Did you know? Mars + Mobile + Scooters + EVs + Weight

Mars for less than $100k: Elon Musk says he's confident moving to Mars will eventually cost less than $500k, possibly less than $100k, with a return ticket included.

Mars One is dead: The Mars colony startup was declared bankrupt by a Swiss court. The company was the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, previously the founder of green energy company Ampyx Power. Lansdorp's aim was to start a company that could colonize one of our nearest neighbors.

Debit cards everywhere: Fintech companies from Square to Venmo are launching products that let customers spend money directly out of digital accounts using physical debit cards.

SE Asia eclipses China as world's mobile economy hot spot:Thais, Indonesians and Singaporeans are big-time online bankers, shoppers and ride-hailers.

1,545 scooter injuries: Electric scooters have caused 1,545 injuries in the US since late 2017, according to new findings by Consumer Reports. The report collected data from hospitals and public agencies in 47 different cities where leading scooter-sharing platforms Bird and Lime operate.

China’s demand for electric vehicles charges copper: Citi expects prices to hit $6,700 a tonne as metal is core to next motoring generation.

Your company wants to know if you’ve lost weight: WSJ reports, as more employers launch high-tech wellness programs that keep tabs on workers’ exercise, sleep and nutrition, employees worry about privacy and the consequences of opting out.

Marc Ross

Based in Washington, DC, I specialize in thought leader communications and global public policy for public affairs professionals working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics.

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