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Too few charge points could ‘impact’ 2030 ICE ban

Fleet News | July 23, 2021, 10:56 a.m.

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation says that access to charge points can be a ‘postcode lottery’.

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GM issues second recall of Chevy Bolt EVs after vehicles catch fire

CNBC | July 23, 2021, 10:49 a.m.

GM said officials with the automaker and LG Energy Solution, which supplies the battery cells, have identified a second "rare manufacturing defect" in the EVs.

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Alphabet launches new robotics software company Intrinsic

CNBC | July 23, 2021, 10:45 a.m.

Alphabet's new company is a robotics software firm named Intrinsic. The segment comes out of X, Alphabet's "moonshots" division.

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Alphabet’s Intrinsic aims to unlock industrial robotics’ economic potential

VentureBeat | July 23, 2021, 10:31 a.m.

Alphabet has spun out a new independent company called Intrinsic to "unlock the creative and economic potential" of industrial robotics.

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Google’s Translatotron 2 removes ability to deepfake voices

VentureBeat | July 23, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Google's new Translatotron system -- Translatotron 2 - implements a mechanism designed to prevent the creation of deepfaked voices.

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HubSpot taps DataGrail to help users navigate tricky PII waters

VentureBeat | July 23, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

The DataGrail integration is aimed at helping HubSpot users comply with new data privacy laws and protect consumer PII.

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Gas Engines, and the People Behind Them, Are Cast Aside for Electric Vehicles

Wall Street Journal | July 23, 2021, 10:21 a.m.

The transition is hardly noticeable yet on showroom floors, but industry resources have shifted rapidly. ‘We’re trying to make things change pretty quickly,’ said a GM software expert.

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Susan Su on how to approach growth as your startup raises each round

TechCrunch | July 23, 2021, 10:16 a.m.

'At each layer of your growth model, you don't want to just be relying on ads or just be relying on SEO or just be relying on email marketing … you really want to have your eggs in multiple baskets.'

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Eurobites: Macron changes phone in bid to thwart Pegasus

Light Reading | July 23, 2021, 10:15 a.m.

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how phone signals help sell houses; Proximus joins 25GS-PON MSA massive; Sky adds HDRUHD to sports coverage.

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The Coach Behind the Coinbase and Robinhood CEOs

The Information | July 23, 2021, 10:01 a.m.

Matt Mochary was on a high. AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant had just told the leadership consultant and former startup founder that their 90-minute session had solved a problem Ravikant had been grappling with for decades. “He coached me out of my pit,” Ravikant later wrote in a review of Mochary’s 2019 book, “The Great CEO Within.”Mochary’s advice has made him one of the most sought-after business coaches in Silicon Valley, according to more than half a dozen startup CEOs who have used his services. In the last few years, Mochary has counseled Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI and a former Y Combinator president, has used Mochary’s services. So has Reddit CEO Steve Huffman.

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Payments company Paystone raises $23.8M to help service-based businesses engage with customers

TechCrunch | July 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Paystone provides electronic payments and customer engagement technology to businesses, particularly those that provide services.

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Serverless Stack raises $1M for open-source application framework

TechCrunch | July 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Open-source framework startup Serverless Stack announced Friday that it raised $1 million in seed funding from a group of investors that includes Greylock Partners, SV Angel and Y Combinator. The company was founded in 2017 by Jay V and Frank Wang in San Francisco, and they were part of Y Combinator’s 2021 winter batch. Serverless […]

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Please, a Moment of Silence for Comic-Con

Wired | July 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

No, it’s not dead. But fans around the world mourn the loss anyway.

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How Mockingbirds Compose Songs Just Like Beethoven

Wired | July 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

The birds aren’t producing sounds at random. Some of their strategies are surprisingly similar to ones used by humans.

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The FAA Brings Jeff Bezos Back Down to Earth

Wired | July 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Plus: New Shepard’s dildo design, my seat on a private space flight, and the hearing that broke Fauci.

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Our Favorite Smartwatches Do Much More Than Just Tell Time

Wired | July 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

These little wearables reduce your reliance on a phone while keeping you connected.

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2021 Outlook on the Two-Wheeler Global Market - Connected Technology for a Safer Riding Experience Presents Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Business Wire | July 23, 2021, 9:43 a.m.

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Two-Wheeler Outlook, 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. COVID-19 has drastically changed the world's functioning ever since it became a global pandemic. In 2020, the automotive industry was hit drastically with the nationwide lockdowns due to COVID-19, impacting the manufacturing units and supply chains across the world. The two-wheeler industry was on a downward trajectory in 2019, and was further hit by the pandemic in 2020,

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For Big Tech, There's a New Sheriff on the Beat

Wall Street Journal | July 23, 2021, 9:37 a.m.

The U.K.’s competition authority is launching a flurry of new cases against big tech companies and becoming a new source of global scrutiny for the industry.

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Star Wars: Out of the Shadows offers tense moments of villainy: Exclusive excerpt - CNET

CNET | July 23, 2021, 9:23 a.m.

The High Republic novel, from author Justina Ireland, finds big bad Marchion Ro acting as ruthlessly as ever.

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Paystand banks $50M to make B2B payments cashless and with no fees

TechCrunch | July 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

It’s pretty easy for individuals to send money back and forth, and there are lots of cash apps from which to choose. On the commercial side, however, one business trying to send $100,000 the same way is not as easy. Paystand wants to change that. The Scotts Valley, California-based company is using cloud technology and […]

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How to get iPhone notifications in VR with Oculus Quest - CNET

CNET | July 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

You can stay connected with a VR headset on -- if you're an iPhone owner. Android owners will have to wait a bit.

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