FreeRange, based in Portland, Ore., markets a mobile publishing platform that aims to allow media and content publishers the ability to create a branded channel on a mobile device.
With the acquisition, Handmark is also looking to add FreeRange's RSS Web reading capabilities to its mobile offerings.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The companies expect to complete the transaction in the coming weeks, following shareholder approvals.
Any kitchen appliance that goes by the name Fabio is setting itself up for some high expectations, wouldn't you say? Futuro Futuro, an Italian kitchen appliance manufacturer, just unleashed its version of the long-haired beauty to the North American market--in the form of a wall-mounted range hood.
The Fabio packs its technology--last setting memory, delayed shutoff, boost mode, multiple speed settings, and halogen lighting designed to showcase cooking creations--into a sleekly rounded body.
Flexible installation options include ducted and ductless (convertible) capability, adjustable chimney height, remote blower, wireless remote control, and custom soffit design.
To address the most common … Read more
Two companies trying to lay claim to having the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the U.S. have secured financing to get closer to that goal.
Range Fuels on Monday said that it expects to receive an $80 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build an ethanol plant in Soperton, Ga.
The plant, which will use wood chips from neighborhood pine forests as feedstock, is on track to begin producing next year.
Range Fuels uses a thermo-chemical process called gasification where chips are converted into a synthetic gas and then made into ethanol.
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You know how it is. You spend all this time in the kitchen cooking. Still, you desperately want to keep up-to-date on your soaps, so you really do need a television in the kitchen, but counter space is at such a premium. What's a chef supposed to do?
According to the good folks at ILVE, you should replace your ordinary range hood with "the most advanced kitchen rangehood on the market"--the VELA, which comes with a built-in LCD TV screen.
According to ILVE, this is the "ultimate indulgence." And I want to believe, but … Read more
Terrain crawling tech lets the 2009 Range Rover Sport HSE maintain its rugged reputation, but an upscale price means luxury elements, such as real wood trim and a refrigerator in the console. Offroad enthusiasts may think the lack of a fold-down windshield keeps the Range Rover Sport in the soft-road class, but this tank enhances its locking differentials with an air suspension that moves it into high-clearance mode. Terrain programs fine-tune the Range Rover's handling for the slippery and jagged.
The basics of cabin tech are here, including navigation and cell phone integration, but integration is poor. The navigation … Read more
Updated 10:30 a.m. PDT: Added photos and a link to Chrysler's electric car site.
Struggling automaker Chrysler on Tuesday unveiled a line of electric cars scheduled to start shipping at the end of 2010.
The surprise announcement brings Chrysler in direct competition with General Motors, which last week showed off the Chevy Volt, an extended-range electric car also due in late 2010.
Chrysler's plans call for two electric cars, using the same concept as the Volt and two other all-electric cars.
I am all about built-in and integrated appliances, so I didn't think I would get excited about a slide-in range, but a couple things about Whirlpool's new TimeSavor line really caught my eye.
The TimeSavors are so named because they use a rear fan and a third heating element to circulate preheated air over, under, and around food to seal in flavor and juices and cook 30 percent faster than traditional ovens. In addition, the range top takes advantage of a dual-radiant element to bring liquids to a boil quickly, saving you prep and wait time when you'… Read more