• GE and StartUp Health Select 13 Companies For Its Three Year Health Entrepreneurship Program

    GE and StartUp Health Select 13 Companies For Its Three Year Health Entrepreneurship Program

    Back in January, we reported that GE would be partnering up with healthtech startup incubator StartUp Health and selecting 13 consumer healthcare startups (originally 10) to participate in a three year program designed to nurture and accelerate their growth. After a two month screening process, today they’re announcing those 13 finalists. Read More

  • Can Brands Tell A Story In Six Seconds Or Fewer? Ritz, Dove And Trident Think So

    Can Brands Tell A Story In Six Seconds Or Fewer? Ritz, Dove And Trident Think So

    Whenever a new platform launches these days, brands are instantly checking them out to see how they can “become a part of the conversation.” What that really means is how they can use a site like Twitter, or its new app Vine, to get your eyeballs, interact with you and, of course, sell you more stuff. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s commerce at its purest. The… Read More

  • GE Hires Kleiner Partner, Teams Up With Startup Health To Help Fuel Digital Health Innovation

    GE Hires Kleiner Partner, Teams Up With Startup Health To Help Fuel Digital Health Innovation

    General Electric built what is today a $219 billion multinational industrial behemoth by continuously investing in innovation, technology and computing. As the maker of airplane engines, trains, power plant turbines and medical equipment, GE’s business generally falls outside the virtual walls of the consumer Web. However, as the New York Times reports, GE has recently renewed its… Read More

  • Quirky Unveils The App-Enabled Milk Jug Of The Future: The Milkmaid

    Quirky Unveils The App-Enabled Milk Jug Of The Future: The Milkmaid

    Back in early May, Quirky and GE announced a contest that had users pitching ideas for everyday objects that could be improved by adding software to the mix. The eventual winner was — surprisingly enough — a smart milk jug that could tell users when their milk was going bad as well as when to buy some more. It may not have been the sort of project that most of us had expected… Read More

  • GE And Quirky Team Up To Develop The Milk Jug Of The Future

    GE And Quirky Team Up To Develop The Milk Jug Of The Future

    For just about a week now, GE and product development network Quirky have been running an interesting contest — they’ve challenged people to come up with ways to improve everyday objects by making them “smarter with software”. Unlike the traditional Quirky production and development process though, the winning concept will be fashioned into an actual working device by… Read More

  • Coda Automotive Taps GE To Sell Chargers Alongside The Coda Sedan

    Coda Automotive Taps GE To Sell Chargers Alongside The Coda Sedan

    Well, it looks like Coda Automotive — makers of the zero emissions all-electric Coda Sedan — and General Electric (a name that requires no introduction) have teamed up to sell the Coda Sedan and the GE WattStation Wall Mount EV Charger in the same retail outlets. Many of us are already feeling that a shift toward electric vehicles is the responsible decision, but a change that… Read More

  • GE Opens New Software Center In The Bay Area

    GE Opens New Software Center In The Bay Area

    GE is announcing the establishment of a new Global Software Center to be headquartered San Francisco. The new center will employ approximately 400 software developers. The company’s current software portfolio includes technologies that help businesses improve productivity and increase cost savings, specifically in terms of operating power plants, jet engines, electric vehicle… Read More

  • GE To Build Largest U.S. Solar Factory In Colorado

    GE To Build Largest U.S. Solar Factory In Colorado

    GE has announced plans to spend $600 million on a new solar factory located in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado. The factory, which begins operations in 2012, will be capable of producing enough solar panels per year to generate 400 megawatts of power, or enough energy to power 80,000 homes. When completed, the factory will be bigger than 11 football fields – soon to be the… Read More

  • GE Invests Up to $40 Million in eSolar

    GE Invests Up to $40 Million in eSolar

    General Electric Co. (GE) bought a minority stake in the California-based solar company eSolar this week. As a result of the deal, Paul Browning, President and CEO of Thermal Products for GE Energy, will join eSolar’s Board of Directors. ESolar already had a licensing agreement with GE Energy, which granted it exclusive worldwide rights to eSolar’s modular technology for its… Read More

  • A Wind Farm In Oregon Draws $100 Million Investment From Google's Treasury

    Google Inc.’s putting another $100 million into large-scale, renewable energy projects. The company’s director of green business operations, Rick Needham, revealed Monday in a post to the corporate blog: [Google] invested approximately $100 million in the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm…currently under construction near windy Arlington, Ore. When completed in 2012 [the plant]… Read More

  • Ioxus Raises $21 Million For Improved Power Storage Technology

    A New York-based clean tech startup, Ioxus, raised a $21 million investment from Energy Technology Ventures (a GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips joint fund), Northwater Capital, Aster Capital and their previous backers Braemar Energy Ventures, the companies announced today. Ioxus makes lithium-ion hybrid capacitors, and ultracapacitors, which are (often alongside other battery technology) used… Read More

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