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#Weekly220

  • An executive’s guide to software development (McKinsey)  “…In his 2013 message to GE shareholders, CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt wrote, “We believe that every industrial company will become a software company.”
  • Product managers for the digital world (McKinsey)
  • An operating model for company-wide agile development (McKinsey)
  • Wall Street to CEOs: The Future Is Now
    “…Ford Motor Co.’s  recent decision to boot then-Chief Executive Mark Fields, a 28-year veteran of the company, exemplified a shift in the priorities of big companies across the U.S. The message is simple: In an age of rapid disruption by the software and tech industries, a leader have to pick up the tempo and make riskier bets sooner… or else…”
  • European Digital Wallet Landscape
  • Google’s New Feature Can Match Ad Clicks With In-Store Purchases
  • South Korea has the highest concentration of robots in the world

  • Drones transform working lives. Unmanned aircraft are employed in professions from archaeology to farming
  •  Elon Musk’s Boring Company releases new images of its electric vehicle concept for passengers
  • A Chinese company is offering free training for US coal miners to become wind farmers
  • NASA just released the first inside-look of Jupiter’s rings

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson introduces his latest book, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”

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Weekly#219

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  • Google I/O 2017: Everything important that Google announced
  • Uber’s Future May Rely on Predicting How Much You’re Willing to Pay
  • Building for Billions (Google Developer Site)
  • Key Statistics
    • 2  billion active Android devices
    • 500 million active Google Photos users
    • 1.2 billion videos and photos uploaded to Google Photos every day.
    • Users navigate more than 1 billion kilometers per day with Google Maps.
    • Google Drive has 800 million users.
    • People watch 1 billion hours of YouTube videos a day.
    • Google’s speech recognition technology now has a 4.9% word error rate
  • 20 Questions With Google’s Assistant and Apple’s Siri
  • Uber Freight : Uber for trucks is here… matching commercial shippers with truck drivers looking for a job. Freight rides can be booked several weeks in advance or on the same day. Ad Video
  • Amazon is now worth two Walmarts ( $459 billion vs Walmart’s? $228 billion)
  • 10 home batteries that rival Tesla’s Powerwall 2
  • Nike made an interactive track that lets you race an LED ghost of yourself
  • Norway to build first self-sailing electric cargo ship...Initially the ship will be manned, but remote operation is expected to begin in 2019 and fully autonomous operation in 2020, the companies said
  • HBR : Drones go to work
  • The future of robots and Artificial Intelligence is being led by these 8 companies
  • Google is training computers to predict when you might get sick
  • HPE unveils ‘world’s largest’ single memory computer (160TB of memory)
  • Google will make 1,000 Cloud TPUs (44 petaFLops) available at no cost to ML developers
  • Spacex closer to goal of launching every two weeks
  • Eric Schmidt Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Medium is recording audio versions of its top stories
  • Musical.ly Talking With Viacom, NBC for Original Shows
  • Amazon Sets Sights on U.K. Grocery With Checkout-Free Trademark

 

Weekly#218

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  • Nvidia CEO: Software Is Eating the World, but AI Is Going to Eat Software
  • Battle to Provide Chips for the AI Boom Heats Up
  • Softbank leads $500 million investment into UK virtual reality start-up
    “… Improbable was founded just five years ago by two Cambridge University computer science graduates in order to create large-scale virtual worlds and simulations. ‘Simulation on a massive scale’…”
  • SoftBank Nears Closing on $100 Billion Tech Fund
  • Apple’s Latest Record: An $800 Billion Market Cap
  • “…But Snapchat can still say it has a unique offering, according to App Annie. The app data firm measured user behavior during the fourth quarter and said that on an average day, 35 percent of Snapchat’s daily users in the U.S. aren’t reachable on Facebook that same day, and 46 percent can’t be found on Instagram. About 61 percent of Snapchat’s fans aren’t watching YouTube on a given day, either. Snap said it had 60 million daily active users in the fourth quarter in the U.S. and Canada…”
  • Visual Studio for Mac
  • Officially, it’s so Linux admin scripts can run on Windows.
  • Google’s “Project Treble” solves one of Android’s many update roadblocks…This is not a magic bullet that will solve all of Android’s update problems, however. After an update is released, Google lists three steps to creating an Android update:

    1) Silicon manufacturers (Qualcomm, Samsung Exynos, etc) “modify the new release for their specific hardware” and do things like make sure drivers and power management will still work.
    2) OEMs (Samsung, LG, HTC) step in and “modify the new release again as needed for their devices.” This means making sure all the hardware works, rebranding Android with a custom skin, adding OEM apps, and modifying core parts of the Android OS to add special features like (before 7.0) multi-window support.
    3) Carriers add more apps, more branding, and “test and certify the new release...”

  • Ransomware attack appears to be targeting institutions in several European countries.
  • 15-second ads coming to Amazon’s Alexa
  • Apple invests $200m in iPhone glassmaker Corning (Supplier is first beneficiary of $1bn fund to promote US manufacturing jobs)
  • Newly Developed ‘Bionic Skin’ Enables the Sense of Touch in Robots
  • Newly Developed Method Makes Printing Glass Objects in 3-D a Reality
  • “Artificial blowhole”generates electricity from ocean waves
  • Sweden GDP vs. what China spent on eating out in 2016
  • Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

 

Weekly#217

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  • Facebook beats in Q1 with $8.03B revenue, faster growth to 1.94B users
  • Facebook holds 16% of the global digital-ad market, behind Google’s 33% share, says forecasting firm eMarketer.
  • WhatsApp’s ‘Status’ Snapchat clone hits 175M daily users in 10 weeks (15 percent of the messaging app’s 1.2 billion users.)
  • Fitbit stock jumps 10% after beating in Q1 with 3 million devices sold
  • Verizon sells its private cloud and managed hosting businesses to IBM
  • There are 147 teams competing in XPrize’s broad-ranging AI competition
  • InVision picks up TrackDuck to better integrate with Atlassian products.This is InVision’s seventh acquisition in the last 16 months.
  • Apple’s services business grows 18% (quarter’s revenue from services was $7.04 billion)
  • Facebook Messenger rolls out Instant Games worldwide
  • SpaceX plans to launch first internet-providing satellites in 2019
  • A space engine that could make flying into orbit commonplace
  • Self-Driving EVs Will Mean 200 Million Fewer Cars in U.S. by 2030, Study Claims
  • New device can harvest indoor light to power electronics
  • Walmart has applied for a patent to track how much toothpaste and milk you use at home
  • Google is testing a job-search feature that could rival LinkedIn—and Facebook
  • Amazon Echo touchscreen device shown for the first time in new leak
  • Citi lists Netflix, Tesla as potential takeover targets for Apple (Netflix (NFLX.O), Walt Disney (DIS.N), Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O), Electronic Arts (EA.O) Take Two Interactive Software (TTWO.O) and Hulu)
  • Europe’s aviation safety authorities have proposed rules for operating small drones that include requirements for geo-fencing technology to prevent them from straying into banned areas and a “dos and don’ts” leaflet to be inserted in retail packaging.
  • Amazon plans to open a new center in the university city of Cambridge for scientists developing technologies including the Alexa digital assistant used in its Echo speakers. Able to house more than 400 scientists and engineers when it opens in the autumn