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Secretary Pete: Transportation Dept. Should Be A Climate Agency

President Joe Biden’s decision to nominate Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation may be among the most consequential of his presidency


21 January 2021 0

Biden designates Jessica Rosenworcel, currently a Democratic commissioner at the FCC, as acting chairwoman of the agency (Margaret Harding McGill/Axios)

Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:Biden designates Jessica Rosenworcel, currently a Democratic commissioner at the FCC, as acting chairwoman of the agency  —  President Biden has designated Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, according to an agency statement.


21 January 2021 0

Podcasters say Anchor’s sponsorship feature seems to be seriously lacking in sponsors, and they’ve received few, if any, ads beyond Anchor or Spotify itself (Ashley Carman/The Verge)

Ashley Carman / The Verge:Podcasters say Anchor’s sponsorship feature seems to be seriously lacking in sponsors, and they’ve received few, if any, ads beyond Anchor or Spotify itself  —  John Newman is the type of person companies like Spotify want to get involved in podcasting.  He has a niche interest …


21 January 2021 0

More About SpaceX’s Oil Rigs

SpaceX bought two used oil rigs that were available near its Boca Chica launch facility. The plan is to convert them into floating launch and landing facilities for SpaceX’s Starship and its booster, Super Heavy


21 January 2021 0

CleanTech Can Help Solve The Cocaine Hippo Problem

No, there aren’t hippopotamuses doing drugs, but it’s definitely a big headache. Before his imprisonment and death, Pablo Escobar decided it would be cool to import hippos from Africa and put them in his own private zoo in Colombia, and their offspring are causing some big problems today


21 January 2021 0

Tesla’s 4th Quarter Registrations In California Up Almost 63%

Tesla’s vehicle registrations in California were up almost 63% during the 4th quarter of 2020 compared with the 4th quarter of 2019, Reuters reported. The article noted that this was mostly due to the success of Tesla’s newest addition to its line — the Model


21 January 2021 0

Singapore-based iSTOX, a digital securities service that lets users make private equity investments as small as $75.50, raises $50M Series A (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:Singapore-based iSTOX, a digital securities service that lets users make private equity investments as small as $75.50, raises $50M Series A  —  ISTOX, a digital securities platform that wants to make private equity investment more accessible, has added new investors from Japan to its Series A round, bringing its total to $50…
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21 January 2021 0

Instacart cuts 1,877 jobs, including its only union roles, as it shifts to new models, like selling its tech to retailers to have their staff prepare orders (Josh Eidelson/Bloomberg)

Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:Instacart cuts 1,877 jobs, including its only union roles, as it shifts to new models, like selling its tech to retailers to have their staff prepare orders  —  Instacart Inc. plans to terminate about 1,900 employees’ jobs, including the only unionized positions in the U.S., representing a fulsome embrace of the gig…
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21 January 2021 0

Keemut Launches Beta Version Of Its Contactless Vehicle Valuation Platform

Keemut, a vehicle valuation tool that uses patented technology to take telemetry data from either embedded or external hardware in a vehicle, has just launched a beta version of its platform. Its patented valuation engine uses both environmental and vehicle data to determine the value of your car based on how it’s been driven


21 January 2021 0