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New day for nuclear power? Why TerraPower’s CFO is confident about the future, despite challenges

Jan 7, 2023

An artist’s conception shows the layout for the Natrium reactor demonstration project in Kemmerer, Wyo. (TerraPower Illustration) Could we be witnessing nuclear power’s comeback? After decades on the back burner, the sweeping climate change bill recently signed by President Biden includes multiple initiatives boosting existing and future nuclear plants. California this week took steps to keep its last reactor from shutting down and Germany is taking similar actions. And TerraPower, th ...read more

Tesla hiring ‘high-volume’ recruiters in Quebec

Jan 7, 2023

Tesla is looking to hire recruiters in Quebec for a “high-volume” effort, indicating the automaker’s plans to grow in Canada. A job posting by the global battery-electric brand seeks “an extraordinary recruiter” with “strong business acumen, a passion for their craft, and a genuine commitment to providing an unforgettable candidate experience.” CEO Elon Musk said during Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting in August that the company could eventually ramp up to a dozen factor ...read more

Elon Musk Tries, Tries Again To Come Up With A Better Excuse To Get Out Of Buying Twitter

Jan 7, 2023

from the that's-the-ticket dept As we highlighted recently, despite press coverage saying otherwise, former Twitter security boss Peiter “Mudge” Zatko’s whistleblowing report about the company actually supported Twitter’s underlying legal argument regarding how it counts spam in the mDAU. Remember, Musk doesn’t really have an escape clause here and the spam stuff is made up nonsense. The underlying issue is that the only real exist from the deal is if Musk can show that Twitter some ...read more

We Reali don’t know when real estate will get Better

Jan 7, 2023

Plus Snapchat layoffs, Clearco's departure and big changes at Y Combinator Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This was a Live Week, meaning that Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann recorded the show on Twitter Spaces, hanging out with a bunch of the Equity family. Good times were had! We also disclosed that we are recording live at Disrupt this year! Yes, so come hang out as we tape the show on ...read more

Washington state to add 500 seats in cybersecurity college programs in effort to bolster safeguards

Jan 7, 2023

Edmonds College campus in summer 2022. (Red Box Pictures Photo / Scott Eklund) Washington leaders trying to bulk up the state’s cybersecurity workforce are boosting community and technical college cybersecurity program enrollments by 500 seats. The $6.85 million effort is being funded through the state Legislature. “Bank accounts, social security numbers, health information, the names and addresses of family and friends — all this data creates a treasure trove of information for cyb ...read more

Ukrainian game studio defends raffle to put customized message on army artillery shell

Jan 7, 2023

A hot potato: You might know Ukrainian video game studio Frogwares from its Sherlock Holmes series and The Sinking City. It's currently attracting a lot of attention over a Kickstarter for its latest title featuring the fictional Victorian detective, but not for the reasons you might expect. To promote the campaign, Frogwares is running a raffle in which the winner will have a personalized message written on an artillery shell that will be fired at invading Russian forces. The Kickstarter cam ...read more

Cantos launches its third fund, ploughing $50M into near-frontier startups

Jan 7, 2023

Hard tech is hard, but when there are major breakthroughs, that can come with outsize returns and enormous opportunities. Cantos just closed its third fund to invest in science-forward companies at the pre-seed and seed stages to ‘improve billions of lives and saving the planet.’ “I have a bachelor’s in international relations. I’m not technical at all. I’ve always been sort of a reader and watcher of science fiction,” admits Ian Rountree, GP and founder at Cantos Ventures. ...read more

New US export rules prohibit Nvidia and AMD from selling high-end accelerators to China and Russia

Jan 7, 2023

What just happened? US officials have instructed Nvidia and AMD to stop selling their high-performance AI-focused GPUs to China and Russia without a license. In the case of team green, this is expected to impact the company's bottom line by up to $400 million. It could also prevent Nvidia from completing the development of its Hopper H100 products on schedule and supporting existing A100 GPU customers. "The USG has imposed a new license requirement, effective immediately, for any future expor ...read more

Rocket Lab fires up its first recovered engine, on track to full booster reusability

Jan 7, 2023

Four months after the spectacular feat that was catching a descending rocket stage in mid-air, Rocket Lab has re-ignited one of the engines from that booster — an important step on their roadmap to fielding a fully reusable rocket. The Rutherford engine, one of nine that power the Electron launch vehicles, went up on the mission “There and Back Again” in May, culminating in the live-streamed capture of the booster as it descended under a parachute. They ended up having to drop it in ...read more

The LG MoodUP fridge features Bluetooth speakers and color-changing panels that sync with music

Jan 7, 2023

WTF?! The annual IFA technology trade show kicks off in Berlin tomorrow, though some companies like to unveil their products ahead of schedule. One of these is LG, which has revealed a fridge that could definitely be described as unique. Long gone are the days when fridges did nothing more than keep food and drink cold. Today's internet-connected, transparent-screened, TV-sporting models turn kitchens into entertainment zones, and nowhere is that more evident than LG's MoodUP refrigerator. LG ...read more