Weekly#431

  • The concept behind mRNA as a drug is strikingly simple: it is the molecule that your own cells use to carry instructions from your genes, written in a simple four-letter chemical language.In 1815 a volcanic eruption wreaked havoc around the world. But it led to the birth of the bicycle (Economist)
  • Apple Loses Multiple Top Managers From Self-Driving Car Division
  • DHL will deploy 2,000 Locus Robotics units by 2022
  • Etsy buys British fashion app Depop for $1.6bn in ‘Gen Z’ push (FT)
  • Ransomware attack hits meat industry and  Massachusetts ferries
  • WeTransfer Plans IPO at 1 Billion-Euro Valuation
  • Google Photos wants money: Stricter storage limitations kick in next week
  • Chinese ‘artificial sun’ hits new mark in fusion energy mission
  • A New Approach to Hypersonic Transportation
  • 7-Eleven to install 500 EV charging ports by the end of 2022
  • Stack Overflow acquired by Prosus for $1.8 billion
  • The UK Has a Plan for a New ‘Pandemic Radar’ System
  • The mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning.  “…The concept behind mRNA as a drug is strikingly simple: it is the molecule that your own cells use to carry instructions from your genes, written in a simple four-letter chemical language.….Moderna has taken to calling mRNA therapies the “software of life”, or an “operating system” for medicine…
  • Apple ‘homeOS’ Mentioned in Job Listing Ahead of WWDC
  • Spotted the WhatsApp for iPad official app, under development
  • EU set to unveil plans for bloc-wide digital wallet
  • United Airlines announced it was purchasing a fleet of 15 planes that can travel faster than the speed of sound.
  • Apple wants staff back in offices by September
  • Sharks Almost Went the Way of the Dinosaurs 19 Million Years Ago
  • Realtime Robotics raises a $31M Series A
  • Little Black Door launches app on iOS/Android allowing women to share wardrobes, online and off
  • Silicon Valley bets on crypto projects to disrupt finance (FT)