Hyundai, Kia and Genesis’ electric futures ride atop the E-GMP platform

Hyundai’s slippery Prophecy electric four-door is rumored to spawn a production model on the company’s E-GMP platform.


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Hyundai has already telegraphed it’s going all in on battery-electric vehicles, and on Tuesday, officials at the Korean automaker detailed how they plan to get there: by riding atop the company’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This new architecture will support the Hyundai Motor Group’s goal of introducing 23 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) models by 2025 across its Hyundai, Kia and Genesis model ranges. The company’s goal is to sell 1 million BEVs in that same time frame, representing 20 percent of its global sales.

The automaker claims its new rear-wheel-drive-based E-GMP architecture will provide impressive benefits. Vehicles produced on this platform will get over 310 miles on a single charge, at least when measured on the (admittedly more lenient) WLTP test cycle. Hyundai also says the platform’s electric powertrain will be

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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform



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BlackBerry And Amazon Team Up On Vehicle Data And Software Platform

Canadian technology specialist BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform designed to help automakers and suppliers standardize vehicle data and speed deployment of new revenue-generating features and services, the companies said on Tuesday. BlackBerry and Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new intelligent vehicle data platform, called IVY, will compress the time to build, deploy and monetize in-vehicle applications and connected services across multiple brands and models, making it easier for automakers to collaborate with a wider pool of developers to accelerate development of apps and services. Carmakers have been reluctant so far to share with outside technology providers much of the data generated by their vehicles. IVY is designed to complement and run simultaneously with new digital vehicle architectures developed by Volkswagen, General Motors and others. The platform is built

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Seattle startup Flexe raises $70M as e-commerce rise fuels demand for flexible warehousing platform

The Flexe team, pre-pandemic. (Flexe Photo)

Flexe is raising more capital ahead of schedule as the pandemic-driven e-commerce boom spurs faster-than-expected growth for its warehousing technology platform.

The Seattle startup announced a $70 million Series C round led by new investor T. Rowe Price, with participation from existing backers Activate Capital, Tiger Global, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Prologis Ventures, and others. Total funding to date in the 6-year-old company is $134 million.

Flexe originally planned to raise another round sometime next year. But investors were ready to put more fuel into the business given its recent metrics.

“Flexe is poised to become an impactful company in the logistics industry for the long term,” Andrew Davis, director of private investments at T. Rowe Price, said in a statement. T. Rowe Price recently led a $2.5 billion round in electric car maker Rivian and was an early backer of Facebook, Twitter,

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How to deploy a private social networking platform

If you’re looking to deploy a private or public social networking platform for your organization, Jack Wallen shows you how to get HumHub up and running.

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In the never-ending quest to empower your employees, you’ve gone to great lengths to give them the means to communicate. The vast majority of those tools are for business-only communication. During a time when morale is at its lowest, and your business needs to do everything it can to give its staff a boost, why not launch a private social networking platform? This way your employees have the means to be social in such a way that’ll keep them connected, which will help improve the remote work environment.

As a bonus, you could use a social networking tool for project management as well.

There are plenty of tools to make this a reality, one of which is called HumHub. This open

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MobiCard Offers Digital Business Card Platform Exchange to Encourage Networking Despite Pandemic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – November 23, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

COVID-19 has brought many restrictions, forcing companies to seek novel solutions in many areas. One of the most substantial areas of change is technology, which is now sufficiently robust to put networking and other vital business activities online. In this age of restrictions, MobiCard, a digital business card platform, is leading to new freedoms.

“Companies are seeing that technology done right offers numerous breakthroughs and refinements,” says Joshua Sodaitis, MobiCard’s Chairman and CEO. “On the client-side, as more and more customer interactions become digital in nature, we will only see an increasing demand for faster solutions. On the company side, creating a culture of digitization will help businesses remain relevant and ready for the next challenge.”

​The COVID-19 pandemic has expedited change, and according to a new McKinsey Global Survey of executives, companies are adopting a digitized approach to their

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Singtel launches Liquid-X cloud-based networking platform

Singapore operator Singtel has launched its cloud-based networking platform dubbed ‘Liquid-X’. The platform is designed to support network management by integrating multi-cloud access, analytics and security.

The operator also reports that the Liquid-X service is supported by Singtel’s worldwide points-of-presence network infrastructure across 362 cities and partnerships with major public cloud and cloud-based software providers to provide multiple cloud access and consistent network performance.

According to Singtel, through its self-service portal MyConnect, Liquid-X’s analytics function enables enterprises to make data-driven network management decisions such as selecting the most suitable cloud or internet service provider for their worldwide branches. The portal is also designed to enable enterprises to centrally implement network policies, scale up network bandwidth, create new cloud connections on-demand, manage offices’ access into multiple clouds and deploy cloud solutions where they are needed.

Liquid-X is integrated with Singtel’s Managed Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD WAN) service to provide round-the-clock

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Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Spacemaker, Provider of AI and Generative Design-enabled Urban Design Platform

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Oslo, Norway-based Spacemaker for $240 million net of cash, representing Autodesk’s thirteenth investment in design and construction solutions providers in three years, including five acquisitions.

Spacemaker helps architects and urban designers maximize developers’ long-term property investments and realize the full potential of the site by enabling them to quickly generate, optimize and iterate on design options taking into consideration design criteria and data like terrain, maps, wind, lighting, traffic, zoning, etc. Further, supporting the effort to combat climate change, Spacemaker offers designers and developers the ability to consider sustainability options from the start.

The acquisition of Spacemaker provides Autodesk with a powerful platform to drive modern, user-centric automation and accelerate outcome-based design capabilities for architects, and urban designers and planners.

Customers of Spacemaker have seen remarkable results decreasing project

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NexTech AR Acquires Self-Service Event Software Platform: Map Dynamics

The acquisition of Map Dynamics brings self-service event solutions to NexTech’s rapidly growing portfolio of event offerings and strategically positions the company for the shift to hybrid events post COVID

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for virtual and hybrid eCommerce, education, conferences and events today announced that it has acquired event management platform, Map Dynamics. The company’s self-serve virtual events platform supports live video, chat, networking, and analytics, reporting for associations, conferences, trade shows, webinars, summits, forums, workshops, and hybrid events. It helps organizers create, host, and manage live events for 100,000+ attendees both online and in its branded native event app.

Based in Athens, Georgia, Map Dynamics offers a consolidated set of self-service event management

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Amazon’s Channels Platform Will Drop HBO Next Year

Tony Goncalves, Chief Executive Officer of Otter Media, speaks onstage at HBO Max WarnerMedia Investor Day Presentation at Warner Bros. Studios on October 29, 2019, in Burbank, California.

Tony Goncalves, Chief Executive Officer of Otter Media, speaks onstage at HBO Max WarnerMedia Investor Day Presentation at Warner Bros. Studios on October 29, 2019, in Burbank, California.
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Starting next year, you won’t find HBO among Amazon’s Prime Video Channels selection anymore, CNBC reports. That was apparently one of WarnerMedia’s conditions in the months-long negotiations to bring its subscription streaming service, HBO Max, to Amazon Fire TV devices.

Once the companies’ current placement deal expires next year, subscribers will have to navigate to the dedicated HBO Max app instead of watching HBO’s library by way of Amazon’s Fire TV interface. The difference may sound negligible, and from a user standpoint, it kind of is. But for WarnerMedia, it’s potentially a huge win. Consolidating access to its content to a single entry point, the HBO Max app, makes it

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Social media platform Parler wins over millions as some raise red flags about the site

Ann-Cherie Harden opened an account on Parler a year ago, long before the social media platform became a big hit, particularly among conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump.

“I did that then so I would have a means of communication if Facebook and Twitter decide to monitor or censor private posts and try to control what I can share,” the Whittier woman said, adding that she now sees many others have joined her on the platform billing itself as “the world’s town square.”

Harden is not imagining it. Parler is getting more crowded.

The lure of free speech

In July, Parler had a reported 2.8 million users. Within a week of the Nov. 3 election, however, that number had grown to more than 8 million. That week alone, Parler gained more than 3.5 million users, putting it at the top of Apple’s App Store list of free apps. Other

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