April 2019 archive

Weekly#319

  • The Twilight of Combustion Comes for Germany’s Empire of Engines
  • Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa
  • Disney+ streaming service launches on November 12, with a price of $6.99 per month…The Mandalorian Will Be Available on Disney+…The Simpsons will stream exclusively…
  • Skype now lets you share your Android or iOS phone screen on video calls
  • Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year
  • DHL launches Africa eShop app for global retailers to sell into Africa
  • Computer Scientists Play Key Role in First Image of Black Hole
  • Google’s Next Big Money Maker Could Be the Maps on Your Phone…Google Maps is an indispensable part of life for more than 1 billion people, who use it to commute, explore new cities or find a hot new restaurant
  • Here’s who owns everything in Big Media today
  • Gartner and IDC agree: Global PC shipments fell to exactly 58.5 million in Q1 2019
  • Google Chrome engineers want to block some HTTP file downloads


Weekly#318

  • Falcon Heavy’s first real launch on Sunday is the dawn of a new heavy-lift era in space
  • Skype now supports up to 50 group call participants, topping rivals
  • Amazon reportedly readying its Alexa-powered answer to AirPods
  • Amazon’s Rise in Ad Searches Dents Google’s Dominance : WSJ
  • Apple Music Overtakes Spotify in Paid U.S. Subscribers: WSJ
  • 8 Top Findings in Gartner CMO Spend Survey 2018-19
  • Elon Musk: Self-driving Teslas are going to make their owners money by competing with Uber, Lyft
  • Useable energy stored in different materials, by weight
  • Amazon will launch thousands of satellites to provide internet around the world
  • New battery will give electric cars over 600 miles of range