Gonzalo Higuain transfer confirmed by Chelsea: Striker outlines Stamford Bridge ambitions

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Higuain, who joins on loan until the end of the current campaign. The Blues announced the arrival of the Argentina international by saying: “Gonzalo Higuain has today joined Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season. “The 31-year-old striker moves to Stamford Bridge from Italian side Juventus. “He […]

To bid or not to bid?: Calgarians will decide fate of city's Olympic ambitions

The future of Calgary's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics will become clear this week. On Tuesday, Calgary voters will go to the polls to register their opinion on whether or not they want to host the world. The vote is technically not binding, but make no mistake, the future of the bid hangs in the […]

Spinning in Circles: Mazda’s Rotary Ambitions Still Very Much Alive

It seems like we get a new update about Mazda’s plan for the rotary engine every few months. The automaker kept tinkering with the technology after the RX-8’s demise, but efficiency mandates left the high-revving Wankel on the sidelines, prohibiting the introduction of a true successor to the rotary coupe. Yet the motor hung around […]

Guitar-maker Gibson files for bankruptcy to leave its electronics ambitions behind

Enlarge / A Gibson Les Paul Standard with a “desertburst” finish from 2006. (credit: Freebird / Flickr via Creative Commons) Other than the Fender Stratocaster, there are few electric guitars more steeped in blues and rock history than the Les Paul. It has famously been played by Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Pete Townshend, among […]

US driven by neo-imperialist ambitions in interfering in other countries' affairs – Lavrov

Moscow views US attempts to interfere into other countries’ affairs as “neo-imperial ambitions,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Read more Speaking on Thursday after a meeting with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Lavrov also stated that Moscow has never meddled in Washington’s affairs, and there has never been a fact that signals otherwise. In the […]

Spotify’s hardware ambitions seem like a risky distraction

Look, it’s no secret that Spotify is out to make its own hardware. As of last April, Spotify was already looking for people to help craft “a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo and Snap Spectacles.” (In hindsight, Spotify’s HR team probably should’ve left that last thing off the list.) More recently, […]

More businesses are closing the gap between AI ambitions and implementation

GUEST: In 2017, MITSloan Management Review (MIT SMR) conducted a global survey of more than 3,000 executives, managers, and analysts on the current state of AI and the potential that exists. The results reveal that there’s still a significant “gap between ambition and execution.” Three out of four executives believe that AI will allow their […]

Musk revises his Mars ambitions, and they seem a little bit more real

Enlarge / SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress on September 29, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (credit: Mark Brake/Getty Images) Yes, Elon Musk still absolutely wants to go to Mars. But in a speech delivered Friday in Adelaide, Australia, the founder of SpaceX opened the door to sending humans to the Moon […]

Oath CEO Tim Armstrong has changed his story on Verizon’s ad ambitions (VZ)

Verizon’s Oath message has changed from data-driven targeting toward showcasing a stable of content brands. CEO Tim Armstrong is talking less about challenging Facebook and Google and ad targeting overall. During an Advertising Week keynote, however, he did say YouTube’s recent issues with brand safety helped Oath bring in more ad revenue. Oath CEO Tim […]