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Weekly#398

  • 2020 Turkey Media and Ad Stat by MMA (in Turkish)
  • Surging Online Sales Drive Growth for Shopify’s Fulfillment Service (WSJ)
  • New iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini
  • Virgin Galactic readies first spaceflight from Spaceport America for ‘later this this fall
  • Apple Is Poaching From Google’s iPhone Hacking Team
  • Zoom to start first phase of E2E encryption rollout next week
  • Zoom launches its events platform and marketplace, brings apps to your calls
  • Solar energy reaches historically low costs
  • Dropbox is the latest San Francisco tech company to make remote work permanent
  • This machine takes office-air CO₂ and turns it into fuel
  • Disney is restructuring its media and entertainment divisions, as streaming becomes the most important facet of the company’s media business…Disney+, which said in August it had over 60 million subscribers world-wide, has been a big beneficiary of the pandemic’s streaming surge.
  • Introducing the new Google Analytics
  • Your guide to MMX, Japan’s Martian Moons eXploration mission
  • Alphabet’s New Moonshot Is to Transform How We Grow Food…Project Mineral
  • How drone swarms will defend Britain
  • San Francisco Apartment Rents Crater Up to 31%, Most in U.S.
  • Germany drafting law to give people the legal right to work from home
  • EBay Goes Back to Basics“…He has distinguished eBay by focusing on “‘non-new in season”—the kind of merchandise you can’t generally find at the mall or on Amazon, including previous-season apparel, and used, vintage, and certified refurbished goods.”
  • Covid-19: China’s Qingdao to test nine million in five days.”..China said 11 million people in the city had been tested in 10 days earlier this year…In this process, a batch of between five and 10 samples was tested. Only if a sample tested positive would the team go back to carry out individual tests to see who was positive within the batch
  • Amazon’s Prime Day Accelerates Shift to Online Shopping (WSJ)
    • Overall spending on Amazon’s site increased by 36% in the U.S. during the two-day event compared with Prime Day last year, according to research firm Edison Trends, though that was lower than the 42% increase the company saw in 2019. Before the event, research firm eMarketer projected that Amazon’s total U.S. Prime Day sales would reach $6.17 billion.
    • Amazon didn’t disclose detailed financial figures for the event, but the company said third-party businesses on its platform sold more than $3.5 billion during the event, a nearly 60% increase from last year. An iRobot Roomba vacuum and Kids Against Maturity card game were among the bestselling items in the U.S.