Category Archives: Money

Merck & Co. (MRK) Bets $450 Million on Bay Area’s NGM

New Jersey-headquartered biopharmaceutical company Merck & Co. (MRK) announced today that it has entered a multi-year collaboration to research, discover, develop and commercialize biologic therapies with NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-owned biotechnology company. The deal is worth approximately $450 million. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles about hi-tech, startups and new technologies to draw attention to e-waste…
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Sprint launches Smartphone Encore Challenge

Challenge designed to help reduce electronic waste and encourage mobile innovation. Sprint, Overland Park, Kansas, has launched its inaugural Smartphone Encore Challenge in conjunction with Brightstar Corp., Miami, and HOBI International, Batavia, Illinois. Sprint says the challenge calls for students to find profitable and innovative ways to repurpose old smartphones or their components. Nonprofit Net…
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Why Apple should build its own car

Can Apple build a new car? It’s no more laughable than the idea that Apple, or Radio Shack, could create a personal computer infrastructure in the 1970s and challenge the dominance of IBM mainframes or Digital Equipment Corp. minicomputers. Multiple published reports of the past week say Apple has hired hundreds of people known for automotive…
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Apple-The-Record-Label

You better believe that when Apple’s streaming music service comes out later this year, it’s going to come hard. Apple’s MO is to arrive late but with superior firepower, as it did with the iPhone and will with the upcoming Apple Watch. What does that mean for its quest to steamroll Spotify, Google Play, Deezer,…
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Gartner, IDC: Hyperscale Data Centers Drive Server Sales

Both IDC and Gartner think growth in the server market is being driven primarily by investment in hyperscale data centers. The top four customers in the server market are cloud service providers, accounting for a fifth of all servers shipped, according to IDC. The two research firms released their third-quarter worldwide server revenue figures this…
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Berkeley Continues to go “Green” in a $100B+ Industry

Going “green” in chemistry has become a lot more lucrative than was anticipated just 18 short months ago. In June of 2013, Biotechnology Calendar Inc. reported that the green chemistry market was expected to grow from $2.8 billion in 2011 to $98.5B by 2020 and will save the industry $65.5B. However, recent reports indicate that…
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How Data Center Operators Can Avoid Energy Price Hikes This Winter

Energy consumption is one of the largest operating expenses for a data center, contributing to nearly 50 percent of total operating expenses. Due to last winter’s “polar vortex” that caused a deep freeze in much of the U.S., many large energy consumers in unregulated markets saw their energy prices quadruple. In fact, we have seen…
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What Pundits Think: Cloud Predictions 2015

While some trends in the cloud market in 2015 will signal maturity – trends like consolidation and cloud service portfolio pruning, for example – some are shifts of non-organic nature. Examples of the latter include a growing focus on Asia and the effects of new data privacy legislation around the world on cloud decisions. Excess…
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Managing Obsolescence

One of the best approaches for proactively managing obsolescence is to develop and maintain a multiyear capital plan that explicitly designates a specific portion for instrument replacement each year. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle obsolete electronics and e-waste to protect the environment. We'd like you to recycle e waste instead of disposing…
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Six Sigma to Reduce Excess and Obsolete Inventory

Excess and obsolete inventory write-offs are chronic supply chain problems costing businesses billions of dollars each year. Unfortunately, improvement projects that are deployed to eliminate these problems often have a short-term focus. In other words, the current levels of excess and obsolete inventory are usually addressed, but not the root causes of the problem. Excess Logic continues…
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Depreciation of Business Assets

Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle used electronic and computer equipment to protect the environment. We'd like you to recycle e waste and we hope you enjoy the article. In an effort to stimulate the economy by encouraging businesses to buy new assets, Congress approved special depreciation and expensing rules for property acquired…
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7 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips for Small Business

Excess Logic continues reposting articles for startups. We trying to pay your attention how important to e-waste recycling of used electronic and computer equipment to protect the environment. We hope this article will be  helpful for you. Although tax season is still a few weeks away, now is the time to take advantage of a basket of…
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How to Estimate the Cost of Starting a Business from Scratch

How much does it cost to start your own business? Of course, the answer depends on your business model and your chosen industry. However, a useful estimate based on a 2009 study conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation  puts the average cost of starting a new business from scratch at just over $30,000. Many small…
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Tax Code & Writing Off Inventory

If your business has an inventory, its value is an important part of your taxable income. Writing off inventory that's damaged, stolen or unsellable can cut your tax bill. Federal tax law allows you to write off items you lose to theft or disaster, and there are steps you can take to claim a tax…
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The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business (In Detail)

Digital detective. Health care disrupter. Purveyor of all things organic. These are just some of the most promising ground-floor opportunities in 2014. Some entrepreneurs are drawn to the New New Thing; they hunger for a first-mover advantage. To them we say, best of luck. Others want to enter a promising industry early on, but with some…
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The One Sign You Will Be Rich

When I was studying Philosophy at Berkeley, a friend told me that she could tell who was going to be rich and who was not. Fascinating, I thought. But when I asked how, she refused to answer and only said that I would figure it out. So after 20 years of thinking about it, I…
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Ebay Suspended Account Guide – How to Get Back on Ebay and Paypal

This is the very short trimmed guide on how to get back onto ebay after your buyer or seller accounts got suspended or limited. If you need more in-depth information, then visit my website for: eBay Stealth - The Complete Suspended eBay Account Guide. Please note that we will be making a fully anonymous eBay…
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