Weekly#259

  • Google Assistant will support over 30 languages by year-end, become multilingual
  • SpaceX misses catching Falcon 9 rocket fairing with a giant net on a big ship
  • SpaceX just launched two of its space internet satellites — the first of nearly 12,000
  • Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now use its platform for RCS, the next generation of SMS
  • Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales
  • Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry
  • The line between Airbnb and your average hotel is thinningAirbnb is rolling out programs like hotel bookings and loyalty programs that make it look more like the industry it is trying to disrupt…
  • Amazon plans to open as many as six more cashierless Amazon Go stores this year
  • Amazon is now worth more than 2.5 Walmarts
  • Nike’s latest Air Jordan sneaker ‘drop’ showcased the potential of Snapchat commerce
  • Circle has bought Poloniex, a cryptocurrency exchange, for around $400 million
  • As AI Makes More Decisions, the Nature of Leadership Will Change