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The Station: Exits at Waymo and Bird’s SPAC reveals its scooter-nomics

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. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Here’s a crypto-meets-transportation story for you before we move onto the rest of the news. Just weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CFO Zach Kirkhorn said they believe in the lo...
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Marc Andre Ter Stegen to miss Euro 2021 through injury

Ter Stegen to miss the Euros: Barcelona and German Goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen has revealed that he will miss the European Championships this summer through knee injury. Ter Stegen, who played the full game in Barcelona’s 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo at the weekend, announced on his Instagram that:“I have decided together with the medical team of the club that I will do a complementary intervention on my knee. I’m sad that I will miss the EURO 2020 this summer with Germany.”Ter Stegen has playe...
Tags: Instagram, Germany, Sport, Barcelona, Munich, Soccer, La Liga, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Joachim Low, Luis Suarez, Psg, Manuel Neuer, FC Augsburg, Celta Vigo, Atletico

Holidu books $45M after growing its vacation rentals business ~50% YoY during COVID-19

Vacation rental startup Holidu has tucked $45 million in Series D funding into its suitcase — bringing its total raised since being founded back in 2014 to more than $120M. The latest funding round is led by 83North with participation from existing investors Prime Ventures, EQT ventures, Coparion, Senovo, Kees Koolen, Lios Ventures and Chris Hitchen. Also participating, with both equity and debt, is Claret Capital (formerly Harbert European Growth Capital). The financing will be ploughed into pr...
Tags: Travel, Google, Fundings & Exits, TC, Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, Search, Munich, Tourism, Commission, European Commission, Sharing Economy, Search Engine, Airbnb

Daily Crunch: As tech stocks lose their luster, SPACs are on the rise

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. Welcome back to Daily Crunch. You look great today! From our perch, it’s fascinating to watch the exit market for startups wax and wane this year. And change it has. After kicking off with a blistering pace in early 2021 before succumbing to what felt like a sudden cold snap, it appears that the public markets are once again welcoming startups to their rosters. A...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Youtube, Nigeria, Samsung, Tech, Uganda, Munich, Nba, Blockchain, Western Union, Wise, Lili, ARR, Catan

Even more iconic planes are disappearing from the skies earlier than planned as the coronavirus continues to wreak airline havoc

A Qantas Airbus A380. TIM WIMBORNE/Reuters The steep drop in travel caused some airlines to move up retirement dates for aging aircraft. Older aircraft are on the chopping block as airlines turn to newer ones like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB. The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are quickly vanishing due to their size and cost to operate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Aircraft are quickly becoming COVID-19 casualties.As Boeing and Airbus continue to ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, Texas, London, News, Air Travel, Australia, California, Washington, Singapore, Air Canada, Planes

Final-mile fulfillment startup parcelLab closes $112M Series C funding led by Insight Partners

Munich-based parcelLab, which offers a final-mile fulfillment service for online retailers, has closed a $112 million (GB£80 million) Series C funding round led by the US VC/PE firm Insight Partners. Germany’s Endeit Capital participated as a co-investor, alongside existing investors Capnamic Ventures and coparion. parcelLab last raised an undisclosed Series B in October 2019. The new funding will feed into parcelLab’s global expansion plans and new product development. Founded in 2015 by Tobias...
Tags: TC, Europe, Business, Entrepreneurship, Germany, US, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Munich, Ikea, Lidl, Retailers, Coo, Cto, Farfetch

German Catholic churches to bless same-sex couples

Under the motto "love wins," the Church of St. Benedict in Munich is one of four in Bavaria set to defy the Vatican and bless same-sex...
Tags: Munich, Vatican, Catholic, Bavaria, Church of St Benedict

Brazier, Hoppel lead U.S. resurgence seeking Olympic gold in middle distances

With the 2019 World Championships 800-meter final approaching, Americans Donavan Brazier and Bryce Hoppel sought refuge from the stifling desert heat in a small air-conditioned section of Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium. While Brazier was being worked on by a Team USA physio with Hoppel sitting nearby in a venue named after an emir who had ruled Qatar for parts of three decades, they felt the presence of track and field royalty looming over them. King David. “He looks like he was 6-6,” Braz...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Oregon, Sports, America, Nike, Qatar, Sport, Rome, David, Munich, Soccer, Olympics, Portland, Willamette, Tokyo

StudySmarter books $15M for a global ‘personalized learning’ push

More money for the edtech boom: Munich-based StudySmarter, which makes digital tools to help learners of all ages swat up — styling itself as a ‘lifelong learning platform’ — has closed a $15 million Series A. The round is led by sector-focused VC fund, Owl Ventures. New York-based Left Lane Capital is co-investing, along with Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen (ex WhatsApp, Uber and Dropbox; now GP at Balderton Capital), and existing early stage investor Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures (aka DvH Ventures). T...
Tags: Europe, Balderton Capital, Indonesia, Tech, Netflix, Munich, EC, Duolingo, Anki, Ugc, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Brazil India, Dieter, NLP, Lars Fjeldsoe Nielsen, Netflix Netflix

Euro 2020 Teams To Have Larger Squads Due To COVID

Each country playing at Euro 2020 this summer will be allowed a squad of 26 and will be able to replace players who test positive for Covid-19 up until their first match. UEFA has confirmed the increase in squad numbers from the usual 23 players to 26 in light of the tournament being played in extraordinary circumstances amid the pandemic. The expanded squads will ease the situation if one or more players within the camp test positive for coronavirus and have to self-isolate during the finals, w...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Sweden, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Spain, Sport, Turkey, Ukraine, Euro, Rome, Czech Republic

Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
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Making Space Real: Behind-the-Scenes Videos for Sci-Fi 'Stowaway'

"One of the main story and design decisions is that it's a spaceship that works with gravity." Now playing on Netflix is the sci-fi thriller Stowaway, about a crew on a mission to Mars that discovers a surprise extra passenger on their voyage. I really enjoyed the film - the physics are real, the designs are real, it's a story not so much about space as it is about how to deal with humanity. Directed by Joe Penna, most of the film takes place in the cramped quarters of their spaceship, along...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Cologne, Munich, Mars, Scott Manley, To Watch, Featurette, Joe Penna, Bavaria Studios, MMC Studios

Equipping crop plants for climate change

Biologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU in Munich) have significantly enhanced the tolerance of blue-green algae to high light levels -- with the aid of artificial evolution in the laboratory.
Tags: Science, Munich, Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet LMU

Munich hits back at rival 'Oktoberfest' event in Dubai

The organizers of Oktoberfest, Munich's heralded and raucous annual beer festival, have criticized plans to create a rival event in Dubai and sought to reassure Germans that the original won't be moving.
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Munich reassures Germans that Oktoberfest won't be moving to Dubai

The organizers of Oktoberfest, Munich's heralded and raucous annual beer festival, have sought to reassure distraught Germans by dismissing rumors that the event will move to Dubai.
Tags: Cnn, Munich, Dubai, Oktoberfest Munich

The Asteroid Impact Simulation Has Ended in Disaster

An international exercise to simulate an asteroid striking Earth has come to an end. With just six days to go before a fictitious impact, things don’t look good for a 185-mile-wide region between Prague and Munich.Read more...
Tags: Science, Prague, Munich

Trash to treasure: How Google thinks about deconstruction

For Lauren Sparandara, stepping onto a construction site transports her to the scrappy dollhouses of her childhood."I would scavenge styrofoam from the household trash and use it to build these elaborate cityscapes for my dolls," she laughs. "I see a similar opportunity when I look at buildings that are about to be demolished: What could we make with those?"At Google, Lauren looks for ways to reuse materials in Google's design and construction process — like salvaging perfectly good doors and ha...
Tags: Google, California, Los Angeles, Sustainability, Chicago, Munich, Jack, Boeing, Caribbean, Bay Area, Sunnyvale California, Lauren, Mountain View California, Fulton Market, Charleston East, Google Lauren

Kaia Health grabs $75M on surging interest in its virtual therapies for chronic pain and COPD

New York headquartered Kaia Health, which offers AI-assisted digital therapies via a mobile app for chronic pain related to musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), has raised a $75 million Series C. The round was led by an unnamed leading growth equity fund with support from existing investors, including Optum Ventures, Eurazeo, 3VC, Balderton Capital, Heartcore Capital, Symphony Ventures (golfer Rory McIlroy’s investment vehicle), and A Round Capita...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, Sweden, France, Germany, US, Tech, Munich, Healthcare, Rory Mcilroy, Partners, Nordics, CBT, Canada Australia, UK France

Endeit Capital plans to boost European B-stage startups with its new €250M growth fund

Dutch-German growth capital firm Endeit Capital has raised a 250 million euro fund to invest in B+ stage European startups. This is its third and largest investment fund, Endeit Capital III. The firm says it plans to support European scale-up companies that “lead to an accelerated digital transformation of the European society and economy and indeed the digital maturity of Europe.” Endeit was a relatively early European investor, kicking off in 2006, and investing in 35 companies. It’s previousl...
Tags: TC, Europe, London, China, Germany, US, Tech, Cologne, Munich, Paris, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Endemol, Hamburg, Highland Europe, Rotterdam

Nagelsmann to coach Bayern Munich from next season

Berlin (AFP) – Julian Nagelsmann will take over as Bayern Munich coach from next season to replace Hansi Flick, the reigning German champions announced on Tuesday. Nagelsmann, who is just 33, will move from RB Leipzig on a five-year contract after Flick, whose relationship with the club’s powerful sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has deteriorated over transfer policy, asked to be released from his contract. “I am convinced that Bayern’s sporting future will be a very successful one with Jul...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, Qatar, Sport, Munich, Soccer, Liverpool, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Flick, Uefa, Borussia Dortmund, Bavaria, Psg, Lisbon

Nagelsmann completes meteoric rise with return to Munich

Berlin (AFP) – At 33, Julian Nagelsmann, is returning to Munich, the city where his football career made a humble and painful start, to take over the club at the apex of European football. Nagelsmann... Visit for the rest of the story.
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No ‘guarantee’ of fans at Euro games says mayor as Munich confirmed as host city

Berlin (AFP) – There is no “guarantee” fans will be able to attend Euro 2020 matches at the Allianz Arena, the Mayor of Munich said Friday, contradicting a UEFA statement that supporters will be allowed... Visit for the rest of the story.
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German FA cautious as Munich confirmed as Euro host city

Berlin (AFP) – The German FA on Friday cautiously welcomed UEFA’s decision to allow Munich to remain a Euro 2020 host city, amid concerns whether fans can attend games in Bavaria with Germany currently in... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Sport, Munich, Soccer, Fa, Uefa, Bavaria, Afp

Dublin, Bilbao dropped by UEFA as Euro hosts, Munich confirmed

Lausanne (AFP) – UEFA on Friday dropped Dublin and Bilbao as Euro 2020 hosts over a failure to guarantee fans’ attendance, with matches destined for the Irish capital switched to St Petersburg and London while... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Munich, Soccer, Uefa, Dublin, St Petersburg, Lausanne, Afp, Bilbao, AFP UEFA, Dublin Bilbao

Dublin loses Euro 2020 games due to Covid issues

Wembley is set to be given an extra Euro 2020 last-16 tie - which could involve England - when Uefa addresses uncertainty around matches in Dublin, Bilbao and Munich on Friday.
Tags: England, News, Munich, Wembley, Dublin, Dublin Bilbao

Euro 2020: Wembley to be given extra last-16 tie - which could involve England

Wembley is set to be given an extra Euro 2020 last-16 tie - which could involve England - when Uefa addresses uncertainty around matches in Dublin, Bilbao and Munich on Friday.
Tags: England, News, Munich, Wembley, Dublin Bilbao

Researchers discover how SARS viruses enhance the production of viral proteins in infected cells

Coronavirus researchers led by Professor Rolf Hilgenfeld of the University of Luebeck and PD Dr. Albrecht von Brunn of the Ludwig-Maximilian Universitaet in Munich have discovered how SARS viruses enhance the production of viral proteins in infected cells, so that many new copies of the virus can be generated.
Tags: Health, Munich, Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet, University of Luebeck, Rolf Hilgenfeld, Albrecht von Brunn

Millennials reveal their 105 favorite brands, from Gucci to Amazon

Rich Fury/Getty Images Marketing firm Moosylvania surveyed 1,000 millennials to find their favorite brands. Amazon, Nike, and Amazon have topped the list for years. Brands associated with travel, including airlines, fell off the list in 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Millennials still can't get enough of Apple, Nike, and Amazon. Marketing agency Moosylvania has once again compiled its "Millennials' Top 100 Brands" based on a survey of 1,000 millennial consu...
Tags: Retail, Apple, Nike, eBay, Samsung, Jeep, Chevrolet, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Tesla, Puma, Gucci, LG, Target, Kroger

SAP Forms Financial Services Alliance With Investor Dediq

By Douglas BusvineBERLIN (Reuters) - Business software group SAP said on Tuesday it was forming a joint venture with Munich-based investor Dediq to...
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German Conservatives to Settle Chancellor Candidate Question This Week Soeder

MUNICH (Reuters) - Germany's conservative bloc will this week settle the question of who should be their joint chancellor candidate in a September...
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