Media update w.1919

Interesting long-read on Chinas surveillance programs Wired


  • How facebook manages fake news in relation to the European parliament election TheGuardian
  • Tristan Harris comments that tech is downgrading us caught my attention Vox
  • How the large tech companies have decided to rebuild their business models – those that once made them grow faster than anyone ever WSJ
  • Swedish grocery chain ICA to implement digital receipts DiDigital
  • Everything announced at the Google I/O conference from Google Pixel 3a, Maps AR, Nest Hub, Google Lens upgrades and more TechCrunch
  • What could happen when the IT consultancy firm really doesn’t make the redesign work, Hertz and Accenture TheRegister


  • Female founders to make shows about instead of just Elizabeth Holmes TechCrunch
  • The European Commission have initiated a deeper investigation of the Telia acquisition of Bonnier Media Omni
  • Netflix added one of the top grossing movies in the – Asian part of – the world right now and no-one in the West noticed BGR
  • Soundtrack Your Brand signs Global agreement with distribution on Sonos DiDigital
  • Netflix released their first ever top 10 chart on the Twitter account of Netflix UK Fool


  • If you thought autonomous driving cars were something for the future. Lyft is going to start offering Waymo rides in Phoenix starting thee next few months (they will have a safety driver onboard ready to take over, but still) WSJ Lyft btw doubled revenue from last year and reduced losses by 10% if you don’t consider the one-off expenses related to its IPO (which was expensive) WSJ | CNBC
  • Uber got listed in one of the most anticipated IPOs of a decade. Share price slid through the day and closing market cap on first day of trading was USD 69.71 Bn down ≈7% from opening price and they managed to raise USD 8.1 Bn in the IPO Bloomberg Worth noting is that Uber sought a USD 120 Bn valution in the beginning of the IPO roadshow CNBC
  • Bird will release a plan i which users co-own their electric scooters and communicated they are ditching the Ninebot completely TechCruch


  • Microsoft about to release a new AR game and you can guess which one – Minecraft TheVerge
  • A not very compelling review of the Hololens 2, worth understanding if you like the AR glasses market though Venturebeat
  • Google’s all latest AR news from Google IO Androidcentral


  • After a suggestion from a work-colleague (shout-out!) I listened to this pod about the massive fraud of Theranos and founder Elisabeth Holmes called Drop-out ABC Radio




Finance & Politics

  • How you could curb your climate footprint CNN


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