Media update w. 1838


  • All the updates in iOS12 Express
  • Electric scooter frenzie turned one year old this week – Congratulations 🙂 TheVerge
  • Amazon took a huge leap in home automation and IOT announcing several new Echo products at an event Thursday VentureBeat| TechCrunch
  • Facebook has started testing its dating service Wired
  • Paypal close the deal with iZettle DiDigital
  • Farfetch IPOs at USD 5.8 Bn valuation Pitchbook
  • What Amazon Prime did to traditional retailers as almost 80% of the retailers on Amazon marketplace now allow more than 50% of their products on a two-day-delivery WSJ


  • Uber and Lyft both acknowledge there might be smarter ways to go around a city than in a car – both launching alternatives. Good for customers, bad for drivers? TechnologyReview
  • Lyft passes 1 Bn rides doubling their pace in the past 11 months VentureBeat
  • EIB considers approving a EUR 400 M loan to Swedish Northvolt battery factory RenewableSnow
  • Stockholm based electric scooter company Voi struggeling in their contact with the city DiDigital


  • Breakdown of Netflix and HBO Emmy awards. First year they have the same number of Emmys – a sign that heavy investments in content pays off? TheVerge
  • Swedish public service channel SVT deemed guilty of not taking a firm stand against Swedish Democrats party leaders comment during one of the final debates Resume
  • Media tycoons (Axel Springer amongst them) turns to VCs TechCrunch
  • How user movements on technology companies’ platforms build the next stories coming out from Hollywood TechCrunch
  • Spotify now allows artists to upload music directly to the platform (in Beta only) TheVerge
  • Streaming music services now accounts for 75% of the music industry’s revenues in the US TheVerge
  • Apple seeking original content without sex, politics and violence WSJ


  • Oculus to live stream their Oculus Connect event next week Engadget
  • Mozilla releases web browser made for VR TheNextWeb
  • Angry Birds coming to Magic Leap in a collaboration between Rovio and Resolution Games TheVerge
  • Magic Leap vs. HololensMagic Leap comes out as the winner thanks to being the second AR device out there according to Mashable Mashable
  • Walmart buys 17,000 Oculus Go for internal education videos VentureBeat
  • Swedish journalists tries Magic Leap One DiDigital


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