I still produce journalistic articles between other projects, usually business writing. Here are a few stories from that side of my career.
WEATHERCLOUD HOPES TO TAKE DATA TO THE STREETS
Another very cool technology story in which a Boulder startup wants to apply climate sensors to fleets of vehicles and then stream the road conditions in real time.
Why on earth would a warm patch of water in the Pacific Ocean influence whether there is fresh powder at Vail? Let’s find out.
SMALL BUT POWERFUL
Clocks and gyrometers as small as a grain of rice that can be used in just about any technology. These are very cool gizmos.
BEV TEAMS WITH CORITECH ON V2G CHARGING SYSTEM
Now imagine that when you plug in your electric car, it talks to the grid and instead of charging for 12 hours, it charges for one, and then generates electricity for the rest of the night, and the utility company pays you instead. It’s a big dream, but there are people working on it.
SAFETY APP: CHECKPLUSBALANCE MEASURES USER’S LEVEL OF IMPAIRMENT
Are you stoned on Colorado’s new legal marijuana? There’s an app for that. Now I have to go dig up my old Cheech and Chong records.
IDOL MINDS THINKING MOBILE FOR GAMING’S FUTURE
Why you can’t play Warrior’s Lair on the PS3, how Linked Together became a hit on the App Store, and how in-game monetization fuels Candy Crush Saga and other addictions.
These guys are aiming to create a set of peer-to-peer apps to make personal communications invisible to prying eyes.
EARTHNET CLEAR ON CLOUD-BASED FUTURE (Boulder County Business Report)
An update on the new features being offered by long-time Boulder-based Internet service provider Earthnet.
TRENDS FAVOR CLOUD FOR EFFICIENCY, SAVINGS (Boulder County Business Report)
Catching up with some of Boulder’s oldest ISPs like Indra’s Net.
‘NEW DAY’ FOR DAYBREAK IN ERIE (Boulder County Business Report)
Catching up with the enormous Daybreak complex planned for Erie, Colorado, which could potentially double the size of the community over the next decade.
WACARI GROUP TAKES INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO MARKET (Boulder County Business Report)
These guys were really interesting. They seek out the creative geniuses who make all those gizmos they sell in places like Walgreen’s, and help them navigate the treacherous process of getting said product to market. Very cool.
PRODUCT TESTING HELPS EMC INTEGRITY MAKE WAVES (Boulder County Business Report)
EMC Integrity Inc. tests consumer products and other devices for electromagnetic compatibility. They have a large testing facility out in Longmont with very expensive rooms to figure out what’s going to make your cell phone dodgy. Among other things, they tested the Mars Rover. Very mad scientist.
PROPOSED BUILDING’S FATE STILL UNCLEAR (Boulder County Business Report)
This was an interesting mathematical exercise for sure. Basically, there’s a developer who wants to build a very high-intensity four-story building in downtown Boulder, Colorado. The city would appreciate a brand-new mixed-use building instead of a run-down parking lot, but they can’t figure out a way to approve it without violating their own zoning rules. Should be interesting to see how this one plays out.