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Tesla’s Failings Overshadow Its Impressive Successes

Launching a new car company and getting it to global scale doesn't happen often, and it has been a long time since there has been a successful launch of one in the U.S. Tesla really stands alone as the only new U.S. car company of scale since American Motors and Studebaker failed decades ago, when t...

IBM, Maersk Announce Global Blockchain Shipping Venture

IBM and A.P. Moeller-Maersk on Tuesday announced a joint venture to create a platform based on Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, with the goal of creating huge efficiencies in the global supply chain. IBM and Maersk have teamed up to provide a more efficient method of standardizing shipping logistics using bl...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Trump Puts Federal Cloud Investments on Front Burner

One of the few policies that President Donald Trump's administration has carried over from his predecessor is that the federal government needs to make vast information technology performance upgrades -- especially to cloud-based platforms. That should comfort vendors seeking business in the federal...

Ford Motor Puts Design Strategy Under the HoloLens

Ford Motor Company has unveiled details about its use of Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality technology in the automotive design process. Ford's design teams have swapped out their clay-sculpting tools -- a staple of the automotive world since the 1930s, when Harley Earl introduced them at Genera...

INSIGHTS

Deeper Connections

Salesforce held its Connections 2016 user event in Atlanta earlier this month. About 7,000 people attended, but in the Georgia World Congress Center and airplane hangar, attendance seemed smallish. It might have been held down by Gov. Nathan Deal's slow response to vetoing a religious freedom law la...

GM Deal Buoys Lyft

General Motors has agreed to invest $500 million in Lyft, and the companies will work together to develop an integrated network of autonomous vehicles, they said in a joint announcement on Monday. As part of the agreement, GM will become a preferred provider of short-term vehicles to Lyft customers,...

Investors Buying In Following Salesforce’s Q3 Stunner

Salesforce shares rose to an all-time high Thursday, after the company reported better-than-expected revenue during the quarter and raised earnings estimates for 2016. Salesforce on Wednesday reported earnings of 21 cents a share and a revenue increase of 24 percent to $1.71 billion, compared with...

Tesla Stock Plummets After Consumer Reports Do-Over

Tesla Motors' stock price on Tuesday dropped more than 11 percent following Consumer Reports' withdrawal of its favorable recommendation for the company's Model S sedan. Poor reliability contributed to the decision to withdraw its recommendation, but the magazine noted that 97 percent of Tesla owner...

OPINION

Could Musk Be Tim Cook’s Proxy for Jobs?

Elon Musk must have been channeling ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last week, when he commented to the German Press that Apple wasn't poaching Tesla's good employees, it was getting folks who couldn't cut it at Tesla. Apple apparently has been paying a lot for ex-Tesla talent. That undoubtedly is tr...

Apple’s App Yanking Switches On Data Monitoring Red Light

Apple last week revealed that it had removed from its App Store several apps with root certificates that could allow data monitoring. The monitoring could compromise SSL and TLS protocols, the company said. It suggested users delete the apps and their associated configuration profiles. However, it d...

When Elon Met Larry

Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk reportedly almost sold his electric car company to Google. Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy, and Musk had all but signed the documents that would have handed over the company, according to an upcoming book. In March 2013, Tesla Motors was all but running on...

Verizon Offers Connected-Car Service Even Beaters Can Use

Verizon last week unveiled a new connected-vehicle service at the Detroit auto show. Verizon Vehicle, which will go live this spring, will be compatible with nearly every vehicle made since 1996. It will be available directly to consumers regardless of their wireless carrier. Designed to enhance dri...

OPINION

Tim Cook Reveals Apple’s Plan for World Domination

Strong iPhone and Mac sales droves Apple to achieve record revenue for the June quarter -- quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, which is $1.28 per share and about a 12.3 percent rise in profits. Interestingly, Apple managed to bump up its profit margin, too: ...

Oppenheimer to Fly the Apple Coop

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September, when he'll be replaced by Corporate Controller Luca Maestri, the company's VP of finance. Maestri will begin taking the reins in June. The move was expected. When Maestri joined Apple last year, the rumor mill began buzzing about his being groome...

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