June 2018 archive

Weekly#278
  • Facebook’s new patent
  • Amazon private label
  • Amazon Buys Online Pharmacy PillPack for $1 Billion
  • Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles
  • Now AI is beating us at our favorite video games
  • Verizon is shutting down go90
  • New York to Boston in 36 minutes thanks to VTOL air taxi, says Transcend Air
  • Snap is launching a gaming platform
  • Airbnb aims to be ‘ready’ to go public from June 30, 2019, creates cash bonus program for staff
  • The Matrix Calculus You Need For Deep Learning
  • Google Maps may be getting Waze’s best feature: incident reporting
  • New study: Wind power will work on Mars. This is a game-changer.
  • Google researchers created an amazing scene-rendering AI
Weekly#277
  • Developers can now take Google App Maker out for a test drive
  • IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans
  • Amazon launches an Alexa system for hotels
  • The top ten games from E3 2018
  • Roblox, the hit gaming company you may not have heard of, could be worth $2.5 billion
  • Amazon’s try-before-you-buy fashion service is now available to all Prime members
  • AT&T launches a low-cost live TV streaming service, WatchTV
  • PayPal to buy Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management, for $120M
  • The Legend of Nintendo
  • New AI method increases the power of artificial neural networks
  • Microsoft matches Google Lens with AI-powered visual search for Bing
  • Google Assistant’s Continued Conversations feature makes voice commands less awkward
  • 6 Free UX Design Courses From Top Universities Worldwide
  • Affordable Satellite Communication By Bivystick
  • Live image detection with iOS 12
  • The market cap of Netflix just passed Citigroup
  • How robots are changing the farming industry
  • US Digital Currency
  • Uber drivers made more than $600 million in tips in one year
Weekly#276
  • Amazon 3.5 million USD competition to make Alexa Chat like a human
  • AT&T can buy Time Warner. What does that mean for everyone else?
  • Machines learn language better by using a deep understanding of words
  • How ARKit 2 works, and why Apple is so focused on AR
  • Microsoft tech may help Walmart get rid of cashiers and checkout lines
  • Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases
  • A new feature in the iPhone operating system shows how much time you spend on your phone.
  • Dreams is a new company that’s reformatting TV for smartphones.
  • Goto Conference Videos
Weekly#274
  • McKinsey: Achieving business impact with data
  • This AI Can Clone Any Voice, Including Yours
  • The US passed China with a supercomputer
  • The Apple Watch will soon ditch its mechanical buttons, the report says
  • Tesla says the Model 3 body line is now 95% automated
  • Tesla’s version 9 software update is coming in August
  • Next year, people will spend more time online than they will watching TV. That’s a first.
  • Spotify is starting to compete with the music labels by signing direct deals with music acts
  • Hans Vestberg to take over as Verizon’s CEO in August
  • Apple introduces the AI phone
Weekly#273
  • 20 takeaways from Meeker’s 294-slide Internet Trends report
  • Recode’s 2018 Code Conference Video Playlist
  • Conversions@Google 2018
  • Google is quietly formulating a new strategy for China
  • AWS’s Neptune graph database is now generally available
  • Airbnb’s new Stories feature is an attempt to sell a new business line: Travel services
  • Amazon will now directly pay top Alexa ‘kid’ skill developers in the U.K. and Germany
  • Nvidia’s mini supercomputer is the fastest single computer humanity has built
    “…with a half-terabyte of high-bandwidth memory (HBM) it is said to be capable of replacing as many as 300 CPU-driven servers on its own, offering a much more powerful and compact computing solution for data-driven tasks…”
  • How Amazon’s robot warehouses swing into action the moment you press ‘buy
  • Watch Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic test its tourist spaceplane
  • Artificial intelligence can recognize you by the way you walk…“…“Each human has approximately 24 different factors and movements when walking, resulting in every individual person having a unique, singular walking pattern…”
  • SoftBank’s investment into GM’s Cruise
  • “…A research team at Harvard is now building molecules one atom at a time. The goal is to better understand the minimal requirements and exact properties of the chemical reaction…”
  • why AT&T decided to buy Time Warner, according to CEO Randall Stephenson…“A key variable is the direct relationship with the customer, and a lot of the media companies don’t have that direct relationship with the customer…” 
  • The experience economy will be a ‘massive business,’ according to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky