Tesla Relied On Too Many Robots To Build the Model 3, Elon Musk Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Elon Musk says Tesla relied on too many robots to build the Model 3, which is partly to blame for the delays in manufacturing the crucial mass-market electric car. In an interview with CBS Good Morning, Musk agreed with Tesla’s critics that there was over-reliance on automation and too few human assembly line workers building the Model 3. Earlier this month,…

April 13, 2018
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FCC filing from July, made public today, shows iPhone X in gold color, that Apple likely planned to launch but abandoned due to unforeseen production issues (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

April 13, 2018

Juli Clover / MacRumors: FCC filing from July, made public today, shows iPhone X in gold color, that Apple likely planned to launch but abandoned due to unforeseen production issues  —  Apple appears to have designed a gold iPhone X, according to documents filed with the United States Federal Communications Commission. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: How CIOs can tap into their investor network when looking for vendors

Do you turn to the investors in your network when looking for possible new tech solutions to implement? You should. Investors can provide CIOs with an understanding of technologies (both good and bad) offered by their portfolio companies, insights into the tech solutions their portfolio companies are using, an early read on upcoming technologies, and even help with pricing benefits. No matter the size of your company, CIOs don’t have…

April 13, 2018
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Analysis of VentureSource data: in 2017, investors from Asia directed 40% of the $154B in global venture financing, nearly as much as the 44% from US investors (Wall Street Journal)

April 13, 2018

Wall Street Journal: Analysis of VentureSource data: in 2017, investors from Asia directed 40% of the $154B in global venture financing, nearly as much as the 44% from US investors  —  An exclusive WSJ analysis shows how venture-capital investment from Asia is skyrocketing, threatening to shift power … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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US Gulf ports build on importer draw

Though their volume is far below that of larger gateways such as Los Angeles-Long Beach and New York-New Jersey, Gulf ports are gradually picking up market share. Above: the intermodal yard at the Port of New Orleans. Photo credit: Port of New Orleans. Container shippers are discovering the US Gulf. Cargo… Source: http://www.joc.com

April 13, 2018
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Trade War Or Not, China is Closing the Gap on US in Technology IP Race

China’s rising investment in research and expansion of its higher education system mean that it is fast closing the gap with the United States in intellectual property and the struggle to be the No.1 global technology power, according to patent experts. From a report: While U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of punitive tariffs on high-tech U.S. exports could slow Beijing’s momentum, it won’t turn back the tide, they say. Washington’s…

April 13, 2018
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