Weekly#481

  • Bionic Reading
  • Apple previews new accessibility features combining the power of hardware, software, and machine learning
  • …Ads were supposed to be on their way out, replaced by subscription money. Now Netflix, Disney, and everyone else is learning to live with them
  • Mastercard Rolls Out Biometric Payments
  • …Apple Inc. executives previewed its upcoming mixed-reality headset to the company’s board last week, indicating that development of the device has reached an advanced stage, according to people with knowledge of the matter
  • For the first time since the pandemic, leisure and business flights surpass 2019 levels
  • Klarna, Buy-now-pay-later startup, valued last year at $46 billion, could see its valuation fall by one-third in a tough environment for tech companies (WSJ)
  • Netflix has updated its  culture memo
  • Amazon Head of Devices: Company Focused on Real-World Tech, Not Metaverse (WSJ)
  • Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley kingmaker, is advising its portfolio founders to “plan for the worst” as startups across the globe scramble to navigate a sharp reversal after a 13-year bull run.
  • State of the Java Ecosystem Report from New Relic
  • Uber, Grocery Outlet partner to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery
  • Meta Unveils WhatsApp Cloud API at Its Conversations Event
  • Scientists Grow Plants in Lunar Soil
  • The banks collapsed in 2008 – and our food system is about to do the same
  • TikTok plans big push into gaming, conducting tests in Vietnam
  • TikTok shot past Facebook’s time-spent record in 2021, reaching 44 daily minutes per user.


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