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Tesla Model 3

Tesla crosses trillion-dollar milestone with Hertz deal

TESLA has passed the magic market valuation of $1tn, joining Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google-owner Alphabet in the elite club. It was only in 2020...
Orgnostic diagram

Power to the HR people: New tools ‘democratise’ analytics

PEOPLE analytics is about to be “democratised” for fast-growing firms, according to Orgnostic — which has raised $5m to make it happen. The tools available...
Tulsa Massacre memorial

A century after the flames, desire for justice smoulders

HEATHER LEAH SMITH looks at ‘Black Wall Street’, the Tulsa Massacre, and ongoing economic inequality in the US EXAMPLES of systemic racism abound in American...
Sleep Cogni device

Dreaming, perchance, of sleep? A UK firm has found a solution

A UK-DESIGNED sleep therapy solution is a step closer to capturing a share of an $80bn global market. SleepCogni, a data-supported device for people suffering...
Coinbase website under a mangifying glass

Coinbase reaches for the sky as cryptocurrency surges

CRYPTOCURRENCY firm Coinbase has reached a market value of nearly £72.5bn ($100bn) in its stock market listing. The US-based firm has clung onto the crypto...
Limited-edition Nike Air Max 97s trainers: Satan Shoes

Devil’s own job to settle Nike’s ‘Satan Shoes’ lawsuit

NIKE IS suing a Brooklyn art collective over a limited edition of "Satan Shoes" containing biblical references, esoteric symbols – and a drop of...
Jo Halliday, CEO, Talking Medicines

AI and machine learning bolster pharma data-analysis

A SPECIALIST in social intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry has developed a systematic way of measuring patients’ experience of taking medicines. Glasgow-based Talking Medicines was...
Archer Aviation air taxi

Blade Runner, move over: flying taxis are on the way

A UNITED States airline is buying flying electric taxis to ferry passengers to airports — a futuristic plan that it hopes to implement within...
New Zealand All Blacks - pre-match haka challenge

Ka mate, ka mate! All Blacks in investment firm’s sights

By Hal Williams NEWS OUTLETS are forming a scrum around reports that US tech investment firm Silver Lake intends to acquire a 15 percent stake...
Pomegranate fruit, cut open to show seeds

Seeking innovators with a hunger for sustainability

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH DRINKS and snacks maker The Wonderful Company has a biomass problem — and it’s offering a massive payday to the team...