Media update w.1712

A lot about AR/MR last week as Tim Cook went to visit Magic Leap Link and one of Uber’s self-driving Volvos got hit (yes, it was driven into). Argument that self-driving cars are more secure than human controlled to be made? Not yet, too soon…  Link

– Ben-evans (a16z) elaborates on if this is the end of the smartphone era, and the beginning of the AR Link

– Uber’s self-driving car in accident. But it wasn’t its fault Link
– Tesla Model 3 is on its way Link
– do riders prefer Lyft or Uber? This poll claims Lyft Link
– Lyft drivers received USD 100 M in tips over the last 9 months Link
– Grab – the Southeast Asian ride sharing competitor to Uber – is raising USD 1.5 BN lead by Softbank, Tiger Global and GGV Link

– Apple’s Clip (new video app) to be released on App Store next month (April), Snap and Instagram competition? Link
– Spotify acquires movie and tv-series recommendation app Mighty TV Link
– American Media acquires US Weekly from Wenner Media Link
– Tencent leads USD 350 M round in viral video streaming service Link
– Consumers adding SVOD services to their libraries and original content seems to be the driver Link

– Tim Cook went to visit Magic Leap Link
– Volumteric understanding enables VR Link
– AR visualisation app Dotty launched in the app store Link





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