Scotland Wind

Scotland Wind   GFF-1502-Look-at-the-facts---927x370     One recent non-political story trending on social media is Scotland’s unprecedented green energy performance. In March 2017, 136% of Scotland’s 3.3 million household needs were provided by wind-turbines alone.[1] Yes, without the use of fossil fuels Scotland had an energy surplus: “Scottish Turbines provided 1.2 million megawatt hours of electricity to the Natio…
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Little Fish in the Big Pond

Little Fish Big Pond Little Fish Big Pond   Why watch reality television when you get all the drama you want from the business section of the newspaper? The Walgreens Boost acquisition of Rite-Aid has been delayed for over half a year while waiting for regulatory approval. Back in July, the two mega-pharmacies owned a combined 13,000 stores. Most of the debate over approval hinged on how many of those stores…
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Solar Panel Affordability

Solar GFF-1502-Look-at-the-facts---927x370   One of the only critiques against clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels is cost. Reducing costs for producing and distributing clean energy is the last major hurdle for the renewable energy sector. It cannot be done with expensive publicity stunts and superficial investments to improve brand images but yield few results. Clean energy improvements need to provide tangible resu…
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Follow the Solar Brick Road

Solar GFF-1502-Look-at-the-facts---927x370   So it’s not Dorothy skipping to Oz with her companions, but still the feat feels magical. France boasts a major tech victory at the close of 2016. On December 22nd the world’s first solar panel road, stretching for over a mile through Tourouvre, Normandy, gave its first demonstration. It cost over $5 million to build and consists of 2800 square meters of photovoltaic cells.[1]
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It’s A Small World

It's a Small World GFF-1502-Look-at-the-facts---927x370   When one of the first popular web-browsers, Internet explorer, was created in 1995 less than 1% of the world had internet connection. Today that number has increased to just over 3.5 billion.[1] Still under 50%, the number grows by the second. British Tech Startup OneWeb was founded with the mission to provide internet access to every developing and emerging country …
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Facebook Food

Facebook GFF-1502-Look-at-the-facts---927x370   Over the course of its twelve-year existence, Facebook has become the go to social media stop for all internet users. According to PEW research over 72% of American adults have a Facebook account.[1] Over the years the website has added more features to make it a more important aspect of its user’s day to day life. For example, 62% of American adults use social media as their …
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Straight Cash

Straight CashGFF-1502-Look-at-the-facts---927x370   Is there too much cash? That sentence might look a little suspicious to some. How could there be too much cash? How could a consumer have too much money to spend? Well, cash itself is far from the only payment method in the market. Consumers have the option of traditional checks, credit cards, debit cards, paypal, apple pay and more. Having cash does offer some comfort for of…
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GE Baker Hughes

GE Baker Hughes GFF-1502-Look-at-the-facts---927x370   In 2014 Haliburton and Baker Hughes reached a Stock and Cash transaction agreement valued at $34.6 Billion.[1] The deal was later blocked (only months ago) on anti-trust grounds. If it had gone through, two of the top five energy companies in the world would have merged, creating a large obstacle for competitors in the energy sector. Two years later Baker Hughes is s…
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Facebook Summit

Facebook SummitGFF-1502-Look-at-the-facts---927x370   Facebook has been developing an educational software for students K-12 for some time.[1] Back in August of this year they announced a partnership with Summit Public schools (a charter network based in Silicon Valley). A total of 120 schools announced their plans to include Facebook’s student directed software. What this software does is allow students to set their own sched…
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AT&Time Warner?

AT&T Time WarnerGFF-1502-Look-at-the-facts---927x370   Amongst all the rumors and discussion, AT&T and Time Warner have finally come to an $85.4 billion merger agreement. According to USA Today, “AT&T will pay $107.50 per share of Time Warner.”[1] Time Warner is no stranger to large cash and stock type deals. Many still remember the Time Warner-AOL $94 billion fiasco from 2000.[2] But the cable company has remained resilient, …
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