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Weekly#464

  • Wordle founder Josh Wardle on going viral and what comes next
  • Making sense of the East-West divide in tech
  • Netflix shares fall 20% on slowing subscriber growth…The company said for the first quarter of 2022, it expects to add 2.5 million subscribers, compared to the 3.98 million it added in Q1 2021…
  • Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
  • After Microsoft’s record Activision Blizzard deal, analysts say these video game stocks could be the next targets
  • Meta’s new learning algorithm can teach AI to multi-task
  • Google is building an AR headset
  • How Twitter could take NFTs mainstream
  • $2.5 billion wiped from Peloton’s market value as shares tumble below IPO price
  • Elon Musk Offering Satellite Internet to Tsunami-Hit Tonga
  • Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes
  • 2021 — YC Year in Review
  • Mercedes’ future vehicles will have Luminar lidar under new deal
  • The inventor of PlayStation thinks the metaverse is pointless
  • Aldi starts using facial age estimation tech to sell alcohol in new no-checkout supermarket
  • Antimicrobial resistance now a leading cause of death worldwide, study finds
  • Elon Musk’s Brain Implant Company Is Inching Toward Human Trials
  • EU wants to build its own DNS infrastructure with built-in filtering capabilities
  • China’s population may start to shrink this year, new birth data suggest
  • Business Travel Shakeout Begins as Pfizer Axes Staff on Virtual Meetings Rise
  • OpenSea Stats
  • AppAnnie 2021

Weekly#463

  •  The Global Risks Report 2022 [PDF]
  • A gene-edited pig’s heart has been transplanted into a human for the first time
  • iMessage lock-in as a valuable weapon
  • Researchers are building a black box in Tasmania to prevent the ‘crash’ of civilization
  • Apple’s Metaverse Prospects Produce Real Optimism for Investors (WSJ)
  • Microsoft augmented-reality team has lost around 100 people in the past year (WSJ)
  • Starbucks Rewards: How the Coffee Giant’s Mobile App Became a Winner (WSJ)
  • App Annie: Global app stores’ consumer spend up 19% to $170B in 2021, downloads grew 5% to 230B
  • Checkout.com raises $1B round at $40B valuation
  • Delivery Hero grapples with how to pass on rising rider costs (FT)
  • Web3 startups are poaching staff from Apple and Meta. Now the battle for talent is about to hit Europe’s startups
  • AWS has been working on two different projects that could mitigate the risk of another big outage
  • Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com sets challenge to Amazon with first ‘robotic shops’ in Europe

Weekly#462

  • Singapore pushes for water independence as temperatures rise
  • Kubernetes: The Documentary – Part 1 Jan 21
  • VW sets a date for the reveal of its production-ready electric Microbus
  • Apple loses lead Apple Silicon designer Jeff Wilcox to Intel
  • China’s next regulatory target — algorithms, the secret of many tech giants’ success
  • E3 shifts to online-only event because of Omicron concerns
  • The European Space Agency will soon send JUICE, or the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer on a mission to scout out Jupiter and three of its 79 moons: Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede.
  • John Deere takes a step into the future with first fully autonomous tractor
  • China’s ‘artificial sun’ smashes 1000-second fusion world record
  • Mercedes-Benz to offer solar roofs on EVs starting in 2024
  • Your credit score may soon depend on your web history
  • A Record 4.5 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in November
  • Gen Z workers change jobs more often than any other generation because they’re prioritizing happiness, high expectations, and raises

Weekly#461

  • SpaceX’s Future Depends on a Gigantic Rocket and 42,000 Internet Satellites (WSJ)
  • What will applied AI look like in 2022?
  • Hyundai shuts down its engine development team amid focus on electric cars
  • 13 battery gigafactories coming to the US by 2025 – ushering new era of US battery production
  • Elon Musk says SpaceX will land humans on Mars in 10 years in the worst-case scenario
  • Streaming wars drive media groups to spend more than $100bn on new content (FT)
  • Big Tech’s Next Monopoly Game: Building the Car of the Future
  • Ars Technica’s favorite films in 2021
  • Boston Dynamics’ Stretch can move 800 heavy boxes per hour
  • Are Apple AirTags Being Used to Track People and Steal Cars?
  • “…With supply chain disruptions messing with the auto industry, it’s an especially challenging time for startups like Rivian…”
  • Two NFT copycats are fighting over which is the real fake Bored Ape Yacht Club
  • How Much Energy Do Data Centers Really Use?
  • LG Electronics Gears Up to Develop Commercial ‘Waterless’ Washing Machine
  • The Future of Cities? Fewer Cars, Better Homes
  • How omicron broke Covid-19 testing
  • Drone innovation moves from hardware to self-flying software (FT)
  • Amazon slips to 4th in global shopping app installs amid rise of international brands
  • A licence to print houses (FT)
  • Business trends, risks and people to watch in 2022 (FT)

Weekly#460

  • Forecasting 2022 Venture Trends
  • Battery Storage Soars on U.S. Electric Grid (WSJ)
  • Chris Dixon and Packy McCormick on the future of crypto (The Economist)
  • Street Fighter II, Paper Trails
  • How to measure all the world’s fresh water
  • AWS suffers third outage of the month
  • Google cancels CES in-person presence, event organizers going ahead with show
  • Jack Dorsey’s Web3 takes, link2
  • a16z Web3 Landscape
  • Toyota is going to make you pay to start your car with your key fob
  • Game makers are increasingly selling virtual weapons and gear as NFTs (WSJ)
  • Big Tech salaries revealed
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs topped CryptoPunks for the first time on a key price metric
  • NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope mission
  • Decentralized exchanges saw over $1 trillion in trading volume this year

Weekly#459

  • How to lead from afar (The Economist)
  • Nike buys NFT collectables startup RTFKT
  • HSBC and Wells Fargo to settle currency trades with blockchain (FT)
  • Trends 2022
    • Deloitte (PDF)
    • Activate (PDF)
    • The 7 Biggest Consumer Technology Trends In 2022
  • Reddit IPO
  • Challenging Amazon’s dominance
  • How Shein beat Amazon at its own game — and reinvented fast fashion
  • Hackers launch over 840,000 attacks through Log4J flaw
  • Inside Wall Street’s culture war with Gen Z
  • 2022: A major revolution in robotics
  • Apple Delays Corporate Return to Offices Indefinitely
  • Spotify acquires podcast tech company Whooshkaa which turns radio broadcasts into on-demand audio
  • Spotify is launching Apple-like ratings for podcasts
  • The new Legacy Contact setting in iOS 15.2 lets you specify who can access your Apple iCloud information after you die. Here’s how to set it up (WSJ)
  • A Dutch vertical farming company has just been valued at over $1 billion
  • German revenue-based financing platform Re:cap raises $111.5M Seed round
  • A third dose increased antibodies 25-fold compared with two doses against the Omicron variant
  • The billionaire battle for the metaverse (The Economist)
  • Asteroids visualized
  • Scientists unveil drug discovery tool to screen more than 11 billion compounds

Weekly#458

  • Ben Evans: Three Steps to the Future
  • Great Protocol Politics
  • Mercedes-Benz gets world’s first approval for automated driving system
  • Volvo Cars Sets Up Research Lab in $3.3 Billion Battery Push
  • A Dune strategy game is coming to PC in 2022
  • Among Us is getting a VR version
  • Meta’s WhatsApp will allow crypto payments through Novi wallet in U.S.
  • Miro targets $17bn valuation as demand for remote work tools surges (FT)
  • What’s New at AWS re:Invent?
  • Visa launches crypto consulting services in push for mainstream adoption
  • UAE to shift to Saturday-Sunday weekend in line with global markets
  • Ikigai gets $13M to build automated workflows with humans in the loop
  • Getting Married in the Metaverse
  • “…With the first orbital test launch of Starship on the horizon, scientists are dreaming about what it might make possible— from trips to Neptune to planetary defense…”
  • Hurricanes in 100 years could be far more devastating, study finds
  • China moon rover will investigate cube-shaped ‘mystery’ object on lunar far side
  • Zoom will soon make it obvious if you’re late to your next big meeting
  • Slush 2021 Videos

Weekly#457

  • Apple loses key autos engineer to electric aviation startup Archer
  • interactive map shows where the Covid omicron variant has been detected
  • Square Changes Name to Block (WSJ)
  • Nasdaq to Move Markets to Amazon’s Cloud (WSJ)
  • A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water
  • Twitch unleashes AI tool to spot banned users
  • World’s first ‘AI casino’ delayed by technical hitches (FT)
  • Google announces grab bag of new Android features for the end of 2021
  • Amazon Alexa can now respond to running water and bleeping appliances
  • AWS re:Invent videos
  • Microsoft’s New Molecular Controller Makes DNA Writing 1,000 Times Faster
  • Future 50
  • The Covid-19 Pandemic — What Lessons Have Been Learnt

Weekly#456

  • Bluetooth tracking company Tile acquired for $205 million
  • Scientists use seismic noise to image first hundred meters of Mars
  • E-Commerce Needs Real Store Locations Now More Than Ever (WSJ)
  • “Once it’s farther than 20 minutes, people won’t come.” (WSJ)
  • The U.K. lost around 3,250 pubs and bars—about 6.8% of all such businesses—between March 2020 and September this year (WSJ)
  • Virtual real estate plot sells for record $2.4 million
  • NASA Just Launched a Spacecraft That Will Crash Into an Asteroid
  • Atom Bank introduces four-day working week without cutting pay
  • Apple digital-ID scheme delayed to 2022
  • Niantic Receives $300 Million Investment From Coatue
  • Ridley Scott confirms ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Alien’ live-action shows
  • Virtual real estate plot sells for record $2.4 million
  • Houston-based tech company Lancium is spending $150 million to build bitcoin mines across Texas that will run on renewable energy.
  • Pet video marketplace Camlist eyes UK growth after raising $1.3 million pre-seed funding
  • How micromobility operators can unlock a $300B industry
  • The metaverse is a $1 trillion opportunity, crypto giant Grayscale says as virtual land sales boom
  • 5 books you should read this holiday, according to Bill Gates
  • metaverse key takeaways from analysis of 158 mentions on investor calls.
  • China’s 5 big tech issues for 2022
  • China’s space programme will go nuclear to power future missions to the moon and Mars
  • NASA wants to put nuclear reactors on the Moon to power a future manned base

Weekly#455

  • Technology Radar (Thoughtworks)
  • Bill Gates Says Covid Deaths May Drop to Flu Levels by Mid-2022
  • Grammarly raises $200M at a $13B valuation
  • Apple will sell you iPhone parts to fix your own phone at home
  • Starbucks links with Amazon Go for first cashier-less cafe
  • What Went Wrong With Zillow? A Real-Estate Algorithm Derailed Its Big Bet (WSJ)
  • Apple’s electric car could debut as soon as 2025
  • Ford, GM Step Into Chip Business (WSJ)
  • Discord is quietly building an app empire of bots
  • Netflix : A look under the hood
  • Nasa Artemis Mission [PDF]
  • Nvidia approaches $800 billion market cap
  • Apple pushes back return to office plan to February
  • German digital bank N26 is shutting down its U.S. operations, less than two-and-a-half years after it launched in the country.
  • UPS will make deliveries using Waymo’s autonomous Class 8 trucks

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