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News.com Daily Podcast: So clean tech's another bubble? Not so fast

Maybe it's a clean-tech bubble, but here's why it's different--really; a look inside two of professional gaming's best-known rivalries; and swapping insider stories about Bill Gates 30 years later.

Charles Cooper Former Executive Editor / News
Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.
Charles Cooper

More new investment money is going into clean technology than any other sector of high tech. And while that's exciting a lot of investors, it's also raising questions about whether we're about to repeat history. CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica, who recently heard a number of experts debate the question, offers some comparative context to that question.

New York Post reporter Michael Kane followed two of professional gaming's best-known teams, Team 3D and CompLexity, as they fought for the coveted No. 1 spot in gaming. The result--Kane's book, out today, called Game Boys: Professional Videogaming's Rise from the Basement to the Big Time. News.com intern Holly Jackson had the chance to talk to Kane about who professional gamers are and what kind of stakes they're battling for.

We're fast approaching Bill Gates' final day as a full-time Microsoft employee. Dan Bricklin, one of the seminal figures in the history of the software industry, takes the measure of Gates, a man he has known--and competed against--for the last 30 years.

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Microsoft's Kevin Johnson on Yahoo

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Bubble shmubble, say clean-tech investors

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