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Why is Apple building a large-scale battery division?

”Apple is being sued for allegedly poaching employees from lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems,” Stephanie Mlot reports for PC Magazine.

“According to the filing, Cupertino snagged five employees, all of whom had signed non-disclosure agreements with A123 that prevented them from working with a competitor for one year after leaving A123,” Mlot reports. 226 more words

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Lawsuit claims Apple poaching auto engineers to build large-scale battery division

”Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple Inc for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence that the iPhone maker may be developing a car,” Deepa Seetharaman and Edwin Chan report for Reuters. 313 more words

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Apple poached workers for new battery division, A123 Systems lawsuit claims

”Apple Inc. poached workers from battery manufacturer A123 Systems Inc. in order to develop its own ‘large scale battery division’ that would compete with A123, despite employment agreements, according to a suit removed to Massachusetts federal court Tuesday,” Brandon Lowrey reports for Law360. 58 more words

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Calacanis: Apple will buy Tesla for $75 billion

”Angel investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis believes Apple will purchase Tesla for the eye-popping sum of $75 billion within the next 18 months,” Nicole Arce reports for Tech Times. 325 more words

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New, high-energy rechargeable batteries

Researchers develop molten air battery with commercial potential

Molten air batteries have significantly increased storage capacity over lithium batteries.

June 27, 2014

While electric vehicles offer many advantages–including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the country’s dependence on imported petroleum–at least one barrier stands in the way of their large-scale adoption: “range anxiety.” 497 more words

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Don’t stress about Apple Watch's battery life – it’s a 500 year old issue

”The ‘leak’ via 9to5Mac of what’s alleged to be Apple’s battery life performance targets last week has added a whole new spin to the rumour mills, and delighted both Apple fans and critics alike,” Kit Eaton writes for Medium. 395 more words

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New glass might double battery capacity - Futurity

NEW GLASS MIGHT DOUBLE BATTERY CAPACITY

ETH ZURICHrightOriginal Study

Posted by Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich on January 14, 2015

Today’s lithium-ion batteries are good, but not good enough for future energy demands. 968 more words