Weekly#387

  • How fiction can help us imagine the future
  • Amazon Q2 Results…$88.9 billion in sales
  • Shopify Q2 Results
  • NASA has launched the most ambitious Mars rover ever built
  • 17 ways technology could change the world by 2025
  • Microsoft analyzed data on its newly remote workforce
  • Netflix breaks record with 160 Emmy nominations
  • Machine learning has been used to automatically translate long-lost languages
  • Grubhub Generates Sales, Not Profit, During Pandemic (Paywall: WSJ)
  • For Videogame Giants, Pandemic Lockdowns Fuel Gamers’ Spending…Electronic Arts posts strongest June quarter sales in its 38-year history (Paywall: WSJ)
  • “…In 1950, each woman gave birth on average to 4.7 children. By 2017 the figure had dropped to 2.37. Populations start to shrink when the average birth rate falls below 2.1. By 2100 the average number of births per woman will have fallen to 1.7…”
  • Trained dogs were able to sniff out Covid-19 infections with 94% accuracy: study
  • Burberry and Tencent team up for concept stores
  • Five key moments from the big tech hearing
  • Amazon bought Ring for market position, not technology, emails suggest
  • Read Steve Jobs’ emails about why you can’t buy digital books in Amazon’s apps
  • Emails show Mark Zuckerberg feared app startups were building faster than Facebook in 2012
  • Peacock has added 10 million customers since April
  • Atlassian acquires asset management company Mindville