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Weekly#237

  • Database provider MongoDB has filed to go public
  • Uber loses its license to operate in London
  • Baidu announces $1.5B fund to back self-driving car startups
  • Here’s What’s Really Driving Bitcoin’s Price ( part 1 | part 2 )
  • Google Cloud adds support for more powerful Nvidia GPUs. “…For companies working with machine learning workloads, having access to GPUs in the cloud provides them with flexibility to pay for what they use with by the minute pricing, and the sustained pricing model means if they end up running the GPUs for a sustained period of time, they get up to a 30 percent discount, depending on the usage. In other words, they don’t get whacked with a huge bill because they like the service…”
  • Apttus is putting artificial intelligence to work on contract management
  • Why Google is spending $1.1 billion to acq-hire 2,000 HTC engineers
  • When is the internet going to change TV ads for real?
  • “…More than 30 million people are now paying for a subscription streaming service in the U.S., which pushed streaming revenue up 48 percent, to $2.5 billion, in the first half of the year. Streaming now accounts for 62 percent of the U.S. music business…”
  • Tesla’s remote upgrades to its vehicles during Hurricane Irma are the future of tech
  • Spacex will call global internet satellite network Starlink
  • Jack Ma: We need to stop training our kids for manufacturing jobs
  • Europe is Designing a New Particle Collider
  • Here’s everything Tesla is working on right now


 

Video 2: Disrupt SF 2017 | Naval Ravikant and Vitalik Buterin

Naval Ravikant and Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum’s quest to balance decentralization

 

Weekly#236

  • The inside story of how Netflix transitioned to digital video after seeing the power of YouTube
  • Whole Foods gives Amazon hundreds of return centers. A startup wants to give other e-commerce sites the same.
  • Americans spent nearly a billion hours watching YouTube videos on Android this past July, according to new data released today by App Annie.
  • Trello finally comes to the desktop
  • Apple Watch Series 3: First impressions, LTE prices, and design choices
  • iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 now available for preorder with Sept. 22 arrival
  • Mac OS High Sierra will be released on September 25
  • Google Chrome will block auto-play video starting January 2018
  • Alphabet Considers Lyft Investment of About $1 Billion
  • Japan’s Softbank wants to invest $10 billion in Uber, but only if it gets a big discount
  • Apple explains Face ID on-stage failure
  • Angry Birds maker Rovio targets $1bn valuation
  • Ericsson Mobility Report 2017
  • Apple Begins to Roll Out 4K Movies in US iTunes Store
  • Amazon waves goodbye to its one-click purchase patent
  • Magic Leap reportedly looking to raise even more cash, this time at a $6 billion valuation
  • The robots are coming for Mozart
  • Cassini’s final moments
  • Why did Ford build a ‘fake driverless car’ using a man dressed as a seat?
  • Elon Musk: Tesla electric lorry to be unveiled in late October

Weekly#235

 

  • T-Mobile’s unlimited data family plans now include free Netflix
  • NASA beamed a tweet into space in honor of Voyager 1’s 40th anniversary
  • Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Music Rights
  • Facebook just bid $600 million to stream Indian cricket matches. Will it try NFL games next?
  • Putin and Musk are right: Whoever masters AI will run the world
  • …Facebook’s secretive hardware unit, Building 8, would be the first to move into its new prospective China office
  • Boards Can’t Wait for CEOs to Prioritize Digital Change
  • Google’s Street View cameras get quality boost
  • According to the New York Times, the Red Sox used Apple Watch to receive messages about what kind of pitch was about to be thrown.
  • The Smartphone’s Future: It’s All About the Camera
  • Hackers send silent commands to speech recognition systems with ultrasound
  • ICO funding hit a record $800 million in Q2 2017
  • Five ways mobile technology can help in humanitarian emergencies
  • Virtual U.S. Tutors Are Helping Chinese Kids Gain an Edge…Online schools battle with traditional tutoring academies for supremacy in an $80 billion market.
  • Marine insurers adopt blockchain contracts

Weekly#234

  • Elon Musk startup ‘to spend £100m’ linking human brains to computers
  • Inside Uber’s Choice of a New CEO
  • Microsoft and Amazon partner to integrate Alexa and Cortana digital assistants
  • Amazon has finally added multi-room audio support to its Echo devices, allowing users to simultaneously stream music over multiple speakers in their homes.
  • “Our goal is to overtake Amazon in four years, whether that’s in customers, technology or worldwide scale” Alibaba Cloud President Simon Hu
  • Email and Calendar Data Are Helping Firms Understand How Employees Work
  • Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative?
  • Amazon officially owns Whole Foods and is slashing prices by as much as 43 percent
  • WhatsApp is testing verified business accounts
  • What subscription services do you pay for and why?
  • Medium: “How I replicated an $86 million project in 57 lines of code”
  • Scientists in Australia have developed a drone run by shark-spotting software to detect sharks near coastal areas
  • UK TV industry risks losing £1bn a year to Amazon, YouTube and Facebook
  • Google launches augmented-reality camera platform for Android
  • How YouTube perfected the feed