July 18, 2013 | By

Summertime and the Living is Easy—or is it?

George Gershwin wrote these famous words in 1935 and they’ve probably been a water cooler topic since then. Does the workload really slow down in the summer—is life really easier in summer?   I personally have never had a slow summer in any job.  Believe me, I’m not complaining, I’d rather be busy than not. Clearly …+

July 9, 2013 | By

Prediction: AOL Patch is Here to Stay

The fate of Patch.com has been the cause of a recent heated debate, sparked by Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong’s vow to gain profitability by Q4 2013. With 900 sites providing local news to more than 1,000 communities, Patch has been accused of hindering AOL’s turnaround due to its unsteady profit. What Patch is Doing Right Market What …+

July 2, 2013 | By

KGS Buildings’ Greentech Media Article Creates Buzz at IBcon

Orlando and the Sunshine State hosted this year’s Realcomm/IBcon 2013, a key show for professionals involved in the intelligent buildings space. KGS Buildings, a start-up out of MIT,  attended the show and wanted to create a splash leading up to the event with an announcement that they had teamed up with industry giant, Schneider Electric. Through …+

June 28, 2013 | By

Facebook is Lurking in Your Shadow

This week, Facebook users discovered a new threat they were once oblivious to – Shadow Profiles. “Facebook Shadow Profiles: What You Need to Know” addresses this topic currently making the headlines because of a bug that released 6 million Facebook users’ private email addresses and phone numbers. Virtually everyone has a Facebook Shadow profile which …+

June 26, 2013 | By

How Do You Watch TV?

The average American watches four hours and 39 minutes of TV, plus an additional 26 minutes of “time-shifted” (previously recorded) programming (Neilson June 2013 Report).  While this seems to be an incredible amount of time Americans are glued to their TV sets each day, this number is not what is remarkable, as Americans have been …+

June 24, 2013 | By

BuildingIQ’s CEO called in to Analyze Funding in Cleantech Space

After weeks of outreach around the future of cleantech funding, BuildingIQ CEO Michael Zimmerman was called upon by the San Jose Mercury News to comment on financing within the industry as a whole.  The article titled, “Cleantech: As VCs interest shrinks, corporate investors swoop in,” provides a great overview of local funding in the cleantech space …+

June 23, 2013 | By

Starting out with a Rewarding Summer

This past week was another great winner for the Vantage team. The week started a little early for our San Fran office with a morning run on Sunday at the Wipro San Francisco Marathon. The run was to support LLS and our co-worker Stephanie Waxman. The Vantage team did a great job surpassing our goal …+