Hewlett Packard Enterprise to move headquarters to Texas

SPRING, Texas (AP) — Tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it is moving its global headquarters to the Houston area from California, where the company’s roots go back to the founding of Silicon Valley decades ago.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office announced that the relocation will increase the company’s presence in the area, which is already home to more than 2,600 employees. The company also has locations in Austin and Plano.

HPE is building a 440,000-square-foot campus in two five-story buildings in the Houston suburb of Spring. The campus is set for completion in 2022.

“As we look to the future, our business needs, opportunities for cost savings, and team members’ preferences about the future of work, we are excited to relocate HPE’s headquarters to the Houston region,” CEO Antonio Neri said in a written statement Tuesday.

Adam Bauer, a company spokesperson, said that employee relocation is voluntary.

The Fortune

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Self-repairing gelatin-based film could be a smart move for electronics

Self-repairing gelatin-based film could be a smart move for electronics
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Dropping a cell phone can sometimes cause superficial cracks to appear. But other times, the device can stop working altogether because fractures develop in the material that stores data. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Polymer Materials have made an environmentally friendly, gelatin-based film that can repair itself multiple times and still maintain the electronic signals needed to access a device’s data. The material could be used someday in smart electronics and health-monitoring devices.

Global consumer demand for hand-held smart devices is rapidly growing, but because of their fragility, the amount of electronic waste is also increasing. Self-repairing films have been developed, but most only work a single time, and some are made with potentially harmful agents that curtail their use in biomedical applications. Researchers have tried incorporating gelatin in electronic devices because it is transparent, readily available and safe. In tests, however, damaged gelatin film

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In an unusual move, Trump administration will protect a pine tree due to climate change

with Alexandra Ellerbeck

In an unexpected decision, the Trump administration announced that a lethal fungus, a rapacious beetle and even a changing climate jeopardize the survival of an iconic tree of the American West.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is set to propose Wednesday listing the whitebark pine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. 

Granting federal protections to the tree is a “watershed decision,” said Diana Tomback, professor of integrative biology at the University of Colorado at Denver who has studied the tree for decades.

The whitebark pine’s habitat spans over 80 million acres across seven states and Canada. In its official filing, the agency acknowledged that rising temperatures are pushing the high-elevation tree’s habitat up to higher altitudes, hurting the chances of survival for a pine whose nutritious seeds provide sustenance for everything from red squirrels to black bears.

a man standing next to a tree: A dead whitebark pine tree in the mountains east of Jackson Hole, Wyo. (Mead Gruver/AP)

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A dead whitebark pine

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Fashion Design & Production Software Market May see a Big Move| Major Giants Adobe, F2iT, Gerber Technology, Tukatech

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These 6 cities and this state will pay you to move to them

The coronavirus pandemic has seen many Americans relocating out of crowded cities into more open places.

Even as a vaccine grows nearer, it’s possible that many businesses will opt to allow some employees to continue working remotely in order to save money on expensive office space, so more Americans may find they have new freedom in where they choose to live after the pandemic is finally over.

But how to choose where to live? Some cities that are looking to grow are now willing to incentivize outsiders to move.

Some of these programs have proven so popular that they’ve had to stop taking applications. Vermont’s New Worker Relocation Grant Program said in October that it was “fully subscribed” and waiting to see if state lawmakers would add more funding

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Canadian Market Flat In Cautious Trade; Technology Stocks Move Up

(RTTNews) – The Canadian stock market, turning in a mixed performance amid cautious moves by investors, is roughly flat around noon on Wednesday.

Profit taking after recent strong gains and a lack of fresh positive triggers contribute to somewhat sluggish movements in the market.

Information technology stocks are notably higher. Several stocks from the materials space are up, rebounding after recent losses. Consumer discretionary, energy and financial shares are seeing some profit taking.

The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index was at 17,276.16, up 1.91 points from previous close, a few minutes before noon. The index earlier touched a low of 17,215.54.

Technology stock Sierra Wireless (SW.TO) is soaring more than 26%. Lightspeed Pos (LSPD.TO), Kinaxis Inc. (KXS.TO), Docebo Inc. (DCBO.TO), Shopify Inc. (SHOP.TO), Enghouse Systems (ENGH.TO) and BlackBerry (BB.TO) are up 2 to 5%.

Among materials shares, Lundin Gold (LUG.TO), Alamos Gold (AGI.TO), First Majestic Silver (FR.TO), MAG Silver Corp (MAG.TO),

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TEXEL signs an agreement with Arizona State University to move new battery technology towards commercialization in the US

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The battery technology development company, TEXEL Energy Storage (TEXEL), and Arizona State University (ASU) have signed a cooperation agreement with the purpose to bring a new battery technology towards commercialization in the United States. The new battery technology that is originally developed by Savannah River National laboratory (SRNL), is potentially much more cost effective than Lithium-Ion batteries in large scale and is 100% circular.

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), one of US Department of Energy’s (DOE) seventeen national laboratories, and the laboratory behind the development of the Hydrogen Bomb, also considered as one of the world’s leading research labs on hydrogen related technologies, has developed a new battery technology, based on thermochemical Metal Hydrides. In 2018, SRNL and TEXEL signed an exclusive agreement with the aim to move the technology towards commercialization.

“The new battery technology is a huge step forward

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Tech icon criticizes San Francisco, announces move to Florida: ‘Impossible to stay here’

Bay Area tech icon Keith Rabois announced he’s leaving San Francisco permanently — and he is criticizing the city on his way out.

Rabois, an early executive at PayPal, Square, LinkedIn and more, told Fortune he is “moving imminently” because he’s finding it “impossible to stay” in San Francisco. After living in the Bay Area for 20 years, he said he plans on moving to Florida.

“I think San Francisco is just so massively improperly run and managed that it’s impossible to stay here,” Rabois told Fortune. He told the publication other friends in his peer group have done the same, and a look at his Twitter account shows multiple tweets about the so-called San Francisco exodus.

Rabois is a legend in Silicon Valley as an investor and a tech exec. He rose to prominence as part of the PayPal Mafia,

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Apple’s New App Store Move Changes the Game for Indie App Developers

a close up of a toy: Apple's New App Store Move Changes the Game for Indie App Developers

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Apple’s New App Store Move Changes the Game for Indie App Developers

Watch for more app developers to get serious about their side hustles.


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Apple’s reduced commission rates for small businesses could unleash a new wave of creativity in its app marketplace, according to developers, who predict the new revenue will allow independent apps to add new features or hire new employees.

The tech giant this week announced that it would slash its App Store commission by half, to 15 percent from 30 percent, for iOS developers who qualified for a new program on small businesses. Those eligible include any developer new to the App Store, as well as developers who made up to $1 million in annual sales in 2020 for all their apps.

The move is a “huge deal” for small developers, says Charlie Chapman, an iOS developer who created the Dark Noise

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GoodRx CEO Shrugs Off $5 Billion Dive on Amazon Pharma Move

(Bloomberg) — Newly-listed GoodRx Holdings Inc. got caught in the crosshairs of Amazon.com Inc.’s latest plans to shake up the drug industry, triggering a wipeout of about $5 billion in market value in just two days. But its chief executive officer is shrugging it off.


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The Santa Monica, California-based company, mostly known for its prescription-drug pricing app, plunged to a record low of $33.51 on Wednesday in the wake of Amazon’s plans to sell medicines to its U.S. Prime members. GoodRx drew its first analyst downgrades after the news, with some saying Amazon’s foray could dampen the company’s growth.

GoodRx Squarely in Amazon Crosshairs With Pharmacy Launch: React

GoodRx shares have rebounded more than 15% in the last two trading sessions, though the stock has still shed more than 30% of its value from an Oct. 6 high. Wall Street analysts are split about its future returns, with

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