2010

April 19th, 2010
VentureBeat: A startup called Wordnik has been amassing a huge collection of words (8 million so far) and information about those words - definitions, histories, examples of usage, statistics, and more.
April 13th, 2010
Information Week: ParAccel and VMware have announced that they achieved a performance benchmark record for data warehouse-style analytic processing.
April 9th, 2010
MedGadget: The Zio Patch from iRhythm Technologies of San Francisco, CA won a prize in the General Hospital Devices And Therapeutic Products category of the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards.
April 8th, 2010
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PV Tech: Recurrent Energy has been awarded 144.5 MW (AC) of distributed solar power projects by the Ontario Power Authority under the province's new feed-in tariff program.
April 8th, 2010
Reuters: Solar power company Recurrent Energy said on Thursday it has been awarded 165 megawatts of distributed solar power projects by the Ontario Power Authority in Ontario, Canada.
March 25th, 2010
San Jose Business Journal: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday signed a new tax law for green technology manufacturing during a visit to Nanosolar Inc. in San Jose.
March 25th, 2010
Xconomy: San Diego-based Genomatica is announcing today it has raised $15 million in a Series C venture round led by a new investor, TPG Biotech, to build a demonstration plant to make a common industrial chemical through a renewable technique, and to develop a bigger pipeline of other petrochemical alternatives.
March 25th, 2010
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Cleantech Group: $15M initial Series C round is expected to help the California firm produce 1 ton of 1,4-butanediol per day, though it is keeping quiet about new products and partnerships.
March 24th, 2010
Office of the Governor: Building on his commitment to clean technology growth in California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed SB 71 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) to create a sales tax exemption for the purchase of green tech manufacturing equipment in California.
March 12th, 2010
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Kauffman Foundation: For the first time, the entrepreneurial performance of postdoctoral researchers in the scientific community is being formally honored and celebrated. Dr. Stephen W. Turner, chief technology officer of Pacific Biosciences, has been named the 2010 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur, and Dr. Antonio R. Webb, co-founder, senior scientist, and lead development engineer of VesselTek, has been named the 2010 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur. Dr. Turner received a $10,000 honorarium, and Dr. Webb received a $2,500 honorarium.