Paul Gibson

43 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Likes | 1 Follower | @bombergibson | Keep up with Paul Gibson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Paul Gibson”

The Problems Smart Manufacturing Solves For The C-Suite

With all the hype surrounding smart manufacturing, it’s easy to forget that implementing the technologies is really about running — and growing — the business. Though members of the C-suite may rarely interact directly with smart technologies, they are nonetheless vital to achieving the strategic …

Volkswagen Sees a Future in 3D Printing Car Parts

The auto giant is using the technology to cut costs and production time.<p>Jan Woitas/dpa/AP Images<p>Imagine: A laser fuses layer after layer of …

The Unexpected Industries About To Be Disrupted By Blockchain Technology

If you think blockchain technology is just for cryptocurrencies, you’re missing the bigger picture.<p>Back in 2014, when I co-founded my blockchain and …

Apple and GE join forces to build industrial apps for mobile devices

Apple Inc. and General Electric Co., two companies that have vastly different business priorities most of the time, are joining forces in the mobile …

Unleashing 3D Printing on Automotive Manufacturing

(Image courtesy of Divergent 3D.)<p>The world’s first 3D-printed car made a huge impact at IMTS 2014, leading many to wonder when we’d start to see …

Viewpoint: 3D printing a sustainable future

<b>George Brasher, MD of HP UK & Ireland, explains why 3D printing has the potential to significantly reduce the waste and emissions of manufacturing.</b><p>We …

Five Stories Indicating Auto 3D Printing Is Kicking into High Gear

Although there are numerous stories regarding the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in aerospace, due to the specialty components needed for …

Prototyping

Observations of AMUG 2017

This year’s Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference drew the largest attendance yet for this annual event. Even though the facility was …

Toyota to Upgrade UK Car Plant as Brexit Decision Looms

Toyota Motor Corp. (IW 1000/6) plans to upgrade its U.K. car-making plant in a sign that concerns about Brexit won’t derail its investments in the …

SolarCity's CEO told us solar energy will reach a tipping point in just 5 years — here's why

Solar has a ton of potential as an alternative energy resource, and yet we barely use it.<p>If panels are 20% efficient at turning solar energy into power (as has been the case in lab tests), then we could feasibly cover a land area about the size of Spain and power the entire Earth renewably in 2030. …

Solar Power

UPS Is Launching a 3D-Printing Service With a Significant Competitive Advantage

Delivery service giant<b>United Parcel Service Inc.</b>announced on May 18 that it's launching an industrial-strength, on-demand 3D-printing service network this summer. The operation will link its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS stores in the U.S. and Fast Radius' on-demand …

5 Affordable Online Marketing Strategies for the Startup With a Limited Budget

<i>Startups don't have much money to work with, but that doesn't mean you can't run a successful marketing campaign.</i><p>Every business goes through a startup phase, where customers are sparse, revenue is light, and you aren't 100 percent sure what you're doing (even if you're a seasoned entrepreneur). In …

Marketing

HP Inc. vs. Carbon: How Do These Compelling New 3D Printing Entrants Stack Up?

Diversified 3D printing industry leaders<b>3D Systems</b><b>Corporation</b> and <b>Stratasys</b><b>Ltd.</b> will face increasing competition as more companies enter the enterprise space. The dynamic duo among new entrants is 2D-printing king <b>HP Inc.</b> and start-up Carbon (formerly Carbon3D), each of which recently launched a …

BBC spin hides the great solar energy fiasco

Much excitement from the BBC last week over a report from a body called REN21 – with the headline on its website “Renewable energy surge reaches record levels round the world”. Global spending on renewables, it trumpeted, last year soared to £200 billion, bringing total investment in the past six …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal …

4 Innovative Ways The Renewable Energy Sector Is Using Mobile Technology

While NGOs increasingly use mobile technology for monitoring and evaluation, in emerging markets like Kenya, businesses are also using mobile …

Customer Service

What It Really Takes to Build the Smartest City in the World

Stockholm, Sweden, is home to cutting-edge technology and thriving startups. So why aren't the entrepreneurs happy?<p>Just over 5,300 miles away from Silicon Valley, the race is on to see if Stockholm, Sweden, can become the world's tech epicenter.<p>The city won praise earlier this week from Harvard Law …

Smart Cities

7 essential steps to help you build a winning startup strategy

You have a great idea for a business and are rightly excited to get going. There is so much to do that you can hardly sleep at night. You are thinking of all the plans and steps that you must complete, like securing financing, setting up a website, hiring your first employees… the list goes on and …

Startups Are Personal, Part VIII: Protect Your Intellectual Property From The Start

We end our lessons learned series (co-authored by me and Mike Willee) with our favorite topic, intellectual property (IP). Many entrepreneurs fail to recognize the importance of IP—let alone the value of an IP protection plan in the earliest stages of their businesses. Building a brand, creating a …

Developing countries take lead at climate change agreement signing

An unprecedented 175 countries signed the Paris Climate Change Agreement here Friday, with 15 developing countries taking the lead by also ratifying …

Disney to disrupt 3D printing industry?

13shares<p>Disney has been a force in the 3D printing world for some time, but now it has filed for a series of new patents that could disrupt the …

As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016, it’s RIP for ‘me too’ companies

Many of the world’s legendary tech companies got started just as the public markets were cooling off; Microsoft, Apple, HP, IBM, Oracle, FedEx, etc. The most recent case in point is the startup class of 2008-2009: Dropbox, Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber and Tiny Speck (Slack) all got their early funding …

Clouds gather over solar power after golden years of success

After a day in which Britain generated more power from the sun than from coal for the first time, the industry should be rejoicing. But the mood is fearful<p>Given that the government is determined to avoid playing a financial role in the planned new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, it is perhaps …

Solar Panels

Biofuels, plastics and drugs: is this the future of our farms?

Climate change and poor returns on wheat and dairy drive rural revolution in ‘future-proof’ agriculture<p>Farmer Rob Pickering last week planted nine hectares of flood-prone land in Lincolnshire with an African plant called miscanthus, or elephant grass. By selling the fast-growing crop as biofuel for …

GE uses 3D printing to prototype desk-size carbon dioxide turbine that can power a small town

Apr 13, 2016 | By Alec<p>Though it’s not something you often think about when plugging in your laptop and turning on your coffee maker, supporting an …

Carbon Dioxide

This Rare Leadership Behavior Can Also Be a Game Changer

Expressing failure, disappointment, and sadness can translate to good business outcomes? You betcha.<p>Marcus Lemonis, star of the <i>The Profit</i>, swears by it. Best-selling author and researcher Dr. Brene Brown says it is "the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change."<p>What do I speak of? The …

Is the World Bank Snatching Climate Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

Here's a headline for climate action advocates to love: "Wind and Solar Crushing Fossil Fuels." It's Bloomberg New Energy Finance's summary of the current state of play in global energy markets, and it's got striking data points to support it. In 2015 record investment in new wind and solar …

Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …

Success

Desk-Size Turbine Could Power a Town - MIT Technology Review

GE Global Research is testing a desk-size turbine that could power a small town of about 10,000 homes. The unit is driven by “supercritical carbon …

Carbon Dioxide