XPrize details Elon Musk’s $100M prize to fight climate change

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Last month, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO and richest person in the world Elon Musk announced he’d put a small percentage of his billions toward “a prize for best carbon capture technology.”  On Monday, XPrize announced the broad outline of the competition.

The nonprofit will run the contest, which it says will be the largest incentive prize in history. Teams from anywhere in the world are invited “to create and demonstrate a solution that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and lock it away permanently in an environmentally benign way,” according to

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This Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Version of the Future of the Home Office

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Pandemic lockdowns have shown that it is not necessary to tie employees to physical locations and offices, as AR and VR technologies make it possible to live anywhere and be present wherever you want.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.


Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook proclaims that in the future work will overcome physical barriers and enter the level of virtual reality (VR) and augmented (AR). He pointed

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The Technology 202: Facebook is still freezing all its political donations. Eventually, it may have to make a choice.

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By contrast, in the wake of Jan. 6, Microsoft, Google and Amazon all eventually decided to suspend contributions just to members who voted against certifying the election results in favor of President Biden. Microsoft on Friday afternoon was the latest to announce such a policy, and it also said it would establish new Democracy Forward Initiative to support organizations that promote public transparency, campaign finance reform and voting rights. 

Facebook previously said it would continue this controversial pause until at least the end of the quarter as it reviews its processes. An indefinite suspension will likely prove untenable, as

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The Washington Post bolsters investment in tech news coverage with eight new positions

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“The need for this expansion is clear. News surrounding big technology companies and their role in society is becoming more urgent as lawmakers seek to regulate a rapidly expanding industry,” said David Cho, business editor at The Washington Post. “With this investment, we will be able to do more ambitious storytelling on topics ranging from personal technology to technology policy, giving readers greater insight to what is taking place and what it all means.”

The Post announced a major investment in technology coverage in October 2018 with the creation of a San Francisco bureau and 11 new positions. Since then,

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Seattle’s Porch marks new era as public company with first Super Bowl ad touting home services tech

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Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the amount Porch paid for a Super Bowl ad. The story and headline have been updated.

Porch has been on quite a run the past several weeks, and it culminated Sunday night with a surprise Super Bowl ad for the Seattle-based tech company.

The 30-second spot aired right after the game ended and was a rapid-fire display of the various ways people can love their homes using Porch’s home services tech. National ads that ran during the game were reportedly priced at $5.5 million for 30-second units. Porch’s ad ran

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Super Bowl 2021 commercials: Here are the leaked ads

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Super Bowl advertising has always been a high-stakes activity, with brands spending millions for 30 seconds of airtime alone to trot out their messages in front of more than 100 million viewers. But in 2021, the stakes are even higher after a bruising year that included a pandemic, an economic crisis, racial justice demonstrations and an attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

Some long-time advertisers are opting out of the this year’s Super Bowl LV, including veteran players like Coke and Pepsi. Marketing experts note that advertisers who will appear in the game may need to walk a fine line

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