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March 2017 archive

Weekly#210

  • The U.S. Air Force picked Elon Musk’s SpaceX to blast a second Global Positioning System satellite into orbit
  • Online grocery market in China in 2016 – $13.1 billion.
    Increase from 2015 – 86%
  • Google’s DeepMind reduced energy needed for cooling its data centres by 40%. Now in talks with UK’s National Grid.
  • It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language
  • Slideshare : AI & The Future of Work
  • Google Tests Waters of Voice Ads on Speaker
  • The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate
  • Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%
  • Chrome 57 restricts background tabs to 1% CPU, prolonging battery life
  • Magnetic storage reaches the atomic level
  • Amazon is invading Apple and Google’s home turf in the war over the future of computing
  • SpaceX is pushing hard to bring the internet to space
  • MuleSoft prices IPO above expected range at $17 per share
  • Netflix is replacing five-star ratings with thumbs up or down
  • Apple gives indie gamers a permanent home on the App Store
  • Tizeti is bringing wireless internet to urban Africa
  • Uber’s autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to be taken over at every mile, according to documents
  • The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
  • Nintendo is reportedly doubling Switch production all the way up to 16 million for 2017
  • Netflix’s new button lets you skip your show’s intro sequence
  • Report: Spotify finally gives in, limits some albums to Premium users only
  • Netflix is changing its star ratings to a thumbs up/down system

 

Weekly#209

  • Microsoft to Unveil Version of Windows Server Running on ARM Chips
  • Google Cloud ...Google must build more credibility among corporations wary of running their businesses on the servers of an internet-search company with little experience supporting the technology needs of big companies, other than its own….
  • PS4 4.5 Update Out
  • Blockchain is only as valuable as it is secure.
  • Twitter : No. of companies licensed to trial driverless vehicles in California :
    2015 : 7
    2017 : 27
  • Future of transport How blockchain will enable transactions across the transportation ecosystem
  • The Chinese search giant’s Deep Voice system learns to talk in just a few hours with little or no human interference.
  • Slideshare:  Design in Tech Report 2017
  • Slideshare: Blockchain Trend Report, 2017
  • Storing data in a single atom proved possible by IBM researchers
  • Facebook Messenger’s PM director Martinazzi leaves after launching Day
  • Bitcoin drops 15% after the SEC rejects the Winklevoss ETF (Exchange Traded Fund)
  • Twitter: Why voice is the future
  • Twitter: Evan Spiegel is Facebook’s head of product.
  • Facebook’s AI Chief: Machines Could Learn Common Sense from Video

Weekly#208

  • Twitch will start selling games and giving its streamers a cut
  • PlayStation VR sales reach 915,000 units
  • Google’s YouTube to Launch $35-a-Month Web-TV Service to carry more than 40 networks, including major broadcast and cable channels
  • YouTube Tops 1 Billion Hours of Video a Day, on Pace to Eclipse TV
  • YouTube ditches unskippable 30-second ads
  • Scientists have found a way of growing human tissue on apples
  • Facebook takes aim at Youtube with new standalone TV app
  • Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says SoftBank CEO
  • MWC 2017: Google Home speaker to launch in UK by June
  • Ford lets passengers stream live TV in-car with the 2018 Expedition
  • Hyperloop One is in early talks with the Indian government
  • How Are Retailers Using Artificial Intelligence? (Over a third use the technology in search efforts)
  • Mozilla acquires Pocket to gain a foothold on mobile devices
  • Apple Pay is now accepted by 36 percent of merchants in the U.S.
  • Google quietly launches Meet, an enterprise-friendly version of Hangouts
  • JPMorgan software does in seconds what took lawyers 360,000 hours
  • #WSJCIO
  • Self-Driving-Truck Startups Race to Take On Uber (Embark,Starsky Robotics and Drive.ai)
  • Snapchat Shares Surge 44% in Market Debut
  • Amazon Finds the Cause of Its AWS Outage: A Typo, (Amazon newsletter)
  • Spotify reaches 50 million paying users
  • Gold 2.0 (Bitcoin) Price Now Higher Than Gold 1.0 (Gold)
  • Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot dominates parkour on wheels in new footage