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Bezos Offers To Cover $2 Billion In NASA Costs In Exchange For Astronaut Lunar Lander Contract

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover billions of dollars of NASA costs in exchange for a contract to build a lunar lander to land astronauts on the moon. CNBC reports: Bezos said Blue Origin would waive all payments up to $2 bill.....»»

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Sedna banks $34M for a platform that parses large volumes of email and chat to automatically action items within them

Many have tried to do away with it, but email refuses to die… although in the process it might be (figuratively speaking) killing some of us with the workload it brings on to triage and use it. A startup called Sedna has built a system to help.....»»

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Element, a messaging app built on the decentralized Matrix protocol, raises $30M

After Element acquired Gitter last year to bring in more users and features into its own decentralized, Matrix-based messaging app, the startup is announcing some funding to invest in its growth. Element has picked up $30 million in a Series B round.....»»

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German startup Aleph Alpha raises $27M Series A round to build ‘Europe’s OpenAI’

With Microsoft now being an investor in OpenAI the field now more open for new insurgents into the open-source AI arena. Now a German company hopes to take on the next AI mantle and produce something akin to the success of the GPT-3 AI model. German.....»»

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Peppy, a B2B health platform for menopause, fertility, raises $10M Series A led by Felix Capital

When it comes to health issues like menopause, fertility, pregnancy, and even early parenthood, the data tells us that people typically turn to search engines and social media for advice to ask about symptoms or concerns they have. They tend not to g.....»»

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ActiveFence comes out of the shadows with $100M in funding and tech that detects online harm, now valued at $500M+

Online abuse, disinformation, fraud and other malicious content is growing and getting more complex to track. Today, a startup called ActiveFence, which has quietly built a tech platform to suss out threats as they are being formed and planned, to ma.....»»

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"Talking drum" shown to accurately mimic speech patterns of west African language

Musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton are considered virtuosos, guitarists who could make their instruments sing. Drummers in west Africa who play hourglass-shaped percussion instruments called dùndúns can make their instrument not only s.....»»

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Bezos offers NASA a $2 billion discount for Blue Origin Moon lander

Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos wrote an open letter to NASA on Monday offering a $2 billion discount to allow his company to build a Moon lander......»»

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Sandstorm engulfs desert city in China

A wall of sand over 100 metres high swallowed a city on the fringes of the Gobi desert in northwestern China, in scenes reminiscent of a disaster film......»»

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MediaTek’s new Kompanio 1300T chip puts 5G on tablets, not phones

MediaTek's new Kompanio 1300T processor is designed for Android tablets, and will add 5G connectivity to models introduced later this year......»»

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ActiveFence comes out of the shadows with $100M in funding and tech that detects online harm

Online abuse, disinformation, fraud and other malicious content is growing and getting more complex to track. Today, a startup called ActiveFence, which has quietly built a tech platform to suss out threats as they are being formed and planned, to ma.....»»

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Moovit integrates Lime electric scooters, bikes, mopeds into transit planning app

As of next week, Lime's vehicles will be included as a travel option in tandem with public transit for either all or part of a multimodal journey on the Israeli app. Shared electric micromobility company Lime announced a partnership to inte.....»»

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India’s ShareChat valued at $2.88 billion in $145 million fundraise

Indian social media platform ShareChat said on Tuesday it has raised an additional $145 million and is now valued at nearly $3 billion, less than three months after it secured $502 million at a valuation of $2.1 billion. Temasek and Moore Strategic.....»»

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Freightify lands $2.5M to make rate management easier for freight forwarders

Freight forwarders often keep track of rates on spreadsheets they email to customers, but the pandemic has made that difficult because prices are constantly fluctuating. Freightify, a startup that refers to itself as the “Shopify for maritime freig.....»»

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Nium crosses $1B valuation with $200M Riverwood Capital-led round

Nium’s new round adds fuel to a fire shared by a number of companies all going after a global B2B payments market valued at $120 trillion annually. Business-to-business payments platform Nium announced Monday that it raised more than $200.....»»

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Young Optics 2Q21 operation turns profitable

Optical component and module maker Young Optics saw operation for the second quarter of 2021 swing into profitability from consecutive net losses for six quarters, according to the company......»»

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Chinese phone makers project strong sales in 2H21 India

Sales of smartphones in India in the second quarter in 2021 declined by 13% on quarter as the country battles through resurgences of COVID-19. Sales were still up on year; online stores were rapidly installed after the pandemic hit last year. As vacc.....»»

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Intel unveils technology roadmap to power products through 2025 and beyond

Intel has revealed the roadmap of its process and packaging innovations that will power the next wave of products through 2025 and beyond......»»

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FPCB firm Career Tech sees shipments ramp up

Career Technology, which specializes in flexible PCBs, has seen shipments for consumer electronics products ramp up thanks to seasonal factors. Shipments for handsets, notebooks and other devices enabling stay-at-home initiatives are also expected to.....»»

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SEMICON Taiwan 2021 to hold online technology forums in September

SEMICON Taiwan 2021 has announced that starting from September, five online technology forums will be held as a prelude to its physical exhibition, which has been rescheduled to December. A spike in COVID-19 infections locally in Taiwan prompted the.....»»

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