Weekly#355

  • Over 1,500 Ring passwords have been found on the dark web
  • Uber’s ride-hailing business hit with ban in Germany
  • Abu Dhabi leads $167 million investment in Spanish delivery app Glovo
  • Broadcom Looks to Sell Unit That Could Fetch $10 Billion | Credit Suisse helping chip maker find a buyer for its RF wireless-chip unit (paywall)
  • The Earth’s magnetic North has moved 1,400 miles since it was discovered in 1831
  • Amazon will establish a new headquarters for its Kuiper satellite broadband project
  • SpaceX successfully launches Kacific 100Mbps satellite…The satellite will provide connectivity to remote areas across 25 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Amazon Logistics division was on track to deliver 3.5 billion packages globally in 2019 — which accounts for approximately half of all of its worldwide orders, according to a spokesperson. (For comparison, UPS, which was founded 112 years ago, delivered 5.2 billion packages and documents for all of its customers in 2018.)
  • Nvidia unveils Orin, its next-gen SOC for autonomous vehicles and robots
  • The Machines Are Learning, and So Are the Students…[1]
  • Airbnb is a platform not an estate agent, says Europe’s top court

Weekly#354

  • Pandora launches interactive voice ads
  • DataRobot is acquiring Paxata to add data prep to machine learning platform
  • Robot bartending company is handing out cash to the people it is replacing
  • Google Assistant’s interpreter mode is coming to iOS and Android
  • Blue Origin has now flown – and landed — the same rocket six times
  • Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to president and COO
  • Chrome now warns you when your password has been stolen
  • NASA releases Martian water map for future astronauts

Weekly#353

  • Spotify’s Daniel Ek Has a Plan to Harness Hollywood for Podcasts and Create “the World’s No. 1 Audio Platform
  • Rocket Lab launches 10th Electron mission with successful rocket booster re-entry
  • Media Landscape
  • How Amazon’s Ring is creating a surveillance network with video doorbells
  • The first computer chip with a trillion transistors (paywall)
  • Waymo robotaxi app arrives on the App Store
  • 41 Cart Abandonment Rate Statistics
  • Amazon pushes cloud revolution into its second phase…AWS offers to put its cloud into the datacentres of its customers (paywall)
  • AWS speeds up Redshift queries 10x with AQUA
  • AWS Launches & Previews at re:Invent 2019 – Tuesday, December 3rd
  • AWS Launches & Previews at re:Invent 2019 – Wednesday, December 4th


Weekly#352

  • Alexa’s voice can now express disappointment and excitement
  • QZ:  The World In 50 Years
  • Pi-rate Radio
  • Farmers Put Cows in VR So They Can Chill
  • Yes, electric vehicles really are better than fossil fuel burners
  • How does a Brain-Computer Interface Work?
  • Scientists hit 21.6% perovskite cell efficiency using concentrator PV
  • Elon Musk: Tesla Cybertruck already has 200,000 pre-orders
  • Deutsche Telekom looking into a possible merger with Orange: Handelsblatt
  • Google is going to deploy Loon balloons in rural Peru…Loon’s solar-powered balloons reach altitudes of more than 12 miles (19.3 kilometres) above Earth and can cover areas within a 25-mile radius. Over the last decade, the company has improved the balloons’ life span to an average of 150 days (the record so far is 223 days).
  • How heat from the sun could help clean up steel and cement
  • Uber’s Shared Driver Accounts (paywall)
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