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BAIN – Screen Printed Business Cards

Screen printed business cards for swimwear brand, BAIN.<p>This project is a collaborative work between the two creative heads Nicolas Kovac and Cindy …

Graphic Design

Daily Inspiration #1805

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

Reports of cleantech’s demise are greatly exaggerated

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Last Sunday’s segment on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes, “The Cleantech Crash,” asked the question, “Is cleantech dead?” It seems to have …

Tesla Model S

This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

The Rise Of A Giant Solar Power Plant In California's Central Plain

A 250-megawatt solar power plant has risen from the beautiful Carrizo Plain in central California, a project that relied on a hefty federal loan guarantee and will help the state meet its renewable energy mandate.<p>The project’s builder, SunPower, announced Thursday the completion of the California …

The $1 billion weather app: why Monsanto is betting the farm on smarter forecasts

A billion-dollar acquisition plants the seeds for an agribusiness revolution<p>To look at Monsanto’s product pages, you’d think the company’s business is in selling two closely related commodities: agricultural seeds and weed killers. But that would be like saying that Verizon sells people data and …

Agriculture

Smart lawn sprinklers cut down on water waste

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Andresr<p>All over Denver Christopher Klein and his fellow co-founders at Rachio noticed something …

Why naming a startup funding round wrong could cost millions

While raising outside capital is not the only way to obtain financing for a startup, it seems to be the preferred method for new technologies where revenue or a business model is unclear. A common trend is emerging: more often than not, I hear that folks are raising their “seed round,” typically …

Venture Capital

Did a hedge fund billionaire just call for mass civil disobedience over climate change?

San Francisco hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer has emerged as the antithesis to the Koch brothers, the conservative American industrialists who have bankrolled the Tea Party and other right-wing causes. Steyer has financed ballot initiatives, non-profits and think tanks to promote renewable …

Tom Steyer

Solar plane: Making clean tech sexy, adventurous

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In noisy, energetic New York City, the pilots of a spindly plane that looks more toy than jet hope to grab attention in a surprising way: By being silent and consuming little energy.<p>This revolutionary solar-powered plane is about to end a slow and symbolic journey across America …

Here’s how smartphones, tablets and huge databases will upend market research

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Vadim Georgiev<p>If you’re tired of those annoying 8 p.m. phone calls asking questions about where you …

Music Industry

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse prepares for flight around the world - Telegraph

Solar Impulse

Google Drive Gets Profile Pictures and One-Click Group Chat

Google on Thursday announced an update to its Drive service featuring the addition of profile pictures, one-click group chat, and a new look for anonymous users. The company says the new features will roll out “over the next day or two” so if you don’t see them yet, don’t fret.<p>Once you get the …

Google wants utility companies to sell it more green power for data centers | Ars Technica

Mountain View says power companies should provide new “renewable energy tariff."<p>In a company blog post published on Friday, Google argued that as it …

What a hiring suggestion feature can teach us about LinkedIn and corporate recruiting

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>If LinkedIn (s lnkd) has become the quiet success of the major social web companies, LinkedIn’s Recruiter page is the quiet …

Employment

The Natives Are Getting Restless

If you ask 10 marketers for a definition of “native advertising,” you are likely to get 10 different answers. While the concept is as old as …

Marketing

These Brand Successes Will Give You Faith In Social Media

Because examples tell you more than theory ever could, we've rounded up 50 different resources for you to get into and help improve your business. Covering everything from Facebook to Pinterest to email marketing, you'll find useful case studies for you to take inspiration from, regardless of which …

Google+

Deep thinking on complex systems: A devops reading list

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Linda Parton<p>As I wrap up my series digging into the relationship between complex systems, devops, …

Microservices

Google launches ‘Places for Business’ iPhone app to manage business information across Google services

Today, Google has released a new iPhone and iPod touch application for its Places for Business platform. Places for Business is a Google service that allows business owners to manage the presence of their business across Google services such as Search, Maps, and Google+. Now, with the new app, …

One of the World’s Greenest Commercial Buildings Opens Today

Happy Earth Day! Wait, you didn't know it was Earth Day? You probably aren't alone. The 43-year-old fauxliday has declined in popularity over the …

Gcorelab Gets $482,000 For New Battery Cooling Technology

A Singapore clean-tech company called Gcorelab has just received $482,000 (S$589,000) in funding for a new technology that promises to control the thermal issues that have plagued lithium-ion batteries.<p>Battery packs that use lithium-ion cells such as those found in laptops and, in larger …

IBM’s solar tech is 80% efficient thanks to supercomputer know-how | Ars Technica

Water that cools photovoltaics gets used for other purposes, upping efficiency.<p>By borrowing cooling systems used in its supercomputers, IBM Research …

Solar Panels Now Make More Electricity Than They Use

And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.<p>Solar panels make energy, but they take energy to make, too. And, until about 2010 or so, the solar panel industry used more electricity than it produced, according to a new analysis. …