U.S.-backed electric car maker Fisker misses early goals, delays production

Government-backed electric car company Fisker Automotive is delaying plans for production after missing its early manufacturing goals. According to a report by the Washington Post, the delays are being blamed on regulatory issues, and the company is brushing off any comparisons to Solyndra, another clean-energy company that received half a million in government loans, which filed for bankruptcy in September.

The secret history of Silicon Valley (video)

Despite what today’s young entrepreneurs might think, Silicon Valley didn’t launch with the Internet – or even Steve Jobs. It goes back to the World War II days. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank has given talks on the evolution of the Valley to both the CIA’s Venture Capital firm In-Q-Tel and the American Business Associaton of Russian Speaking Professionals.