A Khosla-backed big data energy startup you should know about

Are big data, analytics, and machine learning the answers to reducing the energy consumption of our homes? Yep, according to newly-emerged startup Bidgely that’s backed by Khosla Ventures. In an exclusive interview, Bidgely’s CEO gives GigaOM the details about what it’s been up to.

Sensus Lands $675M for Star — not Mesh — Smart Grid

Sensus is the only one of the big five smart meter giants using a licensed star network, rather than an unlicensed mesh network, to connect smart meters. Now it has $675 million in debt financing to expand that technology.

Grid Net Embraces LTE for Smart Grid

Grid Net, the smart grid software maker, has officially moved beyond the wireless standard WiMAX and this morning announced that its software now supports the 4G wireless standard LTE (Long Term Evolution), the dominate next-gen wireless standard embraced by U.S. telcos.

Intel, Grid Net Launch Assault on Home Energy

Intel has made no secret of its ambition for a fat slice of the home energy management market, but here’s the chip maker’s official play: a hardware design blueprint based on its Atom chip for any manufacturer that wants to build and sell home energy monitoring devices.

Grid Net Scores a Crucial Smart Grid Partner: Sprint

Grid Net, a startup that has built a business around utilizing the wireless standard WiMAX for the smart grid, now has a partnership to make smart grid products with the U.S. carrier that has made the biggest bet on WiMAX: Sprint.

Grid Net & Oracle Team Up Over Smart Grid

The smart grid is a network and one company can’t provide all of the end-to-end gear. That’s why strategic partnerships will be key for companies, particularly startups. This morning Grid Net announced that it’s partnered with software heavyweight Oracle to sell its network and meter management software.

Greenpeace Hugs Apple, Kicks Sand At Dell

Greenpeace is lauding Apple while chastising Dell this morning. The do-gooders sent out a note pointing out that, while Apple’s iPhone’s are free of chemicals, Dell still hasn’t implemented a previous commitment to eliminate chemicals by the end of 2009.

Apple’s Loose Ends

While Apple has been releasing fancy new products recently, like the iPad and the iPhone 4, this last week something brought my thoughts back sharply to some products that have been languishing for some time without an update.