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Apple is so far behind on self-driving technology that it might never catch up

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Apple Car 2

Not gonna happen. Business Insider Apple’s automotive ambitions have been pivoting wildly recently. The secretive "Project Titan" was thought to be a car, until it wasn’t. Later, Apple indicated that it would shift to pursue autonomous systems — literally years behind potential competitors, including Google, Tesla, and even traditional carmakers such as General Motors.

Now Bloomberg’s Alex Webb and David Welch have reported that Apple is leasing vehicles from Hertz. That’s right, Apple has finally gotten around to renting some cars , presumably to use for its self-driving experiments.

"The iPhone maker is leasing Lexus RX450h sport-utility vehicles from Hertz’s Donlen […]

Essays on inequality

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

essays on inequality

Most of the wealth of Americans in the bottom 90 percent comes from their principal residences, the asset category that took the biggest hit during the Great Recession.We may not be able to do everything at once but think of each action you take as an incremental step towards the structural change our economy needs.This spring the Minneapolis Fed held its 27th Annual Student Essay Contest, which is open to all high school students in the Ninth Federal Reserve District.In this hour, TED speakers share some big ideas about inequality and new ways we might achieve prosperity for all.The […]

Achieving the Dream Hires Economic Mobility Advocate and Non-Profit Leader Angela Dorn

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

SILVER SPRING, MD (June 26, 2017) – Dr. Karen A. Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, today announced that national non-profit leader Angela Dorn, J.D., will join the organization as Chief Operating Officer at the end of August. Ms. Dorn has been serving as Interim Executive Director of Public Allies New York , which prepares underserved youth for jobs in non-profits, and provides them with pathways for opportunity.

For almost a decade before that, she served as Chief Legal and Operating Officer of Single Stop, USA, a non-profit that has helped over one million low-income households avoid or […]

An ex-Tesla exec reveals how the company is transforming itself into a data powerhouse

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Tesla Model S

In addition to Tesla’s Model X, Tesla Model S cars on the road today are treasure troves of important data. TSLA Tesla

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Disclaimer Get real-time TSLA charts here »Tesla ramped up its efforts to become a big data company under Chris Lattner, one of Apple’s most famous developers who left the electric carmaker last Wednesday after just 6 months of employment.Lattner’s public résumé highlights how data is playing an increasingly important role in Tesla’s business model going forward."One of Tesla’s huge advantages in the autonomous driving space is that it has tens of […]

PhD Studentship in development strategies for electric mobility: a techno-economic approach

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad


UCL ISR invites applications for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship in development strategies for electric mobility: a techno-economic approach electric car The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources invites applications for a fully funded (UK/EU fees plus stipend) 4-year PhD studentship funded by EPSRC. General Information:

Title: Development strategies for electric mobility: a techno-economic approach

Supervisors: Dr Alvaro Calzadilla, Senior Lecturer in Macro-economic Modelling at UCL-ISR and Prof Raimund Bleischwitz, Deputy Director, Chair in Sustainable Global Resources at UCL-ISRStipend: approx. £16,550 & UK/EU fees & annual research budget of £1000 /yr, and you will also be able to apply […]

These Mobility-Minded Tech Startups Are Revving Detroit’s Economic Engine

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

In Detroit, innovative startups are injecting disruptive new technology into the city’s renowned automotive industry – and in the process, they’re revving the Motor City’s economic engine.

One such startup breathing a breath of fresh, innovative air into the Motor City and the mobility industry is SPLT , the upstart behind a ridesharing app that helps people who work for the same company organize commuter carpools. The company, originally based in New York City and now headquartered in Detroit, helps riders save money and time on commuting and lower their carbon footprints at the same time. SPLT partners directly with […]

‘Stop immigration’ is no longer the Tories’ Brexit rallying cry

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Conservative leadership candidate of the week is Philip Hammond. Well, it is his turn, and he has been in clover since the election, relishing his transition from soon-to-be-sacked to impregnable chancellor. His Mansion House speech on Tuesday last week was a triumphant brandishing of the spreadsheet at his fallen or diminished foes in Downing Street.

Over the weekend, there has been much gossip about a supposed “dream ticket” strategy whereby Hammond, supported by David Davis , would take the Tory helm and steady the ship until the party’s next generation is ready to assume the mantle of leadership.

There are two […]

Women on the move: Harnessing the economic forces of cross-border mobility in ASEAN

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Women on the move: Harnessing the economic forces of cross-border mobility in ASEAN

In February 2015, Cenfri in partnership with the UNCDF SHIFT programme drafted a focus note on the role of remittances in women economic empowerment for the Third AMNEP (Australia-Mekong NGO Engagement Platform) Forum held in Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum focused on financial inclusion in the ASEAN region. The purpose of the conference was to discuss ‘Women’s Labour Mobility in the Mekong’ to enable policy exchange and mutual learning on issues around this topic.

The note focuses on the role played by remittances in achieving broader development objectives with a specific focus on women economic empowerment. It draws on the gender […]

Inequality, Christianity and Implicit Racism in the US

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

In the United States, like many countries, income inequality has been reaching staggering proportions. In 1980, the average pre-tax income of the top 1% was 27 times the average pre-tax income of the bottom 50%. In 2014, this disparity increased to 81 times.

Inequality and poverty are not oblivious to religion, worldview, ethnicity, skin color, sexual orientation, and ability. The current epoch has been ripe for a renovated class analysis in which the trends of the political elite and their policies are dictated by the 1% , but multiculturalism and colour-blind ideology have flattened the various intersections of the 99% […]

The future of work: why all bets are on freelancing and robotics

June 26, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

In an era of automation and changing business models, the future of work in India will bring in great income disparities and divide. To cope up with the chaos, significant social and economic changes are called for

Vinay Murthy, a software designer, imagined a fruitful career in the IT industry when he came to Bengaluru after completing his BTech in Coimbatore. But he was in for a rude jolt as he lost three jobs in quick succession.

Disheartened, he tried his hand at running an apparel retail business in the city. But success in the business was shortlived as the […]