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Hyperloop TT plans to develop the world's first commercial Hyperloop system i...

Posted on Wed Apr 18, 2018, 11:51 am

... here in the Emirates," "This agreement creates the basis for the first commercial Hyperloop system in the world here in the Emirates," HTT chairman Bibop Gresta said in reference to their deal with Aldar Properties. The 10-kilometer Hyperloop in ...

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8 Circuit Studios will use blockchain to build the Metaverse

Posted on Wed Apr 18, 2018, 2:00 am

8 Circuit Studios hopes to use blockchain, cryptocurrency, and other collaboration tools to build the Metaverse, the digital universe envisioned in novels by William Gibson and Neal Stephenson and featured in movies Ready Player One, TRON, and The Matrix.

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This is the 'couch' Elon Musk sleeps on when he works late at Tesla, and the ...

Posted on Tue Apr 17, 2018, 11:39 am

People are raising money on GoFundMe to buy Tesla CEO Elon Musk a new couch. The campaign started after Musk said in an interview he'd been sleeping on a couch at his Tesla factory, in Fremont, California. The couch looks uncomfortable, and Musk even ...

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On the topic of risk for Kubernetes from AWS

Posted on Mon Apr 16, 2018, 9:17 am

In this post, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com talks about the commoditization of containers and how AWS Fargate is making it much easier to use containers without having to worry about the underlying orchestration. Read the following two paragraphs from ...

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Former Qualcomm chairman Paul Jacobs is assembling a group of buyers to take ...

Posted on Thu Apr 12, 2018, 3:37 pm

Paul Jacobs, who was ousted as Qualcomm chairman in March, is talking to strategic investors and sovereign wealth funds in a bid to take the company private. One potential investor is chip designer ARM, which was acquired by SoftBank in 2016. He does not ...

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Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments

Posted on Thu Apr 12, 2018, 3:10 pm

The current FTC investigation will look at whether Facebook engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers. David Vladeck, a Georgetown University law professor who headed the FTC's bureau of consumer protection when Facebook signed ...

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Dell Founder Michael Dell Showed Just How Much A Leap Of Faith Can Pay Off

Posted on Thu Apr 12, 2018, 9:53 am

We've all had one idea (or multiple) that we felt could be successful but for some reason never moved forward with. But have you ever wonder what would've happened if you'd taken that chance? Well, perhaps tech entrepreneur and Dell founder Michael Dell ...

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Bitcoin Bubble Continues To Deflate As Long Blockchain Gets Delisted

Posted on Wed Apr 11, 2018, 11:34 am

Bitcoin was trading for just shy of $20,000 at the time. Today it is trading for about $6,900, according to Coindesk. Pai-Ling Yin, a USC business professor and director of the school's Technology Commercialization Initiative, previously told IBD that ...

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Nantero Expands NRAM Product Development, Signs New Customers

Posted on Thu Apr 5, 2018, 8:07 am

... leaders such as Cisco Investments and Dell Technologies Capital invest in Nantero highlights the potential of our next generation NRAM technology," said Greg Schmergel, Co-Founder & CEO of Nantero. "No other memory combines DRAM-like speed, low power ...

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X Prize Is Relaunching a Private Moon Race Without Google (or a Prize)

Posted on Wed Apr 4, 2018, 5:00 pm

While that competition is now over, there are at least five teams with launch contracts that hope to land on the lunar surface in the next two years," Peter Diamandis, X Prize founder and executive chairman, said in a statement. [Google Lunar X Prize ...

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CleanChoice Energy Launches CleanChoice Community Solar - Live5News.com | Cha...

Posted on Wed Apr 4, 2018, 5:00 pm

"Community solar represents one of the most important opportunities to expand renewable energy access in the U.S., with the potential to reach more than 60 million households across the country," said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. "We've helped ...

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NEC: Construction Begins on the Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System

Posted on Wed Apr 4, 2018, 12:28 pm

Chris Hancock, AARNet's CEO said, "New submarine cable systems are providing a much-needed boost to communications infrastructure into Australia. AARNet's investment in JGA complements our investment in the INDIGO subsea cable system, providing ...

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Appvance.ai Launches Appvance IQ - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sport...

Posted on Tue Apr 3, 2018, 5:00 pm

Appvance CEO Kevin Surace commented: "We pioneered unified test automation, which delivers a three-fold productivity boost to QA, and we pioneered codeless test creation, which delivers a ten-fold productivity boost. Now we're delivering AI scripting ...

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NXT-ID Inc. Releases Financial Results for the Year Ended Decemb - Tri-State ...

Posted on Sun Apr 1, 2018, 5:00 pm

Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID said, "Our annual results for 2017 show strong continued growth following the significant progress we reported in 2016. Revenue in 2017 was more than 3 times the level of 2016." "LogicMark continues to ...

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3D Systems Delivering on Prototyping to Production Promise - Hig - WBOC-TV 16...

Posted on Sun Apr 1, 2018, 5:00 pm

"When you look at the 3D Systems eco-system, we place the customer at the center of everything we do," said Vyomesh Joshi, president and chief executive officer, 3D Systems. "The 'customer-first' mindset drives us to design solutions to meet our customers ...

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Business Report: The Energy Excelerator

Posted on Sat Mar 31, 2018, 1:14 am

Dawn Lippert from Energy Excelerator and Michael Pfeffer of IBiS Networks joins us on Sunrise. For more information click HERE. A high surf advisory has been issued for the north and west shores of Niihau and Kauai as a new west-northwest swell rolls in.

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Out of this world: Take a tour of the universe from your living room

Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2018, 5:00 pm

"My idea of success is if WorldWide Telescope changes how people see the universe and for a generation of kids to have a degree of knowledge about space that they are just not getting now," said Curtis Wong, manager of Microsoft's Next Media Research Group.

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Poor grades tied to class times that don't match our biological clocks

Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2018, 1:47 pm

Owls performed worst of all the groups due to chronic social jet lag. Credit: Benjamin Smarr It may be time to tailor students' class schedules to their natural biological rhythms, according to a new study from UC Berkeley and Northeastern Illinois University.

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Firefox users: keep your personal information safe from Facebook with this br...

Posted on Wed Mar 28, 2018, 10:17 am

As our Cory Doctorow points out, the tools to protect yourself from non-consensual online tracking are already out there. He uses and recommends the EFF's free Privacy Badger browser plug-in to keep his online data to himself and out of the hands of creeps ...

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Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 billion

Posted on Wed Mar 28, 2018, 4:13 am

Today's news will further accelerate Plantronics vision of an enterprise that is able to leverage powerful analytics, video and audio touchpoints to ignite all new communications and collaboration experiences. According to Joe Burton, President and Chief ...

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Jason Preston

Posted on Tue Mar 27, 2018, 5:00 pm

Jason Preston is a freelance writer and the co-founder of Dent, an annual retreat in Sun Valley, ID that explores the magic and science of visionary leadership and groundbreaking success. Named the top conference worth your time and money in 2015 by ...

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NanoXplore Closes $10 Million Bought Deal Private Placement

Posted on Mon Mar 26, 2018, 5:00 pm

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. MONTREAL, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NanoXplore Inc. ("NanoXplore" or the "Company") (TSX-V:GRA) is pleased to announce that it has completed its ...

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Who Killed The Electric Car?

Posted on Mon Mar 26, 2018, 5:00 pm

Chris Paine's ode to General Motors' EV1, an electric car whose brief promise of a future free from dependence on gasoline and its choking by-products was rudely crushed, leaving devoted EV1 owners so devastated that a group of them staged a mock funeral.

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Chinese trade secret theft nearly killed my company

Posted on Fri Mar 23, 2018, 5:50 pm

"Their strategy was to kill us" explained CEO Daniel McGahn in an interview with CNN. In 2007, American Superconductor started doing business in China. The company partnered with Sinovel, which manufactured the wind turbines. American Superconductor made ...

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CEA to Co-Locate CEO Summit at Inaugural CES Asia

Posted on Fri Mar 23, 2018, 5:00 pm

We are bringing this elite group of technology executives to CES Asia to highlight the ever-increasing business opportunities in the thriving Asian marketplace," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "Through these events, these executives will ...

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Koch Foundation gives latest large gift to George Mason

Posted on Fri Mar 23, 2018, 5:00 am

In an announcement about the most recent donation, university President Angel Cabrera said the foundation has "consistently shown deep respect" for George Mason's commitment to academic independence and free and open intellectual inquiry. FAIRFAX ...

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Nuance Appoints Mark Benjamin as Chief Executive Officer

Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2018, 6:26 am

Mr. Benjamin, who will join Nuance on April 23, 2018, is a dynamic leader who brings 25 years of experience in technology markets to the position. He succeeds Paul Ricci, who will retire from Nuance on March 29, 2018. A proven leader, Mark Benjamin ...

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Oracle Hits a Cloud Speed Bump

Posted on Tue Mar 20, 2018, 2:45 pm

This helped Oracle grow total revenue by 6%, despite a slump in new software license, hardware, and services revenue. The SaaS business is approaching a $5 billion annual run rate, and the company believes there's plenty of growth ahead. CEO Mark Hurd ...

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Toward an Ecologically Based Post-Capitalism: Interview With Novelist Kim Sta...

Posted on Sat Mar 17, 2018, 6:54 am

Kim Stanley Robinson is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. A science- and climate-fiction novelist, Robinson has written more than 20 books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The ...

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Film presentation set for Saturday

Posted on Fri Mar 16, 2018, 1:36 pm

Fifth St. In "Chasing Ice," nature photographer James Balog and the Extreme Ice Survey team document the decline of glaciers and ice sheets in Alaska, Greenland and Iceland. The decline in glaciers and ice sheets is caused by climate change. Balog and the ...

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