Weekly#364

  • AWS acquired Datarow
  • Morgan Stanley Is Buying E*Trade, Betting on Smaller Customers…Investment bank will pay $13 billion for the e-broker (paywall)
  • In 2020, Amazon will deliver more packages in the United States than FedEx…Amazon to deliver 3.5 billion packages through own network in 2019
  • Apple is considering letting users change default email, browser, music apps in iOS
  • Battery charging meets machine learning
  • DoorDash, Grubhub and others are weighing tie-ups or looking for funding…“…DoorDash Inc., Postmates Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc.’s Eats have each discussed merging in various combinations last year, according to people familiar with those talks. None resulted in a deal…” (paywall)
  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company Finishes First Tunnel for 155mph Vegas Loop
  • China Turns to Health-Rating Apps to Control Movements During Coronavirus Outbreak…Tech giants such as Alibaba and Tencent tapped to develop color-coded systems to classify people based on their health conditions and travel history (paywall)
  • Twitch to top 40 million US viewers next year, forecast says
  • Why DNA tests are suddenly unpopular
  • Google launches the first developer preview of Android 11…Currently, the release schedule calls for monthly developer preview releases until April, followed by three betas and a final release in Q3 2020.
  • Etsy Accelerates AI Experimentation Thanks to Cloud (Paywall)
  • How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ILM invisibly reinvented film and TV production
  • Powerful antibiotic discovered using machine learning for first time
  • A group of ex-NSA and Amazon engineers are building a ‘GitHub for data
  • Almost half of connected medical devices are vulnerable to hackers exploiting BlueKeep