Weekly#319

  • The Twilight of Combustion Comes for Germany’s Empire of Engines
  • Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa
  • Disney+ streaming service launches on November 12, with a price of $6.99 per month…The Mandalorian Will Be Available on Disney+…The Simpsons will stream exclusively…
  • Skype now lets you share your Android or iOS phone screen on video calls
  • Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year
  • DHL launches Africa eShop app for global retailers to sell into Africa
  • Computer Scientists Play Key Role in First Image of Black Hole
  • Google’s Next Big Money Maker Could Be the Maps on Your Phone…Google Maps is an indispensable part of life for more than 1 billion people, who use it to commute, explore new cities or find a hot new restaurant
  • Here’s who owns everything in Big Media today
  • Gartner and IDC agree: Global PC shipments fell to exactly 58.5 million in Q1 2019
  • Google Chrome engineers want to block some HTTP file downloads


Weekly#318

  • Falcon Heavy’s first real launch on Sunday is the dawn of a new heavy-lift era in space
  • Skype now supports up to 50 group call participants, topping rivals
  • Amazon reportedly readying its Alexa-powered answer to AirPods
  • Amazon’s Rise in Ad Searches Dents Google’s Dominance : WSJ
  • Apple Music Overtakes Spotify in Paid U.S. Subscribers: WSJ
  • 8 Top Findings in Gartner CMO Spend Survey 2018-19
  • Elon Musk: Self-driving Teslas are going to make their owners money by competing with Uber, Lyft
  • Useable energy stored in different materials, by weight
  • Amazon will launch thousands of satellites to provide internet around the world
  • New battery will give electric cars over 600 miles of range

Weekly#317

  • Palantir wins $800 million contract to build the U.S. Army’s next battlefield software system
  • The best thing about Apple’s new TV app is that you don’t need an Apple TV
  • The 5 biggest announcements from Apple’s March event
  • Sony celebrates 4.2 million PSVRs sold — or about twice as many Sega CD accessories
  • A new Star Wars audio-only novel will explore Count Dooku and Asajj Ventress’ backstory
  • Warner Music will release 20 albums made by an algorithm this year
  • McDonald’s spent a reported $300 million to acquire an AI company
  • Apple’s new credit card means the tech giant is now battling the same banks that built Apple Pay
  • How Apple Card works
  • Facebook launches searchable transparency library of all active ads

Weekly#316

Apple’s plan for its new TV service: Sell other people’s TV services

Robotics process automation startup UiPath raising $400M at more than $7B valuation

Paris to tax scooter and bike services

Amazon to Launch Mobile Ads, in a Threat to Google and Facebook

Chinese electric buses making biggest dent in worldwide oil demand…The report estimates that “for every 1,000 electric buses on the road, 500 barrels of diesel are displaced each day.”

Robots enable bees and fish to talk to each other

Global Box Office Flat in 2018, Netflix and Subscription Services Rise in Popularity

Ford will invest $850 million to add more production capacity for EVs

Korea to shift all commercial vehicles to fuel cell energy by 2035

Solve it can you? Speak Yoda how to

How Frito-Lay Applies Machine Learning

Teach Yourself Computer Science (a DIY curriculum)