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Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s ********

We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds, a virtual influencer raised equity funding and yet, all anyone wants to talk ...

French Plug-In Car Market Sets Second Consecutive Monthly Record

01.15.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

3.4% of new passenger cars in France were electric in December December 2018 was an exceptionally strong month for plug-in electric car sales in France. The number of plug-in (passenger and commercial) registrations increased some 35% year-over-year to an all-time high of 6,547! The main force of growth is all-electric vehicles, as the plug-in hybrids ...

France Boasts 25,000 Charging Stations

01.11.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The number of AC charging points is relatively high in France The number of charging stations in France increased to roughly 25,000 at over 10,000 places. The precise number as of the end of November was 24,780. The number increased by 24% compared to September 2017, despite the close of thousands of Autolib stations. Comparing the ...

Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals

Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating with its target Millennial(ish) ‘Generation Rent’ demographic, as they hunt for their next flatmate. ...

Teen self-injects verses from the Bible and the Koran that have been transposed into DNA

In The first injection in a human being of macromolecules whose primary structure was developed from a religious text a French 16 year old named Adrien Locatelli describes how he paid Vector Builder $1300 to transcode verses from the Bible and the Koran into macromolecules and then injected one verse into each leg (the ...

Apple’s increasingly tricky international trade-offs

Far from Apple’s troubles in emerging markets and China, the company is attracting the ire of what should really be a core supporter demographic naturally aligned with the pro-privacy stance CEO Tim Cook has made into his public soapbox in recent years — but which is instead crying foul over perceived hypocrisy. The problem for this subset ...

Facing unpaid overtime, cuts and austerity, French cops threaten to join Gilets Jaunes protesters

When French President (and ex-investment banker) Macron decided to cut taxes for the super-rich and make up the shortfall by taxing diesel fuel (widespread in poor rural areas) but not private jet fuel, he put the already-precarious French treasury into an even more precarious state.

Thanks to those choices, the streets of France have erupted ...

Google still claimed to be blocking search rivals on Android, despite Europe’s antitrust action

Mobile licensing changes made by Google this fall, when it tweaked terms for OEMs wanting to license its Android smartphone platform on devices destined for the European market, don’t appear to be offering succour to search rivals — despite being triggered by an antitrust ruling intended to reset the competitive playing field. The European Commission ...

Yellow Vests stand for and against many contradictory things, but are united in opposition to oligarchy

From a distance, it's hard to understand the nuance of the mass "gilets jaunes" protests that rocked France; with one in five French people identifying as a yellow vest and more vests marching in Basra, Baghdad and Alberta (and with Egypt's autocrats pre-emptive cracking down on the sale of yellow vests ahead of elections), it's ...

BYD Produces Its First Electric Buses In France

12.14.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

BYD produced the first EV bus in France, for France BYD happily announced that its BYD France division produced its first two electric buses in it new plant in Beauvais. The French facility is the second in Europe, after the plant in Hungary. The two 12-meter electric buses were delivered to the Agglo du Beauvaisis, ...