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VW’s I.D. Buzz Cargo van puts aside the flower power and gets a job

“On the more “concept” side of things, the I.D. Buzz Cargo will be equipped with VW’s I.D. Pilot autonomous driving system, which Volkswagen imagines will be a fully autonomous system in limited situations” reports cnet.com. The I.D. Buzz Cargo is similar in most respects to the I.D. Buzz concept we saw last year, but it has a lot less glass and has a few new features designed to make life on a job site a little easier.VW believes Buzz Cargo could be on the job as early as 2021.Volkswagen’s I.D.…

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If its stock is Tesla’s greatest marketing tool, what happens when it goes away?

“If the stock is a primary source of media attention, then the business is largely dependent on the stock being public” writes Cullen Roche for marketwatch.com. You could make a strong argument that Tesla’s most valuable asset is actually its public stock price because it is a near daily source of media attention.This is really interesting in the scope of the stock market because nothing generates buzz quite like Tesla’s stock and the way Musk talks about the stock. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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The judge in Paul Manafort’s trial is generating buzz with his tongue and wit in the courtroom

“The trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman has plenty of drama and it’s coming from the judge” writes Calvin Woodward for businessinsider.com. The judge judged their expressions to mean, “Why do we have to put up with this idiot judge?”. U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 2, 2017. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Goldman Sachs warns of ‘waning’ Tesla Model 3 social-media buzz

“Tesla stock has lost more than 7% this year and double that in the past 12 months” writes Claudia Assis for marketwatch.com. Goldman analysts looked to gauge sentiment on the Tesla TSLA, -2.36%  Model 3 by analyzing daily social-media posts and categorizing Twitter and Reddit posts as positive, negative, or neutral.Enthusiasm for Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 is “waning,” analysts at Goldman Sachs said in a note that was the second Wall Street report Monday to express pessimism about the Silicon Valley auto maker’s second-quarter results. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Buzz Aldrin’s ex-manager says she’s been unfairly defamed

“Buzz Aldrin said in the complaint that despite revoking the power of attorney he had given his son, Andrew Aldrin continued making financial decisions for him” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The former business manager for Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin said Tuesday she’s being unfairly defamed in a lawsuit accusing her along with two of his children of misusing his credit cards and slandering him. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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After-hours buzz: ADBE, SHOP & more

“The flash storage company reported first quarter earnings and revenue that proved less weak than Wall Street predicted” writes Chloe Aiello for cnbc.com. Pure Storage anticipated second quarter revenue would fall between $296 million and $304 million, whereas the Street was hoping for $299 million in revenue next quarter.Shopify stock dropped nearly 3 percent in extended trading after Adobe announced its acquisition.Pure Storage reported a loss of 7 cents on revenue of $255.9 million versus the 12 cent loss on $251.5 million analysts expected.The software company on Monday announced an…

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After-hours buzz: AXP, SNBR, AA & more

“The energy infrastructure company reported earnings that just beat analyst estimates, but revenues fell notably below estimates” writes Scott Eells for cnbc.com. Both earnings and revenues beat expectations and the company raised its full-year guidance.The equipment rental company released earnings and revenues that surpassed Wall Street expectations. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Boss buzzing you after hours? NYC might let you say buzz off

“The proposal would bar employers from requiring employees to respond to non-emergency emails, texts and other digital communications outside regular work hours” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Espinal said he was inspired by a French law that took effect this year that gave employees the right to ignore off-hour communications. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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