Amazon Web Services has settled a non-compete lawsuit it filed in June against Brian Hall, a former vice president of product marketing who left to join Google Cloud, reported GeekWire. The settlement was confidential, so it’s unclear what the terms were, but Hall has updated his LinkedIn profile to reflect his new role. One question is whether Hall will have to sit out for a period of time,...
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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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