VMware is suing Rajiv Ramaswami, a senior executive who left earlier this month to become president and CEO of rival Nutanix, for allegedly failing to uphold his legal and contractual commitments to the company. Ramaswami, during his time as COO of products and services at VMware, allegedly spent two months “secretly meeting” with Nutanix’s senior executives and board of directors about the...
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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