June 2019 archive

Weekly#330

  • Millennials don’t want to get drunk. What do they want? Apéritifs.
  • SpaceX’s latest Falcon launch has put a solar sail into orbit.”…LightSail is a crowdfunded solar sail project from The Planetary Society. Our LightSail 2 spacecraft, launched 25 June 2019, aims to become the first spacecraft in Earth orbit propelled solely by sunlight…” Kickstarter Campaign Link (2015)
  • Google’s new media literacy program teaches kids how to spot disinformation and fake news
  • Jony Ive is leaving Apple to launch a new firm
  • Enterprise SaaS revenue hits $100B run rate, led by Microsoft and Salesforce
  • NASA restores Apollo Mission Control to its 1969 Moon landing condition
  • The cost of an ad-free internet: $35 more per month
  • The Pentagon has a laser that identifies people by their heartbeat
  • Tesla is quietly developing its own EV battery cells

Pivoting to digital maturity

Weekly#329

  • Ericsson Mobility Report June 2019 [PDF]
  • Amazon expands air cargo fleet with 15 more planes, will have 70 planes by 2021
  • Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency
  • Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot
  • Google Maps is filled with false business addresses created by firms pretending to be nearby
  • Slack valued at more than $20bn in stock market (Paywall)
  • Driverless cars are going to disrupt the airline industry
  • Why the age of electric flight is finally upon us
  • Google Hardware quits the tablet business, again
  • iOS 13 will remind you to cancel your subscription when you delete an app

Weekly#328

  • Microsoft to Test New Videogame-Streaming Project (Paywall)
  • Netflix Exec Reveals Character Details for ‘Stranger Things’ Game, Teases Mobile Content
  • In upcoming versions of iOS and macOS, the new Find My feature will broadcast Bluetooth signals from Apple devices even when they’re offline, allowing nearby Apple devices to relay their location to the cloud
  • A Californian business is using A.I. to change the way we think about energy storage
  • The electric scooter wars won’t end
  • SoftBank launches the Innovation Fund, committing $2B to invest in Latin America
  • Semi-autonomous robots to make decommissioning nuclear reactors faster and safer
  • Barclays estimates Uber has 140,000 drivers in California and Lyft 80,000. That implies that Uber would owe about $222 million in payroll taxes and training costs each year, and Lyft $127 million, if drivers were considered employees.
  • Huawei looks to self-driving cars in bid to broaden AI focus. (Paywall)
  • Lab-Grown Meat Will Overtake Plants by 2040
  • The long-awaited upgrade to the US weather forecast model is here

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Mary Meeker

Weekly#327

  • The NHS App: a platform for innovation
  • In summary: Everything Apple announced in its WWDC 2019 keynote
  • George R.R. Martin’s next project is reportedly the video game, Elden Ring
  • Audi proves two little screens are better than one big screen
  • How to follow (and listen to) Recode’s 2019 Code Conference
  • Amazon’s real robot innovation is in the warehouse
  • Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes
  • Disruption Starts with Unhappy Customers, Not Technology
  • Turkey Birth Rate 2017 2,07  2018 1,99  (below 2.1)
  • NASA’s Mars Helicopter Testing Enters Final Phase
  • Robots will take over manufacturing industry by 2024