Weekly#212

  • SpaceX Lofts Commercial Satellite With Reused Rocket In Historic Flight
  • Lyft is turning cabs into fixed-route shuttles in its latest experiment
  • Australia lays claim to the biggest solar farm in the world. (The solar farm will consist of 3.4 million solar panels and 1.1 million batteries which will be able to produce 330 MW (1 MW can power up to 1,000 homes) and store up to 100 MW.)
  • The forthcoming video service, to be called go90, was a quarter-billion-dollar bet that Verizon could evolve from a staid telecommunications company into a hip, Netflix-like digital native — and everybody wanted a piece of the shiny new toy
  • Apple’s $5 billion campus opens next month
  • A team of Wall Street analysts think Amazon will be worth $910 billion by 2027 (Projection : AWS 76 B USD, Prime 450 mio subs. (100 mio subs currently)
  • Silicon Valley: Season 4 Trailer (HBO)
  • Facebook will reveal at its F8 conference a new class of group bots that work inside Messenger group chats. These group bots can keep users informed about real-time news such as a sports game’s progress, e-commerce deliveries and more
  • Automated Robots Building Large Scale Renewable Energy Power Plants Likely Within the Next 30 Years
  • Robots will be the next big utility, like electricity, expert Martin Ford says
  • Why the United Arab Emirates Is Building a Space Program From Scratch
  • WeChat 889 mio users
  • Disney researchers have developed innovative technology that will allow people to charge their devices in a truly wireless fashion
  • Ford Hires 400 BlackBerry Engineers  to Work on Connected Cars
  • Canadian government said it would dedicate US$94 million in funding toward developing AI in Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton—cities with top universities.
  • Amazon quietly launches its own social media influencer program into beta
  • Square Boosts Global Payments Ambitions With U.K. Expansion
  • Baidu’s AI group has grown to roughly 1,300 people, which includes the 300-person Baidu Research
  • These AI bots created their own language to talk to each other
  • Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI
  • How AI and blockchain will change business organization