Weekly#297

  • Fortnite Breaks Records on YouTube for Concurrent Gaming Livestream Viewers (over 1.1 million viewers)
  • Unlocking success in digital transformations
  • Elon Musk: The Recode interview
  • A Holographic Display for 3D Creators
  • Google launches Cloud Scheduler, a managed cron service
  • The eight types of AI you should know about
  • Ford buys electric scooter startup Spin
  • Netflix’s hackathon
  • Disney’s new streaming service will be called Disney+
  • Xiaomi is opening a retail store in London as it extends its Europe push
  • David Attenborough to voice Netflix’s nature conservation series, Our Planet
  • Three challenges facing blockchain technology
    • Finding good enterprise-level blockchain software developers
    • Avoiding the temptation of regulation
    • Reaching critical mass

Weekly#296

  • Epic Games, Developer Of Fortnite, Now Valued At More Than $15 Billion... The company has raked in more than $1 billion in revenue from these so-called microtransactions over the past year, according to estimates from SuperData
  • Britain’s mobile challenger bank Monzo has become one of the most valuable startups in Europe, today reaching a £1 billion ($1.31 billion) valuation in its latest funding round
  • IBM is making the third-largest tech acquisition ever
  • Apple’s Mac business now has 100 million active devices
  • Why Airbnb will be worth more than Uber
  • Handshake, a LinkedIn for university students and diversity, raises $40M on a $275M valuation
  • Facebook 100B messages & 1B Stories/day
  • Hydrogen gas trial in western Sydney could unlock $1.7bn in renewable exports
  • Windows 10’s Next Update Brings a “Zoom” Feature to the Console
  • Machine-learning algorithm beats 20 lawyers in NDA legal analysis
  • The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid
  • Visual network map of MegaTrends to 2050
  • The future of the TV and video landscape by 2030

Weekly#295

  • Project Stream
  • Can Germany survive the ‘iPhone moment’ for cars? (FT)
  • Berlin’s Emil launches pay-per-mile car insurance
  • The future of photography is code
  • How Netflix drives culture, in one chart
  • Dyson chooses Singapore for new electric car plant
  • Tearing Apart Teslas to Find Elon Musk’s Best and Worst Decisions
  • “Hardware Industrial Design is about space, Software Design is about time
  • Dropbox expands Paper into planning tool with timelines
  • The automated programmer, called Repairnator, wrote patches good enough to fool actual human engineers.
  • Amazon’s most important businesses are all slowing down

Weekly#294

  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at age 65
  • Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever
  • Twilio acquires email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock
  • 10 qualities you need to develop to improve your emotional intelligence
  • Tesla deploys massive new Autopilot neural net in v9
  • Adobe launches Premiere Rush CC, a video-editing app made for YouTubers
  • Amazon requires one minute of human labour to get a package onto a truck, but that number is headed to zero. Autonomous warehouses will merge with autonomous manufacturing and delivery to form a fully automated supply chain. (Twitter source)
  • Netflix Reports Strong Growth in New Subscribers
  • Uber Proposals Value Company at $120 Billion in a Possible IPO…”Uber would be worth more than Detroit’s Big Three automakers combined. GM $45.3 B, Ford $35.1 B, Fiat Chrysler $31.8 B”