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CenturyLink Takes a Swing at SD-WAN

As it puts SDN into practice in its network on a significant scale, CenturyLink is taking a new software-defined product to market. Today they unveiled a fully managed SD-WAN.... [visit site to read more]

Industry’s 5G Foresight Better than 2020

The general consensus clearly is that the 2020 deadline for 5G services can be beat.

Recycling and Reusing is Good for the Environment and the Company Brand

When it comes to burnishing your company's brand and cleaning is footprint, the efforts center on reduce, reuse and recycle -- or the "ban the can." That's the point that ISS' head of global sustainability Dan Gilbert made at Environmental Leader's conference in a session on corporate sustainability.

Retailer Should Know These Seven Groups of Customers

When using blanket sales strategies on your customer base, you may miss conversion opportunities and waste resources on marketing campaigns that offer a limited return on your investment. To get more value from existing customers, learn...Show More Summary

Energy Providers of Southern California Launch Conservation Initiative

Unveiled last week by the joint coalition of Southern California utilities and CA Public Utilities Commission, the Conserve Energy SoCal initiative seeks to help southern California residents conserve energy, save money, and reduce the risk of shortages of natural gas and electricity. Show More Summary

Proposal would phase out nuclear power in California to support state energy policies

PG&E today announced a joint proposal with labor and environmental organizations that would end all PG&E production of nuclear power in California by 2025. Source: Proposal would phase out nuclear power in California to support state energy policies

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Energy Storage In California Debated

CPUC pushed to study solar-storage further after filing pegs value at $0.25/kWh; California is at risk of improperly valuing storage unless it opens a separate regulatory track on its value, an industry group says Herman K. Trabish,Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Public Utility For Hawaii?

IOU, co-op or muni? Experts debate the creation of public utilities; A merger debate in Hawaii has sparked a campaign for a public utility, but is that model best for ratepayers? Herman K. Trabish, September 16, 2015 (Utility Dive) Editor’s...Show More Summary

Google, RingCentral Pair Up to take on Microsoft

The search giant google and the cloud communications specialist RingCentral are joining forces to serve apps and UC to the enterprise. They've got a new offering called RingCentral Office Google Edition in the form of a plug-in in the Google Apps marketplace. It is intended to bring together RingCentral's communications platform with Google Apps and […]

Int’l Bytes: DE-CIX, Sonera, MegaFon, Oi

I'm at the Telecom Exchange in NYC today. In the meantime, here are a few quick-takes of news from around the globe:... [visit site to read more]

Enviance Acquires Fellow EHS Software Provider Actio

Cloud-based environment, health and safety management software provider Enviance has acquired Actio in a move to expand its EHS services. The companies did not disclose terms of the acquisition, which follows another recent EHS services provider purchase by Enviance. Show More Summary

Trader Joe’s to Pay $2 Million to Reduce Coolant Leaks, Curb GHG Emissions

Grocery store chain Trader Joe’s has agreed to spend $2 million to reduce coolant leaks from refrigerators at 453 of its stores to settle federal claims that it violated the Clean Air Act. The company will also pay a $500,000 penalty civil penalty under the proposed settlement with the US Department of Justice and the […]

Will Google Close the Android Ecosystem?

Over the years the one thing that as set Google’s Android operating system apart from Apple’s own iOS is that Android has always been open-sourced (sort of), available to all to tinker and modify…if they’re willing to live by Google’s rules of course. By contrast, Apple has always controlled its proprietary platform, not allowing anyone […]

Update: Channel-Sharing Provision of New LPTV/TV Translator Rules Now in Effect

Slowly but surely the post-repack regulatory landscape for LPTVs and TV translators is getting established. Back in December, the Commission adopted a number of provisions addressing the predicaments likely to be faced by the LPTV/translator...Show More Summary

Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Online Public File Rulemaking

Last month we reported on an FCC proposal to ditch two vestiges of the old local public inspection file requirements. On the way out the door: first, the rule requiring broadcasters to make available for public inspection correspondence from audience members concerning station operation; and second, the obligation for cable operators to include in their … Continue Reading

SunPower leads in more than just solar panels (hint: it’s in the water) 

The Middle East, Caribbean, and Oceania account for 283 billion cubic meters of freshwater demand, and solar- and wave-powered desalination can be the low-cost solution, according to Lux Research. Desalination — converting sea water into fresh water — will grow at 8 percent annually to 140 million cubic meters daily in 2020, Lux predicts, reflecting […]

The role of the Internet in child abuse

For six years, I was the first independent Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation which seeks to reduce access to child abuse images online.  Sadly the Net remains a major source of child abuse images and it facilitates actual child abuse including rape. Only now, are we beginning to understand the scale of this. Data for […]

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