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Daily Crunch: Toptal sues rival Andela for allegedly making ‘a perfect clone’ of its freelancer marketplace

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 June 11, 2021. As a small note I am off next week, so my dear friend and TechCrunch lifer Henry Pickavet will be taking over. He’s more fun and a better writer than I am, so consider him a temporary upgrade. See you in a week or so! — Alex p.s. Cheap tickets to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising are nearly gone. Flagg...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, London, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, Volkswagen, Alan, Alex, Temasek, Didi, Newsletters, Andela, Dan Preston, Ulrich Kranz

Top stories this PM: 60 million wasted doses; a new Trump probe; Biden's gift to Boris

Good evening. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:60 million doses down the drain. The FDA said Johnson & Johnson must throw out that many COVID-19 vaccine doses because of possible contamination. They were made at a Baltimore factory that's been closed for two months after workers accidentally mixed up ingredients.Probing "a gross abuse of power." The deputy attorney general asked the Justice Departm...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Texas, News, Mexico, Senate, White House, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Boris Johnson, Fda, Bmw, Biden, Nissan

Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware?

After years of restarting and then killing its electric vehicle program, Apple has again signaled that it’s once again serious about developing something for your driveway. Ulrich Kranz, former Canoo CEO and brains behind the BMW i-cars, has reportedly been picked up by the company for its automotive team. Apple has yet to verify the hire […] The post Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Development, History, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Bmw, EVs, Apple Inc, Industry News, Vaporware, Apple Car, News Blog, Rumor Mill, Development Hell

Apple boosts its 'Project Titan' electric car plan by hiring the cofounder of EV startup Canoo, who also spent 30 years at BMW

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Roy Rochlin / WireImage Apple hired a former BMW exec and Canoo cofounder to work on its electric car project, Bloomberg first reported. Ulrich Kranz spent 30 years at BMW before setting up startup Canoo, which he became CEO of in 2019. Apple is reportedly building a self-driving electric car, but has made no public announcements. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former BMW executive and cofounder of autonomous electric ve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, Bmw, Nissan, Huawei, Electric Car, Faraday Future, Reuters, SPAC

Apple confirms hiring of Ulrich Kranz, former CEO of EV company Canoo

Apple has hired the former co-founder and CEO of electric vehicle company Canoo to help with the development of the Apple Car, Bloomberg first reported, citing unnamed sources. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch it has hired Kranz, but did not provide further details into his job responsibilities or title. Kranz resigned his position at Canoo in April after steering the company toward public listing and a new leadership team, and he is reported to have been scooped up by Apple with...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Tim Cook, Bmw, Reuters, Apple Car, BMW AG, Personnel, Kranz, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Field, Canoo

Apple Hires Former BMW Executive for Its Rebooted Car Project

Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help lead its own vehicle efforts. Bloomberg reports: The technology giant hired Kranz in recent weeks, about a month after he stepped down as chief executive officer of Canoo, a developer of self-driving electric vehicles. Before co-founding Canoo, Kranz was senior vice president of the group that developed the i3 and i8 cars at BMW, where he worked for 30 years. Kranz is one of Apple's most signific...
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Bmw, Faraday Future, BMW AG, Kranz, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Field, Canoo, Canoo Kranz

Apple Hires Former BMW Executive for Car Project - Bloomberg News

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help its vehicle initiatives,...
Tags: Apple, Bmw, Bloomberg News, Reuters Apple Inc, BMW AG, Ulrich Kranz

Apple Hires Former BMW, Canoo Executive for Car Project

(Reuters) -Apple Inc has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help its vehicle initiatives, Apple...
Tags: Apple, Reuters Apple Inc, BMW AG, Ulrich Kranz, BMW Canoo Executive

Apple Hires Self-Driving Car Startup Founder and Former BMW Exec Ulrich Kranz

Former BMW senior executive and self-driving vehicle startup founder Ulrich Kranz has taken on a role at Apple working on the company's autonomous car project, reports Bloomberg. Kranz founded Canoo, a self-driving car startup that he left earlier this year. Prior to creating Canoo, Kranz helped to develop the i3 and i8 vehicles at BMW, where he was employed for 30 years. According to Bloomberg, Kranz's hiring is a sign that Apple is determined to build a self-driving vehicle that will rival...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Bmw, Hyundai, Kia, Apple Inc, Apple Car, John Giannandrea, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Fields, Canoo, Bloomberg Kranz, Canoo Kranz, Tesla Kranz

Canoo is being investigated by the SEC

Canoo, the Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup that debuted on the Nasdaq public exchange earlier this year, is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, just months after its merger with special purpose acquisition company Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. The investigation is broad, covering the Hennessy’s initial public offering and merger with Canoo, the company’s operations, business model, revenues, revenue strategy, customer agreements, earnings and other ...
Tags: TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, SEC, Hyundai, Faraday Future, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Krause, Hennessy, Kranz, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp, Stefan Krause, Ulrich Kranz, Evelozcity

Canoo’s electric microbus will start under $35,000 when it comes to market next year

Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup Canoo is bringing its first vehicle to market next year. The company said Monday its electric microbus-slash-van will be available to buy in 2022 at a base price of $34,750 before tax incentives or add-ons. It’s now taking preorders in the United States for the “lifestyle” vehicle, as well as for its round-top pickup truck and multi-purpose delivery van. While Canoo did not release pricing for the other two vehicles, it did said that deliveries for the ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Hyundai Motor Group, Kranz, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp, Electric Pickup Truck, Ulrich Kranz, Rivian, Tony Aquila, Canoo

Canoo targets last-mile delivery with its second electric vehicle

Canoo, the Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup that will make its debut later this month on the Nasdaq as a publicly traded company, revealed Thursday an all-electric multi-purpose delivery vehicle.  The electric delivery vehicle, which includes a high roof height, storage lockers and a software as a service platform to manage fleets, is targeted at both small businesses and large last-mile delivery companies such as package delivery fleets, retailers, major corporations and logistic...
Tags: TC, Europe, Los Angeles, Tech, Hyundai, Kia, Faraday Future, Canada Mexico, Aquila, Stefan Krause, Ulrich Kranz, Tony Aquila, Canoo, Canoo Executive

Electric vehicle startup Canoo to go public via SPAC

Canoo, the Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup, has struck a deal to merge with special-purpose acquisition company Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., with a market valuation of $2.4 billion. The announcement Tuesday marks the fourth time this summer that an electric vehicle company has skipped the traditional IPO path and instead taken the company public through a merger agreement with a SPAC, also known as blank check companies. Nikola Corp., Fisker Inc. and Lordstown Motors have al...
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, Hyundai, Kia, Blackrock, Faraday Future, SPAC, Daniel Hennessy, Nasdaq Stock Market, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp, Stefan Krause, Ulrich Kranz, Evelozcity, Canoo

Hyundai taps EV startup Canoo to develop electric vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group said it will jointly develop an electric vehicle platform with Los Angeles-based startup Canoo, the latest startup tapped by the automaker as part of an $87 billion push to invest in electrification and other future technologies. The electric vehicle platform will be based on Canoo’s proprietary skateboard design, according to the agreement that was announced Tuesday. The platform will be used for future Hyundai and Kia electric vehicles as well as the automaker group’s so...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Los Angeles, Tech, Companies, Automotive, United Kingdom, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Electric Car, Faraday Future, Kia Motors, Albert Biermann, Hyundai Motor

Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Future’s ashes, seeks $200 million

Less than a month after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electric vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the hunt for $200 million in new capital. The startup, which is backed by a clutch of private individuals and family offices hailing from China, Germany, and Taiwan, is hoping to line up the new capital from some more recognizable names as it finalizes supply deals with vendors, according to a person with knowledge of the company’s plans. Canoo is locking in final contracts wit...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Uber, China, Germany, Los Angeles, Tech, Taiwan, Car, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Transport, San Diego

Electric-car startup Faraday Future signs lease on California factory site

Faraday Future, the electric-car startup that is developing a 1,000-horsepower, self-driving SUV, has signed a lease on what it says will be its future assembly plant. The site, a one-million square-foot building located about 40 miles south of Fresno, California, in the city of Hanford, was one of several sites Faraday had been scouting after it pulled the plug on its original proposed manufacturing project in North Las Vegas, Nevada last month. “We know there is a lot of work and risks ahead,"...
Tags: Google, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Bmw, Faraday, Business Insider, Krause, Hanford, Fresno California, Sequoia National Park, NORTH LAS VEGAS Nevada, Stefan Krause, Ulrich Kranz, Sequoia Plant, Dag Reckhorn

Faraday Future answers mounting challenges with high-profile CTO hire

 Faraday Future is an electric car company with a very uncertain future, following news that it would be ending its effort to build an assembly plant for its vehicles in Nevada. The company’s primary backer, China’s LeEco, is in dire financial straits, and the would-be Tesla challenger is facing its own heat as a result. Now, however, the company is revealing a big-name hire… Read More
Tags: TC, China, Tech, Tesla, Nevada, Bmw, Cto, Faraday Future, Leeco, Ulrich Kranz

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