Weekly#416

  • Perseverance Rover has landed on Mars
  • “…When the Perseverance rover sets down on Mars on Thursday, another NASA spacecraft already there will be listening for the thump-thump that will result when the newcomer arrives…”
  • Why Google’s Internet Balloon Project Loon Failed
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX raised $850 million, jumping valuation to about $74 billion
  • Russia, China to sign agreement on international lunar research station
  • Google closes Stadia’s dedicated game studios after less than 2 years
  • Glassdoor now lets you filter company ratings by demographics
  • YouTube TV to Launch Option for 4K and Unlimited Streams, TikTok-Like YouTube Shorts Coming to U.S. in March
  • Ford says it will go all-electric in Europe by 2030
  • Jaguar to become all-electric brand from 2025
  • Apple will proxy Safe Browsing traffic on iOS 14.5 to hide user IPs from Google
  • Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle
  • Bitcoin Jumps to $50,000
  • Bitcoin market cap hits $1 trillion
  • No 2. cryptocurrency ethereum soars to record high as bitcoin rally continues
  • “…China dominates battery production today, with 93 “gigafactories” that manufacture lithium-ion battery cells, vs. only four in the United States, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence…”
  • Sequoia-Backed Grocery App Dingdong Maicai Mulls U.S. IPO
  • Coupang, South Korean E-Commerce Giant, Unveils U.S. IPO Plan (paywall: WSJ)…Coupang S-1 Document
  • Shopify Q4 Presentation
  • 3 ways that the U.S. population will change over the next decade
  • Apple reportedly negotiating to build iPads in India
  • Nvidia is purposefully making its new RTX 3060 graphics cards less efficient to mine Ethereum cryptocurrency.
  • How to audit Core Web Vitals
  • Microsoft announces Office 2021, available for Windows and macOS later this year
  • “…Apple has posted multiple job listings indicating that it is hiring engineers to work on 6G technology internally so it does not have to rely on partners like Qualcomm…”
  • Google announces the Android 12 Developer Preview
  • Math learning app Photomath raises $23 million as it reaches 220 million downloads
  • Google has appointed Dr. Marian Croak to lead its responsible artificial intelligence division within Google Research
  • AI creates psychedelic visual interpretations of famous poems
  • IBM Explores Sale of IBM Watson Health (paywall: WSJ)
  • China May Ban Rare Earth Technology Exports on Security Concerns