Belkin on Tuesday launched another set of products aimed at the internet of things. This time it released an electricity and water monitoring system that uses sensors and algorithms acquired from Zensi.
When it comes to cleantech investing, we’re in the early innings of a long ball game. The last in a 4-part series from Venrock’s Matthew Nordan.
Look back into Apple’s history, and it’s clear it never partners with a company that could one day be a threat. Apple’s decision to include Netflix on the newest Apple TV indicates where Apple may be headed with video and the iTunes store.
A new type of energy-focused startup has emerged focused on innovation around smart algorithms. These companies are using information analytics — in the same way that the web giants Amazon, Google and Netflix do — to mine information and use it to help reduce energy consumption.
It’s every entrepreneur’s dream: build a company, raise no venture capital, and sell off the firm in less than two years. That was the path taken by startup Zensi, which makes energy sensing technology, when it was acquired by consumer electronics company Belkin this week.
Mobile Tech Manor (MTM) is what I affectionately call my home office as it has seen more mobile tech gear pass through the doors than just about anywhere on earth. This column is where I share the events in MTM for the past week.
I couldn’t help but notice the irony in yesterday’s events. At our Structure 09 Conference, just as panelists started discussing the challenges of managing web infrastructure, we heard that TMZ.com and Twitter had buckled under the massive traffic load that resulted from the news of pop star Michael Jackson’s cardiac arrest and eventual death. (Related: NewTeeVee has put together a collection of his videos online.)
Many went on to proclaim that the web had failed. It seemed a tad sensationalist to suggest that, for only a handful of sites went on the blink. I didn’t hear that Google (s goog), Facebook, Yahoo (s yhoo), Microsoft (s msft) or MySpace (s nws) broke down. For them, it was business as usual. Nevertheless, this morning, I decided to check two sources that monitor the performance and traffic patterns of the web. Read More about MJ’s Death Makes Web Traffic Spike, But No Internet Meltdown