Weekly#453

  • The ‘Metaverse’ Prompts High-Stakes Race for Big Tech
  • Metaverse article2 (WSJ)
  • Hackers are stealing data today so quantum computers can crack it in a decade
  • Neuro-ID takes in fresh capital to combat fraud from all of our taps, types and swipes
  • Autonomous driving startup Momenta raises another $500M
  • Helion Energy will use $500M Series E to power up its fusion energy efforts
  • Peloton shares collapse 35% as momentum for its at-home fitness equipment slows
  • Amazon Glow
  • US charging infrastructure is outpacing forecasts, study finds (goal of 500,000 chargers by 2030)
  • Facebook to stop using facial recognition, delete data on over 1 billion people
  • “…Facebook researchers have found that 1 in 8 of its users report engaging in compulsive use of social media that impacts their sleep, work, parenting or relationships, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal…”  (WSJ)
  • Meta is reportedly planning physical stores to showcase its products
  • DJI releases new flagship Mavic drones — Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine
  • Nintendo Quarter Results
  • How to use your AirPods’ spatial audio feature and experience immersive surround sound
  • Your next car may come without a touchscreen and other tech as the chip shortage wreaks havoc on automakers
  • New York City’s mayor-elect says he wants to be paid in Bitcoin
  • Uber prices are still way up, so the company is bringing back carpooling
  • House passes Joe Biden’s $1.2tn bipartisan infrastructure bill (FT)
  • Airbnb Posts Record Results After Busy Summer Travel Season
  • Alphabet launches AI company to discover new drugs (FT)

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