• 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


  • Facebook is now labeling political ads…Political advertisers will also need to register with Facebook by “confirming their identity and location.
  • Netflix is now worth more than Comcast. 150 B USD
  • Snap is launching an accelerator to try and invest in the next big media business
  • Slideshare: 4 Facts Every Exec Must Know About A.I. Automation
  • Sony: Next PlayStation is at least three years off
  • Solar To Surpass Wind In 18 Months, Become Fourth Largest Energy Capacity In The World
  • China is exporting facial recognition software to Africa, expanding its vast database
  • All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years
  • “…More than 23.4 million people will open the Starbucks app to pay for their coffee or tea at least once every six months in 2018, according to eMarketer, which just edges out Apple Pay’s 22 million biannual users. Google Pay trails in third place, with 11.1 million people using the service to pay once every six months…” QZ
  • Why Germans pay cash for almost everything
  • Scientists discovered massive hidden canyons in Antarctica that could spell bad news for the rest of the planet
  • Building Uber’s Future in France
  • “…If the United States wants to capitalize on the opportunities created by AI, companies, and policymakers need to think critically about how to encourage workers to invest in new skills and become lifelong learners...” The Hill
  • “…Intel collaborates with Novartis on the use of deep neural networks (DNN) to accelerate high content screening – a key element of early drug discovery. The collaboration team cut time to train image analysis models from 11 hours to 31 minutes – an improvement of greater than 20 times…”
  • Path Math: How AI Can Find a Way Around Pathologist Shortagetesting an AI microscope that could help address the pathologist shortage. The GPU-powered device automatically scans and analyzes blood smears and other biological samples to detect problems.
  • Microsoft is creating an oracle for catching biased AI algorithms
  • Bioprinting is the next medical revolution
  • 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018
  • Facebook trained its AI using 3.5 billion Instagram images
  • Gartner: Global business value from AI will reach $1.2 trillion by the end of 2018


  • YouTube adds a new section for displaying additional credits for songs
  • YouTube revamps its Red subscription service to offer standalone music streaming
  • Pluralsight prices its IPO at $15 per share, raising over $300M
  • Google acquires Cask Data to beef up its tools for building and running big data analytics
  • Food delivery’s untapped opportunity
  • Hulu’s mobile and web apps get the new live TV guide, better recommendations and more
  • PayPal will spend $2.2 billion to buy the Square of Europe — iZettle
  • Elon Musk details his plan to rid LA of traffic with $1 rides on the Boring Co. ‘Loop
  • Google Chrome is removing the secure indicator from HTTPS sites in September
  • In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?
  • The Verge obtained a leaked copy of an internal Google video that offers a “Black Mirror”-style vision of how data could direct human behavior.
  • Gmail can now autocomplete entire emails with a new feature called Smart Compose
  • California To Require All New Homes To Have Solar Panels Starting In 2020


  • The meaning of the Vision Fund
  • McKinsey. Platform Plays
  • Apple is reportedly working on a new credit card
  • Dropbox said it had more than 500 million registered users of both its free and paid services. (11.5 million paying users, the average revenue per paying user was $114.30, compared to $110.79 for the same period last year.
  • Nvidia…Sales of graphics-processing chips designed for use in data centers soared 71% year over year to $701 million
  • Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?
  • Facebook is implementing a massive product reorganization
  • Google I/O Keynote Video  and 15  announcements
  • F8 2018 Sessions
  • Apple is worth $945 billion
  • Klout is shutting down
  • Android P looks exciting, but only about 6% of phones are running the latest version of Android
  • The challenge: Describe programming in five words.
  • Ben Evans: Coming soon – captchas for phone calls.
  • ​SK Broadband rolls out 2.5Gbps internet

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