Media update w.1844

Earnings week came in with mixed results among the FAANGSs. Amazon, Spotify, Apple, and Alphabet took a hit. Facebook and Netflix both gained market values and trust among investors – the main difference being – the winners kept their growth promise and the “losers” missed their growth targets or guidances.


  • Everything Apple announced at their autumn event, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, MacBook Air with retina screen TechCrunch
  • EQT, Battery ventures and GV invest USD 20 M in “the fastest scaling startups ever” – Headspin a mobile application user testing platform (cannot stop referring to Swedish Lookback that raised USD 2.2 M in 2014) TechCrunch
  • Google made it easier to work with Drive and its business suite tools. Simply type for example to open an new Doc Quartz
  • European start-up sector is increasing its deal size and reducing the amount of deals significantly in 2018 compared to 2017 PitchBook
  • Emotional wellness startup raise USD 2.7 M TechCrunch
  • EA reveals cloud gaming platform Project Atlas Medium
  • TikTok surpassed Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Youtube in downloads last month  TechCrunch


  • Digital booking site for artists Gigital raise more capital DiDigital
  • AT&T’s HBO and Cinemax aren’t avaiable on Dish networks because of a dispute WSJ
  • Amazon trying to squeeze smaller streaming services TheInformation


  • Electric boat start-up Candella raise more funds DiDigital
  • Jaguar’s all electric vehicle TechCrunch
  • Deutsche Post starts trial with “autonomous” postal bot InterestingEngineering | Youtube
  • IKEA to trial deliveries with Instabox DiDigital
  • ComputerWorld argues why Augmented Reality has won against VR in the race of becoming the next big thing ComputerWorld
  • Faraday Future seem to be struggeling a bit.. Mashable
  • Uber and Lyft both plan on expanding subscriptions for rides Vox


  • Some more details on the H&M, Magic Leap and Warpin Media collaboration DagensMedia
  • Is AR the beginning of the end of selfies? DagensMedia
  • OneDome have raised USD 3.3 M for its Unreal Garden experience/Installation VentureBeat
  • Apple’s acquisition of Leap Motion fails and Snap and Magic Leap make fashion collaborations NextReality
  • Engadget trying and reviewing the Magic Leap One Engadget

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