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Brexit: A threat to Britain’s food security? – Counting the Cost

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As round two of Brexit talks kicked off this week, how much will Britain have to cough up for 44 years of EU membership? And how will Brexit impact food security and farming in the UK?There's a lot of noise about what's likely to be a very big 'divorce' bill. But there's been relative silence about food security since the Brexit referendum.A new report published by the University of Sussex calls this lack of focus 'astonishing" - criticising that British consumers have not been informed about the implications of Brexit for agriculture and farming.It warns that, after decades of EU regulation, the British government is "sleepwalking" into a future of insecure, unsafe and increasingly expe... Read More
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The Best High Chairs

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Our pick IKEA Antilop This functional, compact, lightweight chair is easy to use and much easier to keep clean than high chairs that cost 10 times as much. At 7.9 pounds, the IKEA Antilop is much lighter, smaller, and easier to move around than most high chairs but still sturdy, durable, and comfortable. Its smooth plastic-and-steel con... Read More
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Turtle Beach Elite Pro PC Edition is a total gaming package

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The gaming-headset market has endless options from dozens of vendors, and that’s because each person has a slightly different use case in mind when they are shopping for one of these devices. If you play primarily on PC and split your team between single-player experiences and online multiplayer, then I think headset manufacturer Turtle Beach has built its latest product specifically for you. The Turtle Beach Elite Pro PC Edition is the same as the Elite Pro that I reviewed last year, but it comes with its own dedicated USB amp that does DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound. That put... Read More
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I hacked my body for a future that never came

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Jeff Bezos joins Instagram to show off Blue Origin’s New Glenn manufacturing facility

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This little USB stick is designed to make AI plug-and-play

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This little USB stick is designed to make AI plug-and-play - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Choru... Read More
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Throwing in more towels, and that’s very good

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Another week, another significant partnership for Applied DNA Sciences, which continues to make itself at home in the national textiles market. The Stony Brook-based provider of DNA-focused supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technologies has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Loftex Home LLC, a well-known maker of high-quality towels and other home textiles. The new deal builds upon a prior agreement between Applied DNA and New York Cit... Read More
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The Best Retractable Leash

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Flexi invented the retractable leash, and it remains the only product the company manufactures. Flexi emphasizes user safety by including an extra collar to pair with its leashes to prevent a leash from snapping (and potentially flying back and injuring the user), along with extensive usage notes. The New Neon leash is also brightly reflective and sturdy, though we found the handle smaller and less comfortable for long walks than those on some other models. Upgrade pick The ... Read More
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CPI Aero in $21M helicopter deal

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CPI Aerostructures has signed an agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, valued at $21 million to manufacture fuel panel assemblies for the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. The agreement stretches from 2018 to 2022 per Sikorsky and the U.S. Army’s recent signing of their own multi-year contract. Edgewood-based CPI Aero has been producing fuel panel assemblies for the UH-60M since 2010, delivering more than 900 units to support the aircraft’s production line. CPI Aero will perform all manufacturing tasks for these assemblies including all parts and system components such as fuel valves, flexible hosing and t... Read More
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Google Glass is back — but only for businesses

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The "Glass Enterprise Edition" is now available to manufacturing, agricultural and health care companies.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70672/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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The Best Swim Goggles for Adults and Kids

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Our pick Aqua Sphere Kayenne With an excellent seal, superior comfort, minimal fogging, simple adjustments, and minimal visual distortion, these classic yet thoroughly modern goggles are tough to beat. Unveiled in 2010, Aqua Sphere’s Kayenne goggles come in both adult and ... Read More
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White House Highlights ‘Made In America’ Products From Each State

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Enlarge this image President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stop to looks at a Caterpillar truck, manufactured in Illinois, on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday during a "Made in America" product showcase. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle... Read More
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Global public cloud spending to reach $266 billion in 2021, IDC forecasts

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Global spending on public cloud services is forecast to hit $266 billion (approx. £204 billion) in 2021, according to new research released by the International Data Corporation (IDC). In the study, titled Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide, IDC predicted that while spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will slow over the forecast period, the market is expected to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21%. The research suggests that public cloud spending will reach $128 billion in 2017 – an increase of 25.4% over 2016. According to the study, the U.... Read More
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Trump kicks off “Made in America” week

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"Made in America" week is a schedule of themed weeks such as Infrastructure Week and Energy Week. The White House is hosting a showcase that features a variety of items manufactured in America. President Trump also delivers a speech encouraging domestic manufacturing. Watch Mr. Trump's full remarks.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: ... Read More
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Ivanka Trump products are not made in America

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It's "Made in America" week at the White House, but President Trump's effort to highlight U.S. manufacturing has sparked questions about where Trump family products are produced. In fact, merchandise sold by the Trump Organization or sold through Ivanka Trump's fashion line is all made overseas. John Yang learns more from Matea Gold of The Washington Post.... Read More
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Trump: We want to create a level playing field for American workers

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Pioneer’s Lightning earbuds get Alexa-like always-listening ‘Hey Siri’ support

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Retailers, brands see green for back-to-school shopping

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For the back-to-school season, many parents and their kids are thinking green. Concerns about the environment have them looking for secondhand clothing or fashions made from reused material — but price still rules. Shoppers want quality and style in backpacks, jeans and the like without spending a lot more money. Retailers like H&M, Target and J.C. Penney are coming out with more clothes that use waste from all sorts of sources, like recycled denim or leather, nylon waste, remnants of old garments, or even plastic bottles. J.C. Penney is delivering three styles of jeans this fall made from 20 percent polyester created from bottles under its Arizona brand, after seeing what it believes to be teen customers searching... Read More
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New York manufacturing activity slows sharply in July

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Manufacturing in New York state grew for a second month in July but at a much slower pace, as new orders and shipments both slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday that its Empire State manufacturing index dropped to 9.8 from 19.8 in June. Any reading above zero signals expansion. July’s drop comes after the index reached a two-year high in June. Still, the reading is at a mostly healthy level. While the index measures sentiment among New York firms, it is closely followed by economists because it provides an early read on factory output nationwide. A measure of new orders dropped to 13.3 from 18.1, while a gauge of shipments dropped to 10.5 from 22.3. Hiring also slowed sharply. Manufacturers in ... Read More
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Desktop Metal raises $115 million to make metal 3D printing more accessible

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Desktop Metal, a company specializing in bringing metal 3D printing systems to more manufacturers and engineers, has raised $115 million in a series D round of investment from a slew of notable investors, including GV (formerly Google Ventures), New Enterprise Associates (NEA), GE Ventures, Future Fund, Techtronic Industries (TTI), Lux Capital, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The latest tranche of funding comes just five months after the Burlington, Mass.-based startup nabbed another $45 million in funding, with GV as the lead investor. Its total equity investments to date have now... Read More
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Rants and Races: In Praise of the Humble Stick Pen

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I have loved Paper Mate’s Ballpoint Stick Pens for as long as I've been able to scribble. The narrow barreled pens fill office supply closets and junk drawers, pockets and purses, college dorms and the front desks of doctor's offices. In a world full of retractable, hybrid ink pens with ultra-cushioned finger pads, the simple stick pen is not remarkable for its technical qualities. Its ink stutters across the page. Its lightweight, plastic body is designed for the lowest common ergonomic denominator. Writing with it is like chiseling with a sharpened stone: It requires a not-insignificant amount of effort to produce marks on the page. But as is... Read More
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After Rift’s price cut, it’s HTC’s move

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Since the bombshell price drop earlier this week by Facebook’s Oculus, a number of theories have emerged regarding the Rift’s temporary $400 price.Is Oculus preparing a second generation and hoping to clear stock? Is Oculus struggling so much that Facebook is dropping the price of the Rift in a last ditch effort to save it? Is Facebook under pressure to move units fast because they are concerned about a ZeniMax injunction after the $500 million judgment earlier this year, as China’s regio... Read More
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10 AI startups blossoming beyond Silicon Valley

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As I was heading from Atlanta to San Francisco to talk about investing in artificial intelligence at MB 2017, it struck me how artificial intelligence may be the buzzword of this year. Every startup seems to need the “AI accessory” in their pitch. Alphabet declares itself an AI company. Investor... Read More
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This week’s deaths and births of the mobile world

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Talking to Hyperloop One about its big ‘Kitty Hawk’ moment — and what comes next

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40 Austin startups raised $385.9 million in Q2

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Second quarter venture investment in Texas once again reflected a common trend: Austin nabbed the most amount of investment dollars while Dallas and Houston trailed (significantly) behind. Venture capitalists pumped $385.9 million into Austin startups across 40 deals in the second quarter, according to Crunchbase data. Dallas companies raised $142.2 million in 16 deals in the same time period while Houston startups brought in $42.1 million across eight transactions. A lone investment was made in San Antonio during the second quarter, valued at $1.1 million. For the state as a whole, dollar values are way up (24 percent year over year) even though the actual number of deals is down (43.48 percent) – signaling larger invest... Read More
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Trump Hints At New Limits On Steel Imports

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Enlarge this image President Trump and first lady Melania Arrive At Orly Airport on Thursday in Paris. Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he was considering tariffs on steel imports. Pierre Suu/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Eight Finalists For 76West Clean Energy Competition

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Finalists to Compete for Six Awards Totaling $2.5 Million. Albany, NY - July 13, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced eight finalists for the $2.5 million 76West Clean Energy Competition in the Southern Tier. In its second round, 76West is one of the largest competitions in the country that focuses on supporting and growing clean energy businesses. The competition complements “Southern Tier Soaring,” the region’s $3.1 billion investment to support economic and community growth. “The 76West competition is bringing innovative businesses to the Southern Tier, generating new economic o... Read More
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PET project brings Applied DNA to India, and the world

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Applied DNA Sciences wants to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics. After checking cotton, leather, European luxury cars, Department of Defense micro... Read More
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iBeat, the Lifesaving Smartwatch, Extends Seed Round to $4.5 Million; Builds Out Executive Bench with Hires from Apple and Stanford

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Startup adds new investors to its seed round; Welcomes Chief Clinical Consultant and leaders in Hardware and Manufacturing Operations SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 13, 2017– iBeat, a wearable technology company empowering people to live longer lives, today announced it has closed another $3 million in funding, bringing its total seed stage funding to $4.5 million. New investors include ... Read More
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Autotech Ventures closes $120 million first fund to connect automotive giants with startups

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With no shortage of venture capital (VC) funds in Silicon Valley and beyond, one VC firm has elected to focus its entire efforts on one fast-growing niche. Founded out of Menlo Park, California, in 2015, Autotech Ventures has set up shop with a specific focus on automotive startups, bankrolling multi-stage companies that operate across areas such as autonomous driving, infotainment systems, cybersecurity, and more. As of last August, Autotech Ventures had raised around $75 million, but now the company has closed its “oversubscribed” inaugural fund at $120 million, with notable companies from the automotive realm such as BorgWarner, Autoliv, Denso, Mahle, and Murata ... Read More
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Microsoft is closing its Surface Hub manufacturing plant in the US

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Luxury phone maker Vertu is shutting down its UK manufacturing operation

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Heartland tech weekly: VC funding heats up

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Here’s this week’s newsletter: Summer is upon us, and startup activity is keeping pace with the rising temperatures. Startups across the U.S. raised $21.78 billion over 1,958 deals in the three months ending June 20 — that’s a $5 billion jump from Q1, according to Pitchboo... Read More
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Cantor: Long Island continues to sail into economic head winds

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As Long Island heads into the second half of 2017, a sense of where the economic winds are blowing could prove insightful. The first barometer is interest rates on what we can earn in our savings accounts. It’s paltry to say the least, and the recent gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for the first quarter of 2017 suggests that what we can earn on our savings will remain disappointing. Illustrating the economic headwinds is the lethargic real annualize GDP growth of 1.4 percent for the first quarter of 2017. Just released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this is a decrease from the fourth quarter of 2016 when GDP increased at an annual rate of 2.1 percent. This dismal growth may be why Federal Reserve Board Chair Jan... Read More
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Voxx eyes acquisitions

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Hauppauge-based Voxx International plans to use the proceeds of the sale of its Hirschmann business to pay down its debt and pay for possible acquisitions. Voxx acquired Hirschmann in 2012 for $114.4 million and recently signed an agreement to sell it to a subsidiary of TE Connectivity for about $167.5 million. CEO Pat Lavelle in a conference call said Voxx hopes to use funds from the transaction, which could close as early as the end of August, to improve Voxx’s balance sheet, remove interest payments and “free up cash flow to invest in other areas of our business.” “We will have the resources to pursue accretive acquisitions that are complementary to our existing business line,” Lavelle said, “and our ... Read More
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MSC Industrial sales up, net down

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MSC Industrial Supply Co. reported third quarter net income dropped 3.1 per cent to $62.8 million, even as net sales rose 2.3 percent to $743.9 million while manufacturing recovered. The Melville and Davidson, N.C.-based distributor of metalworking, maintenance, repair and operations products for the year to date, however, reported net income up 0.8 percent to $170.7 million. CEO Erik Gershwind in a written statement said “the environment improved through the quarter as the manufacturing economy continued to firm with improving sales growth.” He said he is seeing the manufacturing economy recover and “sales growth rates improve.” And he added that if there is “price inflation” or “core customer growth... Read More
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Samsung ARTIK gains SAP Leonardo IoT certification

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Samsung’s ARTIK IoT modules are now certified by SAP to run on SAP Leonardo IoT Edge, allowing ARTIK customers to use SAP Leonardo for edge computing needs. Samsung ARTIK modules provide a hardware platform for edge processing, while SAP Leonardo combines various types of analytics on the SAP Cloud Platform. Customers can leverage SAP products in IoT, machine learning, Big Data analytics using the SAP Cloud Platform, which are now fully interoperable with Samsung ARTIK hardware. The benefit of combining Samsung hardware with SAP Leonardo means that clients can support faster deployment of IoT analytics projects, harnessing the data genera... Read More
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Fire breaks out at St. Petersburg tractor plant

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A large fire spanning nearly 1,000 square meters broke out at the tractor manufacturing division of St. Petersburg’s Kirov factory at around midday. Two helicopters have been dispatched to the scene, according to the city’s emergency ministry.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Why good people leave large tech companies

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If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. I was visiting with an ex-student who’s now the CFO of a large public tech company. The company is still one of the hottest places to work in tech. They make hardware with a large part of their innovation in embedded software and services. The CFO asked me to stay as one of the engineering directors came in for a meeting. I wish I hadn’t. The director was there to protest the forced relocation of his entire 70-person team from Palo Alto to the East Bay. “Today most of my team walks to work or takes the train ... Read More
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LICA seeks healthcare heroes for next forum

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Fresh from its successful June 9 Cybersecurity Capital Forum, the Long Island Capital Alliance has put out the call for its next inventors-meet-investors networker, this focused on one of Long Island’s most active verticals: healthcare. The nonprofit capital-formation and business-development organization is accepting business-plan applications through July 21 from early-stage healthcare companies interested in pitching at the Healthcare Capital Forum, scheduled for Sept. 27 at RXR Executive Park in Melville. Like other LICA forums, the Healthcare Capital Forum will allow entrepreneurs to pitch their plans and products to an audience of potential investor... Read More
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At Alpha Wolf, a natural focus on revitalization

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Consider it a beta version of Alpha Wolf. Responding adroitly (and not cheaply) to sales patterns and customer feedback, founder Michael Chalavoutis’ Carle Place-based beverage maker has both reformulated and rebranded, with a new exclusive focus on natural ingredients, the end of two “traditional” flavors and a new “exotic” blend splashing onto shelves. There are new bottles, new packaging and a new slogan, too – all part of the same course correction for the 2015 startup, according to Chalavoutis,... Read More
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Adents: Though DSCSA Law Remains Unchanged, Compliance Penalties are Delayed Until Nov. 2018. Pharma Companies Will Be Able to Implement Far-reaching Serialization Solutions

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Adents’ Premier Serialization Solutions TranscendShort-term Compliance to Address Long-term Manufacturing Needs EAST WINDSOR, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 11, 2017– As the U.S. pharmaceutical industry breathes a collective sigh of relief, Adents, provider of versatile and easily deployable serialization and track-and-trace software solutions, is urging pharma manufacturers to take full advantage of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act’s one-year enforcement postponement. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: ... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces REV Connect ’17 Event to Advance Partnerships for New Energy Solutions

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New York State-sponsored event on October 17 will promote new business models to support clean, distributed energy solutions. New York, NY - July 11, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced REV Connect ‘17, a one-day state-sponsored event to bring together New York’s electric utilities and technology companies to create new business models and energy solutions to benefit New York electricity consumers. The event will build on the progress of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. ... Read More

ERP Power and Digi-Key Sign Distribution Agreement

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ERP’s Connected, Dimmable, and Programmable LED Drivers Available Globally from Digi-Key MOORPARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 11, 2017– ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, has signed a distribution agreement with ... Read More
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Siemens hub to boost Singapore Smart Nation initiative

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The new Siemens Digitalization Hub has launched in Singapore with a simultaneous ceremony at Siemens headquarters in Munich. At the ceremony, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the hub will aid the country’s Smart Nation initiative, in addition to producing innovative digitalization solutions for the global market. The new Digitalization Hub was created by Siemens to bring together data scientists, software engineers, and subject-matter experts for different p... Read More
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Growing green

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What’s red, white and blue and green all over? The short answer: New York State’s green bank. And it’s getting greener. The NY Green Bank, which lends to fund alternative energy and energy efficiency projects, has laid out more than $291 million this fiscal year alone to support up to $1.1 billion in clean energy projects statewide. It has committed more than $346 million to projects in total, helping fuel a growing green industry in New York State. The bank, a division of The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is doing something beyond fueling renewable energy projects from bicycle shares to solar installations. It’s earning the state the other kind of green as well, pumping mon... Read More
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Reno’s makeover into soaring tech hub: Tesla, Panasonic, Switch and more

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Presented by EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada) The 2016 presidential election threw a harsh spotlight on economic inequalities across the United States. Tech-savvy metropolitan areas on both coasts continue to thrive, while communities hollowed out by the decline of manufacturing and mining industries struggle. But the troubling inequality may contain the seeds of its own solution. Faced with sharply rising costs in tech-centric metropolitan areas, large companies and startups alike are looking for affordable locations. As they create new technology h... Read More
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How hardware startups can find a good OEM in China

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In 2006, Fellowes, one of the world’s leading paper shredding companies, established a joint venture with a manufacturer in China. Fellowes would bring in its technology and IP while its partner would contribute land and labor. The relationship quickly soured when the Chinese partner seized the company’s proprietary assets and shut down the entire operation in a hostile takeover. By 2011, Fellowes had lost approximately $100 million — all because it had failed to properly vet its OEM partner Fortunately, the century-old family business was able to recover from this chapter in its history; it now owns and controls 100 percent of its assets. But Fellowes’ story serves as a cautionary tale for all hardware entrepreneurs. You ... Read More
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Foreign Direct Investment: Driving Global Competitiveness and Innovation

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This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Economic and Development Administration  Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) plays an important role in the U.S. economy. It leads to the creation of jobs, an increase in wealth and living standards, and overall growth and innovation that drive the U.S. economic competitiveness. Last month, the Commerce Department hosted the ... Read More
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The Best Fidget Spinners

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Our pick ZekPro Anti-Anxiety 360 Spinner This model offers the ubiquitous fidget spinner design, realized with a nice feel, good spinning performance, and no frills. Of all the three-armed plastic spinners we tested, the ZekPro Anti-Anxiety 360 Spinner lasted the longest in our tests, with two minutes of spin time. With free shipping through Amazon Prime and pricing comparable to what you’ll find at a corne... Read More
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US employers add strong 222K jobs; jobless rate at 4.4 pct.

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U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy. The unemployment rate ticked up to 4.4 percent from 4.3 percent in May, which was a 16-year low, the Labor Department said Friday. The jobless rate rose because more Americans began looking for work and not all of them found it. The government also revised up its estimate of job growth for April and May by a combined 47,000. In the first six months of this year, hiring has averaged nearly 180,000 jobs a month, only slightly below last year’s pace. Yet even with the strong hiring, average hourly pay rose in June by just 2.5 percent from ... Read More
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Original Stitch uses AI to tailor your button-down from a single photo

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A custom shirt startup thinks that it has found the key to making people bespoke garments using artificial intelligence. Rather than having users measure themselves, Original Stitch’s new Bodygram feature uses computer vision to extract the dimensions of a user’s favorite button-down shirt and replicate it. Original Stitch was founded in 2015, and promised to let men pick out unique shirts that were made just for them. But the company’s existing process requires customers to measure themselves, and then extrapolate the fit of a shirt from their proportions. The older process of measuring someone’s body could lead to problems, according to Original Stitch CEO Ji... Read More
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Austin startups raised over $100 million in June

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Funding increased in June by more than $25 million compared to May’s numbers. This month, Austin tech companies collectively raised over $102 million, spread across 17 rounds from industries that include IoT, fintech, healthtech and artificial intelligence. The last time Austin tech raised north of $100 million was June 2016 led by Spredfast’s $50 million round. Take a look who... Read More
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Citrine Informatics Wins Prestigious 2017 World Materials Forum Start-up Challenge Award

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Advanced Materials Artificial Intelligence Platform Recognized for Accelerating Next Generation Product Development REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 6, 2017– Citrine Informatics, the chemicals and materials artificial intelligence (AI) platform, today announced it has won the World Materials Forum Start-up Challenge Award. The Start-up Challenge recognizes innovative materials solutions from all over the world and Citrine was chosen as the winner from a group of 12 semi-finalists. Citrine combines AI with the world’s largest materials database to help bring high performance products to market faster for the Fortune 1000. The AI is specifically optimized to t... Read More
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China’s Baidu investigated after CEO tested autonomous car on public roads

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(Reuters) — Baidu, China’s biggest search engine provider, is under investigation to determine whether it had broken any laws after its chief executive tested a driverless car on public roads, Beijing’s traffic police said on Thursday. The firm, China’s answer to Alphabet’s Google, is taking a leading role in the development of self-driving cars in China and beyond. It unveiled a broad alliance for self-driving cars on Wednesday as it aims to get such vehicles on the road in China by 2019. But Baidu may now face sanctions from local authorities after police said in a post on its official microblog that it was investigating whether there is any irregularity in using a driverless car on public roads. “The p... Read More
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Heartland tech weekly: What ‘the value of work’ means

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Here’s this week’s newsletter: Fourth of July celebrations took place across America yesterday, our nation’s Independence being one of the few things that everyone can agree on. Perhaps another is the importance of work — but not just work. Rather, a good-paying job that, aside from providing a wage, also offers less tangible rewards like meaning, a sense of pride, even beauty. In his landmark book Working, Studs Terkel captured the oral histories of ordinary... Read More
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Lone wolves, scarce funding, and other myths about starting a company in the Midwest

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Indianapolis has historically had trouble shaking the “sleepy manufacturing town” image, much like neighboring cities Cincinnati and Cleveland. But, when Salesforce announced the $2.5-billion acquisition of Indianapolis-based ExactTarget in 2013, the business community began to reconsider the stereotype. Was innovation possible between the coasts? “The Midwest isn’t the black hole many believe it to be,” said Steve Hershberger, CEO of Fishers, Ind.-based SteadyServ. “In some ways, starting a company in the Mi... Read More
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How AI will change the way we live

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Will robots take our jobs? When will driverless cars become the norm? How is Industry 4.0 transforming manufacturing? These were just some of the issues addressed at CogX in London last month. Held in association with The Alan Turing Institute, CogX 17 was an event bringing together thought leaders across more than 20 industries and domains to address the impact of artificial intell... Read More
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The Best Telescopes for Beginners

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Our pick Celestron NexStar 5SE Telescope This electronic telescope lets you program it to find objects in the night sky automatically, saving you the effort of reading star charts and manuals. Our overall pick for the best amateur telescope, the Celestron NexStar 5SE is a Schmidt-Cassegrain scope, a design that uses both lenses and mirrors in a relatively compact package. It has a primary 5-inch mirror, which... Read More
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Baidu unveils vehicle manufacturing partners, declares Apollo the ‘Android of the autonomous driving industry’

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As expected, Baidu today announced partners for its Project Apollo autonomous driving platform. The most important names listed were the vehicle manufacturers: Chery, FAW Group, Changan Automobile, Daimler, Ford, and Great Wall Motors. Qi Lu, Baidu’s group president and COO, made the announcement in Beijing at the company’s AI developer conference Baidu Create. Baidu first unveiled its Silicon Valley arm dedicated to self-driving cars ... Read More

Samsung plans $18 billion South Korea investment to grow its semiconductor chip lead

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Samsung Electronics has announced that it is pumping 20.4 trillion won ($18 billion) of new investment into growing its semiconductor manufacturing facilities in South Korea. While consumers may first associate the brand with smartphones and televisions, Samsung is the world’s largest producer of memory chips. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, semiconductors generated almost half of the company’s operating revenue in 2016. The latest round of investments means that those revenues are set to swell further. In a company statement issued Tuesday, Samsung announ... Read More
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A Remote Chinese Province Uses Its Climate To Grow A Big-Data Industry

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Enlarge this image Visitors look at a booth explaining the Chinese government's plans for the big-data industry at an expo in southwest China's Guizhou province. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption toggle caption Anthony Kuhn/NPR ... Read More
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Why Pay Day 2 game publisher Starbreeze made its crazy dive into VR hardware

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Sweden’s Starbreeze Studios made its name as the publisher of games such as Pay Day, Pay Day 2, Dead by Daylight, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. And now the company is also expanding into virtual reality hardware with its StarCade headset. Built in partnership with Acer, Starbreeze is providing high-end VR technology to IMAX, the high-end movie theater chain, for location-based VR entertainment centers at IMAX theaters. While other companies are becoming more cautious about VR because of the “... Read More
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Survey: US factory activity rises to near a 3-year high

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U.S. factories expanded at a robust pace in June, a likely sign of strength for the U.S. economy as new orders, production and employment each improved. The Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index rose to 57.8 last month from 54.9 in May. Anything above 50 signals that factory activity is increasing. The measure now stands at its highest level since August 2014, pointing to solid economic growth. Fifteen of 18 manufacturing industries surveyed by ISM posted growth in June, including the furniture, machinery, fabricated metals and petroleum and coal sectors. U.S. factories have largely recovered from a slump in late 2015 and early 2016 caused by cutbacks in the energy industry and a strong dollar,... Read More
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Multi-million dollar Ferraris, Jaguars, Astons, and a fine cup of tea

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Randi Zuckerberg is opening a Chuck E. Cheese’s for modern kids in Tennessee

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Randi Zuckerberg envisions a future of integrated technology–and that starts with parents embracing interactive tech for their kids in a healthy way. That’s the inspiration for the Zuckerberg Media founder and CEO’s latest venture, Sue’s Tech Kitchen, an interactive “tech-driven pop-up dining experience” opening in ... Read More
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KEEN Growth Capital Acquires Partnership Interest in O’Dang, Maker of Innovative Hummus and Hummus Dressings

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O’Dang Selected As One of the Top Three Brands Presented at the Walmart 4thAnnual U.S. Manufacturing Open Call ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 30, 2017– KEEN Growth Capital (“KEEN”), a leading impact investing fund focused on better-for-you food and wellness brands, today announced the acquisition of a material interest in O’Dang, maker of innovative, premium hummus and hummus dressings. This acquisition is part of KEEN Growth Capital’s focus on greater social impact in the areas of nutritional well-being and disease mitigating and life-enhancing science and technology. KEEN positioned a... Read More
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Riverhead firm purchased by Berry Global

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Adchem Corp., a Riverhead-based developer of high performance adhesive tape systems, has been purchased by Berry Global, which announced the acquisition in a letter to its customers Friday. The combination of Berry Global and Adchem will “enhance our ability to service your specialty tape requirements with expanded technologies, product line extensions, and additional facilities,” said Curt Begle, president of engineered materials for Berry Global, Inc., in the letter. “The collective personnel of our organizations will continue to operate with a strong focus on operational excellence, superior customer service, and the delivery of quality product to support your needs.” Begle described Adchem as “a leader in the ... Read More
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The E.P.A.’s Dangerous Anti-Regulatory Policies

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This week, while attention was focussed on the Senate’s health-care bill, the Trump Administration continued to quietly do the one thing it does well: wreak havoc on the environment. On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency released its plan to rescind the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the United States rule, or WOTUS. WOTUS essentially represents the Obama Administration’s attempt to clarify which waterways are governed by the Clean Water Act. A memo that the E.P.A. issued when the rule was put in place, in 2015, notes that it protects streams that roughly one in three Americans depend on for drinking water. (This memo is not currently available on the E.P.A.’s W... Read More
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Baidu spearheads China’s self-driving charge from Silicon Valley

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(Reuters) — Baidu, China’s leading internet search company, is set to announce the first vehicle manufacturing partners for its self-driving software next week, including Chery Automobile, one of the country’s biggest carmakers, according to a person familiar with the matter. The partnerships may be announced in Beijing, but they are the result of work that is happening 6,000 miles away in Silicon Valley, where Baidu and more than 30 other Chinese companies are busy developing and funding software and hardware to power internet-connected, autonomous vehicles. The goal is to get those vehicles on the roads in China, the world’s biggest auto market. The hope is that the same technology, embedded in exported C... Read More
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NY-area construction starts continue to slide

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The number of New York-area construction starts declined again in May, as compared with a year ago. Overall there was more than $2.42 billion in construction starts in the New York area in May, down 34 percent from the $3.64 billion in construction starts recorded in May 2016, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. In April, construction starts had plunged 38 percent as compared with a year ago. Both residential construction starts and nonresidential starts declined in May. There was $730.8 million in nonresidential construction starts in May, 57 percent less tha... Read More
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Stock deal, textile team-up top biotech’s big week

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s been a busy and happy week for Applied DNA Sciences. Just days after trumpeting a new and potentially lucrative research partnership with Texas-based Aloe vera-products manufacturer Lily of the Desert, the Stony Brook-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting, anti-theft and product-authentication specialist announced Wednesday a $1.8 million private placement led by company executives and board members and an unnamed “strategic investor.”... Read More
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Ford forms robotics research team to explore AI beyond cars

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Ford CTO Ken Washington today announced that the automaker will create a robotics and AI research team to explore AI beyond autonomous cars. “This is the next step in Ford’s automation story,” Washington said. “Ford is poised to drive into the future by expanding automation of mobility products and services.” The team to focus on AI and robotic research and development is being created, Washington said, because Argo.ai now leads development of Ford’s first generation of self-driving vehicles. Last summer, Ford announced plans to double its Silicon Valle... Read More
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U.S. Exporters Poised to Capitalize on Global Demand for Smart Grid Products and Services

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By Vickie Gunderson, Smart Grid Analyst This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. The average number of Internet-connected devices per household is expected to increase five-fold by 2022, leading to potentially over 50 billion connected devices by 2025.  As more devices are connected to the Internet– in our homes, offices, and manufacturing facilities – it is becoming increasing more critical that people have access to reliable, secure, affordable, and clean electricity to power them.  And U.S. firms that provide the products and services... Read More
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DEV {TALK} Wednesday, July 19th @ 10 AM CST – Leverage BLE 4.1 and Integrate with Beacons and Zebra Printers

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Location-based solutions in Retail are getting a lot of buzz right now. According to the Zebra 2017 Retail Vision Study 70% of Retailers Plan to use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons for location-based marketing by 2021. However, VisionMobile’s research shows that today IoT developers... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $4 Million Available for New Technology Challenge to Develop the Next Generation of Heating and Cooling for Buildings

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Four Technology Challenges Aim to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Long Island, NY - June 28, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the availability of up to $4 million in its first round of technology challenges for innovative clean energy companies to develop, commercialize and demonstrate new technologies for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The technology challenges are designed to bring in new and innovative private sector solutions and ideas to make buildings more energy efficient and support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ener... Read More
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Why Whole Foods’ Small Suppliers Think Amazon Will Be Good For Them

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Enlarge this image A Whole Foods Market in Willowbrook, Ill. Many of the small companies that gave Whole Foods its local-food image say they are relieved to see Amazon taking over. But their hopes may collide with the online retailer's cost-cutting tactics. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Xometry Secures Investments from BMW i Ventures, GE Ventures and Highland Capital Partners

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$15 million Investment to fuel Xometry’s on-demand manufacturing platform GAITHERSBURG, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 28, 2017– Xometry, the leading on-demand manufacturing platform, announced $15MM in funding led by BMW i Ventures, with participation from existing investors including GE Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. Further fueling Xometry’s rapid market expansion, the latest round of funding will accelerate Xometry’s invest... Read More
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A 3-point plan to create tech jobs in the heartland

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For Patrick McKenna, the 44:64 figure was the turning point. Shortly after President Donald Trump won the 2016 election, analysis of voter turnout showed that while Hillary Clinton captured only 44 percent of the electoral college, those votes represented 64 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. “That’s one picture,” McKenna said. “But then if you flip the numbers you see a very different picture. Only 36 percent of the national income was represented by 56 percent of the electoral college, and that’s the percent who elected Trump.”... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces Funding for Development of Clean Energy Projects in Low-to-Moderate-Income Communities

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Projects will Support State’s Aggressive Energy Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Increase Renewable Energy. New York, NY - June 27, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority today announced $325,000 is available through the REVitalize initiative for technical assistance to qualified organizations to develop locally-based clean energy projects that benefit Low- to- Moderate-Income (LMI) or environmental justice (EJ) communities across New York State. This investment will advance the state’s commitment to facilitate access to clean energy solutions for LMI and EJ communities and will contribute... Read More
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Steve Case’s $4 million heartland investing tour goes to Pennsylvania

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This worry motivates AOL co-founder Steve Case: America’s prosperity could be at risk if venture capital continues to flow to Silicon Valley and other elite tech hubs at the expense of the rest of the country. An economic evangelist for America’s heartland, Case, 58, in recent years has been on a mission to redirect critical investment to innovators in places like Cincinnati, Des Moines and Albuquerque. And for one day in October, Case will turn his attention to Lancaster. At a special public event, Case will listen to eight central Pennsylvania entrepreneurs pitch their ideas. The best one gets a $100,000 investment from Case himself. ... Read More
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After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

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Enlarge this image Coal and steel jobs were once plentiful in Steubenville, Ohio. Today, the local hospital is the top employer in the county. Courtesy of Rana Xavier hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Rana Xavier... Read More
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Honda’s Self-Driving Approach Starts With the Acura NSX Supercar

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For all its prowess, there’s something weird about the NSX. Acura's supercar uses a quartet of motors—three electric, one gas—to put power to any given wheel just when you need it most, making the supercar explosive, agile, and confidence-inspiring. Here’s the odd part: As seamlessly as the NSX supports and elevates your driving skills, it’s hard to pin down how involved the car is. This is a common measuring stick for six-figure cars: Does it let you engage in and own your aggressions and mistak... Read More
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Softbank says its $50 billion will reach entrepreneurs from Kansas to Kentucky

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It’s a bold vision: 50,000 new American jobs to be created by a series of investments from Softbank Capital. And with the investments coming from a $100 billion fund, that jobs number feels like a sure thing. What’s not certain, however, is where those jobs will be located. “... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Milestone Reached By NY Green Bank With $2.7 Million In Profits

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Clean Energy Initiatives Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Equivalent of Removing 50,000-70,000 Cars from New York Roads for 20 Years. Albany, NY - June 23, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that during fiscal year 2016-2017, NY Green Bank generated $2.7 million in positive net income as a result of $291.6 million in investments in clean energy transactions across New York. Achieved one year ahead of schedule, this positive net income surpassed expectations and NY Green Bank’s overall portfolio is expected to reduce between 4.3 and 6.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the equivalent of taking between 50,000 and 7... Read More
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As Uber Flails, Its Self-Driving Car Research Rolls On

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For all its heat, the fire that is Uber in 2017 hasn't scorched everything. While the nigh-apocalyptic past six months have felled founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, and sparked questions about its ability to keep its employees safe, let alone happy, Uber's self-driving car program seems to be doing just fine. It's a rare but vital bit of good news for Uber, for which autonomy is an existential question. If anot... Read More
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AI Weekly: $102 million and machine learning’s theory of general relativity

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What’s $102 million among friends? That was the question last week as Element.ai raised this hefty sum in a Series A funding. Investors included ... Read More
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Tech manufacturer Foxconn brings jobs to US

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As other companies move manufacturing overseas, Foxconn is investing $10 billion in a U.S. plant.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70078/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Why Element.AI’s $102 million round is just the beginning

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The venture capital community was shocked last week with Element AI’s fundraise. How can a Canadian startup founded in late 2016 raise a Series-A in June 2017 for a cool $102 million? Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Intel Capital were among the illustrious group of VCs who put in this sum into a round that makes almost all other Series-A rounds look paltry. When you peruse Element’s webpage you see a simple HTML site that talks vaguely about AI-Strategy consulting, expert matching, and AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS). It leaves you scratching your head, wondering how this firm’s ideas are earth shatteri... Read More
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Government seeks investment and job creation details from Apple

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NEW DELHI: The government has sought investment and job creation details from iPhone maker Apple in order to facilitate setting up its proposed manufacturing facility in India.A view on Apple's application for tax concessions would be taken up after considering the levels of investments and the benefits that are likely to accrue to the Indian economy, sources said.Departmen... Read More
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Hackers threaten cyberattack against seven South Korean banks: Report

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WannaCry ransomware: 5 facts to remember, and 5 rumours you should ignore A massive ransomware attack, dubbed WannaCry, which started last week is still wrecking havoc on several computers across the world. Computers systems of companies and organizations like FedEx, Nissan, Hitachi, the Russian Central Bank, Telefonica and the British National Health Service have been affected. In India too, the ransomware has claimed victims including Tirupati temple and some computers at police stations in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited. However, there are also several myths and rumours floating on the internet an... Read More
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Foxconn may spend $ 10 billion-plus in the US

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TAIPEI: The chairman of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn said Thursday it may spend more than $10 billion to set up manufacturing in the United States, and will announce investment plans by early August for at least three states.Terry Gou gave no new information about where Foxconn will locate a U.S. display panel factory he said in January would cost up to $7 billion to build. That announcement triggered a flurry of lobbying by state leaders hoping to attract the investment, which he said might generate as many as 50,000 jobs.Foxconn is the biggest contract manufacturer of smartphones and other devices for ... Read More
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Nuvolo Closes $10 Million Series A Financing

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Funding round to expand global sales and innovation teams and extend company’s leadership position in cloud-based enterprise asset management JERSEY CITY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 22, 2017– Nuvolo, the world’s fastest growing cloud-based enterprise asset management (EAM) company, today announced $10 million in Series A funding. ... Read More
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Autodesk and Stanley Black & Decker use algorithms to design new tool for electricians

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Stanley Black & Decker has enlisted an algorithm’s help to redesign a tool for electricians, marking a big shift from relying on humans to do the job. For the past several months, the industrial and household tool giant has been experimenting with cutting-edge technologies to produce the tool, which is used to fix hanging electrical and telephones lines. But the heavy tools—some are nearly 15 pounds—put a big strain on workers, making coming up with a lighter version a possible hit product. To reduce the tool’s weight, Stanley Black & Decker consulted with the design and architecture software firm Autodesk to com... Read More