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Verizon gives three innovative start-ups $1 million dollars each to advance their world-changing ideas


Verizon awarded a total of $6 million to twelve winners. A top prize of $1 million was up for grabs in each category of the Powerful Answers Award contest, with $500,000 and $250,000 prizes awarded to one first runner-up and two second runners-up in each category. “The last ten months have been an incredible journey for all twelve of these companies and it has been truly inspiring for our team to learn so much about their technologies and potential for solving real-world issues,” said John Doherty, Senior Vice President of Corporate Developm... Read More »

Orion Technologies to Receive GrowFL 2015 Companies to Watch Award


Orion Technologies will be presented with the GrowFL 2015 Companies to Watch Award this Thursday. This award is given to companies whose momentum and practices point toward significant growth over the next several years. Orion Technologies was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. Orion Technologies' strong leadership, innovation, customer focus and strong community involvement were among several fa... Read More »

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard Orbital ATK Resupply Mission


“NASA is delighted at the continued progress made possible by our investment in commercial space,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman. “As we celebrate Orbital ATK’s success with its fourth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, we look forward to the next milestones of our other commercial partners, including commercial crew launches from American soil in the near future. All these missions are critical to our journey to Mars – a journey we have already begun.” The mission is Orbital ATK's fourth cargo delivery f... Read More »

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation


In the clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland this week, the engineering team used a robot arm to lift and lower the hexagonal-shaped segment that measures just over 4.2 feet (1.3 meters) across and weighs approximately 88 pounds (40 kilograms). After being pieced together, the 18 primary mirror segments will work together as one large 21.3-foot (6.5-meter) mirror. The full installation is expected to be complete early next year. “The James Webb Space Telescope will be the premier astronomical observatory of ... Read More »

Diebold uses live video collaboration solution from Verizon and Librestream to enhance field service


BASKING RIDGE, NJ AND WINNIPEG, MB – Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Librestream Technologies said today that Diebold, Incorporated, a leading global provider of self-service technology, software and services to financial, commercial, retail and other markets, is using the Librestream Onsight video collaboration platform over Verizon’s leading 4G LTE wireless network to equip field service teams with video-enabled tools that help serve customers more efficiently and effectively. With its commitment to live video collaboration, Diebold field... Read More »

Tata Power Solar ranked No1 in the solar rooftop market


Commenting on the report, Vinay Rustagi, MD, Bridge to India, said, “The Indian rooftop solar market saw tremendous growth last year and we expect the sector to register growth rates of over 50 percent per annum going forward. There is a very strong government push for the sector and rooftop solar is becoming an increasingly attractive energy source for bulk energy consumers in particular. While the market remains fragmented, top-tier players like Tata Power Solar have built a strong franchise in this market.” Tata Power Solar has installed ... Read More »

Volkswagen rolls out 3D smart glasses as standard equipment


The benefits of 3D smart glasses are evident: users automatically receive all the information they need such as storage locations or part numbers directly in their field of vision. Touch or voice control allows extremely easy operation. As a general principle, users have both their hands free while they are working. The camera in the glasses is also used as a barcode reader. Correct barcodes on parts removed from the storage location are shown in green while parts incorrectly removed are shown in red. Reinhard de Vries, Head of Plant Logisti... Read More »

Boeing celebrates centennial with aviation-cool merchandise from iconic brands


Boeing's centennial merchandise collection includes distinctive and high quality watches, heritage-inspired leather jackets, and collectible teddy bears, all reflecting the precision and innovation required of aerospace products. Merchandise partners include The Bremont Watch Company, Schott Leather Jackets and Steiff. "As part of the Boeing centennial celebration, we are offering aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to obtain truly special merchandise of enduring quality – items that can be passed with pride to future generations," said ... Read More »

Sony to Realign Consumer Electronics Sales and Marketing Operations


Effective April 1, 2016, Masaru Tamagawa, currently President of Sony Europe, will be appointed Global Sales & Marketing Officer, and assume responsibility for Sony's consumer electronics sales and marketing operations worldwide. As of the same date, Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc., which currently oversees Sony's consumer electronics sales and marketing activities in Japan, will also take on headquarters functionality for all Sony's global sales and marketing in the area of consumer electronics, and be renamed Sony Marketing Inc. In conjunc... Read More »

NASA Announces New Public-Private Partnerships to Advance ‘Tipping Point,’ Emerging Space Capabilities


"These awards enable us to continue to foster partnerships with the commercial space sector that not only leverage capabilities to meet NASA's strategic goals, but also focus on U.S. industry markets that are at a tipping point for commercialization and infusion,” said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “At NASA, technology drives exploration and partnering with the private sector in this way supports the innovation economy and creates jobs.” Through the ... Read More »

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