December 2018 archive

Weekly#304

  • 2018’s tech trends and tribulations in 14 charts
  • Belgian drone traffic management startup Unifly raises €14.6 million
  • New solar technology could be the next big boost for renewable energy
  • A homework app that instantly solves problems for students with the snap of a photo is now worth $3 billion
  • Willy Wonka and the Medical Software Factory
  • Fortnite sends Epic Games to a $3B profit in 2018: Report
  • Amazon’s R&D spending is poised to top the GDP of Iceland…Amazon has ramped its research and development spending in the last decade, growing it from $1.2 billion in 2009 to $22.6 billion in 2017…
  • The EU is giving Netflix and Amazon two years to make 30% of their catalogues European
  • You can catch a mood from watching YouTube videos
  • Netflix releases interactive episode of dystopian drama Black Mirror
  • Preemptive Transformation: Fix it before it breaks
  • Naval Twitter | Naval Quotes

Weekly#303

  • For the first time, a Chinese car is coming to the US—and it’s electric…China adds a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks…
  • Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry
  • AI chip startup Graphcore closes $200M Series D, adds BMW and Microsoft as strategic investors
  • Globally, new solar power plants added almost 35% to new power generating capacity in 2017
  • SoftBank Leads $385 Million Bet on Fair, a Subscription-Car Startup
  • App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps
  • Google Lens can now identify more than one billion products—four times the number it covered at launch.
  • Scientists to give artificial intelligence human hearing
  • SoftBank’s Vision Fund is preparing to invest $1 billion in Grab
  • Amazon Air expands with 10 more cargo aircraft, bringing fleet to 50 planes
  • Google AI Principles updates, six months in

Weekly#302

  • Facebook wants you to buy HBO on Facebook and watch HBO on Facebook
  • 2018’s tech trends and tribulations in 14 charts
  • Pimcore closes $3.5M for its open-source data platform to expand in the US
  • Facebook open sources PyText NLP framework
  • AI 2018 Index – Annual Report
  • AI Transformation Playbook
  • This drone shrinks to fit
  • International money transfer company TransferGo scores $17.6M Series B
  • Netflix is testing a new feature that lets you instantly replay scenes (for some reason)
  • Starbucks adding delivery services to more than 2,000 stores via Uber Eats
  • Starting in 2020, all new homes in California must come with solar panels. Builders are getting ready
  • A Google-backed vertical farm startup just raised another $90 million to build in cities across the US
  • Electric cars will soon be cheaper to make than gas cars: battery-maker ...Electric vehicle batteries will cost less than $100-per-kWh to make by 2020; and less than $50-per-kWh by 2025...
  • Powering customer journeys in the age of AI
  • At least 15 central banks are serious about getting into digital currency

Weekly#301

  • Samsung will release a 5G phone in 2019
  • DeepMind claims early progress in AI-based predictive protein modelling
  • The friendship that made Google Huge
  • SpaceX Launches 19th Rocket in a Year, a Company Record
  • AWS re:invent Slides
  • Here’s how far you’ll need to travel from McDonald’s to Burger King for a 1-cent Whopper
  • Navigating the Data Science Careers Landscape (part 1)
  • What Does an Ideal Data Scientist’s Profile Look Like? (part 2)
  • The semiconductor industry and the power of globalisation
  • Comcast, Fox, Disney and WarnerMedia currently account for about 20 per cent of Netflix’s content library… (Netflix Originals 8 per cent)
  • Twelve Key Emerging Technologies