June 2010

Flying Car Goes into Production

The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that looks like a Volkswagen Beetle and can convert into a road-legal automobile, is to go into production after being given a special weight exemption by the US Federal Aviation Administration. The car/plane will be available for $194,000. The press release is available after the jump.

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Recurve, a six-year-old construction company in the Bay Area, focuses on energy audits and “home performance retrofits”–that is, making houses use less energy, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. The company is also developing software to help other contractors record, track, and report data on energy savings for clients. Founder Matt Golden says Recurve’s employees help about 30

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A Wrap for That

TechCrunch: The iPhone 4 hasn’t even been out a week and already awrapforthat.com has popped up to make vinyl skins that wrap around the perimeter of the device. Why would anyone want that? Because of the iPhone 4 antenna issues – the so-called “Death Grip” problem.

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For The Love Of Bacon

KansasCity.com: It was December 2008, and Jason Day had something to show his barbecue contest teammate Aaron Chronister. Day, having thrown back some holiday cheer at one Christmas party, showed up late in the evening for his second party, at Chronister’s place in Brookside. Day walked into the kitchen, tossed on the table a Styrofoam

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CEO Jonathan Barnett Finds Success With Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

AUTO-MOBI.info: Not many executives can say they accomplished much in their 20s. Jonathan Barnett, MBA and the founder of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning®, however, can say this with pride. Noticing his passion for business early on, Barnett started three different successful businesses before the age of 30. Barnett started at Oral Roberts University in 1999,

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How To Hook ‘Em

‎QSR magazine: Quick serves that compact their operations into a mobile unit fit for fairs, festivals, and other summer gatherings can lure customers back to the store. There are two ways to sell fast food: get customers to come to your location, or go where people already are. The throngs at fairs, festivals, sporting events,

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