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POWER GAMERS: Satisfy the 9 executives assisting Silicon Valley’s greatest business equity capital funds pump billions into tech start-ups

POWER GAMERS: Satisfy the 9 executives assisting Silicon Valley’s greatest business...

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Silicon Valley's tech giants are placing their bets on the next generation of startups. Instead of relying solely on a traditional mergers and acquisitions strategy, some of the biggest names in tech are sinking their own money into hot startups through corporate venture capital. Here's how it works: a corporation, public or private, can set…
Argentina’s blackout and the storm-battered future of the grid

Argentina’s blackout and the storm-battered future of the grid

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Early Sunday morning, all of mainland Argentina lost power in an “unprecedented” blackout event that left most of the country’s 44 million citizens in the dark until the evening. The blackout also extended to Uruguay (which is connected to Argentina’s power grid) and limited parts of Chile. Although the exact cause of the blackout is…
POWER GAMERS: Here are the executives leading the world’s biggest business through transformative modification

POWER GAMERS: Here are the executives leading the world’s biggest business...

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The world of business is changing rapidly. At each major company, there's usually a relatively small group of individuals charged with shepherding their employer through that change.  Business Insider regularly details the power players at major companies. You can read them all by subscribing to BI Prime. Here are the power players to know at: Amazon's…
Satisfy the power gamers at Netflix leading the streaming giant’s defense versus Disney and other competitors (NFLX)

Satisfy the power gamers at Netflix leading the streaming giant’s defense...

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Bill Holmes — head of business development Holmes is the executive cutting deals between Netflix and companies like Comcast and Airtel, to make the streaming service available through more providers and included in more TV and wireless bundles. It "allows us to access a subscriber base that might be a little bit slower in signing…
After Contamination Crisis, Puerto Rico To Get Rid Of All Coal Power Next Year

After Contamination Crisis, Puerto Rico To Get Rid Of All Coal...

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<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml=" The island of Puerto Rico will end all coal-based power generation in 2020, with Governor Ricardo Rosselló committing to a rapid transition...
Ford catches Snap’s CFO and Kickstarter’s CEO exits– here are the power relocations of the week

Ford catches Snap’s CFO and Kickstarter’s CEO exits– here are the...

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Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week. This week, the former CFO of Snap, Tim Stone, was announced as the new Chief Financial Officer of Ford Motors. Read more about this and other notable executive changes. Ford names Tim Stone from Snap as Chief Financial…
A bomb cyclone has actually affected 25 US states, triggering flooding, white-out conditions, and power failures– here’s what that is

A bomb cyclone has actually affected 25 US states, triggering flooding,...

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency yesterday due to a giant winter storm that struck the state. Meteorologists have labeled the storm a "bomb cyclone." The bad weather has since started moving east across the central US, with blizzard conditions and hurricane-force winds wreaking havoc across the Rockies. Colorado National Guard troops…
The underground ice wall safeguarding Fukushima’s nuclear reactor

The underground ice wall safeguarding Fukushima’s nuclear reactor

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Water leaking from the damaged reactors has to be stored on site at Fukushima Daiichi.  The fuel rods in the three damaged radioactive units need to be continuously cooled with fresh water, but Tepco must collect and store the leaking (and now contaminated) water. In the eight years since the accident, that has meant Tepco…
An unusual take a look at the disaster inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor

An unusual take a look at the disaster inside Fukushima Daiichi...

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James Martin/CNET The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011 was the worst nuclear disaster in history. It's also a place where technology plays a unique -- and critical -- role in the cleanup efforts.  Fixing Fukushima is a multipart series that explores the role technology plays in cleaning up the worst…
950- Mile-Long Cloud Found Over Martian Volcano. And It Has Staying Power.

950- Mile-Long Cloud Found Over Martian Volcano. And It Has Staying...

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A camera aboard Mars Express captured this image of a lee cloud above Arsia Mons on Mars, on Oct. 10, 2018. Credit: ESA/GCP/UPV/EHU Bilbao, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO A mysterious white-colored plume extending some 950 miles (just over 1,500 kilometers) has been spotted on the leeward side of the Arsia Mons volcano on Mars. Unlike…

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