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Tesla Motors blasts past the $100 mark

When Theo O'Neill, an analyst who covers Tesla Motors, put a $100 price target on the stock recently, some people thought he was crazy. But shares in Tesla blasted past $100 for the first time Tuesday, and this week the Read More →

Quoted: on Apple’s ‘iSpaceship’ and other grand headquarters

"I've been thinking the Apple spaceship is going to get nicknamed the 'Death Star' because the project is so big and the timing is so bad." — Jeff Matthews, hedge fund manager for Ram Partners, says "you just get Read More →

Off topic: No. 2 pencils, your brain on sleep, eye chart, ‘worst’ things for sale

How did No. 2 pencils become No. 1? Our brains and sleep, graphically speaking. How the eye chart came to be. A "$364 piece of inflatable plastic," a goatee saver, outdoor cuff links and Read More →

Zero Net Energy Center to open in San Leandro; Gov. Brown to attend ribbon-cutting

This week marks the grand opening of the Zero Net Energy Center in San Leandro - the very first commercial building retrofit to be recognized by the Department of Energy as "zero net energy." The 46,000 square foot building will Read More →

Public Libraries: the perfect place for EV charging

There's a lot of talk in electric vehicle circles about where to put charging stations. Outlet malls? Cracker Barrels? Municipal garages? Airports? Libraries. It makes SO much sense. The Redwood City Public Library's downtown location has a 240v ChargePoint charging station in the Read More →

Better Place comes to a Bitter End

Battery swap start-up Better Place announced Sunday that has filed a motion with an Israeli court to dissolve the company "in light of its failure to raise additional funds." Fortune first reported the likelihood of bankruptcy on Friday. “This is Read More →

Fumble through Tumblr and Yahoo with Pat & Mike

Just in time for your happy hour: Pat and Mike tumble through the Tumblr/Yahoo deal, talk about Mr. Cook going to Washington and debate whether New York Times columnist Joe Nocera was right when he called Cook a liar. You won't Read More →

Omidyar Network’s Matt Bannick is barnstorming for good ideas to do good

The Omidyar Network, a social impact investing fund, brought its annual gathering to Silicon Valley this week, hosting panels and talks on how to change the world. It's a big order, fueled by big ideas. Between sessions I sat down with Read More →

HuffPo’s Arianna Huffington tells Pierre Omidyar how to increase clicks — and it’s not how you think

We can all agree that Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post (wonder where she got the name?), knows a thing or two about capturing the eyeballs of wealthy readers and making them stick. So, how does she do Read More →

Tech as problem-solver: On 3D-printed food, plus saving a baby’s life

Among the many things the tech industry has been criticized for — see today's Quoted — it has been blasted for its attitude that technology can solve all the world's ills. At Google I/O earlier this month, for Read More →
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