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Paddy Cosgrave meets Carlos Moedas this Wednesday – O Jornal Económico



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Founder and CEO of Web Summit is focused on completing his “Champions League”, a 40,000-person technology conference that returns to Parque das Nações after an all-digital edition and refuses to think about the political crisis in Portugal because what is approaching with great success is an international event. In an interview with Jornal Económico (JE), Paddy Cosgrave says he will have his first official meeting today as the new mayor of Lisbon, and advocates stricter taxation for the wealthy in favor of innovation.

Informant Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, will be at the opening of the web summit. What motivated this choice in favor of the technology stage, given that it has reached one of the social networks on which many of them depend?

I think Francis has a very important message to get across. She is trying to improve social media for the benefit of society and users and looks at the front pages of newspapers around the world these days – The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times … she is the front page of almost everyone. Is there anything more important in technology? I do not think so. Has she ever spoken publicly outside the US Congress or British Parliament? No. I think that many will be very interested to see her live, to hear and understand that what she is doing is not an easy task. Facebook will also be there with a spokesperson, Nick Clegg, who will share what he has to say. There are both sides, and journalists will have to interpret them.

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A year ago, ahead of the 2020 online version, he said that the digital experience of the new platform that hosted the event was worth it. It cost?

Most of the major world events in 2020 got nothing. I think we were the only ones in this dimension that were able to happen with our impressive software, including the United Nations, which started licensing it. So I think we are very fortunate that over the course of almost ten years we have created software that is one of the main differentiators at the Web Summit or any other major event. But if you ask me to choose between a virtual or personal conference in Lisbon, I will choose a personal one every day. This is much better. I’m not a fan of virtual conferences.

I’m not a fan of virtual conferences

The contract they signed states that FIL must increase its area in 2022. Has there been an evolution in this direction to expand conference areas?

I don’t know how to draw an analogy with football, but I would say that the Champions League final will take place next week. Here’s what I can think of. So, all the thinking and planning for the next season starts after the finale, which takes place next week. This is my goal right now. I’m sure everything will be fine and we look forward to learning more about it in 2022.

Did you have your first meeting with the new mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas?

I will have tomorrow [esta quarta-feira, 27 de novembro]… And I will find out the agenda tomorrow, because today I still don’t know. The invitation came from your team. I have known Carlos for half a decade, since I served on the European Innovation Council of the European Commission, and we spent a lot of time together. I think he will become a fantastic mayor of Lisbon, so I am very happy to congratulate him personally and have a constructive conversation with him. Carlos Moedas will also be there on the opening night of the web summit and will attend other important parts of the event and promote the events on the sidelines. It’s incredibly proactive. It is a dream to have a former European Commissioner for Innovation as mayor of any city in Europe. Everyone knows him, he is effective … I think it will be a very interesting term.

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Are you worried about the political crisis that Portugal is facing?

I don’t think about it too much. The event, a web summit, will be attended by several representatives of the Portuguese state. These are national problems and this is a global event. They are relevant, but my role is not to comment on them.

What can you expect from this year’s Web Summit?

I think there are several dominant themes and one of them is environmental sustainability. We have over 200 startups focused on ODS [Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável da ONU]… We will inevitably solve climate problems through innovation. I hope politicians reach important agreements, but in the end, innovation is important. We will have to innovate in the types of energy we consume, the products we use, and the waste we generate.

The biggest problem we face is not related to content moderation on Facebook. This is the weather.

Our responsibility is to bring people together. And, in my opinion, perhaps not a single business event in the world is devoted to taxes seriously enough. I think that any serious business and meeting between the public and private sectors and citizens should have serious conversations about the environment and taxes. The rich have to pay taxes like everyone else. In fact, they have to pay more taxes.

Do you agree, for example, with the tax reform that the Biden administration is pursuing?

I consider myself a classic liberal. I am firmly convinced that taxes must be paid. Adam Smith made this very clear in The Wealth of Nations, and these messages were ignored for 50 years, with the result that the richest people in the world paid almost no taxes. I think that if we want more innovation, we need more taxation. There is no tax-free innovation because most of the core technologies we rely on today come from government funding.

The rich have to pay taxes like everyone else. In fact, they have to pay more taxes.

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

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high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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