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Amazon donated 1,600 Echo Dot smart speakers to ASU’s new high-tech dorm for engineers

“From ASU’s perspective, the Echo Dot speakers speak straight to the engineering program’s mission, according to Fulton Schools dean Kyle Squires” writes Matt Weinberger for businessinsider.com. This dorm is designed to be the crown jewel for ASU’s Fulton Schools of Engineering, which it says is the largest engineering program in the country. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Cash is dead and drones deliver groceries: This is the future, according to Blockchain CEO

“One day in the not-so-distant future, going to the grocery store to buy food will be as novel as going to the record store to buy vinyl albums” writes -peter Smith for cnbc.com. According to Blockchain co-founder and CEO Peter Smith, major changes in the way we live and work with technology could happen in the next 20 years. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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The Future Economy Project

“HBR has partnered with prominent business leaders to help us answer questions about the future of our economy and climate change” reports hbr.org. The Future Economy Project will culminate in the publication of a list of principles and actions, endorsed by our partners, aimed at outlining a path for businesses that want to pursue sustainable goals.We don’t pretend to have all the answers — and neither do the pioneering business leaders who are joining this initiative.To begin, each of our partners has shared documentation of work they are doing to…

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Thomas Cook ready to play active role in Air Berlin’s future

“Thomas Cook and its subsidiary, the strengthened German holiday airline Condor, are standing ready to play an active role in the future of Air Berlin,” a spokesman for Thomas Cook said in an e-mailed statement” reports businessinsider.com. Thomas Cook’s comment echoed tour operator TUI, which has said it was involved in plans for Air Berlin’s future and supported them. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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LeBron James’ hazy future is forcing the Cavs to move in an unfamiliar direction

“If the Cavs have their way, they may trade Irving for a serviceable player, a young star, and a future draft pick” writes Scott Davis for businessinsider.com.au. Now, however, according to Wojnarowski, the Cavs are not simply going to acquire veterans to surround James at the expense of preparing for the future. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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Australian deputy prime minister’s future in doubt after he finds out he may have New Zealand citizenship 

“Before the careers of five came under a cloud since July, only two elected lawmakers were caught” writes Jacob Rees-mogg for telegraph.co.uk. Australia’s deputy prime minister on Monday became the latest lawmaker to reveal he might have breached a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens becoming lawmakers, after he was advised by the New Zealand government that he might be a kiwi. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Merkel rival takes aim at car chiefs

“On Saturday, Merkel kicked off her re-election campaign with a stinging attack on German car chiefs, pressing them to innovate better to secure jobs, and win back trust lost thanks to the diesel emissions scandal” reports theguardian.com. Martin Schulz, the main challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s September election, has accused the country’s car industry executives of putting the sector at risk by failing to plan for the future.Seeking to restore the industry’s reputation, politicians – though not Merkel herself – and car bosses agreed earlier this month to…

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