PTC Saves Axeda

If you have been following the M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) space at all, then the recent acquisition of Axeda, www.axeda.com by PTC, www.ptc.com certainly is no big revelation. Candidly, I am surprised that Axeda was able to survive this long without being gobbled up sooner

Patent Report: July 22, 2014

Not having checked on Amazon Technologies, Inc., in some time, let’s focus today’s report on it.

Patent Report: July 15, 2014

It has been a while since I checked Accenture Global Services Ltd. patent activity. To be honest, I was intrigued by the mention of them in the current cover story of Fortune, where the author, Allan Sloan, described them as a “never here” company for U.S. taxpaying purposes.

Crowdfunding Hits Big Dollars

There has been a lot of discussion around crowdfunding. Even the mainstream media is talking about it a lot these days after some guy decided to ask for $10 just for kicks and ended up getting more than $50,000 to make potato salad.

The Evolution of Smart Coca Cola Vending Machine

Great brands are built upon the foundation of good products that sustain their value over the long term.

Patent Report: July 8, 2014

Recently, I added Spansion Inc. to my patent “watch list” because of some interesting news about the company. It also received four patent grants today.

Google Gets It: Cars, Homes, and Everything

Every time I explain to someone that our world is connected I can’t help but make the analogy to the 1987 movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles starring the late comedian John Candy.

Verizon App Connects the Working Well

Anytime a vendor finds a way to keep me out of a doctor’s office or away from the emergency room all while keeping my costs down, I’m going to blog about it.

Patent Report: Is U.S. Innovation in Decline?

There seems never to be a dull moment when it comes to patents. Depending on how you look at them, they can be milestones along the road of continuing innovation, or canaries in mines signaling the presence of unseen toxic conditions that will kill off innovative effort.

Wearables: What’s Next?

This wearable market is really exciting. I think the network providers, chipset makers, and even the customer-relations application providers see the opportunities abound.