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F-U-N-D-E-D: Tesla-wannabe Elio Motors raises big from the crowd -- or did it?

The would-be automaker's path highlights the untested (and weird) waters of the new era in crowdfunding.<p>Lately, Paul Elio's dream of building the next Tesla seems like it's getting a lot closer to reality.<p>Since he launched Elio Motors in 2008 with the improbable idea of mass-producing a two-seat, …

Startups

The story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, and anybody else who sells hardware

Thomas ought to know. He completed an unprecedented project to move nearly all of the company's 200 computer servers to Amazon's cloud, Amazon Web Services, getting rid of his company's data centers and saving $500,000 a year in the process.<p>Nearly every company is using public cloud computing …

Accounting

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

Cape Town

The Sound of Music celebrates turning 50

The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music is celebrating its 50th birthday this year.<p>Set in the 1930’s, the movie tells the tale of a woman who falls in love with a naval officer widower after leaving a convent to become governess to his …

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