CNN acquired Canopy, a tech startup that allows users to view content recommended to them without taking their data. The acquisition is designed to support CNN’s upcoming digital news app, currently called NewsCo, which aims to offer a curated news feed personalized for people’s interests. Some compare it to how Spotify curates the feed of music to subscribers’ tastes. The Canopy deal brings...
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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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