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Amazon will order 100,000 electric delivery vans from EV startup Rivian, Jeff Bezos says

Amazon will order 100,000 electric delivery vans from EV startup Rivian, Jeff Bezos says

SUMMARY: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company has placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from Michigan-based startup Rivian.

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India's Eros Now ties up with Microsoft's Azure platform

India's Eros Now ties up with Microsoft's Azure platform

SUMMARY: Eros, in which Reliance owns a minority stake, is betting big on its online streaming platform.

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Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040 – TechCrunch

Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040 – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: The company will be ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan’s Rivian as part of this commitment, Bezos said.

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An AI affair fuels a midlife crisis in the eerie science fiction drama Auggie

An AI affair fuels a midlife crisis in the eerie science fiction drama Auggie

SUMMARY: But it’s still a weird, comical sight — until Felix tries on his own Auggie glasses.

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Facebook expands its playable and AR ad formats – TechCrunch

Facebook expands its playable and AR ad formats – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Meanwhile, Vans created a playable ad where players could guide skateboarder Steve Van Doren down a mountain, resulting in a 4.4% lift in ad recall.

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Nintendo Switch Lite review – TechCrunch

Nintendo Switch Lite review – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: That’s all a lot of words to say that I was excited when the rumors around the Switch Lite first dropped.

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Facebook will be sticking ads with polls, games and AR into News Feed

Facebook will be sticking ads with polls, games and AR into News Feed

SUMMARY: Facebook said that the company and the brands behind these new interactive ads won't see individual-level data about how people participate.

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Nintendo Switch Lite review in progress: 5 reasons to buy, 4 reasons to skip

Nintendo Switch Lite review in progress: 5 reasons to buy, 4 reasons to skip

SUMMARY: Sarah Tew/CNETThe Nintendo Switch Lite just arrived in our office and I've just taken it out of the box.

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Nintendo Switch Lite review: a triumphant return to dedicated handhelds

Nintendo Switch Lite review: a triumphant return to dedicated handhelds

SUMMARY: The Switch Lite sits in a strange positionThe question, really, is who is the Switch Lite for?

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Digital sports platform DAZN reaches distribution deal with Comcast

Digital sports platform DAZN reaches distribution deal with Comcast

SUMMARY: Netflix, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube and Amazon Prime apps are already available to Xfinity customers.

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Airbnb says it will go public next year – TechCrunch

Airbnb says it will go public next year – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Airbnb says it will go public next yearAirbnb has said that it will have its initial public offering in 2020.

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Airbnb plans public listing in 2020

Airbnb plans public listing in 2020

SUMMARY: REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo(Reuters) - Home rentals giant Airbnb said it plans to list on stock exchanges in 2020, making it one of the most high-profile market debuts next year.

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Airbnb plans to go public in 2020

Airbnb plans to go public in 2020

SUMMARY: Now playing: Watch this: Airbnb wants to be a place for 'everyone'This is a developing story.

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Amazon vows to meet goals of Paris climate agreement by 2040

Amazon vows to meet goals of Paris climate agreement by 2040

SUMMARY: REUTERS/Pascal RossignolWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is due to sign a pledge to meet the goals of the Paris Climate agreement by 2040 and be net carbon neutral, 10 years ahead of schedule, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Thursday.

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Trump administration issues rule to set one national fuel economy standard

Trump administration issues rule to set one national fuel economy standard

SUMMARY: The agencies debuted the "One National Program Rule," which essentially gives the federal government full authority to set a single national fuel economy standard.

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Jeff Bezos pledges that Amazon will swiftly combat climate change

Jeff Bezos pledges that Amazon will swiftly combat climate change

SUMMARY: Jeff Bezos announced today a climate pledge from his company Amazon.

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Huawei Mate 30: New Huawei phone to launch without Google apps

Huawei Mate 30: New Huawei phone to launch without Google apps

SUMMARY: The latest flagship smartphone from Huawei will launch without crucial Google apps and services due a US trade ban on the company.

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Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11

Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11

SUMMARY: Huawei said the Mate 30 would be priced from 799 euros ($884), the top-end Mate 30 Pro from 1,099 euros and the Mate 30 Pro 5G from 1,199 euros.

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Ginkgo Bioworks’ dev shop for genetic programming is now worth $4 billion – TechCrunch

Ginkgo Bioworks’ dev shop for genetic programming is now worth $4 billion – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Ginkgo Bioworks is now worth $4 billion after a $290 million capital infusion that will give the company the cash to dramatically expand its developer shop for genetic programming.

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India's Tata Motors to launch new EV in 2020

India's Tata Motors to launch new EV in 2020

SUMMARY: FILE PHOTO: Guenter Butschek, Tata Motors, CEO and Managing Director, attends a news conference announcing the company's quarterly results in Mumbai, India, November 9, 2017.

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