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Lime’s old e-bike batteries are now powering these Bluetooth speakers
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Lime’s old e-bike batteries are now powering these Bluetooth speakers

Accessory manufacturer Gomi is launching a limited edition Bluetooth speaker powered by batteries from old Lime e-bikes. In its announcement of the partnership, Lime says Gomi will use 50,000 battery cells from over 1,000 old e-bikes. The result is a Bluetooth speaker priced starting at £99 (around $138) that has 20 hours of battery life...

Volvo says it will only sell electric cars by 2030
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Volvo says it will only sell electric cars by 2030

Swedish automaker Volvo says it will only sell electric cars by 2030, phasing out all diesel, petrol, and hybrid options in an effort to reduce global carbon emissions. The company previously aimed for half of its cars sales to be electric by 2025, but says the new strategy is an “acceleration” of this goal driven...

Rudy Giuliani just lost his YouTube privileges for two weeks
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Rudy Giuliani just lost his YouTube privileges for two weeks

YouTube has suspended Rudy Giuliani’s YouTube channel for the second time this year for making false claims of fraud in the 2020 US presidential election and has issued a strike against his channel. It’s Giulani’s second strike within 90 days, according to Bloomberg, meaning that Giuliani cannot upload videos for two weeks. In a statement,...

Roku’s advertising ambitions just got even bigger with new Nielsen deal
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Roku’s advertising ambitions just got even bigger with new Nielsen deal

Roku, one of the most popular streaming platforms in US homes, is acquiring Nielsen’s video advertisement business as it tries to become a central hub for TV advertising. Specifically, Roku is acquiring Nielsen’s Advanced Video Advertising unit. The acquisition means that Roku will also acquire Nielsen’s automatic content recognition (ACR) and dynamic ad insertion (DAI)...

Vizio files to go public, has sold over 80 million TVs
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Vizio files to go public, has sold over 80 million TVs

Vizio today filed its S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission as the TV and soundbar maker heads toward an initial public offering. “We envision the Vizio smart TV as the center of the connected home — where families play games together, where friends watch movies together, where work and learning happen, and where...

Spotify Adds 85 Markets in Major Expansion
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Spotify Adds 85 Markets in Major Expansion

Spotify Technology SA is offering cheap plans in countries with low purchasing power as the audio streaming platform plans its broadest market expansion to date across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, said vice president of markets and subscriber growth Gustav Gyllenhammar in an exclusive interview with Bloomberg’s Juliette Saly. ——– Follow Bloomberg for business news...

How Can Texas Rebuild After the Energy Crisis?
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How Can Texas Rebuild After the Energy Crisis?

Feb.26 — Sunrun CFO Tom vonReichbauer defends solar energy in the wake of the recent weather-related crisis in Texas, saying Sunrun customers actually provided "resilience" to the energy grid. He speaks to Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."

2021 Golden Globes: Netflix dominates the night, Nomadland takes top honor
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2021 Golden Globes: Netflix dominates the night, Nomadland takes top honor

In a year of ongoing movie delays and stalled television productions, it’s no surprise that this year’s Golden Globes winners were dominated by streaming services — in particular, Netflix. However, before getting into the winners of the evening, it’s impossible to ignore that this year’s Golden Globes were surrounded by a number of important controversies....