Weekly#347

  • AWS Customers Rack Up Hefty Bills for Moving Data (paywall)
  • Google Claims a Quantum Breakthrough That Could Change Computing
  • Tesla Returns To Profitability, Smashes Analyst Estimates
  • “The Last of Us Part II” is now scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 4 on May 29, 2020
  • Some of the universe’s heavier elements are created by neutron star collisions
  • Netflix launches Rs 199 ($2.8) mobile-only monthly plan in India
  • An Uber boss insists its flying taxis will be fully functional by 2023, and says the company is talking with NASA to find a way to manage air traffic
  • The think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative reported that four in five coal plants in the European Union were unprofitable and utilities faced losses of nearly 6.6 billion euros this year.
  • Apple Pay Overtakes Starbucks as Most Popular Mobile Payment Platform in the US
  • No one expected The Athletic could get people to pay for sports news. Now it has 600,000 subscribers.
  • ‘Whoa, it worked!!’: Elon Musk successfully tweeted using a Starlink satellite for the first time…SpaceX plans to start offering Starlink broadband services in 2020
  • “If you’re creating a paid-for product, you have to start charging from day one.”
  • AI Weekly: In China, you can no longer buy a smartphone without a face scan
  • Archive of memos
  • Gartner’s top 10 strategic predictions for 2020