Cheap, durable and natural furniture from PlayWood

Italian design company PlayWood is setting a new standard for sustainable furniture. They have standard, recyclable products made from responsibly sourced natural materials. Continue reading below Our featured videos At its most basic level, PlayWood is wooden furniture. However, everything about it defies the typical waste of the furniture industry, from the selection of materials … Read more

Verbit, which uses AI and freelancers to provide voice transcription services, raises $250M Series E at a $2B valuation, after hitting a $1B+ valuation in June (Kate Park/TechCrunch)

kit park / Take Crunch: Verbit, which uses artificial intelligence and freelancers to provide voice transcription services, is raising $250 million Series E at a $2 billion valuation, after hitting a $1 billion+ valuation in JuneLess than six months after raising $157 million from its Series D round, AI-powered transcription and commentary platform Verbit announced … Read more

Sources: Samsung plans to build a ~$17B chip factory in Taylor, Texas, in 2024, with an announcement expected today; Samsung says location is not finalized (Jiyoung Sohn/Wall Street Journal)

Jeong Sun / The Wall Street Journal: Sources: Samsung plans to build a nearly $17 billion chip factory in Taylor, Texas, in 2024, with an announcement expected today; Samsung says the locating is not finishedThe announcement is expected at Tuesday’s event with the presence of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, sources said

Tesla & Austin Community College Open New Training Facility For Tesla’s START Manufacturing

On Friday, Tesla, Austin Community College (ACC) and Mayor Steve Adler hosted a ribbon-cutting party for the new Tesla START Manufacturing Training Center at ACC. The new facility will be on the ACC campus in Riverside and train students for a potential career in Giga Texas. Some photos from the ribbon cutting at today’s Tesla-ACC … Read more

Arbery’s family objected to comments from Gregory McMichael’s defense attorney

Defense attorney Laura Hogg speaks in Glenn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia, on November 19. (Octavio Jones/Pool/AP) Laura Hogg, the attorney for the defendant, Gregory McMichael, alleged in court on Monday that Ahmaud Arbery was a “repeated intruder” who was repeatedly violated when entering an open construction site in the Satella Shores neighborhood outside Brunswick, … Read more

Source: Japan is allocating $5.2B in fiscal 2021 to support semiconductor manufacturers, including $3.5B for TSMC (Nikkei Asia)

Nikki Asia: Source: Japan allocates $5.2 billion in fiscal year 2021 to support semiconductor manufacturers, including $3.5 billion for TSMC– Micron and Kyocia prepare for subsidies for local memory chip factories – The Japanese government has drawn up plans to ensure a stable domestic supply of microchips.