September 2019 archive

Weekly#342

  • iOS 13 is now available to download
  • CRISPR removes antibiotic resistance gene from bacterium
  • Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon-neutral by 2040
  • Airbnb says it will go public next year
  • Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures
  • The man behind Tesla’s Powerwall is now pitching an all-in-one power management system for homes
  • Amazon is bringing a cash-based checkout option, Amazon PayCode, to the US
  • IBM will soon launch a 53-qubit quantum computer
  • Amazon launches Amazon Music HD with lossless audio streaming
  • Amazon/food sales: perdition postponed (FT: paywall)
  • …And now scientists believe the changing climate may put our brains at risk. A new analysis predicts that by 2100, increasing water temperatures brought on by a warming planet could result in 96 percent of the world’s population not having access to an omega-3 fatty acid crucial to brain health and function
  • Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished…an overall decline of 29 percent from 1970.
  • Mini Transformers: Scientists Have Created a Robot Made of Robots
  • Fiat Chrysler will set up an experimental fleet of up to 700 electric cars to test vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which allows power grids to use energy stored in car batteries to face demand during peak hours.
  • Fintech Company Stripe Joins Silicon Valley Elite With $35 Billion Valuation (WSJ: paywall)

Weekly#341

  • Apple iPhone 11 event
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple’s board of directors
  • Will Your Uploaded Mind Still Be You? (paywall)
  • Yelp adds predictive wait times and a new way for restaurants to share updates
  • The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new z15
  • Apple hid a secret message in its latest YouTube video
  • Electric cars are finally taking a (tiny) bite out of combustion engine sales
  • A Swiss house built by robots promises to revolutionize the construction industry
  • Six questions to ask yourself when reading about AI



Weekly#340

  • Modern applications at AWS
  • Amazon 2018 Letter to Shareholders
  • How Amazon’s Shipping Empire Is Challenging UPS and FedEx (paywall)
  • Fraudsters Used AI to Mimic CEO’s Voice in Unusual Cybercrime Case (paywall)
  • The Marketing Hype Cycle
  • This DIY Implant Lets You Stream Movies From Inside Your Leg
  • The next Apple Watch could feature sleep tracking
  • UPS introduces hybrid, long-range trucks that change modes based on where they are
  • Porsche expands on-demand subscription plans to four more cities
  • Opportunities for the global semiconductor market…growing market share by embracing AI…[PWC PDF]
  • YouTube launches a dedicated Fashion vertical
  • The US government projects the number of workers over 75 will double in the next decade
  • 60 Uses of Graphene – The Ultimate Guide to Graphene’s (Potential) Applications in 2019
  • Samsung to Launch Smartphone Meant to Make Blockchain Friendlier (paywall)
  • Revenue from recorded music in the U.S. rose 18% to $5.4 billion in the first half of the year (paywall)
  • The Time Netflix Considered Selling Itself to Amazon for Peanuts…In 1998, Netflix’s co-founders made a trip to Seattle that could have changed the world as we know it (paywall)