Technology 

Factbox: Corporate investments in EV startups

(Reuters) – Corporations across a variety of industries – auto, energy, electronics, aerospace, telecom – have invested in startup companies engaged in various aspects of automotive electrification, including batteries, charging devices and complete vehicles. FILE PHOTO: An electric car is seen while being charged during the opening of a PTT Pcl energy firm’s commercial EV (Electric Vehicle) charging station, in Bangkok, Thailand, August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva Here is a short list of prominent non-automotive corporate investors and the electrification startups they have funded: Intel Corp (technology): Prieto, Qnovo, Enovix,…

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Factbox: High-profile corporate chieftain’s divorces

(Reuters) – Amazon (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, and his wife MacKenzie, who announced on Wednesday that they are divorcing, are the latest of a long line of rich and powerful couples whose marriages came to a public end, often with a hefty price tag. FILE PHOTO: 89th Academy Awards – Oscars Vanity Fair Party – Beverly Hills, California, U.S. – 26/02/17 – Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Here are some others: STEVEN AND ELAINE WYNN Steve Wynn and his wife Elaine…

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Sports 

Factbox: Ten significant rule changes for 2019

(Reuters) – Ten significant golf rule changes for 2019, with the U.S. Golf Association’s reason for implementing the changes: Old rule – Five-minute limit searching for lost ball. New rule – Three-minute limit searching for lost ball. Reason – To speed up play.   Old – Two-stroke penalty for grounding club, moving loose impediment or testing the condition in a water hazard (now penalty areas). New – No penalty for any of these actions in penalty areas. Reason – Old Rule required complex set of exceptions because a strict prohibition…

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Factbox: Tesla executive departures since 2016

(Reuters) – Electric carmaker Tesla Inc has seen a flurry of senior executives leave the company in recent months. The company logo is seen in front of a showroom of U.S. car manufacturer Tesla in Zurich, Switzerland March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Here is a list of executive departures since 2016: 2018 Nov. – Jeff Jones, head of global security, is no longer working with the company after just 11 months on the job, CNBC reported, citing one current and one former Tesla employee. cnb.cx/2KGT2Ny Oct. 17 – Gilbert Passin,…

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Technology 

Factbox: Amazon to get billions in breaks for HQ2 development

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Tuesday it had split its $5 billion second headquarters into two projects that would be located in the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City’s Queens borough and a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the web service Amazon is pictured in this June 8, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/Illustration/File Photo Each would have up to 25,000 jobs and Amazon will create a new facility in Nashville with 5,000 jobs. The retailer said it will get billions…

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Factbox: Ten years of bitcoin

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin, the world’s first and most famous cryptocurrency, celebrates its tenth birthday on Wednesday. Bitcoin.com buttons are seen displayed on the floor of the Consensus 2018 blockchain technology conference in New York City, New York, U.S., May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar Its emergence has spawned a multitude of other digital currencies, brought blockchain technology to global attention, and vexed regulators worried about its crime misuse and weakness to hacking. The following are some major milestones in bitcoin’s first decade: Oct. 31, 2008 The still-unidentified Satoshi Nakamoto…

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Lifestyle 

Factbox: Britain’s second royal wedding of the year

LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married her fiance Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Friday, the second British royal wedding at the monarch’s home this year. Britain’s Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave after their wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville Here are some brief details about the bride and groom: PRINCESS EUGENIE: – Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena, 28, is the second daughter of the queen’s third child, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson,…

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Sports 

Factbox: WADA gets ready to make ruling on Russian compliance

(Reuters) – An explainer ahead of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive board meeting in Seychelles on Thursday where it will review the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) efforts to bring about a reinstatement. A woman walks into the head office for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo Picture Supplied by Action Images WHAT IS BEING DISCUSSED? WADA’s executive committee will make a decision on whether to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, which has been suspended since November 2015 over alleged state-backed…

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Sports 

Factbox: Serena’s run-ins with U.S. Open officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Factbox on Serena Williams’s controversial moments with officials at the U.S. Open following her defeat to Japan’s Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s final. Sept 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Serena Williams of the USA argues with chair umpire Carlos Ramos while playing Naomi Osaka of Japan in the women’s final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports * Losing her 2004 quarter-final match to Jennifer Capriati, Williams was upset…

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Factbox: Tesla executive departures since 2016

(Reuters) – Electric carmaker Tesla Inc has seen a flurry of senior executive exits in recent months. The company logo is seen in front of a showroom of U.S. car manufacturer Tesla in Zurich, Switzerland March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Here is a list of executive departures since 2016: 2018 Sept. 7 – Gabrielle Toledano, chief people officer at Tesla, leaves the company, according to a Bloomberg report. reut.rs/2NrTnXS Sept. 4 – Dave Morton, chief accounting officer at Tesla, resigns just a month after starting work, according to a company…

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