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Oct 23, 2015, by VOA - Voice of America English News

Tech Companies Face Rocky Road on Way to Making Cars

Oct 23, 2015, by VOA - Voice of America English News
Silicon Valley may think it can build a better car. But should it? As tech giants like Google and Apple look to automobiles as the next frontier for innovation, they face a looming reality: Cars are a lot harder to manufacture and sell than smartphones. Industry veterans and critics warn that the auto business is a different animal. It's fraught with massive costs to erect auto plants ... Read more...
Oct 22, 2015, by By Neal Sandler in Tel Aviv, with Debra K. Rubinenr.construction.com

Israel Megaconference Spawns New Startups

Oct 22, 2015, by By Neal Sandler in Tel Aviv, with Debra K. Rubinenr.construction.com
After years of drought-generated water shortages, Israel now is in the enviable position of having a surplus of supply thanks to massive investment in desalination and wastewater reuse over the past decade. Read more...
Oct 22, 2015, by Linux

Five Steps to DevOps Success | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Oct 22, 2015, by Linux
In a recent research, Analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. Read more...
Oct 21, 2015, by Linux

The Business of Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo @EmbeddedExperts #IoT

Oct 21, 2015, by Linux
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. Read more...
Oct 21, 2015, by Peter BrightArs Technica

Surface Book review: The hybrid that really does replace your laptop

Oct 21, 2015, by Peter BrightArs Technica
This is the machine that I've wanted Microsoft to build ever since it embarked on its Surface adventure in 2012. The build quality, materials, and design of the Surface line have always impressed, but the tablet form factor continually limited its appeal. Changes to the Surface Pro 3 enabled Microsoft to carve out a niche for its "productivity tablet," and the Surface Pro 4 is a solid upgrade and refinement, but there's one thing those devices are not—a laptop. Read more...
Oct 18, 2015, by Linux

Ericsson Named Silver Sponsor of @CloudExpo | @Ericsson #IoT #DevOps

Oct 18, 2015, by Linux
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo , which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Read more...
Oct 16, 2015, by Linux

Business Case for IoT By @EmbeddedExperts | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M

Oct 16, 2015, by Linux
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. Read more...
Oct 16, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance

Cisco Innovation Center Opens Doors in Berlin

Oct 16, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance
Cisco today announced the inauguration of openBerlin, a Cisco® Innovation Center. The center is now fully operational in the Euref campus in Berlin's Schöneberg district. Read more...
Oct 15, 2015, by Yahoo! Sports

Tesla unveils autopilot system, but don't let go of the wheel

Oct 15, 2015, by Yahoo! Sports
By Alexandria Sage PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Newer Tesla Motors Model S sedans will be able to steer and park themselves under certain conditions starting Thursday, the carmaker said, although Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk cautioned that drivers should keep holding the steering wheel.  Read more...
Oct 14, 2015, by Anita Balakrishnancnbc.com

Most disruptive tech? Check the map

Oct 14, 2015, by Anita Balakrishnancnbc.com
And artificial intelligence will be hot for Chinese consumers, but 3-D printing will be all the rage in Europe. Read more...
Oct 14, 2015, by Bernadette TanseyXconomy

How Coworking Hub RocketSpace Took Off, And Changed Course

Oct 14, 2015, by Bernadette TanseyXconomy
Ever since the spectacular dot-com bust of 2000, any new tech boom is eventually clouded by prophesies that another collapse is close at hand. A splashy Vanity Fair cover story this month, entitled “Is Silicon Valley In Another Tech Bubble?”, is just one recent speculation about the possible frailty of the current expansion. Read more...
Oct 14, 2015, by Linux

Traffic Jams and IoT | @ThingsExpo @VarnishSoftware #IoT #M2M #API

Oct 14, 2015, by Linux
As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they're merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won't be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Read more...
Oct 13, 2015, by Linux

Applying IoT to Reduce Power Losses | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Oct 13, 2015, by Linux
Electric power utilities face relentless pressure on their financial performance, and reducing distribution grid losses is one of the last untapped opportunities to meet their business goals. Read more...
Oct 13, 2015, by Rachel KingZDNet

Salesforce Ventures commits $100M to European startups

Oct 13, 2015, by Rachel KingZDNet
Salesforce Ventures already launched with a $100 million investment fund last September with the Internet of Things in mind. Read more...
Oct 09, 2015, by Linux

Business Case for IoT | @ThingsExpo @EmbeddedExperts #IoT #M2M #API

Oct 09, 2015, by Linux
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. Read more...
Oct 09, 2015, by Arjun Kharpalcnbc.com

Cloud wars: Amazon, Alibaba make big moves

Oct 09, 2015, by Arjun Kharpalcnbc.com
Alibaba's cloud division has opened a second data center in Silicon Valley while Amazon has announced a slew of new features for its cloud service, as tech giants jostle for the top spot in a rapidly growing market. Read more...
Oct 09, 2015, by willknightMIT Technology Review

How Might Apple Manufacture a Car?

Oct 09, 2015, by willknightMIT Technology Review
Apple could subcontract the manufacturing required to produce a car and focus on the software, which is becoming ever more important. Automobile production might seem a stretch for a company more accustomed to making handheld electronic gadgets and software. Read more...
Oct 09, 2015, by Linux

Monetizing IoT: Show Me the Money! | @ThingsExpo #IoT #InternetOfThings

Oct 09, 2015, by Linux
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Read more...
Oct 06, 2015, by Nick Jaynesmashable.com

I tested Tesla's 'Ludicrous' Model S in the Palo Alto mountains

Oct 06, 2015, by Nick Jaynesmashable.com
Having just come off the debut of the Tesla Model X , I didn't think that driving the Model S could even compare to the high-riding, $142,000 SUV. How wrong I was. When I returned the Tesla headquarters the next morning, I was tossed the keys (well, fob, actually) to the new Model S P90D (Performance 90-kilowatt-hour dual-motor) with 'Ludicrous' acceleration mode.  Read more...
Oct 05, 2015, by Matthew DeBordBusiness Insider

The Model X is on a crucial mission for Tesla

Oct 05, 2015, by Matthew DeBordBusiness Insider
This past week, Tesla pulled the cover off its hotly anticipated new crossover SUV , the Model X. Elon Musk's startup electric-car maker threw a very big, very Tesla party in Fremont, California, where Tesla is headquartered and operates its main factory. We already knew pretty much everything about the Model X, but seeing was definitely believing.  Read more...
Oct 01, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance

Intelligent Energy Announces Milestone £1.2 Billion Deal to Provide Efficient, Economical and Clean Power to Over 27 ...

Oct 01, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance
Intelligent Energy, the global energy technology company, today announced it will purchase contracts from GTL Limited to supply energy-management services across more than 27,400 telecom towers in India. Read more...
Sep 30, 2015, by RMartinBoulderMIT Technology Review

Race for a New Grid Battery Hits a Speed Bump

Sep 30, 2015, by RMartinBoulderMIT Technology Review
A promising battery startup has run into problems commercializing its novel technology. One of the most promising startups working on new types of grid-scale batteries, Ambri, has revealed disappointing test results for its novel technology, forcing it to lay off one-quarter of its staff in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and push back commercial deployment indefinitely. Read more...
Sep 30, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance

Drayson Technologies Unveils Breakthrough RF Energy Harvester: Freevolt™

Sep 30, 2015, by Yahoo! Finance
Today Lord Drayson, CEO and Chairman of Drayson Technologies introduced Freevolt™ : a revolutionary energy harvesting technology that turns ambient radio frequency waves into usable electricity to charge low power electronic devices. Read more...
Sep 30, 2015, by cnbc.com

Tesla delivers Model X electric SUV

Sep 30, 2015, by cnbc.com
Telsa Motors delivered the first of its long-awaited Model X electric sports-utility vehicles on Tuesday. Read more...
Sep 28, 2015, by Doug BonderudPivotPoint

Cloud Computing Confidence on the Rise: Investment to Follow?

Sep 28, 2015, by Doug BonderudPivotPoint
Boosted cloud computing confidence will lead to increased investments in it, according to a recent study of more than 200 venture capitalists featured in Business Cloud News . The article states that cloud technology has been the strongest investment sector three years in a row.  Read more...
Sep 27, 2015, by Linux

Gaining IoT Insight

Sep 27, 2015, by Linux
As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Read more...
Sep 25, 2015, by ByMark Chediak and Jim Polson, BloombergRenewable Energy World

Batteries May Curb Sales by Power Companies, Moody's Says

Sep 25, 2015, by ByMark Chediak and Jim Polson, BloombergRenewable Energy World
Batteries that allow large users to lower their reliance on the most expensive electricity threaten to cripple sales for U.S. independent power producers and utilities, posing credit challenges, according to Moody's Investors Service. Read more...
Sep 25, 2015, by Gautham Nagesh and John D. StollGautham Nageshgnageshwsj.com

Gm Ceo Barra Says on Track to Improve Performance

Sep 25, 2015, by Gautham Nagesh and John D. StollGautham Nageshgnageshwsj.com
General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra said in an interview Thursday the auto maker continues to act with urgency even after resolving major facets of its ignition-switch crisis, and said her focus is steadfast on improving profit margins, not chasing market share. Read more...
Sep 24, 2015, by GeorgiaTechEurekAlert!

Nano-mechanical study offers new assessment of silicon for next-gen batteries

Sep 24, 2015, by GeorgiaTechEurekAlert!
( Georgia Institute of Technology ) A detailed nano-mechanical study of mechanical degradation processes in silicon structures containing varying levels of lithium ions offers good news for researchers attempting to develop reliable next-generation rechargeable batteries using silicon-based electrodes. Read more...
Sep 23, 2015, by Co.Exist

This Glowing White Orb Shows How Much Water You're Using In Real Time

Sep 23, 2015, by Co.Exist
Want to conserve water? Why not make it a competition with Oasys? If you get your water bill every two or three months, it's hard to guess how much water you're using on any given day. If you're trying to save water, you can't tell whether that's actually happening.  Read more...
Sep 22, 2015, by petecareyHome - San Jose Mercury News

Atmel to be acquired by UK's Dialog Semiconductor in $4.6 billion deal

Sep 22, 2015, by petecareyHome - San Jose Mercury News
A British semiconductor company that supplies chips to Apple said Monday it is acquiring Silicon Valley's Atmel in a $4.6 billion deal that strengthens both companies to compete for business in the coming Internet of Things. Read more...
Sep 08, 2015, by Connie LoizosTechCrunch

500 Startups Targets $200 Million for Fourth Fund, Plans Growth Fund Next

Sep 08, 2015, by Connie LoizosTechCrunch
Just days after the third fund of 500 Startups was officially closed with $85 million, the five-year-old Mountain View-based firm has kicked things into high(er) gear, officially setting out to raise its fourth fund with a target of $200 million. In what’s perhaps a more meaningful shift, the outfit is preparing to raise a growth fund for the first time, too.  Read more...
Aug 28, 2015, by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghangizmodo.com

The Pentagon, Apple, and NASA Are Working Together To Build Electronics That Bend

Aug 28, 2015, by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghangizmodo.com
How far does $171 million go in Silicon Valley? A group of more than 160 companies, schools, and government agencies are going to find out—thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense that will fund a San Jose institute devoted to developing flexible tech.  Read more...
Aug 28, 2015, by Jeff EngelXconomy

WERCBench Out to Make Milwaukee "Machine Shop" For The 21st Century

Aug 28, 2015, by Jeff EngelXconomy
Milwaukee has long been known as a community that makes things, from the beer of Miller and Pabst to Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The leaders of the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) want the city—which has been trying to adapt to global changes in business that have threatened its manufacturing-heavy economy—to “be once again the machine shop. Read more...
Aug 26, 2015, by Tim GreeneIT news, technology analysis and how

10 more security startups to watch

Aug 26, 2015, by Tim GreeneIT news, technology analysis and how
The emergence of cybersecurity startups has continued unabated as entrepreneurs vie for corporate customers seeking new technologies to battle ever increasing and innovative attackers. The expertise of these new companies range from various improvements to encryption products to analyzing the wealth of security-incident data gathered from networks to gear that detects the potentially malicious. Read more...
Aug 25, 2015, by Baltimore SunThe Baltimore Sun

Annapolis-based Link Labs raises $5.7 million to grow 'the Internet of things'

Aug 25, 2015, by Baltimore SunThe Baltimore Sun
Investors are backing Annapolis startup Link Labs with a $5.7 million round of venture capital to help it compete in a young but growing market for attaching wireless sensors to everything from fuel tanks to air conditioners to soil beds, an industry known as "the Internet of things." Read more...
Aug 21, 2015, by Connie LoizosTechCrunch

Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Seeks a Broader Audience, Including with Traditional VCs

Aug 21, 2015, by Connie LoizosTechCrunch
Many crowdfunding startups now make it easier for founders to reach a bigger audience of investors. The question is whether investors are as keen to continue funding crowdfunding sites. OurCrowd may find out soon. The two-and-a-half-year-old, Jerusalem-based hybrid platform enables accredited investors to back startups through its site, as well as makes direct investments in each of those. Read more...
Aug 21, 2015, by Peter BurrowsBloomberg

The Foxconn of Bathroom Scales

Aug 21, 2015, by Peter BurrowsBloomberg
Sargent with Flex's smart jacket. More than 60 sensors and components are built in. Background: Startups working at Flex's accelerator. Read more...
Aug 17, 2015, by DavidRotmanMIT Technology Review

Paying for Solar Power

Aug 17, 2015, by DavidRotmanMIT Technology Review
SolarCity's massive new manufacturing plant in Buffalo, New York, reflects a booming demand for solar power. Is it sustainable? The rail cars that once carried iron ore around Republic Steel's sprawling plant at the edge of downtown Buffalo, New York, were plowed under when the steel company abandoned the location in 1984. They were recently discovered when excavation began for the so-called gigafactory to be operated by SolarCity, the country's leading supplier of solar panels. Read more...
Aug 04, 2015, by abschafferMIT Technology Review

Tech's Enduring Great-Man Myth

Aug 04, 2015, by abschafferMIT Technology Review
Musk's companies have the potential to change their sectors in fundamental ways. Still, the stories around these advances—and around Musk's role, in particular—can feel strangely outmoded. The idea of "great men" as engines of change grew popular in the 19th century. Read more...