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The Advanced Energy Economy: A $1.1 trillion global market

A report released Tuesday by Advanced Energy Economy, a national association of business leaders, says that "advanced energy" was a $1.1 trillion global market in 2011, making it larger than pharmaceutical manufacturing worldwide. Think Clean Tech, only more broadly defined. The Read More →

Online education: Udacity, San Jose State offer courses for college credit; Minerva Project creates non-profit

A couple of developments in online education: • Udacity and San Jose State are teaming up for what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind partnership to offer online-only courses offered for college credit. In an announcement on Udacity's Read More →

Quoted: Those with lost phones not leaving (him alone in) Las Vegas

"I'm 59 years old. I don't care about these technology pets they have." — Wayne Dobson, a retiree in North Las Vegas whose house appears to be the GPS starting point for those whose cell phones are missing. People Read More →

Off topic: Child commentator, spiciness, global home prices, our brains on alcohol

An NFL radio commentator who's 12 and a member of five fantasy football leagues. Do you prefer sharp or sustained heat? Measuring hotness — of peppers. Global house prices over time, charted by the Read More →

BrightSource Energy pulls the plug on Rio Mesa

Oakland-based BrightSource Energy has suspended work on Rio Mesa, a proposed 500 MW solar thermal power plant in Riverside. The decision to put Rio Mesa "on hold " was first reported this weekend by K. Kaufmann of the Desert Sun. Read More →

Brookings Institution has some big ideas about helping U.S. manufacturing grow

The Brookings Institution has recently been cranking out fascinating reports on the state of U.S. manufacturing. They tell the counter-intuitive story of the rise of the sector in our country. It's a theme I've been following in a more concentrated way Read More →

With PayPal, order Jamba Juice from your iPhone

PayPal announced its latest foray into the brick-and-mortar world, as the web payment company strives to make the same inroads in store-based retailers that it has on the Web. On Monday, PayPal began offering a feature on its mobile app that Read More →

Yammer joins Twitter in SF’s Mid-Market

Enterprise social network Yammer has made a home in San Francisco's Mid-Market neighborhood, becoming the latest tech company to move into the blighted area as part of the city's revitalization efforts. Yammer showed off its new offices Monday morning at 1355 Market Read More →

Facebook’s big announcement: Three realistic possibilities

Rumors are flying over the mysterious news conference Facebook has called for Tuesday morning. Taking a page out of the Apple playbook, Facebook last week invited the media to its Menlo Park headquarters with a message that read simply "Come Read More →

Apple cuts back iPhone 5 orders, Java problems persist and the changing PC landscape

A quick look at what's happening in the tech world this morning: • Apple shares are down about 3 percent after reports that the Cupertino-based tech giant has cut orders on parts for the iPhone 5. The Read More →
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