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Silicon Allee: Germany’s Tech Hub for Electric Cars, Scooters, and Bikes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. BERLIN–Where the US is moving methodically toward offering more electric vehicles, Germany is racing ahead on e-mobility: electrified cars, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, buses, and the infrastructure to make charging as close as the nearest lamp post. It makes sense to look beyond electric cars-only in densely populated Europe with narrow streets and limited parking. Unlike North America, with currently abundant fossil fuels, Europe depends on outsiders for much of its energy. Here are some intriguing ...

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Silicon Allee: Germany’s Tech Hub for Electric Cars, Scooters, and Bikes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. BERLIN–Where the US is moving methodically toward offering more electric vehicles, Germany is racing ahead on e-mobility: electrified cars, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, buses, and the infrastructure to make charging as close as the nearest lamp post. It makes sense to look beyond electric cars-only in densely populated Europe with narrow streets and limited parking. Unlike North America, with currently abundant fossil fuels, Europe depends on outsiders for much of its energy. Here are some intriguing ...

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It's not just Amazon: Chinese tech giants are selling groceries too

You need an app to shop in Alibaba’s grocery stores China’s biggest e-commerce companies are hungry for groceries. Amazon(AMZN, Tech30)‘s move to swallow Whole Foods for $ 13.7 billion grabbed attention in the U.S., and the internet giant has also been dabbling in cashier-less grocery stores. But experts say China is already ahead of the curve. Alibaba(BABA, Tech30), the country’s biggest online shopping company, has introduced a grocery store that has both a virtual and physical presence. It quietly started rolling out the stores two years ago “because no one ...

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China's tech stocks are partying like it's 1999

Jack Ma: ‘It’s not made in China, it’s made on the internet’ Shares in China’s biggest internet companies are on a tear this year, but some investors think things have gone too far. E-commerce giant Alibaba’s(BABA, Tech30) stock has more than doubled, and internet firm Tencent(TCEHY) has powered up over 80%. Other major names like Baidu(BIDU, Tech30) and JD.com(JD) have surged roughly 50%. Silicon Valley’s top tech stocks — whose soaring prices have have also been questioned by some analysts — have nothing on their Chinese counterparts. Facebook(FB, Tech30) is ...

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FDA test speeds up approval for Apple and other tech companies

Apple unveils 4K TV, Apple Watch Series 3 Apple, Alphabet and Samsung’s future forays into medical software could get speedier FDA approval thanks to a new program announced Tuesday. The FDA is launching a pilot program that will give vetted tech companies pre-approval to work on medical software. The government agency oversees drug and medical device approval, in addition to food and health products. It has already pre-certified nine companies, including Apple, Samsung, Alphabet’s Verily, FitBit, Roche and Johnson & Johnson. The program is a slight departure from how the ...

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German election reaction; Brexit negotiation reboot; New tech takeover

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. Meh about Merkel: Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German chancellor but with a reduced share of the vote as a far-right party made major gains. Investors aren’t batting an eye. European markets were largely flat in early trading and the main German index — the Dax — was swinging between minor gains and losses. Asian markets mostly closed the day in negative territory. U.S. stock futures were dipping a bit, but the move down was modest. Merkel, 63, has led the ...

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Jason Kint: Tech companies wield 'uncomfortable' amount of power over media

All it takes is for you to update your phone to the newest operating system, or to download the latest version of any of your favorite social networking apps, to cause a chain reaction that may have disrupting effects on the world of media as you know it. Take Apple’s latest tweaks to its Safari browser, announced on September 12, which will allow users to view articles in what they call “reader mode,” a lighter version of a webpage stripped of branding, graphic elements, and ads. With Safari accounting for ...

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What Happened to the Tech Job Boom?

In the 1990s, we witnessed the explosion of the PC revolution and the early days of the internet era. It spurred a stock market boom and a brief period of a federal US budget surplus. The optimism of that decade supposed whatever disruptions to existing industries – and their workers – new technologies would bring, the growth in employment in the companies driving the new economy would make up for it. It hasn’t quite worked out that way. Indeed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported computer and data processing services ...

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Theresa May to warn tech firms over terror content

Technology companies must go “further and faster” in removing extremist content, Prime Minister Theresa May is to tell the United Nations. She will urge social networks and search engines to act when she addresses the general assembly. Mrs May will also host a meeting with other world leaders and firms including Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter. Separately, tech giant Google has said it will give a total of £1m to fund counter-terrorism projects in the UK. Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’ Politicians take on the internet over extremism The prime minister ...

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Top 10 Tech Cars to Watch for in 2018

In 2018, look for more cars with hybrid engines, EVs with 200-plus miles in range, more compact and subcompact crossovers, and more cars with better fuel economy. Every automaker knows it’s got to get better mileage and reduce pollution. If not in the US during the current administration, then everywhere else in the world. At the same time, we’ll see more honking big SUVs and pickups. That’s what buyers want, and need, given that the average American male is 25 pounds heavier than a half-century ago. Here’s our take on ...

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