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US tech firms' "nearshoring" of talent from Latin America, driven by cheaper costs and similar time zones, is leading to staffing shortages for LatAm tech firms (Vittoria Elliott/Rest of World)

Vittoria Elliott / Rest of World: US tech firms’ “nearshoring” of talent from Latin America, driven by cheaper costs and similar time zones, is leading to staffing shortages for LatAm tech firms  —  As a hedge against American talent poachers, some exasperated founders are recruiting developers who can’t speak English. Source link

CB Insights: investments in European tech rose to $93.3B in 2021, up 142% YoY, in 7,051 deals, compared to 5,746 in 2020 (Julie Steinberg/Wall Street Journal)

Julie Steinberg / Wall Street Journal: CB Insights: investments in European tech rose to $93.3B in 2021, up 142% YoY, in 7,051 deals, compared to 5,746 in 2020  —  Government acceleration programs show signs of paying off  —  Europe’s tech scene has struggled to emerge from the shadows of giants in the U.S. and Asia …

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Hearing balls bounce at Australian Open and other tech news

BBC Click’s LJ Rich looks at the best of the week’s technology news stories including: Microsoft announces it will buy the games company behind the Call of Duty franchise for $68.7bn (£50.5bn) The UK Treasury announces new laws to deal with misleading crypto-asset promotions Action Audio helps the Australian Open become more accessible to people …

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Mercedes-Benz plans to use Luminar's lidar tech in future vehicles in exchange for data and services, and takes a small 1.5M share stake in Luminar (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)

Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch: Mercedes-Benz plans to use Luminar’s lidar tech in future vehicles in exchange for data and services, and takes a small 1.5M share stake in Luminar  —  Mercedes-Benz said Thursday it plans to use Luminar’s lidar technology in future vehicles as part of a broader deal that includes data sharing … Source …

Mercedes-Benz plans to use Luminar's lidar tech in future vehicles in exchange for data and services, and takes a small 1.5M share stake in Luminar (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch) Read More »

Atom Computing, which aims to build a quantum computer based on neutral atom tech that uses lasers to manipulate individual qubits, raises a $60M Series B (Mike Wheatley/SiliconANGLE)

Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE: Atom Computing, which aims to build a quantum computer based on neutral atom tech that uses lasers to manipulate individual qubits, raises a $60M Series B  —  Investors keep throwing money at the quantum computing market, and this time around it’s Atom Computing Inc.’s turn. Source link

Internal email: Google is creating a unit under its Labs division for blockchain and other distributed tech, led by engineering VP Shivakumar Venkataraman (Mark Bergen/Bloomberg)

Mark Bergen / Bloomberg: Internal email: Google is creating a unit under its Labs division for blockchain and other distributed tech, led by engineering VP Shivakumar Venkataraman  —  Google is forming a group dedicated to the blockchain and related technologies under a newly appointed executive who has spent … Source link

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