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Five things we learned at the ARPA-E Summit

Scientific research and entrepreneurship in clean energy is alive and well at the ARPA-E Summit.

By February 29, 2012


Gates on energy: IT revolution has warped our minds

Forget a Moore's Law for energy tech, says Bill Gates. Moving the energy system away from fossil fuels takes decades of work and multiple scientific breakthroughs.

By February 28, 2012


Steven Chu puts clean energy on faster learning curve

DOE chief says research will reshape energy's future, enabling grids that run on renewable energy and creating batteries and vehicles that are both more efficient and powerful.

By February 28, 2012


Adobe vows 5 to 10 more years of Flash advances

Even as the company redirects efforts to HTML5 and narrows Flash's scope, Adobe is also promising investments in Flash for 5 to 10 years.

By February 23, 2012


Andreessen on $1.5B fund: 'The opportunities seem very large'

Keeping the startup world on fire, Andreessen Horowitz, backer of such names as Zynga, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Groupon, just closed a $1.5 billion fund.

By January 31, 2012


Google+ in search: Google had no choice

Social information is spreading across the Web, and Google search can't ignore its value. But are Facebook and Twitter selling, and will Google pay?

By January 11, 2012


Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond)

The Netscape co-founder and venture capitalist is more optimistic than ever about the possibilities for software to transform the world.

By December 19, 2011


SOPA opponents may go nuclear and other 2012 predictions

When Google, Amazon.com, Facebook, and eBay turn their Web sites black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, you'll know they've become serious. It may actually happen. Plus: four other 2012 predictions.

By December 29, 2011


CNET's soothsayers tackle 2012

CNET reporters go out on limb and offer their predictions about what to expect next year in the sundry segments of the tech world.

By December 23, 2011


Chrome scores a victory in the browser wars

StatCounter says Chrome 15 is the single most popular browser version in the world, overtaking Internet Explorer 8.

By December 16, 2011