August 7, 2018 · Technology · (No comments)

Alex Hern is an entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded many businesses over the past fifteen years. He has been known to start a business, bring it to full circle and make it a success, then turn and sell it for a much larger profit than what he put into it.

Over the last fifteen years, Alex Hern has founded or co-founded more than a half dozen firms. He has been on the chairman of the board of many of these organizations. Given his track history it is no wonder that he has founded or co-founded a number of business entities.

His current venture is Silicon Surf. He is the co-founder of this business. Alex Hern sits on the board of this organization. This is a Southern California technology start up. He is also, the founder and CEO of a company called Tags. Tags is business that concentrates on assisting us with chatting with one another. Learn more about Alex at UCSD.edu.

When searching for Alex Hern’s educational background, there could be none found. He has worked across multiple industries with his background. There have been seven industries that he has worked across. Currently, he is the co-founder, co-Chief Executive Officer, and co-chairman of Tsunami VR, Inc.

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Tsunami VR, Inc. is a company that he co-founded recently. This is his latest endeavor. At Tsunami VR., Inc. they specialize in making the work-place more efficient. They service industries in Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Equipment, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Energy, Automotive, Manufacturing, and construction.

Tsunami VR, Inc. is a digital meeting place. They specialize in an anytime, anywhere meeting place attitude. They have a Tsunami Studio and a Tsunami Workplaces. The studio specializes in 3D visualization solutions. Visit tsunamixr.com to know more.

Alex Hern has been a busy man. We expect to hear more about Alex in the near future. When he sells Tsunami VR, Inc. we can expect he will profit.

July 14, 2018 · Technology, Zipcar · (No comments)

Zipcar is an American company that allows members to pick up a car in one section of a city, drive it to their destination and leave the car at that place. There is no need to return a car to a rental agency.

Zipcar is now planning to expand into the London market with a fleet of all-electric vehicles. Zipcar has an agreement with Volkswagen to supply 300 Volskwagen e-Golfs to the city of London by the end of 2018. These vehicles will produce absolutely no greenhouse gas emissions.

This new expansion is viewed as having winners in multiple areas. Zipcar will be able to expand its business in one of the busiest cities in the world. There are currently 200,000 registered Zipcar members in the greater London area.

Those who don’t want to own a car will benefit from the service. Many only need a car occasionally, and this service will meet a growing need.

London is having air-quality issues, and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has issued a transportation initiative that has called for more utilization of public transportation. He also wants car free days in some areas. However, zero emission cars such as this Volkswagen e-Golfs would help to alleviate some of the air quality problems within the city.

Another potential winner is Volkswagen. The scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s diesel cars has hurt the company. Good publicity from its association with Zipcar can only help to boost Volkswagen’s reputation.

If this initial roll out of e-vehicles is successful, Zipcar plans to add additional vehicles to its London fleet. By the end of the year, the number of Zipcar zero emission vehicles in London may be near 325.

If you need to evacuate or you lose power, then you will be happy to know that there is an app for that. The name of the app is #SCEmergency. You will get alerts when there is an emergency. You will also be able to get emergency tips.

Additionally, the app can tell you what route to take if there is an emergency and what items you need. You can download the app for free on Google Play or Apple. You can install it on your smart phone. Derrec Becker is the spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division. He stated that the app has been in the making for the past two years.

Not only has the SC Emergency Management Department created an app, but they have also revamped their website. It cost them $100,000 to revamp the website. They stated that this app allows people to take more responsibility when a disaster hits.

Kim Stenson is the division director. She stated that this is a life safety issue. Many people choose to stay when they are told to evacuate. When Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016, only 50 percent of people choose to evacuate. The same thing happened when Hurricane Irma hit back in 2017.

Kim stated that disaster preparedness is something that she is concerned about. She stated that it is important to be prepared because you do not know when you will be able to get help. Many people have to wait several hours or days before they get help.

A select group of people in South Carolina will be the test subjects for a new project designed to make an Uber ride safer.

The city of Charleston has been selected as a test site by Uber for a new 911 app keyed specifically to Uber rides. The app will automatically upload a rider’s trip details and his or her location to a emergency dispatcher. The app will be super easy and quick to use if the rider feels threatened during the ride. Some observers call it, “the panic button.”

Officials with Uber declined to say why South Carolina’s largest city is the perfect location to test the new security app, but they the 911 application will go nationwide if all goes well. The application is designed to enhance both rider and driver safety.

Making the app work involves solving a number of critical logistical and technological problems. For one thing, Uber needs software that can search databases geographically to enable riders to connect with local emergency services while essentially being a moving target.

Uber has been growing rapidly in popularity in South Carolina for several years. It surpassed the 1 million ride mark there almost three years ago and has completed millions more rides since. The company has experienced some growing pains here, however.

For example, South Carolina does not allow cab drivers to accept cash of any kind, including tips. But the Uber does not allow for accepting electronic tips. That means driver must technically break the law when the take a cash gratuity, so many are doing it “under the radar.”

As for the new 911 app, it’s all part of Uber’s effort to go the extra mile in dealing with one of the challenges the company has faced often — the issue of safety.