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volovo circulor 070920 Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo Cars has made an investment in British blockchain start-up Circulor through its venture capital investment arm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund. Circulor specializes in tracking raw materials by using blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. The two companies have already been working in the past years on the implementation of blockchain technology.

ceos july02 The top executives of four tech giants have agreed to testify together before the House Judiciary Committee, reports said. The chief executives of Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Facebook Inc. and Google agreed to attend the hearing on antitrust to be held in late July. This would mark the first time the four executives testified together in front of Congress.

ec blockchain 070220 The European Commission's European Innovation Council (EIC) has awarded 5 million euros or about $5.6 million, to six wining start-ups providing innovative blockchain solutions for social good. The "Blockchains for Social Good" award recognizes and supports the efforts made by developers and civil society in exploring the applications of blockchain in the area of social innovation.

blockchain sept05 01jul20 The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has further delayed its planned transition to a blockchain-powered platform as the replacement for old system amid the continuing uncertainty created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ASX now intends to go live in April 2022. ASX said a number of factors, including the pandemic itself, created a need to revise the implementation timetable.

Tesla announced a new offer for home solar, which, the company claims, is the lowest-ever cost to go solar in the United States. The company's average system size is now one-third less expensive than the market average, it said.

lyft june18 Lyft Inc. said it plans to transition all vehicles on its platform to electric by 2030. The ride-hailing company intends to achieve the target in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund. In a blog post, Lyft noted that by working with drivers to transition to electric vehicles, it can potentially avoid tens of millions of metric tons of greenhouse gas or GHG emissions to the atmosphere.

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