We’re addressing gender disparity in engineering way too late – TechCrunch

Ioannis Miaoulis Contributor Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis has been president and director of the Museum of Science, Boston since 2003. He serves on the board of directors of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), which manages the International Space Station, and in 2018 was appointed to the …

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China’s NIO invests in LiDAR startup Innovusion – TechCrunch

Innovusion, a two-year-old startup developing LiDAR sensor technology for autonomous vehicles, has raised $30 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Chinese firms Nio Capital and Eight Roads Ventures along with U.S.-based F-Prime Capital. Other seed round and strategic investors joined the round, the startup said. Nio Capital …

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CBS All Access places two-season order for animated series ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ – TechCrunch

CBS’ streaming plans have become even more Trek-centric with the announcement of a two-season order for a half-hour animated series called “Star Trek: Lower Decks.” Many Star Trek fans will probably recognize “Lower Decks” as the title of a popular “Next Generation” episode about four junior officers on the Enterprise, …

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Tesla to bring portion of Model 3 production to China next year – TechCrunch

Tesla, which reported its first quarterly profits in two years Wednesday, is looking to extend its earnings streak by bringing its new Model 3 to customers beyond North America. And part of that plan involves accelerating its manufacturing plans in China. Tesla saw its revenue skyrocket to $6.8 billion in the …

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Naya Health, once a promising breast pump startup, now leaving customers in the dark – TechCrunch

With their loud noises and hard plastic flanges, breast pumps are the bane of many a new mother’s existence. Founded in 2013, Naya Health is one of the most notable tech startups working on a better pump. But the company’s support site is now shutdown and it’s stopped updating its …

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Fake news ‘threat to democracy’ report gets back-burner response from UK gov’t – TechCrunch

The UK government has rejected a parliamentary committee’s call for a levy on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online. The recommendation of a levy on social media platforms was made by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee three months ago, …

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YouTube CEO says EU’s new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators – TechCrunch

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her quarterly letter to creators today, which included very strong language regarding the EU’s controversial copyright reform directive. Specifically, her letter focused on Article 13, the so-called “meme ban” that states that any site with a large amount of user-generated content – like Facebook or YouTube, …

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Addison Lee and Oxbotica ink self-driving deal, will offer autonomous car services in London by 2021 – TechCrunch

After undertaking a year-long investigation with Ford and four other mobility specialists on how to build self-driving systems that integrate with London’s existing transport infrastructure, Addison Lee today is announcing the next step in its autonomous strategy. The on-demand ride company — which competes with black cabs, Uber and other …

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