Mediaupdate w.1701

2017 starts off with some interesting topics and summaries of 2016.
Happy new year 🙂


– EUR 1.5 BN distributed on 496 investments was the result of 2016 in Swedish Tech DiDigital
– SoftBank launches USD 100 BN AI fund with PIF of Saudi Arabia and Apple as investors TechCrunch
– Speculations on what the year 2017 in tech will be like by Wired
– Story on how technology is learning to recognise voices, translate and understand how to make a conversation TheEconomist
– Amazon India to start allowing users sell used goods with its pick-pack-and-pay services BrandEquity


– Audi pushes towards fully autonomous vehicles with Nvidia WSJ
– BMW showcase their autonomous regular 5-series at CES SvD
– Lyft discloses strong growth in riders during 2016 and claims to be enroute towards overall profitability WSJ | BusinessInsider


– Revenues for Soundcloud’s Spotify model haven’t worked out well DiDigital
– Soundcloud lost USD 47 M in 2015, that’s 31% more than 2014 – at Sales of USD 19 M in 2015 DiDigital
– Google acquires Umeå based tonality Limes Audio Breakit
– Total media consumption among US adults increased by 13 min YoY to 10h 37min across all platforms in 2016 Nielsenreport
– Time spent on apps rose from 1h 14min to 2h 10min per adult and day Nielsenreport
– Google is expected to reveal its OTT streaming service Google Unpluggedwith access to channels from Disney, Fox and CBS for USD 40 / month TheStreet
– BuzzAngle released its Music report of 2016 – Drake was artist of the year with over 6.1 M album consumption units
– La la land on a winning streak at the Golden Globe with record breaking 7 Globes GoldenGlobe


– Techchrunch comments on Rony Abovitz latest blog post TechCrunch | MagicLeap
– How Google and Warner Bros collaborated on making the latest Harry Potter movie come to life through their phones SimpleMost
– Samsung confirms they’ve sold 5M GearVR headsets in 2016 Verbier
– Surgeons get training in AR appliances through Touch Surgery TechCrunch
– BMW and Google teams up to show cars in AR with Google TangoVentureBeat




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