Solar-Powered TV By Sharp Unveiled

Solar-Powered TV By Sharp Unveiled 

 Sharp´s 26-inch low-power TV prototype paired with a solar module.

For the 1.6 billion people living in areas without utility-supplied electricity, Sharp has designed a TV that can get 100% of its power from the sun. The company plans to exhibit the 26-inch LCD prototype at the Hokkaido Toyako Summit, or G8 Summit, in Hokkaido, Japan, on July 7-9.

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Consumers Use Social Media to Vent

Consumers Use Social Media to Vent

Yes, phone rage was fun, but now online rage can be even more fun

A recent Society for New Communications Research study sponsored by Nuance Communications found that consumers are using social media to share their customer experiences and to research the customer service of other companies.

Among the US Internet users surveyed, 59% used social media to ‘vent’ about a customer care experience.

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Consumers Demanding “Green” Products

Consumers Demanding “Green” Products

Demand for “green” products continues to grow

A February 2008 survey sponsored by DoubleClick found that 60% of US adults who make online purchases say that it is very or extremely important to them that a company is environmentally conscious.

Almost half of those who make online purchases said they specifically search for environmentally-friendly products at least some of the time.

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Why FREE Is the Future of Business

Why FREE Is the Future of Business

Chris Anderson has a brilliant article in Wired Magazine this month about the economy of FREE. Between new ways companies have found to subsidize products and the falling cost of doing business in a digital age, the opportunities to adopt a free business model of some sort have never been greater. But which one? And how many are there? Probably hundreds…

We will be most interested in how Chris decides to monetize his next book.

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