Weekly#335

  • TikTok-parent ByteDance is getting into mobile search
  • Revolut launches stock trading in limited release
  • Amazon acquires flash-based cloud storage startup E8 Storage
  • Amazon develops a new way to help Alexa answer complex questions.. related blog post
  • Prodly announces $3.5M seed to automate low-code cloud deployments
  • Spotify hits 108M paying users and 232M overall, but its average revenue per user declines
  • Apple’s services revenue grows 13% year-over-year
  • Consumer internet companies are easy to understand, but hard to create
  • Vizio rolls out its Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast TV platform
  • Hello Heart raises $12 million for at-home monitoring and behavioral treatment for hypertension
  • DeepMind creates algorithm to predict kidney damage in advance (paywall)
  • News consumption in the UK
  • Artificial intelligence is quietly disrupting the fragrance development process
  • A Wikipedia for Generation Z…Famous Birthdays has become a go-to database of teen culture—and is ushering in a whole new generation of stars.
  • AI’s new workforce: the data-labelling industry spreads globally (paywall)
  • The Hottest Phones for the Next Billion Users Aren’t Smartphones…First-time internet consumers are connecting to the web on a new breed of device costing about $25
  • Digital Platforms Inquiry [PDF]
  • The $60 Gadget That’s Changing Electronic Music
  • LightSail 2 becomes first spacecraft to change orbit using sunlight
  • How Robots Change the World, Oxford Economics [PDF]
  • How to prepare children for the jobs of the future
  • Physical factors such as natural light, temperature and air quality can increase the learning progress of primary school pupils by as much as 16% in a year.
  • Amazon as experiment