Weekly#273

  • 20 takeaways from Meeker’s 294-slide Internet Trends report
  • Recode’s 2018 Code Conference Video Playlist
  • Conversions@Google 2018
  • Google is quietly formulating a new strategy for China
  • AWS’s Neptune graph database is now generally available
  • Airbnb’s new Stories feature is an attempt to sell a new business line: Travel services
  • Amazon will now directly pay top Alexa ‘kid’ skill developers in the U.K. and Germany
  • Nvidia’s mini supercomputer is the fastest single computer humanity has built
    “…with a half-terabyte of high-bandwidth memory (HBM) it is said to be capable of replacing as many as 300 CPU-driven servers on its own, offering a much more powerful and compact computing solution for data-driven tasks…”
  • How Amazon’s robot warehouses swing into action the moment you press ‘buy
  • Watch Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic test its tourist spaceplane
  • Artificial intelligence can recognize you by the way you walk…“…“Each human has approximately 24 different factors and movements when walking, resulting in every individual person having a unique, singular walking pattern…”
  • SoftBank’s investment into GM’s Cruise
  • “…A research team at Harvard is now building molecules one atom at a time. The goal is to better understand the minimal requirements and exact properties of the chemical reaction…”
  • why AT&T decided to buy Time Warner, according to CEO Randall Stephenson…“A key variable is the direct relationship with the customer, and a lot of the media companies don’t have that direct relationship with the customer…” 
  • The experience economy will be a ‘massive business,’ according to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky