The expansive report, which surveyed founders, investors and other members of the European startup community, details a changing Europe that still faces a wealth of challenges but whose ecosystem is maturing, putting the region in an ever-better position to take those challenges on. The report also analyses data from Dealroom.co, Invest Europe, LinkedIn, and several others, which further demonstrates that the environment for tech startups to thrive in Europe has been steadily improving since 2011.
Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program, said they are planning to internally test the new UUP system internally before shipping it to users who are part of the Insider program, so it's not clear how long this is going to take. For those who missed Microsoft's original announcement on the Unified Update Platform, this is a new updating system that speeds up update checks and dramatically cuts the size of updates by only downloading the bits that you need, and not full new builds.
Kevin Rabinovitch stands straight and speaks in clear, clipped tones - more like a naval officer than a corporate quant - as, on the screen behind him, a daunting mass of threads and whorls illustrates the global flows of Brazilian soybeans from thousands of individual municipalities across Brazil, through specific exporters and importers, to countries around the world.
PD Aerospace , a Japanese company that's similar to Virgin Galactic in its commercial spaceflight aspirations, has picked up two high-profile investors: ANA Holdings and the H.I.S. travel agency. In a joint statement issued Thursday, the three Japanese companies said that they agreed in October to work together on space commercialization efforts, including space travel.
But what if there was a way to get these people to love what you're doing the same way your core audience does, without sacrificing your brand or changing your product ? Understanding these 3 psychological principles will help you avoid annoying your customers and increase your brand engagement: It may come as no surprise, but people like talking about themselves.
Airbnb has capitulated to the demands of lawmakers over its operations in New York City, the company's largest market in the United States, agreeing to drop a lawsuit in which it was pushing back against a newly passed state law that it said could have hurt its business. The suit challenged a New York law that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had signed in October, which called for fines of as much as $7,500 for illegally listing a property on a rental platform such as Airbnb.
Called the Johammer J1, it's the first electric motorcycle to cover more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) on a single charge. However, the Austrian designers of the bike are about to give it a radical overhaul - allowing it to double as a battery for an entire home. It makers say that while parked, it could be used as battery storage for home solar-power panels, similar to Tesla's PowerWall.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Zenefits CEO David Sacks is stepping down amid speculation that he has been tapped by billionaire technology investor Peter Thiel to assist president-elect Donald Trump. "The chairman role will allow me to focus on what I do best -- product and strategy -- while working with a great operator who can help build our small business pipeline. I feel it is best to be public about this search so that we can attract the best candidates," Sacks wrote.
Gujarat had the highest number of companies -- 17 out 78 in the country -- that went untraceable after raising Rs 312 crore from investors, Parliament was informed on Friday. A total of 238 companies were initially identified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs as 'vanishing companies', which raised money through public issues, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
A company called the Workhorse Group wants to beat Amazon to the punch and provide the U.S. Postal Services with thousands of electric-powered mail trucks equipped with delivery drones. Burns provided a sneak peek at his Indiana-based company's plans for a hybrid flying car - or, to use his preferred term, the Surefly personal flying machine - during the Advanced Transportation Technologies Conference, organized by the Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions .
The government has asked textile units to facilitate, on a "priority basis", opening of bank accounts for their employees and make cashless payments through unified payments interface ( UPI ). "The first impact of these reforms is likely to be on the payment of wages to workers of textile units, including garmenting units. A large segment of the workers were traditionally being paid in cash as they didn't have bank accounts," a senior official told ET.
Taking a leaf out of Silicon Valley 's playbook, companies such as Germany's Innogy, France's EDF and Dutch Eneco, as well as oil majors like Total, have set up their own venture capital funds to scour the globe for potentially disruptive technologies. TEV is one of the oldest European corporate venture funds in the energy industry, launched in 2008, and has invested 150 million euros in more than 25 startups, ranging from energy storage companies like LightSail Energy to off-grid solar firm Powerhive.