Amazon in Talks to Buy Dubai’s Souq.com in $1 Billion Deal
Skyscanner acquired for £1.4 billion by China’s Ctrip
Twitter: The % of mobile-only shoppers is astonishing. 50%+ for many of the top 15 retailers.
Twitter: Two-thirds (CEOs) said they believe technology will create greater value in the future than their workforce will, and 44% believe that automation, artificial intelligence and robotics will make people “largely irrelevant” in the years to come.
Twitter: Friday through Dec 25, estimated 1,500,000,000 packages will be delivered in the US by UPS+FEDEX+USPS (source: @parcelpending via @CNBC)
Stripe Inc., whose software is used by businesses to accept and track digital payments, will be valued at $9.2 billion in a new funding round that is being completed, the company said.
Universities’ AI Talent Poached by Tech Giants (Google, Baidu, Facebook lure away top computer science researchers responsible for training students)
Google Brain AI is now using its own language to translate between languages
Apple raked in a record 91 per cent of all smartphone profits in the third quarter
Japan plans supercomputer to leap into technology future
Samsung Charges Into Auto Tech With $8 Billion Deal for Harman
Jaguar Shows Its Concept for a Luxury Electric SUV
Siemens to Buy Mentor Graphics Amid Push to Digitize Heavy Industry
China Internet Giant Tencent’s Profit Jumps on Games Gains ($1.55 billion net profit in latest quarter)
Airbnb moves beyond accommodation into tours and immersive trips
Airbnb’s share of London lets triples in a year, agents say 7.6% of overnight stays in capital now via gig economy website
Skype Users Make Around 3 Billion Minutes Of Calls Every Day
You’re probably shopping for the most nutritious produce in the wrong aisle
Amazon is going to sell cars onlineAccording to Reuters, Fiat Chrysler will sell three models — the 500, the 500L, and the Panda — on Amazon’s Italian site at a price that is up to 30% cheaper than other dealerships. The service will only be available in Italy.
Tesla, SolarCity Merger Gets Shareholder Approval, Here’s everything you need to know about the solar roof Tesla plans to build with SolarCity
Amazon Challenges Netflix by Taking Video Service Global
Starry, an internet service provider (ISP) that promises to deliver super-fast internet access wirelessly, launched its first closed beta in the Boston area this week.
Apple has a secret team working to make the iPhone’s camera a portal to augmented reality
French technology group Sigfox, which is building a wireless network for connected devices, has launched a new funding round to raise €150m for further international expansion.
“The feeling when you realize the robots will steal your job.”