Harding is departing The Markup

Xavier HardingXavier Harding, a reporter at new technology site The Markup, is leaving to work for Mozilla.At Mozilla, he will write about their initiatives surrounding user privacy, ethical AI, misinformation on the web and more.“I can’t stress enough how much I’ll miss the Markup folks,” he wrote on Twitter.After graduating from Gettysburg College, Harding worked at International Business Times/Newsweek as a tech and gaming reporter. From there he went onto Popular Science. As tech editor of Popular Science’s Now section, he continued to write about gadgets and the companies that make them, both in print and on the web.He then…

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Nissan invests £52m in Sunderland plant to build new Qashqai

More than £50m has been invested in the Nissan plant in Sunderland as the firm gears up to build the new Qashqai. The Japanese car-manufacturer said its new press, which weighs over 2,000 tonnes and can exert a pressure of 5,000 tonnes, forms part of its £400m investment in the plant. The Qashqai, which came out in 2006, is the plant’s most successful car. Nissan had previously said that a no-deal Brexit could make its European business model “unsustainable”. The press took 18 months to install. Nissan’s chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta, said: “When the first Nissan Qashqai rolled off…

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