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Oil Surges With U.S. Data Underscoring Brighter Global Outlook - Bloomberg

Oil Surges With U.S. Data Underscoring Brighter Global Outlook - Bloomberg West Texas Intermediate for May rose $3.05 to $63.23 a barrel at 12:53 p.m. in New York Brent for June settlement gained $3 to $66.67 a barrel Oil jumped the most since late March with declining U.S. crude stockpiles and rising fuel demand providing the spark needed to break out of a nearly monthlong price range.Futures climbed as much as 5.3% in New York on Wednesday, pushing prices out of a recent $5 trading range ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Tortoise, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Quinn Kiley


Oil Slumps With U.S. Gasoline Supply Rising Most Since February - Bloomberg

Oil Slumps With U.S. Gasoline Supply Rising Most Since February - Bloomberg West Texas Intermediate for May delivery declined 83 cents to $58.50 a barrel at 12:29 p.m. in New York Brent for June settlement lost 74 cents to $62.00 a barrel Oil extended losses alongside a strengthening dollar while the biggest U.S. gasoline supply increase in two months offset a drop in crude inventories.Futures in New York furthered their decline to as much as 2% on Wednesday, in tandem with a rising ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Energy Information Administration, Tortoise, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Brian Kessens


Officials discovered nearly 200 baby tortoises wrapped in plastic in a suitcase in a Galapagos airport

A wildlife official handles a baby turtle that was found along with other turtles in a suitcase at the airport before they could be smuggled from the Galapagos Islands, in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador March 29, 2021. via REUTERS Nearly 200 baby tortoises were discovered in a suitcase by officials at a Galapagos airport Sunday. Officials said they believed the hatchlings were removed from tortoise nests on Santa Cruz Island. The tortoises have been sent to the Giant Tortoise Breed...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Trends, Cnn, Features, Ecuador, Tortoise, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Santa Cruz, Guayaquil Ecuador, Ministry of Environment and Water, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos National Park, Ministry of the Environment, Tortoises


Eye, robot

So, this is going to sound like a cop out (because, honestly, it kind of is), but the through line for the past week’s robotics investments is variety. That is to say that this week’s round of funding is all over the place, in terms of verticals, which is probably an overall positive sign of the health of robotics investing in general. VCs seem to be pretty bullish about automation across a variety of different sectors. Medical continues to be a biggie. What’s wild about surgical robots is how l...
Tags: Tech, Dreamworks, West Coast, Robotics, Pixar, Shell, Tortoise, Anki, Pittsburgh, Ann Arbor, Sebastian Thrun, Vector, Safeway, Da Vinci, Albertsons, Cozmo


Grocery giant Albertsons is partnering with software startup Tortoise to launch remote-controlled food delivery robots

Customers leave an Albertsons grocery store with their purchases in Burbank. Reuters Albertson Companies, the company that owns Safeway and Jewel-Osco, has partnered with Silicon Valley software startup, Tortoise, to launch a pilot program that uses remote-controlled delivery robots, as reported by TechCrunch. Albertsons and Tortoise will join forces for robot delivery service, reports TechCrunch. The carts will deliver goods to customers who live up to three miles away from the store locat...
Tags: California, Trends, Ford, Silicon Valley, Tortoise, Starship Technologies, Safeway, Jewel Osco, Albertson, Albertsons, Dmitry Shevelenko, Zahra Tayeb, Chris Rupp, Burbank Reuters Albertson Companies, TechCrunch Albertsons


Albertsons taps Tortoise for remote-controlled grocery delivery robots

Albertsons Companies, the grocery giant that owns Safeway and Jewel-Osco, has launched a pilot program that will test grocery delivery using remote-controlled delivery robots developed by Silicon Valley startup Tortoise. The pilot will start at two Safeway locations in Northern California, although Tortoise co-founder and president Dmitry Shevelenko said if successful, he expects the pilot to continue to scale to other stores in the state and possibly throughout the West Coast . Safeway-brand...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Walmart, Silicon Valley, Robotics, Tortoise, Northern California, Safeway, Jewel Osco, Albertsons, Amazon Kroger, Dmitry Shevelenko, Shevelenko, West Coast Safeway


Oil Surges After Record U.S. Fuel Supply Drop From Deep Freeze - Oil Prices for Mar. 03, 2021: Brent Crude, WTI - Bloomberg

Oil Surges After Record U.S. Fuel Supply Drop From Deep Freeze Oil Prices for Mar. 03, 2021: Brent Crude, WTI - Bloomberg Oil jumped the most in more than a week after a U.S. government report showed a record drop in domestic fuel inventories from the aftermath of a deep freeze that shuttered refineries in several states.Crude futures in New York climbed 2.6% on Wednesday, snapping a three-day streak of losses. U.S. gasoline inventories tumbled last week by the most since 1990 after a pol...
Tags: Travel, New York, Opec, Energy Information Administration, Tortoise, U S Gulf Coast, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Matt Sallee, Bloomberg Oil, Brent Crude WTI Bloomberg


Oil Jumps After OPEC+ Pledges to Clear Oil Surplus Left By Virus - Bloomberg

Oil Jumps After OPEC+ Pledges to Clear Oil Surplus Left By Virus - Bloomberg Oil gained as OPEC and its allies pledged to keep pursuing a speedy market rebalancing while global inventories continue to shrink.Futures in New York surged as much as 2.7% to the highest in more than a year on Wednesday. A committee of OPEC+ ministers said it will keep pushing to quickly clear the oil surplus left by the pandemic-induced demand slump. Declining inventories are a sign of the group’s work: Chinese stock...
Tags: Travel, New York, Opec, Bloomberg, Tortoise, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Matt Sallee, Bloomberg Oil


Ford-owned Spin wants to solve some of scooter sharing's biggest challenges with remote-operated scooters

Spin says the new tech will help it cut down on sidewalk clutter and increase accessibility. Spin Spin, Ford's scooter company, plans to test remote-operated scooters in Boise, Idaho this spring.  The tech will allow Spin to move scooters that are unlikely to get another trip and re-park them.  Eventually, Spin aims to launch a hailing feature that will allow riders to summon a scooter.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Spin, Ford's micromobility company, will test out a...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Trends, Mit, Ford, Scooters, United Kingdom, Bear, Ada, Tortoise, Spin, Boise, BOISE Idaho, Micromobility, Urban Mobility, Tim Levin


Ford will test remote-operated scooters to try and solve the scooter sharing's biggest challenges

Spin says the new tech will help it cut down on sidewalk clutter and increase accessibility. Spin Spin, Ford's scooter company, plans to test remote-operated scooters in Boise, Idaho this spring.  The tech will allow Spin to move scooters that are unlikely to get another trip and re-park them.  Eventually, Spin aims to launch a hailing feature that will allow riders to summon a scooter.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Spin, Ford's micromobility company, will test out a...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Trends, Mit, Ford, Scooters, United Kingdom, Bear, Ada, Tortoise, Spin, Boise, BOISE Idaho, Micromobility, Urban Mobility, Tim Levin


Spin bets its scooter future on 3 wheels and remote-control tech

Spin, the micromobility startup acquired by Ford, has developed a new scooter with partners Segway-Ninebot and software startup Tortoise that aims to solve the sidewalk clutter problem for good. The Spin S-200 scooter not only has three wheels — a design change that helps it stand out in a crowded pool of two-wheelers — it’s also equipped with repositioning software that allows remote operators thousands of miles away to move vehicles off the sidewalk and into a proper parking spot. A fleet of a...
Tags: TC, Europe, Los Angeles, Tech, Ford, Segway, North America, Tortoise, Spin, Boise, BOISE Idaho, Ben Bear, Dmitry Shevelenko, Shevelenko, Tortoise co


Remote-controlled delivery carts are now working for the local Los Angeles grocer

Robots are no longer the high-tech tools reserved for university labs, e-commerce giants and buzzy Silicon Valley startups. The local grocer now has access too. Tortoise, the one-year-old Silicon Valley startup known for its remote repositioning electric scooters, has taken its tech and adapted it to delivery carts. The company recently partnered with online grocery platform Self Point to provide neighborhood stores and specialty brand shops with electric carts that — with help from remote ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Los Angeles, Tech, Georgia, Silicon Valley, Food Delivery, Tortoise, Grocery Delivery, Micromobility, Escooters, Kiwibot, Dmitry Shevelenko, Shevelenko, COVID


Announcing the final agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

TC Sessions: Mobility is back and we’re excited to give the final look of what and who is coming to the main stage. Before we get into who is coming, let’s tackle one important change from our 2019 inaugural event: this year, TC Sessions: Mobility will be virtual. Never fear, the virtual version of TC Sessions: Mobility will bring all of what you’d expect from our in-person events, from the informative panels and provocative one-on-one interviews to the networking and this year, even a pitch-off...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Lyft, Europe, Africa, Tech, Tesla, Cruise, Vw, Porsche, Ford, Sun, Silicon Valley, South America


CrunchMatch supercharges virtual networking at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Ready for our first virtual TC Sessions Mobility 2020? As we like to say, it’s not just one long webinar. We’re creating the quality production levels you’d expect from our IRL events (thanks, technology). This session spans two days — October 6-7 — to give you more time to take in the speakers, the interviews, the trends and the world-class networking. We even overhauled CrunchMatch, our AI-powered networking platform, to help bridge the physical distance of a virtual conference. The platform h...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Tortoise, Jens Lehmann, Olaf Sakkers, Dor Levi, Dmitry Shevelenko, TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, Lyft Danielle Harris, Reilly Brennan Amy Gu


Announcing the all new, virtual agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility

TC Sessions: Mobility is back and we’re excited to give the first peek of what and who is coming to the main stage. We’re not revealing everything just yet, but already this agenda highlights some of the best and brightest minds in autonomous vehicles, electrification and shared mobility. Before we get into who is coming, let’s tackle one important change from our 2019 inaugural event: TC Sessions: Mobility will be virtual. Never fear, the virtual version of TC Sessions: Mobility will bring all ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Transportation, Tech, Cruise, Vw, Porsche, Ford, Sun, Silicon Valley, North America, Tortoise, Lucas, Don, Otto


Diego and other giant tortoises head to home island after saving their species

Having produced 2,400 offspring in one of the most successful captive breeding programs of all time, Diego and other giant tortoises have been moved from their breeding facility back to their native Española Island. Diego was the star of the bunch. Born before 1920, he was captured and shipped to San Diego Zoo in the late 1920s or early 1930s. He ended up having hundreds of offpsring as part of the effort. Via Galapagos Conservancy: On June 15, 2020, the Galapagos National Park Directorate...
Tags: Video, News, Conservation, Endangered Species, Tortoise, Extinction, San Diego Zoo, Galapagos, Diego, Española Island, Galapagos Conservancy, Galapagos National Park Directorate, Española Island Diego


Startups Tortoise, Swiftmile are combining their tech to solve scooter chaos

Sidewalk congestion is a major pain point for cities, and fully-charged scooters for riders are no guarantee. Those are the two main selling points of micromobility docking startup Swiftmile and remote-controlled scooter repositioning startup Tortoise, respectively. Today, Swiftmile and Tortoise announced a partnership to solve those problems. “ These are incredibly complementary services,” Tortoise co-founder and President Dmitry Shevelenko told TechCrunch. “Swiftmile provides the ideal dest...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Berlin, Tech, Austin, Tortoise, Peachtree Corners, Micromobility, Peachtree Corners Georgia, Colin Roche, Dmitry Shevelenko, Shevelenko, Swiftmile, Tortoise co, San Francisco Swiftmile, Peachtree Corners Tortoise


A Grape Dope – “Nod To The Peanuts” (Feat. Travis Millard)

As the drummer for Tortoise and its offshoot project Isotope 217, John Herndon spent the '90s helping to shape the face of the entire post-rock genre. Then, around the turn of the millennium, he took up hip-hop production under the name A Grape Dope. Herndon released a pair of A Grape Dope EPs in 2000 … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Tortoise, John Herndon, Travis Millard, A Grape Dope, Grape Dope Herndon


Oil Surges on Biggest Jump in U.S. Gasoline Demand in 11 Months - Bloomberg

Oil Surges on Biggest Jump in U.S. Gasoline Demand in 11 Months - Bloomberg:Oil rose after the U.S. reported the biggest jump in gasoline demand since last year, offering a glimmer of hope that consumption could gradually return as major producers continue to cut output to counter a global glut.West Texas Intermediate futures surged as much as 36% Wednesday. U.S. gasoline stocks fell by 3.67 million barrels compared to an estimated build of 2.49 million, according to the U.S. Energy Information ...
Tags: Travel, EIA, Tortoise, Valero Energy Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nick Holmes, Months Bloomberg, U S Energy Information Administration Weekly


Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

TC Sessions: Mobility is back in San Jose on May 14, and we’re excited to give the first peek of what and who is coming to the main stage. We’re not revealing everything just yet, but already this agenda highlights some of the best and brightest minds in autonomous vehicles, electrification and shared mobility. We’ve selected the most innovative startups and top leaders from established tech companies working in mobility. This past year saw huge leaps forward, and we’re thrilled to bring the lat...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Technology, Articles, Tech, Ceo, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Ford, Automation, Transport


Oil Wipes Out Two Days of Losses on Potential for OPEC-Led Cuts - Bloomberg

Oil Wipes Out Two Days of Losses on Potential for OPEC-Led Cuts - Bloomberg:Oil rose, wiping out two days of losses, as OPEC deliberations over a potential supply cut overshadowed an uptick in U.S. crude inventories.Futures advanced as much as 4.4% in New York on Wednesday, the biggest jump in almost a month. Saudi Arabia and Russia debated whether an oil-production cut is warranted in response to the lethal viral outbreak that’s crimping fuel demand.Meanwhile, prices barely reacted to an Energy...
Tags: Travel, New York, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Energy Information Administration, Tortoise, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nick Holmes


CD Preview: Jeff Parker

Max (Maxine Brown) Celebrating a new partnership between Nonesuch and International Anthem, two of the gold standard labels for adventurous music, January 24 will see the release of Jeff Parker and the New Breed’s Suite for Max Brown. Combining samples, some decidedly old school in origin, and exploratory improvisation, the music makes connections to Parker’s long tenure in Tortoise while adding still more depth to his musical profile. Listeners will doubtless wonder: who is Max Brown...
Tags: Religion, Jazz, Cds, Tortoise, Parker, Jeff Parker, Maxine Brown, Nonesuch, File Under, CD preview, Max Brown, International Anthem, Cbcarey, File Under ? blog, Max Maxine Brown


Oil’s Advance Peters Out Despite Surprise U.S. Crude Withdrawal - Bloomberg

Oil’s Advance Peters Out Despite Surprise U.S. Crude Withdrawal - Bloomberg:Oil’s longest streak of gains in almost two months lost momentum after swelling domestic fuel inventories neutralized a surprise decline in domestic crude inventories.Futures in New York settled a penny below a three-month closing high on Wednesday. Crude supplies held in U.S. storage fell to levels not seen since early November following last week’s 1.1-million-barrel withdrawal. Still, stockpiles of gasoline, diesel an...
Tags: Travel, New York, Kansas, Tortoise, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Matt Sallee


Oil Rallies After Surprise Decline in U.S. Crude Stockpiles - Bloomberg

Oil Rallies After Surprise Decline in U.S. Crude Stockpiles - Bloomberg:Oil spiked above $55 a barrel for the first time in three weeks after a surprise drop in U.S. crude supplies signaled strengthening demand.Futures rose as much as 1.5% in New York on Wednesday after an Energy Information Administration report showed American crude inventories fell by 1.7 million barrels last week and gasoline stockpiles shrank more than forecast. Imports of foreign crude slumped to the lowest in more than tw...
Tags: Travel, New York, Kansas, Energy Information Administration, Tortoise, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Matt Sallee, U S Crude Stockpiles Bloomberg


Ex-Uber exec launches startup to autonomously reposition electric scooters and bikes

Just how Android is the operating system for a number of mobile phones, Tortoise wants to be the operating system for micromobility vehicles, its co-founder Dmitry Shevelenko, who previously served as Uber’s director of business development, told TechCrunch. Given the volume of micromobility operators in the space today, Tortoise aims to make it easier for these companies to more strategically deploy their respective vehicles and reposition them when needed. Using autonomous technology in tandem...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Transportation, Germany, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Tortoise, Eta, EMEA, Wells, Peachtree, Peachtree Corners Ga, Ed Schmidt, Horace Dediu


Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years is rediscovered

A member of a giant tortoise species once thought extinct was recently spotted on a remote island in the Galapagos. Scientists discovered the female adult tortoise, commonly referred to as a Fernandina giant tortoise, off the island of Fernandina. They believe she is well over 100 years old. The group removed the tortoise from the island and brought her to a customized breeding facility on Santa Cruz Island. The scientists were part of a collaborative expedition funded by the Galapagos National...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Endangered Species, Tortoise, Endangered, Galapagos, Santa Cruz, Duke University, Fernandina, Santa Cruz Island, La Cumbre, Galapagos National Park, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Conservancy, Fernandina Giant Tortoise


Crude Vaults to Yearly High as Saudi Shipments to U.S. Dwindle - Bloomberg

Crude Vaults to Yearly High as Saudi Shipments to U.S. Dwindle - Bloomberg:Oil prices vaulted above $54 a barrel, the highest since November, as a steep drop in U.S. imports from Saudi Arabia showed OPEC putting its supply cut plans into action.Futures in New York rose 1.7 percent after the U.S. Energy Information Administration said domestic crude stockpiles rose by about 920,000 barrels last week, less than forecast by industry and private analysts. Imports from Saudi Arabia fell by more than ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Kansas, Tortoise, U S Energy Information Administration, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rob Thummel, U S Dwindle Bloomberg


Oil Rises as U.S. Shutdown Ends While Venezuela Tensions Mount - Bloomberg

Oil Rises as U.S. Shutdown Ends While Venezuela Tensions Mount - Bloomberg:Oil closed higher for the third day in a row as a deal to reopen the U.S. government eased investor fears while political turmoil in Venezuela roiled one of the world’s biggest suppliers of heavy crude.Futures in New York rose 1.1 percent, gaining steam on reports President Donald Trump agreed to a three-week pause in the government shutdown to pursue border-security talks with Democrats. In Caracas, President Nicolas Mad...
Tags: Travel, New York, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Tortoise, United Nations Security Council, Caracas, U S government, Leawood Kansas, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Brian Kessens, Juan Guaido, Venezuela Tensions Mount Bloomberg


From Darwin to DNA: evolution, genomics, and conservation of the Galapagos giant tortoises

When Charles Darwin arrived on the Galapagos Islands in 1835, the remarkable morphology of the native breeds of giant tortoise, unique to each island struck him as significant. Later on, these thoughts contributed to his ideas about the theory of evolution through natural selection.In the 18th and 19th centuries, Galapagos giant tortoises were not just interesting scientific specimens, they were also a critical source of fresh meat for sailors during long sea voyages into the Pacific Ocean. With...
Tags: Books, Featured, Charles Darwin, Pacific Ocean, Tortoise, Galapagos Islands, Darwin, Galapagos, Lonesome George, Pinta Island, Science & Medicine, Earth & Life Sciences, Giant Tortoise, Journal of Heredity, Pinta, Floreana Island


Tortoise escapes very slowly

A case of wanderlust overtook a 100-year-old tortoise in England last week. Fred, as his owners of over 30 years know him, escaped from his home and headed out to see the world, only to be found and returned home a week later not far from where he started. Moving at a rate of just .006 miles per hour, Fred made it only one mile up the road during his week-long absence. Still, the escaped tortoise caused a bout of chaos in the small, English village of Blackfield, Hampshire, as owners Terry an...
Tags: Travel, Florida, England, Terry, Tortoise, Escape, All, Fred, Phelps, Blackfield, Slow Turtoise, Blackfield Hampshire, Sue Phelps