About Author : Anchal Solanki

Anchal Solanki

A civil engineer by qualification, Anchal Solanki forayed into the domain of content writing in the midst of her graduation, embarking on the career path of a successful freelancer. Equipped with a short-term experience in market research, Anchal currently writes news articles for groundalerts.com and similar portals, bringing in an amalgamation of her technical expertise and professional experience in her pieces.



Contribution by Anchal Solanki

Delta-Wheels Up unite to create one of the world’s largest private aircraft fleet

  Delta Airlines to attain minority stake in aviation company Wheels Up and establish the world’s largest fleet of private planes. This alliance is aimed at increasing the accessibility of private jets to a larger consumer base The de...

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PG&E installs weather stations and HD cameras to supervise wildfire

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that it has installed over 600 weather stations and 130 high-definition (HD) cameras all over its service zone. The recent move is a part of the company’s Community Wildfire Safety Progr...

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Mobility management firm Passport secures $65Mn from Series D funding

In recent years, various tech firms and startups have introduced innovative services and platforms into the market. Passport is one such cloud tech startup that has made significant strides in the mobility management sphere. Recently, the company mad...

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DWT wins grant from U.S. DOE for pre-prototype turbine design

Researchers across the world are putting in their best to seek ways to utilize wind as a distributed energy source. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) works with numerous small-scale businesses to furthe...

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Sanofi wins $226m in funds to expand influenza vaccine capacity in US

The agreement is supported by federal funds from BARDA   A new manufacturing unit is to be established to facilitate sustainable production France based pharmaceutical company- Sanofi Pasteur has reportedly signed an agreement with the U.S...

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LATAM pronounces termination of joint venture plans with IAG

The two companies are anticipated to part ways after the decision of exiting the Oneworld alliance.   Apparently, the decision is unlikely to affect the long terms relationship of the companies. In a recent instance of calling off an antic...

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AFC teams up with Brahms Oil to develop refinery project in Guinea

The project involves developing a petroleum storage and associated refinery in Kamsar   AFC is also in early talks to develop various mining projects and a 33 MW solar project Nigeria-based multilateral development financial institution Af...

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SIBUR and BASF sign a memorandum for sustainable development

BASF and SIBUR have reportedly inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to validate their collaboration on circular economy and sustainable development agenda. Earlier in June 2019, both the companies had environmental discussions. The MoU was ...

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Instagram finally introduces age verification feature for new users

Up till now social networking platform Instagram was careless about its users’ ages. However, after nine years since inception, the company is now becoming more responsible to protect underage users from risks and problems associated with socia...

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Invenergy inks strategic partnership with EPM for new projects

The alliance aims at developing and building large scale wind and solar energy projects in the state of Colombia. Around 500 megawatts of new renewable projects in Colombia to be realized by 2025 through the strategic partnership. Chicago based ...

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U.S. college student accuses TikTok of sending personal data to China

Social media video platform TikTok is reportedly being accused by California college student Misty Hong. Misty apparently claims that TikTok’s Chinese parent company Byte Dance and TikTok are transferring U.S. user data to Chinese servers. Sou...

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EU Antitrust officials look into Google data collection methods

  EU sent questionnaire to several companies for feedback on Google The investigation is also regarding Google’s search, advertising, browser and login services American multinational technology company Google is reportedly under fu...

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Enel X introduces Homix with built-in Amazon Alexa feature

U.S. based energy solution provider, Enel X North America has recently made some strides in the smart home industry. As per reports, the company has introduced a new smart home solution, dubbed Homix, which comes with built in Amazon Alexa. The devic...

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Ideanomics inks deal to form a joint venture with Yunnan Energy

The deal would see both the firms set aside a New Energy Industry fund which would empower new battery-based power initiatives.  Ideanomics, a global fintech firm, recently inked an exclusive deal with Yunnan Energy to establish a joint venture...

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Orsted unveils plans for the world’s first 5GW offshore wind island

Orsted, a Denmark based power company, has reportedly revealed plans for a new 5GW offshore wind capacity that would connect Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Poland, making it the world’s first energy island in the Baltic Sea. The offshore wind pa...

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INNIO and HanseWerk AG sign LOI for a hydrogen flagship project

Against the backdrop of depleting non-renewable energy resources, green hydrogen is increasingly being considered as an energy asset. Several countries are eyeing on harnessing the enormous potential stored by hydrogen technology to achieve decarboni...

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US Mayo Clinic teams up with the Middle East to run a “Mega Hospital”

  Mayo Clinic aims to replicate its care in the Abu Dhabi center.   The new four-tower campus shall be opened in early 2020.    Minnesota-based medical center, Mayo Clinic reportedly announced that it will enter a joint v...

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NextDecade bags an approval from FERC for its Rio Grande LNG Project

NextDecade Corporation is a promising LNG development company that plans to build the biggest LNG export solution connecting Permian Basin associated gas with the international LNG market. It has a rich LNG project portfolio which includes the 4.5 Bc...

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Accenture opens innovation hub for Australian energy & mining sector

Accenture plc., a multinational professional service provider company recently opened an innovation hub for mining and energy companies in Western Australia. The hub has been opened in an effort to aid mining and energy companies in addressing t...

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Google set to impose limitations on political ad targeting worldwide

  Advertisers will not be able to target customers based on their political affiliations Restrictions to be levied in the U.K. by the end of the year ahead of its general elections U.S. based multinational technology company Google report...

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NCR buys POS Solutions and expands its restaurant technology in Austin

  The deal will represent NCR’s fourth local office acquisition in the state Its restaurant technology is trusted by 100,000 restaurants worldwide NCR Corporation, leading provider of point-of-sale and restaurant solutions, has recen...

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Airbus secures an order from Air Arabia for 120 A320neo aircraft

  The UAE’s only listed airline vies to expand its operation beyond Middle East. A320neo Family received over 7,000 firm orders from more than 110 customers globally. Introduction of A321XLR believed to be a quantum leap from A321LR. ...

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Pengmen International launches rare red sandalwood cosmetic products

Pengmen International Trading Co., Ltd., a leading health care product producer based in China has delved into combining health & beauty. The company  used modern technology and an ancient Chinese medicine to convert an expensive and rare sp...

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Saipem wins a subsea contract for Payara development project in Guyana

Saipem will provide detailed EPIC of a large subsea production facility.   The company will develop risers, subsea structures, and flowlines for the project Saipem S.p.A., an Italian oilfield services firm, has reportedly won a subsea cont...

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CoreKinect & Kudelski debut disposable cold chain tracking solution

The food track solution revolutionizes cold chain tracking.   Cutting-edge sensors manufactured at a disruptive price point takes a quantum leap. The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) and Corekinect today announced the roll out of much-anticipat...

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Aroma Bit secures funds to develop next-generation odor imaging sensor

The company has undertaker shares with Sony Innovation Fund by IGV, which will be used to enhance the feature of its odor sensors. Aroma Bit, Inc., a Tokyo-based tech organization, has reportedly undertaken a 3rd party allocation of new shares with ...

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Amazon Australia announces partnership with Zip Co. for BNPL service

  Zip would become Amazon’s first “Australian installment payment option”. Zip shares soared around 24.1%, right after the market open to A$4.27. E-commerce giant, Amazon Inc.’s Australia unit has reportedly entered...

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McLaren, Petrobras end £150 million F1-sponsorship deal after 2 years

Petrobras was to be McLaren’s official commercial and technical partner during this F1 season Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro ordered for termination in early 2019 British motor racing company McLaren Motors has recently anno...

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AT&T to pay a $60 million fine for throttling data of its customers

With growing data usage across the world, several telecom carriers are offering unlimited data plans. However, with growing usage, some service providers are allegedly limiting the bandwidth by further slowing down data speeds, thereby decreasing the...

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One million car charging points in Germany by 2030, says upbeat Merkel

Merkel wants to drastically increase the number of electric cars charging stations.   Berlin will explore cars run on hydrogen fuel cells. Germany is likely to be equipped with one million charging stations for electric cars by 2030, said ...

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Accenture to back Santen Pharmaceutical to build a enterprise platform

Accenture is one of the leading global professional services company which offers a wide range of solutions and services in consulting, strategy, digital technology and operations. With over 492,000 employees serving customers in over 120 nation...

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BASF and NRGene sign research collaboration to expedite crop breeding

BASF SE, the renowned German chemical firm, and Israel-based Genomics company, NRGene, have reportedly announced a new research collaboration agreement that revolves around the adoption of the cloud-based AI (artificial intelligence) technology, deve...

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3D at Depth reveals its Asset Integrity Solution at the NOSP

3D at Depth Inc., one of the leading experts in 3D data solutions and subsea laser LIDAR technology, recently held a successful showcase of technology in collaboration with OneSubsea at the Norwegian Forum for Offshore Survey and Positioning (NOSP). ...

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Hyundai Mobis partners with Velodyne to develop new Lidar system

Beyond companies like Tesla who are developing self-driving cars, a set of automakers are investing heavily over the development of advanced vehicle parts. Tech firms working in the automobile sector are attracting record levels of deals, funding as ...

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Lee Equity buys skincare brand Cosmetic Solutions for undisclosed sum

CEO Warren Becker and Chairman Mervyn Becker will continue leading the company   The Sage Financial Group acted as the financial advisor for Cosmetic Solutions New York-based private equity firm Lee Equity Partners, LLC, has recently annou...

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Jack Links Protein Snacks partners with esports franchise Envy Gaming

The world of video gaming has revolutionized over the past couple of years and has become a fast-growing global phenomenon that comprises of millions of fans. Streaming services and live events have seemingly turned casual gamers into internet sensat...

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ICRA reviews rating outlook for 1.9 GW of solar and wind projects

ICRA has reportedly revised the rating outlook of one-third of its rated portfolio for wind and solar Rating Agency ICRA has reportedly downgraded approximately 1.9 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind power projects in its rated portfolio. The agency r...

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Total to extend its strategic partnership with Adani Group in India

Increasing demand for oil and natural gas as well as deferred investments in the ongoing oil and gas projects due to the downturn, have resulted in increased collaborations between global firms in order to maintain the oil and gas supply across the w...

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Sanitation Districts of LA and MWD unveil new water recycling facility

California has been battling its water problem for a while now. The state has gone through four years of the region’s worst drought in the last decade. Being home to more than 39.75 million residents, the state government is exploring numerous ...

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Just Energy announces sale of its UK operations to Shell Energy Retail

There are numerous ways businesses can increase their operational efficiency and enhance cost-cutting. As a part of an expansion strategy, organizations are often seen negotiating new contracts and looking for alternative suppliers. A similar instan...

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Delay in approval leads to a halt in NTPC’s major wind project auction

Wind power is one of the most efficient and seasoned sources of renewable energies. Due to rising air pollution caused by conventional sources of energies, several countries have now begun to focus their attention on using renewable energies. Nation...

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Plains All American and Holly Energy to form a 50/50 joint venture

Oil transportation and services related to the maintenance and storage have always been witnessing a substantial business growth owing to growing consumption. Increasing oil demands have laid down the foundation of growth for oil transportation and p...

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Hecate Energy inks a new 250 MW solar energy deal with Google in Texas

Demand for renewable energy, and by extension, initiatives for solar power projects have witnessed a substantial growth lately due to growing environmental awareness and advancements in clean energy technologies. Various global firms are collaboratin...

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Gojek launches Goplay to deliver video streaming services in Indonesia

· Goplay to rival Netflix in Indonesia · Subscription will start at US$6 a month Indonesia-based transportation and payments company Gojek has reportedly launched a video streaming platform, Goplay, that will feature TV Shows and orig...

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Chinese wind turbine maker Goldwind launches a new 8 MW turbine

· Goldwind is the largest turbine manufacturer in china with over 32,000 units installed worldwide. · The company plans to run a drag test of the turbine for two months. Goldwind, a Chinese manufacturer of wind turbines, has reportedl...

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Facebook buys Servicefriend to build messaging bot for Calibra users

Social network giant Facebook has reportedly acquired Servicefriend, a chatbot startup, with the apparent aim to provide customer service for Facebook Calibra users. Facebook will be collaborating with Servicefriend to build a messaging bot for Calib...

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Conecta Wireless allies with Tata Communications for digital services

Digitalization has become an integral part of businesses worldwide. With increasing emphasis on digital transformation, IT organizations across the globe have started expanding their business reach by partnering with industry leaders. A similar inst...

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Cadence forays in system analysis & design with Celsius Thermal Solver

The product’s immense parallel execution capabilities deliver 10x faster performance without losing accuracy.   The product integrates with Cadence IC, package as well as PCB implementation seamlessly and simplifies accelerates and des...

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Total partners with Envision to tap on China’s solar energy market

Smart solar energy is an emerging field and has virtually fascinated nations worldwide by means of its power generation capability. With the ongoing IoT revolution, companies and end-users are constantly acquainting themselves with the latest advance...

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U.S. signals security concerns over Huawei’s 5G network to Gulf allies

The U.S. have told its allies in Persian Gulf to think wisely before using Huawei’s 5G network services and products over security risk. Allegations imposed by the U.S. have been rejected by Huawei. The United States has highlighted worrie...

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Gevo inks joint development agreement with Australia’s Leaf Resources

Gevo and Leaf Resources has signed a joint development agreement to explore the possibility to convert cellulose derived sugar and glycerol as an alternative fuel.   The joint development agreement is structured around three phases of work. ...

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Walker Die Casting acquired by Allison Transmission for $103 million

Walker manufactures aluminum castings and has been a supplier of the same to Allison from last 20 years. C&R Tool and Engineering and Walker Die Casting will operate as Allison Transmission plants and both companies will continue to operate ou...

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WeWork to slash its IPO valuation below $25 billion due to weak demand

WeWork lends workspaces on rent to businesses and start-ups and was founded by CEO Adam Neumann in 2010.   WeWork last raised capital at a valuation of $47 billion in the private market. Even with a $25 billion valuation, appetite for invest...

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BreadTalk plans to acquire Singapore’s Food Junction for $80 million

The take-over would be paid in cash, which would position BreadTalk as the third largest food court operator in Singapore. BreadTalk Group, a food and beverage company based in Singapore, plans to acquire Food Junction Management Pte Ltd., a chain o...

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KFC entices public, sells out plant-based chicken in less than 5 hours

Allied meat substitute producer, Beyond Meat conducted a trial of its plant-based chicken at a restaurant in Atlanta. The fast food chain company witnessed a humongous demand for the chicken substitute which was same as the measure of popcorn chic...

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L&T bags around Rs 2,500 crore order from Indian energy giant NTPC

The order involves installing the most number of FGD systems in India at a single location. Larsen & Toubro Limited, India’s renowned manufacturing and engineering conglomerate, has recently announced that its power business has ...

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Lockheed Martin Takes Initiative to Build the F-16 for Taiwan

The first jets should come off the assembly line by the end of 2021 Lockheed Martin, an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company is all set to build F-16 for Taiwan. Adding new foreign partners to its list of cl...

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Starship Technologies raises $40 million in Series A funding round

The ambitious aim of the company is to deploy robots at 100 schools within the next two years. Starship Technologies, a company that specializes in developing self-driving delivery robots, has reportedly announced that it has raised $40 million in S...

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Tesla offers solar rental program to drive its renewable energy trade

However, Vivint Solar and SunRun, the top providers of consumer solar, have installed 56 megawatts and 103 megawatts respectively. Tesla has reportedly announced that it is offering customers a new rental solar power to reinforce the ...

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Global tech giants are troubled by the 3% rise in French digital tax

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently filed a probe into the new tax and termed it unreasonable. Global tech conglomerates, Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Amazon.com Inc. are few of the organizations that are willing to tes...

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Verizon trades Tumblr, sells social media website to Automattic

Verizon company sold off its acquired microblogging and social networking website, Tumblr to Automattic Incorporation. The offer price has not yet been disclosed but the reports estimate it to be under USD 3 million. Verizon communications owned...

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Sears & Kmart to shut their 26 stores in October following bankruptcy

Following the closure of thousands of stores, 21 Sears and 5 Kmart stores are reported to shut down soon. Over 380 stores to remain open globally. Transform Holdco – the new entity formed in February with 400 Sears stores, has reportedly a...

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Spark moves eDarling Spain onto cornerstone technology platform

The company reportedly announced the migration of eDarling Spain onto their cornerstone technology project-loveOS. loveOS will manage Spark’s complete portfolio of premium and freemium applications. Berlin based Spark Networks SE repo...

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Airbnb buys Urbandoor, ensures comfortable stay for travellers

Airbnb and Urbandoor to work closely for ensuring the comfort for the corporate clients travelling for business purpose. The Urbandoor team will move in with Airbnb Headquartered in California, Airbnb has reportedly announced the acquisition of ...

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Pentagon puts USD 10 billion cloud computing contract on hold

Pentagon’s contract is reportedly paused by President Trump in order to examine Amazon Incorporation’s bid following the reports of complaints from other companies. Claims have been made that the company has built its requirements to f...

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Verizon confirms 5G network expansion to four additional U.S. cities

·         Verizon continues to lead the world in terms of deploying the next-generation network ·         The company states that its 5G network will be li...

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Kubota introduces M8 Series tractor to expand its farming line-up

Kubota will build up on its OEM agreement with Buhler Industries to manufacture the tractor The new series is well suited for hay tool applications in livestock and dairy operations Reports confirm that Kubota North America Corporation, the pa...

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South Korea to dispatch a naval unit to Strait of Hormuz for security

The country aims to join US-led Maritime force to guard the oil tankers sailing through Strait of Hormuz by sending a Cheonghae unit. This came in response to a U.S.' request to join Washington-led maritime security initiative. South Korea h...

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Apple acquires 5G smartphone modem chip unit of Intel for USD 1B

The deal requires Intel to develop modems for devices other than smartphones California-based leading tech company Apple has reportedly announced the acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem business valued at USD 1 billion. For the record, A...

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OpenTable partners with delivery firms to expand into food deliveries

Uber Eats, GrubHub, and Caviar would be OpenTable’s three delivery service partners.   The new delivery partners would power delivery for more than 8,000 restaurants at the launch. OpenTable, a San Francisco-based online restaurant r...

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Sodexo BRS values fintech startup Zeta at $300Mn post Series C funding

The company plans to expand its branches in 7-8 countries within 18 months while doubling its engineering team. Zeta, an Indian fintech startup led by Ramki Gaddipati and Bhavin Turakhia, has reportedly managed to secure an undisclosed amount in a S...

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TikTok parent ByteDance acquires UK’s AI music startup Jukedeck

The acquisition would allow TikTok to use more royalty-free tracks, further saving it from expensive licensing problems. TikTok's parent firm, ByteDance has acquired a UK-based startup Jukedeck that makes AI-produced music dubbed as Jukebox. For...

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Sun Cable proposes to build worlds largest solar farm in Australia

Singapore-based power cables providing company Sun Cable recently proposed the establishment of a S$19 billion solar farm near Tennant Creek which will be connected by a 3,800km cable to Singapore and is estimated to be the world’s largest...

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VMware to buy machine learning acceleration startup Bitfusion

The Texas-based start-up has created an elastic & virtual OS for hardware accelerators. VMware Inc., a software company, recently announced plans to acquire Bitfusion, a Texas-based firm that delivers ground-breaking AI infrastructure disaggrega...

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GRC partners with Nihon Form Services for data center cooling in Japan

A leading provider of data center immersion cooling, GRC has reportedly announced its new partnership and licensing agreement with Tokyo-based IT and communications equipment manufacturer, Nihon Form Services (NFS). Apparently, NFS will help customiz...

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Oyo acquires co-working space startup Innov8 for INR 200 crores

The purchase marks Oyo’s first footprint into the commercial real estate segment. In a bid to expand its business operations to 50 centers by the end of 2019, India’s leading hospitality chain – Oyo Hotels & Homes has reportedl...

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Chevron plans hydropower-driven LNG plant to minimize CO2 emissions

Chevron Corp. is reportedly in talks to seek approval for the modification of its LNG export facility on the Pacific Coast of Canada into an all-electric project. Evidently Chevron, along with its partner Woodside Petroleum Ltd., had announced they ...

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GE Renewable Energy to provide 81 wind turbines to Polish wind farm

GE Renewable Energy, a division of General Electric, recently announced that it will be providing 81 onshore wind turbines to Potegowo Wind Project. The wind project is located in Slupsk County in Northern Poland with a capacity of 220 MW. Once the ...

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Cal-X acquired by Prototek, CORE Industrial Partners’ portfolio firm

Prototek, the portfolio company of the Chicago-headquartered private equity firm CORE Industrial Partners, reportedly announced that it has acquired Cal-X, Inc., a provider of sheet metal and precision machining fabrication rapid prototyping services...

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DiDi unveils new product updates to enhance safety and user experience

Beijing-headquartered multi-modal transportation technology platform Didi Chuxing (DiDi) has recently announced a series of major product updates across its rapidly expanding international markets in Latin America, Australia and Japan. These include ...

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Cisco to buy Acacia Communications to expand optical systems portfolio

Reports confirm that Cisco and Acacia Communications have inked a definitive agreement, according to which Cisco would be acquiring Acacia for around $2.6 billion on a fully diluted basis, net of marketable securities and cash. Cisco will pay $70 pe...

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Waymo tests free Wi-Fi & music in robo taxis to attract more riders

Self-driving technology development company Waymo, LLC, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., the tech giant, recently initiated testing of free Wi-Fi in its robo-taxis in greater Phoenix. Reportedly, a number of the company’s driverless mini vans had...

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Indian low-cost airline GoAir launches 7 new international routes

In the next two years, GoAir anticipates reaching the 100 million passenger mark.   GoAir runs a low-cost carrier model, demanding cost leadership, operational efficacy, and reliability. GoAir, India's budget airline is reportedly set ...

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Iberdrola and the EVE collaborate to promote renewable projects

The partnership will lead to a major decrease on energy dependence and will produce quality employment. Iberdrola S.A. and the Basque Energy Board (EVE) have reportedly announced that both have created an alliance to encourage projects for investing...

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U.S. judge holds up Qualcomm’s plea to block antitrust ruling

The U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has not given a precise reason for disagreeing with Qualcomm’s motion. A U.S. judge has reportedly ruled against the effort of Qualcomm Inc. to obstruct the implementation of a sweeping antitrust verdict agains...

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