Web Summit, Europe’s largest tech conference, will return as an in-person event in 2021, organizers announced. The conference is usually held in Lisbon, typically late in the year, and attracts tens of thousands of attendees to the Portugese capital. This year’s event, which starts next week, is online and features a reduced schedule of events. But in an interview with Reuters ahead of next...
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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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