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Madrid-based digital temp staffing agency Jobandtalent raises ~$108M, bringing total raised to $290M, says it helped 80K+ workers with temporary gigs last year (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:Madrid-based digital temp staffing agency Jobandtalent raises ~$108M, bringing total raised to $290M, says it helped 80K+ workers with temporary gigs last year  —  Madrid-based Jobandtalent, a digital temp staffing agency which operates a dual-sided platform that connects temp workers …


8 January 2021 0

Record EV Sales In Europe Are Good For Africa

The importation of used EVs from Europe and Asia is mostly likely going to be one of the main channels for accelerating adoption of EVs in Africa


8 January 2021 0

New US Electric Vehicles Now Have 250-Mile Median Driving Range

The median range of a new fully electric car in the United States is now at slightly more than 250 miles


8 January 2021 0

Kuo says there will be no improvements to main iPhone camera lens in 2021 and 2022, does not change forecasts for upgrades for ultrawide and telephoto lenses (Ben Lovejoy/9to5Mac)

Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:Kuo says there will be no improvements to main iPhone camera lens in 2021 and 2022, does not change forecasts for upgrades for ultrawide and telephoto lenses  —  Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously predicted significant improvements to two of the three iPhone lenses in 2021 and 2022 respectively.


8 January 2021 0

Sources: China’s Baidu has selected CLSA and Goldman Sachs for its planned second listing in Hong Kong, which could raise at least $3.5B (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Sources: China’s Baidu has selected CLSA and Goldman Sachs for its planned second listing in Hong Kong, which could raise at least $3.5B  —  – Search giant aiming to raise at least $3.5 billion in listing  — U.S.-listed Chinese firms raised $17 billion in city last year


8 January 2021 0

Easing of GCC blockade on Qatar positive but not ‘ground-breaking’ for cap markets

The blockade imposed on Qatar by its Gulf neighbours in 2017 was lifted this week, with a gradual easing of all restrictions expected in the coming months. However, bankers and investors are skeptical that the move’s “short-lived” effects will have a significant impact on regional capital markets, which have demonstrated resilience in recent years.


8 January 2021 0

Car makers including Volkswagen, Daimler, GM, and Renault are facing a crippling shortage of semiconductors; Volkswagen said it’ll produce 100K fewer cars in Q1 (Financial Times)

Financial Times:Car makers including Volkswagen, Daimler, GM, and Renault are facing a crippling shortage of semiconductors; Volkswagen said it’ll produce 100K fewer cars in Q1  —  Volkswagen, Daimler, GM and Renault vie with consumer electronics groups for scarce chips  —  The world’s largest carmakers …


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