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Staying Competitive Across Centuries — The IBM And GE Experience

January 26, 2015 – 11:12 am | Comments Off
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Can companies maintain their competitive edge across the centuries? As technology makes rapid strides, it’s certainly tougher and tougher for companies to endure. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) are examples of two companies that seem to have managed this difficult feat.
Is Firing 100,000 Employees The Solution to IBM’s Woes?
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BMW And Volkswagen Plan to Cooperate in Charging Stations — Implications For Tesla Motors

January 22, 2015 – 12:16 pm | Comments Off
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Germany is a leader in alternative energy sources that are clean, green and renewable. No wonder BMW and Volkswagen are committed to their hybrid vehicles. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) should take notice of the BMW and Volkswagen collaboration. The German carmakers might given even stronger competition to Tesla than the Japanese carmakers.
Tesla Superchargers And Other Fast Chargers
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An Oscar Nod To Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s Documentary Virunga

January 15, 2015 – 12:10 pm | Comments Off
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As the Oscar nominations were announced today, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) got a nomination for its documentary Virunga produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. This after Kevin Spacey’s win at the Golden Globes just a few days back.
Netflix Virunga Gets Nominated For An Oscar
The Best Documentary Feature category had Virunga which was an original Netflix documentary. But among the nominated documentaries Read more [...]

Both Toyota And Honda Push Fuel Cell Vehicles And Beg To Differ With Elon Musk And Tesla Motors

January 14, 2015 – 11:46 am | Comments Off
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The Japanese automakers appear to be on a different technology trajectory than Elon Musk and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) which sees the future as all-electric. While Tesla is not the only game in town when it comes to EVs, it is the dominant brand — at least in terms of name recognition and fame — in the EV space.

The likes of Nissan Leaf and General Motors with its Chevrolet Volt — and Read more [...]

IBM — The Big Blue That Could, In Mainframes And Beyond

January 14, 2015 – 11:05 am | Comments Off

It’s to International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s credit that it manages to evolve with the times and keep itself relevant in any given technological epoch. IBM has been through many paradigm shifts in the world of technology.
IBM’s z13 Mainframes
IBM’s mainframe business is a prime example of how this company has managed to stay relevant in an increasingly fast-changing world. In Read more [...]

Gloom On Wall Street Continues

January 14, 2015 – 8:21 am | Comments Off

U.S. stocks are in negative territory as they continue their multiple-days losing streak with continuing worries about weak economic data from around the world with the latest U.S. consumer spending data adding to the negative sentiment.

U.S. consumer spending fell in December by 0.4 percent after rising 0.6 percent in November. November retail sales were revised downwards to show an increase of Read more [...]

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