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Musk Narrows Hyperloop Pilot Possibilities
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Musk Narrows Hyperloop Pilot Possibilities

Few mass transit projects have garnered the attention of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop. For those needing a refresher, this is the high-speed, mag-lev-driven super train that will rely on powerful magnets and electric motors to shoot pressurized pods containing passengers or freight through long tubes at speeds reaching 750 mph.

Over the last few months, Musk has successfully built some test...

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Japanese Telecom Giant Acquiring Diverse Manufacturing Interests
Entrepreneurs

Japanese Telecom Giant Acquiring Diverse Manufacturing Interests

For those unfamiliar with the company, SoftBank is a Japanese telecommunications giant with over $800 billion in annual revenue. Rising from its humble origins as a software distributor in the early 1980s, today it serves as a key provider of mobile, internet and data services. Business has been good, and the company has begun to expand.

In June, it bought robot maker Boston Dynamics...

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