GM’s 90-year reign as the best-selling car maker in the US is over. Toyota finally overtook the Detroit giant in 2021.
China Mobile’s Shanghai listing raised $7.7 billion. China’s biggest IPO in a decade came a few months after the world’s largest mobile network operator was forcibly delisted in New York.
Elsewhere in China, covid lockdowns intensified. Thirteen million Xi’an residents have been home-bound since Dec. 22, and are having trouble getting food and medical care. Meanwhile, another 1.1 million people in Yuzhou face similar shutdowns.
French president Emmanuel Macron is going in harder on the unvaccinated. “We will continue to do this, to the end. This is the strategy,” he told Le Parisien, “limiting as much as possible their access to activities in social life.”
Omicron, you may have heard, is raging. But that hasn’t stopped the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from plowing forward. After a completely virtual 2021 event, it expects its in-person comeback to host 75,000 attendees and 2,200 exhibitors, even with a long list of companies that have opted to pull out, including Meta, 亚马逊, and Twitter.
Conference-goers can expect the on-stage conversation to hit on some familiar themes:
? Electric and autonomous vehicles (GM, John Deere)
???♂? Crypto and NFTs (Coinbase, UTA)
? 5G (Verizon, Oracle)
? Future of the workplace (Citrix, HTC)
? Cybersecurity (USTelecom, Samsung)
And, of course, the metaverse and web3 will be unavoidable buzzwords during the event—popping up in conversations around virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), cloud technology, computing power, broadband, and crypto.
The scarcity of rapid tests in the US, paired with the super-contagious omicron variant, has touched off a bullwhip effect in the testing supply chain. Unfortunately, at-home covid tests are likely to flood pharmacy shelves and Americans’ mailboxes just after the first omicron wave has passed.
Abbott, the maker of BinaxNow rapid covid tests, saw a slump in sales after vaccinations took off last spring. So it shut down one of the factories where it had produced at-主页 tests, laid off thousands of workers, and directed its remaining workers to destroy 8.6 million unused test cards.
Well, at any rate, the lessons learned from this particular supply crisis shouldn’t be wasted. During the next pandemic, Americans just might be able to expect a better testing infrastructure.
Like a Lightning bolt,
Ford F-150 demand
Drives up the stock price
Ford announced it’s doubling 产品先容ion of its F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck due to unexpected demand. The company’s stock closed up nearly 12% on Tuesday on the news.
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