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FIFA has announced the launch of FIFA+, a proprietary streaming platform that includes documentaries, live matches and an archive of more than 3,000 historic games, available free of charge, with advertising. The move has been interpreted as a trial run to cut out the middleman: better bandwidth has lowered the entry barriers for content broadcasting to such an extent that just about […]
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Amazon has announced a deal with three suppliers, United Launch Alliance, Arianespace and its own company, Blue Origin, for up to 83 rocket launches of its Kuiper Systems internet satellites, ignoring Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the company that has truly revolutionized the aerospace industry by using economies of scale to bring down its costs. By marking the cutting-edge company in his sector as his enemy by hiring competitors and a subsidiary of his […]
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Going electric would reduce the aviation sector’s considerable contribution to air and noise pollution, but its importance to the economies of so many countries, and the huge subsidies it therefore receives, means it has little incentive to decarbonize. Sweden, Denmark and Norway, countries whose geography make them dependent on domestic flights, are already testing small electric planes for these routes, and […]
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The former heads of nuclear regulation in the United States, Germany and France, along with the secretary of the UK government’s Radiological Protection Committee, have issued an unequivocal statement that “nuclear power is just not part of any viable strategy that could counter climate change”. The “red scenario” Bloomberg defined in its New Energy Outlook for 2021, whereby […]
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Theranos was, from the outset, too good to be true: Elizabeth Holmes met every stereotype of the time, a Stanford dropout who set up healthcare technology company Theranos in the early noughties and was able to attract powerful and influential investors, media advisors, and constantly announce major deals. The only problem was that the fundamental premise on which the company was built, […]
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If nothing else, the global chip shortage has exposed the automotive industry’s Groundhog Day: a sector reliant on very old semiconductors that are unprofitable for chipmakers to produce, meaning they have to build special factories with technologies that they no longer use in their cutting-edge processes. So while the consumer electronics industry will soon be over the chip crisis, the automotive […]
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A number of stories have been circulating for some time now about the “terrible future” awaiting car owners after it was revealed that Toyota plans to offer subscription services for its vehicles that would include charging $8/month for certain connectivity-based services. What’s more, a few months ago, Volkswagen hinted at a similar model for its autonomous capabilities: paying for your […]

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