In the news on April 7: SF Giants get Virgin America–on their first day, too; the economy batters solar energy sales; and GM teams up with Segway for PUMA project.


Menlo Park-based Solar Enertech hires Steve Ye as CFO. SF Business Times

Santa Clara-based Applied Materials reports sale sale cut from $1.9B to $250M. SF Business Times

Virgin America makes a deal with SF Giants. SF Business Times

Oakland Mayor Dellums kicks off Bank on Oakland initiative. SF Business Times

SFO gets $1.7 million grant to build hydrogen gas station. SF Business Times

Union City-based Abaxis sales exec leaves during reorganization. SF Business Times

Tech companies like Oracle and Cisco are set to help navigate stimulus. SF Business Times

Berkeley-based Aerovance raises $38M in equity financing. SF Business Times


Do you want a Segway? So do we–and so does GM, who has announced that they’re working with Segway on Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility). Crunchgear

The Death of XP–office support, that is. CNET

Cheaper iTunes music? We like this, too. Chron

Google knows where you are–and uses it to localize your search results. SF Business Times


Redevelopment of Hunters Point to look like Mission Bay. Curbed

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