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  • Recode summary : WWDC 2017: Everything important Apple announced at its big event
  • SoftBank unit buys robotics businesses (Boston Dynamics and Tokyo-based Schaft)  from Alphabet Inc. Google acquired 9 robotics company in 2014.
  • External Graphics Development Kit
    macOS High Sierra brings support for external graphics processors to the Mac for the first time. The External Graphics Development Kit enables you to develop and test demanding graphics-intensive apps, including VR content creation, on any Mac with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.
  • Siri is set to play a much larger role in the Apple’s products.
  • Apple plans micro-LED displays for wearables: sources. The technology could cut reliance on Samsung and come as soon as 2018
  • QR code changed China’s social habits, …It’s being used to encourage tipping at restaurants, receive cash gifts at weddings
  • Apple announced the future this week (VRKit, ARKit, HomePod)
  • The U.K. has the fastest mobile speeds, with an average of 26 megabits per second, according to the latest State of the Internet Report by content delivery company Akamai.
  • Pinterest raised another $150 million and is now valued at more than $12 billion
  • Lyft is working with a third self-driving tech company
    …It’s a smart strategy for Lyft. Instead of spending money and time trying to build its own autonomous tech the way Uber is, Lyft is left with plenty of resources to pour into perfecting the efficiency of its network as well as user experience…

    The industry has yet to determine what will become the most important part of the self-driving ecosystem, though many experts have their thoughts. For Lyft, the ideal outcome is that the auto industry will eventually look a lot like airlines where customers know and make decisions based on the network — Delta, JetBlue, etc. — rather than the make and model of the plane itself…

  • Snap just acquired Placed, a company that tracks whether online ads actually lead to offline purchases. Google also announced this feature last month.
  • Domino’s Pizza shares have risen by around 1,500% since its IPO in 2004
  • Apple finally made it easy to share WiFi passwords
  • …today’s turbines are more cost-effective, more reliable, and generate vastly more electricity— 22 times more electricity than an average turbine installed in 1990
  • What Marketers Should Expect from Search in the Future
  • IKEA to try selling through third parties
  • Sony’s PlayStation VR headset sales top one million units
  • Amazon Imagines a Future of Infinite Computing Power
    When David Limp thinks about the future of Alexa, the AI assistant he oversees at Amazon, he imagines a world not unlike Star Trek—a future in which you could be anywhere, asking anything, and an ambient computer would be there to fulfil your every need.
  • Amazon Patents A Shipping Label With Built-In Parachute For Dropping Deliveries From Drones
  • Charlie Rose: Patrick Collison, the co-founder and C.E.O. of digital payment company, Stripe.
  • iOS 11 can automatically delete apps to save space
  • This Email Startup Wants You To Go Shopping In Your Inbox
  • Consulting firm to Wall Street: Don’t worry about blockchain’s cost — just start working with it
  • This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

“…In 1979, General Motors employed more than 800,000 workers and made about
2:0511 billion U.S. dollars. In 2012, Google made about 14 billion U.S. dollars while
employing 58,000 people…”