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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Times Colonist Reports: Software Company Bridges Environment, Balance Sheet

Carbonetworks

A Victoria company founded in 2005 on the promise of helping other organizations manage greenhouse gas emissions strategies and carbon footprints, is about to expand the number of feet it has on the ground.

Carbonetworks, whose GHG emissions management software gives company executives the tools to understand their firm’s carbon footprint and how to deal with it in a financially responsible and profitable way, recently closed a $5- million round of financing that will mean an immediate expansion of the payroll.

Amazon.com to Acquire AbeBooks

Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that, subject to closing conditions, it has reached an agreement to acquire AbeBooks. AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books, with over 110 million primarily used, rare and out-of-print books listed for sale by thousands of independent booksellers from around the world.

“As a leader in rare and hard-to-find books, AbeBooks brings added breadth and expanded selection to our customers worldwide,” said Russell Grandinetti, vice president of books for Amazon.com. “AbeBooks provides a wide range of services to both sellers and customers, and we look forward to working with them to further grow their business. We’re excited to present all of our customers with the widest selection of books available any place on Earth.”

New Fund Available for Getting to Market Faster! – The Precarn Industrial T-GAP

Precarn Incorporated

Precarn has just released a call for applications to its reinvigorated T-GAP Program. Like its predecessor, the program focuses on the gap between technology innovation and commercialization. The program is designed for very small and start-up companies. This is an open competition with no specific deadline date. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Precarn is seeking immediate applications to this program. $500,000 has been allocated for projects costing up to a maximum $60,000 in Precarn contribution. Precarn funding will be up to 75% of the total eligible project costs. The average Precarn contribution is expected to be about $40,000. Once a project is approved, 75% of the Precarn funds will be made available upon contract signing and the remaining 25% will be paid upon project completion and delivery of a final report.