our analysts and curators are looking at the long-term prospects for...
What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas

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Three guys from Finland who have been inspired by the EFF's patent busting project have recently launched a new effort, called Project Troglodyte, which is designed to pre-vet certain patents that they fear have a high likelihood of blocking innovation thanks to trolls. We want to take the EFF's idea...
Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas
A startup that squeezes electricity out of city water

After Fortune Criticized Kleiner's Ray Lane, He Cancels A Speaking Event (HPQ)

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Kleiner Perkins partner Ray Lane is the chairman of Hewlett-Packard, which is going through a rough time. Perhaps as a result, Lane has kept an exceedingly low profile this year. So it was notable when the Commonwealth Club, a San Francisco-based public-affairs forum, announced that Lane would speak in late...
After Fortune Criticized Kleiner's Ray Lane, He Cancels A Speaking Event (HPQ)
John Doerr still sees a future in cleantech
Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson drives off in the first Model S

If you’re a multi-talented editorial producer, apply here

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Our Editorial Producer wears many different hats, playing a crucial role on the team. He or she works very closely with the Executive Editor and News Editor to make sure our top stories are getting the social media attention they deserve, that the site is running smoothly, and that our...
If you’re a multi-talented editorial producer, apply here
Chrysalix VCs: Well, we're making money in cleantech

Iris Capital invests in reBuy, an online marketplace for second-hand electronics and media

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reBuy, an online marketplace for physical second-hand goods including CDs, video games, mobile phones and tablets, has today announced an expansion round led by Iris Capital. The equity investment, which is an undisclosed amount, will be used to expand and develop its ‘recommerce business’ in Germany. A group of German...
Iris Capital invests in reBuy, an online marketplace for second-hand electronics and media

How the fallout from the Facebook IPO has impacted the secondary market

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This is a guest post by investor, Hans Swildens  One of the most misunderstood markets in venture capital is the secondary market. Even some top VCs and long-term institutional LPs who have been in the market for over 30 years have misconceptions. I believe that this is because they have...
How the fallout from the Facebook IPO has impacted the secondary market

Where are they now (Fisker edition)? The story gets even weirder

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Electric car maker Fisker Automotive has yet to file for bankruptcy or find a buyer, but it already has some alum — two former Fisker CEOs — that are working on some unusual projects. Most notably, Reuters reported Friday that Fisker founder and former CEO Henrik Fisker has teamed up...
Where are they now (Fisker edition)? The story gets even weirder
Good-bye solar? Greentech investments shift to consumer tech and electric vehicles
I'll Take 'Orange County Technologies that Could Change Your Life' for $200

Last week on Pro: predictions for social tech, Obama's impact on cleantech

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It’s been a tumultuous week for the consumer market: Blackberry (finally) released its long-anticipated BB10 OS and two new devices, to mixed reviews. And Twitter and Amazon both had a rocky week, with site-wide outages reported on both sites, and a hacking incident effecting 250,000 Twitter users. Meanwhile, our Pro...
Last week on Pro: predictions for social tech, Obama's impact on cleantech

An accelerator emerges as one of the most active cleantech VCs

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Following a down year for cleantech venture capital investing, an accelerator is emerging as one of the more aggressive venture capital firms in cleantech. Greenstart, based in San Francisco, has decided to drop its accelerator program and has decided to act as a venture capital firm focused on early stage...
An accelerator emerges as one of the most active cleantech VCs

Using data to harness social pressure can be a powerful force for good

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For the past five years Opower has been conducting the largest behavioral science experiment in the world, says Opower co-founder Alex Laskey during his TED talk this year, which was just published online. Opower uses software and data to send messages to utility customers to convince them to lower their...
Using data to harness social pressure can be a powerful force for good

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Last week on GigaOM Pro: cleantech, QR codes, and India

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It’s been a tumultuous week for cleantech, kicking off with Tesla’s Model S sedan being declared Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, and wrapping up with our own Katie Fehrenbacher on stage at the VERGE Conference, debating whether clean tech (at least, as we know it) is actually dead. Meanwhile,...
Last week on GigaOM Pro: cleantech, QR codes, and India
5 reasons BrightSource’s solar IPO is important
Fisker's landlord says pay rent or get out

Silver Spring targets Asia's smart grids with Singapore deal

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Recently public smart grid player Silver Spring Networks has started working on a deal with Singapore utility Singapore Power to build a wireless smart grid network including smart meters. The deal is Silver Spring’s first in Asia and Silver Spring Executive Vice President, Global Development Eric Dresselhuys tells me he...
Silver Spring targets Asia's smart grids with Singapore deal
Why VCs see gold in energy management software
A road trip to the land where oil and solar meet

Better Place Closes Massive $350M Round

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Better Place, back in January, said it was in the process of raising a whopping $350 million to help it build out its network of charging and battery swap stations across nations like Israel and Denmark. Well according to an SEC filing this morning, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric car...
Better Place Closes Massive $350M Round
Struggles continue for thin film solar startups, Nanosolar latest with layoffs

Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao Sues Firm for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao has filed a lawsuit against her employer alleging multiple instances of sexual harassment and a continuing pattern of gender discrimination against her and other women at the firm. The case was filed on May 10 and surfaced by Colleen Taylor at TechCrunch...
Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao Sues Firm for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
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