Weekly#262

  • Spotify’s first day of trading will be April 3
  • …Apple’s market cap is at an all-time high of more than $922 billion. Soon it could be the first company to reach a $1 trillion valuation
  • Facebook launches Express Wi-Fi app for its local-operated hotspots
  • Don’t foul this free-throwing Toyota basketball robot
  • Amazon’s top original shows generated an estimated 5M new Prime members
  • Experian acquires UK’s ClearScore and its financial product matching engine for $385M
  • Astronaut’s DNA no longer matches that of his identical twin, NASA finds…Preliminary results from NASA’s Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly’s genes did not return to normal after his return to Earth two years ago…
  • Russia will launch a mission to Mars in 2019
  • GM is spending $100 million on production-ready autonomous cars
  • Google is opening up Maps so game developers can create the next Pokémon Go
    …The first wave of games includes Jurassic World and The Walking Dead
  • Lyft will build self-driving cars with top auto parts supplier Magna
  • China’s WeChat Isn’t Just An App—It’s A Cross-Cultural Education
  • With millions of users, WeChat’s mini-programs draw favor among the diverse range of businesses