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EPA Approved Toxic Chemicals For Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: For much of the past decade, oil companies engaged in drilling and fracking have been allowed to pump into the ground chemicals that, over time, can break down into toxic substances known as PFAS -- a class of long-lasting compounds known to pose a threat to people and wildlife -- according to internal documents from the Environmental Protection Agency. The E.P.A. in 2011 approved the use of these chemicals, used to ease the flow of oi...
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Carsome Group will acquire iCar Asia in a deal worth $200M

Southeast Asia’s car marketplace wars are going into high drive. Today Carsome Group, one of the region’s largest online used car marketplaces, said it plans to acquire listings platform iCar Asia in a transaction worth more than $200 million. Carsome has agreed to acquire 19.9% of iCar Asia from Malaysia internet conglomerate Catcha Group. In exchange, Catcha Group will become a shareholder in Carsome Group. Carsome and Catcha Group have also made a joint proposal to iCar Asia’s directors to bu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, Tech, Malaysia, Australian Financial Review, Carro, Carsome, Eric Cheng, SoftBank Vision Fund, Catcha Group


Vara raises $4.8M from investors like Go Ventures and Sequoia India’s Surge to digitize Indonesian SMEs’ payrolls

Staff management platform Vara’s team If you follow startup news from Indonesia, you know that the country’s estimated 60 million small businesses are a hot target for tech companies. BukuKas and BukuWarung, for example, both recently raised large rounds to fuel their race to digitize SMEs’ operations. Founded in November 2020, Vara is focused specifically on making staff management easier for small businesses and their workers, replacing the notebooks or spreadsheets many relied on to keep t...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Payroll, Wharton School, Vara, SMEs, Gokul Rajaram, Sequoia India, Valar, Staff Management, BukuWarung


Lenovo says it’s crammed a workstation into a litre of space – less than three cans of beer

Can a Core i9 machine be a workstation? If you think not, Lenovo also has tiny Xeons Lenovo has given the world a workstation that occupies less than one litre of space – less than three cans of beer – an impressive feat if you think a Core i9 processor qualifies as a workstation.…
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Nasir Qadree just announced one of the largest debut funds for a solo VC

Nasir Qadree entered the world of venture capital six years ago, beginning with a role at Village Capital in Washington, then as an associate director of social investments at AT&T. Qadree encountered even more opportunities to join established venture firms recently. In fact, he says that after deciding early last year to embark on launching his own firm — and garnering capital commitments for it — he became quite interesting to investors who tried bringing him aboard their own organizations. H...
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Nasir Qadree just announced one the largest debut funds for a solo VC

Nasir Qadree entered the world of venture capital six years ago, beginning with a role at Village Capital in Washington, then as an associate director of social investments at AT&T. Qadree encountered even more opportunities to join established venture firms recently. In fact, he says that after deciding early last year to embark on launching his own firm — and garnering capital commitments for it — he became quite interesting to investors who tried bringing him aboard their own organizations. H...
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Nasir Qadree grew up in the projects; now he’s announcing one the largest debut funds for a solo VC

Nasir Qadree had been working in the world of venture capital for the last six years, starting with a role at Village Capital in Washington, then as an associate director of social investments at AT&T, and as a venture partner with Pier 70 Ventures in Seattle. Qadree encountered even more opportunities to join established venture firms recently. In fact, he says that after deciding early last year to embark on launching his own firm — and garnering capital commitments for it — he became quite in...
Tags: Maryland, Washington, Boston, Tech, Paypal, Harvard, Nashville, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Black, Nea, Forbes, Nicole, AT T, Hampton University, Legg Mason


Stream-Ripping Can Be Perfectly Legal, French Ministry of Culture Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Downloading music via stream-ripping tools can be perfectly legal, the French Ministry of Culture has confirmed. The resulting copies fall under the private copying exemption. However, this only applies if the stream-ripping service doesn't circumvent technical protection measures, which is a widely contested issue. [...] Copyright holders are convinced that stream-ripping sites break the law but, in most countries, legal uncertainties remai...
Tags: France, US, Tech, Riaa, Ministry of Culture, French Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Culture Says, Philippe Latombe


Whisper Aero emerges from stealth to quiet drones and air taxis

The skies are on the cusp of getting busier — and louder — as drone delivery and electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft startups move from moonshot to commercialization. One former NASA engineer and ex-director of Uber’s air taxi division is developing tech to ensure that more air traffic doesn’t equal more noise. Mark Moore, who was most recently director of engineering at Uber Elevate until its acquisition by Joby Aviation, has a launched his own company called Whisper Aero....
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Robert Downey Jr, Tech, Nasa, Tennessee, Villa, Moore, U S Army, U S Air Force, Joby, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mark Moore, Uber Elevate, Evtol


Cobra RAD 480i Review: Is This Affordable Radar Detector Really Worth The Money?

Cobra RAD 480i Pros Price Display Screen Long-Range Detection Cons Frequent False Alerts ...
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India’s first woman architect – a tribute to Perin J. Mistri

For many Indian women, the 1930s was a fundamental time, particularly in the political domain with their increasing participation in Independence movements.  The advent of the Art Deco style (then simply known as ‘modern’ or ‘style moderne’) in Bombay[1]  at the same time, ushered in a short-lived but significant era in Mumbai’s architectural and modern history. In 1936, the field of Indian architecture witnessed another landmark event – the professional qualification of the first Indian (and ev...
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Jordan's Government Used Secretly Recorded Clubhouse Audio To Spread Disinformation

In a new report released last week by The Stanford Internet Observatory, researchers analyzed a Jordanian disinformation network that pushed pro-monarchy and pro-military narratives on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. The campaign, which Facebook said in a separate report had links to the Jordanian military, also republished audio that had been secretly recorded on Clubhouse. Rest of World reports: Researchers said this is the first time they have identified a disinformation operation that relied ...
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How to turn off auto-brightness on your iPhone or iPad

It's easy to change your iPhone or iPad's auto-brightness settings. Nico De Pasquale Photography/Getty Images You can turn off auto-brightness on your iPhone or iPad from the Settings app. Your iPhone and iPad have sensors that adjust the screen brightness based on surrounding light. You can also manually adjust brightness in Settings or the Control Center. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The auto-brightness feature on your iPhone or iPad automatically ...
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Daily Crunch: Flipkart raises $3.6 billion, setting another record for Indian startups

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 12, 2021. You likely spent yesterday watching a football game, watching a space plane or both. We have a little bit more on the latter than the former today in the newsletter, but we can all agree with this regardless of whether you were waving an English or Italian flag yesterday. — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 Flipkart n...
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Foxconn and TSMC Strike Deal To Buy 10 Million COVID-19 Vaccines For Taiwan

Foxconn and TSMC have agreed to buy 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for the island of Taiwan. "The two companies will be paying up to $35 a dose of the BioNTech vaccine and donating them to the government; each company has pledged to spend $175 million," reports The Verge. From the report: BioNTech is partnered with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Co. to distribute its mRNA-based vaccine, which was co-developed with Pfizer, within China. Taiwan claims that the Chinese government blocked an attem...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Tech, Taiwan, Beijing, Pfizer, TSMC, Foxconn, Fosun, China Taiwan, Terry Gou, BioNtech, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Co


An Incredibly Toxic Lake Will Become One of the US's First Lithium Mines

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: One of the United States' first major forays into lithium mining seems like it's going to be in the Salton Sea -- one of the most polluted places in the country -- after General Motors struck a deal with a mining company called Controlled Thermal Resources. This is a big, and potentially very complicated, deal for anyone who cares about the planet. Many experts believe that in order to have any hope of staving off climate change, we have to e...
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Vaayu’s carbon tracking for retailers raises $1.6M, claims it could cut CO2 in half by 2030

Carbon tracking is very much the new hot thing in tech, and we’ve previously covered more generalist startups doing this at scale for companies, such as Plan A Earth out of Berlin. But there’s clearly an opportunity to get deep into a vertical sector and tailor solutions to it. That’s the plan of Vaayu, a carbon tracking platform aimed specifically at retailers. It has now raised $1.57 million in pre-seed funding in a round led by CapitalT. Several angels also took part, including Atomico’s Ange...
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Vaayu’s carbon tracking for retailers raises raises $1.6m, claims it could cut CO2 in half by 2030

Carbon tracking is very much the new hot thing in tech, and we’ve previously covered more generalist startups doing this at scale for companies, such as Plan A Earth out of Berlin. But there’s clearly an opportunity to get deep into a vertical sector and tailor solutions to it. That’s the plan of Vaayu, a carbon tracking platform aimed specifically at retailers. It has now raised $1.57 million in pre-seed funding in a funding round led by CapitalT. Several Angels also took part, including Atomic...
Tags: TC, Europe, Berlin, Tech, Ceo, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations, Retail, Un, Carbon Footprint, Shopify, Cto, Atomico, Zalando, Sandhu, Webflow


A third of Britons fear TikTok would share data with Chinese state

Video-sharing app’s reputation problem isn’t holding back its phenomenal growth, says authorAlmost a third of Britons are concerned that TikTok might share their personal data with the Chinese government, according to a book on the social network, despite the app’s popularity across the nation.And a third of Britons aged between 18 and 34, the key demographic for the app, are more than just worried: they believe TikTok would hand over their data on request from China.
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Google is streamlining its desktop file syncing services into a single Drive app

Backing up desktop files to Drive is getting a bit simpler.
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Zavvie teams up with major indie Midwest brokerage

The partnership will give agents at Sibcy Cline Realtors the ability to present a variety of different selling options to their clients.
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Why copy and paste on the web are about to get magical

Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome are working on a new set of APIs that could extend the compatibility of the clipboard function.
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You'll Be Able to Use a Stylus With Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3

If you were a fan of Samsung’s phablet-sized Galaxy Note, you can rest easy knowing at least its companion stylus will remain available for other devices. Samsung’s most tablet-like phone may not be making an appearance this summer at the company’s upcoming Unpacked event, but an FCC filing indicates that its best…Read more...
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Bread Maker Giveaway

Steamy Kitchen is giving away a Bread Maker and we are also going to share a bread recipe with you along with some other warm delicious Steamy Kitchen baking recipes.   Hamilton Beach Bread Maker Machine 2 Lb Capacity  FRESH HOMEMADE BREAD IN JUST 3 STEPS: Just add your ingredients to the bread maker, select the cycle and press start. Choose between making either 1.5 or 2 lb loaves. 12 CYCLES: Bread maker settings include: basic, French, gluten-free, quick bread (no yeast), sweet, 1.5-lb...
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I’m loving the new Rocksmith beta, but definitely not uninstalling RS2014 yet

Ubisoft‘s holding a closed beta for its new Rocksmith title and I managed to get in on it. After a few hours checking out the new interface and game engine, I’m impressed. But I won’t be uninstalling Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered anytime soon. The new game’s called Rocksmith+. But from here on out I’m just going to call it the new Rocksmith because adding a symbol to a game’s name in the age of Google Search and SEO is just inviting misery and I don’t want to support it. Rather than putting ...
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AMD CEO Says Chip Shortages Will Continue Through 2021

During an interview, AMD CEO Lisa Su reiterated that the current chip supply shortages would continue to adversely affect makers' ability to meet consumer demands until the end of 2021. From a report: The interview also gets into the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on AMD, with Su also mentioning the chipmaker's plans after its $35 billion purchase of Xilinx. Su discussed how tightly pressed supply chains have been, stating that over the past 12 months, "demand had far exceeded even our aggress...
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How to print directly from Google Docs on any device

It's easy to print a document from Google Docs on any device. Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images You can print from Google Docs on your computer or from the mobile app on Apple and Android devices. To print from the Google Docs mobile app, go to the "Share & export" page within the "More" menu. On a computer, you can print a Google Doc from the "File" menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Docs is a great choice for simple document creation. Not only is i...
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Android 12's New Gaming Features Are Finally Catching Up

As the launch day for Android 12 rapidly approaches, so does Google’s announcements about upcoming features to get people excited about the update. The company today teased some new gaming features that sound pretty cool, namely that the next version of Android will let you start to play a game as you’re downloading…Read more...
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5 advanced-ish SEO tactics to win in 2021

Mark Spera Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Spera is the head of growth marketing at Minted. He's the co-founder of growth marketing blog Growth Marketing Pro and content generation tool GrowthBar. More posts by this contributor 5 companies doing growth marketing right In nearly every Google algorithm update in recent memory, Google has rewarded old, megatraffic sites, sending their search rankings s...
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Google’s new Drive app replaces Backup and Sync with Drive File Stream

The new Drive desktop app is available for Windows and Mac only.
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