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The Future Didn’t Arrive Fast Enough for Ford CEO Mark Fields
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This post originally ran in VentureBeat Ford announced that CEO Mark Fields retired on Monday and will be replaced by Jim Hackett.  After months of shareholder grumblings about Ford’s tumbling stock price, it’s obvious that Fields’ hand was forced, but he was allowed a graceful exit. Ford’s stock has tumbled […]

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Is Ford Starting to Look More Like a Tech Company?
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Auto manufacturers are usually only known for speed, agility, and risk-taking at the racetrack. When it comes to developing products, their moves are calculated, built-to-budget, and many years in the making. The industry’s adversity to risk frequently results in designed-by-committee cars that put sales numbers and margins ahead of innovation. […]

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This Week in Monetization – #MWC17 Edition
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Happy Friday! Whether you are hitting the slopes or doing something more staycation-y this weekend, mobile tech will probably make it better. Some lucky Aria folks were at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, so we all have mobile on our minds. At MWC, Ford dropped some futuristic delivery […]

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Automakers are on Board with Connected Services
By: Brendan O'Brien

Brendan O'Brien

This article was originally published at VentureBeat. The Internet of Things has created a new market in the automotive industry, one which is showing no signs of slowing down. Connected cars and their associated services are expected to grow from $13.6 to over $42 billion by 2022. A glimpse of […]

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This Week in Monetization – Jan. 26, 2017
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Happy Friday! As California begins to drown its way out of the drought, more companies are swimming in recurring revenue from new lines of business and acquisitions. This week we’ll look at Sprint catching a wave with Jay Z’s Tidal, Ford and General Motors diving into mobility, and Cisco pouring […]

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Growing Connected Car Revenue Marries Automakers to Silicon Valley
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Silicon Valley and Detroit are starting to look more like an official couple these days as connected car services promise to drive new recurring revenue streams for OEMs. The engagement of tires and tech is a match made in heaven with connected car services projected to deliver over $42 billion […]

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Ford to Offer Fully Autonomous Car by 2021
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Just 10 years ago, autonomous cars were still largely science fiction fodder. With Ford’s announcement that it will offer fully autonomous cars by 2021, it’s now well on the road to reality. This is the first unequivocal announcement of a date for a driverless car by any auto manufacturer—not even […]

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Is Carsharing Really Reducing Car Ownership?
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Every time a new carsharing service pops up, people raise their arms and cheer that traditional car ownership is over. Tomorrow there will be no more dealerships, no more salespeople, no more financing. Nobody in their right mind would miss the haggle-and-hassle misery of the dealership, but is carsharing really […]

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