Google has agreed to pay Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for use of its news content around the world, ending a long standoff with Murdoch’s news empire and Australian regulators. For the past several months, Australian legislators were planning to force tech companies, like Facebook and Google, to pay for news, a move that Google had said would force it to shut down its search engine in the country....
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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