Media update w.1702

Business as usual?


– According to Crunchbase USD 176 BN was invested in start-ups on a market where US companies received 11% less than 2015 Link
– Izettle raised SEK 140 M and loaned SEK 440 M to prepare the company for a potential sale Link
– PWC and CB Insights studied the start-up financing market in 2016 Link
– Norrsken Foundation opens up Link
– What Google Brain’s team conclude looking back on 2016 Link
– McKinsey Global institute released a new report on Automation in the future Link
– Global PC sales keep declining, -3.7% in 2016 Link


– Google Maps are integrating services straight into maps, such as making ordering of Lyft/Uber available in app Link
– Lyft might beat Uber in the endeavour to profitability Link
– Tesla hires Chris Lattner from Apple to become VP Autopilot Software Link


– Apple approaches Hollywood to produce original content Link
– Why Intel is interested in self-driving cars Link
– Snap hires Sony’s Entertainment’s CEO Michael Lynton as Chairman of the board ahead of IPO Link
– Facebook to try mid-roll ads in clips longer than 90s to promote longer content Link


– What happened with VR/AR growth in 2016 Link | Link
– Apple really seems to be looking into the augmented reality space and to reveal something in 2017 perhaps together with Carl Zeiss Link | Link | Link
– Global Market Insights estimates the Augmented Reality markets by 2024 Link
– IMAX CEO’s comments on why IMAX should continue their push towards VR Link




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