Mediaupdate 1728


DIG Investment co-leads investment in Pivotal Commware with Bill Gatesto increase speed of data transfers to mobile devices Link
Creandum invests in bank competitor Tide Link
NTL announced details on the investment period of Q1 & Q2 2017 in the Nordics. Number of investments down, especially in Sweden but total invested amount up Link
Na-Kd grows rapidly in the UK and the USA. Closed 2016 with a turnover of SEK 160 M and a net result of SEK -47 M Link
Nordic Capital sells fintech company Bamboora to Ingenico Group for SEK 14 BN or roughly EUR 1.5 BN Link
Amazon Prime day was the biggest day of sales for the company to date (bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday) with approximately USD 1 BN in sales Link
– Here’s a video of Google’s Deepmind AI teaching itself how to walk Link

Volvo Cars makes fleet electric – by 2019 all cars will have part or full electric propulsion Link
Lyft now drives over 1M rides per day Link
Uber relies on the millennials Link
– First Tesla Model III – owned by its founder Elon Musk – rolled out the factory last weekend. Tesla anticipates to produce 20,000 vehicles per month end of 2017 Link
Hyperloop One tests it’s first Full-Scale Version Link

Tencent’s publishing arm files for IPO in Hong Kong Link
OTT Services – Link
Playstation looks to consolidate the viewing experience for SVOD services Link
Spotify strikes a new deal with Sony Music – similar to that with Universal according to sources Link
– Total US live TV usage has decelerated noticeably but total media consumption is continuing to grow because of more time spent on smartphones – up to 11 hours and 18 min (!!) per day for US adults. Link

– Investments in AR/VR soared to USD 800 M in Q217 Link
– Six challenges for AR adoption on the mass market Link
Oakley founder now release the world’s first AR mobile phone Link
Magic Leap is still figuring out what Mixed Reality really is Link
Apple never really cared about being first to market, but can they be the best product at yet another field, namely AR? Link
Facebook adds live-streaming to its VR application Spaces Link


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