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ChargePointChargePoint was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
January 27, 2023 12:26 am
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ChargePoint operates an open electric vehicle charging network; the company was founded in 2007 by Dave Baxter. ChargePoint acquired Kisensum on Jun 29, 2018. For the fiscal year that ended January 31, 2021, ChargePoint's revenue was $146.5 million, up from $144.5 million in the prior year period. As of September 2019, ChargePoint had surpassed 100,000 charging locations in its global network, and expanded at a rate of more than 2,000 new charging locations per month.

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ChargeNet Stations

ChargeNet Stations is a Los Angeles-based company that provides electriceelectric vehicle charging stations for businesses.

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Jonnesway

Jonnesway is a jonneswaycompany providesproviding professional and industrial tools worldwide. It was founded in 1983 by Joseph Liao.

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Jonnesway is a jonneswayTaiwan-based providescompany providing professional and industrial tools, including total solutions for professional mechanics to perform everyday duties. Their tools include hand worldwidetools, air tools, automotive repair tools, and tool trolleys with mechanical tool sets.The company was founded in 1983 by Joseph Liao. The companyIt has distributeddistribution toservices in over 108 different countries around the world and has established more than 4,000 solid distribution channels.

Jonnesway provides total solutions for professional mechanics to perform everyday duties. Their tools include hand tools, air tools, automotive repair tools and tool trolleys with mechanical tool sets.

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The company has received recognitionsrecognition and awards from the Taiwanese goverment as wellgovernment asand international communities, including the 11th and 17th Rising Star Award, Superior Brand Award, National Quality Gold Brand Award, and National Brand Yushan Award. ThetIt also earned "Top 1,000 Small and Medium Elite Enterprise" from the prestigious credit report company Dun and Bradstreet.

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Jonnesway is the appointed tool bradbrand for 2010 Euroskill Competition in Portugal, 2013 Automechanika Competition in China, and "National Vocational Students Skills Competition" in China in 2013-2021.

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Voltpost is a New York City-based company specializing in the development of hardware to retrofit lampposts and transform them into charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs). It was founded in 2021, and the stated goal of the company is to aid with the transition from fuel-powered vehicles to EVs for decarbonization within cities. The company's product program has been installed in cities such as New York City and Detroit.

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Voltpost offers a piece of hardware that can be used to retrofit lampposts to turn them into EV charging stations for the public to use. The usage of lampposts allows cities to leverage existing infrastructure instead of constructing entirely new electric infrastructure. The hardware is made of material that can handle outdoor conditions, such as snow and wind, and has an LED light to indicate the status of the charge. There is also a meter to monitor electricity usage. Drivers of EVs can connect to the hardware via Bluetooth. In addition to the hardware, Voltpost also provides a mobile application that can be downloaded by both users and operators of the hardware.

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Voltpost provides ease of access for EV drivers because it can be installed throughout cities so drivers don't have to worry about where they can find their next charge station. City governments and private brands can also invest in the installment of the hardware, which will then provide them with revenue.

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OpenAI has developed a number of products, including those below:

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On January 23, 2023, Microsoft and OpenAI announced the third phase of their partnership with a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment to accelerate AI breakthroughs. Financial terms related to the new partnership were not revealed. However, Bloomberg reported a $10 billion, consistent with previous reporting. Continuing the partnership allows for new advances in AI supercomputing and research, with both companies able to independently commercialize the resulting AI technologies. Key areas for collaboration include those below:

  • Microsoft increasing its investment in the development and deployment of supercomputing systems to accelerate OpenAI's AI research.
  • Deploying OpenAI's models across Microsoft's consumer and enterprise products and introducing new digital experiences based on their AI systems.
  • Azure remaining OpenAI's exclusive cloud provider.
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  • Broadly distributed benefits—committing any influence OpenAI obtains over AGI development to benefit everyone, preventing the harmful use of AI or AGI, and preventing concentrations of power in the field.
  • Long-term safety—committing to research that makes AGI safe and helping to ensure safety is broadly adopted across the AI community.
  • Technical leadership—addressing AGI's impact on society.
  • Cooperative orientation—cooperating with other research and policy institutions to create a global AGI community working together to solve challenges facing the field.
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On March 20, 2017, OpenAI launched Distill a journal aimed at communicating machine learning results. Research milestones from 2017 included the following:

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After the tournament, OpenAI released a blog detailing the development of its Dota 2 bot. In August 2018, OpenAI Five, a team of five neural networks competed in a series of 5v5 Dota 2 games. OpenAI Five won a best-of-three game against 99.95th percentile Dota players, which included 4four players that have played Dota 2 professionally. The match took place in front of a live audience and 100,000 concurrent livestream viewers. OpenAI would go on to lose two games against top Dota 2 players at the International in Vancouver.

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On April 25, 2019, OpenAI released a deep neural network capable of generating music compositions called MuseNet. The model can produce 4-minutefour-minute compositions with ten different instruments, combining a range of styles. MuseNet was not explicitly programmed with musical knowledge. Instead, it discovers patterns in harmony, rhythm, and style and learns to predict the next token in hundreds of thousands of MIDI files. MuseNet uses the same unsupervised technology as GPT-2 uses to predict the next token in a text sequence.

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After switching to a capped-profit business, OpenAI's leadership instituted a new pay structure that was based in part on how each employee absorbed the company's mission. This included the culture-related expectations for different levels. Examples include the following:

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Shortly after the transition, in July 2019, OpenAI and Microsoft announced a partnership to work together on building AGI. This included a $1 billion investment from Microsoft, as well as the following:

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  • Contrastive Language-Image Pre-training (CLIP)—a neural network developed by OpenAI that can learn visual concepts from natural language descriptions.
  • Dall-E (pronounced dolly)—a neural network capable of creating images from text captions for a wide range of concepts.
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Key OpenAI announcements during 2021 included those below:

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GPT-3 is an autoregressive language model with 175 billion parameters made by OpenAI. It launched May 29, 2020. The model builds on the transformer-based language model previously made by OpenAI called GPT-2 , which had 1.5 billion parameters. GPT-3 improves on GPT-2 by adopting and scaling features present in GPT-2, such as modified initialization, pre-normalization, and reversible tokenization. GPT-3 training can improve scaling up language models primarily through improved task-agnostic and few-shot performance compared to the GPT-2 model. Open AI claims GPT-3 is approaching the performance of SOTA fine-tuned systems for generating quality performance and samples for defined tasks.

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OpenAI Codex is an AI system that translates natural language into code. A general-purpose programming model, while results vary, Codex can be applied to effectively any coding task. Codex powers GitHub Copilot, a project built in partnership with GitHub that suggests code and entire functions in real time. Codex is proficient in over a dozen programming languages (Python, JavaScript, Go, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Swift, TypeScript, Shell, etc.), interpreting simple natural language commands to execute them on the user's behalf. The model makes it possible to build a natural language interface for existing applications.

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A descendent of GPT-3, Codex is trained on both natural language and billions of lines of source code from publicly available sources, including public GitHub repositories. Codex has a similar natural language understanding as GPT-3 but translates this information into working code. This requires the following:

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Whisper is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system that is approaching human levels of accuracy for the English language. The model is trained on 680,000 hours of multilingual and multitask supervised data collected from the internet. Using such a large training dataset helps Whisper improve its robustness to accents, background noise, and technical language, enabling transcription in multiple languages as well asand translating from various languages into English.

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Whisper's architecture uses an end-to-end approach implemented as an encoder-decoder transformer. Audio is divided into 30-secondthirty-second chunks before being converted into a log-Mel spectrogram and then passed into an encoder. A decoder is trained to predict the corresponding text caption as well asand perform specific tasks, such as language identification, phrase-level timestamps, multilingual speech transcription, and to-English speech translation. While specialized models show better speech recognition performance, using a large and diverse dataset allows Whisper to be used for a variety of tasks with fewer errors. Roughly a third of Whisper's audio dataset is non-English. OpenAI open-sourced the Whisper model and inference code.

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MuseNet is a deep neural network capable of composing four-minute musical pieces with up to ten different instruments and in any genre. The software was not programmed to explicitly understand music. Instead, learning to predict the next "token" in a MIDI file, by applying the same unsupervised technology as GPT-2 to hundreds of thousands of MIDI files. To train, the organization used data from ClassicalArchives and BitMidi. MuseNet can discover patterns in harmony, rhythm, and style. The neural network uses the recompute and optimized kernels of the Sparse Transformer to train a 72-layer network with 24twenty-four attention heads - overheads—over a context of 4096 tokens.

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Jukebox is a neural network capable of generating music in a wide variety of genres and styles, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio. While MuseNet explored composing music based on significant amounts of MIDI data, in raw audio, Jukebox has to deal with high diversity and long-range structures. Generating music requires dealing with long sequences. For example, a typical 4-minutefour-minute song at CD quality (44kHz, 16-bit) contains over 10 million timesteps. OpenAI's GPT-2 model had 1,000 timesteps and the company's AI Dota 2 team, OpenAI Five, took tens of thousands of timesteps across an entire game. Therefore, to produce music, Jukebox has to deal with long-range dependencies. This is done using an autoencoder that compresses raw audio to a lower-dimensional space and discards some of the irrelevant bits of information. Jukebox generates audio in this compressed space before upsampling back to the quality needed for raw audio.

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OpenAI's API allows developers to incorporate the company's AI systems into their own projects. The API is powered by multiple models with different capabilities and price points, including the following:

  • GPT-3—performs a variety of natural language tasks, including copywriting, summarization, translation, text classification, and parsing unstructured text. The base GPT-3 models offered in the API are called Davinci, Curie, Babbage, and Ada.
  • Codex—translates natural language into code,; common tasks include text to SQL, calling an API using natural language, and code continuation.
  • Dall-E—image generation tool capable of creating original images based on natural language prompts and editing existing images.
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The models accessible through the OpenAI API break down text into tokens,; these can be words or chunks of characters. The number of tokens the models process in a given API request depends on both the inputs provided and the generated outputs. Generally speaking, a single token is equivalent to roughly 4 characters or 0.75 words for English text. A limitation of using the API is that the combined input and output for a request cannot be more than the model's maximum context length, which is 2048 tokens for most models (equivalent to roughly 1500 words).

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Users can interact with the API through HTTPhttp requests from any language, via OpenAI's official Python bindings, their official Node.js library, or a community-maintained library. API keys are used for authentication. To help OpenAI ensure safe usage, the API comes with free content filtering, end-user monitoring for misuse, and specialized endpoints to view API usage.

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Users receive $18 in free credit for use in their first 3three months after signing up. Fine-tuned custom models are priced for training and usage:

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OpenAI undertakes research to align its AI systems with its mission to benefit all of humanity. This includes training AI systems to do what humans want and to be helpful, truthful, and safe. A post from August 2022, detailed the company's empirical and iterative approach to aligning its AI systems with human values and human intent. OpenAI aims to push alignment ideas as far as possible and to understand how different approaches succeed or fail. Unaligned AGI poses a significant risk to humanity and finding solutions requires input from a large number of people. Aligning AI systems poses a wide range of socio-technical challenges. Therefore, OpenAI has committed to sharing its alignment research when safe to do so.

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OpenAI's alignment research focuses on building a scalable training signal for smart AI systems that align with human intent. TheThere are three main components areto the alignment research:

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  • Descript—a video editor using AI to simplify the editing process.
  • Harvey—an interface for legal workflows using generative language models.
  • Mem—an AI-powered self-organizing workspace that can predict the information most relevant to users at a given time.
  • Speak—an AI tutor that can have open-ended conversations with people learning a new language and provide feedback. The company initially launched in East Asia and has over 100,000 paying subscribers.
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Key papers describing OpenAI models include those listed:

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Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani is an Indian businessperson, graphic designer &, entrepreneur, and owner of Reliance Industries, JIO & Antilia, born in Yemen.

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Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian billionaire and businessman known for his role as founder, chairman, and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), a FortunateFortune Global 500 company and India's most valuable company by market value. Ambani is worth an estimated $90 billion, making him one of the richest Asian men.

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Ambani was born on April 19, 1957, in Aden, Yemen. He was one of four children of Kokilaben and Dhirubhai Ambani, who first worked as a gas station attendant. The Ambani family relocated in 1958 to the Bhuleshwar neighborhood of Bombay, present-day Mumbai. The family lived in a chawl, a communal building that features low-rent, two-room apartments. The same year, Dhirubhai and a cousin founded the Reliance Commercial Corporation (RIL), which grew from a commodities-trading business operated out of a one-room rental space.

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Ambani earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay, now the University of Mumbai. Later, he pursued his MBA from Stanford University, but dropped out in 1981 to join his family's busiessbusiness.

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Following his father's death, Ambani and his brother Anil assumed joint leadership of the Reliance companies. Later, the brothers' feuds over control prompted their mother, Kokilaben Ambani, to split Reliance's assets in a noncompetitionnon-competition agreement. Under this agreement, Ambani assumed control of the gas, oil, and petrochemicals units as RIL under the umbrella of the Reliance Group.

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Northern Light SinglePoint, LLCNorthern Light SinglePoint, LLC was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
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Northern Light SinglePoint, LLC

Northern Light provides MLmachine learning and AI-poweredartificial intelligence-powered knowledge management solutions for competitive intelligence and market research.

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Northern Light SinglePoint, LLC provides knowledge management solutions for competitive intelligence and market research to companies worldwide. Northern Light's portals include machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI)-powered insights, and GDPR compliance protocols. Additionally, Northern Light has agreements with many of the world’s leading technology and industry research content providers, making its portal a simple single sign-on interface for its clients' research subscriptions.

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Northern Light's clients include Fortune 1000 companies in information technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and life sciences, and its research portals have over 250,000 users. Northern Light is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and the CEO is C. David Seuss. The company was awarded the KMWorld 2022 Readers' Choice Award for Best Content Management Services and was named to the KMWorld AI 50 2022 list of companies empowering intelligent knowledge management.

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Northern Light's main offering is its SinglePoint research portal. SinglePoint is an AI-powered enterprise portal platform optimized for market research and competitive intelligence, designed to provide market research to large global organizations without adding additional IT burden.

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Northern Light was founded in 1996, and its CEO was the eighteenth employee. The company's name was inspired by the clipper ship Northern Light, which was built in Boston in 1851. The ship is famous for its radical design that allowed it to beat speed records.

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DeepL utilizes artificial intelligence and neural networks to develop its products. Some of its products are intended for translations of casual text or documentation for individuals, and there are more structured solutions for businesses.

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DeepL Translator is the company's free product that can be used for translations. It can detect 29twenty-nine languages from text or files in PDF, Word, or PowerPoint format. Once the text is translated, users can then click on specific words in it to look them up in the dictionary, which also gives examples of the word being used in different contexts. There is a free version of DeepL Translator, and users can also pay for an upgraded version, called DeepL Pro, thatwhich allows for more text to be translated and has other benefits, such as the ability to upload larger files for translation.

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DeepL Translator can be used through the company's website and it can also beor downloaded onto Windows. For mobile usage, DeepL Translator can be downloaded as an app on Android and iOS devices.

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The DeepL Write solution is in its beta version as of January 2023. It allows users to enter text, and the solution will show a better version of it with corrected spelling and grammar that iscorrections underlined in green to show the user where changes were made in the text. It aids users by rewriting entire sentences and offers suggestions for the phrasing of text.

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Linguee is a free online dictionary solution that is offered by DeepL. Users can look up individual words in a different language. It can be used through the website or by downloading the app onto Android or iOS devices. The app can be used on phones or mobile devices without the use of the Internet once it has been downloaded, allowing users to look up words anywhere.

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Bonnet

Bonnet is a company that has developeddeveloping an app that acts as one subscription for all EV charging networks,.

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Brightblu is a Mumbai-based electric vehicle (EV) software and hardware company. It was founded in 2019 when Asia Electric and DrivAMP merged. It has a research and development center in Pune, India. Brightblu's projects are intended to aid car users to transition to a clean energy future with EV charging solutions.

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Solway Investment Group

Solway Investment Group is a private international mining and metals group in Switzerland.

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Solway Investment Group is a private equity company consisting of a few principal business groups, which includeincluding industrial investments, mining and smelting, real estate development, non-ferrous metals, and the chemical industry. The company was founded in 2003 by Aleksandr Bronstein and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

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Solway Investment Group invests in industrial assets, relaunches producing assets, and develops greenfield projects. This includes operating mines and smelting plants in Guatemala, Ukraine, Macedonia, and Indonesia, with a specific focus on nickel production, while having a portfolio of mining and metals projects in various stages of developmentsdevelopment. As ofAt the end of December 2021, Solway Investment Group's total assets were valued at USD $1.45 billion.

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Solway Investment Group is a holding company which includeswith a diverse portfolio of non-core businesses that includes financial, real estate, and private equity investments, many of which are committed to by Solway because these portfolio companies are considered growth-oriented businesses whichthat can continue to grow and offer returns to Solway with the holding company's financial resources. Many of Solway's projects are held by the company as subsidiaries, alongside many of the group's other subsidiary organizations.

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These subsidiaries include those listed by Solway Investment Group, such as Solway Trading AG, Bucim DOO Radovish, Minera San Jorge S.A., ‌Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel, and Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel de Izabal S.A. Some have reported or claimed that the group has more than the subsidiaries it lists, with up to as many 23 companies identified, but which have been refuted as being connected to Solway Investment Group by Solway when asked.

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As noted above, many of the projects and plants owned and operated by Solway Investment Group are held as distinct entities and subsidiary organizations. These include:

Subsidiaries listed by Solway Investment Group include Solway Trading AG, Bucim DOO Radovish, Minera San Jorge S.A., ‌Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel, and Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel de Izabal S.A. Some have claimed that the group has more than the subsidiaries it lists, with up to as many twenty-three companies identified; these have been refuted as being connected to Solway Investment Group by Solway when asked. As noted above, many of the projects and plants owned and operated by Solway Investment Group are held as distinct entities and subsidiary organizations. These include the following:

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This project site, abbreviated to PFP, is a production site of ferronickel. It was originally established in 1972 as a Soviet state enterprise. The site was idle prior to its acquisition by Solway Investment Group in 2003, and since that time, Solway has undertaken to modernize and resume production ofmodernized the facililtyfacility and resumed production with a single commodity focus on ferronickel. The nickel ores are imported from Indonesia, New Caledonia, and Solway's Guatemala project.

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The modernization efforts at the site included improvvingimproving the plant's furnaces, the installation ofinstalling waste heat recovery systems to save energy, upgradesupgrading to thegas gas-cleaningcleaning and dust removal systems, reconstructionand ofreconstructing the third stage of the gas treatment facilities, while. theThe Solway Investment Group also worked to, (according to the company,) to improve the quality of life of neighboring Ukrainian towns. In 2022, with the beginning of the Russian-Ukraine conflict, the project had to half operations when its energy supply system was affected by damages to the local power grid.

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The Fenix Project is a ferronickel production facility in Guatemala originally developed in 1960 and acquired from HudBay Minerals in 2011 by Solway Investment Group. The project includes mining rights to 36.2 million tons of nickel ore reserves, while Solway worked to expand the project with the construction of a high pressurehigh-pressure acid leach to treat low-grade laterite reserves with nickel below cut-off grades. Other developments have includingincluded using a smart predictive line controller to expand on the facilities 1,000 metric tons of nickel produced each month, and adjustments to the power limits and power generation to increase the energy stability of the facility and increase its energy efficiency.

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The Bucim mine was originally constructed in 1976 and officially launched in 1979. After going bankrupt in 2000, Solway acquired the Bucim mine in 2005 and worked to repair and replace ththe eminingmining fleet while also upgrading the flotation circuit. The open pit mine produces flotation concrete contaningcontaining copper and gold, and is capable of processing over 4.5 million tons of ore annually. This includes producing copper concentrate without significant impurities sold to smelters around Europe.

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Solway Investment Group is also developing the Borov Dol mine to extend the Bucim operation until at least 2030. The Borov Dol is expected to produce 4.5 million tonnes of copper ore annually, and is expected to replace the Bucim mine with a more modern mining facility intended to preserve the employees in Bucim's operations and reduce the environmental impact of the Bucim mine.

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The Aquila Project is a greenfield nickel and cobalt project intended to include the construction of a nickel production facility in Indonesia. Solway Investment Group acquired the exploration license in 2007, completed a feasabilityfeasibility study in 2014, and in 2017 obtained the necessary permits required to proceed to the next stage of the project,. whichThis stage includes facilities for the extraction of nickel and cobalt ore, integrated downstream facilities, processing technologies, and athe construction of a ferronickel smelting and hydrometallurgical processing facility. The project's ultimate goal is to export value-added nickel and cobalt products.

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Part of the Aquila Project includeincludes various operations, including exportthe exporting of nickel ore from the Asera deposit from the coast of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia; the Bahoomahi deposit in the mountainous region of Sulawesi Island, which has the potential for additional 13 million metric tons of nickel ore; and the Sorowalio deposit located on Buton Island, where Solway mines nickel ore. Solway began operations at various parts of these locations, developing the necessary infrastrcuture,infrastructure before recievingreceiving all necessary licenses to export ore from these locations.

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Solway Investment Group acquired the porphyry copper and gold project in Mendoza. The San Jorge mine includes a mid-sized deposit with an estimated total of 194 million tons of ore containing 900,000 tons of contained copper and 1.03 million ounces of gold. The development of the project is straightforward and includes low capital requirements and operationoperating costs. And San Jorge is a PFS stage flotation copper project with a proposed open pit mine with enriched and primary sulphide ore, which offers, according to Solway, opportunities to expand the size of the existing deposit through further deep and step-out drilling.

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Solway Investment Group has faced criticism for actions reportedly to have taken place in some of its Guatemala projects. Specifically, these reports alleged that Solway subsidiaries Guatemalan Nickel Company (CGN) and Pronico had covered up pollution in Guatemala. The investigation included 65sixty-five journalists from 15fifteen countries, including reporters from Spain's El Pais and France's Le Monde, and alleged that the Solway subsidiaries had used various strategies - including, according to the investigation,strategies—including colluding with authorities, intimidating locals and indigenous communities, and influenceinfluencing peddling (or, more directly, allegedly bribing Guatemalan authorities, including the Guatemalan president) - toto hide any responsibility the group may have had in the pollution. According to the investigation, one of the cases was the appearance of a large red slick in Lake Izabal, which both Solway and local authorities blamed on algae.

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Solway Investment Group, in response to this reporting, filed a defamation lauwsuitlawsuit against France's Le Monde newspaper, while denying the substance of the reporting, the allegations in the reporting, and any involvement in some of the crimes -crimes— including the illegal jailing of reporters - thatreporters—that occurred in the region. However, in response to this reporting, the United States Treasury Department issued sanctions on Solway Investment Group, in part for what it it called a bribery and corruption scheme with Russian involvement in the Guatemalan nickel sector.

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Through the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S.US sanctioned on Russian national, Dmitry Kudryakov, and one Belarusian national, Iryna Litviniuk, for their role in, or association with, corruption schemes in the Guatemalan mining sector. The sanctions were also against Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel (CGN) and Compania Procesadora de Niquel (Pronico), and Mayaniquel, which function as subsidiaries of the Solway Investment Group, for association with the above individuals, whom OFAC claimed were executives of Solway.

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Solway Investment Group denied the reports thethat linked the Solway group, noting that the group is located in Switzerland, and does not have Russian roots, and has no executives, managers, or owners that are Russian citizens or residents, but; rather that, the company is wholly owned and managed by EU citizens. Further, the company claimed they have no relations with the Kremlin in Moscow and legally ceased all operations and investments in Russia when the Russian-Ukraine conflict began. Solway noted both above sanctionedabove-sanctioned individuals had previously worked at the CGN and Pronico subsidiaries respectively, and in response to the OFAC sanctions the individuals had been suspended from their positions pending an investigation by outside legal counsel.

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Further, Solway announced that the group was undertaking a board-led investigation into the conduct of its subsidiaries CGN and Pronico, and its affiliates, agents, management, and associated persons. This was to clarify its response to the allegations against Solway from the investigative reporting. Part of this investigation includes the retention of United States law firms Seiden Law Group LLP, Quinn Emanual Urqhart & Sullivan, and Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe to conduct the investigation, and to understand how the allegations against the company's subsidiaries led to the OFAC sanctions. The investigation is also intended to communicate with OFAC to minimize the potential consequences of the sanctions and understand how to remediate their position into compliance with the govermentgovernment laws that govern their business.

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Solway emphasized in these releases that the parent company -, Solway Investment Group -, was not subject to the OFAC sanctions, and was working with their subsidiaries CGN and Pronico and the outside legal counsel to remove the sanctions from those subsidiaries. Further, Solway Investment Group clarified that the sanctioned company, Mayaniquel, is not and never has been a part of the group.

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Battle Infinity

Battle infinityInfinity is a gaming platform.

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Battle infinityInfinity is a gaming platform with an ecosystem that hosts different P2E (Play to earnplay-to-earn) battle games. The games are integrated within a Metaversemetaverse world referred to as the IBAT Battle Arena. Players can interact with each other, perform, watch, and explore the Battle Arena virtual world.

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The Battle infinityInfinity platform comprises six products designed as an ecosystem and they include the following:

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Slimcoin

Slimcoin is a cryptocurrency that uses the Proof of Burnproof-of-burn mechanism to generate blocks.

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Established in 2014, Slimcoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency based on PPCoin's and Bitcoin's designs. It combines Proof-of-burnproof-of-burn, proof-of-stake, and proof-of-work to offer block generation and network security. There are plans to release a token that will be launched aongsidealongside the specifically designed Dex, on Slimcoin's blockchain utilizing peerassetspeer assets technology.

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The token will be issued in a decentralized way, and will be utilized initially as financial support for Slimcoin's development. Projects like OpenCharity, OpenTechnology, OpenDesign, and OpenInfrastructure and others may arise using the token as soon as Slimcoin's development is aligned with the industry standards.

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There are different ways to get the token by helping with the validation process. The first is Proof of Workproof-of-work mining. Users can get Slimcoin by mining it with their computers. Slimcoin’s algorithm, DCrypt, is suited for CPU mining. The second is by Proof of Stakeproof-of-stake minting, which requires users to hold some Slimcoin and spend some time keeping their wallets open. The third is by Proof of Burnproof-of-burn minting, and this is for users with large financial resources and the ability to invest long termlong-term.

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Immersve

Multichain payment protocol

IMMERSVE is a multichain payment protocol.

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ImmersveIMMERSVE is a Web3 payment protocol, and end to endend-to-end crypto card issuing platform. It is a multi-chain payment protocol, and web3/metaverse Mastercard product that links web3Web3 and metaverse infrastructure with the Mastercard network.

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It allows holders of cryptocurrency, tokens, and DeFi earningearnings to utilize their holdings to spend with merchants in real life, or transact in the Metaversemetaverse with their Agentsagents or with their Avatarsavatars. ImmersveIMMERSVE offers a decentralized card, enabling users to pay directly from their web3Web3 walletsinwallets in places that the Mastercard is accepted.

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ImmersveIMMERSVE will enable DeFi protocols, non-fungible token (NFT) projects, and Game-Fi applications to be able to issue their own branded credit cards with some lines of code, with different reward mechanisms for community members, as well asand a decentraliseddecentralized payment experience.

OktavaOktava was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
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Oktava

Oktava is a Russian-based manufacturer of microphones and other electronics founded in 1927.

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OAO Oktaba, betteralso known as Oktava, is a Russian-based manufacturer of microphones and other acoustic transducers. The company, founded in 1927. The company, is based in Tula and is now known for its legendary small and large diaphragm true condenser microphones, as well as for the finestand ribbon microphones. ever made.TheThe company also produces dynamics, condensers, ribbons, as well asand telephones.

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In January 2021, Oktava began exporting microphones began exporting with the revived historical logo of the 1946, adapted for export markets in Latin transcription.

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In November 2020, Oktava signed a distribution contract worth $500,000 with the Filipino company SDR RF Radio Parts. The contract is one of seven major export contracts of the Russian manufacturer of electroacoustics with foreign distributors. Other agreements were signed prior to SDR RF Radio Parts, including the British company Andertons Music Co, which is one of the top 30thirty music retailers in the world and has a major network in Turkey and Serbia. Oktava also exports to Germany, Greece, China, the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and more.

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Venom FoundationVenom Foundation was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
January 25, 2023 5:33 pm
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Venom Foundation

Venom is a blockchain platform serving the Middle East, North Africa, and other economies around the world.

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Venom is a blockchain platform designed for the Middle East, North Africa, and other economies around the world. The network provides a foundation for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and Web 3.0 applications. Venom offers solutions for transactions via its sharding protocol, and enables the running of community-built subchains.

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Users can create their wallets by downloading the non-custodial Venom wallet from the app store or installing the Desktopdesktop Browserbrowser Extensionextension. They can also bridge their tokens, assess interchain transactions, and move assets from one network to another. Users can explore and search for transactions, addresses, tokens, and other activities on the Venom Blockchainblockchain.

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Venom offers a virtual machine executing smart contract code on the Venom blockchain. It is a Turing complete virtual machine that has some similarities to EVM. Smart contracts in Venom give control over the execution of application logic. Users can start buildingbuild smart contracts with Solidity with the toolchain and development guides.

Lucanus PolagnoliLucanus Polagnoli was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
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Lucanus Polagnoli

Lucanus Polagnoli is an Austrian investor and a founder and managing partner of Calm/Storm ventures.

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Lucanus Polagnoli is an Austrian investor and a founder and managing partner of Calm/Storm Ventures, a super early-stage venture capital fund he helped startfounded in 2020. Calm/Storm puts its focus on people's talents, not specific industries, butand the firm is interested in digital solutions that improve health and the planet.

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HePolagnoli has invested in more than fifty super-early-stage ventures and has demonstrated his ability to pick winning cases wherein which entrepreneurs build both outstanding products and big businesses. He believes in the power of community and lifelong learning, joining the Kauffman Fellows venture capital development program in the United States.

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Since 2004, Lucanus Polagnoli has worked as a financial consultant and investment professional for startupsstart-ups, venture capital firms, corporations, and small PE funds. He has also served on the boards of Keleya Digital-Health Solutions, Blueheart, and whatchado.

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Before founding Calm/Storm in 2020, he was the general partner and CFO at Speedinvest from 2014 to 2019. At Speedinvest, he invested in early-stage technology startupsstart-ups, such as SecondNature, Thinksono, Doctorly, Playbrush, and Diagnosia.

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Prior to SpeedInvest, from 2010 to 2013, Polagnoli worked for Erhard F. Grossnigg Private Equity Group (now Austro Holding) helping entrepreneurs turn around their businesses from 2010 to 2013. He began his career at KPMG Australia in the merger and acquisition, advisory, and audit group, working there from 2004 to 2010.

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Lucanus Polagnoli lives with his wife and three children in Vienna, Austria. He also enjoys racing sailing boats in his home area of Lake Attersee and Salzkammergut, also in Austria.

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Lucanus Polagnoli earned a master of international business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2004 and a master of international management from CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education, in 2006. He also spent an exchange semester at Kingston Univesity in London in 2002.

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Lucanus Polagnoli lives with his wife and three children in Vienna, Austria. He enjoys racing sailing boats in his home area of Lake Attersee and Salzkammergut in Austria.

Simplify JobsSimplify Jobs was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
January 25, 2023 5:09 pm
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Simplify Jobs is a universal job assistant to help job-seekers find jobs. FoundersThe includefounders, Michael Yan, Rushil Stivastava, and Ethan Horoschak.TheHoroschak, are San Francisco foundersnatives and dropped out of Stanford and BerkelyBerkeley to start the company to help companies find the right candidate for open positions, asand wellto as helpinghelp candidates find openthe positionsright job.

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The three founders and San Francisco natives raised $1.2 million in a pre-seed round led by Soma Capital, with participation from angel investors such as Honey CEO George Ruan and top executives at LinkedIn, Meta, and Handshake and more.

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