Mercedes-Benz to build eight battery factories in push to become electric-only automaker by 2030

Mercedes-Benz laid out Thursday a 40 billion-euro ($47B) plan to become an electric-only automaker by the end of the decade, a target that will push the company to become more vertically integrated, train its workforce and secure the batteries needed to power its products.

Airtel Africa gets an extra $200M for its mobile money business from QIA

Three months ago, Mastercard invested $100 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV) — the mobile money business of telecom Airtel Africa. This was two weeks after it also received $200 million from TPG’s Rise Fund. Today,

Introducing the Open Cap Table Coalition

If this coalition gets all the relationships right, doesn’t get greedy and understands that there is a social good component here, this could be as impactful as the SAFE was.

Daily Crunch: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says streaming release of ‘Black Widow’ breaches contr

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Another banner quarter as Chromebook shipments grow 75% YOY

Last quarter, Chromebooks saw 275% year-over-year growth up to 12 million units. The figure isn’t quite as unwieldy for Q2, but a 75% year-over-year growth is still extremely respectable, with the category hitting 11.9 million shipments, per the latest figures from research firm, Canalys.

Varda Space Industries closes $42M Series A for off-planet manufacturing

Varda Space Industries has raised a $42 million Series A to bring to manufacturing a key capability that can only be found off-world: microgravity. The eight-month-old startup is looking to establish its first manufacturing facility in space as early as 2023, and by doing so,

4 key areas SaaS startups must address to scale infrastructure for the enterprise

As companies grow, their security and reliability needs evolve. When working with large customers, having empathy for these needs will go a long way.

Pinterest shares drop as company misses on user growth…again

Pinterest’s shares had popped last week when Snap posted its best quarter in four years, as investors were betting Pinterest’s image-based social app would also see a return in advertiser spending. Those expectations now appear to be correct,

DeepMind puts the entire human proteome online, as folded by AlphaFold

DeepMind and several research partners have released a database containing the 3D structures of nearly every protein in the human body, as computationally determined by the breakthrough protein folding system demonstrated last year, AlphaFold.

Silicon Valley comms expert Caryn Marooney shares how to nail the narrative

"You may think that the message is boring because you've said it once. But repetition never spoils the prayer."

OnePlus announces $150 Pro noise cancelling earbuds

With a couple of generations of wireless earbuds under its belt, OnePlus finally has the AirPods Pro — and the rest of the premium market — in its sights. As part of an event today that also includes the launch of its budget Nord 2, the company officially announced the OnePlus Buds Pro.

Samsung Galaxy S5 review

Samsung’s freshly unleashed flagship handset has some alluring new features, and the company has cut down nicely on the bloated software. Read more:

Watch Massimo Vignelli Read a Few of the Hundreds of Letters He Received

In the final weeks before his death, acclaimed graphic designer Massimo Vignelli received over 1000 letters from fans thanking him for his inspiration. Thanks to the New York Times, we can see a beautiful video of Vignelli reading a few of those letters.Read more...




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Qualcomm Slips Modestly On FQ3 Profit Beat, Cost Reduction Plan, And Weak Guidance

Following the bell today, Qualcomm announced its fiscal third quarter financial performance, including revenue of $5.83 billion and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.99. Using normal accounting methods, the firm earned a slimmer $0.73 per share.

NASA astronaut captures 'menacing' photo of Hurricane Patricia from space

The strongest hurricane ever recorded is edging closer to landfall along the Pacific coast of Mexico, and an astronaut in space captured an amazing photo of the beast of a storm Friday.

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【媒体报导】一个小小的表情包,没想到会引来这么大的麻烦!上周一名中国留学生在温哥华机场入境时被海关人员发现他的手机当中疑似未成年人涉黄图片,被当场遣返。同样的事情也在去年12月分发生过,一名去加拿大滑雪 ... ...


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An animated breakdown of Michael Bay's 'TMNT'

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are monsters, plain and simple. Look at them and try denying it. The Michael Bay-produced 2014 reboot of the classic franchise brings the turtles to life as hulking CGI creatures in a modern New York City. SEE ALSO:

This Man Trying to Close a Pop-Up Ad Is All of Us

There’s something bleak and yet strangely mesmerizing about just how well the ad dodges all attempts to annihilation. This user’s struggle is our struggle. Read more...

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