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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

Weekly#207

  • Tesla said Wednesday it is on track to begin production in July on the car, and announced plans to ramp up to 5,000 vehicles a week in the fourth quarter.
  • Researchers at Alphabet unit, Dutch institute demonstrated ‘collision attack’ on cryptographic technology known as SHA-1, Google publicly broke one of the major algorithms in web encryption, called SHA-1. The company’s researchers showed that with enough computing power — roughly 110 years of computing from a single GPU — you can produce a collision, effectively breaking the algorithm. We’ve known this was possible for a while, but nobody has done it, in part because of the possible fallout.
  • Google’s Waze Plans Expansion of Ride-Sharing Service
  • Facebook is starting to put ads in the middle of its videos
  • Around 40 light-years away, seven Earth-sized planets have been spotted orbiting closely around a small, ultra-cool star. It’s one of the largest solar systems that’s ever been discovered outside of our own, and it’s a particularly enticing find in the ongoing search for extraterrestrial life.
  • Tesla will double the number of Supercharger locations in North America in 2017, the company revealed today in its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company currently has 2,636 Superchargers at 373 locations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and plans to have twice as many locations open by the end of 2017.
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is getting a digital release on March 24th
  • WhatsApp Adds Snapchat-Like Story Feature Called Status
    Messaging app is latest Facebook property to crib popular feature from upstart rival, Snap Inc.
  • Telegram hits 100m users
  • Serious Cloudflare bug exposed a potpourri of secret customer data
  • One vaccine to wipe out ALL mosquito-borne diseases? It’s in clinical trials
  • Bees learn to play golf and show off how clever they really are
  • The hidden new business opportunity in autonomous cars
  • Amazon today announced that there are now more than 10,000 Alexa skills available on devices like the Amazon Echo. By comparison, there were roughly 130 skills available last January, and Amazon surpassed the 5,000 mark just last November.
  • 40 years of personal computing
  • Tesla wants to sell future cars with insurance and maintenance included in the price
  • Bill Gates: the robot that takes your job should pay taxes
  • An email fail made Google suspect Uber was copying its self-driving-car technology
  • 7 amazing technologies we’ll see by 2030
  • China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency
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