Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) CEO Elon Musk, per the usual, made some big-time promises on the company's future on an earnings call.  From calling out the potential for profitability this year to hyping a production goal of 100,000 semi trucks in four years, Musk laid it all on the...
A new global megaproject, unparalleled in scope and ambition, presents vast opportunities and risks for multinationals. As of early 2018, a new elevated railway in Hanoi is giving commuters a smoother journey into the city. The 13.5 kilometer (8.4 mile) line, which snakes across the Vietnamese capital’s shimmering West Lake, is one...
In the first interview in this series, which kicks off PwC’s 2018 CEO Survey, chief executive Safra Catz explains the broad culture shift brought on by AI and cloud technologies. Since its founding in 1980, the Oracle company has been known for its prowess at innovation, for its protean array...
LAST WEEKEND, 150 of tech’s most gifted engineers traveled to an Arizona resort to spend three days at an event that, despite having never happened before, is called Reunion. The group ranged from the semi-famous, like PayPal founder Max Levchin and Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott, to the spectacularly...
Even multinational corporations are getting in on ASM. ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) is both a physical sensation—that tingly feeling you may get up your spine when you hear a song you love--and a bizarrely popular internet subculture in which white noise or other soothing sounds are played or created,...
Technological changes foreshadow a dramatic — but manageable — shift in business logic everywhere. For the past 30 years, business has changed dramatically because of digital innovation — but only up to a point. Although many practices, products, and services have evolved, and a few sectors (such as media) have...
A close analysis of all the recent reports and data shows some encouraging trends, although the iPhone X's high starting price may be dampening demand some.   Over the last few days, there have been several different reports -- some of them contradicting each other -- about iPhone X sales and...
Apple is taking heat for a discovery about old iPhones: As their batteries age, Apple's software slows them down. The phenomenon, discovered by Reddit members and acknowledged Wednesday by Apple, throws gasoline onto a long-standing conspiracy theory that iPhones slow to crawl as a sly way to convince us to...
If you haven’t already noticed, a high-stakes global game of digital disruption is currently under way. It is enabled by the latest wave of technology: advances in artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotics, the Internet of Things, and new software-enabled industrial platforms that incorporate all these technologies and more. Every...
As every tech-savvy small business owner knows, technological innovation starts at the enterprise level and eventually trickles down to SMBs as products become less expensive and SaaS options are made available. Some of the futuristic tech on our radar is already hitting the SMB scene, while other trends outlined...