Pavel Verine

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MIT Creates World's First 'Perfect Mirror' with Zero Distortion, Signaling Breakthrough for Solar Power

Scientists at MIT just announced that they have created the perfect mirror – and it could signal a breakthrough for solar power technology. The …

When A Startup Worth Hundreds Of Millions Goes Dark: Klout's Quiet Year Of Growth And Struggle

It's a question all startups have to answer between giant fundraises and figuring out business models.<p>Some growing companies, like Twitter and Facebook, handle adolescence well. For others it's awkward and takes serious soul searching to find a place in the business world.<p>Klout is one of those …

Top 30 Startups to Watch 2013

Special Projects Director and Founder of This Dog's Life<p>Being an entrepreneur is tough. Having your startup make it past year one is even more so and generating revenue can at times seem next to impossible. So, for those startups that have successfully gotten over these humps -- and made it look …

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter

Whether you’re being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you’re going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions–here’s a road map of what you’ll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions.<p>No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, …

The Automatic Company: 5 Ways To Create a Subscription Business | Inc.com

Look at a recent credit card statement, and you’ll notice something relatively new. Instead of lumpy expenses for a few things you’ve purchased, you’ll likely see a number of small, monthly charges for services you subscribe to. You might see names like Netflix, Spotify, Google, Evernote or <i>The New</i> …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Don’t Be Boring: How To Write A Cover Letter That Can Get You The Job

If you want to land a gig, you have to prove it on the page. Let’s see how to do that by examining Slate editor Katherine Goldstein’s hiring pain points.<p>“Many young people seem to have no idea how to apply for a job,” laments <i>Slate</i> editor Katherine Goldstein.<p>Whenever an entry-level gig opens up, …

Solar Rumor Watch: Sunrun for Sale?

Over the last few months, we've heard rumors from credible sources that Sunrun was for sale.<p>This week, <i>Power Intelligence</i> reported that Sunrun, the …

Residential PV storage to hit 2.5GW by 2017: IHS

Residential PV storage capacity could hit 2.5GW by 2017 as domestic solar generators increasingly look to consume the power they produce, a report …

Report: Distributed Solar Generation To Reach $112 Billion Annually By 2018 - Solar Industry

According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from distributed solar power generation will reach $112 billion annually by …

Japan Approves 19GW of Commercial Solar in 2012 After Incentives

Japan approved almost 19,000 megawatts of non-residential solar applications by the end of the 2012 fiscal year, as part of the nation’s incentive …

Charting the Fall of Solar Prices

It's taken 60 years, but solar is tantalizingly close to beating fossil fuels on price.<p>Alexis Madrigal explains how energy really works in America<p>The prices of solar cells are falling rapidly, and will keep doing so for the next few years. The big questions revolve around the rate of the price …

Backed By Founders Fund, 500 Startups And Others; Trusted Insight Is An AngelList For Institutional Investors And LPs

There’s no doubt that financial services, even within the banking and investing world, is ripe for disruption. A new startup is debuting today that aims to be an AngelList-like network that connects institutional investors who have over $1 billion under management. What does that mean? Instead of …

UniKey Founder Talks About The Future Of Access Control Ahead Of October Ship Date

The UniKey Kevo has been a hot topic for the past year, its touch-triggered unlocking amazing the likes of investors, TV shows and retailers alike. The auto-lock system first appeared on an episode of “Shark Tank”, and shortly thereafter received a round of funding which brings the company’s total …

A rare defense of venture capital classic

One of our most popular stories this week was about the future of venture capital. It traced the asset class's history from its boutique roots to the …

The Lessons That Detroit Automakers Can Learn From Tesla

As the electric car company becomes more and more successful, the Big Three need to respond. But just copying a brash startup won’t work. Here is what will.<p>Earlier this summer, General Motors vice chairman Steve Girsky hinted that the company’s CEO, Dan Akerson, was more than a little concerned …