Toyz Nation's Blog – October 2012 Archive (7)

Exclusive Interview with Chris Paul CP3 (Detroit is back Series)

When challenges are placed before us, our true character is forged by how we respond and by our ability to influence others through the character we exhibit. A native of Lewisville, North Carolina (near Winston Salem), Chris Paul has faced challenges in his life. His grandfather, Nathaniel Jones was brutally murdered by five teenagers. Chris Paul's grandfather was…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ralph Gilles SRT CEO & Chrysler Global Design Chief (Detroit is back Series) pt 2.

"Hes gonna wear me out. Im gonna need a couch here…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ralph Gilles SRT CEO & Chrysler Global Design Chief (Detroit is back Series) pt 1.

 

Following the career of Global Design Director, Ralph Gilles has been an amazing voyage. In 2005, while Chrysler was merged with Daimler, I interviewed a then young designer on-the-rise about his work with the rear-wheel drive LX platform and his iconic design work on the 300. His legend has since grown and outside events have shaped the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 28, 2012 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Exclusive Interview with GM President of North America Mark Reuss (Detroit is back Series)

Mark Reuss has had a huge challenge being at the helm as President of North America at General Motors. An engineer by trade, Mark has the monumental task of overseeing the legendary brands Billy Durant put together to form GM and bring them to resurgence in the main market that matters to the tax payers who made the sacrifice begrudgingly, under the stewardship of…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 28, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ford CEO Alan Mulally (Detroit is back Series)

An affable CEO, who made his name with his superb leadership at airplane manufacturer, Boeing, Alan Mulally fundamentally changed the trajectory of Ford and saved the iconic brand in probably the most tumultuous stage in its history. By the time Alan Mulally took the reigns of Ford in 2006, the seeds of the industry collapse of…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Fisker Automotive Founder Henry Fisker

As Fisker came up for his DOE loan under the department of Energy Advanced Technology vehicle manufacturing loan program created in 2008 with a fund of $25 billion authorized under section 136 of the …

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 22, 2012 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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Aibo update lets you program your robot puppy's actions

Not happy with what Sony's reborn Aibo can do? You now have the power to make it do more. Sony has rolled out a 2.50 update for the robot dog that enables, among other things, a web-based interface for programming actions. Beginners can use a visu...

Huawei's foldable Mate X smartphone goes on sale in China

There's finally a major foldable smartphone on the market beyond the Galaxy Fold... if you live in China. As promised, Huawei has started selling the Mate X through its Vmall online store. It'll cost a steep 16,999 yuan (about $2,400 US), but you'll...

Redbox will stop selling Disney movie codes as part of settlement

Disney's lawsuit against Redbox is over, and it's not great news for Redbox. The two sides have agreed to a settlement that will have Redbox stop the sale of movie download codes from Disney disc packs. Attorneys for Disney had accused Redbox of vi...

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