Weekly#342

  • iOS 13 is now available to download
  • CRISPR removes antibiotic resistance gene from bacterium
  • Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon-neutral by 2040
  • Airbnb says it will go public next year
  • Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures
  • The man behind Tesla’s Powerwall is now pitching an all-in-one power management system for homes
  • Amazon is bringing a cash-based checkout option, Amazon PayCode, to the US
  • IBM will soon launch a 53-qubit quantum computer
  • Amazon launches Amazon Music HD with lossless audio streaming
  • Amazon/food sales: perdition postponed (FT: paywall)
  • …And now scientists believe the changing climate may put our brains at risk. A new analysis predicts that by 2100, increasing water temperatures brought on by a warming planet could result in 96 percent of the world’s population not having access to an omega-3 fatty acid crucial to brain health and function
  • Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished…an overall decline of 29 percent from 1970.
  • Mini Transformers: Scientists Have Created a Robot Made of Robots
  • Fiat Chrysler will set up an experimental fleet of up to 700 electric cars to test vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which allows power grids to use energy stored in car batteries to face demand during peak hours.
  • Fintech Company Stripe Joins Silicon Valley Elite With $35 Billion Valuation (WSJ: paywall)