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Fleet Owners: For Big Savings, Plan Now For Electrification

Today, most fleets are at an early stage of EV adoption and their approach is incremental — e.g., buy a few vehicles and a few chargers each year. In our recently-released report Steep Climb Ahead


21 January 2021 0

IBM reports Q4 revenue of $20.37B, down 6% YoY, vs $20.67B est., Cloud and Cognitive Software revenue, which includes Red Hat, was $6.84B, down 5% YoY (Jordan Novet/CNBC)

Jordan Novet / CNBC:IBM reports Q4 revenue of $20.37B, down 6% YoY, vs $20.67B est., Cloud and Cognitive Software revenue, which includes Red Hat, was $6.84B, down 5% YoY  —  – IBM’s revenue fell more than analysts were expecting.  — The company’s revenue has now declined for four consecutive quarters.


21 January 2021 0

Omnipresent, which helps companies hire remote workers in 150 countries, raises $15.8M Series A, five months after raising a $2M seed round (Mike Butcher/TechCrunch)

Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:Omnipresent, which helps companies hire remote workers in 150 countries, raises $15.8M Series A, five months after raising a $2M seed round  —  Omnipresent, which helps companies employ remote-working local teams worldwide, has closed a $15.8 million Series A funding round.


21 January 2021 0

NCB sells AT1, market anticipates govvie deal

Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank sold an additional tier one bond this week. Some see the trade from the kingdom’s largest financial institution as a prelude to a bond sale by the sovereign, which could happen next week.


21 January 2021 0

Intel beats with Q4 revenue of $20B, down 1% YoY, vs $17.49B est., and Data Center Group revenue of $6.1B, down 16% YoY; stock up 6%+ after hours (Kif Leswing/CNBC)

Kif Leswing / CNBC:Intel beats with Q4 revenue of $20B, down 1% YoY, vs $17.49B est., and Data Center Group revenue of $6.1B, down 16% YoY; stock up 6%+ after hours  —  – Intel’s earnings report on Thursday is the last with Bob Swan in the CEO role.  — Former VMWare CEO Pat Gelsinger takes…
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21 January 2021 0

Bluesky, Twitter’s decentralized social networking project, releases a review of the existing decentralized web ecosystem, says it still seeks a project lead (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

Adi Robertson / The Verge:Bluesky, Twitter’s decentralized social networking project, releases a review of the existing decentralized web ecosystem, says it still seeks a project lead  —  Bluesky is still seeking a project lead  —  Bluesky, Twitter’s decentralized social networking effort, has announced its first major update since 2019.


21 January 2021 0

Soci, which offers tools to help businesses with “localized marketing” across search and social media, raises $80M Series D, bringing its total raised to $110M (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:Soci, which offers tools to help businesses with “localized marketing” across search and social media, raises $80M Series D, bringing its total raised to $110M  —  Soci, a startup focused on what it calls “localized marketing,” is announcing that it has raised $80 million in Series D funding.


21 January 2021 0

Federal judge rejects Parler’s demand to be reinstated on AWS (Russell Brandom/The Verge)

Russell Brandom / The Verge:Federal judge rejects Parler’s demand to be reinstated on AWS  —  Ruling calls Parler’s antitrust evidence ‘dwindlingly slight’  —  A Washington judge has denied social network Parler’s demand to be reinstated on Amazon Web Services.  Following a hearing last week, Judge Barbara Rothstein declined …


21 January 2021 0

Profile of Jessica Rosenworcel, the second woman to lead the FCC as acting chair and a big proponent of net neutrality and expanding broadband access (April Glaser/NBC News)

April Glaser / NBC News:Profile of Jessica Rosenworcel, the second woman to lead the FCC as acting chair and a big proponent of net neutrality and expanding broadband access  —  President Joe Biden has picked Jessica Rosenworcel to run the Federal Communications Commission in an interim position.


21 January 2021 0

The Paris Climate Agreement: What You Need to Know

President Biden’s decision to return to the climate pact fulfills a campaign pledge, but the United States has some catching up to do.


21 January 2021 0