Blue Origin set a new mark for recycling rockets Tuesday morning by sending the same New Shepard spacecraft to the edge of space for the seventh time.
The spaceflight company founded and funded by Amazon head Jeff Bezos completed its 13th New Shepard mission from its private launch facility in west Texas while also testing some key equipment for future NASA missions to the moon.
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The mission was originally set for late September from the Texas site, but was delayed multiple times due to weather and technical issues. It finally left Earth at 6:37 a.m. PT (8:37 a.m. Texas time) Tuesday and returned to land at the same facility in two pieces just about 10 minutes later.
Twilio is making its acquisition of fellow cloud computing company Segment official.
San Francisco-based Twilio announced early on Monday that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Segment for $3.2 billion in an all-stock deal. The deal is expected to close in Twilio’s fourth fiscal quarter, the company said.
Forbes first broke the news of the pending acquisition on Friday.
In a joint interview with Forbes on Sunday night, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson described the deal as the next step for a service that’s spent the last decade-plus “taking communications and breaking it down into building blocks” for developers to reach their own business’ customers.
“Communications was just the entry point for the real opportunity, which has been really providing a comprehensive platform for customer engagement,” Lawson said. “The one thing that’s always
Jeff Gundlach, the billionaire investor known as the “Bond King,” predicted in a RealVision interview published on Friday that stocks would crash in less than 18 months.
The DoubleLine Capital CEO also said the US dollar would dive in the long run, argued that tech stocks like Apple and Amazon were the only US equities worth owning, and questioned bitcoin, welfare, and Chipotle’s valuation.
Here are Gundlach’s 10 best quotes from the discussion.
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In a RealVision interview filmed on October 1 and released on Friday, the billionaire “Bond King” Jeff Gundlach said stocks would crash within 18 months, predicted that the US dollar would tumble in the long run, and
Logistics Solutions Sales Leader Will Bolster and Expand on Growing Demand for Company’s Autonomous Mobile Robots and Workflow Orchestration Software
Vecna Robotics, the autonomous mobile robot and workflow orchestration company, today announced the appointment of Jeff Huerta to Senior Vice President of Sales. Huerta’s responsibilities will focus on scaling Vecna Robotics’ sales operations to meet the explosive demand for its world-class robotics platforms and orchestration software.
Huerta brings more than 15 years of automation leadership experience to Vecna Robotics, with a strong track record of building world-class sales operations. Prior to joining Vecna Robotics, Huerta was Vice President of North America Sales at Balyo, where he led the go-to-market strategy for the company’s self-guided trucks. Previously, Jeff held sales and marketing positions with SICK, where he managed and developed the OEM packaging sales team for the North American market.
“We have the opportunity to change the way people view robotics—specifically,
Former Glassdoor Executive Joins the Next-Generation CCaaS Provider to Help Manage Accelerated Growth and CCaaS Investments
UJET Inc., the ultra-modern cloud contact center platform for customer-centric enterprises, today announced Jeff Nichols as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Nichols joins UJET’s executive leadership team where he will oversee UJET’s financial initiatives, strategy, performance, and growth. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s $55 million Series C funding and rapid growth, having more than doubled to over 150 employees since shelter-in-place went into effect.
Nichols brings more than 15 years of experience and financial expertise having previously served as Senior Vice President and Head of Finance at Glassdoor where he helped the company manage their accelerated growth and $1.2 billion acquisition from Recruit Holdings. Prior to Glassdoor, Nichols held key roles at RPX Corporation, The Walt Disney Corporation, and KPMG.
Google senior fellow Jeff Dean speaks at a 2017 event in China.
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Google’s top AI executive, Jeff Dean, told college students they should look to the events of 2020 for inspiration when deciding what they should pursue in their education and careers.
“2020 has been an incredibly challenging year with so many different things that are unusual or unexpected or very harmful from a society point of view and ecological point of view,” Dean said in a virtual fireside chat with college students Tuesday. “You have the pandemic, which has completely changed how we’re operating as societies, you have things like the George Floyd murder and the outrage justified from that. Then, you have things like the wildfire, which — I live in California and the sky two weeks ago was this apocalyptic orange.”
Dean said despite 2020 being an “unusual confluence of events,” he
OPINION: Advancements in brain-computer interfaces have brought humanity to a crossroads and the need for stewardship has never been greater.
Imagine this: You wake up disorientated only to see a woman in a lab coat who says “congratulations, your surgery was a success.” She then asks you to turn on the lights. Disoriented, you look around the room but don’t see a light switch. But just as the thought crosses your mind, the lights go on. Smiling, she asks you to turn the lights back off. You think of it momentarily and miraculously, the lights go off. In the awkward dark silence, you hear a beaming voice congratulating you with the words “the brain implant has worked!”
I wrote these words nearly 20 years ago as part of the preface to my first book “Wired for Thought.”
Back then, it felt very much like science fiction. How could we