Fortune on China phone makers as they grow beyond their Chinese market focus
“In 2011 just two of the top 10 smartphone makers in China were Chinese, according to market researcher Canalys: Huawei and Lenovo. In 2014 eight of the top 10 were Chinese; Samsung and Apple were the only foreign holdouts. In just three years the cast of leaders completely reshuffled as China’s smartphone market more than quadrupled. Today six of the top 10 smartphone brands worldwide are Chinese, according to Strategy Analytics, even though many of them sell only in China—proof of the enormousness of that market relative to the rest of the world.”
Intended to create affordable housing for singles in New York City, those promised prefabricated affordable units are finally being assembled in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and will be unveiled this spring in Manhattan's Kips Bay, according to The New York Times.
The city's first "micro" building will have 55 rental apartments, all ranging from 260- to 360-square-feet with big windows, ample storage space, and Juliet balconies.
Because the architects believed amenities are important to micro-unit dwellers, the building will also have a public meeting space, café, and common rooftop garden for residents, as well as a laundry room, residential storage space, a bike room, and fitness space.
Excellent overview of the GE Global Research Center. Good to see this center continue to innovate since I profiled them in The New Polymath, over 5 years ago
“At Global Research, our scientists and engineers don’t work for one business; they work for all of them. Their skills and expertise are applied wherever they’re needed. Over time, they get exposure to projects with different GE businesses that allow them to readily transfer technical knowledge from one business to another. It’s part of every GE researcher’s DNA to think and act in this way. The GE Store is a place where every business can come for technologies, product development and services that no one else can provide. The work of our researchers ties directly into the operational plans and product roadmaps of our businesses. GE business leaders meet with our technical leaders once every quarter to review their portfolios.”
Researchers at the Indian Institute for Technology in Jodhpur crunched data on several thousand recipes from a popular online recipe site called TarlaDalal.com. They broke each dish down to its ingredients, and then compared how often and heavily ingredients share flavor compounds.
The takeaway is that part of what makes Indian food so appealing is the way flavors rub up against each other. The cuisine is complicated, no doubt: the average Indian dish, after all, contains at least 7 ingredients, and the total number of ingredients observed by the researchers amounted to almost 200 out of the roughly 381 observed around the world. But all those ingredients — and the spices especially — are all uniquely important because in any single dish, each one brings a unique flavor.
“Daytona Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway.
Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch.
At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.
The project officially broke ground in early July, 2013 and is expected to be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500.”
Pleased to see that Monty Hamilton and Rural Sourcing Inc which I profiled in The New Polymath in 2009 and recently in SAP Nation is part of the BBC program Bringing Business Back
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