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Wi-fi charging tech developer Powermat pivots to industrial capabilities with Jetsons Robotics partnerhsip

Wi-fi charging tech developer Powermat pivots to industrial capabilities with Jetsons Robotics partnerhsip

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When the two year-old Indian company Jetsons Robotics began searching for a partner to help design charging stations for their autonomous rooftop solar installation cleaning robots, the Israeli company Powermat was an obvious choice. While the company had made its name as the designer for wireless charging technologies for consumer electronics, over the past two…
Digital securities platform iSTOX closes $50 million Sequence A to achieve private fairness accessible to more investors

Digital securities platform iSTOX closes $50 million Sequence A to achieve private fairness accessible...

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Oi Yee Choo, chief commercial officer of digital securities platform iSTOX iSTOX, a digital securities platform that wants to make private equity investment more accessible, has added new investors from Japan to its Series A round, bringing its total to $50 million. Two of its new backers are the government-owned Development Bank of Japan and…
Indian stock exchanges approve $3.4B Reliance and Future deal in setback for Amazon

Indian stock exchanges approve $3.4B Reliance and Future deal in setback for Amazon

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Indian stock exchanges approved the $3.4 billion deal between retail giants Reliance Retail and Future Group on late Wednesday in yet another setback for Amazon, which has invested over $6.5 billion in the world’s second largest internet market and sought to block the aforementioned deal. The Bombay Stock Exchange said in a notification that it…
Wattpad, the storytelling platform, is selling to South Korea’s Naver for $600 million

Wattpad, the storytelling platform, is selling to South Korea’s Naver for $600 million

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Wattpad, the 14-year-old, Toronto-based, venture-backed storytelling platform with reach into a number of verticals, is being acquired by Naver, the South Korean conglomerate, in a $600 million cash-and-stock deal. Naver plans to incorporate at least part of the business into another of its holdings, the publishing platform Webtoon, which Naver launched in 2004, brought to…
Reflections on the first all-virtual CES

Reflections on the first all-virtual CES

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I’ve spent more time than I care to mention over the last several years wondering aloud about the value of in-person trade shows. There’s something seemingly antiquated in the idea of jamming a bunch of people in a room, walking from booth to booth. Sure, they’ve fulfilled an important need in the past, but aren’t…
Fearless web browser provides native improve for undercover agent-to-undercover agent IPFS protocol

Fearless web browser provides native improve for undercover agent-to-undercover agent IPFS protocol

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The decentralized tech community is aiming to find support for technologies that go beyond cryptocurrency support. In a blog post today the team at Brave announced that they have worked with Protocol Labs to integrate native support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) inside their browser. The peer-to-peer file-sharing standard launched in 2015 and has…
Elon Musk acknowledged it was as soon as ‘Now now not a Flamethrower’

Elon Musk acknowledged it was as soon as ‘Now now not a Flamethrower’

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After two days locked up in an Italian prison, American Max Craddock was finally able to make his case to a judge. “It’s not a weapon of war,” his lawyer told the investigating magistrate. “It’s a toy they sell to children.” Craddock had been arrested in the Sardinian port city of Olbia in June 2018…
Each day Crunch: Microsoft backs Cruise

Each day Crunch: Microsoft backs Cruise

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Autonomous vehicle company Cruise raises a $2 billion new round, Netflix keeps growing and WhatsApp faces more privacy concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for January 19, 2021. The big story: Microsoft backs Cruise Cruise announced today that it has raised $2 billion in new funding at a $30 billion valuation, with Microsoft joining as…
Singapore-primarily based totally Volopay raises $2.1 million seed spherical to construct a “monetary relieve a watch on center” for businesses

Singapore-primarily based totally Volopay raises $2.1 million seed spherical to construct a “monetary relieve...

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Volopay, a Singapore-based startup building a “financial control center” for businesses, announced today it has raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, and included participation from Soma Capital, CP Ventures, Y Combinator, VentureSouq, the founders of Razorpay, Antler and other angel investors. The funding will be used…
Gillmor Gang: Twitter+

Gillmor Gang: Twitter+

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The best thing about 2020 is we survived it. No need to say what the worst thing is, it’s hands down our collective stupidity in the choices we’ve made. That reality has forced us to refactor what we do moving forward. If we had correctly understood the massive changes ahead, we would not be wondering…

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Kamala Harris: Vizepräsidentin hat Lachanfall im Senat

Kamala Harris: Vizepräsidentin hat Lachanfall im Senat

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Eine ihrer ersten Amtshandlungen als US-Vizepräsidentin bescherte Kamala Harris gleich einen komischen Moment – als neue Präsidentin des US-Senats sprach sie von ihrem alten Ich. Kamal Harris, US-Vizepräsidentin »... zudem eine Ernennung für den vakanten Posten der ehemaligen Senatorin Kamala D. Harris aus Kalifornien»Ja, das war merkwürdig.«Eine neue Administration und ein neues Klima im politischen Washington – auch…
Neumünster: Auto fährt in Fußgängergruppe – zwei Tote

Neumünster: Auto fährt in Fußgängergruppe – zwei Tote

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In Neumünster ist ein 24 Jahre alter Mann mit seinem Wagen von der Straße abgekommen und in eine Fußgängergruppe gefahren. Ein 34-Jähriger und eine 30 Jahre alte Frau starben bei dem Unfall, wie ein Polizeisprecher am Morgen sagte.Die beiden Todesopfer waren den Angaben zufolge ein Paar. Eine 27 Jahre alte Frau wurde laut Polizei mit…
FC Bayern München nach Zittersieg beim FC Augsburg: Rätselnd in die Rückrunde

FC Bayern München nach Zittersieg beim FC Augsburg: Rätselnd in die Rückrunde

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Bayern-Spieler Robert Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka in Augsburg: Der Meister traf nur einmal – per Elfmeter Foto: ANDREAS GEBERT / AFP Eine Minute nach Abpfiff lagen sich die beiden in den Armen, Schlussmann Manuel Neuer und sein enger Freund Toni Tapalović, Welttorwarttrainer beim FC Bayern. Endlich hatte Neuer in einer Bundesligapartie mal wieder kein Gegentor kassiert, das erste…
Bernie sanders: »Grumpy chic« bei Joe Bidens Amtseinführung

Bernie sanders: »Grumpy chic« bei Joe Bidens Amtseinführung

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Bernie Sanders Foto: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP Irgendwie wollte Bernie Sanders so gar nicht ins Setting der Amtseinführung von US-Präsident Joe Biden passen. Am Mittwoch sorgte der Senator aus Vermont mit seiner praktischen Winterjacke und auffälligen Strick-Handschuhen für viel Gesprächsstoff – und einen kleinen Internet-Hit. Medien bezeichneten die Kleiderwahl – gepaart mit der Sitzhaltung Sanders mit verschränkten…
Homeoffice: So arbeiten die Ministerien in Berlin

Homeoffice: So arbeiten die Ministerien in Berlin

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Die Bundesregierung hat den Rückzug vom Arbeitsplatz ins Homeoffice zum zentralen Baustein im Kampf gegen die Corona-Pandemie erklärt. Spätestens ab der kommenden Woche sollen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter von Unternehmen möglichst zu Hause bleiben, wenn sie ihr Pensum auch von dort aus erledigen können. Arbeitgeberinnen und Arbeitgeber hätten Beschäftigten im Falle von Büroarbeit oder vergleichbaren Tätigkeiten die…