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Sony venture arm invests in geocoding startup what3words – TechCrunch

Sony venture arm invests in geocoding startup what3words – TechCrunch Sony’s venture capital arm has invested in what3words, the startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter squares and assigned a three-word address to each one. Financial details were not disclosed. The startup’s novel addressing system …

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Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team – TechCrunch

Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team – TechCrunch Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will …

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Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags – TechCrunch

Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags – TechCrunch China’s top market regulator said on Friday that Tesla will recall a total of 14,123 imported Model S vehicles in the country over potentially deadly airbags. The recall is part of an industry-wide crackdown on …

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Dreaming of Mars, the startup Relativity Space gets its first launch site on Earth – TechCrunch

Dreaming of Mars, the startup Relativity Space gets its first launch site on Earth – TechCrunch 3D-printing the first rocket on Mars. That’s the goal Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone set for themselves when they founded Los Angeles-based Relativity Space in 2015. At the time they were working from a WeWork …

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India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers – TechCrunch

India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers – TechCrunch Ola, the ride-hailing service battling Uber in India, is introducing credit services to its users as it moves closer to a major new funding round. Today the company took the wraps off Ola Money Postpaid, a …

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EVs and online marketplaces thrive despite slump in Chinese car sales – TechCrunch

EVs and online marketplaces thrive despite slump in Chinese car sales – TechCrunch China’s massive auto market hit the brakes last year as trade tensions and a softening economy dampened consumer confidence, but one segment soared on account of increasing internet penetration — used car sales. New passenger car sales …

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VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles – TechCrunch

VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles – TechCrunch Volkswagen will spend $800 million to expand a U.S. factory that will produce the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. The factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles, VW …

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Schneider’s EVLink car charging stations were easily hackable, thanks to a hardcoded password – TechCrunch

Schneider’s EVLink car charging stations were easily hackable, thanks to a hardcoded password – TechCrunch Schneider has fixed three vulnerabilities in one of its popular electric car charging stations, which security researchers said could have easily allowed an attacker to remotely take over the unit. At its worst, an attacker …

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Cadillac’s first electric vehicle will be a crossover – TechCrunch

Cadillac’s first electric vehicle will be a crossover – TechCrunch Cadillac revealed Sunday what will likely be the first electric vehicle in the luxury brand’s portfolio. And surprise, it’s a crossover. The sketch of the full-size crossover SUV, which was unveiled during a debut party for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 …

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