August 2018 archive


  • Germany reaches 100K home battery storage installations
  • Designing the Future of Work
  • Report: Future Scenarios and Implications for the Industry
  • Chinese investments in AI, chips, and electric vehicles have reached an estimated $300 billion
  • Innovation and Culture at Amazon
  • Report: The New Physics of Financial Services – How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem
  • Amazon’s Dominance in E-commerce
  • How Hollywood Is Racing to Catch Up With Netflix
  • Cary Fukunaga Doesn’t Mind Taking Notes from Netflix’s Algorithm
  • The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. Alvin Toffler
  • Amazon is preparing to roll out new, free video streaming services for Fire TV users
  • Essential Cheat Sheets for Machine Learning and Deep Learning Engineers
  • Apple announces the September 12 event, and new iPhones are likely
  • LEGO built a drivable Bugatti Chiron out of a million pieces of Technic
  • Clinc is building a voice AI system to replace humans in drive-through restaurants
  • Microsoft has introduced an AI-infused web design tool called Sketch2Code that converts hand-drawn webpage mockups into functional HTML markup


  • Alibaba cloud business grew 93 per cent in the most recent quarter to $710 million
  • World Bank launches first bond instrument built on a blockchain with the Australian Bank
  • Waymo has opened a subsidiary in China…The unit, called Huimo Business Consulting Co., opened in Shanghai on May 22…
  • AWS cuts in half the price of most of its Lightsail virtual private servers
  • Jeff Bezos could buy all of Amazon’s inventory, and then buy all of Boeing’s and Walmart’s too
  • Apple, IBM, and Google don’t care anymore if you went to college
  • A Kenyan nonprofit’s innovative aerial water system just won it the world’s largest humanitarian prize
  • Danish Maersk container ship trials Arctic route from South Korea to St. Petersburg
  • Q-Yachts delivers first all-electric day cruiser yacht
  • Tesla is working on ‘car karaoke’ mode with version 10 software update, says Elon Musk
  • Eventbrite files for $200 million IPO
  • Apple Has Hired 46 Ex-Tesla Employees This Year: Report
  • In 1973, an MIT computer predicted the end of civilization. So far, it’s on target.
  • Why mining the water on the Moon could open up space exploration
  • Self-driving cars will destroy a lot of jobs—they’ll also create a lot


  • Vector is a robot for grownups
  • App Annie: Android users will download 170 billion apps in 2018 thanks to Fortnite
  • Amazon Is in the Running to Buy a Movie Theater Chain
  • Amazon Is in the Early Stages of Entering the Health Insurance Comparison Business
  • PitchBook Data : 2018 Unicorn Report
  • Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out
  • Square cuts chip card processing time by 44% to 2 seconds
  • BCG Report: Television’s $30 Billion Battlefield
  • Apple could launch glasses in 2020, Apple Car in 2023, predicts analyst with strong track record
  • Netflix tests subscriber payment approach to cut Apple out


  • How AI Is Changing Sales
  • How Smart Speakers Are Poised to Reinvent the Travel Industry
  • Why Uber will win the scooter wars
  • MessageBird offers single API for customer comms across WhatsApp, WeChat, Messenger and more
  • Facebook builds its own AR games for Messenger video chat
  • The global heat wave as seen by satellites, airplanes, and weather stations
  • Snap’s strategy shifts win over advertisers more than users
  • The new genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level
  • When bots teach themselves to cheat
  • Why urban farming is changing the future of agriculture
  • (in Turkish) Levent Erden – Dijital CEO ile Teknoloji Sohbetleri #46
  • Snap’s Drop in Active Users Could Signal a Social Media Peak…Snapchat’s user base shrank by three million people last quarter
  • Visualizing real 3D weather using satellite imagery and SceneKit
  • “…It takes approximately half a billion files, or about 600 terabytes of storage and 120 million core hours of rendering, to create an animated feature-length film, Mr. Wike said. Put another way, it would take about 15,000 years to create a film on a laptop, he said…The company employs 800 artists worldwide and 200 IT and software development staff. Its on-premise data center consists of 48,000 processing cores…” WSJ
  • Magic Leap’s headset is real, but that may not be enough
  • Here’s how Fortnite hooked 125 million players
  • ‘Stories’ was Instagram’s smartest move yet
  • Gaming chat app Discord will start selling games to its 150 million users
  • Tinder will generate more than $800 million in revenue this year
  • Apple hints at plan to build a car after all as it rehires ex-Tesla engineering head
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