Salvador Rodriguez

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8 Aug 2018 | 3:30 PM

Inside Tesla's troubled New York solar factory

Tesla Inc’s production of solar roof tiles has been delayed by assembly-line problems at its new publicly subsidised factory and difficulties producing a product that satisfies the aesthetic demands of CEO Elon Musk, eight former and current employees speak.

Tesla confirmed in a statement that it has been seeking to improve on its production process for the solar roof at the New York plant. — Reuters
19 Jul 2018 | 12:30 PM

Microsoft’s focus on cloud, partnerships paying off

In the elevator industry, breakdowns are bad for business.

Its work with Thyssenkrupp illustrates the success Microsoft has had in moving from its traditional licensing model to an emphasis on partnerships and subscription-based cloud-computing products and services. — Reuters
18 Jul 2018 | 3:27 PM

Amazon, MLB add machine-learned stats to cloud deal Inc will provide a new set of real-time statistics and graphics on live baseball games later this season, expanding its cloud computing deal with US Major League Baseball, the two organisations said.

Amazon and MLB are hoping the new stats will give fans insights as they follow games on TV and online. A new logo and branding will show off Amazon’s machine learning technology to a wider audience. — AP
13 Jul 2018 | 12:01 PM

Microsoft debuts free tier in competitive workplace chat app market

Microsoft Corp on July 12 introduced a free tier of its workplace collaboration software Teams to better compete against rival Slack Technologies Inc in a market analysts view as a main battleground in the world of enterprise software.

While the free version of Teams will not offer the same functionality as the Office 365 version, it will include some features not offered in the free versions of Slack that could lure prospective customers, including unlimited search and unlimited app integrations. — Reuters
10 Jul 2018 | 11:50 PM

'Imagine the joy:' Father, four-year-old son reunite in U.S. immigration crisis

SAN BENITO, Texas (Reuters) - With tears and smiles, Salvadoran asylum seeker Walter Armando Jimenez Melendez reunited with his 4-year-old son Jeremy on Tuesday after six weeks of anguished separation.

3 Jul 2018 | 9:00 AM

Tesla hits Model 3 manufacturing milestone, hours after deadline

Tesla Inc nearly produced 5,000 Model 3 electric sedans in the last week of its second quarter, with the final car rolling off the assembly line on Sunday morning, several hours after the midnight goal set by Chief Executive Elon Musk.

A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at the mass market, is displayed during its launch in Hawthorne, California in 2016. — Reuters
19 Jun 2018 | 12:30 PM

CEO Musk e-mails staff alleging employee ‘sabotage’

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk said in an e-mail to staff that an unnamed Tesla employee had conducted "extensive and damaging sabotage" to the company's operations including allegedly making unspecified code changes to its manufacturing operating system and sending what the e-mail said was sensitive Tesla data to unnamed third parties.

Musk wrote that the company would be investigating the matter this week, adding that Tesla needed to determine if the person was acting alone or in concert with "any outside organisations". — Reuters
12 Jun 2018 | 12:44 PM

Worker testifies that Tesla stopped him from organising union

A Tesla Inc employee organising a union was asked by a supervisor and company security guards to leave the factory after handing out pro-union flyers, the worker said at a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing on Monday over whether Tesla had violated federal safeguards for employee activity.

6 Jun 2018 | 2:00 PM

Microsoft expands programme for women returning to work

Microsoft Corp is expanding a program designed to increase its hiring of women seeking to rejoin the workforce, following a rash of complaints about sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the world's largest software company.

17 May 2018 | 4:35 PM

In Silicon Valley, Chinese ‘accelerators’ aim to bring startups home

Beijing's unslakeable thirst for the latest technology has spurred a proliferation of "accelerators" in Silicon Valley that aim to identify promising startups and bring them to China.