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How human creativity plays a role in AI

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Is there a more ambivalent word in English than “artificial”? Some artificial things are clearly beneficial, such as artificial organs, artificial insemination as a fertility treatment, and artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar for weight and diabetes control. But in other contexts, “artificial” can have a negative connotation. Artificial people. Artificial ingredients. Artificial turf on a baseball field. ... Read More
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Rechler: LI’s continued economic growth requires industrial space

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Long Island’s economy is thriving and the lack of available industrial properties tells this story. Businesses are moving east at an exponential pace in search of the next available and affordable source of industrial space. Much like our grandfather did 60 years ago, my cousin Gregg and I see the potential for economic prosperity in parts of Long Island where others might not. The East End is primed to be the next frontier for industrial businesses, and we are working vigorously to stay ahead of the curve. The Hampton Business District, where we recently brok... Read More
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Big drop in NY-area construction starts

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New York-area construction starts plunged in April, as compared with a year ago. Overall there were more than $1.89 billion in construction starts in the New York area in April, down 38 percent from the $3.05 billion in construction starts recorded in April 2016, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Both residential construction starts and nonresidential starts declined. There was $979 million in nonresidential construction starts in April, 34 percent less than the $1.47 billion in starts a year ago. There was $915 million in residential building starts in April 2017, down 42 percent from the $1.58 billion in starts recorded a year ago. F... Read More
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HP records ‘breakthrough’ Q2 sales, but it’s not getting carried away

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HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler wasted no time in describing his company’s latest quarterly earnings as a “breakthrough.” In a call with analysts on Wednesday, Weisler said HP’s third-straight quarter of rising sales shows that the company’s turnaround since splitting with data center specialist sibling Hew... Read More
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Manchester Mosque: Bomber Didn’t Work Here

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The Islamic Centre of Manchester said Wednesday that it was not true that bomber Salman Abedi once worked there. Officials accused some media organizations of manufacturing news stories. (May 24)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to a... Read More
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Donna Troy Joins Kony Advisory Board

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Channel and Business Transformation Leader and Software Industry Veteran Appointed to Kony’s Advisory Board AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 24, 2017– Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Donna S. Troy to Kony’s Advisory Board, effective immediately. Troy will join a distinguished group of advisory board members that were recently appointed, including go... Read More
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Apple expands economic development agenda with new app class for high schools and colleges

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Apple continued its Trump-era emphasis of economic development initiatives today when it announced the creation of a new app development curriculum. The curriculum can be accessed by anyone as a free download from Apple’s iBooks Store. The lessons are aimed at developing skills in Apple’s Swift programming language. The company said the course is “designed for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy.” While anyone can access the guide, Apple said six community college systems will start... Read More
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Pot luck: Hound Labs raises $8.1 million to combat stoned drivers with cannabis breathalyzers

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Law enforcement agencies have been using breathalyzers to test motorists’ sobriety for decades, but a new startup is staking a claim to bring its cannabis version of the technology to market. So far, the only reliable ways to test for cannabis use have been through saliva, blood, or urine, which aren’t always practical in a roadside setting. But more than that, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is known to remain detectable in the system long after a user would be impaired from its use. This is why Hound Labs is developing its breathalyzer, given that THC is detectable in the breath for only a few hours after marijuana use. Oakland-based cannabis breathalyzer startup Hound L... Read More
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How open source software will drive the future of auto innovations

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Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement their manufactured metal. As these companies become software-driven, open source will become a staple to drive innovation faster and more reliably. Today’s cloud is powered by open source software: 78 percent of businesses run open source software in some form. With the convergence of automobiles and the cloud (supporting autonomous systems and connectivity), it’s quite clear this open source paradigm that took over the cloud will take ov... Read More
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Robots lend a hand to digital manufacturing, literally

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A Brooklyn New York based 3D printing company, Voodoo Manufacturing, saw the need for production and embraced the idea of robotics in their day-to-day factory. Voodoo recently revealed Project Skywalker, a robotic arm that “harvests” completed printed model plates.... Read More
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World Trade Week: Celebrating the Achievements of American Exporters

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This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Sarah Kemp is the Acting Deputy Under Secretary at the International Trade Administration ... Read More
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Debrief: Keeping busy with Phil Rugile

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There’s never a dull moment when you’re Phil Rugile, who pulls double duty as director of the hyperactive LaunchPad Huntington and as “human capital strategist” at eGifter, the Huntington-based digital gifting/corporate prepaid solutions specialist that remains one of Long Island’s great innovation success stories. When Innovate LI last Debriefed the media-savvy entrepreneur, LaunchPad Hunti... Read More
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Ford Replaces CEO in Push to Transform Business

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Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services. (May 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from e... Read More
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How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

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Steven Yang quit his job at Google in the summer of 2011 to build the products he felt the world needed: a line of reasonably priced accessories that would be better than the ones you could buy from Apple and other big-name brands. These accessories — batteries, cables, chargers — would solve our most persistent gadget problem by letting us stay powered on at all times. There were just a few problems: Yang knew nothing about starting a company, building consumer electronics, or selling products. “I was a software engineer all my life at Google. I didn’t know anyone in the electronics manufacturing world,” Yang tells me over Skype from his office in Shenz... Read More
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“Janesville” and the Costs of American Optimism

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Why I love the Detroit startup scene

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People often ask me, “Why did you move from San Francisco to, uh, Detroit?” The answer is easy. In 10 years, San Francisco will be as good as it is today, but Detroit will be a roaring city once again, defining a new technology hub at the intersection of steel and bits. When choosing to move to Detroit, a city that has been in a recent state of rebuild, many do so to roll up their sleeves, get to work, and make a difference. These attributes are what’s needed in an entrepreneur, which makes the city’s vibe appealing to early stage startups. When entrepreneurs make the pilgrimage to San Francisco to change the world with their ideas, they do so for the vast amount of resources present in the Valley. Detroit, too, has... Read More
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Clogging the ‘brain drain’ … with wine?

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Don’t whine when you can wine. That was one of the big ideas Wednesday, when a select group of educators, hospitality professionals and economic-development experts – each with a particular interest in addressing Long Island’s infamous “brain drain” – toured several East End winemaking facilities. Arranged by the Long Island regional office of the Workforce Development Institute, the field trip was designed to help insiders understand the workforce needs and career opportunities inherent to the Island’s burgeoning wine industry – information they can share with students and others who might... Read More
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Kickstarter rounds up partners to support hardware creators

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Kickstarter has joined with Avnet and Dragon Innovation to support hardware creators on its crowdfunding platform. Under the initiative, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Kickstarter will help prepare creators for manufacturing before they launch crowdfunding campaigns. Together, the companies are introducing Hardware Studio, an initiative that will offer resources and support for hardware creators as they design their products and develop manufacturing plans. Representatives fr... Read More
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Kickstarter is launching a program to help prevent hardware startups from failing

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Kickstarter is launching a program to help prevent hardware startups from failing - 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||{};Choru... Read More
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One Candidate’s Plan to Resist Trump by Teaching Kids to Code

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Alec Ross knows Trump country well. The former Obama administration staffer hails from the heart of coal country in Charleston, West Virginia. He grew up alongside the very people that President Trump likes to say Washington has left behind.As with Trump, Ross believes that government needs to do a better job lifting up these “forgotten men and women.” Unlike Trump, Ross believes accomplishing that goal has little to do with sealing off the borders or reviving the coal industry at the expense of the world’s climate. Instead, Ross argues the key to a more inclusive economy depends on a simple promise: ensuring all students have access to a computer science education. It’s not exactly the kind of lock-her-up-and-buil... Read More
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Long live the laptop. Long live the Apple-Microsoft rivalry

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There may yet be life in the laptop market. A few weeks after Microsoft launched its long-promised, fully fledged Surface Laptop, Apple is reportedly planning to refresh its Macbook lineup. Apple’s anticipated announcement followed last fall’s update of the Macbook Pro, which left many enthusiasts underwhelmed. Apple will upgrade the Macbook Pro and the 12-inch Macbook with faster processors, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources. In par... Read More
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India’s outsourcing industry must adapt quickly to survive

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The Indian outsourcing industry is being hit hard as markets stagnate and U.S. visa restrictions erode profits. “Carnage in Indian IT,” one headline called it. India’s IT industry generated almost $150 billion in revenue last year but is facing an existential crisis largely of its own making because it became complacent and overconfident even as technologies and markets changed. It can survive only if it exits the business that has brought it success and reinvents itself. India’s outsourcing boomed during the Y2K crisis of the late ’90s because t... Read More
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Amaranth Medical Provides Clinical and Commercial Update on 115-micron APTITUDE Sirolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold

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– Late-breaker and Symposium at EuroPCR will Review Results 9-Months Post Implantation – – Partnerships and other funding sources under consideration to support 2018 launch – MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2017– Amaranth Medical, a medical device company developing next-generation bioresorbable scaffolds for the interventional cardiology market, presented nine-month follow-u... Read More
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Korea opens its wallet even wider to foreign startups

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Presented by K-Startup Grand Challenge 2017 Last August, PK Mishra boarded a Korea-bound plane from San Francisco, along with his co-founder at Fingertips Lab, Ben Park. After a successful crowdfunding campaign for their in-car Bluetooth controller, Mishra and Park, who spent his early years in Korea, needed a manufacturer that could meet their demands for precision and quality. “The O6 control dial needs to look and feel at home in a luxury car. Most OEMs can’t handle our demands or give us confidence in their manufacturing process. The ones in Korea are a cut above,” Park said. What’s notable in this story isn’t that Fingertips Lab found an... Read More
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How bots will build tomorrow’s businesses

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The year is 2027. Sonya, an entrepreneur, is setting out to establish her own business. After researching and analyzing market opportunities, she decides to create an ecommerce business selling vintage coffee makers to the aging millennial market — now a nostalgic item because of automatic kitchens. Here’s how Sonya puts a variety of bots to work to make it happen. Education Sonya has recently finished her Masters in Automated Business Administration (MABA), which equips business professionals to coordinate bots for unique business purposes and manage mixed workforces.  She starts by identifying the type of business bots she will need for this new venture. Strategy With help from a Strategy Bot, Sony... Read More
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Western Digital files for arbitration in Toshiba dispute

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Western Digital has filed a request for arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce, stating that Toshiba violated the companies’ joint venture contracts by spinning off the flash memory business into a separate unit for sale. Last week, Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan met with Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa to discuss the Japanese company’s effort to spin off its memory chip unit. Western Digital has a stake in the Toshiba memory business, as long-term partners in a joint venture to produce flash-memory chips. This meeting was apparently unsuccessful, as Western Digital ... Read More
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Akonni Biosystems Closes $4M Bridge Round, Announces Series D Institutional Fundraising Round

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$4M raised to accelerate key initiatives including first FDA submission Series D round to be led by Greenwich, Ct. investment bank, MM Dillon & Co. FREDERICK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 15, 2017– Akonni Biosystems, a molecular diagnostics (MDx) company that develops, manufactures, and intends to market advanced MDx systems, today announce... Read More
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Mid-sized Japanese firms invest in robots and automation due to labor shortage

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(Reuters) — Desperate to overcome Japan’s growing shortage of labor, mid-sized companies are planning to buy robots and other equipment to automate a wide range of tasks, including manufacturing, earthmoving and hotel room service. According to a Bank of Japan survey, companies with share capital of 100 million yen to 1 billion yen plan to boost investment in the fiscal year that started in April by 17.5 percent, the highest level on record. It is unclear how much of that is being spent on automation but companies selling such equipment say their order books are growing and the Japanese government says it sees a larger proportion of investment being dedicated to increasing efficiency. Revenue at many of Japan... Read More
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Richard Russell’s XL Recordings Empire

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Apple’s first target for its $1 billion US manufacturing fund is glass supplier Corning

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Apple's first target for its $1 billion US manufacturing fund is glass supplier Corning - 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||{}... Read More
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Take a tour through tech history with these pictures from the Bang & Olufsen museum

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Apple invests $200 million in Corning, first award from its new manufacturing fund

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On the heels of its commitment to pump $1 billion into American manufacturing projects, Apple today announced that it had selected long-time partner Corning to receive the first $200 million investment from the new fund. The money comes from Apple’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund that CEO Tim Cook revealed recently. The company said the money will “support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing.” Corning is the maker of Gorilla Glass that was essential in making the iPhone’s touchscreen technology work. “Corning is a great example of a supplier that has continued to innovate and they are one of Apple’s long-standing suppliers,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief oper... Read More
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Data-first tools score $1.8 billion to make US workers super-productive

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At my firm, Wing, we recently completed a research report looking at the young companies pioneering AI-powered “data-first” applications, and there is a lot of important activity happening in this space. Collectively, these startups have raised $1.8 billion of venture capital to pursue their goal of disrupting the $150 billion-plus market for enterprise applications. In the same way robotic exoskeletons greatly increase the strength of their human operators, these software equivalents can help workers achieve far more than they can with existing applications. The range of areas being addressed by this new generation of software is growing fast. Gong and Chorus, for example, are startups using natural language processing... Read More
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United Way of Long Island Luncheon Honors Supporters

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The United Way of Long Island’s Live United Celebration Luncheon at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday, May 10, 2017. (Photo by David Goldberg). Hundreds of people attended the United Way of Long Island’s Live United Celebration Luncheon, where honors were bestowed upon supporters at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday. Hosted by Linda Armyn, senior vice president of corporate affairs for... Read More

Microsoft unveils Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers, Acer promises VR bundle for $399 ‘this holiday’

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At its Build 2017 developer conference today, Microsoft unveiled the first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers, featuring responsive tracking and six degrees of freedom, with no markers required. A headset paired with controllers will offer experiences across creativity tools, productivity, games, and entertainment. Microsoft partners (Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo) plan to market and sell these controllers on retail shelves “this holiday.” To get developers on board in time for the Windows 10 Falls Creators Update and these devices, Microsoft today also announced a Windows Mixed Real... Read More
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How ambient computing will help chatbots evolve

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The smart home is stupid compared to what it could be. In order for the Internet of Things (IoT) to live up to its massive global potential, the smart home needs one key thing: consciousness. Rather than optimizing the “things” — the devices that are facilitating the IoT — IoT providers should understand that the real value of IoT will come from the services enabled by the data from connected devices, a 24/7 consciousness that captures and learns from data, not the devices themselves. We’re currently experiencing a shift in computing, fueled by bots and ambient computing, that is poised to accelerate innovation in IoT. Bots leverage the intelligence of ambient computing to transform idle data into value-added ser... Read More
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Rizzo: There are signs of recovery in the manufacturing sector

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The manufacturing sector remains an important component of the Long Island economy.  Manufacturing accounts for some 6.3 percent of private sector jobs. And these jobs pay relatively well. Average wages in manufacturing are almost 18 percent higher than the overall average for private sector jobs on Long Island. So, a recovery in manufacturing is important for sustained economic growth. Throughout most of 2015 and 2016, however, manufacturing has been weak. But recent months have witnessed a strong recovery in this sector. Substantial gains have be... Read More

Nvidia CEO: ‘AI is going to infuse all of software’

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Jen-Hsun Huang is a big fan of artificial intelligence, as it helps his company Nvidia sell a lot more AI chips. In an earnings call yesterday, the CEO responded to a question by saying, “AI is going to infuse all of software.” He’ll talk more about this topic today at the Nvidia GPU Tech conference in San Jose, Calif., where he is delivering a keynote speech. The event draws about 7,000 people, many for talks on AI. Nvidia also said yesterday it plans to train 100,000 developers this year on deep learning technology, which is one form of... Read More
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NASA is losing the race to build a better rocket

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An emerging class of powerful rockets is supposed to start flying in the next couple of years. They’re known as heavy-lift launch vehicles. These rockets are capable of getting a whole lot of stuff into space at once — and everyone seems to be making one. SpaceX has been promising that its Falcon Heavy, a larger variant of the Falcon 9 rocket, will fly for the first time this summer. The United Launch Alliance is working on a brand-new vehicle called the Vulcan that’s supposed to fly in 2019. And spaceflight company Blue Origin is the latest to throw its hat in the ring, recently claiming its next big rocket, the New Glenn, will be able to deliver 100,000 pounds of cargo — and eventually people — to lower Earth orbi... Read More
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The Internet Archive has preserved 200TB of government website data during transition to Trump administration

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The Internet Archive has saved more than 200 terabytes (TB) of government websites and associated data since last fall, as part of an ongoing initiative to preserve online information during transitions between administrations. Back in December, the organization revealed it was capturing a vast swathe of data from federal and government websites in an exercise it estimated could total more than 100TB. Now, however, we know that it’s over 200TB, and includes more than 100TB of websites and 100TB of data from federal FTP file s... Read More
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Gas explosion at Ghana factory injures at least 80 people

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(AP) -- Ghana's state news agency says an explosion at a factory in the Western Regional capital of Takoradi has injured at least 80 people. Assistant Divisional Officer of the Ghana National Fire Services Emmanuel Bonney told state news that a tanker was discharging liquefied petroleum gas at the Ghana Household Utilities Manufacturing Company factory when the explosion occurred early Tuesday.... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Retail funk: Stores face biggest challenges since recession

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It’s starting to look a lot like the Great Recession redux for retailers. More than twice as many stores have closed this year than at the same point last year. Bankruptcies are far outpacing last year’s rate. Retailers slashed jobs at the sharpest pace in seven years this spring. And retailers collectively could report the biggest drop in first-quarter profits since 2009. This time, the culprit’s not the economy but shoppers whose habits have changed profoundly and permanently, as they shop online more and look for deals. The results this week from department stores like Macy’s, Kohl’s and J.C. Penney are expected to illustrate the latest damage by the spending shift and the dominance of Amazon. “The fir... Read More
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SelectUSA Investment Academy – New Pathways to Investment Promotion Success June 18, 2017

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By Elena Volkava, Intern, SelectUSA  The 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit (June 18-20) is next month! This one-of-a-kind event brings together more than 2,000 attendees enabling international businesses to find the people, the resources, and market opportunities in the United States.  Are you considering an investment in the United States or looking for new ideas to guide your economic development strategy? SelectUSA offers a half-day interactive program – the Investment Academy – with more than 20 workshops. With a focus on practical information and best practices, these workshops are designed specifically to answer questions about establishing and maintaining successful bus... Read More
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No. 214: Health is hot, what the French are up to and Crayola needs your help

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It’s Tuesday again: Hope it’s a good one. Welcome new readers Sara, KC and Beth and all those others who go by numbers. Happy to have you aboard. You can send story ideas, tips, news releases, birthdays, criticisms and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. Long Island’s Healthiest Companies: A new Innovate LI program recognizes local firms that promote workplace health and employee wellness. Nominations being accepted here now and mark your calendars for Sept. 13. But first, this: The big news buried in last week’s b... Read More
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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chips will make features like dual smartphone cameras more affordable

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Qualcomm has unveiled its Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile processors today as part of its continuing quest to offer products that cover the whole spectrum of smartphones. The new chips are mid-range processors that will make new smartphone features more affordable and pervasive. Dual front-facing cameras are only found in high-end smartphones today, but the 660 and 630 will enable that feature in less expensive smartphones that balance performance, cost, and power, said Kedar... Read More
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Why companies are investing more in the U.S.

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The Wall Street Journal’s video reporter Shelby Holiday and RealClearMarkets editor John Tamny on the U.S. economy, job growth and manufacturing.... Read More
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For med-tech innovators, everywhere is MIDI ground

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By GREGORY ZELLER // They’ve been to bigger shows, but for partners Christopher and Gregory Montalbano – the road warriors of Long Island medical-product innovation – this was as good as it gets. Forget, for a moment, whatever you know about New York-Boston enmities. The Northeast archrivals may disagree on everything from sports teams to clam chowders, but when it comes to medical innovation, they’re kindred spirits – especially with Long Island emerging as a serious biotechnology corridor. ... Read More
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Request for Proposals: Technology & Business Development Services

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Back to News & EventsMay 8, 2017The Center for Biotechnology (CFB) at Stony Brook University is a New York State Center for Advanced Technology and the lead institution of the Long Island Bioscience Hub. The CFB provides the cross-institutional infrastructure for technology development, technology transfer, strategic industry partnerships, new company formation, attraction of investment capital, and other commercialization activities. The CFB seeks ongoing technology and business development consulting services for its faculty and small business clients... Read More
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India plans to prioritize electric vehicles over hybrids

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(Reuters) — India’s most influential government think-tank has recommended lowering taxes and interest rates for loans on electric vehicles, while capping sales of conventional cars, signalling a dramatic shift in policy in one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets. A draft of the 90-page blueprint, seen by Reuters, also suggests the government opens a battery plant by the end of 2018 and uses tax revenues from the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles to set up charging stations for electric vehicles. The recommendations in a draft report by Niti Aayog, the planning body headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are aimed at electrifying all vehicles in the country by 2032 and will likely shape a new mobili... Read More
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Debrief: Learning as we go with Imin Kao

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On-the-job learning has never been a problem for Stony Brook University engineering professor Imin Kao, who directs the university’s Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence and in January succeeded Jeffrey Saelens as executive director of the SBU-anchored Manufacturing and Technology Resource Consortium. Kao, who earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in 1991 and has been part of Stony Brook’s Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty since 1994, is st... Read More
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Elon Musk thinks automated manufacturing will help make Tesla worth as much as Apple

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks he can make his company as valuable as Apple — by “going at the machine that makes the machine.” MarketWatch reports that three Tesla manufacturing facilities across the U.S. will soon start trying out the company’s advan... Read More
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Apple Plans Billion-Dollar Fund to Support Advanced Manufacturing

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tells CNBC the company plans to create a billion-dollar fund to help promote advanced manufacturing in the United States... Read More
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New director for busy Business Incubator at Calverton

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Stony Brook University’s Business Incubator at Calverton has a new head honcho. Chris Kempner, a former executive director of the Town of Riverhead’s Community Development Agency, will take over as associate director of the Calverton incubator as of May 15, SBU announced Thursday. ... Read More
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Veeco Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

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PLAINVIEW, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/04/17 -- First Quarter 2017 Highlights: Revenues of $94.4 million, up 21% compared with the same period last year GAAP earnings per share of $0.03, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.09 Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $7.3 million Announced agreement to acquire Ultratech, Inc., a leading supplier of lithography, laser-processing and inspection systems addressing the advanced packaging, semiconductor and LED industries Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017. Results are reported in accordance with U.S. generally... Read More
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Apple steps up its effort to emphasize its economic impact

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FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple will invest $1 billion to help create more U.S. manufacturing jobs and counter recurring criticism about its reliance on overseas factories to assemble most of its iPhones and other devices. Cook announced the fund during a Wednesday, May 3, 2017, interview on CNBC's "Mad Money." (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Apple is getti... Read More
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Tim Cook says Apple is investing $1 billion in US manufacturing

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Why J. Crew’s Vision of Preppy America Failed

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With latency as low as 25ms, SpaceX to launch broadband satellites in 2019

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EnlargeGetty Images | Olena_T reader comments 11 Share this... Read More
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Watch Hackers Sabotage an Industrial Robot Arm

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When the cybersecurity industry warns of digital threats to the “internet of things,” the targets that come to mind are ill-conceived, insecure consumer products like hackable lightbulbs and refrigerators. But one group of researchers has shown how hackers can perform far more serious physical sabotage: tweaking an industrial robotic arm to cost millions of dollars worth of product defects, and possibly to damage the machinery itself or its human operator.Researchers at the security firm Trend Micro and Italy’s Politecnico Milano have spent the last year and a half exploring that risk of a networked and internet-connected industrial robot. At the IEEE Security & Privacy conference later this month, they plan to present a cas... Read More
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Amphetamines in the water: The research bathtubs saving our ecosystems

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Enlarge / The Trout Run Sewage Treatment Plant in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.Montgomery County Planning Commission / Flickr ... Read More
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Peter Navarro: A 'Bricklayer' Of Trump's Protectionist Wall

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Enlarge this image National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro says the U.S. needs to unwind "bad" trade agreements and strike new ones that would prevent such pra... Read More
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Northwell Health debuts new healthcare podcast

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The latest healthcare innovations, explored largely from the patient’s perspective, are the thrust of a new podcast series from Northwell Health. The New Hyde Park-based health system this week launched “Health Story,” its new audio exploration of health trends, with an inaugural episode featuring Pennsylvania resident Dan Lasko. Lasko, a former U.S. Marine, lost his... Read More
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Refugees revive struggling small town economy

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Donald Trump’s promise of a revitalized America with a strong manufacturing base resonated with voters in Erie, Pennsylvania. But his anti-refugee rhetoric stands in stark contrast to a growing reality, that towns like Erie need refugees to keep their economies growing. CGTN’s Karina Huber reports.... Read More
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Rechler Equity starts newest Hamptons building

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Elected officials joined executives from Rechler Equity Partners Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony on its newest building at the Hamptons Business District in Westhampton Beach. The 68,000-square-foot building will be the second of nine planned for the business park being developed on 50 acres of Gabreski Airport. Once completed, the building at 200 Roger’s Way will be able to accommodate several different uses, including office, showroom, warehouse and distribution, manufacturing and assembly, and film production, according to a company statement. Plainview-based Rechler Equity Partners was selected to develop the Gabreski Airport property in 2008. The f... Read More
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Apple’s iPhone 8 could be delayed until 2018

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Applied DNA goes ‘Beyond’ in cotton quest

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Applied DNA Sciences is going to Bed Bath & Beyond, but not because it needs new towels. Instead, the Stony Brook-based provider of DNA-focused supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technologies, as well as product-genotyping and product-authentication solutions, is incorporating its “textile molecular tag” technology into the national retailer’s Wamsutta line – cotton products that claim to be made exclusively from pure Pima cotton grown in California. ... Read More
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The Sixense Stem was once the ultimate VR controller. Where is it now?

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The Sixense Stem was once the ultimate VR controller. Where is it now? - 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.windowLoa... Read More
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European shares gain on fresh Greek bailout, Asia mixed

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A worker carries a cardboard box in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.7 percent, helped by a weaker yen, as shares were mostly higher in Asia early Tuesday after an upbeat day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Shares are higher in Europe after Greece reached a deal with its creditors that will stave off a fresh eurozone crisis. Benchmarks were mixed in Asia ... Read More
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NY-area construction starts plunge

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New York-area construction starts took a nosedive in March, as compared with a year ago. Overall there were more than $2.15 billion in construction starts in the New York area in March, down 43 percent from the $3.75 billion in construction starts recorded in March 2016, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Both residential construction starts and nonresidential starts declined. There was $951 million in nonresidential construction starts in March, 45 percent less than the $1.74 billion in starts a year ago. There was $1.2 billion in residential building starts in March 2017, down 40 percent from the $2.01 billion in starts recorded a year ago.... Read More
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Technology companies and banks lead stocks a bit higher

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U.S. stocks are higher Monday with big technology and consumer-focused companies like Apple and Amazon leading the way. Banks are rising with bond yields after Congress agreed to a deal that will keep the government operating for the rest of the fiscal year. That averts a shutdown that could have affected many businesses that work with the government. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,389 as of 1:25 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 2 points to 20,938 as Boeing and IBM struggled. The Nasdaq composite rose 40 points, or 0.7 percent, to 6,087. That put the index on track for another record close. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks gained... Read More
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Calysta Completes $40 Million Series D Financing

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FeedKind® Protein Manufacturing Advances To Commercial Production MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 1, 2017– Calysta, Inc. today announced $40 million in Series D funding, in a financing round led by ... Read More
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Growing panes: The rise of smart glass and how it could kill off your curtains

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Smart ovens are now a thing, as are intelligent beds, connected doorbells, and internet-enabled fridges. Everything, it seems, is now “smart” and “connected” — and soon the windows in your home or office cou... Read More
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Trump’s first 100 days: a visual review

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The Trump presidency is unique for many reasons, not least because our President is a showman — a reality TV star obsessed with ratings and visuals. Those instincts and his team’s inexperience with the trappings of government have run headlong into the carefully choreographed and stage-managed traditions of the Presidency — a show that’s been running for hundreds of years. The photos of the past 100 days reveal wholesale changes to the equipment our President uses, the design of his productions, and the ways in which the media captures him. We asked Josh King, former production director for President Bill Clinton, to examine each week of photos week-by-week for those differences. ... Read More
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At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things

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[embedded content] Devita Davison is the executive director of FoodLab Detroit — an organization that's trying to turn the former capital of American industry into an "agrarian paradise." YouTube At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week two TED Fellows talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within, while harnessing the collective power, creativity, and good will of residents who want to live in thriving, healthy and safe neighborhoods. Devita Davison, executive director of FoodLab Detroit, offer... Read More
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US facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelers

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FILE -In this July 21, 2016 file photo, residents of the Kisenso district of Kinshasa, receive yellow fever vaccines. The United States is facing a looming shortage of a yellow fever vaccine for travelers, potentially affecting hundreds of thousands who journey to countries where the deadly disease spreads. Doses of the one vaccine licensed in the U.S. will run out as early as next month, U.S. health officials said Friday, April 28, 2017. They said they are making arrangements to bring in another vaccine, l... Read More
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Commercial Service Officers travel through Northern California spreading the word about export opportunities in Asia

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Susan Crawford is a Communications Specialist for the Pacific North Region at the International Trade Administration  Do you know which Asia-Pacific nation has experienced 25 consecutive years of growth? Or which one has the world’s highest R&D investment per capita? Can you name the Asian powerhouse that recently liberalized its energy sector? If you are an exporter from Northern California, and met a few of our senior commercial officers at one of several events last month, chances are you know the answers to these questions. Australia. Korea. Japan. Asia is a such an important export market that the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) offices in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area jumped on the chan... Read More

Huawei reportedly under fire for ‘cutting corners’ with cheap chips

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(Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has come under fire from users for “cutting corners”, after it said it used a mix of less advanced and powerful chips in its flagship P10 model due to tight supplies of the parts. The company’s mobile chief Richard Yu said on April 20 that Huawei used a mix of less efficient eMMC flash memory cards and high-performance Universal Flash Storage (UFS) cards in its latest P10 phone “due to severe shortage in the supply chain.” Yu said user experience shouldn’t be impaired because of product design adjustments, but consumers took to online forums to counter that speed testing results showed varying performances. Huawei has also had a marketing stumble over... Read More

Work Today raises $1.1 million to connect blue collar workers with jobs

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There are plenty of job boards and employment services out there today, but Work Today wants to carve out a niche in a competitive market. This company is looking to be the LinkedIn for blue collar workers, or manual laborers. Rather than putting out a mobile app, the company announced today that it has raised a $1.1 million seed round to further its mission of connecting workers with jobs through SMS. Investors in the company include Mucker Capital, Social Capital, Hone Capital, Belgian fund E-Merge, and GAN Ventures. ... Read More
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Tesla ousts executive Klaus Grohmann months after acquiring his firm

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(Reuters) — Tesla executive Klaus Grohmann was ousted last month after a clash with Chief Executive Elon Musk over the strategy of Grohmann’s firm, which Tesla had acquired in November, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Silicon Valley luxury electric carmaker is counting on Grohmann Engineering’s automation and engineering expertise to help it ramp up production to 500,000 cars per year by 2018. At the time of the purchase, it described Klaus Grohmann and the company he founded as a “world leader in highly automated manufacturing”. Tesla planned to keep Grohmann on, and Grohmann wanted to s... Read More
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Will renegotiating NAFTA create new manufacturing jobs?

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Brian Brenberg, economics professor at The King’s College, on President Trump’s push to renegotiate NAFTA.... Read More
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Intel CEO says higher-than-expected prices helped drive Q1 profit growth

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said during an earnings conference call that higher average selling prices for the first quarter drove the company’s financial results. Earlier today, Intel reported earnings that beat analysts’ earnings for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenues for the quarter were $14.8 billion and non-GAAP earnings were $3.2 billion, or 66 cents a share. “The first quarter marked a great start to the year,”said Krzanich. “Q1 was up 7 percent over the same period last year, a record quart... Read More
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Intel slightly beats analyst expectations with revenue of $14.8 billion and earnings of $3.2 billion

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Intel reported earnings that beat analysts’ earnings for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenues for the quarter were $14.8 billion and non-GAAP earnings were $3.2 billion, or 66 cents a share. The earnings come at an interesting time for the world’s largest chip maker, which faces competition from Qualcomm in mobile, artificial intelligence from Nvidia, and core PC microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices, which just launched its speedy Ryzen desktop processors. For the first quarter of 2017, Intel projected revenue of $14.3 billion to $15.3 billion, an improvement from $13.7 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts estimated Intel would report revenue of $14.8 ... Read More
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Debrief: Lenny Poveromo, living in a material world

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The Composite Prototyping Center – a nonprofit manufacturing mecca specializing in carbon fibers, ceramics and other non-traditional building blocks – opened in Plainview in 2014 under the steadiest of hands. Executive Director Lenny Poveromo brought a quality education (a BS in chemical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Hofstra), decades of cutting-edge manufacturing experience (he directed East Coast technology development for Northrop Grumman) and sterling connections (he’d served on the advisory boards of both CEWIT and the ... Read More
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UiPath raises $30 million to help enterprises automate repetitive tasks with software robots

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UiPath, a robotic process automation (RPA) startup that’s setting out to help companies automate repetitive tasks, has raised $30 million in a Series A round of funding led by Accel, with participation from existing investors, including Earlybird Venture Capital, Credo Ventures, and Seedcamp. Founded out of Romania in 2012, though now officially based in the U.S., UiPath touts its core raison d’être as bringing automation to the “intelligent enterprise.” It specializes in building what it calls “intelligent software robots” that help businesses complete laborious and re... Read More
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Cuomo inks $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure act

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Albany dove into water pollution once again Wednesday, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo visiting Farmingdale State College to lay out a $2.5 billion plan to remediate and protect New York’s drinking water supply. To raucous applause, Cuomo officially signed the state’s Clean Water Infrastructure Act, enacting what he called a “comprehensive, multifaceted action plan.” In what has become a semi-regular occurrence, the governor elaborated on aggressive plans to clean up, and keep clean, statewide water supplies, including severa... Read More
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France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack

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FILE -- In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, victims of the suspected chemical weapons attack lie on the ground, in Khan Sheikhoun, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. France's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Jean-Marc Ayrault says France now knows "from sure sources" that "the manufacturing process of the sarin t... Read More