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Twidroyd Launches Twidroyd Factory – Enables Users to Customize the Functionality of the #1 Android Twitter App, Easily Share Their Own Themes
Users can now customize the appearance of the app through custom-made themes that also optimize access to the functionality they use the most within the product. More >
X1 Makes Carrying Your Laptop is So Yesterday
Perfect Market Chief Executive Officer Julie Schoenfeld to Speak at Interactive Local Media Conference (ILM:10)
11 mostly friendly giftable robots to automate your life
Evolution Robotics Mint is number one. More >
Giant Idealab mural makes dream a reality in Old Pasadena
The Idealab mural project worked with ArtStorm, which encourages young people to work in aerosol art legally, in a "non-destructive" manner. More >
Another R2D2 for Floors
Gadgetwise-Getting Smart about personal technology More >
How much is online-media baron Demand Media really worth?
Steve Walker of Perfect Market analyzes how Demand Media maybe valued in the public markets. More >
X1 Mobile Search for iPhone Now Available
Instant and secure search of desktop-bound email, attachments, and documents, now available in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. More >
The Vault Index: Election 2010 — “Money Can’t Buy You Electoral Love”
Perfect Market publisher properties have seen a range of 10-15% in earnings derived solely from political ads. More >
Hot Products: Splurge on These, Skimp on Those
A list of some splurges and skimps from AOL shopping. More >
Perfect Market Previewing Vault Technology at Online News Association Conference
Perfect Market will host booth 22 in the sponsor gallery at ONA ’10 and provide demos of its Vault technology. More >
Evolution Robotics' Award-Winning Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner Available at Bed Bath & Beyond
Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner is now available at all Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and online. More >
New Research from Perfect Market, Inc. Proves that Hard News Pays
Vault Index shows unemployment benefits, Gulf recovery jobs and mortgage rates among the highest-earning topics for major news publishers More >
Introducing X1 Mobile Search for iPhone
Providing access to critical desktop data, when and wherever users need it, X1 Mobile Search turns an iPhone into an extension of a user's computer More >
Introducing Volly - Make Social Decisions with Friends
Volly Lets You Stop Planning and Start Socializing More >
Mint Robot Cleaner: We Tried It, You Win It
Answer "What chore would you most want to outsource to a robot?" in the comments area to win a Mint Cleaner. More >
PostUp Launches Twidroyd 4 – #1 Twitter Client for Android Becomes First Mobile App With LivePreview™ of Embedded Links to Web Pages, Photos, Videos and More
Internet Brands Agrees to Be Acquired by Hellman & Friedman Stockholders to Receive $13.35 per Share.
A definitive merger agreement to be acquired by the affiliate of Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI, L.P. in a transaction valued at approximately $640 million. More >
Evolution Robotics announces first group of retail partners for award-winning Mint™ automatic floor cleaner
Units now in the hands of pre-order customers and retailers including and Home Shopping Network More >
TweetUp Expands to Include LinkedIn and Facebook Alongside Twitter in Social Search Results, Changes Name to PostUp to Reflect Broader Vision
Over 700 million impressions have been served in search results on leading web sites and Twitter clients in just three months since launch More >
Twidroyd, #1 Rated and Most Popular Twitter Client for Android Devices, Adds Full TweetPhoto Integration Including Voting, Commenting and Geo-tagging for Richer User Experience
Network World Names X1 Professional Client as Clear Choice Test Winner
X1 Technologies wins test of six third-party search tools for Windows desktops More >
California Startup Carmakers, Aptera and Zap, Finalists in Automotive X Prize
Aptera 2e is one of the nine finalists for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. More >
Energy Innovations Christens New Design and Manufacturing Center
Solar Module and Systems Manufacturer Moves Headquarters to Poway More >
ENERGY: 'Concentrated-solar' factory comes to Poway
Energy Innovations announced the opening of its solar generator factory in Poway, CA. More >
Solar Startup Energy Innovations, Funded and Incubated by Idealab, Begins Production in San Diego
Energy Innovations, a solar energy company founded by entrepreneur Bill Gross. More >
Search Engines + Newspapers: Perfect Market’s Delivery System Aims To Please Both
The Vault is its new search marketing tool for publishers. More >
Perfect Market opens The Vault to help newspapers make money
The Vault will help to optimize stories for search engines, then deliver customized news pages for visitors who come in from clicking on the search results. More >
Search Engines + Newspapers: Perfect Market’s Delivery System Aims To Please Both
Perfect Market has been working with newspapers publishers such as the Tribune Company to generate more revenue for them from search engine visitors. More >
TweetUp Signs Distribution Agreements with, Netvibes, and Several Leading Newspapers, Increasing Potential Exposure to 100 Million Unique Users and 250 million Monthly Tweeter Impressions
RayTracker triples revenue and ramps up manufacturing amid strong demand for their PV tracking solutions More >
TweetUp Acquires Twidroid, #1 Twitter Client for Android
Renamed Twidroyd, the App Will Be Bundled with Millions of New Phones from 5 Leading Manufacturers More >
DATALOGIC Invests in Vision-Based Technology
Datalogic S.p.A. acquires Evolution Robotics Retail Inc., a main USA provider of visual pattern recognition technology. More > Lets Users Give Feedback, Help the Gulf Clean-up Effort and Get a Chance to win an iPhone 4 today announced a contest where the company will make a 10 cent donation to the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s new Oil Spill Fund when users give feedback to any business, person, event, product, or on any topic. More >
Yves Behar On Redefining Design
Yves Behar is interviewed by Forbes on his next big project - Mint by Evolution Robotics. More >
Topix Joins TweetUp Network Showcasing the World’s Best Tweeters, 
Provides Potential of 140 Million Additional Monthly Pageviews
TweetUp, Inc., signs another distribution deal with Topix, providing their visitors with connections to the world’s best tweeters blogging about topics most relevant to their interests. More >
TweetUp Goes Live with Beta Search Results Showcasing the World’s Best Tweeters.
Search results will be available to over 100 million users through a growing number of popular web sites and leading Twitter clients. More >
Free online service simplifies the feedback process while helping businesses and brand managers protect their social reputation. More >
TweetUp, Sponsored Tweets say they dodge Twitter’s new restrictions.
TweetUp said that it doesn’t tamper with timelines, so there is no violation of the new terms of service. More >
TweetUp Launches “AdSense For Twitter” Product At #TCDisrupt
TweetUp, the Twitter-focused search and advertising startup that was incubated by idealab launch at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. More >
TweetUp Out To Monetize Twitter
TweetUp’s destination site ranks Twitter search results by time (and a proprietary algorithm) to determine if a result should be ranked higher than other more recent tweets containing queried keywords. More >
TweetUp Passes 75,000 Keywords Registered by Users With 9 Million Followers, Adds Browser App Powered by Conduit
Conduit-Powered Apps are used by more than 220,000 publishers to deliver content and search results to over 100 million active users. More >
Video:  Bill Gross, CEO, TweetUp, Idealab
Steve Rubel visits Idealab and talks to Bill Gross about TweetUp. More >
The Twitter Search Revolution: Popular & Promoted Tweets Mature The Service
TweetUp will be a Twitter search engine that puts out both “free” or “editorial” results up using its own ranking algorithm as well as paid ads. More >
Local manufacturing company saves jobs going 'green'
RayTracker has enabled Quality Industries to save 16 jobs More >
Give Mom an upgrade on Mother's Day
Tech Guru Cat Schwartz encourages you to think outside the box with gadgets perfect for helping and soothing Mom. More >
Internet Brands Buys Professional Directory Network ExpertHub
Internet Brands has purchased ExpertHub, which runs a network of sites that let consumers look up professionals like dentists, accountants, and lawyers. More >
TweetDeck and TechCrunch to Feature TweetUp Search Results
Top Twitter client and leading network of technology-focused websites to offer users a new way to find the tweeters most relevant to their interests More >
Evolution Robotics Begins Taking Pre-Orders for Award-Winning mint™ Automatic Floor Cleaner
Due to strong consumer interest, Mint Pre-Orders now being accepted More >
Perfect Market President and CEO Julie Schoenfeld to Speak About How Entrepreneurs Can Be Successful in a Tough Economy
Three-Time Entrepreneur Schoenfeld will offer insights during panel at the Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County on April 20th More >
TweetUp Establishes Twitter Marketplace where the Best Tweeters Rise to the Top
Unique Combination of a Relevance Algorithm and Bidding System Increases Number of Followers and Improves the Quality of Twitter Searches More >
Idealab brings search advertising to Twitter
TweetUp brings the profitable magic of search advertising to microblogging. More >
Race on to unlock Twitter’s potential
TweetUp, is set to launch an auction-based advertising system today. More >
In Tweets, paid search pionner Bill Gross sees another goldmine
TweetUp, aims to do something similar for Twitter messages by ranking Tweets by relevance and by allowing Twitter users to bid money for their messages to rise to the top. More >
Bill Gross, Not Just Disrupting Solar, Twitter, Too
Bill Gross is putting his web hat back on and has launched his start-up TweetUp, a marketplace for Twitter. More >
Should You Advertise on Twitter?
A new start-up from paid search inventor Bill Gross lets you bid on keywords to give your tweets top billing. More >
Idealab founder Bill Gross: Why I’m running a Twitter startup
A joke was the genesis of TweetUp, a new startup for which Bill Gross has climbed into the CEO seat. More >
Bringing a Smarter Search to Twitter, With Fees
TweetUp, a new Idealab company, allowing people using Twitter to bid on key words to give their posts top ranking. More >
Overture Founder Launches TweetUp, “Adsense For Twitter”
TweetUp is a Twitter search engine and advertising platform created by idealab. More >
Idealab’s Bill Gross Launches TweetUp, a Marketplace for Tweets
TweetUp aims to identify relevant tweets and tweeters based on popularity, engagement, interest and also paid bidding on keywords. More >
Paid Search Inventor Bill Gross Moves to Monetize Tweets With TweetUp–And Without Twitter
Armed with $3.5 million in venture funding from a group of leading investors, well-known entrepreneur Bill Gross is launching a public beta called TweetUp. More >
Is TweetUp Bill Gross' Second Overture?
John Battelle posts on his blog More >
Ingenious Cleaning Products
Evolution Robotics' Mint floor cleaner, $250 More >
Aptera Raises $9.8M
Aptera Motors has filed information regarding new funding coming into the company. More >
eSolar Introduces Semiconductor Veteran as SVP of Operations

Gary Breton Brings 20 Years of Global Operations Experience to eSolar Team

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Connexus Corporation and Epic Advertising Announce Merger

Top independent ad network to combine with leading global performance network and search marketing company to form one of the largest privately-owned digital media companies in the world.

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The Number One Internet Stock You've Never Heard Of

INET, which stands for Internet Brands, is generating over 55 million unique visitors and over 700 million page views in January 2010.

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International Housewares Show and Mint

The top item seen at the show was Mint.

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Evolution Robotics Assembles Powerhouse Team to Bring Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner to Market


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An interview with eSolar’s Bill Gross

In an interview with journalist Todd Woody, Bill talks about the future of solar energy, his relationship with Google, and how to avoid battles over building large solar farms in the deserts of the Southwest.

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Top 50 VC-Funded Greentech Startups

eSolar is one of the top 50 startups in greentech announced by Greentech Media.

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PPA Partners, Inc. and Arizona Western College To Develop 5 MW Solar Array

Technology Partners are still being finalized but RayTracker among others are in discussions with PPA Partners for inclusion in the Project.

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Wall Street Journal Ranks The Next Big Thing: The Top 10 Venture-Backed, Clean Technology Companies

eSolar is named as one of the Top 10 venture-backed, clean technology companies.

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Perfect Market Raises $6 Million
Tribune Company Leads Group of Investors
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X1 Announces New Version of Premium Email and Desktop Search Solution

X1 Technologies Announces General Availability of the X1 Professional Client Version 6.7

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Evolution Robotics Retail announces LaneHawk deployed in over 1,000 US grocery stores and just under 10,000 lanes

Evolution Robotics Retail announces that their loss prevention system, LaneHawk, is being used in 1,000 US grocery stores.

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eSolar and Ferrostaal AG Partner to Provide Turnkey Solar Thermal Plants

eSolar and Ferrostaal AG announced a partnership today to deploy turnkey solar power plants in countries including Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa.

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Bill Gates @ TED: We Need An Energy Miracle

Gates talk on climate change and energy innovation with a mention of Bill Gross and eSolar as one of a few technologies specifically addressing the issue.

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Wind energy job growth isn't blowing anyone away

Despite record growth in generating capacity, the industry is creating few employment opportunities overall.

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Reduce Bottom of Basket Loss

An interview with the CEO of Evolution Robotics Retail, Alec Hudnut.

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eSolar testifies before the US Senate

Rob Rogan of eSolar testifies before the US Senate's full committee and subcommittee on green jobs and the new economy.

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Today Show - Gadgets for getting the job done

Author Steve Greenberg shows off innovative new products, including Evolution Robotics' Mint, that can help make household tasks easier.

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World Economic Forum 2010 -A case for renewable energy in Davos

Bill Radke talks to Davos attendee Bill Gross, CEO of the Pasadena Company eSolar.

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CES 2010: Show Trends, Odds and Ends

A roundup of favorites from CES with one being the Mint, a robotic cleaner that uses wet or dry cleaning cloths to clean your hard surface floors.

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Coming Soon: Minty Clean Magic For Hardwood Floors

A robotic floor mop called Mint which was released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.

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In Abu Dhabi, the Green Economy is in Rude Health

Some of the world's leaders in developing sustainable energy solutions gathered in Abu Dhabi to address the challenges of growing energy demand.

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Duron: How to Sell Plug & Play Solar to Rural India

Duron is a startup based in Bangalore, India and is selling an off-the-shelf device that can offer rural Indians a way to generate and store solar power, charge cell phones and other appliances.

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ESolar hits it big, becomes first solar thermal player to land China deal

ESolar, a builder of solar thermal equipment and plants, has landed what could be a $5 billion, 2-gigawatt deal in China, propelling it among the marquee names in solar, like First Solar and Solyndra. Not only is it breaking out of a pack of competitors, but also putting the U.S. on the map as a major solar thermal distributor.

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China powers the global green tech revolution

eSolar of Pasadena, Calif., signed an agreement to build solar thermal power plants in the Mongolian desert over the next decade.

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Evolution Robotics’ Mint Wins Popular Mechanics’ Editor’s Choice Award at CES 2010

Popular Mechanics; Editors select Mint from the thousands of new products introduced at CES

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ESolar Lands Whopper Contract For Solar Thermal in China

With this deal, eSolar now has a footprint in India, China, Africa and U.S. How did a company desperate for help a year ago go global in 12 months?

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Pasadena's ESolar lands 2,000-megawatt deal in China

The firm will provide technology and assistance in setting up a series of solar farms for China, in the nation's first big venture into solar thermal power production.

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Who’s Sleeping Now?

Op-Ed Columnist THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN: At the end of the first decade, the most important thing to happen was not the Great Recession, but China's Green Leap Forward.

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eSolar Partners With Penglai on Landmark Solar Thermal Agreement For China

2 GW to be Built Utilizing Technology Proven at the Sierra Power Plant.

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Evolution Robotics Introduces Mint: The Evolution of Floor Cleaning

Mint automatic hard surface floor cleaner cleans like you do, without you.

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CES: Robot floor cleaner Mint gets those tight spots

Evolution Robotics is introducing an automatic floor cleaner for hard surfaces that can get those tricky spots like corners, edges, and places under furniture.

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Mint Robot Set to Swiffer Your Floors

Evolution Robotics new automatic floor cleaner uses "indoor GPS" to do its work.

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22 Top Products at CES 2010: Evolution Robotics Mint Cleaning Robot

Evolution Robotics' Mint Wins Popular Mechanics' Editor's Choice Award at CES 2010

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