Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) Lures Influential Apple Software Veteran To Improve Its Autopilot Product

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) moving in diverse range of trends as shares traded at $229.87 with declines of -0.61%. Tesla Motors (TSLA) reported that it had lured an influential Apple software veteran to improve its Autopilot product. Chris Lattner had worked at Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 11 years where he led development of its popular Swift programming language for app development. He has been named vice president of Autopilot software at Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA).

“We are very excited that Chris is joining Tesla to lead our Autopilot engineering team and accelerate the future of autonomous driving,” Tesla said in a blog post about the hire. Tesla last year switched from Mobileye to working with Santa Clara-based Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) to develop the hardware used for its self-driving features. But it has been developing the software on its own.

To knowledge the question of growth, it has annual sales growth for the past five year of 103.20%. While past twelve months price to sales ratio recorded as 6.22 and price to cash ratio remained 11.96.

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Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) walks on mix trends in market as shares rose 1.41% to at $96.13 having average volume of 940.94. Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ- ALGN) declared that Lynn Pendergrass will join the company on February 27, 2017 in the newly created position of vice president and managing director of the Americas region, reporting to president and CEO Joe Hogan. Chris Puco, vice president and managing director of North America, and Ritesh Sharma, managing director of Latin America, will report directly to Ms. Pendergrass. Chris Puco will remain a member of Align’s executive management committee.

Speaking from Align’s North America sales kickoff meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, Joe Hogan, president and CEO, said, “As our business continues to grow and expand we must scale our organization to support the rapidly changing dynamics of our market, technology, and consumer channels. With our expansion into Brazil and greater Latin America, I felt it is important to bring all our activities in the Americas region under one leader, similar to our EMEA and APAC regions. I am very excited to introduce Lynn to the entire North America team as we kick off our momentum for the year ahead. She will be instrumental in creating a unified organization and strategy that builds on our success in North America and leverages our initial progress in Latin America to achieve the full potential that the Americas region represents.” The stock held beta value of 1.41, while return on equity ratio was 21.10%.

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Apptio, Inc. (NASDAQ:APTI) to close at $17.38 by are plunging -2.85% with session volume was recorded 256515. Apptio, Inc. (NASDAQ- APTI) introduced the next generation of its Bill of IT application. With it, IT leaders can now showcase the services provided to their business partners and demonstrate their value across both traditional and cloud-only environments.

“In many enterprise organizations, IT leaders provide their business partners with a monthly ‘bill’ accounting for the IT services used by each business unit. Lacking detailed transparency or defensible allocations, these bills often serve as a source of tension,” said Ted Kummert, Apptio EVP of Engineering. “Apptio’s new Bill of IT application solves this problem by creating a detailed, customized bill allowing IT and their partners to confidently collaborate on spending decisions.” As concerns of stock price volatility, it was 4.04% for a week and 5.67% for a month.

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Lisa Mayfield

Lisa Mayfield is a general assignment reporter for Seneca Globe New, based at the network’s headquarters in Sterling, VA. Lisa graduated from New York University, majoring in Social Science with a double concentration in Finance and Media Studies. Email: lisa.mayfield@senecaglobe.com

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