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Adobe competitors pounce after subscription backlash

Companies like Corel, Xara, Nitro, Nuance, and Pixelmator are taking advantage of customers' displeasure with Adobe's shift from selling Creative Suite perpetual licenses to Creative Cloud subscriptions.

By June 14, 2013


Areva buys solar-thermal start-up Ausra

Strong in nuclear power, Areva purchases concentrating solar-power company Ausra to expand its renewable energy portfolio.

By February 8, 2010


Solar-power start-up Ausra looks to sell itself

Discussions are at a "very aggressive level" with global conglomerates, source tells Reuters. Sale would add to a string of recent deals and growing consolidation in the solar-power industry.

By November 16, 2009


Financing woes shrink Ausra's big solar plans

The financial crisis is making it hard to build massive solar-power plants in the U.S. desert, with once high-flier Ausra shifting its strategy to make smaller solar plants.

By January 29, 2009


Aussie coal partners with solar

Australian coal-driven power station plans to install one of world's largest solar-coal integration plants to augment its electricity generation process.

By April 13, 2011


GlassPoint greenhouse uses sun to pump more oil

Steam generated in a glass house by mirrors will be used for enhanced oil recovery in California, where steam is pumped underground to draw more from existing wells.

By February 25, 2011


Ausra's Las Vegas solar thermal plant comes online

The desert factory is supposed to make enough solar equipment to power the equivalent of nearly half a million homes.

By June 30, 2008


Ausra rakes in $60.6 million for solar thermal tech

The solar thermal start-up aims to complete a 5-megawatt plant in central California and invest in research and development.

By October 1, 2008


Can green tech save the Earth? It won't be easy

No doubt, technology innovation has blossomed in energy and the environment, but green-tech upstarts still have a long way to go to make an economic and environmental impact.

By April 21, 2010


Solar thermal start-up Ausra lands $24.5 million

Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers reportedly led the Series C round for the maker of solar thermal power systems.

By August 11, 2008