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SolarCity adviser Lazard made mistake in Tesla deal analysis

(Reuters) - Lazard Ltd (LAZ.N), the investment bank that advised SolarCity Corp SCTY.O on its $2.6 billion sale to Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O), made an error in its analysis that discounted the value of the U.S. solar energy company by $400 million, a regulatory filing by Tesla showed on …

IT

Germans couldn’t be bothered with your fitness tracker

In Germany, almost half of the people that own a fitness tracker have stopped using it and more than 85 percent said they have no interest in purchasing a fitness tracker.<p>It is dire news for the wearable market, of which fitness trackers make up more than half. Fitbit, the industry leader, sells …

Fitness Technology

This startup uses machine learning and satellite imagery to predict crop yields

Artificial intelligence + nanosatellites + corn<p>Mark Johnson wants to beat the United States Department of Agriculture at its own game: predicting yields of America's crops. The USDA puts boots on the ground, deploying hundreds of workers to survey thousands of farms a month ahead of the October …

Machine Learning

Apple TV review

App attack<p>By Nilay Patel<p>"The future of TV is here."<p>It is not the world’s most understated tagline for a new product, especially one from Apple. If you want to set sky-high expectations around a new TV product after years of rumors and sly winks and shelved plans, well, that’s exactly how to do it. …

Samsung’s Gear S2 can make me a believer in smartwatches

This perfectly round smartwatch is like a porthole into the future<p><b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 review.<p>A year ago, I was here at IFA in a state of exasperation. Every electronics company was throwing a diversity of awkward smartwatches at the wall and waiting to see what stuck. Nothing did, …

Apple Watch: Craig Jarrow (@TMNinja) and @MikeVardy @Productivityist debate the #Apple Watch – BTTDL100

Craig Jarrow of Time Management Ninja and Mike Vardy of Productivityist debate the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World

The knock on most business leaders is that they don’t take the long view—that they’re fixated on achieving short-term goals to lift their pay. So which global CEOs actually delivered solid results over the long run? Our 2014 list of top performers provides an objective answer.<p>Adi Ignatius<p>A few …

Communication Tips for Global Virtual Teams

One of my designers lives in Turkmenistan. Every day, he wakes up to email and assignments to create beautiful front-end designs from our commercial team in New York and San Francisco. When he’s done, he sends them to a developer in Ukraine to implement. Throughout the day they work on various …

Homey – Sprich mit deinem Zuhause um alles zu steuern!

… das ist der Titel, welcher auf der Website des niederländischen Unternehmens namens Athom geschrieben steht. Wieder nur eine weitere Smart Home …

BlackBerry CEO steps down as company secures $1 billion funding from investors

Today was always going to be a momentous day for BlackBerry, with a looming deadline for its proposed takeover deal with Fairfax Financial Holdings. As it turns out, the full takeover isn't taking place, but the company is going to receive an investment of $1 billion from Fairfax and a group of …

Evernote’s New Post-It Camera Makes Your Stickies Searchable

The Evernote iOS app has gotten another big update, barely a week after it was revamped for iOS 7 and made useful again. The news today is the new Post-It camera, which now lets you scan the yellow sticky squares right into your Evernotes.<p>The integration is slick, built in to the existing camera. …

Apps

Evernote Teams Up With Adonit for Fine-Point Bluetooth Stylus

Evernote and Adonit today announced a partnership that will see the latter producing the new Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus, which has a tip that measures just 1.9mm. The large, inaccurate tip of current capacitive styluses is a common complaint that the Jot Script aims to overcome.<p>The stylus …

Unboxing a Personalized Moto X