Weekly#426

  • What history tells you about post-pandemic booms (The Economist)
  • Enabling the mass adoption of autonomous driving
  • Amazon crosses $100 billion in sales in huge first quarter
  • Among Us is finally coming to PS4 and PS5, three years after its 2018 debut
  • China to report first population drop in five decades
  • Report: Apple’s M2 chip has entered production and will ship as soon as July
  • Between “pay with your face” programs in supermarkets and facial recognition cameras in the metro
  • Instead of rushing to rebuild Barbados’ Covid-ravaged tourism industry, one startup is opting for slow investment.
  • ‘Disaster Girl’ has sold her popular meme as an NFT for $500,000
  • What cities need now
  • The climate solution actually adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere
  • Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 command module, has died
  • Smartphone shipments jumped 27% globally in Q1, 347 milion units
  • Blue Origin will start selling tickets for New Shepard space tourism flights on May 5
  • Waymo’s New CEOs Say Self-Driving Unit Eyes Outside Funding
  • Amazon’s ads business is generating nearly $7 billion a quarter, and growth is accelerating
  • China plans to launch the core module for its first permanent space station this week in the latest big step forward for the country’s space exploration program.
  • Instacart Expands Online Food-Stamp Payments, Challenging Rivals
  • Microsoft is changing the default Office font and wants your help to pick a new one
  • ‘Self-driving’ cars to be allowed on UK roads this year
  • Google Is Saving Over $1 Billion a Year by Working From Home