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Porsche invests in Silicon Valley start-up “Miles”

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“Our aim is to tailor our approach to the Porsche customers’ behaviour patterns wherever possible, working across the entire mobility chain to ensure that we support them and they engage with our brand. Set against this backdrop, the strategic approach and the technology behind Miles make it an extremely promising prospect”, explains Thilo Koslowski, CEO of Porsche Digital. The Miles platform is based on artificial intelligence, which makes it possible to develop a better understanding of a customer’s needs throughout a complete journey, and t... Read More »

Toyota Motor Corporation Founder Kiichiro Toyoda Inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

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Kiichiro Toyoda was one of five industry leaders named to this year’s Automotive Hall of Fame induction class. He is credited with expanding Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, a successful textile business created by his father, Sakichi Toyoda, into the world of automotive manufacturing in 1933. Kiichiro Toyoda served as president of Toyota Motor Corporation from 1941 to 1950. His technical skills and leadership forged the foundations of a company that would eventually grow to be one of the most respected corporations in the world. “Kiichiro Toyoda ... Read More »

Rethinking the way we work: the new L’ORÉAL campuses

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Campus environments that bring together well-being, balance and performance In November 2017, L’Oréal opened new offices at Levallois-Perret on the outskirts of Paris. Named “Seine 62”, the campus is the latest in a series to have been opened in the Paris region, Copenhagen and Manhattan. Reflecting the new ways of working among its employees, the Group is moving to office spaces that are specially designed to be agile, collaborative and transversal. The main objective is simply to create an environment where employees feel good. In the Paris ... Read More »

New era: Audi Hungaria starts series production of electric motors

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In the context of the symbolic act, the production plant was put into operation by Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Affairs, Peter Kössler, Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at AUDI AG, and Achim Heinfling, Managing Director of AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. The electric motors are produced on floor space of 8,500 square meters with an innovative production concept: modular assembly. The company has invested a double digit million amount to set up the motor production facility. Approximately 100 people are emplo... Read More »

Sky’s the limit: How businesses across every industry are taking advantage of Google Cloud

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Helping financial services firms create broad offerings for customers Facing growing competition from fintech disruptors, financial services organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud to modernize their systems, explore new business models, and improve customer experiences while working to comply with the regulatory shifts happening in the industry. Financial services leaders like Allianz, Banco Itau, BBVA, BNP Paribas Fortis, Credit Karma, HSBC and PayPal are already using our cloud technology. For example, HSBC recently shared ho... Read More »

Apple Piazza Liberty opens Thursday in Milan

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Milan — Apple today premiered Apple Piazza Liberty, a new retail location that will revitalize a piazza in the center of Milan. The project, which includes both a grand public plaza and a store below, brings Apple’s latest retail design to Italy for the first time. Just off the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, one of the most popular pedestrian streets in Milan, visitors will first see a dramatic glass fountain that serves as the entrance to the store and a backdrop to the large outdoor amphitheater. The piazza, clad in Beola Grigia, a stone used thro... Read More »

DHL strengthens its position in automotive logistics

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“This achievement represents another step towards Freight 2020, our strategy to become the provider of choice in overland transport by offering the best quality and reliability for the customers who depend on us,” declares Uwe Brinks, DHL Freight. “With BMW, we set out to create a solution specifically designed for their needs, one that would provide complete transparency throughout the supply chain, allowing the customer a consolidated overview of extremely complex processes. We have achieved this with Connected Supply Chain, a solution that g... Read More »

Allianz and StreetScooter enable business customers to start e-mobility with ease

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The insurance is designed to include the modern safety components found in StreetScooter vehicles, as well as their cost-effective repair. The offer supports StreetScooter's Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach, which provides a low total cost of e-mobility so small and medium-sized enterprises can switch to this environmentally friendly drive technology. An expansion into other markets with further insurance and service solutions is planned. "Together with StreetScooter, we are enabling customers to enter the world of sustainable mobility,"... Read More »

DHL Express strengthens unmatched intercontinental network with order of 14 new Boeing 777 Freighters

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“The acquisition of the 14 Boeing airplanes reflects a gradual replacement of our older intercontinental fleet. As the most fuel-efficient, most reliable freighter type with the best long-haul range, these aircraft will contribute to our emissions reduction targets and allow us to serve even more markets with non-stop flights. DHL was an early adopter of this type of aircraft for the logistics industry and took delivery of the 3rd B777F produced by Boeing in 2009. With extensive experience operating this freighter type, it has proven to be supe... Read More »

Extending Google’s Grab and Go program to businesses so they can save time and money

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In addition to the hours employees devote to troubleshooting devices instead of completing projects, there’s the time your IT team spends on repair and replacement when they could be focusing on more strategic initiatives. In fact, IHS estimates that IT downtime costs a large enterprise $60 million a year. But what if you could decrease that lost time from hours and days to just a few minutes? We answered this question at Google by creating our Grab and Go program, allowing employees to use self-service stations to quickly borrow and return ... Read More »

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