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October 2015 archive

Weekly#138

  • Apple Inc. said Tuesday that quarterly profit rose 31% on demand for the iPhone, …
    the company said it sold 48.04 million iPhones, …
    Revenue rose  to $51.50 billion…
    The iPhone continues to do well in China, where it has become a premium brand akin to Prada bags or Rolex watches. (WSJ)
  • The social network on Tuesday launched “2G Tuesdays” to let its staffers experience the social network as if on a 2G connection. The idea is to simulate the experience of Facebook users in regions with sluggish networks – a major area of growth for Facebook – who might use the site differently. (WSJ)
  • The Weather Company Is in Talks With IBM About Sale of Digital Assets (Recode)
    related 2013 WSJ Article Weather Channel Now Also Forecasts What You’ll Buy (WSJ)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly#137

  • WSJD Conference Videos
  • Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ (Pulse)
  • Amazon Web Services cloud-computing unit, which rents out computing power to other companies, reported a 79% sales increase to $2.09 billion. (WSJ)
  • Microsoft’s combined cloud businesses are running at an annual revenue rate of $8.2 billion and are on track to hit a $20 billion target. (WSJ)
  • Microsoft Edge won’t get Chrome-like extensions until 2016 (ArsTechnica)
  • Android compatibility document mentions forthcoming car infotainment OS (ArsTechnica)
  • Amazon acquired Kiva Robots $775 mio USD in 2012 to automate the
    whole picking and packing process at large warehouses.  Amazon began using Kiva robots only last year, and by the end of 2014, said it had 15,000 bots working across 10 of its warehouses. At the end of Q3, 30,000 bots at 13 warehouses. (Business Insider)
  • 3 people have crossed the US in an Autopilot Tesla — in 58 hours – 2,995 miles across the US, from Redondo Beach in California to New York City.(Business Insider)
  • Apple is planning a big design change for its next iPhone that could include removing the home button, analyst says (Business Insider)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly#136

  • Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer has 4% stake in Twitter (FastCompany)
  • French Studio created a mobile game only in binaural sound without graphics (FastCompany) (Ulule)
  • Stanford University’s endowment fund and Willett Advisors LLC, the fund managing Michael Bloomberg’s investments, now invest a combined $100,000 in every startup to go through YC (WSJ)
  • Alibaba bets big on video with $4.2B proposed acquisition of Youku (Tech in Asia)
  • System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams (Phys)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly#135

  • Is Your Startup Idea Already Taken? (Buzzfeed)
  • Recode Modile Conf (Videos)
  • What Has Us Interested at Homebrew… (link)
  • Apple Mac Sales Slow to Lowest Rate in Two Years: Analysts (WSJ)
  • This summer, world-wide Google searches on mobile devices surpassed those on personal computers for the first time, Amit Singhal, head of search at Google parent Alphabet Inc.GOOGL +0.64%, said at the Recode Mobile conference on Thursday. Those figures exclude searches done on tablet computers, he said (WSJ)
  • Amazon.com Inc. introduced a new service for its fast-growing Amazon Web Services division for what’s known as the Internet of Things, or IoT.The service is designed to allow developers to link Internet-connected hardware devices to communicate with other devices as well as applications stored in remote servers. That means devices such as smoke alarms or fitness trackers can communicate with one another, store data or take commands from computers without the help of a live person.(WSJ)
  • Facebook Inc is expanding its emotional range. The social-networking company said it is finally letting users do more than “like” what they see in their news feed, a move that businesses may favor with a thumbs up. (WSJ)
  • Shopping Site Jet.com Abandons $50 Membership Fee
    Move is surprising turnabout for what many viewed as most promising challenge to Amazon.com in years (WSJ)
  • How Do You Tell an ‘Achievement Beard’ From a Loser Beard? (Nymag)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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