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Cars & The Internet Get Together At SXSW

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There are about 1 billion cars on the road around the world. While we await the mass adoption of driverless cars, such as those touted by Google, there are plenty of changes in the works for the kinds of cars we already drive. In fact, your next car may contain more...
Cars & The Internet Get Together At SXSW

Ford drives apps for navigation, social, fun

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Ford Motor Co. is looking to integrate drivers' favorite apps into their cars, giving them someone to read them the morning newspaper, along with an app to find them the site of their next great date....
Ford drives apps for navigation, social, fun
If cars could talk to another, what could (and should) they say?

Bill Ford: The automotive and telecom industries are at a historic crossroads

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“Both the automotive and the telecom industries are at a historic crossroads,” says 54-year-old William Clay ‘Bill’ Ford Jr. “It also happens that helping define the future of mobility is a great personal passion of mine. One hundred years ago, the automobile redefined personal mobility. Today, portable communication devices are...
Bill Ford: The automotive and telecom industries are at a historic crossroads
In Bill Ford's Future, Cars Are Nodes On Giant Networks

Understanding The Many Different Meanings Of 'Social'

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. What We Talk About When We Talk About 'Social' (HBR)Enterprise...
Understanding The Many Different Meanings Of 'Social'

Auto Industry Giant Backs Mobile Parking Solution QuickPay

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San Francisco startup QuickPay announced today that it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding for its mobile parking solution, which debuted in October 2011. The funding comes from Fontinalis Partners, a Michigan-based investment firm focused on the transportation industry that counts Bill Ford Jr., the Chairman of Ford Motor Co.,...
Auto Industry Giant Backs Mobile Parking Solution QuickPay

Going once, going twice... KA-POW! Batmobile sold for $4.2m

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Original car used by the caped crusader in classic 1960s TV series snapped up in Arizona auctionAn Arizona man with a special fondness for Batman and Robin bought the original Batmobile for $4.2m at an auction on Saturday. Rick Champagne, a Phoenix-area logistics company owner, bought the car that featured...
Going once, going twice... KA-POW! Batmobile sold for $4.2m

LAST CHANCE: Score Your Ticket For Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest Insight At Social Media ROI

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What are the most effective ways to use social media? Hear from LinkedIn, Gilt Groupe, Ford, and First Round Capital at Social Media ROI on September 27, 2012. Social Media ROI is Business Insider's second-annual conference on measuring and amplifying impact in social media. Early-bird tickets expire this Friday. Reserve...
LAST CHANCE: Score Your Ticket For Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest Insight At Social Media ROI

TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon - Workshops Galore!

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We’re just two and a half weeks away from the fourth annual TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon! We wanted to take this opportunity to announce additional tickets and our API workshop lineup. So, listen close… If you haven’t gotten a ticket for the event, now’s your last chance.  Head over and...
TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon - Workshops Galore!
Tumblr Brings More Ads To Users' Dashboards, Rearranges Buttons & Teens Freak Out

Mobilize 2012: the next frontier for connected devices

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Mobilize starts this Thursday. This is your last chance for tickets. Check out our speaker lineup and full conference schedule and register now! Onstage we’ll have the top executives in mobile, from foursquare, Instagram, Zillow, Netflix, YouTube, shopkick, GroupMe, Path, T-Mobile USA, Nuance, TripAdvisor, FreedomPop, Ford Motor Company, Square, Electronic...
Mobilize 2012: the next frontier for connected devices

The Ford B-MAX will be the first ever car to launch at Mobile World Congress

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There’s sure to be a slew of cool new tech products launching at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in two weeks, but who would’ve thought that the mobile-focused conference could also act as the launchpad for a new car? Ford’s Executive Chairman Bill Ford will unveil the B-MAX on Feb 27th...
The Ford B-MAX will be the first ever car to launch at Mobile World Congress

Ford is now a 'personal mobility' company: How the comeback kids are riding tech to a new destiny

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As Bill Ford sees it, Ford Motor Company is about democratizing technology, and it's preparing to tackle a new challenge over the next 50 years. TechRepublic's Jason Hiner has the story. [Read more]...
Ford is now a 'personal mobility' company: How the comeback kids are riding tech to a new destiny

Ford: Telecom Companies and Auto Industry Have to Work Together to Avoid “Global Gridlock”

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Bill Ford Jr., the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company used his keynote address at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last night to lobby for a stronger cooperation between mobile tech companies and the auto industry to avoid "global gridlock." Given numerous predictions that we will see global...
Ford: Telecom Companies and Auto Industry Have to Work Together to Avoid “Global Gridlock”

Twitter Bets On Girls Who Code

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In 1967, 25-year-old Damyanti Gupta immigrated to Detroit with one goal—to be an Engineer at Ford Motor Company. Only there was one problem: there were no female engineers at the company. When a hiring executive flatly told her that “we don’t have any women on staff”, she mustered her confidence...
Twitter Bets On Girls Who Code
Ford banks on Yahoo reality series to launch new Focus

Women in Tech: Jennifer Brace has a better idea

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Introducing Jennifer Brace, user interface engineer at Ford Motor Company. She offers insight on how women might need technology to be designed with different needs in mind....
Women in Tech: Jennifer Brace has a better idea
Apple jumps 11 places to land at #6 in Fortune 500, first time in top 10

Forget custom rims. Hyundai is pimping rides with Ethernet

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Hyundai Motor and Broadcom are working together to build Ethernet networks into vehicles, bringing the world’s most popular local networking technology to the tight confines of the automobile. Using a variant of Ethernet that Broadcom has developed specifically for cars, Hyundai hopes to replace older, slower data networks used to...
Forget custom rims. Hyundai is pimping rides with Ethernet

Microsoft completes $1.2 billion Yammer acquisition

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It has been a big week for Microsoft Office, with the release of the preview of its next major version. Now comes word that Microsoft has completed its $1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer, the business-oriented social network, which is joining the Microsoft Office Division. “We couldn’t be more pleased to...
Microsoft completes $1.2 billion Yammer acquisition

How Ford, GE and Mattel Use 3-D Printers

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Companies such as General Electric Co., Ford Motor Co. and Mattel Inc.are pushing 3-D printing further into the mainstream than most people realize. Also known as additive manufacturing, because objects manufactured in this manner are built one successive layer of material at a time, the technology is allowing manufacturers to...
How Ford, GE and Mattel Use 3-D Printers

To Beat Goldman and Google on Campus Recruiting, Startups Like Square Sponsor 25-School Hacker Tour

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(Photo: Hackertour2012.com) Talk to a startup recruiter about hiring young developers and they’ll eventually admit it’s hard to compete in the campus cattle call with Goldman and Google sucking up all the air. But rather than rely on incendiary exit letters  or Aaron Sorkin scripts to convince engineering talent to...
To Beat Goldman and Google on Campus Recruiting, Startups Like Square Sponsor 25-School Hacker Tour

Spoken Communications dials up $11 million in funding

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Spoken Communications, a 7-year-old Bellevue company led by former HyperQuality and PhotoWorks CEO Howard Lee, has raised $11.5 million in funding from Ignition Partners and Ignition Capital. Spoken Communications uses speech recognition technologies to automate processes in call centers, with the company saying that the service processes millions of minutes...
Spoken Communications dials up $11 million in funding

Companies on Wikipedia: Apple's Fans Get it Right

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According to a new study by Milan-based consultancy firm Lundquist, Apple has the best Wikipedia entry among Fortune Global 500 companies. Lundquist ranked Wikipedia pages according to the quality of the data in the infobox, page features like links and citations and the quality and availability of page sections like...
Companies on Wikipedia: Apple's Fans Get it Right

How Bill Ford turned an automaker into a tech company

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During a speaking event at the Computer History Museum, Ford Motor Company Chairman Bill Ford talked of tech and environmental responsibility. [Read more]...
How Bill Ford turned an automaker into a tech company

Deadline Looms For New Internet Domain System

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By Ben Rooney If you want to own your own top-level domain you have about 24 hours to submit your application (along with the $180,000 fee) because once the April 12 deadline passes, that is it for the foreseeable future. Bloomberg The deadline to submit an application for a top-level...
Deadline Looms For New Internet Domain System

7 CES announcements IT pros should know about

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The Consumer Electronics Show is not only about consumer gadgets, as enterprise vendors such as Dell and Intel tend to announce major new technology advancements as well. CES 2013was no different. Here are the top business tech announcements from Las Vegas. Sysomos MAP The Sysomos data analytics tool could...
7 CES announcements IT pros should know about

OpinionLab Raises $15M To Power Customer Feedback Technology For Brands

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OpinionLab, a company that powers customer feedback technology for websites, has raised $15 million in growth capital financing from SSM Partners. The Chicago-based OpinionLab offers websites a way to collect, and customer feedback. The company’s technology is used by Walmart, Bank of America, Ford Motor Company, United Airlines and a...
OpinionLab Raises $15M To Power Customer Feedback Technology For Brands

Hey Finance Execs: Here's How To NOT Get in Trouble On Twitter And Facebook

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Recently New York Magazine posted a slideshow of Instagram images from inside major banks, who were reportedly not happy about it. Nevermind that the images showed things like employees cutting a cake, or a artsy framing of an empty trading floor. Even images that seem to humanize financial institutions may...
Hey Finance Execs: Here's How To NOT Get in Trouble On Twitter And Facebook
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