Media update w.1834

Burning man is happening this week – here are some pretty cool pictures from previous years Wired Wired

I want to better understand what I’ve perceived as an increase in mental health issues and started reviewing some statistics around it. What seems clear is the trend shift from 2016 with a clear increase of mental health issues in Sweden, unfortunately. See statistics below. 


  • The 63 startups that launched at Y Combinators S18 Demo day 1 – a couple of highlights
    • Public recreation – emphasizing use of day-to-day activities
    • CSPA – building the SAT for software engineers
    • JITX – providing circuit boards as a SaaS solution
    • Send Reality – 3D maps real estates for sale with an iPad
    • Canary Technologies – reworked the commonly used Opera system for hotelss
    • InkHunter – AR tattoo app – so you can see it on your skin before it’s there
    • BrainHi – automated answering service for contact with first responders at disasters
    • Goodly – student loan repayment part of your employee benefit plan
    • TechCrunch
  • And a few from the 59 from YC S18 Demo day 2:
    • Titan – asset manager for consumers
    • Kinside – automating the claim process for childcare
    • 64-x – engineering organisms to live in inaccessible environments
    • Papa – connecting college students with senior citizens to fight loneliness
    • HeyDoctor – online prescriptions service for medtech startups
    • Shopwith – see your favourite influencers virtual storefronts
    • OpenPhone – allows you to have a second phone number for $9.99 per month
    • Outvote – enabling grassroot campaigning
    • TechCrunch
  • Adyen shows strong earnings in first quarterly report Bloomberg
  • DJI Mavic 2 adds 20 megapixel Hasselblad camera TechCrunch
  • Slack confirms they raised USD 427 M at a post-money valuation over USD 7.1 Bn TechCrunch
  • Apple’s and Google’s respective app stores see revolts as developers turn on their App Store tax Bloomberg
  • Facebook announced a collaboration with NYU School of Medicine where facebook will use their AI to make MRI scans up to 10 times faster BusinessInsider
  • Facebook have deleted more than 600 accounts linked to Russia and Iran for new influence campaigns against the company’s policies TheVerge


  • News claimed Netflix will be adding commercials between episodes. They won’t – but they will be adding skippable trailers to other shows CNNMoney
  • 35% of Millennials apparently share passwords with family and/or friends for streaming services CNBC
  • Blogger arguments against Spotify’s current valuation SeekingAlpha
  • Twitch Prime won’t be completely ad-free beginning next month TheVerge


  • GS and MS halts coverage of Tesla indicating they might be involved in trying to take the company private Yahoo
  • Uber hired a new CFO – Nelson J. Chai – (after three years vacancy) ahead of going public sometime 2019 CNNMoney


  • Tobii adds eye tracking and biometric trackers to Tobii Pro Lab VR 360 – their analysis software solution for VR Tobii
  • iFixit tears Magic Leap One apart and gives it a repairability score of 3 (out of 10) TechSpot
  • Walmart applied for 2 patents hinting they’re creating a VR shopping experience RetailDive
  • The different opinions and goal of Magic Leap Engadget


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Existing home sales fall to a 2.5 year low in the US MarketWatch
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No longer a sellers market Quillintelligence

Mental Health status – Sweden

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Feel anxiety, depressed or abnormal worries – share of population (2016-11) Folkhälsomyndigheten
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Mental health issues density – Stockholm has the most cases of all counties in Sweden Folkhälsomyndigheten
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“Feels very good” – share of population Folkhälsomyndigheten
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Experience sleeping issues Folkhälsomyndigheten

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