Weekly#331

  • Apple Music Hits 60 Million Subscribers
  • Bill Gates at Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Video
  • Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers
  • Google and Facebook Are Sucking the Brains Out of Europe…Europe is too worried about protecting old metal-bashing industries and not nearly enough about the exodus of deep-tech startups to the U.S…
  • Amazon introduces computer vision into warehouses (FT: paywall)
  • WeChat wants to own tourism…MyHelsinki is a first stab at intermediating Chinese tourism dollars
  • Apple’s iOS 13 update will make FaceTime eye contact way easier
  • According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the iOS App Store and Google Play combined brought in $39.7 billion in worldwide app revenue in the first half of 2019
  • Bitcoin’s energy consumption ‘equals that of Switzerland’…around seven gigawatts of electricity, equal to 0.21% of the world’s supply…That is as much power as would be generated by seven Dungeness nuclear power plants at once.
  • GPS on the Moon? NASA’s working on it
  • NASA’s Dragonfly Will Fly Around Titan Looking for Origins, Signs of Life
  • The consulting firm Moody’s Analytics says climate change could inflict $69 trillion in damage on the global economy by the year 2100
  • After the Honeymoon Ends: Making Corporate-Startup Relationships Work (BCG)