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Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

October 22nd, 2020 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Jason Ramshaw, Commercial Manager for Caterpillar Construction Digital & Technology, demonstrates the Cat Command remote control console to operate a 320 excavator at Caterpillar’s Construction Industries CHICAGO (Reuters) – Question: How can a company like Caterpillar CAT.N try to counter a slump in sales of bulldozers and trucks during a pandemic that has made every […]

Nasa is looking for private companies to help mine the moon

September 19th, 2020 at 12:31 am » Comments Off

  Nasa has announced it is looking for private companies to go to the moon and collect dust and rocks from the surface and bring them back to Earth. The agency announced it is buying lunar soil from a commercial provider as part of a technology development program, The American space agency would then buy […]

Working from home : The new ‘industrial’ revolution

September 15th, 2020 at 9:45 am » Comments Off

  Several centuries ago Europe and the USA underwent the industrial revolution, a transformation of our manufacturing processes enabled by the development of new machinery to support repetitive assembly line tasks within large factories. The revolution served to bind workforces to specific locations and rigid working hours, triggering a fundamental societal shift as countries saw […]

How cruise lines are rethinking pretty much everything

September 14th, 2020 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

With many ships poised to return, operators are making hundreds of changes to improve the safety of sailing. Big-name cruise companies have been on pause since mid-March, after they voluntarily ceased operations a day before the CDC issued a “No Sail Order” for any ships carrying more than 250 passengers. In the months since, smaller […]

Amazon plans to invest $100 million to help small businesses attract sales on Prime Day

September 13th, 2020 at 1:23 pm » Comments Off

  Amazon Global Online Stores Net Sales Amazon is investing $100 million to help small businesses attract sales on Prime Day and during the holidays, This is a key moment for Amazon to recruit SMBs because of the coronavirus pandemic and a rise in competition. The etailer is investing $100 million to help small businesses […]

Volta Zero is an electric delivery truck built just for cities

September 11th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

DPD will start using the EV to deliver parcels in London next year.  Volta Trucks A Swedish startup named Volta Trucks has unveiled its first vehicle: an electric truck designed specifically for city parcel and freight deliveries. The Volta Zero is scheduled to start production in the UK in 2022, and the company is aiming […]

‘Do I really need this much office space?’ Pandemic emptied buildings, but how long?

September 10th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

Empty offices sit above empty retail stores on Broadway in downtown Manhattan. As commercial real estate continues to lie vacant around the U.S., it may contribute to a vicious economic cycle that reshapes our cities. Adam Johnson enjoys going into the office. It helps that he works in one of the nicest buildings in Midtown […]

Storelift launches autonomous convenience stores using AI and computer vision

September 10th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

As physical retail struggles amid the global pandemic, storeowners are rapidly trying to adapt to new realities that also include growing competition from Amazon. But a French startup called Storelift believes it can create a new convenience store concept that leans on many of the same AI and computer vision tools used in Amazon Go […]

Futurism: a driver for new businesses

September 9th, 2020 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Futurism won’t provide us winning lottery numbers, but it can tell us what the next scenarios may be for your company, market or customers, mapping the biggest threats and opportunities. It can help you contain risks and respond quickly in order to build sustainable success. In this article, in addition to understanding what Futurism is, […]

What happens if Uber and Lyft flee California? Look at Austin

September 7th, 2020 at 3:02 am » Comments Off

Line of rideshare vehicles driving in protest  The ride-hail services are threatening to stop service in the Golden State to protest a judge’s ruling. They did something similar in Texas in 2016. A California judge has ordered Uber and Lyft to treat drivers as employees; the companies say they’ll leave the state rather than comply. […]

The future of live events is here and depends on these 4 factors

September 6th, 2020 at 2:50 am » Comments Off

The future of live events is here and depends on these 4 factors  When it comes to reimagining what the events industry will look like in the near future, these are the four things we should all be thinking about. If there was ever a catalyst to reimagine the events space, the coronavirus is it. […]

These EV chargers make money for their building-owner hosts

September 2nd, 2020 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

  Los Angeles-based EV charging startup Xeal, which uses predictive AI software to maximize the profits of charging stations, will boost passive income for commercial and residential building owners. It’s just successfully closed its seed investment round.

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