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Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

Samsung aims for variety with Galaxy S6, leaked photo suggests

Samsung may be planning to offer a variety of body styles for its much-anticipated Galaxy S6, according to exclusive images obtained by CNET Korea and sister site ZDNet Korea.<p>The images, provided by sources at a South Korean electronics distributor, purportedly show five variants of the electronics …

'Better Call Saul,' The Prequel To 'Breaking Bad,' Stands On Its Own

I'm guessing that the first thing fans of Vince Gilligan's <i>Breaking Bad</i> want to know is whether its AMC prequel series, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, premiering Sunday and Monday,is anywhere near as good as the original — which was TV at its very best. And I'm also guessing that people who haven't yet worked …

Better Call Saul

Tesla's Elon Musk takes aim at 'Apple's Achilles heel'

“Ultimately,” wrote KickingBear’s Guy English nearly three years ago, “the retention of talent will be Apple’s Achilles’ heel. The smartest people …

An analysis of San Francisco's startups shows where the 'real' Silicon Valley is

Mapping entrepreneurial quality in California<p>There’s a new map of entrepreneurial hotspots in California, and it’s here to show you where the "real" Silicon Valley is. By coding startup characteristics and looking out companies' success six years down the line, researchers at MIT say that they were …

6 CEOs with terrible reputations

Being the top dog of any corporation is a big job. Employees turn to their CEO for direction, while board members and shareholders watch their every …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

Events discovery platform SpinGo raises $2M (exclusive)

Events engine SpinGo acts as a database for local events, connecting people with more than 100,000 monthly events. Think of the calendar section on a newspaper’s website, but with a more visually-appealing design and more accurate listings.<p>Now SpinGo has raised $2 million in a Series A investment, …

Vudu now lets you share your digital-movie library with 5 friends

Seeking to restore the days when you could loan out your copy of a new DVD to a friend, Walmart-owned digital movie store Vudu is changing the way it permits viewers to share its movies.<p>Today, the service rolled out an update that will permit those that purchase a movie via its digital store share …

Funding Daily: A long-awaited IPO and new funds

The biggest financial news in tech today is probably Good Technology’s IPO filing. The company announced today (and filed paperwork with the SEC) indicating that it hopes to go public soon, confirming what many people have suspected for a year or more. The size of the offering has not yet been set. …

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