Driving the Rivian R1S in semi-responsible fashion

It’s only been a few months since Rivian started (slowly) delivering the R1T pickup truck to customers, but the company isn’t wasting time launching its next adventure vehicle: the R1S SUV. I recently spent the day with a few early production R1Ss at a Rivian media event and it came off as an impressively capable… Continue reading Driving the Rivian R1S in semi-responsible fashion

Tesla is still the world’s largest electric car producer despite what you are hearing

“Tesla is no longer the world’s largest electric car producer” is the take that the media is parroting this week, but it stems from adding plug-in hybrids into the mix while everyone agrees that all-electric vehicles are the future of the industry. For years, Tesla has been investing heavily in large-scale production of electric vehicles… Continue reading Tesla is still the world’s largest electric car producer despite what you are hearing

Amazon Prime subscribers now get GrubHub Plus free for a year

Amazon Prime subscribers in the US are getting a new benefit as part of their subscription, the company has announced. From today, they’ll be able to redeem a free year of Grubhub Plus, the monthly subscription service that offers free food delivery on orders over $12 from participating restaurants. Grubhub Plus normally costs $9.99 a… Continue reading Amazon Prime subscribers now get GrubHub Plus free for a year

Amazon takes a Prime step back into restaurant delivery in the US with big Grubhub investment and partnership

Amazon tried but then ultimately stepped away from building its own cost-intensive Grubhub and DoorDash competitor in the U.S. back in 2019. Now three years on, it’s taking a different approach to tackling the space to build in one more sweetener to encourage more sign-ups to its Prime subscription service. Today, the e-commerce giant and… Continue reading Amazon takes a Prime step back into restaurant delivery in the US with big Grubhub investment and partnership

Sure, Tesla, a solar trailer

Over the weekend, Tesla showed off its latest gadget: a solar trailer, featuring extendable panels, a satellite internet terminal and even a lick of matte-black paint. Tesla may have designed the trailer to add some range to electric vehicles—or, to advertise Starlink’s new $25-per-month “portability” feature, which SpaceX announced in May. Whatever it’s for, you… Continue reading Sure, Tesla, a solar trailer

Netflix says ‘Stranger Things 4’ racked up over 1 billion hours viewed

Stranger Things 4 has become the most popular English-language series on Netflix with the premiere of its last two episodes. The streaming giant has revealed that the show has racked up 1.15 billion hours of viewing time within the first 28 days of each part’s release. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the first seven episodes… Continue reading Netflix says ‘Stranger Things 4’ racked up over 1 billion hours viewed

Rubix Blockchain secures $100m investment from LDA CapitalThe company is a Layer 1 blockchain protocol for P2P data transfer with operations in Singap…

Rubix Blockchain, a Layer 1 blockchain protocol for P2P data transfer with operations in Singapore, announced raising $100 million from Los Angeles-based alternative investment manager LDA Capital. The fresh investment will finance the startup’s global expansion and support its transition to Web3, among others, according to the announcement. Besides Singapore, Rubix also has operations in… Continue reading Rubix Blockchain secures $100m investment from LDA CapitalThe company is a Layer 1 blockchain protocol for P2P data transfer with operations in Singap…

China’s Vision Plus Capital looks to raise two USD funds, show SEC filings

Vision Plus Capital, a Chinese venture capital (VC) firm created by Alibaba co-founder Eddie Wu, is in the market raising two US dollar funds despite most of its peers having put on hold their USD fundraising plans amid rising difficulties for domestic businesses to pursue a US listing. The dual-currency fund manager is looking to… Continue reading China’s Vision Plus Capital looks to raise two USD funds, show SEC filings

London-based crypto lender Nexo plans to buy Singapore’s Vauld

Cryptocurrency lender Nexo plans to buy fellow lender Vauld, it said on Tuesday, the latest sign of consolidation in the digital currency industry as prices tumble. Nexo, which is based in London, said it would buy up to 100% of Vauld and “reorganise its future operations with the aim to accelerate its deeper presence in Asia.” It did not… Continue reading London-based crypto lender Nexo plans to buy Singapore’s Vauld

Asia Digest: Nuveen makes first close, Ascott buys Oakwood, BPEA exits Cath Kidston

Property investment manager Nuveen Real Estate has made a first close of its Japan Alternatives Living strategy; The Ascott Limited is acquiring serviced apartment provider Oakwood Worldwide; and BPEA has sold its controlling stake in Cath Kidston to Hilco Capital. Nuveen Real Estate makes $100m first close of Japan housing strategy Property investment manager Nuveen… Continue reading Asia Digest: Nuveen makes first close, Ascott buys Oakwood, BPEA exits Cath Kidston