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Silly Things Integrators Say

Failure is the only thing that undermines the fabric of the CE industry, and failure is what happens to a lot of companies that create every system from scratch and give every customer everything they ask for.

Julie Jacobson · May 02, 2006

Saavihome, Theater Xtreme Launch Home Technology Franchise Coompanies

Two new franchise companies think they can do for custom home technology what Performahome, Smart House and so many others could not.

Julie Jacobson · September 01, 2005

Julie Jacobson: DVD CCA Is an Innovation-Stifling Cartel

The DVD Copyright Control Association (DVD CCA) is a bunch of bullies. Not just because this legalized cartel sued Kaleidescape, but because the organization manages to coerce all manufacturers of DVD players to sign away their rights to innovation. The DVD CCA was created in 1999 to be the sole licensor of the Content Scramble System (CSS), an […]

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2005

Copy Protection Group Sues Kaleidescape

The legal action being taken by the DVD Copy Control Association against video server manufacturer Kaleidescape raises many questions about the product category. Among those questions: Is its future in jeopardy?

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2005

New ‘Simple Control Protocol’ is Link between Internet and the Light Switch

Microsoft teams with GE and CEBus-oriented technology firms to produce definitive home-control protocol.

Julie Jacobson · June 01, 2000

1997: Julie Jacobson’s Mom Reviews Philips WebTV

Julie’s mom Susan Jacobson goes online in 1997 for the first time with Philips Magnavox WebTV. The review is hilarious.

Julie Jacobson · March 01, 1997