Sign up for 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt Berlin by April 4

 Time to wake up people. Disrupt Berlin is going to be the best, most efficient and deal-friendly startup you will go to this year. But even though you’ve heard the rumblings, you haven’t yet signed up for 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2017. That’s cool, we get it, you’re busy. But… you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. The time to act is now.… Read More

Amazon confirms acquisition of Souq, marking its move into the Middle East

 Amazon today confirmed that it has acquired Souq.com, an e-commerce marketplace serving the Middle East based out of Dubai and already commonly described as “the Amazon of the Middle East.” We had reported last week that the companies had already reached an agreement and that “the ink [was] dry” on a deal that was valued at around $650 million. Amazon today did… Read More

Tesla refutes claims in racial harassment lawsuit filed by one of its workers

 Tesla has refuted the contents of a lawsuit filed by an employee who alleges that he was the victim of racial harassment and discrimination while working at the company. DeWitt Lambert, a 44-year-old black man working on the assembly line at Tesla’s California-based plant, claimed in a suit that he was “subjected to racial slurs and lewd behavior” from co-workers for… Read More

Cash giveaways for free rides: inside China’s bike-sharing battleground

China's bike-sharing market, in which 30 companies are vying for market share, is the latest battleground pitting cash-flushed apps against each other in a war of subsidies, gifts and lucky draws. Mobike, flushed with US$300 million of 2017 funding by China's biggest social network operator Tencent Holdings and Singapore's strategic investor Temasek Holdings, launched an aggressive feature last weekend to grab market share.

Between robots’ ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ zones, a sort of robot friend zone proposed

 It goes without saying that working with robots and heavy machinery is more than a little dangerous. While better practices and ethical companies are still less common than they should be, smarter robots are another, parallel solution. German research outfit Fraunhofer suggests an intuitive model for human-robot collaboration in industrial settings. Read More