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In the past weeks important announcements were made by American companies. Cisco, Apple and GE informed that they plan to carry out R&D investment in Italy. In fact, Italy is one of the six leading manufacturing countries in the world, second in Europe only to Germany, ahead of France and the United Kingdom.   Now that the Italian Govern...

By Charles Fleming   Sport utility vehicles are hot, and Alfa Romeo and Maserati want in on the action. The two Italian nameplates are trying to raise brand awareness by each adding an SUV to their sports car and luxury car lineups.   The hope is to attract new buyers by giving them a vehicle they find more useful than, say, an A...

Petersen Automotive Museum - 6060 Wilshire Blvd - Los Angeles, CA 90036. Five bays show the entire process of manufacturing a modern car. Visitors start out in an area with raw materials – steel, aluminum and unfinished leather – then are guided through the manufacturing process through to a finished car.   Despite the widespread a...

by Mauro Battocchi   For the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti presents in San Francisco and the Bay Area the culture, beauty and innovation of 'Made in Italy' design: a week of exhibitions, debate and comparison between the cutting edge models of Italian production and the technology of Silicon Valley towa...

"We don't sell cars. We sell history, nostalgia and style." If you love vintage cars and you walk in at EuroClassix, you immediately understand that this is all true: as these cars are as familiar to their owners as their childhoods, you can feel the passion mixed with knowledge, the Italian style interlacing with history spread all around.  ...

L'ICE - Agenzia organizza, in occasione del Cleantech Forum che si terra' a San Francisco dal 18 al 20 marzo 2013, una missione di operatori del settore delle energie rinnovabili e delle tecnologie a impatto zero, interessate a sviluppare forme di partenariato e di collaborazione industriale. L'iniziativa rientra nel programma di attivita' nell'amb...

By Mauro Battocchi Con la disoccupazione in Italia al 13 per cento, fa un certo effetto entrare nel sito di Funambol, azienda californiana di software, e scoprire che sono aperte sette posizioni per ingegneri e sistemisti con sede di lavoro a Pavia. Provare per credere. Ma come? Questo non quadra con la teoria che gli altri sono sempre più bravi....

By Mauro Battocchi   Among the various incubators and accelerators of the Bay Area, US MAC lead by Alfredo Coppola stands out for good reason.   For 17 years, the firm has been focused on finding promising tech ideas abroad and bringing them to thrive in the heart of Silicon Valley. And they do this on a prolific scale: US MAC has adv...

The iconic Italian jewelry company Bulgari takes the colloquial expression "bling bling" to a whole new level. Trendsetter in every sense of the word, Bulgari is always at the forefront of opulent luxury. It is a brand synonymous with glamour and celebrity, a personal favorite of icons like Elizabeth Taylor. The De Young Museum in San Francisco is...

Dal foglio di carta al successo la strada di una startup non è semplice, ma c'è chi ha deciso di fare qualcosa per renderla più facile da percorrere. Come hanno fatto tre giovani italiani che da Roma si sono trasferiti da tempo negli Stati Uniti, a San Francisco, e da circa un anno e mezzo seguono da vicino le startup e la loro realizzazione. &nbs...

By Roberto Bonzio   Quando era arrivato in California, aveva solo 29 anni ma nel giro di pochi mesi aveva compiuto una straordinaria performance entrando nella storia delle biotecnologie con un contributo fondamentale ad una invenzione di portata storica: l'insulina sintetica, rampa di lancio per un settore oggi in primo piano della scienza...

"We started to explore new opportunities related to wearable tech devices more than a year ago. In recent months we met several times with Intel.   Their research team first came to see us at our center in Agordo, and later we went to Santa Clara, in California. At this point, why not signing a partnership?" said Massimo Vian, Luxottica CEO,...