Weekly#422

  • Global Gender Gap Report 2021
  • Chip Shortage Costs Carmakers Output of 1.3 Million Vehicles
  • Google Is Ending Cookies and the Ad Industry Has an Alternative
  • Google Maps has a wild new feature that will guide you through indoor spaces like airports
  • Containerize all the things! Arm v9 takes security seriously
  • Spotify Acquires Sports-Talk App Locker Room…Deal values the company at around $50 million (WSJ)
  • Microsoft wins US army contract for augmented reality headsets worth up to $21.9bn (FT)…Microsoft is supplying 120,000 HoloLens-based headsets to the US Army
  • Google is accelerating partial reopening of offices and putting limits on future of remote work…Google employees will begin returning to offices in a “limited” capacity in April, according to a memo on Wednesday…If after Sept. 1, employees want to work remotely for more than 14 days per year, they will need to formally apply.
  • Amazon says it expects some employees to return to the office this summer, most will return in fall
  • ILM shows off the new Stagecraft LED wall used for season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian
  • What Covid-19 Taught Us About Telemedicine (WSJ)
  • TSMC to Invest $100 Billion to Increase Semiconductor Output (WSJ)
  • High-Frequency traders eye satellites for ultimate speed boost (WSJ) …but one satellite operator has touted speeds of less than 29 milliseconds from Chicago to London.
  • Apple to build battery-based solar energy storage project in Monterey County