Weekly#443

  • PayPal launches its cryptocurrency service in the UK
  • Xiaomi acquires autonomous driving firm as it looks to boost nascent electric vehicle business
  • Visa Hails Its $150,000 USD Cryptopunk Acquisition as a ‘New Chapter for Digital Commerce
  • Apple’s Rising Class of Leaders Will Shape a Post-Tim Cook Era
  • A Verge investigation shows how going exclusive stunted Rogan’s power
  • Popular outrage, not economics, will determine the fate of Big Tech
  • World’s first crewless, zero emissions cargo ship will set sail in Norway
  • New lithium metal battery has energy density of 560 Wh/kg (most EV’s are at 250 Wh/kg) and retains 90% of its capacity after 1000 cycles.
  • Mastercard is phasing out magnetic stripes on its cards starting in 2024
  • Apple’s Secret Weapons For Growing Revenue: Advertising and Search
  • Scammers and Hackers See New Frontier in NFT Art (WSJ)
  • Amazon’s New World MMO is getting an open beta on September 9th
  • Facebook Said to Consider Forming an Election Commission
  • Facebook’s Novi digital wallet could be used to hold NFTs, an exec said
  • Alphabet’s drone delivery service Wing hits 100,000 deliveries milestone…The company has found success in the Australian suburbs
  • Jolla hits profitability ahead of turning ten, eyes growth beyond mobile
  • U.S. plans COVID-19 booster shots at six months instead of eight
  • Anti-cheat services in video games are now a selling point
  • Xiaomi reports record 64% revenue growth, acquires Deepmotion for $77.3 million
  • Older Tesla vehicles to get UI performance boost thanks to famed video game engineer
  • Turns Out The Hardest Part of Making a Game Is…Everything
  • The Farmers market is moving online
  • Global electric power demand surges above pre-pandemic levels
  • Microsoft to launch cloud gaming service on Xbox consoles

 

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