Weekly#254

  • Now Open – Third AWS Availability Zone in London
  • Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon
  • Apple has hired tech team from data science startup SVDS
  • …Foursquare’s data, with over 3 billion visits/month around the globe, 105 million global venues, and 25 million people globally
  • a new TV series with MSNBC about tech, jobs and the future
  • Facebook wants more people watching videos together at the same time…a new feature called “Watch Party” to try and make that happen
  • Tech Nation 2018 UK Survey
  • Microsoft execs say in 20 years we’ll all have digital assistants that will be our alter egos — and we need to set ground rules while we still can
  • Google’s mysterious new operating system looks completely different from Android
  • Amazon raises price of its Prime membership