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Smart rings, robot dogs, bendable phones

Mobile World Congress 2024, the world's biggest mobile trade show, had a lot of future-looking tech on display.Arjun Kharpal | CNBCThe Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile show, is a place where device makers show off some of their latest innovations.And there was quite a lot on display in Barcelona, Spain, this year.Artificial intelligence took center stage, but there was also plenty of experimentation with different types of screens and first looks at some devices from some of the world's biggest tech…

EV Startup Fisker Raises Going Concern Warning After Troubled Debut

The company says it might need to secure additional financing and is in talks with a large automaker for a partnership. The company says it might need to secure additional financing and is in talks with a large automaker for a partnership. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials…

Tesla to earn billions from charging partnerships with Ford, others

A Tesla electric car is plugged into a recharging terminal at a Healthy Living Market store in South Burlington, Vermont, June 18, 2023.Robert Nickelsberg | Getty ImagesAs of Thursday, owners of Ford electric vehicles — the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning — in North America finally have the ability to power up using Tesla Superchargers.Ford CEO Jim Farley wrote in a post on LinkedIn that the charging partnership, which involves use of fast-charging adapters, should "improve the EV ownership experience," for Ford EV…

Google’s Deal With StackOverflow Is the Latest Proof That AI Giants Will Pay for Data

Last year Stack Overflow became one of the first websites to announce it would charge AI giants for access to content used to train chatbots. Now the popular Q&A service for coders has signed up its first customer—Google—in what CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar says is the start of a “meaningful” new stream of revenue.The deal is significant, because it remains unclear how broadly Google and other AI developers will pay for content needed for AI projects. Millions of books and websites have fueled the development of AI…

Medicaid challenges leave many Black Americans uninsured

Recent changes to Medicaid programs, aimed at closing a health coverage gap in the U.S., have left behind some Americans — particularly people of color.Among the non-elderly population in the U.S. — those under age 65 — insured rates rose during the Covid pandemic, with 3.4 million Americans enrolling in health coverage between 2019 and 2022, according to a report by KFF. That shift was due in part to the Medicaid and health care marketplace provisions put in place as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the report…

Major League Pickleball and PPA Tour complete merger

Lacy Schneemann of the Florida Smash returns a shot during a group play Major League Pickleball match against BLQK at Pickle & Chill in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15, 2022.Emilee Chinn | Getty ImagesMajor League Pickleball and the Professional Pickleball Association have completed their long-awaited merger agreement and infused new capital into the sport, the leagues announced Thursday.The deal will unite the two largest pickleball organizations into a holding company, but the PPA Tour and MLP will retain their own…

Christie’s sells Rothko painting for $100 million in a secret sale

Christie's auction house in New York.CNBCA version of this first article appeared in CNBC's Inside Wealth newsletter with Robert Frank, a weekly guide to the high-net-worth investor and consumer. Sign up to receive future editions, straight to your inbox.Auction house Christie's just sold a painting for more than $100 million, although the artwork, the buyer and the seller were officially kept a secret.In an interview with CNBC, CEO Guillaume Cerutti said Christie's sold a painting in January in a private sale with a…

Electricity: Nigerian govt offsets $120 million debt to Gas companies

The Nigerian government has paid over $120 million to offset some of the debts owed to the gas companies (GasCos), an official has said. The Director, Decade of Gas Secretariat, Ed Ubong, disclosed this at the ongoing 7th edition of the Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES 2024) in Abuja on Thursday. “The arrears gas producers are owed as of last year was about $ 1.3 billion. But I am pleased that between October 2023 and the end of January, the government has paid over $120 million to offset some of that…

U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo unveils migrant bills that would help Denver

U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo of Colorado unveiled a package of migrant-related bills in the House Thursday that aim to break a partisan logjam on immigration reform and would assist cities like Denver that have shouldered unforeseen costs. The congresswoman, who represents Colorado’s most heavily Latino congressional district, said her aim is to help interior cities deal with sheltering and other costs in one of two bills she’s leading. Other bills she’s joined as a co-sponsor would shorten the time migrants must wait for…

Seplat rakes in record N885 billion income amid foreign currency gains

Seplat Energies raked in N885.1 billion in total comprehensive income – the combined earnings that companies receive from unexpected gains in addition to profit – after the energy giant turned Nigeria’s foreign exchange crisis into its advantage. According to the corporation’s audited books released on Thursday, total comprehensive income surged more than eight times from N106.5 billion the preceding year. For an energy giant that generates its revenue mostly from the dollar, the pretty strong performance owed…