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Ford, BMW lead Solid Power’s $130M Series B round

A Solid Power manufacturing engineer holds two 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells for the BMW Group and Ford Motor Company. The 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells were produced on Solid Power’s Colorado-based pilot production line. Source: Solid Power. Solid state battery systems have long been considered the next breakthrough in battery technology, with multiple startups vying to be the first to commercialization. Automakers have been some of the top investors in...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Colorado, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Bmw, Volkswagen, Ford Motor Company, BMW Group, McKenna, General Motors Ford, SSB, Mark Harris, Ford BMW, Solid State Batteries


General Motors leads $139 million investment into lithium-metal battery developer, SES

General Motors is joining the list of big automakers picking their horses in the race to develop better batteries for electric vehicles with its lead of a $139 million investment into the lithium-metal battery developer, SES. Volkswagen has QuantumScape; Ford has invested in SolidPower (along with Hyundai and BMW); and now with SES’ big backing from General Motors most of the big American and European automakers have placed their bets. “We are beyond R&D development,” said SES chief executive Hu...
Tags: Iphone, Energy, TC, Singapore, America, Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Ses, Ford, Gm, Electricity, Bmw, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Semiconductor


Google cofounder Sergey Brin has been working on a secretive airship company for over 4 years. Here's how the billionaire plans to use the 'air yacht' to deliver humanitarian aid.

Google cofounder Sergey Brin. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Google cofounder Sergey Brin is building a secretive airship company called LTA. The airship will be climate-friendly and deliver humanitarian aid worldwide. Brin was inspired by the USS Macon, a massive airship built by the US Navy in the 1930s. See more stories on Insider's business page. If Sergey Brin has anything to do with it, the future of humanitarian aid could come in the form of giant airships roaming the skies. Brin, the Go...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Navy, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, The Guardian, Guardian, Mountain View, Boeing, Pacific Ocean, US Navy


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended April 4 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country: Amanda Gorman 2. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Consequence...
Tags: Books, Matthew Mcconaughey, Neil Gaiman, America, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, House, Mike Nichols, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tolkien, Brit Bennett, Southern California, Frank Herbert


The Station: Breaking down TuSimple’s S-1

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome to The Station. A few items before we jump into the news. Rebecca Bellan, who started writing for TechCrunch earlier this month, is going to be contributing to the micromobbin’ section as part of her focus on ebikes, scooters and other personal mobility vehicles. Reach out to her at [email protected]
Tags: Apple, Transportation, London, Microsoft, California, Washington, Senate, Russia, Berlin, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Ces, Automotive, United States, Gm


The Station: Uber’s new battles in the UK, Lucid Motors’ second life plans and Cruise acquires Voyage

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before I forget, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the newsletter, if you’re interested in attending our upcoming early-stage conference. I have a gift for you. Um, there is ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Florida, UK, New York, Supreme Court, Microsoft, California, La, Ipo, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Sunday, March 14 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. The Committed: Viet Thanh Nguyen 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 6. The F...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Paris, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tolkien, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Brandon Sanderson


Silicon Valley’s myths and realities of existential risk

Existential risk has been on many of our minds the past year. Sales of survival goods from food kits to nuclear-proof bunkers are way up, we doomscroll on Twitter all day, and it seems like there isn’t a week that goes by where civilizational collapse isn’t at least a possibility on the agenda. Yet, if you hang out in tech circles long enough, there remains an astonishing divergence between the realities of existential risk and the speculative nature this subject tends to push us towards. In Sil...
Tags: Health, Google, Hollywood, Texas, California, Government, Tech, Netflix, Sergey Brin, Venture Capital, Manhattan, Disasters, Nashville, Silicon Valley, Mars, East Coast


The Station: Lucid Motors, Joby Aviation take the SPAC path and Sergey Brin’s airship ambitions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. In last week’s newsletter, I described some of the changes coming to TechCrunch’s transportation coverage, including “market maps.” These articles, which run will always run in...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, New York, London, Pinterest, Montana, Saudi Arabia, Germany, India, Linkedin, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Automotive, Vw, Ford


The Station: The lidar SPAC craze and 10 investors give their mobility predictions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before you get to reading The Station, a small update for you. As transportation editor — a new title I gained last month — I am focused on building a team and deepening our co...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Facebook, New York, Dick Costolo, California, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Porsche, Gm, Starwood, Silicon Valley, Bmw


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Feb. 14 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 2. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 3. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 4. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 5. Blood Grove: Walter Mosley 6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwa...
Tags: Books, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Paris, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert, Kurt Vonnegut, George Saunders


Mike Nichols Got His Juiciest Backstage Stories From Broadway

There are plenty of juicy backstages tales from both Hollywood and Broadway in “Mike Nichols: A Life,” the new biography of director-producer-performer Mike Nichols. And the juiciest of them, according to author Mark Harris, come from the stage. Listen to this week’s “Stagecraft” podcast below: “We think so often of movie star excess, and wild misbehavior on […]
Tags: Hollywood, Podcasts, Broadway, Mike Nichols, The Graduate, Mark Harris, Stagecraft


Hilarious Get-Rich-Quick Satire 'White People Money' Official Trailer

"No one can ever know about this money." Vertical Entertainment has released an official trailer for White People Money, a hilarious new satire from filmmaker Mark Harris (, House Behind The Tracks, Everyday But Christmas). The film stars Barton Fitzpatrick as Kareem, and Drew Sidora as his wife Nora. They end up winning a surprise contest giving away 15 billion dollars to 15 winners. But Kareem insists that they must keep their big time winnings a secret from everyone - including their own ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Trailer, Nora, Kareem, Mark Harris, To Watch, Drew Sidora, Barton Fitzpatrick, Aaron D Spears Dawn Noel Nicole Arbour, Sarah Cigan


Welcome Tage Kene-Okafor, Mary Ann Azevedo, Sophie Burkholder and a guy named Drew

There are some additions to the TechCrunch team that I’m happy to announce. First, Kirsten Korosec, who has been with us for more than two years, was promoted to Transportation Editor. Kirsten has done amazing work, helping to elevate our foothold in the transportation space and making our Mobility events some of the most successful we’ve produced. This means that not only will she continue to hunt for scoops, but she’ll also be bringing on some fresh voices in transportation. Look for them on T...
Tags: TC, Tech, Miami, Drew Olanoff, Lagos, Alex Wilhelm, Drew, Kirsten, Western Africa, Mark Harris, Jon Shieber, Mary Ann Azevedo, Kirsten Korosec, Leigh Cuen, Marcella McCarthy, Tage Kene Okafor


Review: Boffo new bio of Mike Nichols' brilliant career from film scholar Mark Harris

Mark Harris, a proven scholar of Hollywood, writes brilliantly of one of the greats of stage and screen in his boffo bio, "Mike Nichols: A Life."         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, News, Mike Nichols, Usa Today, Mark Harris


‘Mike Nichols: A Life’ Biographer Mark Harris on Writing an Honest Book About a Famous Friend

When the American Film Institute announced that it was giving its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award to Mike Nichols, the event instantly became the hottest ticket in town. As recounted in Mark Harris’ upcoming biography “Mike Nichols: A Life,” not only did just about all of Nichols’ most celebrated collaborators — Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Tom […]
Tags: News, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer, Nichols, American Film Institute, Mark Harris, Mike Nichols: A Life, Meryl Streep Julia Roberts Tom


The Station: CES trends and Uber plots another spinoff

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before I launch into the news of the week, let’s take care of some housekeeping. First, you might have noticed that The Station landed in your email inbox on Sunday, not Saturda...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, UK, Tech, Tesla, Intel, Ces, Automotive, Fca, Gm, Sony, Archer, Panasonic, Bmw, Mercedes, West Hollywood


The 10 Most Popular LawNext Podcasts of 2020

My LawNext podcast features conversations with the “innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in law.” But in 2020, “what’s next” was anybody’s guess. In this list of the 10 LawNext episodes that were most popular during 2020, it may be little surprise that my April interview with legal futurist Richard Susskind was the most popular, as we all sought to answer that question of what’s next. In fact, Susskind’s interview is now my most-downloaded ever. We were also captivated and ul...
Tags: Apple, New York, Microsoft, Law, Stanford, Uncategorized, Tech, David, Deloitte, David Lat, Avvo, Richard Susskind, Susskind, Mark Harris, Margaret Hagan, Mark Britton


New online station targets staycation locations

Resort Radio is getting ready to start in January aimed at the UK domestic holiday market. It’ll launch online on Monday 4th January 2021 serving coastal resorts such as Margate, Blackpool, Brighton Scarborough, Southend on Sea, Hunstanton and Portsmouth. Simply branded RESORT, the station says it is directed at family fun, great music, unmissable news, and events in anticipation of a UK holiday market boom in 2021. Presenters include Blackpool’s Drag Queen DJ of the Year – Demi Godd, Portsm...
Tags: UK, London, Instagram, Top, Radio, Blackpool, Radio industry, Portsmouth, Mark Harris, Resort Radio, Margate Blackpool Brighton Scarborough Southend, Sea Hunstanton, Demi Godd, North East Freddie Mercury Tribute Neil Angus, Steve Buchan


CFOs worldwide have dire message for real-estate investors

By Jack Sidders | Bloomberg Property investors are about to discover just how much the global fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has spread from deserted and cast-off buildings to their bottom lines. Hundreds of corporate executives tracked in earnings calls around the world in the past five months addressed the urgency to cut real-estate costs, according to an AI model trained by Bloomberg to scour transcripts. Tactics include cutting office space, accelerating branch closures, renegotiating...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, London, Air Canada, Bloomberg, Sport, Chicago, Prague, Soccer, Tennessee, New Jersey, North Carolina, Mumbai, Commercial Real Estate, John Wiley, Waste Connections Inc


The '60 Minutes' interview is embarrassing for Trump, but much like the Zelensky call he's in complete denial

President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, October 21, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump on Thursday released an uncut video of a recent interview with "60 Minutes" that he abruptly walked out of. Trump's decision to share the video seems to stem from the belief that the footage would would portray him in a positive light. But this move is reminiscent of the White House releasing the damning summary of his infamous July 2019 phone call with Uk...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Cbs News, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Analysis, House, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act


Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Loop might only carry a fraction of the passengers it promised

Mark Harris Contributor Share on Twitter More posts by this contributor Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed The risky first transatlantic flight of a Reaper drone In pandemic-free years, America’s biggest trade show, CES, attracts more than 170,000 attendees, bringing traffic that jams surrounding roads day and night.  To help absorb at least s...
Tags: Transportation, Column, Elon Musk, New York, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Hyperloop, Musk, Loop, Corbett, Clark County


California tells Republicans ‘cease and desist’ with unofficial ballot drop boxes, but GOP remains defiant

The state issued cease and desist orders to the California Republican Party and local GOP officials in Orange, Los Angeles and Fresno counties over the use of unauthorized ballot drop boxes, Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday. Republicans have until Thursday, Oct. 15 to remove the drop boxes, which Padilla said are not legal. Otherwise, he said his office will “consider all of our legal options,” which could include both civil and criminal charges tha...
Tags: California, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Republican Party, North Carolina, Orange County, State, Levinson, U S Postal Service, Loyola Law School, Kelley, Padilla, Alex Padilla, California Republican Party


China's exports jump amid Covid-19 recovery; UK house prices hit record - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: UK house prices at new peakBiggest jump in house price inflation since 2016Introduction: China’s exports up 9.5%....but imports fell againStrong demand for copperOil hit by Saudi price cuts 9.02am BST Mark Harris, chief executive of mortgage broker SPF Private Clients, says a ‘perfect storm’ of factors drove UK house prices to record levels last month. ‘Just as Nationwide recorded last week, Halifax’s house price index also sh...
Tags: Business, UK, China, Stock Markets, Ftse, Eurozone, Halifax, LTV, Mark Harris


5 Steven Spielberg movies inspired by his dad's service in World War II

Steven Spielberg at the Foundation for the National Archives 2013 Records of Achievement award ceremony honoring the director. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Foundation for the National Archives Arnold Spielberg, a World War II veteran and father of acclaimed director Steven Spielberg, died this week at 103.Arnold's experiences were a major influence on his son's films, some of which were inspired by his wartime service.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Steven Spielberg...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Hollywood, Nbc, Digital, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, Army, World War Ii, Burma, Nazi, John Candy, Pearl Harbor, Indiana Jones, Spielberg


Actors With Disabilities Are Finally Starting To Break Through

“If a successful cultural transformation can be defined as the moment when you can finally stop counting heads, the first sign of that may be when you realize that at least there are heads to count.” Reporter Mark Harris meets with a crop of young performers landing roles and awards — but who still, always, find they have to educate producers, colleagues, and audiences. – T — The New York Times Style Magazine
Tags: Art, Media, Theatre, Mark Harris, 08.25.20


Investment Firm to Take Majority Share in Factor, the Axiom Managed Services Spin-Off

The managed services company Factor, one of two companies that spun off last year from legal services company Axiom, said today that one of its original investors, the investment firm Carrick Capital Partners, will multiply its stake in the company to become its majority shareholder. Although the amount of the investment has not been disclosed, Factor said that the deal, which it expects to close by October, “represents one of the biggest net new investments in the global legal solutions market....
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Poland, Accenture, Thomson Reuters, Benchmark, Axiom, Carrick, Mercer, Madden, Mehta, Mark Harris, John Dillon, Ed Sohn, Carrick Capital Partners


The Station: Uber eats rides, the next micromobility trend, Levandowksi’s day in court

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. A series of recent and upcoming vehicle reveals have provided yet another reminder of how automakers are doubling down on tech. This isn’t just about the shift away from knobs and buttons and to...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Europe, California, Washington, China, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles


Mark Tushnet and the "Next Age" Struggling to be Born

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Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, Court, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, House, Mitch McConnell, John Adams, Republican, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Despite Facing A Slew Of Charges, McCrae Dowless Files To Run For District Seat

McCrae Dowless, the infamous political operative behind an alleged absentee ballot scheme that got a North Carolina congressional election tossed in 2018, filed for reelection Monday for his district supervisor position. Currently, Dowless serves as vice chairman to the Bladen Soil & Water Conservation District. The nonpartisan board is made up of three members who are elected and two who are appointed by the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Each commissioner serves a...
Tags: News, North Carolina, Social Security Administration, HARRIS, state Board of Elections, Mark Harris, 2020 Elections, Kate Riga, Leslie McCrae Dowless, Dowless, McCrae Dowless, NC-9 fraud probe, District Seat, Bladen Soil Water Conservation District, Social Security Administration Dowless, State Board of Elections Active