Media update w.1831

It happened, Apple became the first company to exceed USD 1,000,000,000,000 in market capitalisation Bloomberg



  • Google set to roll out public wifi spots in Nigeria, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Mexico GoogleBlog
  • Story on increasing espionage amongst the technology companies in the Bay area Politico
  • UK Parliament published a report on disinformation and “fake news” UK Parliament
  • Online apparel sales grew 7% in the US in 2017 RetailDive
  • Facebook found and banned 17 profiles for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour TechCrunch
  • Zara will equip their stores to be able to ship garments that are out of stock in their online warehouses WSJ
  • Tencent – owner of WeChat – have lost ≈USD 140 Bn in market cap since year end DiDigital
  • Apple reported its best quarterly revenue ever, powered by strong continued iPhone sales but strongest growth comes from its services [iTunes, AppStore, ApplePay & Apple Music] WSJ
  • Golden Gate Ventures raise first USD 100 M fund based in Singapore – showing not only the venture companies scale in the region – the funds does it too. TechCrunch
  • Facebook – like Apple – adds time management tools for Instagram and facebook applications “soon” WSJ
  • Oscar Olsson – CEO of Nyden – leaves H&M’s Millenial start-up 3 months after launch DiDigital
  • Swedish EQT Ventures backed e-health service Min Doktor doubles revenue to USD 7.8 M for 2017 DiDigital


  • Amazon is planning a facelift and individualisation improvements to Prime video TechCrunch
  • MoviePass seems to lose is business and business model as site went blank on Monday TechCrunch
  • Apple hints during Earnings call about their ongoing TV projects CNET


  • Uber discontinued its self driving heavy trucks division – to focus on self driving cars that are now on the roads of Philadelphia again TechCrunch
  • Uber have now provided more than 10 Bn rides UberBlog
  • Tesla closing in on profitability on Model 3 at least TheVerge


  • Chrome is coming to Google Daydream TechCrunch
  • MagicLeap reveals Field of View (FoV) specifications for ML1 MagicLeap


  • Super interesting graphics of US companies salary distribution WSJ
  • Mobile penetration in sub-Saharan Africa is set to grow to 52% in the coming 5 years up from 44% 2017 GSMA
  • Sweden’s tallest point just became the second tallest. Kebnekaise’s Northern summit is now taller than the South one. DN


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