January 2016 archive


  • Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem Report (compass)
  • A Search Engine for Your Memories
    An inventor at IBM has patented technology for a cognitive assistant that could learn all about you, then remind you of a name you can’t remember the moment you need to say it.(The Atlantic)
  • Apple Reports 1 Billion “Active” Devices (Tech Crunch)
  • Facebook Inc. on Wednesday posted more than $1 billion in quarterly profit for the first time (WSJ)
  • AWS revenues grew about 69% between Q4 2015 and the year-ago quarter, going from $1.42 billion to $2.41 billion.AWS is also profitable, and profits nearly tripled, from $240 million to $687 million.

    Microsoft’s overall revenue from server products plus Azure was about $5.1 billion, the vast majority of the “Intelligent Cloud” segment’s overall $6.34 billion (the rest comes from consulting and support) (Business Insider)

  • There’s over 200 separate individual parts” in the iPhone’s camera module…The iPhone’s camera is so good because 800 people are working on it (The Verge)

  • Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus Secret Camera Project Revealed
    April, Apple made a $20 million purchase of the camera technology company LinX Computational Imaging Ltd and, in so doing, acquired technologies enabling the use of multiple cameras which can combine their outputs into a single image with claimed DSLR-like quality. (Fortune)





















  • Foxconn Offers $5.3 Billion to Take Over Sharp (WSJ)
  • Uber Prepares Meal-Delivery Service for 10 U.S. Cities
    Customers in Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere will be able to use dedicated UberEats app (WSJ)
  • Startup Pays Cash to Buy Homes, Flip Them (WSJ)
  • Hyperloop Race Picks Up Speed (WSJ)
  • Google Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Search Bar on IPhone (Bloomberg)
  • DLD 2016 Conference Videos (Youtube)















  • The Obama administration is proposing to spend nearly $4 billion in a decade to accelerate the acceptance of driverless cars on U.S. roads and curb traffic fatalities and travel delays. (WSJ)
  • Google mapped out a massive model city with a mini Street View car and it’s incredible (Business Insider)
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  • Netflix just announced its first comedy show from a YouTube star (Business Insider)
  • Microsoft has finished rolling out Skype Translator to all Windows users (Business Insider)
  • China’s Xiaomi missed its target for 2015 and shipped just over 70 million handsets (Business Insider)
  • YouTube, Netflix Claim 55% Of Total North American Downstream Internet Traffic
















  • Netflix launches in 130 countries, including Turkey (Hurriyet Daily News)
  • Fitbit Takes 18% Stock Hit For Invading Apple’s Personal Smartwatch Space (TechCrunch)
  • Lenovo Is Making The First Google Project Tango Phone (TechCrunch)
    (Project Tango combines 3D motion tracking with depth sensing to give your mobile device the ability to know where it is and how it moves through space.)
  • Daqri’s Smart Helmet Hands On (TechCrunch)
  • Nvidia Announces Another Car ‘Supercomputer’ at CES (computing power of about 150 MacBook Pro laptops that would cost about $300,000) (TechCrunch)
  • Four New Elements Complete Row Seven On The Periodic Table (Fortune)
  • U.S. Drone Users Number At Least 181,000 (WSJ)
  • YouTube will soon support HDR video for improved color and detail (TNW)
  • Microsoft will soon launch its own SIM cards for Windows 10 devices (TNW)

















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