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Top News Links: Tuesday, April 24

Amazon wants to deliver packages to your trunk

From the company that brought you the option of letting a courier inside your home comes a new service: package delivery inside your car. Amazon is expanding its in-home delivery service called Key to include deliveries to trunks and backseats of cars. The service is available only to Amazon Prime members in 37 cities who have a 2015 or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac or Volvo with an active OnStar or Volvo On Call account. – APR

Third shift brewing at Milo’s Tea in Bessemer

Milo's Tea Company is looking to fill 30 new positions, as it adds a third shift to the revamped Bessemer plant it opened last year. The company will also be hosting a job fair this Saturday at its 15.5-acre headquarters. CEO Patricia Wallwork said the expansion comes because of the company's rapid growth. – AL.com

Velocity Accelerator's Demo Day offers the inside pitch

They offered everything from babysitters to homes to actual dirt. But more than anything, they offered...the future. The seven startups who brought their business plans to Velocity Accelerator's Demo Day tonight exhibited passion and planning with their pitches before a crowd at Iron City. – AL.com

Clemson, HudsonAlpha partner for cotton in space

A Clemson University and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology project to explore the cotton genome and how it reacts differently in micro-gravity and normal gravity has been selected as a winner in the Cotton Sustainability Challenge. The Challenge, run by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, and sponsored by Target Corp., provided researchers and innovators the opportunity to propose solutions to improve crop production on Earth by sending their concepts to the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. – News release

Southern Sky Aviation opens at Birmingham airport

Southern Sky Aviation, a full-service aviation company, has announced its opening at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The company, which was founded by Bill Gunnells, previously the chief executive officer and founder of prescription drug card benefits company RxBenefits, has more than 67,000 square feet of space in two fully refurbished hangars on the East and West ramps of the Birmingham airport. – AL.com

Calhoun College to offer CompTIA prep classes

Calhoun Community College will offer accelerated summer courses to prepare individuals for CompTIA certification exams beginning June 4 - July 20, Monday through Friday, from 8am until noon on the Huntsville campus. The CompTIA Summer Certification series will prepare students for the A+, Network+, and Security+ exams, the most commonly required certifications in the IT industry. – News release

Air Hydro Power acquires Powermotion Inc.

Air Hydro Power Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has acquired Powermotion Inc. of Birmingham. Started by Hugh Cottingham and Roy Costner in 1972, Powermotion brings over 45 years of experience supporting customers throughout Alabama. – News release

After diesel scandal, VW turns to new leaders, electric cars

Volkswagen is trying yet again to turn the page after its emissions cheating scandal— leaving diesel behind in favor of electric cars. The major shift comes as the German automaker — the world's largest in term of cars sold — has a new leader in Herbert Diess. – APR

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