July 2018 archive

Weekly#282

  • Google joins the race to $1 trillion
  • SpaceX’s Third Hyperloop Pod Competition
  • Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox range reportedly includes a powerful console and a game streaming device
  • Yelp now tells you how clean your favorite restaurant is
  • Luke Wroblewski: What Can Bike Sharing Apps Teach Us About Mobile On-boarding Design
  • SoftBank Plans Payments Service for Japan by Year-End
  • Europe launched four more Galileo satellites on Wednesday, taking the number in orbit to 26 and moving a step closer to having its own navigation system
  • In a novel study to find out how early our instinct for cooperation begins, Yale researchers performed an experiment with kids between the ages of four and 10.
  • It is not the brain that determines if people are right or left-handed, but the spinal cord
  • Google is building “virtual agents” to handle call centers’ grunt work
  • What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages
  • AI defeats elite doctors in diagnosis competition
  • Netflix is adding over 100 new user profile icons
  • Google Cloud Next Conference Videos

Weekly#281

  • An executive’s guide to AI
  • Self-driving car startup Voyage brings on ex-Tesla, Cruise and Uber exec as CTO
  • How Facebook configures its millions of servers every day
  • WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation
  • Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea
  • Disney’s streaming service is resurrecting ‘The Clone Wars
  • For the first time, Microsoft brought in more than $100 billion in the last year
  • Extremely high-res outtakes from Apollo 11’s 1969 moon landing
  • all of Recode’s interviews from Code 2018
  • Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing
  • How Does Spotify Know You So Well?
  • China pours $1 billion into a ‘Hyperloop’ for cars
  • Toshiba’s flash chips could boost SSD capacity by 500 per cent
  • Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter unite to simplify data transfers
  • A new report estimates that “Fortnite: Battle Royale” has generated a billion dollars in revenue.
  • Google has been stealthily working on a successor to Android, and engineers reportedly want to start rolling it out within three years
  • Robots as nurses’ assistants
  • Facebook’s AI tourist finds its way around New York City by asking for help from another algorithm

Weekly#280

  • For the first time, Netflix tops HBO for most Emmy nominations
  • Google’s Apigee teams up with Informatica to extend its API ecosystem
  • Project Loon and Project Wing graduate from Google X
  • Apple partnered with Blackmagic Design on an external GPU for MacBooks
  • Broadcom acquires CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash
  • Technology in healthcare is moving from mainframes to iPhones
  • SolarWinds acquires real-time threat-monitoring service Trusted Metrics
  • Amazon’s share of the US e-commerce market is now 49%, or 5% of all retail spend
  • Adobe could bring Photoshop to the iPad
  • Blue Origin could charge $200k-$300k for a trip to space
  • From Twitter : Amazon has more than twice as much of the online retail market as its next 10 competitors combined
  • 3-D metal printing

Weekly#279

  • “…Tesla says it has reached a manufacturing milestone, producing more than 5,000 Model 3 sedans in a week. Now the electric-car maker must prove it’s not a one-time achievement...”
  • VW plans to launch an all-electric car sharing service next year
  • The Story Of WinRAR’s Neverending 40-Day Trial
  • A graph of programming languages connected through compilers
  • Is Vertical Farming Really the Future of Agriculture?
  • Home security is expected to be a $47.5 billion business by 2020
  • Google is Reportedly Looking to Take Over Call Centers With Its Duplex AI Assistant…”…The research firm ResearchAndMarkets projects the cloud-based customer call-centre market will reach about $21 billion by 2022—up from $6.8 billion in 2017…”
  • Amazon Takes a Page From Toys ‘R’ Us With a Holiday Catalog
  • Wireless speaker maker Sonos Inc files for IPO
  • Renault aims to launch Paris car-sharing scheme in September
  • “…Netflix will spend $12bn-13bn on content this year, $3bn-4bn more than last year. That extra spending alone would be enough to pay for all of HBO’s programming—or the BBC’s…”