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Uber wins latest London licence appeal
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Uber wins latest London licence appeal

Uber has won its appeal against having its licence to operate withdrawn in London. In today’s judgement the court decided it was satisfied with process improvements made by the ride-hailing company, including around its communication with the city’s transport regulator. The new licence comes with 21 conditions, jointly suggested to the Magistrate by Uber and…

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Pinduoduo’s latest aim: sell $145 billion farm produce in 2025
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Pinduoduo’s latest aim: sell $145 billion farm produce in 2025

Still working to turn a profit and shake off its fake-goods reputation, China’s e-commerce upstart Pinduoduo set itself another ambitious goal for 2025: surpass 1 trillion yuan or $145 billion annual gross merchandise volume of agricultural products. The announcement arrived with the company’s Q2 results last Friday. For some context, online sales of agricultural goods…

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Facebook’s Latest Scheme to Kill Competition: Data Portability
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Facebook’s Latest Scheme to Kill Competition: Data Portability

Facebook now has nearly 3 billion users across the globe. The social media giant’s strategy of “copy, acquire and kill” startups that threaten its dominance is well known. The Mark Zuckerberg-led firm is now the subject of several antitrust investigations. No social media giant is as well-populated or ubiquitous as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Around the world,…

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BlackSky’s latest satellites return images just 58 hours after SpaceX launch
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BlackSky’s latest satellites return images just 58 hours after SpaceX launch

There’s an increasing demand for fast turnaround time in the satellite imaging industry, especially among clients across government and defense, who want responsive, near-real time performance because of how quickly situations on the ground can develop and change. BlackSky, a sensor and satellite-based monitoring technology company, has broken new ground in terms of responsiveness by…

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PS+ Freebie Fall Guys is 2020’s Latest Gaming Phenomenon
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PS+ Freebie Fall Guys is 2020’s Latest Gaming Phenomenon

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has sold 2 million copies on Steam in the week since launch. The game is also available for free to the 45 million PlayStation Plus subscribers as one of August’s freebies. Fall Guys continues to dominate the Steam Global Top Sellers. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has already sold a staggering 2…

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Joe Biden’s Latest Brain Freeze: Democrat Struggles to Pronounce the Term ‘Mental Fitness’
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Joe Biden’s Latest Brain Freeze: Democrat Struggles to Pronounce the Term ‘Mental Fitness’

Joe Biden attempted to dismiss concerns about his apparent cognitive decline on Tuesday, but then seemingly put it on full display. During a virtual interview with the National Association of Black Journalists, Biden was asked if he’s taken a cognitive assessment, and he bristled. BIDEN: “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would…

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Festo’s latest biomimetic robots are a flying feathered bird and ball-bottomed helper arm
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Festo’s latest biomimetic robots are a flying feathered bird and ball-bottomed helper arm

You could be excused for thinking that German robotics company Festo does nothing but put together fabulous prototype robots built to resemble kangaroos, jellyfish, and other living things. They do in fact actually make real industrial robots, but it’s hard not to marvel at their biomimetic experiments; Case in point, the feathered BionicSwift and absurd…

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Ford’s Latest News Exposes Why Nikola Stock Is Such a Stupid Bet
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Ford’s Latest News Exposes Why Nikola Stock Is Such a Stupid Bet

Upstart electronic-vehicle company Nikola recently announced it’s taking preorders on their new fuel-cell powered truck. NKLA stock has gone parabolic since then, surpassing Ford in market valuation. Ford has some tricks up its sleeve: they just announced plans to release their own electric pick-up and van in 2022. On the surface, it might actually look…

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