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Daily Archives : July 25, 2019

Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk wireless speakers are a symphony of sound and design

Sonos and Ikea’s Symfonisk collaboration took a lot of people by surprise when it was announced earlier this year, but the match up is less unlikely than it might appear at first glance. Ikea’s entire mission has been delivering practical,…

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Ethyca raises $4.2M to simplify GDPR compliance

GDPR, the European data privacy regulations, have been in effect for over a year, but it’s still a challenge for companies to comply. Ethyca, a New York City startup, has created a solution from the ground up to help customers…

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Apple leads corporate American solar energy installers

Apple led the way in solar installations as technology companies step up their development of renewable energy projects to offset their carbon emissions. That’s the word from the Solar Energy Industry Association in its latest tally of leading corporate solar…

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iSpace becomes the first private Chinese company to launch satellites to orbit

With as successful launch from the Gobi desert blasting off at around 1:10 PM Beijing time (1:10 AM ET), Chinese space launch startup iSpace (which, awesomely, is also called ‘StarCraft Glory Space Technology Co.’) became the first private Chinese commercial…

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ChocQuibTown on Telling a Different Story: “We’re Three Afro-Colombians Talking About Our Experience”

Colombian superstar Shakira made her move into the U.S. market during the so-called “Latin Invasion” at the beginning of the century, followed not long after that by singer-songwriter Juanes. Then, urbano compatriots J Balvin and Maluma made the leap in…

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What politicians are getting wrong about fixing higher education

From Capitol Hill to the Democratic Presidential debates, the drumbeat for new approaches to higher education is getting louder. On the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders continues to advocate for free college and Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently proposed bigger plans to…

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Video shows boy’s ride on airport’s luggage conveyor belt

MIAMI – Surveillance cameras caught a boy’s dangerous 5-minute journey on Monday through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s luggage conveyor belt.  His mother, Edith Vega, was trying to print out her boarding pass at a kiosk. She said she took her…

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Video shows woman hit husband with laptop at Miami International AirportWoman hits husband with laptop in Miami for looking at other women

MIAMI – They say anything can happen in Miami, and now it’s true even when you’re leaving the Magic City. A wild scene unfolded Sunday as an American Airlines flight prepared to depart Miami International Airport on its way to…

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Toyota invests $600 million in Didi, with the two setting up a new joint venture for driver services

Didi Chuxing announced today that it has received new investment totaling $600 million from Toyota Motor Corporation. As part of the deal, the two companies will also set up a joint venture with GAC Toyota Motor to provide vehicle-related services…

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Alibaba to help Salesforce localize and sell in China

Salesforce, the 20-year-old leader in customer relationship management (CRM) tools, is making a foray into Asia by working with one of the country’s largest tech firms, Alibaba. Alibaba will be the exclusive provider of Salesforce to enterprise customers in mainland…

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