The Electric Power Retail Access Hard Core

Michael Giberson Ken Silverstein has a column about restructured retail electric power markets up at EnergyBiz Insider. He’s collected a variety of viewpoints and generally provides an update on the current state of things. He saves the fun part until nearly the end, where he quote Andrea Morrison, regulatory affairs director of Strategic Energy: With … More The Electric Power Retail Access Hard CoreMore The Electric Power Retail Access Hard Core

Does Picking a Winner Lessen the Fun of Watching a Contest?

Michael Giberson I have a post up at Midas Oracle about some research into the effects of picking an outcome on the enjoyment a person gets from watching a contest. Here’s the first part: “When people make these predictions, they have this little sliver of doubt – ‘What if I’m wrong?,’” [Stephen] Nowlis says. … … More Does Picking a Winner Lessen the Fun of Watching a Contest?More Does Picking a Winner Lessen the Fun of Watching a Contest?

Banks and Exchange Rate Policies for Virtual Worlds

Michael Giberson TechNewWorld has an article about the barely exploited potential for banking services in virtual worlds, along with a discussion of the varying policies of virtual worlds toward 3rd-party financial services and exchange rate policies between virtual and real-world currencies. Many banks and companies are getting in on the ground level, building up a … More Banks and Exchange Rate Policies for Virtual WorldsMore Banks and Exchange Rate Policies for Virtual Worlds