Polestar (PSNY) stock debuts on Nasdaq after SPAC merger

Shares of Polestar made their public-market debut under the ticker “PSNY” on Friday, making it the latest electric vehicle maker to go public via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. Polestar’s stock began trading on the Nasdaq exchange one day after it completed its merger with the SPAC Gores Guggenheim. The … Read more

Hundreds of Items Recycled During CW44’s Electronic Recycling Day – CBS Tampa

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Quicksilver Recycling partnered with CW44 Thursday and collected hundreds of recyclable electronics. Those old and unused electronics are now en route to quicksilver recycling where they’ll eventually become recycled materials. “As you can see on our table, we’ll remove any hard drive from a desktop or a … Read more

Experts Explain the Dangers of Mishandling Batteries – CBS Tampa

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Most of us try our best to do it, but how do we know if we’re really doing it right? There’s a rhythm to recycling household electronics. “We collect household electronics, televisions, computer monitors, hard drives, tablets, cell phones, laptops, and any electronics that have a rechargeable … Read more

TikTok owner ByteDance sees $1 billion in player spend on its games

ByteDance has been investing in its mobile gaming business through key acquisitions and is finding success outside of China. Omar Marques | Soup Images | lightrocket | Getty Images Chinese internet giant ByteDance’s nascent foray into gaming is showing signs of promise with spending across its mobile titles growing over the past year as it … Read more

Yelp to shut offices in New York, Chicago, DC, saying future of work is remote

Yelp Inc. announced Thursday it will shut its offices in three major US cities, saying “the future of work at Yelp is remote.” In a blog post, Chief Executive Jeremy Stoppelman said online-review company will close its “most consistently underutilized offices” in New York, Chicago and Washington DC effective July 29. “Combined, the three offices … Read more

US federal health agency bans Juul e-cigarettes | Regulation News

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to ban the sale and distribution of products from Juul Labs Inc, an e-cigarette company that many blame for sparking a proliferation of teenage vaping in the United States. In a statement on Thursday, the federal health agency said the company must stop selling and distributing … Read more

EU champion Airbus has deep links to Chinese military industrial complex, report says – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Top European planemaker Airbus has advanced technology sharing and manufacturing agreements with entities linked to China’s state-run military apparatus, a new report shows. The findings will beg questions about how long Europe’s aviation champion can continue to secure its strong market position in China with such local partnerships, … Read more

China livestreamers need qualifications for certain topics: Regulators

Chinese regulators have been looking to clean up the country’s popular livestreaming industry. This includes rules around what online influencers can and can’t say and the topics that are off limits. Costphoto | Future Publishing | Getty Images Online influencers in China must now have a qualification to talk about certain topics such as law … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg envisions 1 billion people in the metaverse

Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday that the metaverse could be a considerable part of the social network operator’s business in the second half of the decade. “We hope to basically get to around a billion people in the metaverse doing hundreds of dollars of commerce, each buying digital goods, … Read more

Amazon demonstrates Alexa mimicking the voice of a deceased relative

Amazon is devising a way for users to speak to their family members through its Alexa voice assistant, even after they’ve died. At Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Rohit Prasad, senior vice president and head scientist for the Alexa team, detailed a feature that allows the voice assistant to replicate a specific … Read more