Media update w.1935

Back from the summer holidays – in for an autumn season that seems to start off with a lot of volatility in the markets and interesting opportunities and events.


  • Mattias Ljungman leaves Atomico to start his own VC fund to be named Moonfire Ventures TechCrunch
  • Facebook’s cryptocurrency seems to be facing a couple of challanges according to congressional testimony TechCrunch
  • What did the faceapp really mean for internet and the confidence for apps Wired


  • Danish pod company Podimo raise EUR 6 M to build the Netflix for podcasts in Europe TechCrunch
  • Spotify decided to close their artist-first beta program (!!) This I find a big deal Spotify
  • GoT writers leave HBO for Netflix HollywoodReporter
  • Netflix launched a mobile only subscription option in India TheVerge
  • The Netflix price increase in Q2 increased churn BGR | TheVerge
  • Plex trying to navigate the streaming wars TheVerge
  • Swedish streaming company Streamience files for bankruptcy DiDigital


  • Tesla won’t refresh their Model S or X – maybe build new ones? TechCrunch
  • US scientists say electric scooters release more Carbon dioxide than public transportation DiDigital
  • Tesla think they will use the inside camera in M3 to personalize the experience Electrek
  • Ola gets a taxi license in London and plans to launch service in September TechCrunch
  • Bird becomes 8th electric scooter company in Stockholm, says they’re ready to pay to use the streets DiDigital


  • Magic Leap released multiplayer support in their latest LuminOS release MagicLeap
  • AR&VR market is definitely open for merger and acquisitions Venturebeat
  • A brief mapping of how the internet isn’t ready for the AR cloud just yet – but that’s changing, fast Venturebeat
  • Stanford Medical School are doing trials with Magic Leap – and they are so far succesful MagicLeap
  • Rumors say Apple have shelved their AR headset as they haven’t been able to reduce weight enough Forbes

Finance & Politics

  • Former Prime minister of Sweden Carl Bildt gives a comment on the American President’s thoughts of Sweden with reference to the A$AP Rocky trial WashingtonPost

  • Comment on how the Iran seizures of international tankers this summer may impact the economy TheGuardian


  • International investors are not investing in US real estate the same pace they have the past years LinkedIn


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