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The United States is way behind other countries on robot 'readiness,' report says 24.4.2018 Washington Post
The United States is way behind other countries on robot 'readiness,' report says
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Trump doesn't like China’s economic nationalism. So why is his administration stirring it up? 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The administration's punishment of one of China's biggest firms is leading the Chinese government to double down on its own tech capacity.
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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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To regulate Silicon Valley, follow the path we took with the auto industry 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
To regulate Silicon Valley, follow the path we took with the auto industry
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To win back consumers, big brands should invest in R&D and innovation 23.4.2018 techCrunch
The world of consumer goods is changing. Consumer tastes are becoming more and more fragmented and big incumbents continue to lose market share to upstart brands. It’s often difficult for these incumbents to figure out how to respond. CPG is full of smart people but many of the biggest brands have seen their sales stagnate or decline over the past several years.
The Energy 202: Trump and Democrats marked Earth Day very differently 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Trump celebrated by touting his deregulatory agenda.
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Proxeus wants to be the WordPress of blockchain 23.4.2018 TechCrunch
Can blockchain technology fix the soul sucking tedium and cost of back-and-forth bureaucracy? The Swiss team behind a blockchain-based platform, called Proxeus, believes it can — and that that will be just the tip of what decentralization brings down the pipe, once components such as crypto identities become an accepted (and legal) standard. Blockchain’s big […]
Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education 23.4.2018 TechCrunch
Jennifer Carolan Contributor Jennifer Carolan is a general partner and co-founder of Reach Capital. In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand it. “The power of literacy,” as he […]
China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions 22.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.
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Special Report: New York’s enterprise infrastructure ecosystem 21.4.2018 techCrunch
New York City is a marvel of infrastructure planning and engineering. There are the visible landmarks — the Brooklyn Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Empire State Building — and also the invisible ones that run the city beneath its crowded streets, such as one of the world’s most complex water tunneling and reservoir systems. That […]
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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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Equity podcast: Coinbase buys a startup, Discord’s a unicorn and Netflix soars 20.4.2018 techCrunch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch’s Katie Roof and Crunchbase News’s Alex Wilhelm sat down with Science Inc’s Michael Jones to dig through the latest in the world of technology and money. And goddamn was there some stuff to get through. On […]
Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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Robo farmers 20.4.2018 BBC: Technology
Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.
Do you need a blockchain? 20.4.2018 techCrunch
Blockchain technology is set to have a profound impact on a wide variety of industries, ranging from capital markets to the music business. While some use cases may seem obvious, the technology is still surrounded by its fair share of hype and uncertainty. As a manager, how should you approach the subject, and when should you put your money where your mouth is and actively aim to implement blockchain technology?
Denver on short list for new Army HQ to draw on technology and innovation of academia and business 19.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The Army has named Denver as a finalist for a new command site that will draw on the area's academic and business resources to help modernize its operations.
David Edgerton, Burger King co-founder who helped make the Whopper, dies at 90 19.4.2018 Washington Post
David Edgerton, Burger King co-founder who helped make the Whopper, dies at 90
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$2M pledge by Zayo founder will fund link between CU engineering and business schools 19.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Zayo Group CEO Dan Caruso and his wife, Cindy Caruso, have pledged $2 million to the University of Colorado, half of which will fund construction of a physical connection between the business and engineering buildings.
Only two weeks left to score the best pricing for Disrupt SF passes 18.4.2018 TechCrunch
Entrepreneurs know the stress that comes from bootstrapping a tech startup on a shoestring budget — and a frayed one at that. That’s why we’re reminding you that you can still save big bucks on passes to San Francisco Disrupt 2018, which runs from September 5-7. The Super Early Bird price offers up to $1,800 […]
You can now play Star Wars AR Holochess on your iPhone 18.4.2018 TechCrunch
As the future of technology continues to give us plenty of things we wish it hadn’t, we’re still managing to get some simple pleasures out of the way. Star Wars Holochess can now be played on the iPhone in your pocket in full augmented reality glory. The game may have only occupied a few seconds […]
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