Weekly#284

  • How AI Is Changing Sales
  • How Smart Speakers Are Poised to Reinvent the Travel Industry
  • Why Uber will win the scooter wars
  • MessageBird offers single API for customer comms across WhatsApp, WeChat, Messenger and more
  • Facebook builds its own AR games for Messenger video chat
  • The global heat wave as seen by satellites, airplanes, and weather stations
  • Snap’s strategy shifts win over advertisers more than users
  • The new genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level
  • When bots teach themselves to cheat
  • Why urban farming is changing the future of agriculture
  • (in Turkish) Levent Erden – Dijital CEO ile Teknoloji Sohbetleri #46
  • Snap’s Drop in Active Users Could Signal a Social Media Peak…Snapchat’s user base shrank by three million people last quarter
  • Visualizing real 3D weather using satellite imagery and SceneKit
  • “…It takes approximately half a billion files, or about 600 terabytes of storage and 120 million core hours of rendering, to create an animated feature-length film, Mr. Wike said. Put another way, it would take about 15,000 years to create a film on a laptop, he said…The company employs 800 artists worldwide and 200 IT and software development staff. Its on-premise data center consists of 48,000 processing cores…” WSJ
  • Magic Leap’s headset is real, but that may not be enough
  • Here’s how Fortnite hooked 125 million players
  • ‘Stories’ was Instagram’s smartest move yet
  • Gaming chat app Discord will start selling games to its 150 million users
  • Tinder will generate more than $800 million in revenue this year
  • Apple hints at plan to build a car after all as it rehires ex-Tesla engineering head