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Q&A: eSolar bets on software to make solar cheaper

Bill Gross, the head of start-up incubator Idealab and CEO of eSolar, uses a background in Internet entrepreneurship and software to bring down the cost of utility-scale solar.

By August 4, 2009


Hot new VC hot market: Children's books?

Dave McClure, leader of venture capital firm 500 Startups, sees e-books for education as a big market that male, single entrepreneurs overlook.

By December 8, 2011


Where to watch Obama's inauguration online

Numerous Web sites will be bringing you live coverage of the official swearing-in ceremony and accompanying festivities. Here's where to tune in.

By January 20, 2013


UberMedia's new social platform chimes in

Chime.in, from Bill Gross and UberMedia, is one social network that puts publishers, transactions, and engagement front and center.

By October 17, 2011


Self-driving cars will bristle with sensors

Car computers will use many sources of data -- lasers, radar, stereo cameras, even windshield wiper rain detectors -- to figure out what's around them. And none of the sensors will ever get drowsy.

By September 3, 2013


Report: eSolar gets $130 million

Funding for the solar power start-up comes, in part, from Google, which said last year that it would begin investing in clean-tech companies.

By April 20, 2008


New technology beams power over sound waves

Start-up uBeam shows off a compelling tech demo at the D9 conference.

By June 3, 2011


Electric carmaker Aptera raises $24 million round

Aptera Motors aims to use the funds to produce a line of all-electric three wheelers by December.

By July 25, 2008


China taps eSolar for massive power project

Solar thermal plants to use the U.S. company's technology in a decade-long initiative to generate 2,000 megawatts of power.

By January 11, 2010


Former MySpace CEO launches a startup studio

Michael Jones wants to help startups grow. Just don't call his project an incubator. And it won't be a startup puppy mill either.

By November 16, 2011