“In three weeks we’ve come together, found the technology, adapted it, put it on trucks, and right now it’s operating, generating electricity,” Mike Cannon-Brookes, the cofounder of the Australia-based tech company Atlassian, said in a statement. Cannon-Brookes and his wife are donating $12 million to the collective, a collaboration with 5B, a solar panel company, and Tesla, which is providing batteries. “That’s what this collective is all about—getting the best tech and the best ingenuity together to solve a massive problem in days, not months or years.” … [Read more...] about New microgrids are helping Australia get power back after the fires
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Chaudhry's strength has been his deal-making capabilities. While he had a brief stint with corporate and wholesale banking at the start of his career with Bank of America in 1987, Chaudhry eventually moved to investment banking. Later, he worked with Calyon Bank (formerly Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia or CLSA) heading the investment banking and technology divisions for southeast Asia. … [Read more...] about Will Max Life Insurance, and Amitabh Chaudhry, be second time lucky?
“‘Twister’ was definitely the first rap track to appear on one of his albums, and it’s fascinating to me that Al was both capturing an era of the Beastie Boys’ evolution that they’d already moved past by that point, being deep into the process of evolving into the warped geniuses of Paul’s Boutique. [It shows] the lengths Al would go to in order to capture, as realistically and convincingly as possible, the sound, feel, texture, and ethos of what he’s paying tribute to,” says Rabin. “To me, there are so many fascinating commonalities between Al’s parodies and hip-hop, though. Both are historically built on the music and artistry of other artists. In hip-hop, that’s the music that’s being sampled; in Al’s parodies, it’s the music being spoofed. They’re both also piggy-backing on the audience’s almost Pavlovian love of the smash hits (and Al only parodies smash hits) that constitute the … [Read more...] about What combing through ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s catalog reveals about 40 years of pop music