Volkswagen Putting Huge Investment In Eponymous Brand

Volkswagen has been battling to get its focus back in the U.S. market in terms of product for the last few years. Volkswagen Group says it will invest €85.6 billion in new models and technology worldwide over the next five years. Based in Wolfsburg, Germany, the automaker will spend two-thirds of the investment on fuel-efficient vehicles, and environmentally friendly production.Their ultimate goal is to become the leading automotive group in both ecological and economic terms through continued investments.Read More>>

Yahoo Becomes Mozilla Firefox Default Search Engine

Yahoo has collaborated with Mozilla on a five-year partnership that makes Yahoo the default search experience for Firefox in the United States on mobile and desktop, which makes it the most significant deal for Yahoo in the past five years. The agreement also provides a framework for exploring future product integration and distribution opportunities to other markets, per the companies, which ultimately expands Yahoo’s reach in search and digital content. Read More>>

Justice Department Warns Apple that Encryption Can Kill

Smart Encryption is not loved by everyone, but the question is can it be fatal? A senior official from the U.S. Department of Justice recently told Apple executives that strong encryption could lead to a scenario in which a child could die in a kidnapping case if police couldn’t access the information in a smartphone taken from a suspect. Both Apple and Google said they would provide secure, end-to-end encryption technology by default in their mobile devices running iOS and Android, which means that they would not have access to their users’ private encryption keys, making them unable to adhere to the demands by law enforcement officials to turn over data from the phones. Read More>>

Hagel Lists Key Technologies For US Military; Launches ‘Offset Strategy’

After several months of build-up, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel formally launched the military’s quest for a combination of new technologies. This was to maintain America’s military supremacy over the next 20 years in the face of Russian and Chinese challenges. Hagel divulged some crucial details as to how America could preserve its endangered technological superiorit and all the details have been stated in Hagel’s memo which the Pentagon has released. Some of the priorities include Robotics, miniaturization, Big Data to name a few as Bob intends to move the Pentagon firmly into the robotic age. Read More>>

CAN A $200 BEARD-GROWING KIT MAKE YOU COOL? WE GAVE IT A TRY

Traditionally when you think of a beardsman you think of, like, a biker or an outdoorsman or a lumberjack. But Eric Bandholz, the founder of a men’s-grooming company called Beardbrand is set to change that perception and give professional expert help to urban beardsman. Bandholz’s company is tapping into a growth market where beards have a made a huge comeback over the past few years, and lots of new beardsmen are eager for products to help tend the bush. Between 2009 and 2013, the number of men with face fuzz increased 21%, and men’s grooming products in general are booming: Bandholz is looking to capitalize on the same by offering upscale grooming products which he does via his website, Tumblr, and YouTube channel. Research firm Mintel has estimated the category could hit $3.2 billion in sales by 2016, as compared to $2.2 billion in 2006.Read More>>

Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers

In order to move data at a breakneck speed in supercomputers, Intel will start using light pulses to achieve the same. This predetermined move will yield potentially massive advances in high-performance computing. This technology will use optical cables than conventional copper wiring for linking computing and storage units. The faster data movement should improve system performance overall. For Intel, optical technology is also key in surpassing the milestone of exascale computing, in which supercomputer performance is more than 1 million trillion calculations per second. Intel wants to achieve the same by 2020 to 2022. Read More>>

11 Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great

Alexandra the great as we all know was one of the most greatest warrior. His leadership was influential to the development of civilizations. Alexander’s reign illustrates a number of important leadership lessons which remain applicable to business and political chiefs today. The following article gives a brief overview of some lessons that can be leant from Alexandra’s leadership traits. Read More>>

Dell embraces ‘internet of things’ as key way forward

Michael S Dell reacquired 75 per cent ownership of Dell in October 2013 making Dell a privately owned firm. This has also brought a shift in dynamics for Dell from profits to R&D and customer satisfaction. One of the perks of going private is that Dell can embrace risk differently. Thus giving Dell the freedom to make decisions and hence Micheal Dell looks to invest into the PC business of Dell as he sees huge potential for this stream in the future. Read More>>

Unshackled, a New Angel Fund, Forms to Back Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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A new San Francisco-based angel fund,Unshackled, Started by an immigrant, Nitin Pachisia, and the son of immigrants, Manan Mehta, has raised $3.5 million to hire entrepreneurs as employees, providing them with a paycheck, work visas and health benefits while they try to build their start ups to the point where they can raise another round. The company hopes to give an opportunity to immigrant entrepreneurs to shine. Read More>>

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