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Amazon’s “climate pledge” commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030 – TechCrunch

Amazon’s “climate pledge” commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030 – TechCrunch

In Washington today, Amazon announced a series of initiatives and issued call for companies to reduce their carbon emissions ten years ahead of the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement as part of sweeping effort to reduce its own environmental footprint. “We’re done being in the middle of the herd on this issue—we’ve decided […]

Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040 – TechCrunch

Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040 – TechCrunch

Amazon will be stepping up its efforts to reduce its climate impact, CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Thursday. The company will be ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan’s Rivian as part of this commitment, Bezos said. The commerce giant will seek to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040 – 10 years […]

Aliro comes out of stealth with $2.7M to ‘democratize’ quantum computing with developer tools – TechCrunch

Aliro comes out of stealth with $2.7M to ‘democratize’ quantum computing with developer tools – TechCrunch

It’s still early days for quantum computing, but we’re nonetheless seeing an interesting group of startups emerging that are helping the world take advantage of the new technology now. Aliro Technologies, a Harvard startup that has built a platform for developers to code more easily for quantum environments — “write once, run anywhere” is one […]

In a social media world, here’s what you need to know about UGC and privacy – TechCrunch

In a social media world, here’s what you need to know about UGC and privacy – TechCrunch

Brett is the Chief Marketing Officer of Monotype and is responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing and product strategies. In today’s brand landscape, consumers are rejecting traditional advertising in favor of transparent, personalized and most importantly, authentic communications. In fact, 86% of consumers say that authenticity is important when deciding which brands they support. Driven […]

LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting – TechCrunch

LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting – TechCrunch

LinkedIn, the social networking service for the working world, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to provide its users with better tools for presenting their professional selves, and to make the process of recruitment on the platform more effective. It will now offer a new feature called Skills Assessments: short, multiple-choice tests […]

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