utilities

Geospatial imaging service Enview raises $6 million to manage energy and utility infrastructure

Over the past 20 years there have been 11,459 accidents across the network of oil and gas pipelines that crisscross the U.S. The toll in human lives and financial damages is severe and something that

Researchers propose an open ‘internet of water’ tracking use, quality and costs

Where did the water coming out of your tap come from? How is it filtered and purified? How much does it cost the city and state per gallon to deliver? How can they improve that? These and other questi

The new electric utilities

An ideal electric utility costs less, is good for the planet and reduces the chances of losing power completely. And it doesn’t ask us to give up creature comforts like AC. New utilities are enabled

How IIoT is revolutionizing utilities

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is creating huge opportunities in the water and wastewater industries, adding value to both the utility and the consumer. Connected machines are reshaping the

Later is a simpler replacement for Apple’s reminders

If you tend to turn to email to send yourself short reminders, instead of using a more feature-rich to-do list or task-management application, a new app called Later wants to help. Later aims to offer

Examining the cybersecurity landscape of utilities and control systems

According to a federal indictment announced March 24, 2016, seven attackers with links to the Iranian government executed cyberattacks against dozens of banks from 2011 to 2013. Public announcements o

Avast expands beyond security with new storage-optimizing app called Photo Space

Avast is a company best known for its security software, but the days where everyone’s first download to their Windows PC is an anti-virus program are fading into the past. The 25-year old sof

Photomyne grabs $2.6 million to bring your old photos online

If you have albums and shoeboxes stuffed with old photos, a startup called Photomyne wants to help you scan those photos, in order to bring them online where they can be saved and shared. Now the Te

Oracle scoops up cloud utilities solution Opower for $532 million

Last week Oracle bought Textura for $663 million, giving the database giant a vertical construction solution in the cloud. Today it bought Opower for $532 million giving it a vertical utilities cloud

Clearbit Connect’s new Gmail widget can help you find anyone’s email address

LinkedIn’s acquisition of the popular email add-in Rapportive, and its subsequent demolition as its new owner ripped out some of its best features, left a lot of users angry and scrambling for

FileThis 2.0 Will Organize Your Statements And Bills, Remind You When To Pay

As more consumers shift to using online services for managing their banking, bills, payments, and more, some of our most important personal and financial documents are scattered across a number of web

Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive

Portal, a recently launched Android app that lets you move large files between your computer and your smartphone via your Wi-Fi connection, has today made its way to iOS. The new version offers a bett

GridGlo Raises $1.2 Million To Help Utilities Understand How Customers Use Electricity

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0013/1816/131816v2-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot1"></img> A New York research firm that turns massive amounts of data into streamlined informat

Public Art: Finally, a solution to unsightly utility boxes

Hats off to Joshua Callaghan of Los Angeles for coming up with a way to not only hide those utility boxes you see all over your neighborhood, but to also turn each one into something of a conversation

Electric car prototype can sell power back to utilities

Faculty members at the University of Delaware have built an electric car that’s capable of selling back excess stored energy to utility companies depending on the demands of the electrical grid.