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Volkswagen Group provides active support for use of electric cars: 50 e-Golf (1) vehicles handed over in Hamburg

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At the handing-over ceremony, Ludger Fretzen, Head of Group Strategy for New Business of the Volkswagen Group, said: “With these 50 e-Golf cars the new owners make a contribution for better air quality. The objective of our partnership with Hamburg is to make urban mobility more environmentally compatible and more efficient. That is also in line with our Roadmap E.” Frank Horch, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation in Hamburg, said: “More and more people involved in business administration in Hamburg and also a growing number of mem... Read More »

Pfizer, Merck, Thermo Fisher Scientific and others are joining the 2nd annual Advanced R and D Sourcing and Procurement in Pharma Summit

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Explore the rapidly transforming R&D procurement space, join the pharma community to help your R&D team ultimately drive scientific development. The 2nd annual Advanced R&D Sourcing & Procurement in Pharma will return to Boston, US on April 30 – May 1, with the support of Lead Partner Science Exchange and Expertise Partner Thermo Fisher Scientific. Building on the success in 2017, this meeting will once again gather 80+ senior leaders from the community, taking a closer look at how R&D sourcing and procurement experts ... Read More »

Forbes Media Announces Launch of Forbes Benelux and Forbes Monaco

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Forbes Benelux will be published bi-monthly in English to start. In the future, it will also be made available in Dutch. Forbes Benelux will be edited in The Netherlands where it will be distributed as well as in Belgium and Luxembourg, with the initial launch in September 2018. Forbes Monaco, a new English language Monaco bi-monthly print and online edition, is scheduled to launch in June 2018. It will be accompanied by events and conferences to follow. The editorial content of  Forbes Benelux and Forbes Monaco will retain the editorial ind... Read More »

Nest to join forces with Google’s hardware team

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Since Nest joined Google four years ago, the team has experienced incredible momentum. The company doubled its hardware portfolio last year—selling more devices in 2017 than the previous two years combined. Meanwhile, Google has sold tens of millions of products for the home in just the last year, as more people use the Google Assistant to listen to their favorite music, control their connected devices, and get useful information about their day. To build on this momentum, we're excited to bring the Nest and Google Hardware teams together. T... Read More »

DriveNow becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW Group

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The rapidly growing field of mobility services is one of the cornerstones of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, as evidenced by the BMW Group expanding its offering in the areas of on-demand mobility (DriveNow and ReachNow), parking (ParkNow) and charging (ChargeNow) in a sustainable way. The acquisition of the Sixt shares is therefore the next logical step in this strategy, following the acquisition of Parkmobile LLC in early January of this year, a move which made the BMW Group the world’s leading provider of digital par... Read More »

BMW Group acquires Parkmobile, LLC to become world’s leading provider of digital parking solutions

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With its corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group is firmly focused on the mobility of the future and investing heavily in tomorrow’s technologies, including expanding its range of mobility services. With the acquisition of Parkmobile, LLC, the company can better address an essential element of urban mobility: parking solutions. “Up to 30 percent of city traffic is caused by people looking for parking spaces. The acquisition of Parkmobile, LCC makes us the leading international provider of digital parking solutions and means we... Read More »

Luxury group Kering to spin off Puma to its own shareholders

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Kering said on Thursday it planned to distribute 70 percent of Puma shares to its investors, leaving it with only a 16 percent stake, confirming an exclusive Reuters report. Puma shares were down 4.4 percent at the close as some investors worried about the company losing a powerful backer. Kering stock was down almost 1 percent. The deal comes after a recent turnaround at Puma, which struggled for years following Kering's 5.3 billion euros ($6.4 billion) purchase in 2007. The French firm, meanwhile, has long wanted to focus purely on its hig... Read More »

Which big names in business are 2018’s ones to watch?

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Michael O’Leary In 2011, the chief executive of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, outlined his pitch for one of the most sought-after honours in the world: “There hasn’t been a war in Europe for 50 years, because they’re all too busy flying on Ryanair. I should get the Nobel peace prize – screw Bono.” Shamefully, the Nobel committee continues to overlook O’Leary as a potential laureate, although he is increasingly being recognised in other areas. Having admitted that his company may not always have treated its passengers quite as they hoped, O... Read More »

5 Big Apple Predictions for 2018

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1. Apple takes mid-range smartphone share Investors widely expect the iPhone X and its successor(s) to do brisk sales in 2018, and with good reason. What might not be as well-appreciated is how Apple is positioned to gain ground in a mid-range segment dominated by Android OEMs. In tandem with launching the iPhone X and 8/8-Plus, Apple decided to keep not only the iPhone 7 and 7-Plus around at $100 discounts to their original prices, but to also do the same for the iPhone 6S (now starts at $449) and 6S-Plus ($549), instead of discontinuing... Read More »

Selfieccino debutes in London cafe

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This flight attendant discovered the cafe on the internet in Singapore before even travelling to London. Flight attendant, Safirah Safari said, "I actually heard it through Facebook back at home in Singapore when I was browsing through the Facebook and I saw one of the faces that actually shot the video of this and I actually texted my friend because we were going to London the next week so I told her let's come to this and just check it out. This is really interesting I've never seen any cafe that has a selfieccino, so it is really amazing"... Read More »

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