March 2019 archive

Weekly#316

Apple’s plan for its new TV service: Sell other people’s TV services

Robotics process automation startup UiPath raising $400M at more than $7B valuation

Paris to tax scooter and bike services

Amazon to Launch Mobile Ads, in a Threat to Google and Facebook

Chinese electric buses making biggest dent in worldwide oil demand…The report estimates that “for every 1,000 electric buses on the road, 500 barrels of diesel are displaced each day.”

Robots enable bees and fish to talk to each other

Global Box Office Flat in 2018, Netflix and Subscription Services Rise in Popularity

Ford will invest $850 million to add more production capacity for EVs

Korea to shift all commercial vehicles to fuel cell energy by 2035

Solve it can you? Speak Yoda how to

How Frito-Lay Applies Machine Learning

Teach Yourself Computer Science (a DIY curriculum)

Weekly#315

  • Lambda School. Link2
  • Rakuten TV expands to 42 European countries, gets direct button on Samsung, LG, Philips and Hisense remotes
  • MIT’s deflated balloon robot hand can pick up objects 100x its own weight
  • Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B
  • Ford is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to Austin
  • A Chinese subway is experimenting with facial recognition to pay for fares
  • The just-published Global Environment Outlook 6 was produced by 250 scientists and experts from more than 70 countries. “…The 700+ page report offers warnings on climate change, biodiversity, and freshwater pollutants, which “will see anti-microbial resistance become a major cause of death by 2050 and endocrine disruptors impact male and female fertility, as well as child neurodevelopment…” [REPORT]
  • Volkswagen boosts electric vehicle production by 50% with 22 million BEVs by 2029
  • U.S. esports advertising revenue to top $200 million by 2020
  • RTL to invest in streaming services
  • Google is reportedly shutting down its in-house VR film studio
  • The web in 30 years? It’ll be beyond our imagination, says Tim Berners-Lee
  • Nine companies are steering the future of artificial intelligence
  • Introducing Scratch 3.0: Expanding the creative possibilities of coding

Weekly#314

  • OECD Report : New technologies and 21st century children: Recent trends and outcomes
  • New Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability Found Actively Exploited in the Wild
  • YC’s latest moonshot bet is a startup building a $380K ‘flying motorcycle
  • Airbnb is acquiring a hotel company. So is Airbnb now a hotel company?
  • A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking. Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It?
  • “The rise in unprofitable IPOs reflects the general preference in both public and private markets for growth over profitability,” Paul Condra, lead analyst of emerging technologies at startup research firm PitchBook, told Recode.”
  • SpaceX CEO Musk’s security clearance under review
  • The PS4’s Remote Play update now lets you stream to iOS devices
  • From video game to day job: How ‘SimCity’ inspired a generation of city planners
  • Why ‘ji32k7au4a83’ Is a Remarkably Common Password

Weekly#313

  • Scientists use CRISPR to make stem cells invisible to immune system
  • Cedars-Sinai puts Amazon Alexa in patient rooms as part of a pilot program
  • Walmart acquires Israel’s Aspectiva, which analyses UGC to recommend products to shoppers
  • Chart: How the definition of “journalist” is changing
  • Altimeter’s Top Digital Trends for 2019
  • How Disney Built Star Wars, in real life
  • Zūm, a ridesharing service for kids, raises $40 million
  • ClassDojo, an app to help teachers and parents communicate better, raises $35M
  • Tesla closing retail stores in shift to online-only sales strategy
  • Google Translate is a manifestation of Wittgenstein’s theory of language
  • An Ingenious Injection Can Create Infrared Vision
  • SpaceX and NASA to Test Launch Crew Dragon, a New Ride to Orbit