When Zack Brown posted a campaign on Kickstarter, he probably did not expected to raise over $70,000 — the proceeds dropped by about $30,000 to around $46,000 for some reason. Brown wants to use the proceeds for good. The campaign had a $10 goal and it hit over 4,000 backers in under a week.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has opened its first Supercharger in France earlier this month. The Supercharger is located in Auxerre. It has two spots with total output of 135 kW. It appears to be one of the temporary mobile units. There is one more charging point (3-phase AC with 2x 22 kWs) next to the Supercharger. Tesla Motors has opened 27 Supercharger stations in Europe as a whole so far.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is investing $55 million into a 100 acre and 17.5-megawatt solar farm in North Carolina. Claremont City signed off on a development agreement with Apple on Monday to annex land for its new solar farm. This investment further proves Apple is committed to fighting climate change by investing in renewable resources. This past April, Apple said that its data centers and 120 retail stores would be powered with renewable resources. Apple’s new headquarters will also run on green energy.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is being sued in China over trademark infringement. Zhan Baosheng registered the rights to the name before Tesla Motors entered China. He is asking that Tesla Motors shutdown down its showrooms, service centers, and Superchargers in China. He is also asking Tesla Motors to stop all sales and marketing activities in China along with paying him 23.9 million yuan ($3.9 million) in compensation.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has patented a way for building devices using all-glass outer casings by fusing together pieces. The all-glass device casings could be used for holding the inside components of an iOS device or a monitor.
Google Localization senior project manager Ian Hill announced that Gmail has added 13 new languages, which includes Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, and Zulu. Gmail is already available in 58 languages, bringing the total to 71. These languages cover 94% of the world’s Internet population.