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Elon Musk Admits No One Reviewed His Bombshell Tweet About Taking Tesla Private

Posted on Fri Aug 17, 2018, 1:37 am

Elon Musk said no one saw or reviewed his tweet about the plan to take the electric-car maker private before he posted it, the New York Times reported, citing an hour-long interview with the billionai...

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Why Cloud Growth Isn't Helping Oracle Stock

Posted on Tue Aug 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

To listen to Oracle's (NYSE:ORCL) executives tell it ... The company's other co-CEO, Mark Hurd, added, "Our strategic Fusion ERP and HCM [software as a service] cloud applications suite revenues grew ...

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Simultaneously The CIO And CDO Of Dell And VMware - Bask Iyer Does It All

Posted on Mon Aug 6, 2018, 6:50 am

(Dell has a majority ownership stake in VMware.) He began his tenure with the companies as the CIO of VMware alone, when Michael Dell asked him to take over the same responsibilities at Dell. To Iyer' ...

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3D Systems Earnings on Tap -- Here's What to Watch

Posted on Sun Aug 5, 2018, 9:23 am

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) is slated to report its second-quarter ... So investors should expect some commentary on this topic on the earnings call. Last year, CEO Vyomesh Joshi said management expected Fi...

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PLT.N on New York Stock Exchange

Posted on Thu Aug 2, 2018, 5:00 pm

Mr. Robert C. Hagerty is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Plantronics, Inc. Mr. Hagerty previously served as CEO of iControl Networks, Inc., a software and services company for the broadband ho...

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Nobel Prize Winner Joins Blockchain Startup To Fix Smart Contracts

Posted on Wed Aug 1, 2018, 6:16 am

Joining Hart as a Prysm Group senior advisor is former Microsoft chief economist Preston McAfee, who described his role as largely focused on helping technology and industrial firms reimagine the way ...

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GTX 1180? Nvidia promises 'spectacular surprises' at Gamescom 2018

Posted on Tue Jul 31, 2018, 3:25 pm

In June, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said his latest PC graphics cards were a long ways away-- but it seems all but certain we'll see them next month at Gamescom 2018 in Germany. You know, now that Nvid...

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A Bill Gates-backed edible coating available at Costco could make avocados la...

Posted on Tue Jul 31, 2018, 9:29 am

In June, Apeel debuted its longer-lasting avocados at Costco and ... refrigeration when a fruit sits on a grocery store shelf or on a kitchen counter," CEO James Rogers told Business Insider. "With ou...

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Salt Lake City, UT

Posted on Sun Jul 29, 2018, 5:00 pm

Neurosurgeons treat disorders of the brain and nervous system, meninges, skull, pituitary gland, spinal cord, meninges and vertebral column, and cranial and spinal nerves. They use minimally invasive ...

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Neal Stephenson's SNOW CRASH is just $2 as a Kindle book today

Posted on Fri Jul 27, 2018, 9:25 am

Snow Crash blew my mind when I read it in 1992. It wasn't just Stephenson's fantastic depiction of a global shared virtual reality universe (the Metaverse) that enthralled me, it was his detailed, oft...

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NXT-ID Appoints Robert A. Curtis to Board of Directors

Posted on Wed Jul 25, 2018, 5:00 pm

"Robert a long history of successfully bringing new heathcare technologies to market and a deep background within the industry," said NXT-ID CEO Gino Pereira. "His expertise and insights will be parti...

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iRobot Corporation's (IRBT) CEO Colin Angle on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Cal...

Posted on Wed Jul 25, 2018, 11:07 am

iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) Q2 2018 Results Earnings Conference Call July 25, 2018 8:30 AM ET Executives Elise Caffrey - Investor Relations Colin Angle - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Fou...

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Business Report: The Energy Excelerator

Posted on Sat Jul 21, 2018, 8:21 pm

Dawn Lippert from Energy Excelerator and Michael Pfeffer of IBiS Networks joins us on Sunrise. For more information click HERE. Police confirm the suspect shot his grandmother and a woman at another l...

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to Build China's First Hyp - wave3.com-...

Posted on Wed Jul 18, 2018, 5:00 pm

"China leads the world in the amount of high speed rail constructed by far, and now they are looking for a more efficient high speed solution in hyperloop," said Bibop Gresta, Chairman of HyperloopTT. ...

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CleanChoice Energy Launches Renewable Energy Broker Program - WAFB 9 News Bat...

Posted on Tue Jul 17, 2018, 5:00 pm

and we're excited to be able to work with brokers to help them make the switch," said Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of CleanChoice Energy. "With CleanChoice Energy's 100% renewable energy products, bus...

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Exploring Advances in Sustainable Energy Solutions on Innovations TV Series

Posted on Wed Jul 11, 2018, 5:00 pm

"Easy Energy Systems, Inc. has been quietly developing and testing both its technology and modular systems in small, out-of-the-way rural communities in MN and Iowa," Said Mark Gaalswyk, Owner, CEO, a...

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Plantronics completes $2 billion acquisition of Polycom

Posted on Tue Jul 3, 2018, 12:36 am

"We are pleased that Plantronics and Polycom are moving ahead as one company. This combined offering empowers people with the tools and flexibility they need to create the best experience when connect...

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A Parlor Game at Rebekah Mercer's Has No Get Out of Jail Free Card

Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018, 8:18 am

"Brett Horvath and Berit Anderson are the co-founders of Scout AI and the creators of the Machine Learning President." In 2017, the pair published a scathing critique of Cambridge Analytica, the now-s...

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uBiome Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Posted on Thu Jun 21, 2018, 11:41 pm

The full list of technology pioneers can be found here. Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, uBiome CEO and co-founder, Dr. Jessica Richman, PhD, will be participating in the World Economic ...

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Rohan Hastie Named as Metabolon CEO Following the Retirement of Its Co-Founde...

Posted on Wed Jun 13, 2018, 6:00 am

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metabolon, Inc., the global leader in metabolomics, today announced that John Ryals, PhD, has retired as its president and chief executi...

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Orig3n Announces Osteoarthritis Cartilage Regeneration for First Cell Therapy...

Posted on Thu Jun 7, 2018, 5:00 pm

BOSTON, June 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Orig3n, a Boston-based biotech company pioneering the future of health through genetics and regenerative medicine, today announced its focus on osteoarthritis indi...

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CEO Axel Konjack is leaving homegate.ch

Posted on Thu May 24, 2018, 5:00 am

Zurich, 24 May 2018 - The present CEO of homegate.ch, Axel Konjack, is handing over the management of the leading Swiss property platform in October and will be moving to Ringier as COO International ...

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AMD lines up new processors for enterprise users

Posted on Tue May 15, 2018, 3:02 am

India was the largest contributor to AMD's commercial business. AMD Director (Workstation Graphics, Professional Graphics and Compute Accelerators Business Unit) Nick Pandher said enterprises across s...

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COFES Institute Announces Dr. Keith Schubert as a Keynote at COFES 2018

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

Not only do I believe it is unique in our search for life in the universe, but this genre of work is groundbreaking because it lets us see something new about our own context through the eyes of a mac...

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

Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2018, 1:27 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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Qualcomm's ex-CEO is leaving its board as he tries to take the company privat...

Posted on Fri Mar 16, 2018, 9:16 am

Qualcomm Inc. said director Paul Jacobs, the San Diego chipmaker's former chief executive and son of its founder, is leaving its board after he decided to explore an acquisition of the company. "The b...

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Visual Studio Code Added to Anaconda Python Distro for Data Scientists

Posted on Fri Feb 16, 2018, 2:03 pm

Anaconda, originally Continuum Analytics, is an Austin ... to identify potential errors in an integrated development environment like Visual Studio. Mathew Lodge, senior vice president of products at ...

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Google Lunar XPRIZE mission to Moon worth $30 million called off

Posted on Wed Jan 24, 2018, 9:11 pm

As explained by prize administrators Peter Diamandis and Marcus Shingles in the official blog ... the Google Lunar XPRIZE is a global competition organized by X Prize Foundation, where different teams ...

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Instrument that could convert dogs' bark into human language

Posted on Sun Jan 14, 2018, 3:54 am

According to a report in NBC News, Dr Con Slobodchikoff, from Northern Arizona University has spent more than 30 years studying prairie dogs and the sophisticated way they communicate. Based on his st...

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FiReFilms Participating in Sundance Film Festival 2018

Posted on Mon Jan 8, 2018, 4:00 pm

PARK CITY, UT--(Marketwired - January 09, 2018) - FiReFilms is the documentary film branch of the Strategic News Service tm (SNS ... subjects with filmmakers and producers," said Sharon Anderson Morri...

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Microsoft ties up with Adaptive Biotechnologies to enhance diagnosis

Posted on Thu Jan 4, 2018, 9:39 pm

Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Technology giant Microsoft has partnered with Adaptive Biotechnologies to map the genetics of the human immune ... and improve the lives of people around the world," Peter Lee ...

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Global coral bleaching five times greater than 1980s: study

Posted on Thu Jan 4, 2018, 11:08 am

A scuba diver checks coral reefs in the Red Sea off the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat on June 12, 2017 A scuba diver checks coral reefs in the Red Sea off the southern Israeli resort city of E...

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Google VP vows 'vigilance' after US net neutrality rollback

Posted on Thu Dec 21, 2017, 11:23 am

Google's vice president Vint Cerf voiced concern Thursday about a US move to roll back "net neutrality" rules for internet access, and vowed to be on the lookout for any "serious side effects". Cerf, ...

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Exro Collaborates with Fortune 50 Company to Integrate Its DPM Technology for...

Posted on Tue Dec 19, 2017, 4:00 pm

Exro CEO Mark Godsy stated: "We are delighted to have an opportunity to ... About Exro: Exro Technologies offers the potential to accelerate the transition to clean energy by improving the efficiency ...

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Amazon's CTO thinks the Alexa-powered Billy Bass points to the future of how ...

Posted on Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:54 am

Speaking to the crowd at the Amazon Web Service user conference on Thursday, Werner Vogels, Amazon's chief technology officer, envisioned a world free from keyboards, screens, and remote controls. Vog...

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Nuance Appoints Tom Beaudoin, Executive Vice President, Business Transformation

Posted on Tue Nov 28, 2017, 1:43 pm

Nov. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) today announced that it has appointed Tom Beaudoin as its executive vice president, Business Transformation ... He reports t...

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Sea Shepherd eco group drops anchor in UAE

Posted on Mon Nov 20, 2017, 5:01 am

Known globally for engaging Japanese whaling ships on the high seas to stop the illegal slaughter of endangered whales, dolphins and sharks, Sea Shepherd said its new UAE chapter received approval to ...

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The Xerox Alto Struts Its Stuff on Its 40th Birthday

Posted on Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:23 am

The Xerox Alto, widely recognized as the first ... During the demo of the Bravo word processing program, Tom Malloy, retired now but most recently senior vice president and chief software architect at ...

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AT&T : Cutting-Edge Business Performance Metrics Revealed at Sustainable Bran...

Posted on Mon Nov 13, 2017, 9:21 am

Members of the Sustainable Brands® community gather in Philadelphia to kick off the 7 th annual New Metrics conference. More than 300 global senior executives are convening today through Nov 15th to u...

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Deloitte Survey: Cognitive Adoption in the Enterprise is Resulting in Economi...

Posted on Sun Nov 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

"Cognitive technologies are still maturing, but our study shows that early adopters are experiencing benefits, especially those that have jumped in with both feet," said Jeff Loucks, executive directo...

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MARC DAVIS (RACING DRIVER)

Posted on Fri Oct 27, 2017, 5:00 pm

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GMU Salaries 2016-17: Report

Posted on Thu Oct 26, 2017, 8:22 am

The highest-paid George Mason University employee is President Angel Cabrera at $683,717, although Tech President Timothy Sands is a bit higher at $770,850. George Mason had 4,038 employees and a tota...

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Rocky Mountain Institute @ 35: A conversation with Amory Lovins

Posted on Mon Oct 23, 2017, 5:00 pm

Originally published by Joel Makower on LinkedIn: Rocky Mountain Institute @ 35: A conversation with Amory Lovins Amory Lovins is co-founder and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, arguab...

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Bound Teams With Obsidian Entertainment and NY Times Bestselling Fantasy Auth...

Posted on Mon Oct 16, 2017, 5:00 pm

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, mobile fiction platform Bound has announced a collaboration with video game company Obsidian Entertainment to publish a novella and a series ...

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UPDATE: Haydale Shares Dive As Loss Annual Widens, Raises Funds (ALLISS)

Posted on Mon Oct 9, 2017, 5:00 pm

Non-executive Chairman David Banks subscribed for 41,667 shares, and Chief Executive Officer Ray Gibbs and Finance Director Matt Wood subscribed for 8,333 each. This left them with 41,667, 494,686, an...

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Stanford University : Sodium-based batteries more cost-effective than lithium

Posted on Mon Oct 9, 2017, 8:42 am

As a warming world moves from fossil fuels toward renewable solar and wind energy, industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to store power and provide electricity when the sky ...

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Naledi: One Little Elephant

Posted on Wed Oct 4, 2017, 5:00 am

How the dedicated caretakers rallied to adopt the baby elephant, save her life, and reintroduce her to the herd that had forgotten her, is the focus of Naledi: One Little Elephant, A Nature Special Pr...

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Wipro Chairman Premji Leads Growth Investment In Apttus

Posted on Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:00 pm

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji has led a $55 million investment is fast-growing Apttus through his Premji Invest firm. Apttus has developed a quote-to-cash software system for enterprises of all sizes. Pr...

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