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  • GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

    GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

    GE announced today that it was expanding its Predix Internet of Things platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The IaaS market is dominated by Amazon Web Services with many others, including Microsoft, Google and IBM vying for a piece of the action. GE hopes to differentiate itself from these companies by offering infrastructure services specifically tuned to the needs… Read More

  • GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

    GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

    GE has a new smart street light in early production, and it hopes that over time, cities and third-party developers will begin to take advantage of the platform to build smart city apps. The light itself is a super-efficient LED that could last up to 20 years. Where it gets interesting is that GE is including a sensor pack with each bulb with capabilities such as video, light and weather… Read More

  • Airware’s Drone Operating System Gets Strategic Investment, Tech, Clients From GE Ventures

    Airware’s Drone Operating System Gets Strategic Investment, Tech, Clients From GE Ventures

    Dull, dirty, and dangerous. Those are the tasks robots are best for, but it also describes jobs with General Electric’s Field Services division, inspecting wind turbines and oil pipelines. So today GE Ventures made one of its first major strategic investments in robotics through a new partnership with drone hardware, software, and cloud services platform startup Airware. GE will provide… Read More

  • Quirky, GE Unveil Their Vision For The Connected Home

    Quirky, GE Unveil Their Vision For The Connected Home

    At their headquarters in Chelsea, crowdsourced invention engine Quirky and its manufacturing juggernaut of a partner General Electric threw back the curtains on their play for the connected home. They re-launched their spinout, Wink, announced seven new gadgets for the connected home, and the development of something the company is calling a “microfactory” in San Francisco that… Read More

  • The Path To Successful Digital Transformation Starts With Pockets Of Innovation

    The Path To Successful Digital Transformation Starts With Pockets Of Innovation

    I’ve been hearing about “Digital Transformation” for a couple of years now, and as I’ve wandered the halls of Web Summit this week in Dublin, I’ve heard lots of talk about how companies must transform and change the way they approach development and IT, while searching for innovative ways of doing business. But doing that remains daunting and scary for many… Read More

  • Watch Jeff Goldblum’s GE Link Spot, The Smartest Smart Home Ad Ever

    Watch Jeff Goldblum’s GE Link Spot, The Smartest Smart Home Ad Ever

    Hey, who here gets excited about smart lightbulbs? Probably four of you raised your hands, and two of them were me. GE has taken a different approach to selling its new Link connected bulbs, eschewing sales pitches of convenience and connectivity in favor of trotting out a shirtless (and well-preserved) Jeff Goldblum. The celebrated chaos theoretician is doing what’s known as… Read More

  • Box Scores Huge Win With GE

    Box Scores Huge Win With GE

    Box announced a huge customer score this morning with General Electric agreeing to use Box across the entire organization. According to Box, this will involve rolling out the service to 300,000 GE employees across 170 countries. GE is betting that Box will help them collaborate internally and externally with partners and take advantage of mobile and the cloud. In a time when companies are… Read More

  • Quirky And GE Show Pity On Those Nest Left Out With A Smart Window AC Unit

    Quirky And GE Show Pity On Those Nest Left Out With A Smart Window AC Unit

    Though Nest has made a dent in home automation with its smart thermostat, the company hasn’t really addressed those of us who live in old apartment buildings with window AC units as our only summer salvation. But GE and Quirky haven’t forgotten. Today, they’ve announced a brand new smart AC unit called the Aros, as part of their existing multi-billion dollar partnership. Read More

  • Siemens Launches $100M Fund To Back Startups Aiming To Disrupt Manufacturing

    Siemens Launches $100M Fund To Back Startups Aiming To Disrupt Manufacturing

    Siemens Venture Capital, the corporate financing arm of Europe’s biggest engineering company, is launching a new, $100 million fund to back early-stage startups working in the areas of industrial automation and other digital technologies that can transform manufacturing. This comes after Siemens made two notable startup investments over past few months — in 3D visualization… Read More

  • Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things

    Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things

    Before this past December, when Google acquired seven robotics companies back-to-back, the company’s ambitions in the “Internet of Things” space looked as detailed as a freshly started jigsaw puzzle. But with its last three acquisitions — Boston Dynamics, Nest and DeepMind — it seems like Google is rapidly collecting the individual pieces to put together ‘a… Read More

  • GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here’s What It Is Missing

    GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here’s What It Is Missing

    GE is taking a 10 percent stake and investing $105 million in Pivotal, the spin-out from EMC and VMware. GE will work with Pivotal on research and development with the aim of helping customers develop data analytics offerings. GE says its investment aligns with its focus on the “Industrial Internet.” The move shows GE’s investments in developing its own software prowess. GE… Read More

  • GE and StartUp Health Select 13 Companies For Its Three Year Health Entrepreneurship Program

    GE and StartUp Health Select 13 Companies For Its Three Year Health Entrepreneurship Program

    Back in January, we reported that GE would be partnering up with healthtech startup incubator StartUp Health and selecting 13 consumer healthcare startups (originally 10) to participate in a three year program designed to nurture and accelerate their growth. After a two month screening process, today they’re announcing those 13 finalists. Read More

  • Can Brands Tell A Story In Six Seconds Or Fewer? Ritz, Dove And Trident Think So

    Can Brands Tell A Story In Six Seconds Or Fewer? Ritz, Dove And Trident Think So

    Whenever a new platform launches these days, brands are instantly checking them out to see how they can “become a part of the conversation.” What that really means is how they can use a site like Twitter, or its new app Vine, to get your eyeballs, interact with you and, of course, sell you more stuff. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s commerce at its purest. The… Read More

  • GE Hires Kleiner Partner, Teams Up With Startup Health To Help Fuel Digital Health Innovation

    GE Hires Kleiner Partner, Teams Up With Startup Health To Help Fuel Digital Health Innovation

    General Electric built what is today a $219 billion multinational industrial behemoth by continuously investing in innovation, technology and computing. As the maker of airplane engines, trains, power plant turbines and medical equipment, GE’s business generally falls outside the virtual walls of the consumer Web. However, as the New York Times reports, GE has recently renewed its… Read More

  • Quirky Unveils The App-Enabled Milk Jug Of The Future: The Milkmaid

    Quirky Unveils The App-Enabled Milk Jug Of The Future: The Milkmaid

    Back in early May, Quirky and GE announced a contest that had users pitching ideas for everyday objects that could be improved by adding software to the mix. The eventual winner was — surprisingly enough — a smart milk jug that could tell users when their milk was going bad as well as when to buy some more. It may not have been the sort of project that most of us had expected… Read More

  • GE And Quirky Team Up To Develop The Milk Jug Of The Future

    GE And Quirky Team Up To Develop The Milk Jug Of The Future

    For just about a week now, GE and product development network Quirky have been running an interesting contest — they’ve challenged people to come up with ways to improve everyday objects by making them “smarter with software”. Unlike the traditional Quirky production and development process though, the winning concept will be fashioned into an actual working device by… Read More

  • Coda Automotive Taps GE To Sell Chargers Alongside The Coda Sedan

    Coda Automotive Taps GE To Sell Chargers Alongside The Coda Sedan

    Well, it looks like Coda Automotive — makers of the zero emissions all-electric Coda Sedan — and General Electric (a name that requires no introduction) have teamed up to sell the Coda Sedan and the GE WattStation Wall Mount EV Charger in the same retail outlets. Many of us are already feeling that a shift toward electric vehicles is the responsible decision, but a change that… Read More

  • GE Opens New Software Center In The Bay Area

    GE Opens New Software Center In The Bay Area

    GE is announcing the establishment of a new Global Software Center to be headquartered San Francisco. The new center will employ approximately 400 software developers. The company’s current software portfolio includes technologies that help businesses improve productivity and increase cost savings, specifically in terms of operating power plants, jet engines, electric vehicle… Read More

  • GE To Build Largest U.S. Solar Factory In Colorado

    GE To Build Largest U.S. Solar Factory In Colorado

    GE has announced plans to spend $600 million on a new solar factory located in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado. The factory, which begins operations in 2012, will be capable of producing enough solar panels per year to generate 400 megawatts of power, or enough energy to power 80,000 homes. When completed, the factory will be bigger than 11 football fields – soon to be the… Read More

  • GE Invests Up to $40 Million in eSolar

    GE Invests Up to $40 Million in eSolar

    General Electric Co. (GE) bought a minority stake in the California-based solar company eSolar this week. As a result of the deal, Paul Browning, President and CEO of Thermal Products for GE Energy, will join eSolar’s Board of Directors. ESolar already had a licensing agreement with GE Energy, which granted it exclusive worldwide rights to eSolar’s modular technology for its… Read More

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