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Google Energy. Really?

Google Energy. Really?

I saw this interesting article today on fastcompany.com regarding Google’s latest foray – green technology.

This is nothing new for those in the know. Over the last few years Google has quietly been investing, via Google Ventures, in green tech. The article notes previous investment in ’geothermal technology, smart grid ventures, electric cars, and wind power’.

The article points out that Google incorporated a Delaware entity in late 2009 named Google Energy and earlier this week it applied to buy and sell carbon credits on the wholesale market!

The article postulates a very reasonable answer to the million dollar question. Why? It is noted that Google Energy may simply be used as Google’s carbon trading entity to aid in their quest to reach carbon neutrality.

However, this is Google we are talking about – the ultimate market disrupter. Who knows, maybe soon we will see Google packaging up carbon derivatives or starting a utility division.

Things I’m (currently) excited about in 2010

The new year seems to be bringing with it a plethora of new and exciting gadgets, ideas and start-ups. Here is a short list of things I’m really excited about in 2010.

The Apple Tablet

Rumour has it that the iSlate (as it seems it will be called) is going to be released on either the 26th or 27th of January. The excitement this thing is creating on the net is amazing.

Personally, I think the real story from the Apple tablet release will be what it will do for Apple in the business market. Most business people love mobile anything (think the laptop, Blackberry, iPhone etc), and if the iPhone was Apple’s entree into the business space the tablet could be its main meal. The possibilities that the tablet creates in the mobile computing space for entrepreneurs is amazing. Bring on the iSlate.