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Versalis, Italy's largest chemical manufacturer, and Genomatica, a San Jose-based technology leader for the chemical industry, have announced the establishment of a technology joint venture for bio-based butadiene from non-food biomass. Butadiene is a raw material used in the production of rubber for tires, electrical appliances, footwear, plastics...

by Carolyne Zinko and Valerie Demicheva   Coming but not going: The Salvatore Ferragamo store, which opened with great fanfare at 233 Geary St. in September 2000 (nearly the entire Italian clan flew in, Union Square was tented, Tony Bennett sang a benefit concert), is moving to 236 Post St. and will open officially on Jan. 8.   To mar...

The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) will host more than 35 unique and historic Italian exotic cars as part of its Motor Press Guild (MPG) Motoring Invitational presented by Alfa Romeo on November 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center's Gilbert Lindsay Plaza.   Alfa Romeo will be this year's featured marque, and to honor this special...

di Mauro Battocchi   The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco presented a spectacular celebration of Made in Italy at the Consulate last week. As the 250 guests enjoyed fine wines by Montresor Vineyards and authentic Italian food by Emporio Rulli, they also enjoyed first-hand exposure to timeless brands crafted by Italy's finest artisan...

Experience some of the best that Italy has to offer in fashion, art, food, and wine, and celebrate the Holidays Italian style at the new FRAU Shoes store at Westfield Century City! Special promotion included!   LIKE FRAU Shoes on Facebook for more info and special promotions! Address: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. -...

di Michele Masneri   San Francisco. Si arriva al consolato italiano dalle parti di Pacific Heights naturalmente in Uber, a chilometri zero, perché la società ha sede qui in città e i tassisti, sparuti, sono ormai quasi un'attrazione turistica. Qualche giorno fa la compagnia locale di taxi è fallita, nessuno ha attaccato i concorrenti, c'è la...

The Startup School is a three-week program in San Francisco, that offers selected participants both theoretical and experiential learning of what it's like to be a Silicon Valley startup. Aimed at teaching participants to think like an entrepreneur, the workshop is also tailored to address the entrepreneurial needs of students and professionals to...

by Bob Golfen   With some of the world's greatest Italian sports cars from the past and present standing nearby, Ruben Ruiz's minivan was a source of constant attention. Of course, this was Concorso Italiano and this was no ordinary minivan. Ruiz was more than happy to give curious spectators tours of his 1958 Fiat Multipla 600, which h...

Mosaicon ha vinto il premio Stevie come società più innovativa d'Europa nel 2016. Ne dà notizia il sito della scaleup siciliana guidata da Ugo Parodi Giusino e il sito del Silver Stevie Award (The World Premier Business Competition, recita il payoff). Si tratta di un riconoscimento internazionale giunto alla sua tredicesima edizione che seleziona l...

The first computer mouse was wooden. Designed by Douglas Engelbart in 1967, the gadget was essentially a wooden block with two wheels on it. Rudimentary to say the least, but the mouse marked a huge step forward in computer user interface. Check it.   Guerrino de Luca, the Italian CEO of Logitech, recently let us in on a little secret. The b...

Often with cars like the Volkswagen Beetle or Fiat 500, the curse of cuteness can be totally reversed by adding slick wheels, applying a few decals, and slamming the sucker. You don't even have to touch the engine. Fleets of first-gen Scion xBs roll around Los Angeles in just such a fashion. They might make the same 108 hp as those transporting the...

The fine Italian wrought iron Furnishing Collections of CIANI - EMPORIO SAN FIRENZE www.EmporioSanFirenze.com have continually satisfied the need for art and commercial production, typical of the evolution of artisan workmanship from the Florentine Renaissance to today.   Each product begins with hand drawings and is then fabricated by...