Weekly#414

  • Why Big Companies Keep Failing: The Stack Fallacy
  • Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO…Andy Jassy, head of Amazon Web Services, will take the reins as CEO beginning in the third quarter
  • Amazon reports first $100 billion quarter following holiday and pandemic shopping surge
  • Fire TV now reaches more than 50 million monthly active users around the world.
  • eBay’s sneaker category exploded with triple-digit growth last quarter
  • Amazon timeline
  • Alphabet revenue up 23% as core advertising business shows strong growth
  • Airstream’s New Trailer Comes With Beds That Transform Into an Office
  • “…in uncertain economic times there is often nostalgia for decor from former decades associated with comfort and stability…”
  • Facebook makes the case for activity tracking to iOS 14 users in new pop-ups
  • Sony says semiconductor shortage makes increased PS5 production difficult…Sony shipped more than 4.5 million PlayStation 5s
  • Spotify: 155 million premium subscribers, 345 million monthly active users
  • Apple will invest $3.6 billion in Kia Motors to build an Apple Car, report says
  • South Korea Leads World in Innovation as U.S. Exits Top Ten
  • Google Cloud lost $5.61 billion on $13.06 billion revenue last year
  • When the Electric Car Is King, Less Energy Is More
  • iOS 14.5 will support PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers
  • Neuralink has wired up a monkey to play video games using its mind
  • Pixel phones will be able to read your heart rate with their cameras
  • SpaceX Starlink public beta begins: It’s $99 a month plus $500 up front
  • VW Group will handle self-driving car development in-house, report says
  • Apple’s mixed reality headset could cost $3,000 and include 8K displays
  • We’re Teaching Robots to Evolve Autonomously—So They Can Adapt to Life Alone on Distant Planets
  • Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 aren’t launching this year
  • How the search for a ‘death ray’ led to radar
  • YouTube Expands Its CTV and Sports Offerings Ahead of Upfront Season