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Silver Spring Networks Selected for Comprehensive Smart City Deployment in Paris

Today, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI) announced an expansion of its relationship with EVESA, the operator responsible for managing the street light and traffic control systems in the City of Paris, to deploy a citywide canopy...Show More Summary

Intel courts China’s hardware startups to popularize its mobile, IoT chips

Erwin Liu is the CEO of a fledgling Chinese startup, and he’s been the happy recipient of free chips from Intel. “Whenever I went to Intel’s offices, they would always give us some free samples,” he said. Liu’s company, CEIN Biotechnology, which develops finger vein scanners, is just one among the many Chinese tech startups […]

Climate Change's False Illusion of Progress

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger On November 11, 2014, President Obama announced an “historic agreement” with China on greenhouse gases. Most people assumed it would be some sort of commitment to reduce emissions. And...Show More Summary

The Value of a Great Admin Assistant

Today's administrative assistant is a far cry from the secretaries of the past. The modern administrative assistant is truly the nucleus of any company, no matter the industry, because it is her job to support and maintain every part of the business, keeping things running smoothly. Show More Summary

IPv6 Is Finally Reaching Acceptance

Major carriers in the U.S. and abroad are now reporting increasing usage of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

How WANO & INPO Measure Excellence in Nuclear Operations

Anthony R. Pietrangelo The following is a guest post from Anthony R. Pietrangelo, NEI's Chief Nuclear Officer.Achieving one great year of performance for an industry or an individual is noteworthy. Sustaining exemplary performance over a decade or more is the true measure of excellence. Show More Summary

How falling commodity prices have flattered Chinese GDP in 2015

What’s in a number? Quite a lot when it comes to Chinese GDP. Especially when it’s 7%, which was the real growth rate of the Chinese economy in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the first quarter of last year, according to the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics, who released this much-awaited data point […]

AT&T joins industry groups in suing the FCC over net neutrality rules

AT&T has filed its own lawsuit against the FCC to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act, illustrating that it wants to take a different path from its fellow telco brothers like Verizon and cable operators that are working with trade associations like USTelecom and NCTA.

Atom and the Fault

I came across a fascinating little book by Richard Meehan titled 'The Atom and the Fault: Experts, Earthquakes and Nuclear Power.' Meehan is a geotechnical engineer who participated in several controversial nuclear plant projects in California, including Bodega Head, Malibu, and Diablo Canyon. read more

Integra reaches 3,000 building locations with fiber

Integra has extended fiber to more than 3,000 building locations in its 11-state territory that it serves via its Integra Business and Electric Lightwave business units.

How Nanotechnologies Will Disrupt the Electrical Grid

Is it just me, or is the pace of technology innovation speeding up for you too? Acceleration is certainly evident in nanotechnology R&D. Back in December 2014 I wrote two blogs that updated my 2020 predictions first published in January 2014. Nanotechnology discoveries are now occurring on almost a weekly basis. Universities have been a hotbed of […]

Ten Mistakes to Take You Out of the Running

A well-written cover letter can make the difference between landing an interview and never getting a call-back. Some employers filter a sample of your writing through an online system that digests keywords and vets candidates. At the very least, prospective employers review it for quality of writing and content. Show More Summary

CenturyLink takes on Charter, TDS with 1 Gbps FTTP service to La Crosse, Wis.

CenturyLink is providing a new competitive challenge to local cable operator Charter Communications and fellow ILEC TDS Telecom by launching its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service for residential and SMBs in La Cross, Wis.

Sling TV's Lynch tunes into how consumers want to get their TV

Like other programmers and pay-TV providers, Roger Lynch, CEO of Dish's Sling TV unit, has tuned into the notion that the mobile TV consumer wants to be in control of what programs they watch.

Vonage names veteran Gilvar as new marketing chief

Vonage is bolstering its marketing power as it moves further into the business services space by naming executive Ted Gilvar be chief marketing officer (CMO).

Could the Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal drive Ericsson to broaden its portfolio with a Ciena, Infinera or Juniper buy?

Nokia has set off a new wave of consolidation in the telecom equipment market, reaching a deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion. That move is now fueling speculation that Ericsson will make a similar move to round out its portfolio with more wireline capabilities by making a run for either Ciena, Infinera or Juniper.

Another Step Towards an Integrated Home Energy Offering: SolarCity Partners with Nest Labs

SolarCity has just announced another important collaboration in the home energy space, this time with Nest Labs. Importantly, the announcement indicates that a common technology framework or platform is emerging that will integrate and address both home energy management as well as home solar generation. read more


Climate Change Does Have Some Winners, Like Brain-Eating Parasites. Joe Romm, April 14, 2015 (ClimateProgress) “It’s a myth there are no big winners from climate change besides fossil fuel companies…[It] is doubling bark beetle mating, triggering up to 60 times as many beetles attacking trees every year. Show More Summary


Musk’s Cousins Battle Utilities to Make Solar Rooftops Cheap; Lyndon and Peter Rive are on a quest to make sun-generated power cheap and easy. John Lippert and Christopher Martin, April 14, 2015 (Bloomberg News) “…[When solar advocates were fighting with Hawaiian Electric Co. Show More Summary

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