Sources: SoftBank-backed ride-hailer Didi Chuxing to expand into Europe

Tech in Asia | Feb. 24, 2021, 10:44 p.m.

It will debut in markets including the UK, France, and Germany in the first half of 2021, and is hiring locally in the European market.

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Vantage hopes to take advantage of tower dealmaking boom

FT | Feb. 24, 2021, 7:55 a.m.

Vodafone’s masts business seeks to scoop up more ‘sleeping beauty’ assets after float

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Inseego Announces Sale of Ctrack South Africa Operations

Business Wire | Feb. 24, 2021, 4:15 p.m.

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $INSG #5G--Inseego Corp. (Nasdaq: INSG), a leader in 5G and intelligent IoT device-to-cloud solutions, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement under which an affiliate of Convergence Partners ("Convergence"), an investment management firm focused on the technology, media and telecom sector in Africa, will acquire the South African operations of Ctrack for approximately 529 million South African Rand (ZAR) (approximately $36.2 million USD based on an exchange

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WeWork's Adam Neumann to Get Extra $50 Million Payout in SoftBank Settlement

Wall Street Journal | Feb. 24, 2021, 9:41 p.m.

WeWork co-founder and former CEO Adam Neumann is set to reap an extra $50 million windfall and other benefits as part of an agreement to settle a bitter dispute he and other early WeWork investors have waged with SoftBank, according to people familiar with the matter.

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California's Net Neutrality Law Can Go Into Effect After Judge Declines To Grant Preliminary Injunction; + more news -

DSL Reports | Feb. 24, 2021, 6 a.m.

California's 2018 net neutrality law, SB 822, can go into effect after a California judge declined to grant the telecom industry a preliminary injunction theverge.com The United States is the most sceptical country in the world about 5G phonearena.com Net neutrality ruling in California opens the door for better internet androidcentral.com Better late than never: America is speeding up its broadband strategy thehustle.co Why Tucson is building its own 4G network lightreading.com With $1.9 Billion in Hand, FCC Gets Set for Huawei Rip-and-Replace telecompetitor.com How Dish Network's Boost plans to navigate T-Mobile's 3G shutdown lightreading.com Confronting the Digital Divide: New York City vs. Verizon counterpunch.org Akamai finds a botnet using bitcoin transactions to put its control server's IP address on the blockchain, making it basically impossible to fully take down arstechnica.com read comment(s)

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2020 delivered lowest number of new homes for years

Think Broadband | Feb. 24, 2021, 5:32 a.m.

One of the side effects of tracking what sort of broadband is available in new properties means we can also see how much building activity is happening. In the 10 months of data from 2020 so far the volume of new properties is set to be the lowest for at least eight years.

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AI-powered crash prediction platform Predina used this deck to secure seed money

Tech in Asia | Feb. 24, 2021, 10 p.m.

The UK-based company secured funding from 500 Startups after presenting the pitch deck at its demo day.

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Verizon pledges whopping $45B in C-band auction

Fierce Wireless | Feb. 24, 2021, 5:50 p.m.

Verizon pledges whopping $45B in C-band auction mallevenWed, 02/24/2021 - 17:50

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Development of Leading IC Brands in Smart Vehicle Applications, 2021 Report - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Business Wire | Feb. 24, 2021, 11:50 a.m.

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Development of Leading IC Brands in Smart Vehicle Applications " report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report analyzes the product development and strategies of leading brands, including Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm, and MediaTek, in the smart vehicle market. Due to the growing maturity of IoV (Internet of Vehicles) and active safety technology such as advanced driver assistance systems, several leading IC brands have jumped on the bandwagon.

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Australia passes law to make Big Tech pay for news

FT | Feb. 24, 2021, 9:03 p.m.

Move to force Facebook and Google to compensate publishers could be model for other countries

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How startups make sure their price is right

Tech in Asia | Feb. 24, 2021, 9 p.m.

Watch Openspace Ventures’ Gervin Yang, Gobi Partners’ Kay-Mok Ku, and Funding Societies’ Kelvin Teo unravel the sometimes complex process of startup valuation.

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Northern Refrigerated Transportation Adds SmartDrive Video-Based Safety to Technology Suite

Business Wire | Feb. 24, 2021, 9 a.m.

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omnitracs announced that Northern Refrigerated Transportation added the SmartDrive video-based safety program to its in-cab technology suite.

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Buckle Adds Crash Risk Data from TNEDICCA to Auto Insurance Underwriting for Better, Fair Rates for TNC Drivers

Business Wire | Feb. 24, 2021, 8:03 a.m.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. & COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #TNC--Buckle champions for gig drivers by utilizing non-traditional data sources from TNEDICCA to fairly underwrite auto policies at better rates.

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Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems consolidates warehouse space with digital logistics center

Supply Chain Dive | Feb. 24, 2021, 11:12 a.m.

The new Global Digital Logistics Center brings what was 500,000 square feet of warehouse space into a seven-story, 150,000-square-foot facility.

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Vontier to Present at the 13th Annual Evercore ISI Industrial Conference

Business Wire | Feb. 24, 2021, 7 a.m.

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vontier Corporation (“Vontier”) (NYSE: VNT) today announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, David Naemura, will be presenting at the 13th Annual Evercore ISI Industrial Conference on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 2:45 p.m. ET. The audio will be simultaneously webcast and will be archived on www.vontier.com. ABOUT VONTIER Vontier is a global industrial technology company focused on transportation and mobility solutions. The company’s portfolio

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ViacomCBS to join streaming services fray from March

FT | Feb. 24, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

Company behind the likes of Paramount Pictures looks to revive Redstone family business

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Facebook, Google Face 'Strong Pipeline' of Privacy Rulings in Europe

Wall Street Journal | Feb. 24, 2021, 7 p.m.

The privacy regulator overseeing Facebook, Google and Apple in the European Union expects to boost its tally of big tech decisions this year—and rejects complaints that its enforcement has been too slow.

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Former Nokia boss takes CEO job at Inmarsat

Fierce Wireless | Feb. 24, 2021, 12:08 p.m.

Former Nokia boss takes CEO job at Inmarsat mallevenWed, 02/24/2021 - 12:08

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Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?

Charged EVs | Feb. 24, 2021, 10:39 a.m.

Q&A with ZeroAvia CEO Passenger cars are well on their way to going electric, and the path to a big market share for heavy-duty EVs such as buses and delivery trucks is becoming clearer. However, aviation remains a new frontier for zero emissions. There are several new powertrain options, and none has yet proven itself... Read more »

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T-Mobile offers 55-plus crowd premium unlimited plan, 5G access

Fierce Wireless | Feb. 24, 2021, 11:49 a.m.

T-Mobile offers 55-plus crowd premium unlimited plan, 5G accessbfletcherWed, 02/24/2021 - 11:49

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