Weekly#423

  • China Creates its Own Digital Currency, a First for Major Economy (WSJ)
  • Hitachi Ltd. ’s $9.6 billion purchase of digital-engineering firm GlobalLogic Inc. amounts to a big bet that enterprise software will unleash the power of big data on heavy industry. (WSJ)
  • The rise and fall of a massive industry based on missed calls
  • What the SPAC explosion means for Latin America
  • T-Mobile 5G home Internet: $60 a month, 100Mbps speeds, and no data cap
  • Sixty-Week Delay on Router Orders Shows Scale of Chip Crisis
  • A pair of robot legs called Cassie has been taught to walk using reinforcement learning
  • Consumers now average 4.2 hours per day in apps, up 30% from 2019
  • A monkey equipped with Elon Musk’s Neuralink device play Pong
  • Verizon and Honda want to use 5G and edge computing to make driving safer
  • Broadband use surged more than 30% during pandemic, industry group says
  • Why Shortages of a $1 Chip Sparked Crisis in Global Economy
  • NASA’s Mars Helicopter Survives First Cold Martian Night on Its Own
  • Turkey E-commerce Statistic (in Turkish)