Friday, September 16, 2011

CURRENT, Back to the Future with $13M in New Money

After burning $100M from Google, Goldman Sachs and Hearst and then  vaporizing $130M from General Electric, TXU and Sensus Metering Systems, CURRENT announced in a press release a pittance of $13M of new money to make disappear. This time, in addition to existing U.S. investors Associated Partners, EnerTech Capital and Goldman Sachs, CURRENT decided to terrorize the rest-of-the-world snagging  investor Business Media China, and Portuguese investor EspĂ­rito Santo Ventures.

CURRENT is pivoting (management speak for "ah shit it is not working let's try something else") from broadband-over-powerlines (BPL) to smart grid to overseas, since BPL for Internet Access networks did not work out so well for them in the USA.

HanFan wishes CURRENT luck and hopes they got their burn rate down from the milk-and-honey days from Google and GE.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In-Stat Predicts is HPNA 4

And In-Stat confirms mathematics and their dorkness.

This wonderful study, highlighted by himself, Mr. AstroTurf  Alan Weinkrantz
Latest Updates – Alan WeinKrantz, is promoting HPNA 4 (go HPNA 4), from one of In-Stat brain farts.

The first stinker is " Poised For Growth" is spot on--starting from zero any shipments is time for champagne (a well known cause of brain farts by-the-way)!

The SBD (silent but deadly) fart is " will replace HPNA", no stink here.
HPNA 4 is ready to rock your world--or at least the world of ATT and Tommie S's. HPNA is getting long in the tooth so HPNA4 could be useful for ATT.

The "excuse me, are you in the same room as me?", is the  "overtake MoCA by end of year 2015". If In-Stat has the guts to shows up in Las Vegas, HAN Fan is ready to take their money.

HAN Fan, she thinks that Mr. AstroTurf should think before posting or not drink the koolaid and post (HAN Fan is the exception to the rule), and loose the eye glasses (HAN Fan has contacts).

Tuesday, June 14, 2011’s cloudy outlook in the home-networking space

HAN Fan could not contain herself (she's been busy for 9 months) with microm's reporting of crapness in the market..

microm's headline is factually correct and a few facts in the article are correct: is "late to market" and "not backwards-compatible" with anything.

But HAN Fan worries about the future of media she sure poor reporting. The highly rated and sometimes respected microm gets key fact wrong. Sigma and Lantiq are not shipping products. They are figuring out how they don't inter-operate which why there will be "a series of additional plugfests is being scheduled for this year". Ladies, this is not product, but a gentleman's wet-dream (and ladies don't get any on you).

The worst of microm's reporting is the parroting of the "data throughput of up to 1 gbps" mime from HomeGrid. Every since ITU-R cut the balls off of by removing the band above 100Mhz, due to EMI issues, has been a HomePlug wannabe. microm's gest it right when they say is "the technology is late to market".

The last newby error microm makes is saying HomePlug "has seen some success overseas". HAN Fan this that Om Malik needs to let his staff out more from the good old USA or his native India and figure out that Europe is overseas where HomePlug owns the service provide market--this is not just some success overseas.

Really if old new media like microm cannot keep up...