Weekly#311

     From Ben Evans
  • Amazon Launches Private Label Cosmetics in Europe
  • Amazon is buying mesh router company Eero
  • Life on the small screen [PDF]
  • Amazon’s marketing spend soars to $8.2bn to rival P&G and Unilever
  • Pinterest 100: The top trends for 2019
  • Netflix Has Saved Every Choice You’ve Ever Made in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  • This website automatically generates new human faces. None of them are real. They are generated through AI. Refresh the site for a new face https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/
  • New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators
  • NASA Calls It Quits for Opportunity Mars Rover After 15-Year Mission
  • Samsung bets big on network gear
  • Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions
  • Berkshire trims Apple stake, adds Suncor and Red Hat, exits Oracle
  • Aluminum may be key to making exosolar systems with water worlds

Weekly#310

    • Amazon, Sequoia invest in self-driving car startup Aurora
    • Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ feature on iOS to automate offline viewing
    • The Raspberry Pi store is much cooler than an Apple Store
    • Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code
    • Facebook Acquires Visual Shopping Startup to Bolster AI Work
    • Artificial Intelligence Study of Human Genome Finds Unknown Human Ancestor
    • Apple’s internal hardware team is working on modems now, likely to replace Intel
    • Affectiva’s AI hears your anger in 1.2 seconds
    • Amazon reportedly reconsiders New York expansion

Weekly#309

  • Tesla Model Y is coming in 2020
  • Apple is getting closer and closer to spelling out its TV strategy
  •  The forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service will be partially supported by ads
  • Roughly half of Instagram’s users 1 billion users now use Instagram Stories every day. That 500 million daily user count is up from 400 million in June 2018
  • Facebook’s banned research app
  • Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
  • Apple blocks Google from running its internal iOS apps
  • Robot learns to play Jenga
  • Apple Exerts Power as Privacy Protector
  • Amazon Web Services brought in more money than McDonald’s in 2018
  • How do you turn around the culture of a 130,000-person company? Ask Satya Nadella
  • 10 leading companies are trying to make powerful, low-cost lidar

Weekly#308

  • The ‘future book’ is here, but it’s not what we expected
  • Facebook launches petition feature
  • 2019 Predictions for Big Tech and Beyond (Scott Galloway)
  • PEW Study: Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data
  • App economy expected to be $120 billion in 2019 as small screen leads digital transformation efforts
  • a16z Notes on Security in 2019
  • Why Forgetfulness Might Actually Help You (WSJ) ...Forgetting can help us block out useless or outdated information and keep us from fixating on a single set of ideas or thoughts. And contrary to the notion that forgetfulness reflects a withering of brain cells, scientists say it can actually be driven by the growth of new neurons in the hippocampus, a brain region linked to memory…
  • Apple cuts 200 staff from its Project Titan autonomous car division
  • Samsung is getting into robotics
  • Why There Are No Nuclear Airplanes
  • World Economic Forum: The Global Risks Report 2019 Video PDFThe
  • Mac App Store welcomes Office 365
  • Jaguar tests self-driving cars that project their next move