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Brains for hire: Pentagon spends millions researching explosives & whale detection at German unis

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Universities all across Germany have been engaged in dual-purpose and military-related projects for the Pentagon, which has reportedly poured millions into the work, sometimes in violation of local laws that promote non-violence. The US Department of Defense seems to have outsourced some of its scientific efforts to dozens of German universities, according to Der Spiegel. Read More

Velodyne Lidar hires bankers for an IPO: Business Insider

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A Velodyne LiDAR sensor is seen mounted on a self-driving vehicle during a self-racing cars event at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, California, U.S., April 1, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (Reuters) – Autonomous vehicle technology company Velodyne Lidar has hired bankers for an initial public offering, Business Insider reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the process. Read More

Palestine’s ‘opportunity’ or ‘entirely wrong’? Rocky reception for dawn of $50-bn Trump Mideast plan

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A $50 billion plan for Palestine’s economy that hinges on peace with Israel has been revealed by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. He calls it the “opportunity of the century” but a chorus of Palestinian groups disagrees. Speaking to Reuters on Saturday, Kushner dangled the multibillion proposal separately from the central –political– part of US Read More

Explainer: Initial exchange offerings flourish in crypto market

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) are currently the most popular fundraising trend in the cryptocurrency industry, which has seen poster child bitcoin surge more than 150% in 2019. As the name suggests, initial exchange offerings are conducted over crypto trading platforms and exchanges. FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins are seen in Read More

New tokens thrive in crypto market but sales raise questions

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have been the latest darlings in raising funds for cryptocurrency projects, but intensifying regulatory scrutiny and investors’ concern about the viability of the companies raising capital are flashing red flags. FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin.com buttons are seen displayed on the floor of the Consensus 2018 blockchain technology conference Read More

Aqualis completes acquisition of Braemar Technical Services

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6/21/2019 OSLO — Aqualis ASA, the parent of marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore, has today successfully fulfilled all conditions related to its agreement to acquire the offshore, adjusting and marine consultancy business from Braemar Shipping Services Plc. Through this transaction, clients of the now renamed AqualisBraemar will benefit from access to new capabilities, Read More

Green Plains Completes Private Offering of 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2024

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OMAHA, Neb., June 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) today announced the completion of its offering of $105 million aggregate principal amount of 4.00% convertible senior notes due 2024. The notes were offered and sold in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act Read More

Amazon launching new Kindle Oasis eReader July 24

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Need a new ereader for your summer vacation? Amazon just introduced a new Kindle Oasis you might want to consider. Starting $249.99 for the 8GB version with special offers (aka ads on the lockscreen), the new Kindle Oasis is pretty steep for an ebook reader. But the previous generation is a PCMag Editors’ Choice product, Read More

Activists see Google’s $1 billion Bay Area housing pledge as ‘big win’ amid affordability crisis

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Can Google, which has helped fuel the Bay Area’s housing crisis, become a better neighbor? Activists who have held rallies, marches and town halls are praising Google’s $1 billion pledge for up to 20,000 housing units in the uber-expensive Bay Area as a win after years of grassroots pressure — but they also believe the company, and Silicon Read More

Chainalysis, LINE unit BITBOX in anti-money laundering partnership

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chainalysis, a start-up specializing in countering money laundering and fraud in the digital currency space, has forged a partnership with BITBOX, a cryptocurrency exchange launched in July 2018, a top official of the U.S. company said on Thursday. New York-based Chainalysis will provide anti-money laundering and transaction-monitoring services to BITBOX, said Read More