FuelCell Energy Climbs on Report of DoE Contract

FuelCell Energy  (FCEL) – Get Report was climbing Friday after the clean-power producer and storage company said it had been awarded an $8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Shares of the Danbury, Conn., company at last check were up 6.7% to $2.54. 

FuelCell Energy said the contract supports design and manufacture of a SureSource electrolysis platform that can produce hydrogen.

The project will be the first multistack electrolysis system produced with its solid oxide technology.

The system will be equipped with an option to receive thermal energy, thus increasing the electrolysis electrical efficiency to more than 90%.

After the system is designed and built at the FuelCell Energy’s Danbury facility, it will be delivered to Idaho National Laboratories for testing.

“This highly efficient electrolysis platform is expected to provide much needed flexibility to base-load nuclear power generation,” the company said in a statement. 

“Additionally, beyond

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AMD is in late-stage talks to buy rival chipmaker Xilinx: report

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is in late-stage talks geared toward acquiring rival processor giant Xilinx, reports suggest.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the discussion, now in “advanced” stages, could be valued at over $30 billion. 

The publication reported on Thursday that an agreement could be finalized as early as next week. 

However, sources close to the matter added that discussions had previously “stalled” before restarting, and so there is no concrete guarantee that an acquisition bid would be accepted or go ahead at all. 

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Over this year, AMD has launched a variety of new processors including the AMD Radeon Pro 5000 gaming processors, Ryzen & Ryzen Pro 4000G, and the enterprise Epyc 7Fx2 series. 

The company has enjoyed a surge in share price over the past 12 months, rising from roughly $28 in October 2019 to

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TailorInsight Releases Report on ‘The AR+AI Interactive Video Technology of WIMI Promotes the Potential Power of the Hologram Industry’

Hong Kong – TailorInsight, the fintech market research organization, recently released a research report ‘The AR+AI Interactive Video Technology of WIMI Promotes the Potential Power of the Hologram Industry’. Obviously, the current content and efficiency of e-commerce live broadcasting cannot match the rapid growth of the new market needs of the live broadcasting industry. The live broadcasting market is in urgent need of a new technology that can reduce costs, improve efficiency, enrich content, and improve the live broadcasting data instantly to facilitate the iterative upgrading of the e-commerce industry.

This is the AR/VR virtual live broadcasting technology which is side-by-side with 5G technology and has experienced several verifications in the e-commerce live broadcasting industry. Indeed, in the 5G era, e-commerce live broadcasting will be more and more interesting. Because of the high-speed information transmission of 5G, the anchors on the platform can present consumers with high-definition and high-quality pictures

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Twitch Picked Up Most Of Mixer’s Streamers, Report Shows

KEY POINTS

  • Twitch’s share of hours broadcast on major live-streaming platforms saw the biggest increase after Mixer’s shutdown
  • This is despite Mixer’s attempt to funnel its streamers to Facebook Gaming
  • Twitch saw a decrease in viewership in the last quarter while YouTube and Facebook Gaming grew

Despite Microsoft’s efforts to push Mixers streamers to Facebook Gaming, it appears most of them went to Twitch instead, according to a new report.

Before Microsoft shut down Mixer in July, the company tried to direct its streamers and audience toward Facebook Gaming rather than the leading streaming platform. However, a report from Streamlabs & Stream Hatchet indicates that Twitch has become the ultimate beneficiary of Mixer’s closure. 

Twitch’s share of hours broadcast on major live-streaming platforms jumped by over 14.5% in the last quarter. This is nearly identical to the 14.2% market share that Mixer held at one point. The report stated that

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Streaming report: Twitch inherits Mixer’s streamers, now has 91% of all content produced

Microsoft abruptly shutting down Mixer back in June has ended up as a boon for Amazon’s Twitch platform.

That’s according to a new report from Stream Hatchet and Streamlabs, which found that Twitch is now the host for more than 91% of streaming content. At the same time, while the overall audience for livestreaming has shrunk slightly from its all-time high back in April, Twitch’s popularity has nonetheless exploded during the pandemic, with nearly double the audience that it had at this time last year.

Independent data analyses in the streaming market focus on tracking hours watched to indicate a platform’s popularity with its audience. Relatively few take hours streamed — the amount of content being produced for that audience — into account. What makes the Streamlabs/Stream Hatchet report interesting is that it does track the latter, and it makes it look a lot like most of the ex-Mixer streamers

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2020 Life Sciences Sector Report from CLSA Shows Strong Growth in Jobs, Investments and Therapeutic Pipeline in California

SAN FRANCISCO, SACRAMENTO, SAN DIEGO, Calif. & WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 7, 2020–

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing California’s life sciences industry, today released the 2020 California Life Sciences Sector Report, which shows that California’s life sciences sector directly employed 323,723 people, generated $191.6 billion in revenue, is projected to attract $6.5 billion in venture capital (VC) and received $4.5 billion in funding from the NIH. Produced with PwC US, the 2020 snapshot highlights the strength of California’s biomedical sector – the largest cluster in the world – as evidenced by significant increases in employment, earnings, graduating science and engineering PhDs, VC investment, and potential new drugs and medical devices in the pipeline.

Key Highlights from 2020 California Life Sciences Sector Report

  • 4.0% increase in total life sciences jobs (up more than 12,000 from prior year), with companies directly employing 323,723 Californians – the most in
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Big tech responds to antitrust report

The major tech platforms push back against the House antitrust report, Google Assistant gets a “guest” mode and we interview a freshly minted Nobel laureate. This is your Daily Crunch for October 7, 2020.

The big story: Big tech responds to antitrust report

The House Judiciary Committee released its tech antitrust report late yesterday, concluding that the big tech platforms should face additional regulation. Recommendations include creating new separations to prevent dominant platforms from operating in adjacent lines of business, new requirements for interoperability and data portability and increased restrictions on mergers and acquisitions.

For now, these are just recommendations — and they weren’t endorsed by the committee’s Republican minority. But they have prompted forceful responses from four of the companies targeted by the report: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

Amazon, for example, dismissed the committee’s views as “fringe notions” and “regulatory spitballing,” while Apple said it “vehemently” disagrees with

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The White House Announces Quantum.Gov and Quantum Frontiers Report

Oct. 7, 2020 — The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has announced the launch of Quantum.gov, the official website of the National Quantum Coordination Office, and the release of the Quantum Frontiers Report identifying key areas for continued quantum information science (QIS) research.

“With the launch of Quantum.gov, the White House has created an online home for the National Quantum Coordination Office and a new digital hub for the growing quantum community to connect with wide-ranging activities underway across the Federal Government. The newly published Quantum Frontiers Report lays out critical research questions for the entire U.S. innovation ecosystem to tackle in the years ahead, and will serve as an important roadmap for researchers around the country,” said Michael Kratsios, U.S. Chief Technology Officer.

Quantum.gov will feature resources and news on QIS activities from across the Federal government, geared towards both the research community and the

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House antitrust report: Amazon uses seller data to copy products

  • Amazon uses third-party seller data to copy the site’s most popular products, an antitrust report by the House Judiciary Committee alleged on Wednesday.
  • Former Amazon sellers told an antitrust subcommittee the company released new products almost identical to their own and “killed” their sales.
  • Amazon has denied accusations of this behavior in the past.
  • “We have a policy against using seller-specific data to aid our private-label business,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in July.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee said it has uncovered evidence that Amazon uses detailed data from third-party sellers to copy popular products and push some sellers out of business — something the tech giant has consistently denied. 

The subcommittee said it had heard “repeated” concerns from both former employees and third-party sellers that Amazon uses seller data to either copy products or source the product directly from the manufacturer.

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Alongside iPhone 12, Apple Event Will Reveal HomePod Mini, Report Claims

A new leak suggests that the next special Apple Event, set for next Tuesday, October 13, will certainly unveil the iPhone 12 in several sizes. But it also looks like other products will be revealed, including a new HomePod smart speaker.

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But it’s not the replacement for the current model, according to a new claim from leaker @L0vetodream who tweeted in the last few hours, saying “There is no HomePod2 this year, only have mini one”.

The HomePod, as you’ll know, is a smart speaker with exceptionally good audio quality, though in the time since its launch in February 2018, some analysts have reported that sales were disappointing.

Perhaps it’s down to the price tag – $349 at

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