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Weekly#444

  • Amazon is close to launching its own TV in the US
  • NPM package with 3 million weekly downloads had a severe vulnerability
  • Apple Watch Series 7 reportedly facing production delays due to complex redesign
  • Kuo: iPhone 13 to support LEO satellite communication, allowing users to make phone calls and send texts without cell signal
  • Philips Hue partners with Spotify to turn all your lights into a music visualizer
  • Yandex to buy out Uber from Russian joint ventures in $1bn deal (FT)
  • Google Delays Mandatory Office Return to 2022 on Covid Surge
  • YouTube music services hit 50m subscribers in race to catch Spotify (FT)
  • Amazon now running 164 flights a day to deliver stock in US (FT)
  • Uber hired a top Amazon adtech exec as it steps up plans to grab a bigger slice of the $240 billion mobile ad market
  • Apple to Allow Media Apps to Link to Own Websites for Payment Options (WSJ)
  • Spotify, Netflix and Match Group shares rise after Apple relaxes App Store rules
  • Apple to Add Driver’s Licenses to Apple Wallet…Capability will first be offered to people in Arizona and Georgia (WSJ)
  • Fitness studios are combining virtual and in-person classes, so people can mix and match based on their needs (WSJ)
  • Cox Automotive acquires battery health company Spiers as ‘EVs take center stage
  • Insurify, a ‘virtual insurance agent,’ raises $100M Series B
  • Rocket Lab boosts its space systems division in quest to become an ‘end-to-end space company
  • Bright Cellars lands more funding to personalize its subscription-based wines
  • ‘Autonomous accounting’ platform Vic.ai raises $50M round led by ICONIQ Growth
  • Apple will ask before it targets you with its ads in iOS 15
  • Intuit in Talks to Buy Mailchimp for More Than $10 Billion
  • Amazon CEO unveils 55,000 tech jobs in his first hiring push…That’s equal to more than a third of Google’s headcount as of June 30, and close to all of Facebook’s.
  • Stanford researchers make rechargeable batteries that store six times more charge
  • First Autonomous Cargo Ship Faces Test With 236-Mile Voyage
  • NVIDIA’s latest tech makes AI voices more expressive and realistic
  • China may use an existing rocket to speed up plans for a human Moon mission
  • Motional and Hyundai reveal the first images of their forthcoming autonomous vehicle

Weekly#443

  • PayPal launches its cryptocurrency service in the UK
  • Xiaomi acquires autonomous driving firm as it looks to boost nascent electric vehicle business
  • Visa Hails Its $150,000 USD Cryptopunk Acquisition as a ‘New Chapter for Digital Commerce
  • Apple’s Rising Class of Leaders Will Shape a Post-Tim Cook Era
  • A Verge investigation shows how going exclusive stunted Rogan’s power
  • Popular outrage, not economics, will determine the fate of Big Tech
  • World’s first crewless, zero emissions cargo ship will set sail in Norway
  • New lithium metal battery has energy density of 560 Wh/kg (most EV’s are at 250 Wh/kg) and retains 90% of its capacity after 1000 cycles.
  • Mastercard is phasing out magnetic stripes on its cards starting in 2024
  • Apple’s Secret Weapons For Growing Revenue: Advertising and Search
  • Scammers and Hackers See New Frontier in NFT Art (WSJ)
  • Amazon’s New World MMO is getting an open beta on September 9th
  • Facebook Said to Consider Forming an Election Commission
  • Facebook’s Novi digital wallet could be used to hold NFTs, an exec said
  • Alphabet’s drone delivery service Wing hits 100,000 deliveries milestone…The company has found success in the Australian suburbs
  • Jolla hits profitability ahead of turning ten, eyes growth beyond mobile
  • U.S. plans COVID-19 booster shots at six months instead of eight
  • Anti-cheat services in video games are now a selling point
  • Xiaomi reports record 64% revenue growth, acquires Deepmotion for $77.3 million
  • Older Tesla vehicles to get UI performance boost thanks to famed video game engineer
  • Turns Out The Hardest Part of Making a Game Is…Everything
  • The Farmers market is moving online
  • Global electric power demand surges above pre-pandemic levels
  • Microsoft to launch cloud gaming service on Xbox consoles

 

Weekly#442

  • Musk: The Tesla Bot is coming…Tesla will build a humanoid robot prototype by next year
  • Stablecoins find a use case in Africa’s most volatile markets
  • China’s Tiangong vs. International Space Station: Tech, Design Unpacked (WSJ)
  • Google is shutting down its Android Auto mobile app in favor of Google Assistant
  • Companies betting on data must value people as much as AI
  • Adobe is acquiring collaborative video software maker Frame.io for $1.275 billion
  • Amazon is reportedly planning to open department stores, its latest experiment in physical retail
  • Nvidia beats earnings expectations, but cryptocurrency chip sales falter
  • Old Steve Jobs email finally confirms Apple was working on an “iPhone nano
  • DigiSure, the mobility insurance platform with high-tech screening, comes out of stealth with $13.1M raise
  • Spatial audio is coming to Netflix on iPhone and iPad
  • Google secretly had a giant gaming vision that includes bringing games to Mac
  • Apple’s new Foundation trailer
  • Cardiomatics bags $3.2M for its ECG-reading AI
  • Apple launches a new iOS app, ‘Siri Speech Study,’ to gather feedback for Siri improvements
  • Apple Postpones Return to Office Until January (WSJ)
  • How NFTs Are Reinventing the Digital World

Weekly#441

  • The slow collapse of Amazon’s drone delivery dream
  • EBay’s Active Buyers Declined 2% (WSJ)
  • Transforming the Driver Experience
  • Zoom announces new ‘Focus’ mode to keep students from getting distracted
  • Apple releases new developer tool to test iOS 15 feature that prioritizes 5G over Wi-Fi
  • Three more high-profile Blizzard employees are no longer at the company, including Diablo 4’s director
  • Google is adding an interactive periodic table to search
  • China Smart-Car Makers Required to Store Key Data Locally
  • WhatsApp to allow chat history transfers between iOS and Android
  • Space manufacturing startup Varda inks deal with Rocket Lab for three spacecraft…”…potential market for bioprinted organs, specialized semiconductors, fiber-optic cables or pharmaceuticals — products that you can’t make in Earthbound-conditions — is high enough to make the costs of building a spacecraft and launching to space more than worth it…
  • Google launches Android 12 beta 4, hitting the platform stability milestone
  • Hyzon Motors has begun shipping hydrogen fuel cell trucks to customers
  • “…Amazon’s $1.5 billion air cargo hub in Northern Kentucky opened Wednesday, the latest effort by the e-commerce giant to connect a network of 40 sites and control all aspects of delivery as demand for speed and convenience accelerates
  • Sicily hits nearly 48.8°C (119.8°F) , may have set Europe’s all-time heat record
  • Pay cut: Google employees who work from home could lose money
  • NASA to Study a $700 Quintillion ‘Goldmine’ Asteroid
  • Where and how will we get the metals to feed our future technology needs?
  • TikTok overtakes Facebook as world’s most downloaded app
  • How Turkey became a star of European tech (FT)
  • NASA has a new challenge to reaching the moon by 2024: Its $1 billion spacesuit program

Weekly#440

  • More Than 4.27 Billion Shots
  • Training self-driving cars for $1 an hour
  • Disney’s Star Wars hotel is just like Westworld
  • iOS 15 may give the iPhone’s camera an upgrade: fewer green flares
  • Home-Working Kills Innovation and Creativity
  • Japanese startup ispace raises $46M to support planned moon missions
  • Miami Launches ‘MiamiCoin
  • Netflix announces Space X documentary on civilian mission into orbit
  • Square to buy Australia’s Afterpay in $29 billion deal as ‘buy now, pay later’ trend takes off
  • Amazon expands deliveries to serve unlikely clients: its rivals (FT)
  • DoorDash in talks to invest in German grocery app Gorillas (FT)
  • Germany after Merkel will face three key challenges, Goldman says
  • Amazon’s office workers now won’t return until early 2022
  • SpaceX stacks the full Starship launch system for the first time, standing nearly 400 feet tall
  • Duolingo is working on a math app for kids
  • “…On any given weekday some 50m meetings are held in American workplaces alone. The average executive now spends 23 hours in them each week…”

Weekly#439

  • MS Flight Simulator on consoles: Finally, a next-gen game for Xbox Series X/S
  • Apple reports a 50% year-over-year jump in iPhone sales, link2
  • Japan’s virtual YouTubers have millions of real subscribers
  • Blue Origin has a secret project named “Jarvis” to compete with SpaceX
  • Lucasfilm hires deepfake YouTuber who fixed Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian
  • How to turn yourself into a cartoon for your next Zoom call
  • Google Cloud offers a model for fixing Google’s product-killing reputation
  • Groceries in 10 Minutes: Delivery Start-Ups Crowd City Streets Across Globe
  • Same-day delivery apps need more than speed to survive post-pandemic
  • Shopify allows merchants to sell NFTs directly through their storefronts
  • Google Cloud reported revenue of $4.6 billion, up 54% year over year
  • Google sets all-time records as search and YouTube profits soar
  • Red planet has a big core, complex crust
  • The Tokyo Olympics could be a COVID-19 “super evolutionary event
  • Starbucks Is the New Talent Factory Powering Corporate America
  • Google postpones return-to-work until October, will require vaccinations
  • The global chip shortage is starting to hit the smartphone industry
  • First detection of light from behind a black hole
  • How Artificial Intelligence Is Fighting Wildfires

Weekly#438

  • Delta COVID variant now dominant strain worldwide, U.S. deaths surge –officials…”This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Walensky said, adding that 97% of people entering hospitals in the United States with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
  • Visa Rebrands for the Digital Economy
  • 4 Best Practices to Ensure Your Product Stands Out on the Digital Shelf…Ecommerce success isn’t just about the buy button
  • Corning’s new Gorilla Glass protects smartphone camera lenses and lets in more light
  • Intel CEO Says Chip Shortage Could Stretch Into 2023 (WSJ)
  • How to Motivate Your Teen to Be a Safer Driver (WSJ)
  • A DNS outage just took down a large chunk of the internet
  • China Plans to Build the World’s First Waterless Nuclear Reactor
  • How to mend your broken pandemic brain
  • Gallium, once an industrial-waste product, is transforming our increasingly electrified world (WSJ)
  • Apple Delays Office Return as Covid-19 Delta Variant Spreads
  • DeepMind says it will release the structure of every protein known to science…AlphaFold program’s prediction of nearly 20,000 human protein structures now free for researchers
  • Mercedes-Benz to build eight battery factories in push to become electric-only automaker by 2030
  • Twitter’s revenue jumps as ad revamp pays off (FT)
  • Robotaxis: have Google and Amazon backed the wrong technology? (FT)
  • Google is starting to tell you how it found Search results
  • Why vertical farms could be the next big microgrid market

Weekly#437

  • Anyone is building a marketplace for advice, one 5-minute call at a time
  • Railsbank raises $70M to build out its fintech-as-a-service platform
  • Walmart will be bringing Symbotic robots to 25 distribution centers
  • “…today around 30% of the world’s population is exposed to a deadly combination of heat and humidity for at least 20 days each year, that percentage will increase to nearly half by 2100, even with the most drastic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions…”
  • History teaches us how to be brutally honest about a problem and yet optimistic for a technological solution
  • One of Dubai’s Oldest Lenders Prepares for a Digital-Only Future
  • A Neanderthal carved a geometric design in bone 51,000 years ago
  • If we want to look for life on Europa, we’d better bring a drill
  • what we know about kids and long covid
  • Humanoid Robot Keeps Getting Fired From His Jobs…Pepper, SoftBank’s robot, malfunctioned during scripture readings, took breaks in exercise class and couldn’t recognize the faces of family members (WSJ)
  • Our brains “read” expressions of illusory faces in things just like real faces…”For the brain, fake or real, faces are all processed the same way.”
  • Japan appoints Minister of Loneliness
  • Virgin Galactic plans to take a tourist to space every day, says chief (FT)
  • Germany establishes new military space command
  • Scientists develop bendable ice
  • NASA Announces Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Reactor Concept Awards
  • Cyberattacks and Ransomware: How Can We Protect Energy Infrastructure? (WSJ)
  • How computers with humanlike senses will change our lives?
  • Amazon launches its mobile-first Kindle Vella serialized story platform
  • VW Group’s 10-year plan: A single EV platform across all its brands
  • With Apple Pay Later, Apple may take another stab at the PayPal model
  • How used cars became the next big ecommerce battleground (FT)

Weekly#436

  • Which airlines will soar after the pandemic?
  • Why Are Gamers So Much Better Than Scientists at Catching Fraud?
  • Smart foam material gives robotic hand the ability to self-repair
  • America’s Vaccine Future Is Fragmenting
  • A traditional diesel-electric sub can stay under water for two or three days. Those with aip can do so for three weeks
  • An Indonesian mapping platform is turning social media chatter into life-saving information during natural disasters.
  • The Chinese content farms behind Factory TikTok
  • Chip shortage to hit TV and smartphone OLED displays (FT)
  • The great chip crisis threatens the promise of Moore’s Law
  • Why Restaurants Feel Trapped By Delivery Apps…can’t live with them, can’t survive without them
  • The Empires Jeff Bezos Built (WSJ)
  • Juni, a ‘vertical’ neobank for e-commerce and online marketing companies, raises $21.5M
  • Tencent Deploys Facial Recognition to Detect Minors Gaming at Night
  • COVID vaccines to reach poorest countries in 2023 — despite recent pledges
  • Bats’ brains predict their next move during flight
  • WhatsApp will let you send images and videos in their ‘best quality
  • Square is going to make a hardware wallet for bitcoin
  • mRNA vaccine technology moves to flu: Moderna says trial has begun
  • Rail Network Hit by Possible Cyber Attack, State TV Says
  • A logic circuit made from DNA

Weekly#435

  • Intel Delays Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPU Production To Q1 2022
  • Virgin Galactic brings forward founder’s first trip to nine days before rival’s Blue Origin mission (FT)
  • Virgin Orbit successfully launches its first commercial payloads to space
  • Starlink’s “next-generation” user terminal will cost a lot less, Musk says
  • Hepsiburada IPO,  F-1 Document
  • Ant Group-Backed Kakao Pay Seeks Up to $1.4 Billion in IPO
  • Bezos Hands Amazon Over to Trusted Deputy Andy Jassy
  • Digital vaccination cards go into effect in Europe, with some turbulence.
  • Physicists observationally confirm Hawking’s black hole theorem for the first time
  • Sony Charging Devs At Least $25,000 For PlayStation Store Visibility
  • TV-Style Commercials Are Coming To Console Games
  • ‘Crucial Time’ for Cloud Gaming, Which Wants to Change How You Play
  • Amazon Demands One More Thing From Some Vendors: A Piece of Their Company (WSJ)
  • AI technology identifies 160 possible new drug treatments for COVID-19
  • Uber will ask employees to return to work 50% of the time
  • LinkedIn breach reportedly exposes data of 92% of users, including inferred salaries
  • Faster Python programming: How these developers built Pyston, and where it goes next
  • Qualcomm can beat Apple M1 chip, says CEO, thanks to ex-Apple engineers
  • Japan’s In-Home Robot Experiment Short Circuits
  • See the Highest-Resolution Atomic Image Ever Captured
  • Good news: Google no longer requires publishers to use the AMP format. Bad news: What replaces it might be worse
  • China’s Zhurong rover returns landing footage and sounds from Mars
  • Ericsson Mobility Report
  • DLD Summer: Videos

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