Weekly#419

  • The road to electric is filled with tiny cars
  • What’s Next for Ad Tech?
  • “…proverbial $2 electric motor which prevents completion of a $50,000 car…”
  • Study shows online school reviews reflect school demographics more than effectiveness
  • Chernobyl: The True Cost Of Technical Debt
  • Chernobyl DevOps: Software Engineering, Disaster Management, and Observability (source LinkedIn  post by Levent Oner)
  • Netflix test stops you from using someone else’s password
  • Luminar, Volvo subsidiary partner to sell automated driving systems to automakers
  • “…What are the key challenges that will drive the longer-term change agenda? We would highlight three pivotal themes which will drive many others emanating from enterprises, business ecosystems and the natural ecosystem respectively…First, the pandemic has illuminated the need to build resilience. There will be more unexpected shocks in the future, and our research suggests that resilience is not only valuable during crises…Second, the shift to new distribution and working models has accelerated the digital transformation agenda and also raised the associated competitive stakes…Third, climate change will come into even greater focus.
  • Cryptominers have already cracked Nvidia’s RTX 3060 hash rate limiter
  • Scientists developed a clever way to detect Deepfakes by analyzing light reflections in the eyes 
  • Adobe Photoshop now runs natively on M1 Macs
  • Rocket Lab will directly challenge SpaceX with its proposed Neutron launcher
  • Beeple’s $69 million NFT sale marks a potentially transformative moment for the art world
  • Jack Dorsey’s first tweet may fetch $2.5 million, he’ll donate the NFT proceeds to charity
  • Disney+ only needed 16 months to crack 100 million subscribers
  • How Coupang is ‘out-Amazoning even Amazon,’ according to Goodwater Capital
  • Amazon Quietly Began Building a Grocery Chain During Pandemic
  • Understanding Coupang: Setting a New Bar for Global E-Commerce?
  • Apple to invest $1.2 billion in silicon design center in Germany
  • Professor Scott Galloway just raised $30 million for an online school that upskills managers fast
  • SpaceX plans Starlink broadband for trucks, ships, and planes
  • PayPal to acquire cryptocurrency security startup Curv
  • Does NFT Art Spell Trouble for Auction Houses and Dealers? (WSJ)
  • Covid-19 Rewrote the Rules of Shopping. What Is Next? (WSJ) “…A quarter of the nation’s malls will close by 2023…Roughly 40% of mall square footage in China is devoted to food and beverage, compared with 11% in the U.S., according to Ms. Weinswig…Stores morphed into Amazon-style fulfillment centers during the pandemic as retailers looked for places to pack online orders.One reason that won’t change once the economy reopens: It is cheaper. Target said it costs on average 40% less to ship orders that it fulfills from its stores, compared with the expense of shipping from its warehouses…