The offices of Transonic Combustion are not going to win any design prizes. Located in Camarillo, California, the company occupies a line of anonymous rooms and padlocked garage workshops at the edge of town, where land is cheap and prying eyes are scarce. Alloy-frame bicycles lean against the walls of the computer-stuffed workspaces; wastebaskets overflow with empty Mountain Dew cans. So many nondisclosure agreements have spewed from the printers on the tables that they must be capable of producing them without human intervention.
Because gasoline has historically been inexpensive, U.S. consumers have had little reason to buy fuel-efficient automobiles, giving manufacturers little reason to make them. As a result, today’s cars are amazingly wasteful. Less than 20 percent of the energy in the gas consumed by typical passenger vehicles is used to power the wheels. Most of the rest is lost as heat or sent into the air as pollutants.
As companies implement virtual goods on applications in Facebook and other social networks, they need better tools for analyzing how people are buying and selling these goods and how to make more money.
As we continue our look at the Facebook Platform payments ecosystem, today we turn our attention to virtual economy payment and analytics platform Twofish. In fact, just this morning Twofish announced the launch of a new product called Twofish EasyElements, an easy to integrate toolkit for managing virtual currencies in social networks and online games.
DocStoc , the site that lets you post, share and embed PDFs, documents and other files — much like its prime competitor Scribd — has emerged from beta with a new look and a new business model . While the site is growing rapidly — now with 1.6 million unique monthly visitors — it’s still running to catch up.
The document sharing site Docstoc, now out of beta, is announcing that it will start splitting advertising revenue with users who upload content to the service, in a new program called DocCash.
Camarillo-based Transonic Combustion, the maker of new fuel injection technology it says could push gasoline engines to 100 mpg, has landed another round of funding.
Transonic Combustion Inc. of Camalito, Calif., which develops new technology that will make auto engines cleaner and more efficient, is setting up offices in Oakland County. “Our team is developing a fundamental, cost-effective improvement in internal combustion efficiency,” said Brian Ahlborn, Transonic’s chief executive officer, who said the company’s ability to attract venture capital is making expansion possible.
Trion World Network’s MMORPG getting showcased this summer. If you’ve never heard of Trion World Network, don’t be all that surprised – they haven’t even released their debut game, Heroes of Telara. However, the developer and publisher today announced that the upcoming MMORPG will be showcased at their first E3 appearance later this year.
CAMARILLO, Calif., May 6, 2009– In its mission to dramatically improve fuel economy and cut carbon emissions, today Transonic Combustion, Inc. announced that it has raised a C-round of equity funding. Transonic will use the capital to further advance its patented technology, expand its technical team and facilities, and continue collaborating with global automotive manufacturers.