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January 2017 archive


  • Toshiba to Sell Part of Its Chip Business
  • Google Parent Alphabet Finds New Growth Beyond Search
  • Amazon Expands Into Ocean Freight
  • Digital in 2017 Global Overview
  • Xiaomi executive Barra joins Facebook to lead virtual reality business
  • Google sales poised to overtake Microsoft in changing of the guard
  • Comcast mobile phone service coming in 2017 with wireless/cable bundles
  • Microsoft HoloLens: sales figures are in the ‘thousands
  • Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy that could revolutionise technology and spaceflight
  • A Challenge to the ‘Secular Stagnation’ Theory, A new paper argues aging populations have not had a negative effect on growth—and one reason may be robots
  • Google brings AI to Raspberry Pi
  • Details on Snap’s $25 billion IPO are expected to be revealed next week
  • Netflix and Amazon dropped millions on these Sundance movies everyone will be talking about


  • Three New Predictions for Automation and Jobs
  • Tesla Boosts Range of All-Electric Model S to 335 Miles
  • Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products
  • Amazon is crushing Walmart, eBay, and Target in the growing mobile shopping space (…Amazon’s mobile app is increasing its penetration rate in the US, with 50% of US online shoppers now on its app…)
  • Amazon just launched virtual ‘Dash’ buttons for one-click buying from the homepage
  • Video is the new HTML
  • Report Digital Transformation Initiative Professional Services Industry [PDF]
  • Apple files a billion-dollar royalty suit against Qualcomm
  • Machines that are capable of making precise operations inside the human eye will make it possible to perform entirely new procedures.
  • Tesla’s second generation Autopilot could reduce crash rate by 90%, says CEO Elon Musk
  • Top 20 Growth Hacking Articles from Issues 1–4 of growth.email
  • Google’s former king of search is joining Uber to lead the engineering team
  • Google Maps may soon tell you how bad the parking is at your destination
  • 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020
  • World Economic Forum Videos
  • Strategic Update: The Future of Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Atlassian to Buy Trello for $425 Million
  • Facebook to Test Mid-Roll Video Ads
  • Amazon Echo -> 4% of American households… Apple’s Siri handles over 2bn commands a week, and 20% of Google searches on Android-powered handsets in America are input by voice (Economist)
  • 7 bot trends to watch in 2017
  • Just one autonomous car will use 4,000 GB of data/day.. vehicles will generate and consume roughly 40 terabytes of data for every eight hours of driving.
  • All electric trains in the Netherlands now run on wind energy
  • Google quietly shut its internet drone project last year
  • Fitbit reportedly held talks to acquire Jawbone
  • iOS revenue to surpass $1 trillion this year
  • Why Norway is killing FM radio
  • Deep Learning at Gilt
  • Amazon Web Services has opened a London region
  • Netflix’s content boss explained the reason he bet big on ‘The Crown,’ its Golden Globe winner
  • Apple captures more than 40% of wireless headphones market in the US.
  • An average of 2,700 (!) apps were released daily in the Google Play Store, compared with 1,800 in the Apple App Store.
  • Amazon Web Services quietly buys cybersecurity startup Harvest.ai to bolster cloud protections
  • An Essential Guide to WeChat Mini Apps
  • For Non-Tech Companies, if You Can’t Build It, Buy a Start-Up
  • Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager
  • The mobile app gold rush may be over



  • The Robotic Grocery Store of the Future Is Here
  • 5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017
  • Apple Confirms $1 Billion Investment in SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund
  • Tesla sold a total of 76,230 cars and sport-utility vehicles last year.
  • A Third Of Consumers Say They Would Exchange Personal Info For Content
  • Holiday Spending on Mobile Games Nears $1 Billion
  • Hyundai Shows Off Wearable Robots to Help Paraplegics, Elderly
  • SpaceX Launch Video : Team, Passion, Culture (Youtube)
  • Google’s A.I. is training itself to count calories in food photos
  • Bose is building ride-smoothing tech for autonomous cars
  • PlayStation 4 sales surpass 53M, Uncharted 4 moves 8.7M
  • Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System
  • Amazon delivered over 2 bn items globally in 2016
  • Minecraft has now sold over 25 million copies on PC and Mac
  • A.I. Downs expert human fighter pilot in dogfight simulation
  • Insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI
  • Ford plans to take Amazon’s Alexa for a ride
  • Apple’s App Store Sales Top $28 Billion
  • Amazon Brings Fire TV Experience to Third-Party TV Sets
    (In a move mirroring Roku TV, Amazon is partnering with lower-priced TV brands including Seiki and Westinghouse)
  • Wind power overtakes coal for first time in UK


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  • The avg Web page size today is equal to installing Doom back then