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Weekly#248

  • The U.S. suit against AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner likely won’t end until after May
  • 2017 was the year digital ad spending finally beat TV…“…Digital ad spending reached $209 billion worldwide — 41 percent of the market — in 2017, while TV brought in $178 billion — 35 percent of the market — in 2017. That’s according to Magna, the research arm of media buying firm IPG Mediabrands…”
  • Sony has sold over 70 million PS4 consoles, 2 million VR headsets
  • Compass gets $450M from SoftBank; real estate portal now valued at $2.2B
  • Google’s mobile search results now include videos of celebs answering your questions
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 focuses on AI, VR and battery life
  • G.E. Cuts Jobs as It Navigates a Shifting Energy Market
  • The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon
  • When AI is made by AI, results are impressive
  • a16z next 10 years
  • YouTube to Launch New Music Subscription Service in March
  • Google and Facebook dominate digital advertising — and they now account for 25% of all ad sales, online or off
  • Amazon has opened a new research facility in the British university city of Cambridge with a wall made almost entirely out of Amazon Echo devices…The new “development centre” will be home to about 400 engineers who will work on Amazon’s Alexa assistant and drone innovation
  • Dropbox’s CEO credits his success to a habit he’s passed on to his executive team
  • Amazon may be getting ready to go on a digital media buying spree
  • DeepMind AI needs mere 4 hours of self-training to become a chess overlord…AlphaGo Zero needed three days to train up in Go; AlphaZero needed just eight hours.
  • Japan eyes startup visa program to lure foreign businesses
  • Walmex expands Wi-Fi in Mexican stores, pushing online shopping

Weekly#247

  • Amazon Plans to Send Alexa to the Office
  • Netflix’s ‘Skip Intro’ Button Makes TV Ever More Like an App
  • Microsoft is bringing clever tabs to every Windows 10 app
  • Hulu’s new UI and live TV service are now on Samsung’s 2017 smart TVs
  • Amazon will let Alexa developers use voice recognition to personalize apps
  • Google’s AI knows when a stranger is looking at your phone
  • AWS launches GuardDuty, its new intelligent threat detection service
  • Airbnb launches payment splitting for group trips
  • Google is officially 100% sun and wind powered – 3.0 gigawatts worth
  • Verizon says it will have 5G service in five cities by the end of next year
  • aws re:invent product announcements
  • Google is making a computer vision kit for Raspberry P
  • Google May Reunite With Nest as It Takes on Amazon
  • Ginkgo Bioworks, ‘the organism company,’ is now worth over $1 billion
  • SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch will now take place in 2018
  • AT&T’s LTE-M Button is basically a programmable 4G Amazon Dash Button for businesses
  • Volvo’s car subscription service sounds like good way to get the new XC40
  • Amazon’s AWS Cloud9 IDE lets you write, test, and debug code in your browser
  • Google Assistant can now locate a handyman near you

AWS re:Invent

Weekly#246

  • QZ What I learned from Jeff Bezos after reading every Amazon shareholder letter
  • Apple’s new ad is a clever comeback to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s iPad putdown
  • The Department of Justice is using AT&T’s own argument for buying Time Warner to try to stop the deal
  • Infographic from Recode: Complex web of self-driving and ride-sharing relationships
  • Tesla’s new supercar will cost at least $200,000
  • Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live
  • Two years after going public, Square is now worth more than Twitter
  • A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm
  • As Chip Makers Consolidate, Marvell Will Buy Cavium in $6 Billion Deal
  • VPN provider TunnelBear expands into password management with RememBear app
  • Amazon unveils AI consulting program for cloud customers
    “…Called the Amazon ML Solutions Lab, the program will provide customers with access to machine learning experts from Amazon who can help them tackle business problems using purpose-built intelligent models…”
  • HBR: How the Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap
  • Google Lens will soon get top-tier placement in the Google Assistant app
  • BMW Joins Race to Secure Cobalt for Electric-Vehicle Batteries
  • Why experiments are critical to your digital transformation
  • Facebook introduces a Messenger plugin for business websites
  • Twitter is testing Bookmarks, a feature to privately flag Tweets for later
  • Tencent Just Overtook Facebook in Market Value: Chart
  • China’s Tencent takes 12 percent stake in Snap as shares plunge
  • Amazon seeks staff in European insurance push
  • Toutiao, a Chinese news app that’s making headlines.“…Its 120m daily readers spend an average of 74 minutes a day on the app…”
  • The Hidden Forces Behind Toutiao: China’s Content King

Weekly#245

    • Eric Ries was in London at Cass Business School for talking about his new book. You can watch his inspiring talk from this periscope link. His new book is “The Startup Way” about entrepreneurial management transforms culture and drives growth. Below is the visualisation by Alli McKee. 

  • Meet Boston Dynamics’ electric powered SpotMini
  • Amazon is making a ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel series
  • Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sale amassed $25.3 billion, doubling 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined…a 40 percent jump from last year’s figures…
  • Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is a parkour master

  • Tesla’s big new all-electric truck – the Tesla Semi…The Tesla Semi will go 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, which is incredibly fast compared to a diesel truck…”… the truck that will do everything in its power to avoid a jackknifing incident, automatically, without requiring any driver intervention. And, it’ll do it regardless of what trailer or load is attached to the back. “Jackknifing is impossible,” said Elon Musk on stage at the Tesla Semi unveiling…”
  • Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Google’s chatbot analytics platform Chatbase launches to public
  • Comcast wants to buy Fox’s international, but it’ll have to wait for AT&T-Time Warner approval first
  • Philo streams pay TV — without sports or broadcast channels — for $16 a month
  • Facebook will live stream 47 college basketball games for free this season
  • Williams-Sonoma is buying a 3-D imaging and augmented reality startup for $112 million
  • Musical.ly, the lip-syncing video app, is going to sell for at least $800 million
  • The UK Government is investing an extra £21 million in Tech City UK
  • A breakdown of iPhone manufacturing costs over time
  • Amazon rolls out Alexa, Echo in Canada
  • Amazon is transforming Whole Foods into a tech store
  • Alexa integration with Kimpton Hotel (Source: Twitter)
  • This easy hack lets you create a virtual ‘Home’ button on the iPhone X
  • Google Maps adds color to help you hone in on points of interest
  • Amazon’s Cashierless Store Is Almost Ready for Prime Time
  • MariaDB coming to Azure, as Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation
  • Apple plans to add a 3D sensor to the back of the iPhone, too
  • Amazon Music app for Android quietly gets Chromecast support

 

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