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Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this 'carbon accounta...

Posted on Thu Aug 25, 2016, 9:42 am

He earned undergraduate and master's degrees in geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and then joined forces with Amory Lovins, the soft-energy guru who co-founded the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder. Ronald Reagan had just been elected ...

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Elon Musk and the First Principle

Posted on Thu Aug 25, 2016, 9:28 am

Elon Musk is perhaps one of the most amazing entrepreneurs out there in the world. He is the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, chairman of SolarCity, and co-chairman of OpenAI. He has a vision to change the world and humanity and uses first principle thinking.

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The rise of Apple CEO Tim Cook, the most powerful business leader in the world

Posted on Wed Aug 24, 2016, 10:14 am

It must have been a difficult decision for Jobs. In 1997, Apple was an industry laughingstock: Michael Dell, one of Microsoft's closest partners, once said that if he were in Jobs' shoes, "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."

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Japan Whalers Say Deal with Sea Shepherd Will End Ocean Clashes

Posted on Tue Aug 23, 2016, 3:06 am

Sea Shepherd was established in 1977 by Paul Watson, a former member of Greenpeace . It operates from bases around the world, including New Zealand. It is known for protecting whales and other marine life by using direct action to disrupt whaling vessels.

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Global Powers of Retailing 2016

Posted on Mon Aug 22, 2016, 8:32 am

Global Powers of Retailing 2016: Navigating the New Digital Divide is much more than a list, however. Ira Kalish, Deloitte's Chief Global Economist, provides an overview of the global economy and how it will impact the retail sector. There is a section ...

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Quotes by Winston Damarillo

Posted on Sun Aug 21, 2016, 5:27 pm

Morphlabs is excited about the OpenStack release of Essex. We believe that this release positions OpenStack to become the foundation for next generation dynamic cloud infrastructure. We are building a fully-converged private platform around Essex ...

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Forbes | How the mobile phone is enabling a new social enterprise economy

Posted on Sun Aug 21, 2016, 5:00 pm

Three social ventures show this trend at work: mPedigree: Authenticating products At least one in five of the medicines that you might buy in a drugstore in sub-Saharan Africa is fake, according to Ashoka Fellow Bright Simons from Ghana. It is a ...

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The hidden beauty of pollination

Posted on Sun Aug 21, 2016, 11:25 am

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film "Wings of Life," inspired by the vanishing of one of nature's primary pollinators, the honeybee.

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Rick LeFaivre Ph.D.

Posted on Sun Aug 21, 2016, 6:45 am

Rick LeFaivre, Ph.D., is a Member of Technology Advisory Board ... and M2E Power. He was a Venture Partner at OVP Venture Partners. Dr. LeFaivre joined... OVP Venture Partners in 2004 and focuses on technology-based investments in information technology ...

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Grad and Postdoc Events

Posted on Sat Aug 20, 2016, 1:58 pm

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Event Check in table outside Room 255 Invite only, required participation for ASBMB Underrepresented Graduate Student and Graduate/Postdoctoral Travel Award recipients. All others are welcome to register for ...

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'Hyperloop Is A Perfect Fit For India,' COO Of Hyperloop Transportation Techn...

Posted on Sat Aug 20, 2016, 5:59 am

... to jump on the bandwagon and began working on a Hyperloop transportation system that would be commercially viable. The company was founded in 2014 by Jumpstarter Inc. HTT COO Bibop Gresta and Chief Global Operation Director of Middle East & Asia Joel ...

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Who Killed the Electric Car? asks AltCar Expo

Posted on Fri Aug 19, 2016, 10:20 am

Revenge of the Electric Car, consumer interest in electric vehicles has skyrocketed. Join in a lively discussion with panelists Dan Neil, Chris Paine, Dean Devlin and special guests as they talk about the film's impact and what the future will hold.

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Cezanne vs Oracle HCM Cloud

Posted on Thu Aug 18, 2016, 5:46 pm

...I think for larger companies where you have a lot of budget for the system and making it more configurable then it may be a good option. Since we are a midsized company, I think another ATS may have been a better fit for us but we use Oracle for most of ...

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Cybercriminals yet to figure how to make money from IoT: Raimund Genes

Posted on Thu Aug 18, 2016, 12:21 pm

Trend Micro CTO Raimund Genes on cybersecurity trends and how his team is working to protect users from these threats Subscribe to our newsletter. Raimund Genes, chief technology officer at security software firm Trend Micro Inc., has held several ...

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SolarCity announces layoffs, cuts executive pay to $1

Posted on Thu Aug 18, 2016, 9:36 am

On Wednesday, SolarCity Corporation said it would cut operating costs, including slashing its chief executive's salary, to bring expenses in line with its reduced solar installation outlook. The company said Chief Executive Officer Lyndon Rive and his ...

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Cover Reveal: 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Posted on Thu Aug 18, 2016, 8:59 am

This week, The Verge posted the cover of NEW YORK 2140, the latest novel by Kim Stanley Robinson. Click to enlarge the image below to explore every fascinating detail of life in the 22nd century. The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents ...

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T.A. McCann - Founder and CEO of Gist

Posted on Wed Aug 17, 2016, 11:28 am

If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources for Khan Academy. If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.kastatic.org and *.kasandbox.org are unblocked.

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Oracle, NetSuite and the future of SaaS ERP

Posted on Wed Aug 17, 2016, 8:11 am

"If you look at what Oracle said, you have [Oracle CEO] Mark Hurd saying that the NetSuite applications will be maintained 'forever'. If you're saying that, you're saying 'We've got an offering for mid-market companies, and now we can distribute it globally'.

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Ian Weightman

Posted on Wed Aug 17, 2016, 2:30 am

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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Paul Sonderegger

Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2016, 7:36 pm

Mr. Paul Sonderegger served as Chief Strategist and Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Endeca Technologies. Inc. Mr. Sonderegger led Endeca's customer marketing, corporate communications, and demand generation programs. Before joining Endeca ...

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The Azim Premji I know: Narayana Murthy on the Wipro legend's extraordinary l...

Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2016, 5:46 pm

NR Narayana Murthy The first time I met Azim, I was working at Patni Computer Systems as head of the Software Group. My boss, Ashok Patni, is the best boss I have ever had. Due to some personal reason in 1979-80, he had decided to spend some of his time in ...

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Nuance announces new release of Dragon for Mac OS X

Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2016, 1:40 pm

All these solutions also sync vocabulary customizations and auto-texts with Nuance Dragon Anywhere (available separately) to extend the benefits of professional-grade speech recognition to mobile devices running iOS or Android, according to Vlad Sejnoha ...

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San Mateo, CA 94402

Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2016, 1:37 pm

Nivasonix is located in San Mateo, California. This organization primarily operates in the Surgical and Medical Instruments business / industry within the Measuring, Photographic, Medical, & Optical Goods, & Clocks sector. This organization has been ...

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Gavin Michael Leaves Chase to Head Up Consumer Tech at Citi

Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2016, 1:00 am

There was a shakeup in the highest echelons of fintech today as Citigroup announced Gavin Michael, head of digital at JPMorgan Chase, will join Citi as head of technology for global consumer banking. This role encompasses the digitization efforts of Citi ...

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NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang Hand Delivers First DGX-1 Deep Learning Server To Elo...

Posted on Mon Aug 15, 2016, 1:37 pm

NVIDIA has just announced that its first-ever DGX-1 deep-learning server has found a home, and it couldn't be more appropriate. That new home is with OpenAI, the world's largest non-profit artificial intelligence research agency, which is based in San ...

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Marc Davis

Posted on Mon Aug 15, 2016, 1:17 pm

Before Microsoft, Marc Davis was Chief Scientist at Invention Arts, where he focused on new approaches to how people can better control, share, and benefit from their personal data as well as new methods of strategic intellectual property development.

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Amazon CTO Details the Evolution of the Cloud Model

Posted on Fri Aug 12, 2016, 5:42 pm

Amazon, the company that has done more than any other vendor on the planet to define the cloud model, is now in the process of redefining that model with a new era of services. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, helped to start the cloud revolution in 2006 when ...

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J. Craig Venter

Posted on Fri Aug 12, 2016, 5:00 pm

A leading scientist of the 21st century for Genomic Sciences; Co-Founder, Chairman, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.; Founder, J. Craig Venter Institute; Author, A Life Decoded DR. J. CRAIG VENTER is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century ...

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Bill Gates backs cleantech startup to help utilities improve electric grid ef...

Posted on Fri Aug 12, 2016, 11:52 am

Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures joined Gates' coalition. His firm joined Gates in Varentec's recent funding round. Gates also has invested in clean technology through his Cascade Investment firm and is an investor in TerraPower, a Bellevue company that's ...

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Obama's reading list includes surfer's memoir, 'Girl on the Train,' Neal Step...

Posted on Fri Aug 12, 2016, 11:05 am

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- The White House has released President Barack Obama's summer reading list. It's a mix of prize-winning novels and the memoir of a surfer who spent much of his childhood in Hawaii, something the president can appreciate. The five ...

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