Projects in 2010 took aim at cleantech’s chicken-and-egg dilemma

Green technologies can face expensive and complicated chicken-and-egg questions when it comes to infrastructure. Which comes first, the electric car or the charging station? The wind farm or the transmission lines? There have been some notable efforts this year by companies to take the first leap. Here are a couple worth watching in 2011:

Week in review: Why Google needs DRM

Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:

Natural gas looks to oust coal and win over oil companies

The news about natural gas just keeps coming. Today, boutique investment bank Cascadia Capital predicted that oil will hit $100 per barrel next year, which will spur oil companies to expand their operations by buying up natural gas assets and companies.