February 2020 archive

Weekly#363

  • GSMA cancels Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus concerns
  • Our phones can now detect health problems from Parkinson’s to depression. Is that a good thing?
  • Microsoft’s game streaming service Project xCloud launches in preview on iOS
  • Blue Origin’s new rocket engine production facility opens on Monday
  • Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to the Moon for NASA to prepare for the Lunar Gateway
  • Shopify Annual Report PDF [2019]
  • The making of Mojo, AR contact lenses that give your eyes superpowers
  • Tesla owner says remotely disabled Autopilot features have been restored
  • Apple might use its own 5G antenna in its 2020 iPhones
  • Britain sets new daily record for wind generation, topping 44% of country’s electricity consumption
  • Online-only platforms are going offline with permanent spaces
  • YouTube says it paid the music industry more than $3 billion last year
  • WhatsApp hits 2 billion users, up from 1.5 billion 2 years ago
  • Is a $1000 Aftermarket Add-On as Capable as Tesla’s Auto­pilot and Cadillac’s Super Cruise?

Weekly#362

  • Spotify Q4 reports 271M total MAUs on revenues of $2B, podcast listening grows 200%
  • Jeff Weiner will step down as CEO of LinkedIn June 1, product head Ryan Roslansky steps up
  • Disney+ is up to 28.6 million subscribers…Disney added 10 million the first day it launched
  • Spotify is buying Bill Simmons’s The Ringer to boost its podcast business…It’s the fourth podcast deal Spotify has done in a year.
  • Scientists have discovered that a longtime fungal resident of the Chernobyl complex could actually “eat” radiation.
  • YouTuber uses neural networks to upscale 1896 short film to 4K 60 fps
  • IMF: Oil-rich Gulf Arab states may spend savings in 15 years
  • SpaceX ‘likely to spin out’ and pursue an IPO for Starlink satellite internet business
  • Good at StarCraft? DARPA wants to train military robots with your brain waves
  • YouTube makes $15 billion a year from ads — and pays more than half of that to video makers
  • Netflix begins streaming in AV1 on Android
  • 7-Eleven is the next retailer to test cashierless stores
  • Apple Watch Outsells the Entire Swiss Watch Industry in 2019
  • Exclusive: China’s mobile giants to take on Google’s Play store – sources
  • Academics steal data from air-gapped systems using screen brightness variations
  • Microsoft now sees Amazon and Google as its main gaming threats
  • How to Approach Industry 4.0 – Your 2020 Checklist