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Rohnert Park solar distributor Soligent acquires Colorado company

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | October 8, 2014<p>Rohnert Park’s Soligent, the nation’s largest distributor of solar equipment and services, just got bigger.<p>The …

Wasabi: Why invest in 'the hardest plant to grow'?

<b>For nearly 30 years, Brian Oates has, in his words, "pig-headedly" devoted himself to a single pursuit: setting up the first commercial wasabi farm in North America.</b><p>Dozens of others in the US and Canada have tried to grow the plant - a type of horseradish that originates in Japan, where it is found …

Vancouver Island

The Beginner's Guide to the Cinque Terre + Free Itinerary

Read in <i>11 minutes</i><p><b>Note: This post has been updated for the 2018 season.</b><p>I love showing people the Cinque Terre for the first time.<p>I’m lucky enough to …

Italy

How to Parlay Your Value Proposition Into a Powerful Personal Brand | Inc.com

For personal branding expert Glen Carlson, creating one's brand is much easier than most entrepreneurs make it out to be. Carlson teaches entrepreneurs how to develop their personal image and use it to improve their business and themselves.<p>I sat down with Carlson to talk about what they teach at …

Business Strategy

Sadie doesn't want her brother to grow up (ORIGINAL)

Online Solar Marketplace Raises $1M In Equity Crowdfunding

Let’s just say solar power social entrepreneur David Levine owes a big “thank you” to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS). Passed in 2012 , it allows startups, including social enterprises, to tap a new source of financing–equity crowdfunding.<p>Levine founded Geostellar, a four year old …

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New Motorola Smartphone to Be Revealed in May

Despite recent major changes at Motorola, it seems the company still has a few surprises in store — namely a new class of smartphone.<p>Following in the …

Farfetch, An Online Marketplace For Designer Fashion Boutiques, Raises $66M

Farfetch, an online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques, has raised $66 million led by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Condé Nast International and Advent Ventures also participating in the round. New investor Richard Chen, venture partner at Chinese VC …

Disney ‘s New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Any Object Transmit Sound

Disney Research has revealed an exciting new technology that turns any object into a speaker.<p>What if every object in your life could talk? A door handle warns you when someone has attempted to enter without a key. A desk ticks off your appointments when you sit down. A rubber duckie quacks at a …

3D

The Uber Wars Are Shaping Up to Be Even More Heated in Europe

The US government is using social media to battle terrorist regimes

The United States government puts hundred of billions toward military spending to fighting terrorism each year, but it's also putting social media to work combating Al-Qaeda and other extremists. In a report released today, the US State Department revealed that its Center for Strategic …

Hulu Is Finally Offering Free Content On Mobile Devices

Good news for TV fans who like to watch their shows online: Hulu has announced it will be offering select content for free on mobile devices starting this summer.<p>At an event in New York City on Wednesday morning, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced the streaming service will no longer only offer free …

‘Unshackling’ big data for marketers: Sitecore’s new real-time NoSQL platform is a game-changer

It’s a modern marketer’s dream to view each customer’s every experience with a brand in real time across web, mobile, social, offline channels, and email — and have the capability to communicate, present offers, and manage experiences at precisely the same rate.<p>That 1-to-1 marketing dream is …

Thomas Piketty: The French economist US liberals love

<b>If you want to mingle with the educated elite this weekend, you need to know a little bit about French economist Thomas Piketty and his surprise best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.</b><p>Mr Piketty uses tax data from a variety of Western countries to tackle the question of income …

Income Inequality

GM Seeks to Shield Itself From Ignition Lawsuits

General Motors Co filed a motion in a U.S. bankruptcy court to enforce a bar on lawsuits related to ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights a class action lawsuit that seeks to set aside the restriction.<p>The plaintiffs also filed a class action lawsuit on Monday, …

General Motors