Weekly#255

  • 2017 Retrospective: A Monumental Year for the App Economy
  • Facebook bought a startup that specializes in verifying government IDs
  • Here’s who owns everything in Big Media today
  • Netflix now has nearly 118 million streaming subscribers globally
  • Amazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, will finally open on Monday — with no checkout lines and no cashiers
  • Photos: Here’s what the new Amazon Go cashierless convenience store looks like
  • Facebook appoints a new AI research head
  • Apple will release its HomePod on February 9
  • Alexa’s cousins have plans to infiltrate the financial industry
  • Google is working on bringing AR to Chrome with downloadable 3D objects
  • Stripe will end bitcoin support because customers aren’t interested
  • Google Assistant can now match voices to specific Netflix profiles
  • DJI is taking over every inch of the drone market
  • First Look at Nintendo Labo
  • Airbnb reached full-year profitability for 2017, and it’s adding a former Amex CEO to its board
  • Davos World Economic Forum 2018 Videos
  • Annual smartphone shipments in China declined for the first time in 2017
  • Research into full-body tracking at Facebook hints at broader AR/VR ambitions
  • Meg Whitman to Lead Mobile-Video Startup New TV
  • WEF 2018: AI is more profound than electricity or fire, says Sundar Pichai
  • UK teenagers are to be taught about artificial intelligence with the launch of a new deep learning teaching kit
  • 5 ways voice assistance is shaping consumer behaviour
  • the new AI-related company has been created in the UK every week for the last three years.
  • Netflix is five times cheaper than Pay TV on an hourly basis:
    Pay TV: $0.73/hour
    Netflix: $0.15/hour