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Internet marketing firm Scorpion raises $100 million from Bregal Sagemount - Reuters

2021-04-14 13:46:27 UTC

Internet marketing firm Scorpion raises $100 million from Bregal Sagemount - ReutersScorpion has raised $100 million in funds from investment firm Bregal Sagemount to expand its technology and customer offerings, the internet marketing services provider said on Wednesday. Read more at Reuters


Ford to offer hands-free driving in some car, truck models later this year - Reuters

2021-04-14 11:49:00 UTC

Ford to offer hands-free driving in some car, truck models later this year - ReutersFord Motor Co said on Wednesday it will start putting its hands-free highway driving technology in some of its pickup truck and Mustang models later this year. Read more at Reuters


Tech stocks lead benchmark higher amid Wall Street weakness - Reuters

2021-04-13 00:48:00 UTC

Tech stocks lead benchmark higher amid Wall Street weakness - ReutersAustralian shares were led higher by a jump in technology stocks on Tuesday, while losses in energy stocks and miners capped gains.
Read more at Reuters


UPDATE 1-Banking software firm Alkami valued at more than $3 bln in U.S. market debut - Reuters

2021-04-14 15:45:00 UTC

UPDATE 1-Banking software firm Alkami valued at more than $3 bln in U.S. market debut - ReutersShares of Alkami Technology Inc surged 38% in their U.S. stock market debut on Wednesday, giving the U.S. banking software provider a market capitalization of $3.43 billion. Read more at Reuters


Last-minute battery deal keeps Ford, VW electric car plans on track

2021-04-11 16:27:06 UTC

Last-minute battery deal keeps Ford, VW electric car plans on trackA last-minute settlement between two battery giants, LG and SK, may have saved EV production plans for Ford and VW.
Read more at Engadget


Microsoft is reportedly close to buying speech tech giant Nuance

2021-04-11 17:14:50 UTC

Microsoft is reportedly close to buying speech tech giant NuanceMicrosoft is reportedly in late talks to buy Nuance for $16 billion, giving it advantages in speech tech and AI.
Read more at Engadget


NVIDIA unveils pro-level Ampere GPUs for workstations

2021-04-12 17:00:51 UTC

NVIDIA unveils pro-level Ampere GPUs for workstationsNVIDIA isn't letting gamers have all the fun. Today at its GTC conference, the company announced its next round of professional-focused graphics cards, based on the Ampere architecture first scene with its RTX 30-series GPUs. Read more at Engadget


NVIDIA and MediaTek want to bring RTX graphics to ARM laptops

2021-04-12 16:24:56 UTC

NVIDIA and MediaTek want to bring RTX graphics to ARM laptopsWhat would an ARM-based laptop look like with an RTX graphics card? That's something NVIDIA is exploring together with MediaTek, a company best known for building ARM-based chips. Read more at Engadget


Time for financial disruption: technology changed the rules of the game

2021-04-13 15:47:20 UTC

Time for financial disruption: technology changed the rules of the gameThe emergence of new investor profiles linked to open and accessible platforms heralds a new chapter of financial inclusion for a connected generation that has already experienced remote work in the first person. Read more at Entrepreneur


Large-scale CO2 removal startup CarboCulture raises $6.2M Seed led by True Ventures

2021-04-14 14:47:08 UTC

Large-scale CO2 removal startup CarboCulture raises $6.2M Seed led by True VenturesCarboCulture a startup that has scaled an industrial process to create large-scale CO2 removal using woody waste from agriculture and forests has raised $6.2 million in seed a financing round led by Silicon Valley VC True Ventures. The round was co-led b Read more at TechCrunch


BMWs Virtual Factory Uses AI to Hone the Assembly Line

2021-04-12 17:00:00 UTC

BMWs Virtual Factory Uses AI to Hone the Assembly LineThe German automaker uses new software from chipmaker Nvidia to simulate train robots and human workers.
Read more at Wired


Flipkart to acquire online travel firm Cleartrip

2021-04-15 08:39:31 UTC

Flipkart to acquire online travel firm CleartripFlipkart said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire online travel firm Cleartrip as the Walmart-owned e-commerce firm looks to expand its offerings in the worlds second largest internet market. The deal values Cleartrip, which raised about $74 million prior t Read more at TechCrunch


China's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may start late-stage trial in May - state media - Reuters

2021-04-13 08:58:00 UTC

ChinaChina's locally developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate that uses messenger RNA (mRNA) technology could start late-stage clinical trial overseas as early as next month, official media said on Tuesday. Read more at Reuters


Microsoft to buy AI firm Nuance Communications in $19.7 billion deal - Reuters

2021-04-12 12:38:00 UTC

Microsoft to buy AI firm Nuance Communications in $19.7 billion deal - ReutersMicrosoft Corp said on Monday it would buy artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc in a $19.7 billion deal including net debt, as it seeks to bolster its cloud strategy for healthcare. Read more at Reuters


White House to zero in on chip shortage in meeting with company officials - Reuters

2021-04-12 10:10:00 UTC

White House to zero in on chip shortage in meeting with company officials - ReutersSenior White House officials will meet on Monday with top executives from nearly 20 major companies to discuss a global semiconductor shortage that has roiled the automotive industry and technology firms. Read more at Reuters


Italian diagnostics group DiaSorin to buy Luminex for $1.8 billion - Reuters UK

2021-04-11 20:48:00 UTC

Italian diagnostics group DiaSorin to buy Luminex for $1.8 billion - Reuters UKItalian diagnostics group DiaSorin SpA said on Sunday it will acquire U.S. based Luminex Corp for $1.8 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen DiaSorin's molecular diagnostics technology. Read more at Reuters


SK Innovation shares rise 16.8% after $1.8 billion battery settlement - Reuters

2021-04-12 00:20:00 UTC

SK Innovation shares rise 16.8% after $1.8 billion battery settlement - ReutersShares of SK Innovation Co rose 16.8% while LG Chem Ltd shares rose 4.1% on Monday after the South Korean battery makers agreed on a 2 trillion won ($1.8 billion) dispute settlement over electric-vehicle (EV) battery technology. Read more at Reuters


Intel, VLSI make opening arguments in sequel to $2.2 billion patent trial - Reuters

2021-04-12 21:24:00 UTC

Intel, VLSI make opening arguments in sequel to $2.2 billion patent trial - ReutersIntel Corp and VLSI Technology LLC made opening statements in West Texas federal court on Monday in the second of three scheduled patent trials for Intel's alleged infringement of VLSI's integrated computer chip patents. Read more at Reuters


Health systems urged to develop green cure for fast-rising emissions - Reuters

2021-04-14 15:52:49 UTC

Health systems urged to develop green cure for fast-rising emissions - ReutersHospitals and other healthcare facilities worldwide can prepare better for both climate change and future pandemics by adopting green technology and cutting planet-heating emissions from their operations and supply chains, health experts said on Wednesday. Read more at Reuters


CATL takes stake in China Moly cobalt mine for $137.5 million - Reuters

2021-04-11 11:07:00 UTC

CATL takes stake in China Moly cobalt mine for $137.5 million - ReutersChinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) said on Sunday its subsidiary would take a stake in China Molybdenum Co's Kisanfu copper-cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for $137.5 million. Read more at Reuters



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