Competition highlights special hurdles faced by start-ups attempting to provide clean technologies for people in developing nations.
Engineer Rebeca Hwang, a Ph.D. student from Stanford University, is working to strengthen Argentina's water co-ops and bring clean water to more people. CNET Download's Jessica Dolcourt, author of CNET News.com's "Engineering change" series, e-mailed questions to Hwang, who sent back her videotaped answers.
Day 2: Stanford University Ph.D. Rebeca Hwang has a plan for boosting the power of water treatment technology in Argentina. Photos: Tapping pure water
From Mongolia's wind-torn steppes to the slums of Buenos Aires, technologists are finding ways to help the world's poor.
Day 1: Jaspal Sandhu wants to find out if 50 personal digital assistants can help puncture Mongolia's inflated maternal death rate. Photos: Life in rural Mongolia
The networking gear maker says that Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina plans to step down from its board of directors.
The PC giant slashes prices by up to 22 percent on servers, a day after rival HP blamed its disappointing financial results on reducing prices too aggressively.
A 20-year veteran at the company, Jim Grant was most recently the general manager of HP's OpenView software business. He'll lead BMC's group that sells software for help desks.
New accounting helps the company's PC unit turn an operating profit in its most recent quarter, but the same method would have made HP's PC unit profitable a year ago, without Compaq.
Hewlett-Packard wants to use its two PC brands as a weapon, with Compaq aimed at Dell and the HP line taking on Sony and Apple.