Ethernet is Back: From Your Dorm Room to Your Car

Wi-Fi, DSRC, Bluetooth, NFC — there are so many ways to connect without cables that ethernet seems retro, like a flip phone. But ethernet is staging a comeback in our cars. Manufacturers like Hyundai and Land Rover are using this old-school technology to connect the sensors that allow for advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and […]

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Bullish: The future of food on demand

 This week on Bullish, I sat down with DoorDash CEO Tony Xu to talk about the future of on-demand food delivery. In January, DoorDash teamed up with Starship Technologies to test food delivery via robots. On this episode of Bullish, Xu and I discussed the evolution of the on-demand space,  challenges to profitability, predictions for the […]

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Weakening Fuel Economy Standards Is a Bad Deal for Consumers

March 15, 2017 Washington D.C. – Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports, today responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s withdrawal of its final determination for fuel economy standards for new cars and trucks for model years 2022 through 2025. Shannon Baker-Branstetter, policy counsel for Consumers Union, said, “The Administration should reconsider […]

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Consumers Union: Executive order aimed at “reorganizing executive branch” could undermine consumer protections

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House has announced a presidential executive order for a “comprehensive plan” aimed at “reorganizing the executive branch” of the federal government. Federal agency heads are asked to submit a “proposed plan to reorganize the agency, if appropriate, in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability […]

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