Weekly#415

  • Preparing for the Next Macroeconomic Cycle — and Its Risks
  • When Will Life Return to Normal? In 7 Years at Today’s Vaccine Rates
  • Disney says it now has 94.9 million Disney+ subscribers
  • United Airlines orders 200 vertical-takeoff electric airplanes
  • What, Exactly, Is Amazon Web Services?
  • Qualcomm objects to Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm acquisition
  • Spotify will let employees work from anywhere after the pandemic
  • Breached water plant employees used the same TeamViewer password and no firewall
  • Bitcoin Hits Record as Mastercard, BNY Mellon Embrace Crypto
  • Google is testing a dark mode for desktop search
  • Microsoft approached Pinterest about a takeover (Paywall: FT)
  • Top 100 subscription apps grew 34% to $13B in 2020, share of total spend remained the same
  • Monzo, nearing 5 million customers, has recruited a new US CEO
  • Android 12 leak appears to show major redesign with color-changing UI
  • The Apple car, briefly explained
  • Facebook Is Said to Be Building a Product to Compete With Clubhouse
  • The price of solar electricity has dropped 89% in 10 years
  • All the Coronavirus in the World Could Fit Inside a Coke Can, With Plenty of Room to Spare
  • The future of “smart” cities is in street lights
  • Germany to let citizens store ID cards on smartphone
  • The cinemas now hiring out their screens to gamers
  • Earth to Voyager 2: After a Year in the Darkness, We Can Talk to You Again
  • In a major new pandemic trend, people are turning to carbon dioxide monitoring devices to help assess ventilation quality
  • How Car Makers Collided With a Global Chip Shortage (Paywall: WSJ)