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When Will Disruptive Technology Shift Power to Energy Customers?

Image via CrunchBase The power of disruptive technology to reshape and change the dynamics of competitive markets is not necessarily in the products we use.  Often it is in the ideas that make those products attractive to customers.  The more attractive the products the more transformational their use can be in competitive markets when customers Read more about When Will Disruptive Technology Shift Power to Energy Customers?[…]

With Apologies to my friends at Microsoft!

“A helicopter was flying around above Seattle yesterday when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft’s electronic navigation and communication equipment. Due to the clouds and haze the pilot could not determine his position or course to steer to the airport. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten Read more about With Apologies to my friends at Microsoft![…]

Intellectual Property Wars of Attrition

HTC does not look so quietly brilliant today after US International Trade Commission (ITC) Administrative Law Judge Carl Charneski issued a proposed decision finding July 15th that HTC violated two of ten patents owned by Apple but used by HTC in its Android-based smart phones and probably every other Android-based phone produced by other makers Read more about Intellectual Property Wars of Attrition[…]

Super Wi-Fi Life in the White Spaces

In an admission of age, I remember when we first signed up for AOL. It was on our first home computer an Apple IIe.  We paid something outrageous for it and it seemed like we got the keys to the information kingdom at the time.  It had a hard drive of something like 55 MB—surely Read more about Super Wi-Fi Life in the White Spaces[…]

Microsoft/ABB: My Smart Grid Dream Team# 1

MS/ABB: My Smart Grid Dream Team Combo # 1 Did you read the story about Apple passing Microsoft in market cap as of May 26th at $222 billion compared to Bill Gates’ $219 billion?[1] This is one of the great rivalries of the tech world but I am not sure it means much when you Read more about Microsoft/ABB: My Smart Grid Dream Team# 1[…]

Is iPad the Killer App for HAN?

Since Apple announced the release of its iPad, there has been chatter about whether this will speed the market penetration rates for home area networks (HAN) and the potential they bring for turning energy strategies on their head.  You have to admit, the iPad certainly has sex appeal, and, at first look, appears to have Read more about Is iPad the Killer App for HAN?[…]