1-Yesterday, you could not escape it, we were the October 21, 2015: either the exact day of the arrival in the future of Marty McFly and Doc (Back To the Future II). For the occasion, Nike(NY, NKE) unveiled these new shoes based on those worn by Michael J. Fox in the iconic movie. Déjà vu? Not exactly. The difference in the model released in 2011, the famous self-lacing is operational! The actor has even led to the demonstration in the video below. If Nike announced that the shoes will be on sale from 2016, nothing has filtered on their prices. But when we know that the model of 2011 is currently sold 8750$, one can reasonably expect a 5-digit number for it. Geeks the less fortunate will comfort by saying that this exorbitant price is for a good cause: all profits will go to the foundation of Michael J. Fox, who finance the research against Parkinson’s disease (a disease he suffers from himself).
2 – We are in the midst of a new industrial revolution, driven by technology that connects everything, everyone and at any time. In its November edition, the magazine Fortune in-depth analysis of the upheavals that this gives results for businesses, in a folder entitled ” The 21st Century Corporation. Here are the conclusions to remember:
1-you do not need a lot of physical capital to be in business: it is well known, but it is a good reminder, with the Uber’s and Airbnb’s of this world by example.
2-The human capital will be more important than ever. Identify the key employees in your organization and bichonnez-the, “they are the company.”
3-The nature of work is changing. We will see huge plants with few employees. The automation is well understood in cause.
4-The winners will gain even more(think of the giant tech like Apple and Facebook, which destroy many sectors and businesses on their route), while there will be a huge destruction of values for the losers. The life business will continue to shrink. 61-year-old in 1958, it rose to 20-year-old today and she is going to continue to decline…
5-intellectual property and will have no border. No offense to those who fight against tax evasion, it will be difficult to rein in the Uber’s of this world who can establish their corporation in jurisdictions more friendly on the tax plan.
3-you can Expect to see “a witch-hunt corporate” after the scandal of motors, fixing of Volkswagen. A new front opens in the world of vacuum cleaners. Dyson, the inventor of the vacuum cleaner without a bag, has launched a legal action against its rival Bosch and Siemens for deception to consumers, writes The Guardian. The manufacturer complains that its competitors lie about the power of their devices: the engine of their vacuums, which is supposed not to exceed a power of 750 watts according to the labelling, would actually be pushed to over 1600 watts. These claims are based on independent tests, notes Les Echos. The process used would be somewhat modeled on that of the software of a Volkswagen. The british company said that, in the absence of dust, the suction requires a minimum power. The latter would then, thanks to a sensor placed on certain models, when the piece to be cleaned is more dirty. BSH Home Appliances, a subsidiary of the Bosch Group, already involved in the design of the software fraudster engines VW, has…swept the back of the hand to the accusations of his rival.
4-Wall street is pointing to a higher opening, while many other leading companies unveil their quarterly results on both sides of the border. Shortly after 8am, the indices S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq are respectively of 0.34%, 0.13% and 0,45%. The barrel of Brent oil, the benchmark in Quebec, takes 1.25% 48,45 USD. Read our full review.
5-He has the mission to investigate the customer satisfaction, to entertain the children and provide information about the loyalty card of the store. It is called Pepper, a robot which made its entry into the hypermarket of the French giant Carrefour. Created by Aldebaran, another French firm, Pepper arrived in Europe after causing a sensation in Japan, where it has sold 4000 copies. It would be more than 1,000 robots Pepper per month, explains Le Figaro. To what can we ascribe such a craze? Pepper is presented as the robot nearest to the man, with his height of 1.20 meter and its 29 pounds. It can identify emotions, recognize faces, and adapt its behaviour according to them. Its designers are already in the business. Soon to be your next colleague?
6-Yesterday, you could not escape it, we were the October 21, 2015: either the exact day of the arrival in the future of Marty McFly and Doc (Back To the Future II). For the occasion, Nike(NY, NKE) unveiled these new shoes based on those worn by Michael J. Fox in the iconic movie. Déjà vu? Not exactly. The difference in the model released in 2011, the famous self-lacing is operational! The actor has even led to the demonstration in the video below. If Nike announced that the shoes will be on sale from 2016, nothing has filtered on their prices. But when we know that the model of 2011 is currently sold 8750$, one can reasonably expect a 5-digit number for it. Geeks the less fortunate will comfort by saying that this exorbitant price is for a good cause: all profits will go to the foundation of Michael J. Fox, who finance the research against Parkinson’s disease (a disease he suffers from himself).
7-23andMe, which counts Google among its investors, has obtained the green light to sell again to the public its kits DNA analysis to determine risks of genetic diseases. The company is said to have worked with the american authorities, the health for nearly two years to establish a regulatory framework to enable a sale direct-to-consumer genetic testing. These new kits will allow clients to know if they are carriers of genetic mutations that can greatly increase the risk that their children may be affected with certain diseases. The tests will also provide information about 36 diseases, including cystic fibrosis, says theAFP. Cost of service: 199 US$.
8-To the agenda Thursday, the prime minister Philippe Couillard pronounces a speech in the framework of the entrepreneur of the year Ernst & Young (18: 30, Arsenal, 2020 William street, Montreal). The leader of the Parti québécois, Pierre Karl Péladeau delivers a speech in the framework of a conference organized by theOrdre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (8: 25). The president of the treasury Board, Martin Coiteux, will be speaking at 12pm (convention Centre, room 2000A, Quebec). Many financial results are expected today: 3M, Amazon.com, AT&T, Capital One Financial, Caterpillar, Chubb Corp, Corus Entertainment, Husky Energy, Mcdonald’s, Microsoft, Nasdaq, Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications and Transforce. It should also be stressed that The Business has today published its annual ranking of the 300 SMES in Québec.
9-Finish, the digital edition of the end of the day the Montreal Gazette. The newspaper chain Postmedia waives the right to publish his digital editions of the evening for tablet. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that it will publish on Wednesday evening the latest digital editions of the night of the “Montreal Gazette”, the “Ottawa Citizen” and the “Calgary Herald”, thus putting an end to this experimental project. Even if the company was proud of the graphic quality of the editions, it must stop the experience, because it was able to reach a sufficient number of readers and advertisers, ” explains the Canadian Press.
10-Before you begin to work seriously, do yourself a favor by watching this video released by the start-up Magic Leap, funded by Google. This company does fantasize about a future filled with images that float in the air as if by magic, writes Le Figaro. Your business is very discreet -we only know that it produces augmented reality glasses Magic Leap are beginning to come out of the shadows. She has presented for the first time that its technology was able to do: show pictures animated, detailed, and tailored to the environment. “All that you can do with the phone or your computer, you can do it with Magic Leap”, said the leaders of the company to Engadget, explaining that the real world will be our screen.