A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Cisco (CSCO) exec Tony Bates will be Skype's new CEO, replacing Joshua Silverman, who had filled the position since early 2008. (Reuters) Yahoo (YHOO) head of Audience David MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 5, 2010 6:30 AM ET
Early-stage green technology companies are taking a page from the biotech playbook: IPO with little or no revenues. So far, it's not working.
A number of tiny, ambitious companies in a promising industry with a very small market are lining up to tap the public markets. It may sound like the biotech IPO boom of the 1990s, but this time it's firms in the clean tech industry filing S-1s faster than MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Aug 17, 2010 3:00 AM ET
Venture capital firms are staking late stage electric car startups with huge cash to help them scale up and IPO
By Shelley DuBois, reporter
The age of the electric car is upon us, or so the numbers would suggest.
Companies in cleantech, especially those making cars, received over $400 million in funding in the second quarter of 2010, according to an Ernst & Young analysis based off of Dow Jones VentureSource data.
A company MOREAug 5, 2010 11:44 AM ET
Other than in the capital-raising department, Tesla has not succeeded yet.
I think it was the windmills that finally got to me.
I've been merely a passive observer of the Tesla (TSLA) phenomenon. I read Michael Copeland's outstanding cover story in Fortune two years ago. I saw my first Tesla, a fiery red Roadster, only a couple weeks ago. I've never met with the company or heard its pitch.
Then on Tuesday, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jul 1, 2010 8:17 AM ET
In the latest Techmate, Michael Copeland ruminates on 6 things other than the iPhone 4G (AAPL) he wishes companies would leave in a bar for him to check out.
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Apr 28, 2010 10:49 AM ET
Government needs to support research for clean energy-powered cars. But auto makers need to make their own success.
By Steve Westly and Mindy Lubber
America's auto industry is at an unprecedented crossroads.
At the core of the debate is whether American car companies can adapt to a changing marketplace where the demand for greater fuel efficiency and cutting edge design supersedes brand loyalty and vehicle size.
The auto industry of tomorrow – which MOREDec 1, 2009 6:00 AM ET
By Michael V. Copeland
Maybe Tesla chairman Elon Musk flipped through the "R.I.P. Good Times" slide deck that Sequoia Capital showed its startup CEOs last week about the tough road ahead. Whether he did or didn't, Musk pulled a few pages from it, as he announced Wednesday on the Tesla blog that not only would there be layoffs at the electric car startup, he would be taking over as CEO from MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Oct 15, 2008 6:30 PM ET
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