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Tech Tent: ARM, TikTok and the battle for tech supremacy 18.9.2020 BBC: Technology
Two tech giants caught up in the trade war between the US and China.
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How photographers track down stolen pictures 18.9.2020 BBC: World
Some call them copyright trolls, but these companies say they defend photographers' rights.
Battle of Britain radar tower in Essex given protected status 14.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The Chain Home Tower at Great Baddow is the only one of its kind surviving in the British Isles.
Ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt: US 'dropped the ball' on innovation 12.9.2020 BBC: Business
Eric Schmidt says America has fallen behind China when it comes to funding new technology.
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Why Do Oil Companies Care So Much About Your Carbon Footprint 31.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. If only there were an app that would let you track your personal carbon footprint in real-time, like a FitBit. You could watch the weight of your emissions grow as you drove to the store, took a bus to […]
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ANATOMY OF A MAN-MADE DISASTER: 595 ways Trump has failed to protect us from COVID-19 30.8.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians rank Abe Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from 9/11 to Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing […]
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Seaweed: The food and fuel of the future? 28.8.2020 BBC: World
The farming of seaweed is accelerating as firms exploit its fast growth and green credentials.
Could injectable microrobots one day run in your veins? 27.8.2020 Raw Story
Scientists have created an army of microscopic four-legged robots too small to see with the naked eye that walk when stimulated by a laser and could be injected into the body through hypodermic needles, a study said Wednesday. Microscopic robotics are seen as having an array of potential uses, particularly in medicine, and US researchers […]
They pledged to donate rights to their COVID vaccine, then sold them to pharma 26.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Advocates of cheap and widely available vaccines thought the pandemic might change business as usual. They were wrong.
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Carmakers urge FTC to fight Qualcomm ruling 25.8.2020 BBC: Business
Carmakers and tech firms warn prices of 5G devices and connected cars will rise if action isn't taken.
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‘You cannot create a viable business in your basement.’ In WFH world, Chicago’s tech hubs miss the magic of in-person networking. 20.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Chicago’s tech incubators are shifting their business models in the face of a seemingly unending pandemic. But there’s one amenity tech hubs have struggled to replace in a virtual environment: The random collision.
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Here's how California can keep the lights on while meeting its clean energy goals 19.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Supplying enough power on hot summer evenings is one of California's main challenges. But experts say there solutions.

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Forget credit cards — now you can pay with your face. Creepy or cool? 14.8.2020 LA Times: Business

A company called PopID is rolling out the country's first facial recognition payment system at a cluster of restaurants in Pasadena. It's easy and contactless for COVID-conscious customers and cuts down on payment fees for businesses. But is it too creepy to catch on?

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At Keanu Reeves' bespoke motorcycle company, even the catalytic converters are custom-made 10.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Arch Motorcycle outfits its bikes with all kinds of high-end features and custom components. Among the most innovative: the catalytic converters.

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Spot robot turns 'Fluffy' in new factory floor job 31.7.2020 BBC: Technology
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week's technology stories.
Burberry and Tencent team up for concept stores 31.7.2020 BBC: Business
The luxury British retailer and China's tech giant have joined forces amid growing national tensions.
Congress to grill Bezos, Zuckerberg and other tech chiefs over monopoly concerns 29.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Chief executives from Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook continue to confront allegations that they have monopolized the technology sector.

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China's Star market aims to take on the Nasdaq 23.7.2020 BBC: World
Launched a year ago, the tech-heavy Chinese stock market is already worth more than $400bn.
How a struggling biotech won $1.6 billion to make a coronavirus vaccine 19.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Executives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which helped found and finance the nonprofit, were on the line, enthusiastic about Novavax, a small biotech company they thought had the potential to develop a vaccine against the virus — fast.
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Global Warming. Inequality. COVID-19. And Al Gore Is…Optimistic? 13.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Before he was the guy with the climate change PowerPoint presentation, before he lost the US presidency by a nose (and a Supreme Court decision), Al Gore had a reputation for pitching ambitious policy solutions to the knottiest societal problems. From the Senate […]
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