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Huawei plans foray into EVs

Huawei plans to make electric vehicles under its own brand and could launch some models this year.Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is in talks with state-owned Changan Automobile and other automakers to use their car plants to make its electric vehicles (EVs), according to two of the people familiar with the matter.

Huawei is also in discussions with Beijing-backed BAIC Group’s BluePark New Energy Technology to manufacture its EVs, said one of the two and a separate person with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Qualcomm: Power efficiency for smartphones and beyond

The more often you need to plug in and charge your smartphone, the more electricity you consume. Qualcomm, the semiconductor company, is exploring new and innovative ways to maximize the performance of devices like smartphones while reducing the amount of energy they consume.

When designing their mobile platforms, they consider how all the parts — the processing engines, the system architecture, and the software — will perform in harmony so that ultimately, smartphone users can go virtually anywhere, stay connected, stay productive and recharge more sustainably and efficiently.

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Maersk chief says greener shipping is a price consumers will be happy to pay

Maersk chief executive Soren Skou says that for his company the extra costs of greener energy amount to billions of dollars but "for the individual consumer, for the individual product, it will be almost nothing."

It "would in a container with sneakers from Vietnam, translate into something like six cents per pair of sneakers. So I don't think that it will really impact the consumption opportunities for consumers out there."

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Mahindra Group: Private sector can scale up vaccine distribution

Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra called for harnessing the capability of the private sector to scale up Covid-19 vaccine distribution saying widespread vaccination is India's main hope against any new waves, which are now a serious threat.

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