Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 37


Tide TIPS: Volume 37

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Uber Promises Flying Cars by 2020

Would you rather be picked up by a driverless Uber or airlifted by a flying uber? The choice may be yours to make in just a few short years. Uber announced its plans to create a network of flying cars in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai by 2020. The network is where their plans end, however. Another company will need to create the flying vehicle, and another company will need to build the infrastructure. And then someone must take on the small task of getting the FAA on board (pun intended).  With all this in the air (pun again intended), perhaps Uber can distract from their problems on the ground. (Wired)

Don’t Stress

The end of the semester is always crunch-time here at The University of Alabama, but Entrepreneur has five ways to keep stress levels relatively low. First- keep it simple and prioritize. Work smarter, not harder, and focus on what matters. Third, take control of one situation at a time rather than allowing yourself to become overwhelmed by several different situations. Fourth, when you do become overwhelmed, take a break in order to gain perspective and prevent burn-outs. Finally, plan ahead to ensure you have a schedule that streamlines your workload. And if all this fails, have some chocolate and take a deep breath. (Entrepreneur)

Amazon is about to take over another industry

The company has been awarded a patent for an on-demand manufacturing system that can produce clothing as soon as a customer orders it.  This threatens most of the traditional clothing supply chain, since the computerized system includes textile printers, cutters, and assembly lines. Amazon’s apparel business is already expected to surpass Macy’s as the top clothing retailer in the US by the end of the year. And by the end of next year, we may all be pledging allegiance to the United States of Amazon. (WGSN)

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