Batteries boom enables world to get half of electricity from wind and solar by 2050 | Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Great to see this level of analysis and foresight, we now need to find some politicians who have some vision to get on with it..... Coal to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as comparative costs shift heavily in favor of wind, solar and batteries Wind and solar … Continue reading Batteries boom enables world to get half of electricity from wind and solar by 2050 | Bloomberg New Energy Finance

China’s fast climb up the value chain | McKinsey & Company

From high-tech unicorns to specialty chemicals, the country’s economy is moving swiftly beyond its lower-margin roots. The Chinese are now the world’s most avid online purchasers of goods and services, which they are likely to pay for with a mobile device. The deepening digital ethos reflects a broader consumerization of the Chinese economy. These trends … Continue reading China’s fast climb up the value chain | McKinsey & Company

The Endangered Double Irish Could Make Apple, Google, Twitter And Others Pay Way More Taxes | TechCrunch

Ever wondered how the big Tech companies managed to end up with minuscule tax rates? Read on....oh, and by the way, this is the "simplified version"... anyone for a double Irish & dutch sandwich? So, what is the Double Irish, or the Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich? It’s a form of income moving that helps companies … Continue reading The Endangered Double Irish Could Make Apple, Google, Twitter And Others Pay Way More Taxes | TechCrunch

Elon Musk personally hires 2 Newfoundland interns who solved problems at Tesla factory | CBC News

Two young students from Newfoundland made such a good impression on Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a recent internship that the tech magnate personally hired them to come work for his company. Mark Comeau and Matthew Lane studied engineering at the College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's respectively, and … Continue reading Elon Musk personally hires 2 Newfoundland interns who solved problems at Tesla factory | CBC News

Education Technology is a Global Opportunity | Getting Smart

$8.15 billion. That’s the amount global investors staked in EdTech companies in the first 10 months of 2017. Education used to be simple: there was a blackboard, a teacher and desks in a classroom. Today, a student can practice English online, upload homework through a portal and learn chemistry through 3D immersion — such is the rise … Continue reading Education Technology is a Global Opportunity | Getting Smart