German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s re-election campaign is underway. Speaking in Dortmund on Saturday (August 12), she ripped into executives from Germany’s auto industry, pressing them to secure jobs through innovation, and win back trust lost by a diesel emissions sandal. The sector is the country’s biggest exporter and a huge employer, providing 800,000 jobs.

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Walt Disney has announced the launch of two ‘over the top’ streaming services, taking sharp aim at Netflix in what Disney chief Bob Iger calls a ‘major strategic shift’ in how it will distribute its content.

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German carmakers have agreed with top politicians to cut harmful emissions by updating the software in 5.3 million diesel-powered vehicles. The deal with Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen and Opel is aimed at reducing inner-city pollution whilst averting bans of diesel vehicles.

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The price of aluminum is on the rise from buying investors that ware expecting China to cut production. 3 Aug 2017 – Sky News Benchmark aluminium on the London Metal Exchange ended up one per cent at $US1,926 a tonne. ‘We don’t know how much of the Chinese production cuts are being replaced by new […]

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Mercedes-Benz will turn the tides in their favor in the global ute market after the release of the X-Class which will be the most hi-tech and up to date in its sector. 19 Jul 2017 – News.com.au The German luxury brand will offer a range of models to suit all tastes — and budgets — […]

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Although promises of a reanimated coal industry ware thrown around, the smart money is still in clean energy, with indexes of solar and wind up by 20% so far. 18 Jul 2017 – Bloomberg An index of 40 publicly-traded solar companies, wind-turbine component makers and others that benefit from reduced fossil fuel consumption is up […]

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Microsoft took an interest in China’s zealous driverless car technology that can now be shared outside the mainland. 18 Jul 2017 – CNET The tech giant has partnered with Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, to provide its Apollo partners with a cloud platform via Microsoft’s Azure to share technologies securely outside China. Partners of the Chinese […]

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Start-up technology companies have managed to raise close to $1.3billion in 2017 so far trough “initial coin offerings” as a form of crowd funding. 17 Jul 2017 – Financial Times What is unclear from the report is whether this is a bubble linked to hype around cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, or if it represents deep […]

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The U.S. wind turbine industry had a phenomenal month in April, with all its factors coming together to breeze past coal’s capacity factor. 14 Jul 2017 – Green Tech Media The Energy Information Administration’s Electric Power Monthly (Tables 6.7.A and 6.7.B) put wind at 44.8 percent, slightly above coal’s 43.4 percent — and just below the […]

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Analysts at Alphabet, the parent-company of Google, have set up an algorithm that teaches AI to take incredible panoramic picture using Google Street View. 13 Jul 2017 – CNBC To do their experiment, Google researchers worked with around 40,000 Google Street View panoramas, most of which were captured in nature areas like the Grand Canyon […]

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