Electric car startup Fisker Automotive officially declared bankruptcy last month, many months after it was expected. Info is trickling out of those bankruptcy filings, like a list of high profile creditors, and in the last few days one filing has revealed Fisker's annual sales (which the filing lists as "income" but looks like sales) for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Co-hosted by TechCrunch, VentureBeat and GigaOm, the annual "Oscars of Tech" celebrates the best of the past year. But it's you, the tech community, that nominates who among us will be most deserving to take the stage at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on February 10th.
Like in other areas of electronics, silicon dominates the solar field. But researchers have pinpointed other promising materials that could someday lead to cheaper and/or more efficient solar cells.
Polymers are one of those materials. They are used in organic solar cells, which many say could someday help lower the cost of solar panels and help them compete more effectively with fossil fuel power.
Old News, meet New News: E.W. Scripps has announced that it will acquire video-journalism-for-hire startup Newsy for $35 million, with the deal expected to be finalized by January of next year. Newsy has made a name for itself by producing news videos alongside content for websites like the Huffington Post, Mashable and Microsoft, essentially providing a broadcast news team on commission.
Over the past couple of months, there have been a few Bitcoin app rejections by Apple that have made some waves. First, the venture-backed startup Coinbase had its app removed entirely from the App Store. Today, a blog post from peer-to-peer messaging and payments app Gliph highlights its own rejection and the subsequent removal of its ability to transact in Bitcoin.