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FTC sues to block NVIDIA’s purchase of ARM
Jon FingasContributorEngadgetMore posts by this contributorApple reportedly aims to debut a fully self-driving car in 2025 Tesla is deploying Starlink satellite internet dishes at Superchargers NVIDIA’s plan to acquire ARM just hit a major stumbling block. The Federal Trade Commission h
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Grab’s SPAC splat caps off a bad week for blank-check combinations
What goes up must come down. And what goes SPAC must go splat? We’ll keep workshopping that.Regardless, shares of super app Grab took a pounding today after its SPAC combination was approved last night and began to trade this morning. Grab’s stock initially rose, before falling sharply as the da
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Gillmor Gang: Get Better Back
In a discussion about culture versus history on this edition of the Gang, Denis Pombriant invokes the Beatles as examples of agents of change that used rock and roll to alter the arc of history. “Just understand that four kids from Liverpool changed the entire culture of the world. Not immediately
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NASA awards Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop Grumman over $400M in contracts to avoid space station gap
Just two days after officially (and quietly) confirming that it intends to replace the International Space Station with a commercial station by 2030, NASA has awarded over $400 million in agreements to three companies to further develop private station plans.The three companies, which received the a
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Here’s a first look at the new Polestar SUV and how it fits in the automaker’s three-year plan
From its motorsport beginnings to today, Swedish electric automaker Polestar has come a long way. According to CEO Thomas Ingenlath, the Volvo spin-off is just getting started.Ingenlath, along with members of the automaker’s leadership team, laid out a three-year plan for Polestar during a present
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GM delays production of new Chevy Bolt EVs until end of January
General Motors will continue to delay production of new Chevrolet Bolt EVs at the company’s Orion assembly plant in Michigan “through the week of Jan. 24, 2022,” the company said in a statement emailed to TechCrunch on Thursday. The automaker said it would instead “continue to focus on batte
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Dear Sophie: What are the latest rules for H-1B visas?
Sophie AlcornContributor Share on TwitterSophie AlcornAlcorn Immigration LawMore posts by this contributorDear Sophie: How long does International Entrepreneur Parole take? Dear Sophie: Any advice on visa issues for new hires? ​​Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the
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Actuator is go!
Today’s the big day! After months of toiling away in roundups, Actuator is finally graduating to your inbox as the latest addition to the TechCrunch newsletter family. I’ve written 40 of these things since our quiet, pre-name test launch back in February (we called ourselves “Robotics Roundup
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Rocket Lab reimagines rocket design with its Neutron launch vehicle
Rocket Lab finally pulled the cover off its Neutron rocket, a medium-lift vehicle that CEO Peter Beck calls “a rocket of 2050,” as the company looks to take a greater share of the launch market currently dominated by SpaceX.This is the first major update on the project from the company since Neu
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After being pushed out of Google, Timnit Gebru forms her own AI research institute: DAIR
Almost exactly one year ago, Timnit Gebru, one of the leaders of Google’s ethics in AI team and one of the foremost experts in that topic, was fired after sending an email of concern to her team. Now she has set up shop herself with a brand new research institute, DAIR, focused on the topics she f
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Nowhere to hide: The emissions threat facing corporate America
Rachel DelacourContributor Share on TwitterSweepFrance’s Inspiring 50Pia d’IribarneContributor Share on TwitterNew WaveEach degree Celsius of warming will erase 1.2% of the United States GDP, according to Solomon Hsiang, a climate scientist and economist at the University of California
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Glorify, an ambitious app for Christians, just landed $40 million in Series A funding led by a16z
Religion-based apps, tools and communities aren’t brand new, including to investors. Pray.com, for example, an LA-based app for daily prayer and bedtime Bible stories that was founded in 2016, has raised at least $34 million from investors, including Kleiner Perkins. Ministry Brands, a nine-year-o
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AWS launches re:Post, a new community-driven Q&A service
At its annual re:Invent conference, AWS announced re:Post, a new community-driven question and answer service designed to help AWS customers remove technical roadblocks. The new service is part of the AWS Free Tier. AWS says re:Post is driven by the community of AWS customers, partners and employee
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Meta’s NPE team takes a global focus with seed-stage investments, offices in emerging markets
Meta’s (formerly, Facebook’s) experimental app division, the NPE team, is shifting gears. The group, which first launched in mid-2019, has been focused on building consumer-facing apps that would allow the company to test out new social features and gauge people’s reactions.Over the years, the
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Beat the price hike and fire up CrunchMatch for TC Sessions: Space 2021
Heads up folks, as we shift metaphors (ever-so-briefly) from space to sports. We’ve got a news double-header for TC Sessions: Space 2021, which takes flight (we said it was brief) on December 14-15.Ready? Here goes part one: If you’re part of the community determined to shape the burgeoning spac
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AWS launches Amplify Studio, a new low-code app development tool
At its re:Invent conference, AWS today announced Amplify Studio, a new Figma-connected no-code/low-code service that is meant to help developers quickly build cloud-connected apps. Amplify Studio is an extension of the existing AWS Amplify service, which already focused on building web and mobile ap
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AWS Cloud WAN aims to connect geographically complex environments to cloud
Companies face all kinds of challenges moving to the cloud. The more complex and spread out you are geographically, the more difficult it becomes to manage your network. In an effort to solve this issue, Amazon announced AWS Cloud WAN today to bring software-defined wide area networking to AWS.Amazo
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AWS to launch over 30 new Local Zones internationally starting in 2022
At its annual re:Invent conference, AWS announced that it will be launching over 30 new AWS Local Zones in major cities around the world. These new AWS Local Zones will be made available starting in 2022 in more than 21 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chi
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EU warns adtech giants over ‘legal tricks’ as it moots changes to centralize privacy oversight
The European Commission has given its clearest signal yet that it’s prepared to intervene over weak enforcement of the EU’s data protection rules against big tech.Today the bloc’s executive also had a warning for adtech giants Google and Facebook — accusing them of choosing “legal tricks
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AWS brings M1 Mac minis to its cloud
At today’s AWS re:Invent keynote, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels announced that AWS will now offer M1 Mac minis as part of its EC2 compute service.It was only last year that AWS first brought Mac minis to its cloud. Using the Thunderbolt port, these minis connect to the AWS Nitro System, which helps mak
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