The World Economic Forum just published a fascinating article charting the growth of the European startup scene, contrasting it to the larger tech ecosystems of Silicon Valley and Asia. If you’re a European founder, you’ve got cause to be optimistic — funding is easier to get, there’s so much innovation happening here, and tech talent is everywhere.
China has for the first time extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply.
Chinese authorities have described the success as a major breakthrough. Methane hydrates, also called “flammable ice”, hold vast reserves of natural gas. Many countries including the US and Japan are working on how to tap those reserves, but mining and extracting are extremely difficult.
Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT) is pleased to announce it has won a contract with Gfinity plc (“Gfinity”), a leading electronic gaming promoter (eSports). Gfinity will use Forscene to help grow their fan base through faster and improved use of video in social media and improved use of archived video content.
No one can deny that something big is happening to the automotive industry. Companies like Nissan, Ford, Honda, and Zipcar are all entering the electric automotive race to offer sustainable cars that meet consumer demands, government regulations, and stand up to the gas-powered vehicle.
Tesla is far from the only company looking to profit off of rechargeable batteries for the home.
At-home batteries are a necessary purchase for anyone looking to convert their home to solar power. The batteries store the electricity generated by solar panels, which can then be used at night or during peak grid times to save money on your electricity bill.
When automobiles first debuted in the United States, they faced a classic “chicken and egg” problem. On one hand, autos were custom-made luxury items, affordable only to a niche market of affluent individuals. On the other hand, there was little incentive for most people to buy automobiles in the first place, as the system of roads in America was woefully underdeveloped.
There’s no question that self-driving cars are coming — the real debate at this point is who will get there first.
We rounded up a whopping 20 companies — from traditional automakers to Silicon Valley start-ups — who are working to build a self-driving car by 2021.
Steve Larratt, Share Research Business Analyst at Share Talk, presents the outlook for Westminster Group PLC (WSG) and Frontera Resources (FRR). Steve Larratt talks to Tip TV’s Zak Mir about what he thinks the future holds for these two companies.