Weekly#373

  • …SARS-CoV-2 has a mutation rate of less than 25 mutations per year, compared with influenza’s mutation rate of almost 50 mutations per year, according to an analysis by computational biologists of the Nextstrain consortium…” (WSJ)
  • EU data portal launches to support COVID-19 research
  • Apple Mobility Trends Reports
  • Google Mobility Reports
  • “…In general, emerging use-cases for 5G can be classed into two groups: those requiring a low latency round-trip time between device and application service (e.g. cloud gaming, server-side video rendering and deep learning) and those characterized by localized/site-bound application deployment (e.g. Industry 4.0, controller software for machines, sensors and actuators in factories)…”
  • It’s time to build by Marc Andreessen
  • 15.77 million paid net additions. That brings Netflix’s total paid subscriber count to 182.86 million
  • AWS and Facebook launch an open-source model server for PyTorch
  • How Covid-19 is making millions of Americans Healthier
  • Air quality is way better in nine major cities after coronavirus confinement
  • What future do airlines have? Three experts discuss
  • Five EU countries call for 100% renewable energy by 2050
  • Peloton May Feel the Recessionary Burn (WSJ)
  • Bill Gates: The first modern pandemic & the scientific advances we need to stop COVID-19.
  • Germany’s COVID-19 contacts tracing app to link to labs for test result notification
  • First version of Apple and Google’s contact tracing API should be available to developers next week
  • AWS launches Amazon AppFlow, its new SaaS integration service
  • “...Airbnb’s home page is suddenly very focused on three things — online experiences, monthly stays and what you’re calling “frontline,” which is an area for hosts to offer housing to healthcare staff and first responders
  • Telegram hits 400M monthly active users
  • …Amazon’s private-label business encompasses more than 45 brands with some 243,000 products, from AmazonBasics batteries to Stone & Beam furniture …39% of U.S. online shopping occurs on Amazon, according to research firm eMarketer…The majority of Amazon’s sales—58%—come through third-party sellers, primarily small and medium-size firms that list their items for sale on Amazon’s Marketplace platform.”WSJ (Paywall)
  • The World Bank predicts global remittances will fall by 20% this year
  • Google’s Flutter: 2 million developers
  • Boston Dynamics open-sources health care robotics toolkit for telemedicine, vitals inspection, and disinfection