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Tech

  • Here’s another story on how to think about SoftBank – Silicon Valleys largest investor Vox
  • Spyware exposure in Whatsapp TechCrunch
  • Alibaba’s Executive vice chairman explains his thoughts on why Alibaba is on the “right side” of the trade war Alizila
  • Northvolt further secured EUR 350 M for Europe’s largest battery project Reuters

Media

  • Netflix bought Storybots – a company focused on creating educational kids stories Vox
  • Disney acquired control of Hulu by buying out AT&T’s Comcast stake for USD 1.4 Bn Bloomberg
  • Tencent’s content cost increased significantly last quarter compared to the competition Omni
  • AT&T will move its WarnerMedia content from other SVOD services back to its own coming service Gizmodo
  • The next Star Wars story will be directed by Game of Thrones executive producers Benioff and Weiss Deadline

Transportation

  • Voi seems to be valued at USD 107 M after a year of existence DiDigital. The company also revealed its four new means of transportation. From a redesigned electric scooter to bikes and some surprises TechCrunch
  • Apple collaborates with Bird to enable account free usage of Bird scooters with Apple pay TheVerge
  • Lilium aviation completed their first flight NewsNow
  • Volvo cars signed long-term agreement with LG Chem and CATL for long-term battery production and supplies Omni

XR

  • What the power of Hololens 2 really means MSPoweruser
  • Lenovo showcase their new AR headset ThinkReality Engadget
  • Facebook putting a lot of efforts into expanding their AR team Thinkmum

Statistics

 

  • Shutterstock recreated the Fyre festival promo video with content from their library  Shutterstock

 

 


Binge

  • The inventor “Out for blood in Silicon Valley” – A documentary about Theranos and Elisabeth Holmes Playpilot

Podcast

  • Fired by Trump: former US attorney Preet Bharara on American justice” TheGuardian

Finance & Politics

  • Don’t know what to make of this but Esther Wojcicki raised the CEO of Youtube and the CEO of 23andme, here’s her story on how to raise CEOs Vox
  • The Huawei, Trump and spying controversies TheGuardian