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As utility industry trade show DistribuTECH wrapped up last Thursday, attendees got a peek at not only new product offerings — from smart thermostats to software platforms that manage smart meter data — but also the potential for what a utility of the future might look like.
In a Pike Research webinar held at the event, Andres Carvallo, the chief strategy officer of smart grid network software provider Proximetry, noted that the smart grid has “reached the teenage years” and is “still evolving.” As it grows up and reaches its full potential, I've put together five important ways in which how we interact with our utility can be revolutionized and why they matter.
Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman, Jr. is a big fan of Spotify. In fact, at the D:Dive Into Media conference, the music mogul touted the music streaming service as a complementary service on top of other sales channels.
In what is likely his final interview before leaving Warner Music, Bronfman defended Spotify's ability to drive more value for artists and labels.
UPDATE: Get details on online signups for events near you: list of opening dates for TED2013 auditions.
The best moments at TED have often come from unexpected places. But this year, we're pushing that to an entirely new level. We're staging a global talent search to bring together the most remarkable lineup in TED's history. A series of public talent searches in cities around the world will reveal voices, talents and ideas that delight and surprise.
Being the resident “extreme” iPhone (s aapl) case enthusiast (and also the klutz who drops his phone most often), I was intrigued by the new cellhelmet Kickstarter project. This $44.99 case combines svelte design with protection against drops, but bundles it with an actual insurance policy that replaces your iPhone if damaged while in the case.
The case in and of itself isn’t magical, and according to David Artuso of cellhelmet creator cellpig.com, the case isn’t “superman.” The design has angled edges to protect against drops, and a choice of six different colored backplate shields to protect the glass, providing great protection without the bloat of other solutions.
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