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Android P: More power for enterprises

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Simplifying the work profile experience Android P improves the look and performance of the work profile. Work apps now have a dedicated tab in the app launcher, making them more visible and eliminating duplication and clutter. Work apps also have an updated blue briefcase badge that better matches Android’s modern design patterns. While we want to make it easier to get to your work apps, we also think it’s important for your phone to help you disconnect when you’re away from work. So in Android P, we added a switch to turn off work mode rig... Read More »

Designworks Named Design Partner for IONITY Joint Venture

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IONITY design to dispel concerns about range. IONITY has briefed Designworks to design the charging station architecture, the charger pylons, and the digital interaction concept. The designers’ commission consists of furnishing IONITY with a recognizable, welcoming and leading-edge visual identity in Europe, whilst significantly improving the electric charging experience. The goal is to dispel concerns about range and make electromobility more attractive for long-distance travel. "For selection of the design partner, our criteria included a ... Read More »

Beyond Silicon Valley: Supporting entrepreneurs everywhere

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According to Ashlee, the journey has been incredibly rewarding—but it hasn’t been easy. The two have shared a bed most of this year in order to save money for their business. But last week, Ashlee and Kerry took a huge step forward when they secured a $100,000 investment from AOL Founder Steve Case during the Rise of the Rest pitch competition in Birmingham. They plan to use their new funding to grow their team and build out their technology. Most certainly, they’ll be buying a new bed. Since 2014, the Rise of the Rest tour has travele... Read More »

BMW Group R&D Center opens in Beijing. Comprehensive R&D Network enhances localized Innovation

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“For us, China is a driving force of innovation, a place of inspiration particularly in the field of electrification and digitalization – we think China is the lead market in these fields already today. This is why we began five years ago to set up a comprehensive R&D network in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang. And, we expect that the increase of our Chinese R&D activities and the collaboration with more and more top class Chinese tech companies will make a strong contribution to our global R&D outcome, especially in areas such as el... Read More »

Philips receives the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2018 Supplier Engagement Award

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has been honored for its Supplier Sustainability Performance (SSP) program with the prestigious 2018 Supplier Engagement Award by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). Founded in 2013, the SPLC convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates to develop programs that simplify and standardize sustainable purchasing efforts by large organizations. Every year, the SPLC recognizes global orga... Read More »

Porsche creates the Ferry Porsche Foundation

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Porsche is reinforcing its commitment to social responsibility. As the brand marks its 70th year, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has established the Ferry Porsche Foundation. This is intended primarily to support projects in connection with education and social issues, as well as play an active role in youth development. The company is making an initial investment of ten million euro in the foundation, with a further ten million euro to follow in a second stage. The foundation’s name stems from Ferry Porsche, son of famous vehicle ... Read More »

Audi Convention sensitizes leaders to integrity, culture and compliance

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During the Audi Convention, around 3,400 Audi managers and works council members at the brand’s German sites dealt intensively with these three key topics. The Audi Convention represents an important pillar in the successful cultural change of the company. “Audi will only be successful in the future if we consistently follow the path of change. Along this path it is important to establish an appreciative, open and responsible culture and to act with integrity,” said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, in his welco... Read More »

More than a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads after strong April sales growth

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The company’s highly successful electrified vehicles are contributing strongly to the ongoing sales success and April saw the achievement of a significant milestone. “We are delighted to announce that there are now over a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the world’s roads,” said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. “Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group car... Read More »

Name change is expected to be adopted 15 May 2018

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The Company expects to implement the name change from (and including) 16 May 2018. This entails that 15 May 2018 is expected to be the last day of trading on Oslo Børs under the ticker “STL”. From 16 May 2018 (inclusive), the Company’s shares are expected to trade on Oslo Børs under the new ticker “EQNR”. The Company will announce the result of the voting after the AGM on 15 May 2018 and expects to announce the implementation of the name change before 09:00 (CEST) on 16 May 2018. The change of name and subsequent implementation and change... Read More »

Statoil award contract in excess of one billion NOK for IMR services

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Subsea 7 will provide inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services for Statoil’s 560 subsea wells on the NCS. The service includes onshore project planning and offshore operational execution. “Around half of Statoil’s NCS production comes from subsea wells. Inspection, maintenance and repair on our subsea fields are key to maintain safe and efficient operations,” says Kjetil Hove, head of operations technology on the NCS. The vessel will be reconstructed from conventional to hybrid operation, which includes installation of battery an... Read More »

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