This week: Toyota aims to phase out gasoline-powered cars by mid-century; World Statistics Day gives us numbers to notice; Is Paper the answer to online collaboration? LinkedIn changes Group features
Toyota Aims to Put Combustion Engines to Bed by 2050
In business innovation news . . .Toyota is planning to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles and reduce emissions by 90 percent by 2050. Hydrogen vehicles, not electric cars, will be the means by which the company plans to meet its goals. Read more . . .
What Are the Odds? There Really Is a Day Set Aside to Highlight Statistics
World Statistics Day was observed on October 20 to highlight the role statistics play in bettering our lives. A few notable stats released about business:
There were 30.5 million businesses in the U.S. in 2013. That includes both non-employer businesses and businesses with paid employees.
85.8 percent of workers commute to work by car.
The national mean time to commute to work was 26 minutes in 2014.
And here’s another one, just for the heck of it: The current U.S. population is estimated at 321.9 million. The country’s population in 1776 was 2.5 million. Read more interesting stats . . .
LinkedIn Introduces Changes to Groups
Like it or not, LinkedIn has introduced major changes to its Groups. From what I’ve read online, some users think it’s about time some of the changes were made because they think they’ll reduce the spam that’s become such a hallmark of Groups. Others, of course, are unhappy and letting LinkedIn know about it. Here’s a summary of the major changes. What do you think of them?