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UPS trials drone delivery service for emergency medical supplies

Posted on Fri Sep 23, 2016, 8:58 am

CyPhy is co-owned by UPS. The drone, with a UPS logo on the front, made the journey in about 8 minutes. "This demonstrates a drone is the best and most efficient way to deliver a package in a medical emergency in a remote location," Helen Greiner ...

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Elon Musk just revealed his favorite new feature coming to Tesla cars

Posted on Thu Sep 22, 2016, 11:31 am

Tesla will roll out its biggest software update ever on Wednesday evening. The update, called Version 8.0, is expected to bring all kinds of new features to Tesla vehicles. Musk even said via that the latest software update is a "major overhaul on almost ...

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Inquiry finds 'gross mismanagement' in costly Denver-area VA hospital

Posted on Thu Sep 22, 2016, 6:03 am

It will replace an aging, overcrowded facility still in use in Denver. Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of veterans affairs, has said that everyone involved in the cost overruns has either retired or was transferred or demoted. No one has been fired or ...

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Mukesh Ambani India's richest person for 9th year in a row, Dilip Shanghvi at...

Posted on Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:42 am

Forbes list of India's 100 Richest People: The Hinduja Family moved up to the third position, . Wipro's Azim Premji slipped one place to fourth, while Patanjali Ayurved's Acharya Balkrishna, known as a close associate of yoga guru Ramdev, has made a ...

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Sea Shepherd In Latin America

Posted on Wed Sep 21, 2016, 6:11 pm

Regarding Central America, Sea Shepherd was first active in Guatemala in 2002, when the Ocean Warrior, commanded by the famous Paul Watson (founder and president of Sea Shepherd), attempted to crack down on illegal fishing in the Caribbean. The operation ...

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New California law to curb climate pollutant emissions based on Scripps science

Posted on Wed Sep 21, 2016, 5:14 pm

The new law was inspired by decades of research by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego Climate and Atmospheric Scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan. The work uncovered the potential for such curbs to have a nearly immediate effect in slowing ...

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HP Launched Delayed DRM Time Bomb To Disable Competing Printer Cartridges

Posted on Wed Sep 21, 2016, 6:54 am

As Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing notes, this behavior is simply par for the course, with Lexmark engaging in similar behavior back in 2003. By embedding an "I am empty" bit in their cartridges, they were similarly able to ensure that users couldn't use ...

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NHTSA Guidelines Create Momentum for Driverless Cars, Says CTA

Posted on Tue Sep 20, 2016, 9:20 am

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 20, 2016--The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO ... formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry.

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Find Top-Rated Palo Alto, Oncologists

Posted on Mon Sep 19, 2016, 10:27 am

Over 3 million people trust Angie's List to help make the right choice Be informed to avoid costly mistakes Shop with us to ensure a fair price Our complaint resolution team will help if a project goes bad +Join 3 Million People on Angie's List Over 3 ...

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Will the SolarCity Deal With Tesla Go Through?

Posted on Mon Sep 19, 2016, 7:51 am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, for example, is the largest shareholder in both companies, and his cousin, Lyndon Rive, is the CEO of SolarCity; another cousin, Peter Rive, is a board member. Two other SCTY board members are either on Tesla's board or in the C-suite.

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Oracle's Mark Hurd: Expect to see a 'dramatic flip' in IT spending

Posted on Sun Sep 18, 2016, 5:00 pm

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd delivered a keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld on Sept. 19, 2016. It was almost a decade ago that Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison called cloud computing "complete gibberish," but a look at expectations for the next decade explains why ...

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Mark Gaalswyk

Posted on Fri Sep 16, 2016, 2:42 pm

Mr. Mark Gaalswyk is a Founder of Easy Energy Systems, Inc. and serves as its Chairman. Mr. Gaalswyk served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Easy Energy Systems, Inc. The information and data displayed in this profile are created and managed ...

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Jim Louderback

Posted on Fri Sep 16, 2016, 5:15 am

Mr. Jim Louderback is a Venture Partner at Social Starts. Mr. Louderback is advising startups, working with larger organizations on their media and technology strategies and curating the Industry track of Vidcon 2015 as Editorial Director. He has been ...

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Jared Leto to Star in Warhol Biopic ?

Posted on Fri Sep 16, 2016, 1:00 am

Andy Warhol: Polaroids (Richard Woodward, 2015) Read More and Buy? The Andy Warhol Diaries (Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett, 1991) Read More and Buy? The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) (Andy Warhol, 1977) Read More and Buy?

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Michael Dell-Backed Noble Environmental Files for Bankruptcy

Posted on Thu Sep 15, 2016, 12:45 pm

Noble Environmental Power LLC, a wind-energy company backed by billionaire Michael Dell, filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday in a debt-for-equity restructuring deal. Noble entered chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del.

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5 Books the CEO of Nokia is Reading (NOK)

Posted on Thu Sep 15, 2016, 5:09 am

The one novel on Siilasmaa's summer reading list is this fantasy offering from Neal Stephenson. The novel relates two parallel stories - one about an elite group of codebreakers in World War II, and another story set in the present day, about two ...

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Executive profiles

Posted on Wed Sep 14, 2016, 10:58 pm

As senior vice president and chief software architect, Tom Malloy leads Adobe's Advanced Technology Labs, part of the company's Office of Technology. Spearheading Adobe's long-term research and development initiatives, he leads a team of computer ...

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iRobot Names PTC's Andrew Miller to Board of Directors

Posted on Wed Sep 14, 2016, 10:15 pm

is important as iRobot expands its software capabilities to develop new robotic technologies for the home," said Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot. "His public company leadership and deep financial and capital management ...

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T.A. McCann - Founder and CEO of Gist

Posted on Tue Sep 13, 2016, 1:20 pm

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3D Systems Corporation: 3D Systems Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Evolve...

Posted on Mon Sep 12, 2016, 11:33 am

At an exclusive launch event coinciding with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016, 3D Systems' President and CEO Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) will share his positive outlook on the 3D printing industry and the reasons he believes 3D printing ...

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Amazon CTO: We Were A Technology Company Long Before AWS

Posted on Mon Sep 12, 2016, 4:30 am

Boxworks 2016: Amazon CTO Werner Vogels says Amazon has always been a technology company, just one that happens to do retail really well Over the past decade, Amazon has transformed from an online retailing giant into a technological heavyweight.

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Jen Hsun Huang Sells 43,727 Shares of Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) Stock

Posted on Mon Sep 12, 2016, 1:42 am

Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA) insider Jen Hsun Huang sold 43,727 shares of Nvidia Corp. stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.81, for a total transaction of $2,746,492.87. Following the completion of ...

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How Experts Can Help a General Audience Understand Their Ideas

Posted on Mon Sep 12, 2016, 1:00 am

Metaphorical language, a simple poetic device, can help you match that level of understanding. Consider how Jeff Hudson, the CEO of Venafi, described internet security when addressing executives in Global 5000 businesses: He likened cryptographic keys and ...

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These Microsoft veterans are on their way out

Posted on Sun Sep 11, 2016, 5:00 pm

Thacker retired from Microsoft last week, a spokesperson confirmed. Dave Campbell: Campbell, a 22-year Microsoft veteran, also joined the company from DEC. Campbell is known for his technical strategy work on SQL, especially SQL Services and SQL Server 7.0 ...

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Innovation starvation, Hieroglyph, and stories to Get Big Stuff Done

Posted on Fri Sep 9, 2016, 1:00 am

David Brin; Rudy Rucker, the mathematician, computer scientist and writer; Paul Davies, the English physicist; Gregory Benford, astrophysicist and sci-fi author. And of course, Neal Stephenson. These are just some of the writers and scientists (in some ...

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Virtual World Platform Blue Mars Introduces Seamless and Simultaneous Use of ...

Posted on Thu Sep 8, 2016, 11:00 am

"Applications like YouTube, Amazon, Hulu and webcasting have already changed the way that the world experiences content," said Jim Sink, Avatar Reality CEO. "By adding the interactive Flash capability to the Blue Mars platform, we are allowing developers ...

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Yahoo!'s (YHOO) CFO Ken Goldman on 2016 Global Technology Conference (Transcr...

Posted on Wed Sep 7, 2016, 8:15 am

[Call starts abruptly] Participating this year, Joon Huh, among other things runs our Investor Relations for Yahoo! and Ken Goldman, the Chief Financial Officer at Yahoo! Ken's going to kick it off with some insightful comments and disclaimers and then we ...

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Elon to honor Vint Cerf, Google vice president and 'father of the Internet,' ...

Posted on Mon Sep 5, 2016, 12:04 pm

Google vice president and Internet pioneer Vint Cerf will give a talk about the future of the Internet and the "Internet of Things" at Elon on Sept. 30. He will also be honored for nearly 50 years of Internet leadership as Elon's Imagining the Internet ...

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How the world's biggest tech companies could wriggle out of privacy rules

Posted on Sun Sep 4, 2016, 6:05 am

The FCC said Wednesday it is still reviewing the Ninth Circuit's decision. The FTC's common-carrier exemption was never intended to lead to this result, said David Vladeck, a law professor at Georgetown University who led the agency's consumer protection ...

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Ian Weightman

Posted on Sat Sep 3, 2016, 6:41 pm

Ian Weightman is the Vice President of Research & Operations ... built from the research operations of acquired companies iSuppli, Screendigest, Displaybank, IMS Research, Infonetics, Displaysearch, Solarbuzz and Part Miner. The operations are global ...

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