April 2018 archive

Weekly#267

  • Netflix added more than seven million subscribers during Q1
  • Walmart is in advanced talks to acquire Amazon’s India rival Flipkart
  • SoftBank is in talks to invest in data storage company Cohesity at a $1 billion valuation
  • SpaceX’s valuation is expected to climb to $24 billion
  • Google initiative looks to preserve walkable copies of Earth’s historical sites on the web
  • Scientists accidentally create a mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles
  • This clever new font combines braille with Latin and Japanese alphabets
  • Uber Eats is the fastest-growing meal delivery service in the U.S.
  • Jeff Bezos says Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members
  • Netflix launches 30-second preview videos on mobile
  • EarthNow promises real-time views of the whole planet from a new satellite constellation
  • McKinsey: Notes from the AI frontier insights from hundreds of use cases
  • China’s WeChat Isn’t Just An App—It’s A Cross-Cultural Education
  • Apple is planning to launch a premium subscription for news, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
  • Chaos Engineering
  • React OS
  • Personalize Your Alexa Experience in Minutes with Alexa Skill Blueprints

Weekly#266

  • How much would you pay for Facebook without ads?
  • SpaceX’s president says we’ll be able to take a rocket to Shanghai — or Mars — ‘within a decade
  • A cryptocurrency startup is investing cryptocurrency in a cryptocurrency fund that invests in other cryptocurrency startups
  • Uber users will be able to book e-bikes, buy public transit tickets and rent a car via the Uber app — and it’s all part of a bigger plan
  • AT&T’s 5G trials produce gigabit speeds and 9ms latency
  • Researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) to discover nearly 6,000 previously unknown species of virus.
  • Disney kicks off its streaming future today with ESPN+
  • new Gmail design
  • Apple Music now has over 40 million subscribers
  • Apple is developing a TV show based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series
  • Digital license plates are set to be tested in Dubai
  • Spotify to offer TV and movies in drive to boost growth
  • Retail AR
  • bring #horror movies to life in AR
  • Amazon spent nearly $23 billion on R&D last year — more than any other U.S. company

Weekly#265

  • How Do You Count Endangered Species? Look to the Stars
  • Elon Musk’s Neuralink files permit to build the biological research lab
  • Google has reached its 100pc renewable energy purchase goal
  • Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica Harvested Data of Up to 87 Million Users
  • Scammers abused Facebook phone number search
  • Waymo tests for the weirdest possible situations
  • EmTech Digital 2018 coverage
  • How $1 flows from Spotify to recording artists
  • Amazon’s Lord of the Rings will be the ‘most expensive TV series ever
  • Digital Transformation | AWS Webinar
  • Deep Learning: Application Landscape – March 2018