WSJ: Amazon met with startups about investing – then launched competing products

WSJ: Amazon met with startups about investing – then launched competing products

Over 20 entrepreneurs interviewed by the Wall Street Journal accuse Amazon of making use of investments to steal competitors ’products.

Entrepreneurs often meet with representatives of giant companies, in a search for investment in their product, collaborate with them and sometime even purchase them.

Naturally, quite a few confidential data are revealed in these meetings, with a mutual understanding that the established company will not make any other use of them. A new investigation raises some questions about Amazon’s conduct and the contacts it has had with small

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Unknown men set fire to a mosque in northern Jerusalem

Unknown men set fire to a mosque in the town of Al-Bireh, just north of Jerusalem, on the night of July 26-27.

The assailants wrote on the walls of the mosque graffiti in Hebrew that read “Near the Arabs and not the Jews” and “the Land of Israel is for the people of Israel”.

The mayor of Al Bireh, Azzam al Qaraan, noted that the mosque is at one end of the city and a few hundred meters from a Jewish colony.

The mayor and neighbours accused the settlers of the incident.

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NASA seeks life on Mars with Perseverance

The Perseverance rover at the Pasadena Jet Propulsion Laboratory (J. Krohn / AP)

NASA already has the green light for the launch on July 30 from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Mars 2020, its most ambitious mission on our neighbouring planet. The sophisticated Perseverance rover is ready to look for traces of microbial life on the ground, which will help determine whether there was life on the red planet or if at least the conditions were given for it. But the project’s ultimate goal is even more daring: to store data and return it to Earth

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Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler on the U.S. blacklist will benefit from Tesla’s Cobalt deal

Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler on the U.S. blacklist will benefit from Tesla’s Cobalt deal

Tesla signed a deal last month to buy 6,000 tons of cobalt from Glencore, which is obligated to pay Gertler 2.5 percent of all its revenues from Congo’s mines.

Tesla last month signed an agreement to purchase 6,000 tons of cobalt from Glencore led by CEO Ivan Glasenberg.

Cobalt is a chemical element recognized as an important enabling metal where energy storage, high-temperature resilience, hardness, and process efficiency are required. Tesla intended for batteries that can be charged in the company’s cars. But, like nickel,

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Skin to skin and breastfeeding are safe even if the mother has Covid-19

Neither skin to skin nor breastfeeding carry any risk of contagion between a woman with COVID-19 and her newborn as long as hygienic preventive measures are taken, such as the use of a mask by the mother and frequent washing of hands and breasts.

It is the main conclusion reached by an observational study with 120 babies carried out in New York hospitals. After following mothers and babies for the first two weeks of life, the researchers found no cases of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in pregnancy or afterwards. Therefore, they conclude that it is safe for mothers and newborns to be

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Chevron acquires Noble Energy for $5 billion

Chevron acquires Noble Energy for $5 billion

International energy giant Chevron is acquiring Noble Energy for $ 5 billion. The American company Noble was a partner of Delek Drilling in finding all the gas reserves off the coast of Israel.

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz welcomed the move: “It is a tremendous expression of confidence in the Israeli energy economy.” The transaction price is 8% higher than the price of Noble Energy on Wall Street.

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Last chance to see Comet Neowise before it disappears again for 6,800 years

Those who want to see the Neowise comet have time until Thursday, July 23. This is an exclusive opportunity for space-loving observers in the northern hemisphere before the comet disappears for another 6,800 years. Learn how you can do it in this note.

Space-loving observers from the Northern Hemisphere can glimpse the incredible spectacle of Comet Neowise, which will be visible until Thursday, July 23, and then would disappear for the next 6,800 years.

The comet was discovered on March 27, 2020, by the NASA Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer —NEOWISE — mission, which gave it its name.

Although

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