Winners of the Edison Awards are chosen by a panel of more than 3,000 business executives. Entrepreneur Staff Published 11:15 am CDT, Monday, April 8, 2019 Photo: Monty Rakusen | Getty Images Photo: Monty Rakusen | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Monty Rakusen | Getty Images 50 Game-Changing Innovations in Robotics, Home Technology and Medicine 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Every year, the Edison Awards are given to world-changing innovations in a variety of categories. Winners are chosen by a panel of more than 3,000 business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science … [Read more...] about 50 Game-Changing Innovations in Robotics, Home Technology and Medicine
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Amazon has canceled its plans to build part of its second headquarters, or HQ2, in New York City. The company was supposed to introduce around 25,000 new employees and a multi-billion-dollar headquarter site to Long Island City, Queens. In its announcement on February 14, Amazon said concerns from local and state politicians compelled the company to rethink its plan. Over the last three months, many New Yorkers have vocally opposed HQ2, citing concerns that it could have aggravated subway congestion, increased rents, and induced overcrowding in schools. Three months after announcing its decision to split its second headquarters between Northern Virginia and Queens, Amazon has reversed course. On February 14, the company canceled its plans for a New York City HQ2, which was expected to introduce around 25,000 new employees and a multi-billion-dollar headquarter site into Long Island City. The plan had met significant backlash from local residents and their elected … [Read more...] about Amazon has canceled its New York City HQ2 plans. Here’s why many New Yorkers opposed the project.
GitHub announced Wednesday that Google and Microsoft veteran Shanku Niyogi will join the company as its new senior vice president of product to lead product strategy. Niyogi spent over 18 years at Microsoft, and he watched Microsoft on its journey towards embracing open source, as evidenced by its $US7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub last October. Niyogi himself has led open source projects at Microsoft, such as Visual Studio Code and TypeScript. As the new product head, Niyogi hopes to work to make GitHub a better community and build features that make the platform more welcoming and inclusive. When Shanku Niyogi first encountered GitHub, he was working at Microsoft in its early days of warming up to open source. Now, he’s joining GitHub to become its new senior vice president of product, GitHub announced on Wednesday. Niyogi, who has spent over two decades in the software industry, will be responsible for GitHub’s product roadmap, including product strategy, … [Read more...] about He led open source projects in Microsoft’s early days of exploring it. Now he’s returning as GitHub’s new product head
In 2017, Ikea announced a partnership with Sonos to sell a custom line of smart speakers. While we don’t exactly know what, now we know when: The Ikea Symfonisk line will launch this August. In an intensely orchestral video spotted by Variety, Ikea and Sonos make the joint announcement. While neither company shares what these speakers will actually look like, both seem to be thinking beyond typical tropes, like speakers that sit on a bookshelf. Instead, the video hints that the the speakers might be the bookshelf–a melding of furniture and tech that’s right in line with Ikea’s recent pursuit of the smart-home market. “It’s only by working with Ikea, we can tuck that sound into the furniture in hidden ways, that we could really stop people thinking about the speaker, and start thinking about the sound,” Sara Morris, product manager at Sonos, explains in the video. Symfonisk could be a much deeper play into how sound exists in our … [Read more...] about Ikea’s next big play for smart homes is here
It’s a bright September morning in San Carlos, California, and Masayoshi Son, chairman of SoftBank, is throwing me off schedule. I’d come, as he had, to meet with the people he’s tapped to run the Vision Fund, his $100 billion bet on the future of, well, everything. After almost four decades of building SoftBank into a telecom conglomerate, Son, an inveterate dealmaker, launched this unprecedented venture two years ago to back startups that he believes are driving a new wave of digital upheaval. He has staked everything on its success–his company, his reputation, his fortune. We’d both arrived with the same basic question: Where is this massive vehicle heading? But because I wasn’t the one footing the 12-figure allowance, I understood that I’d be the one to wait. In the hubbub of Son’s visit, my 9 a.m. meeting gets rescheduled multiple times until it’s set for 4:30 p.m. When I finally arrive at the Vision Fund’s offices, … [Read more...] about The most powerful person in Silicon Valley