Bizness, 07. April 2018

Apple is an exception to nearly every rule

The world’s most valuable company isn’t the best example for how you should build your startup. Walking into my first ever meeting with a structural packaging designer, I started rooting around[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

How ExxonMobil Could Drown Coal In A Sea Of Renewable Energy

ExxonMobil has much to answer for when the topic is climate change, environmental destruction, and the creation of the global refugee crisis, but it is finally waking up to the[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Bosch has made two key moves to boost its mobility services

German auto supplier Bosch made a pair of major moves earlier this week that will help it ramp up efforts to offer its own mobility services: Bosch purchased SPLT, a[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

BP Just Invested $5 Million in a Company That Builds EV Charging Systems

Slow Transition BP, one of the world’s largest oil companies, is slowly inching their way into the clean energy business. The company announced on Monday, January 30, that they are[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

4 Questions About Tesla’s New ‘Gigafactory’

IN BRIEF Tesla is finally building the rooftop solar panel array for Gigafactory 1. The project has us asking: When will the array be completed? How much money has Tesla[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

How oil and gas companies can prepare for a low-carbon world

Europe’s largest oil company, Royal Dutch Shell, surprised the world late last year when it announced an ambition to slash its carbon footprint by 20 percent per unit of energy[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Rethinking carbon for the new economy

The following is adapted from State of Green Business 2018, published by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost. As the world moves toward a low-carbon economy, a fourth industrial revolution is taking place where[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Tesla just made a big change to how it sells its at-home batteries — and it could be great for business

Tesla will set up designated spaces in over 800 Home Depot stores that will highlight its renewable energy products, like its solar panels and at-home batteries. Tesla is also reportedly[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Nest is rejoining Google to better compete with Amazon and Apple

The smart home appliance maker is being folded back into the search giant’s hardware group after three years as an Alphabet subsidiary Smart home appliance maker Nest, which for three[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

With smart TVs and devices, Enseo wants hotels to feel like a home away from home

If you have your smart home synced to all your preferences — say a thermostat that’s always the right temperature, lights that turn on at dusk, and a playlist you[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Microsoft and Xiaomi will pair up on AI-powered speakers and hardware

They signed a non-binding memorandum to team up, though new products aren’t guaranteed. In July, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi jumped into the smart speaker race with its answer to Amazon’s Alexa and[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Tesla's electric trucks may be more cost-effective than expected

DHL thinks it could recoup the money in just a year and a half. When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck, it made audacious claims about the big rig’s value — namely, that[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

The $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy has turned the world against Amazon — and we'll see the sparks fly next year

The big theme in tech this year was consolidation — not in terms of mergers and acquisitions but in the big companies extending their reach and trying to conquer new[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

The Great Retail Retrofit

The “retail apocalypse” affords a unique opportunity to turn retail stores and malls into more productive community spaces. In late October of this year, the office-sharing startup WeWork announced that[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

Once upon a time, a startup worth $1 billion or more was considered to be a rare, almost mythical thing — a unicorn. But in the past few years, unicorns[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

The world's largest oil and gas companies are getting greener after fighting with shareholders for months

Exxon, Shell, and BP have announced initiatives to report the risks climate change pose to their business, bowing to shareholder pressure. The oil-and-gas giants have also rolled out investments in[...]
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Bizness, 02. April 2018

Global energy giants forced to adapt to rise of renewables

Companies face world where falling cost of solar and wind power pushes down prices Seven years after an earthquake off Japan’s eastern coast led to three meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi[...]
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Bizness, 02. April 2018

Google, Apple, and Amazon are in a war that no one will win

Google, Amazon, and Apple are all fighting to dominate your living room, media, and home. But their fight is making the consumer experience a lot worse. Following is a transcript[...]
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Bizness, 02. April 2018

Smart thermostat Ecobee banks $61M Series C growth capital

Home automation company Ecobee and the maker of Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat raised a $61M Series C round led by Energy Impact Partners. Other investors include Amazon Alexa Fund, Relay Ventures,[...]
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Bizness, 02. April 2018

The Tesla story is under pressure — and it should worry investors

Tesla boosters are seeing their story tested by a deluge of negative news about the company. This distracts from what Tesla has actually achieved. The company doesn’t need to take[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

What Honda’s Success Can Teach Us About Tesla

“To the more established brands, it is a young upstart company with performance claims that seem unreasonably optimistic. Instead of being rooted in reality, its new sporty two-door appears to[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

Tesla wants to install charging stations at your office

The Workplace Charging program will put chargers in employers’ parking lots for free. Tesla has a pretty good track record when it comes to making its chargers more accessible, but it needs[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

The man who trains Tesla's workforce reveals how his job goes beyond staffing production lines

Andre Rivera is a 20-year veteran of the auto industry who now oversees training for Tesla. He got his start in the business when General Motors and Toyota owned what’s[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

A Tesla exec is leaving to be COO of Lyft

John McNeill is leaving Tesla to join Lyft as COO, Bloomberg reported. He was head of sales and service at Tesla. The news broke as Tesla was conducting a Q4[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

Tesla earnings: Elon Musk wows investors with more promises he may not keep

Tesla delivered $3.28 billion in revenue and losses of $4.01 per share in its fourth-quarter earnings report this afternoon. Analysts, on average, expected a loss of $3.12 per share. The[...]
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Bizness, 02. February 2018

Google is well-positioned to crush its competition in 4 big areas in 2018 (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google had an impressive 2017 and its momentum could push it even higher in 2018, a UBS analyst notes. The company’s plays in mobile computing, AI and its cloud services[...]
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Bizness, 02. February 2018

Mercedes just revealed how it plans to conquer electric cars — and Tesla should be nervous

A map of Mercedes-Benz’s production network. The facilities that will be used to make electric vehicles are highlighted in blue. Mercedes-Benz outlined how it plans to challenge Tesla as the[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

Missing From Amazon's HQ2 Search: Climate

Amazon made no mention of climate change in its HQ2 request for proposals, and most of the public city bids don’t address it, either. This story was originally published by the Huffington Post and[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

Google Expands Its Commitment To Renewable Energy

Google already purchases more renewable energy than any other corporation, but now it has agreed to 4 new contracts that will add 536 megawatts of wind power to its energy[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

China Reveals Ambitious Plan to Create World’s Largest Carbon Market

IN BRIEF The world’s biggest polluter is rolling out the world’s most ambitious plan to reduce emissions. Starting from the power sector, the Chinese carbon market will progressively cover other[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

Alphabet, Intel and Walmart: Low-carbon products make business sense

Investing in low-carbon technologies can make good business sense, especially if the technology solves multiple problems, say executives at Intel, Walmart and Alphabet. Intel has invested in renewable energy and[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

Amazon’s new headquarters promises 50,000 jobs — but the corporate jobs of the future may not last forever

Cities, states, and regions across North America are vying to become the home of Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters, a development that the company says will bring 50,000 jobs. At[...]
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Bizness, 02. December 2017

4 Public Companies Investing Large Sums in IoT

The advent of fast and reliable Internet paved the way for a more interconnected world. People now have the ability to interact with one another, no matter where they are[...]
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Bizness, 02. December 2017

The Model 3 is putting Tesla in dangerous territory

Suddenly, everyone is fixated on Tesla’s cash burn. Bloomberg recently crunched the numbersand concluded that at its current pace of monetary incineration, Tesla will tap out next August. The numbers are[...]
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Bizness, 18. May 2017

Fourth industrial revolution. Seventeen jobs, five careers: learning in the age of automation

Online courses will help employees to upskill as redundancies sweep away jobs – but will universities be able to keep up?
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Bizness, 18. May 2017

'There's a reason it's called a disruptive business. It's not easy'

Disruptors don’t just need a great idea, they have to turn business models on their heads. Three disruptive entrepreneurs reveal how they did it
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