Tesla’s electric ‘Semi Truck’ signals future, but risks straining company resources

On Thursday Tesla will unveil an electric semi-truck, the company’s first and much anticipated freight industry vehicle.Arthur Wheaton, an automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations says that while the shift to electric trucks makes sense in the long term, Tesla may be straining its resources. Bio: […]

H1-B visa overhaul robs US of future tech leaders

Greg Morrisett, dean of Cornell University’s Computing and Information Science, says Trump’s immigration policies hinder high-skilled workers’ entry into the country and will affect creation of future STEM jobs. Bio: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~jgm/   Morrisett says: “Steve Jobs’s father immigrated from Syria. The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, immigrated from India. Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, immigrated from […]

Investors beware: Snap’s secrecy at odds with IPO

Drew Pascarella, lecturer of finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, says that the photo-sharing social network Snap, which officially filed for an IPO on Thursday, has a history of secrecy that is at odds with its now public profile.   Bio: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile?id=ddp4   Pascarella says: “Investors, beware. Snap’s dismissive behavior towards […]

Sale of Yahoo’s Internet business would be premature

Yahoo’s board is holding talks this week to discuss the firm’s future, with news reports alleging the company is considering selling its core Internet business. Aija Leiponen, associate professor at Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, says recent acquisitions have yet to pay off and – instead of selling – Yahoo should consider waiting […]