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Elon Musk pulls his last remaining $37.5-million house off the market
short by Kiran Khatri / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Elon Musk, the world's richest person with $198-billion fortune, has pulled his last remaining house, a Bay Area estate in US' California, off the market, Zillow records showed. The house was listed for sale in June for $37.5 million. Earlier, Musk had "decided to sell" the house as he was downsizing his life to work on sustainable energy for Earth.
short by Kiran Khatri / 11:48 am on 21 Sep
Mumbai to add 1,900 electric buses to BEST fleet: Aaditya Thackeray
short by Shalini Ojha / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray said on Monday that Mumbai's BEST bus transport service has floated a tender notice to add 1,900 fully-electric buses to its existing fleet of 386 electric buses. The state government aims to make 15% of existing public transport buses electric. Reportedly, the maximum period for procuring the 1,900 buses is one-and-a-half years.
short by Shalini Ojha / 03:47 pm on 21 Sep
When asked about whether India would adopt cryptocurrencies, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "Are we...ready to go the El Salvador way? We have to be sure that a futuristic thing can't be shut out." "This isn't an era where you can say I don't care about what's happening or we don't want to do anything," she added in an interview.
short by Kiran Khatri / 03:54 pm on 21 Sep
Google plans to buy New York City office building for $2.1 billion
short by Hiral Goyal / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Google on Tuesday announced that it intends to buy a New York City office building for $2.1 billion. The deal is the most expensive sale of a single US office building since the start of COVID-19 pandemic and one of priciest in US history, the WSJ said. Google is currently leasing the building and expects to open it by mid-2023.
short by Hiral Goyal / 08:02 pm on 21 Sep
17-yr-old schoolboy finds IRCTC bug that could've leaked passenger details
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
A 17-year-old class 12 student from a private school in Tamil Nadu's Chennai has identified and reported a bug that could potentially leak passenger information including name, gender and age. The bug also allowed access to journey details. As per a senior official, P Renganathan raised the issue with CERT, India on August 30 and the bug was fixed later.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:33 pm on 21 Sep
Amazon has permanently banned over 600 Chinese brands across 3,000 different seller accounts, the company confirmed to The Verge. Amazon said the brands were banned across five months in a global crackdown for knowingly, repeatedly and significantly violating its policies. This comes after reports claimed that some companies offered gift cards to customers in exchange for positive reviews.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:46 pm on 20 Sep
OnePlus has sent Delhi-based advocate Gaurav Gulati a legal notice over his claims that his OnePlus Nord 2 smartphone exploded in his gown. According to the notice, Gulati has to "cease and desist" from making or publishing any "derogatory" statements against OnePlus and remove his earlier tweets. The notice also demanded a written apology for the "disparaging content" he posted.
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:53 pm on 21 Sep
4th Tesla Gigafactory location not decided: Musk on plant in Russia
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, in response to being asked about whether Tesla's next Gigafactory will be in Russia, said, "Tesla has not yet decided on a fourth Gigafactory location." Earlier, a Russian news site, Arguments of the Week, reported that the first Tesla Russian plant will be built in Korolev. It said the report was backed by two government sources.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 05:08 pm on 21 Sep
UK PM, Jeff Bezos discuss Amazon's tax record in New York
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed Amazon's tax record issue when he met Jeff Bezos in New York, the UK government said. "The Prime Minister...hoped progress could be [made] in implementing the G7 agreement on tax," a spokesperson said. Earlier, Johnson had said he would tell Bezos that Amazon must pay its fair share of taxes in the UK.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 01:01 pm on 21 Sep
Apple working on tech to help detect depression via iPhone: Report
short by Hiral Goyal / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Apple is working on technology that could be used to diagnose depression and cognitive decline using data from iPhone cameras, keyboards, audio sensors, The Wall Street Journal reported. It will take into account facial expressions, sleep patterns, typing speed, walking pace and frequency. The project is reportedly part of Apple's partnership with University of California, Los Angeles and Biogen.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:38 pm on 21 Sep
Snoop Dogg claims to be behind prominent NFT Twitter account
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Rapper Snoop Dogg has claimed he is the one behind a prominent NFT-based Twitter account that uses the username @CozomoMedici. The person behind the Medici account had been talking about releasing their personal details. They also said that they were going to tweet their identity from their personal account, saying that it would be discovered because they are considerably famous.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 04:01 pm on 21 Sep
Cameras in Amazon vans penalise US drivers for acts beyond control: Report
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
AI-powered cameras in Amazon's delivery vans are penalising drivers in the US for things such as looking at side mirrors, adjusting the radio and even getting cut off in traffic by someone else, Motherboard reported. This has been affecting drivers' bonuses, extra pay and prizes. Some drivers have resorted to covering up cameras with stickers to avoid getting unnecessary infractions.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 05:00 pm on 21 Sep
EU to propose legislation for a common charger for phones: Report
short by Hiral Goyal / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
The European Commission is expected to present a legislative proposal this week for a common charger for mobile phones, tablets and headphones, Reuters reported. The Commission wants the sale of chargers to be decoupled from devices and also propose a harmonised charging port, a source told Reuters. The move is likely to affect iPhone maker Apple more than its rivals.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:12 pm on 21 Sep
Jeff Bezos pledges $1 bn from Earth Fund to conservation efforts
short by Hiral Goyal / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
World's second-richest person and Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos has pledged to give away $1 billion in grants this year with a focus on conservation efforts. The pledge is part of the Bezos Earth Fund, which commits $10 billion to fight climate change. The grants will be used to "create, expand, manage and monitor protected and conserved areas," a statement said.
short by Hiral Goyal / 05:14 pm on 21 Sep
Students at National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia have designed a prototype drone that can eventually be used to ferry people and help fight fires. The drone was made using eight propellers and a school chair for the pilot's seat. It can carry a pilot weighing up to 60 kg and fly for 10 minutes for a distance of 1 km.
short by Hiral Goyal / 06:48 pm on 21 Sep
Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy raises $1 billion from 7 companies
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Sep 2021,Monday
World's fourth richest person Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy's Catalyst programme has raised more than $1 billion in corporate funding from seven corporations. This includes Microsoft, ArcelorMittal, BlackRock, and American Airlines, who are investing $100 million each. The Breakthrough Energy Catalyst will invest in critical climate technologies that help reach net-zero emissions.
short by Hiral Goyal / 03:42 pm on 20 Sep
Twitter to settle lawsuit alleging it misled investors for $809 mn
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Sep 2021,Monday
Twitter has agreed to pay $809.5 million to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit from 2016 that accuses it of misleading investors about user engagement. The proposed settlement will resolve all claims against the company without any admission of fault or wrongdoing, Twitter said. Twitter plans to use cash on hand to pay settlement amount by the end of 2021.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:52 pm on 20 Sep
Robinhood tests crypto wallet & crypto transfer features: Report
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
US-based online brokerage Robinhood is testing new cryptocurrency wallet and cryptocurrency transfer features for its app, Bloomberg reported. The evidence of the firm working on such features has appeared in a beta version of its iPhone app. A hidden image showing a waitlist page for users signing up for a crypto wallet feature has also been spotted.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 09:01 am on 21 Sep
Coinbase drops launch of new product after US govt's lawsuit threat
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has dropped its plans to launch a new digital asset lending product, Lend, after the US SEC had threatened to sue it. It has also discontinued the waitlist for its USDC APY (annual percentage yield) programme. The SEC had earlier issued subpoenas to Coinbase seeking more information on the product.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 11:10 am on 21 Sep
Bought 150 new coins: El Salvador Prez as Bitcoin falls to $45,000
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Sep 2021,Monday
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele tweeted "we just bought the dip" as Bitcoin dropped 5.4% to $45,025 on Monday, reaching its lowest level in a week. El Salvador, which became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender earlier this month, bought "150 new coins", Bukele said. With this, the country now holds 700 Bitcoins worth over $31 million.
short by Hiral Goyal / 03:53 pm on 20 Sep
I will tell Jeff Bezos Amazon must pay fair share of taxes: UK PM
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Sep 2021,Monday
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he will tell Amazon Founder and Chairman Jeff Bezos that the company must pay its fair share of taxes in the country when the two meet on Monday. Johnson told reporters he'll also tell Bezos to address working standards for UK employees. Johnson will meet Bezos as part of a three-day trip to US.
short by Hiral Goyal / 05:57 pm on 20 Sep
Bitcoin slumps below $43,000 for the first time since August 7
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Sep 2021,Monday
The price of Bitcoin plunged as much as 10.7% to $42,522 on Monday, reaching its lowest level since the beginning of August. The development came as a broad selloff sparked by concerns over the spillover risk to the global economy from Chinese property group Evergrande's troubles. Ether also fell over 10% below $3,000 for the first time since early August.
short by Hiral Goyal / 08:33 pm on 20 Sep
Complete shift to EVs to cost Japan 5.5 mn jobs: Toyota President
short by Hiral Goyal / on 21 Sep 2021,Tuesday
Toyota President Akio Toyoda has said that Japan's automotive industry risks losing 5.5 million jobs by 2030 by switching all cars to electric. "Japan is an export-reliant country. Thus, carbon neutrality is tantamount to an issue of employment," Toyoda explained. "Some politicians are saying that we need to turn all cars into EVs...I don't think that's the case," he added.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:41 pm on 21 Sep
IISc B'luru student's invention wins James Dyson Award 2021 in India
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 20 Sep 2021,Monday
An invention by a student of Bengaluru's Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has won the national award at James Dyson Award 2021. LifeBox, invented by Deval Karia, is a portable system that can extend the out-of-body viable time of the heart in case of transplant surgeries. The national winner of the award receives a ₹1.90 lakh cash prize.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 07:08 pm on 20 Sep
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