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This May Be Tesla's Big Chance In China. Will Musk Blow It Again?

Yesterday saw two interesting developments that could shape the world of electric vehicles from here on out. An adroit Tesla could use these developments to achieve a breakthrough in its quest for a million units per year by the end of the decade. If Tesla misses the chance, it will be disrupted by …

China

The Growing Rivalry Between Google And IBM

In the PC era, the big rivalry was between Microsoft and Apple. Apple’s products were considered to be better, but Microsoft’s ability to leverage its operating system across a number of manufacturers proved to be the stronger model. By 1997, Apple was in such bad shape it needed an investment from …

Quantum Computing

Jobless recovery looms for white-collar U.S. oil workers | Reuters

SPRING, Texas (Reuters) - Elizabeth Huber lost her job examining damaged oilfield pipes nearly 20 months ago and her prospects remain bleak even as oil executives cautiously plot production and budget increases.<p>Despite crude trading 76 percent above its February lows and energy companies shifting …

Oil

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Apple's latest iPhone software update will make it a lot harder for advertisers to track you.</b> The "limit ad tracking" setting is going to make it virtually impossible for advertisers to use the device's unique identifier in order to target ads, which has raised some concerns in the ad</b> …

Drivers Are Paying Less Than $2 Per Gallon for Gas in More States

Gas prices creep lower as summer fades.<p>In 2008, a barrel of oil was selling for around $140 wholesale. That translated to gas prices of well over $4 …

Aéropostale lands bankruptcy deal to keep 230 stores open

Aéropostale has landed a bankruptcy deal that will allow it to keep about 230 stores open and avoid extinction.<p>The teen clothing retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May with about 800 stores still open.<p>For much of the proceedings, it appeared as if Aéropostale would be forced to liquidate …

Time Warner

Private banks are turning away millionaires if they’re not rich enough

Until, that is, you talk to a private bank that specializes in managing money for rich people. That's when you realize that you're nothing more than a "single-digit millionaire". You're just not that special.<p>In fact, the rate at which the ranks of millionaires is expanding is so great, you're …

Japan's big manufacturers turn optimistic in a sign economy picking up | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Big Japanese manufacturers turned optimistic about business conditions in the third quarter and companies revised up their capital expenditure plans, a government survey showed on Tuesday, in a sign the economy is gaining momentum.<p>Newly manufactured cars of the automobile maker …

Economy

Apple sets stage for iPhone 7, many already waiting for 8

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) unveiled an iPhone 7 with high-resolution cameras and no headphone jack at its annual launch event Wednesday, though the biggest surprise was the debut of a three-decade-old Nintendo game franchise, Super Mario Bros, on the smartphone.<p>While shares of …

Mobile Technology