Media update w. 1851 & 1852

Focus topic:

  • The year the big tech companies were humbled (or were they really!?) on privacy issues WSJ


  • Andreas Torstensson startar nytt spelbolag – Popdogs – och tar in SEK 81 M DiDigital
  • Pintrest works towards USD 12 Bn IPO early 2019 WSJ
  • A year of highs and lows for SoftBank TechCrunch – as their mobile unit plunges 15% on the second largest IPO ever CNN
  • Facebook defends allowing external parties (Spotify being one of them TheVerge) to get access to user messages TechCrunch
  • Female co-working space The Wing raise USD 70 M with Sequioa among the investors DiDigital
  • Amazon servers crashes on Christmas day because of Alexa overload from Christmas gifts TheGuardian
  • Suggestions on how to win over the startup failure gap TechCrunch
  • Hubspot’s suggestions on how to form a solid startup culture TechinAsia
  • VCs starting to suggest to their startups that financing will look different going into 2019 and beyond TechCrunch
  • Interview with the CEO of Match Group on how online dating is shifting the landscape and dating cultures WSJ
  • How Huawei have become the largest telecom provider and the most scrutinised one LinkedIn
  • The 10 largest US VC deals of 2018 – Epic games being the largest of USD 1.25 Bn TechCrunch


  • More Nordic families now subscribe to more SVOD services DagensMedia
  • 2018 – the year we took screen time seriously – and here are some learnings from it: (i) if you record an event – you are less likely to form memories from it for one TechCrunch
  • All the different streaming services to be premiered in 2019 from Disney+ to Apple and Viacom AdWeek


  • Lyft plans to win the ride sharing by having the best design(ers) FastCompany
  • Apple poaches senior designer from Tesla 9to5Mac
  • The Boring Company shows off their first tunnel TheVerge
  • Musk tweets that all of Europe will be covered with Superchargers in 2019 CleanTechnica
  • Elon Musk – the first CEO influencer – a business strategy ? TheVerge


  • North has acquired the tech behind Vaunt’s AR glasses TheVerge
  • Luna from Funomena gets great reviews as it was released on the Magic Leap headset TheVerge
  • The AR cloud will enhance the meanings of basically every physical object – an argumentative essay argues VentureBeat
  • Facebook and Valve go separate ways in 2019 since Valve’s Steam earns 30% of every revenue dollar on the games UploadVR


  • A guide to all 17 (publicly known) probes on Trump relating to Russia Wired

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