Media update w.1922

Tech

  • Wired made some research on how Google tracks your behaviour across their platforms. It appeared more extensive than expected Wired
  • Swedish security company Recorded Future sold to Insight Venture Partners in transaction valuing the company from Gothenburg valued to SEK 7.4 Bn DiDigital
  • AI scientists at Oxford University have managed to recreate human like synthesised thoughts from AIs Express
  • Google had a large 4h outage of basically all services including Youtube Sunday night on the East coast in the US NBCNews
  • If you are a Scandinavian company and seek to move West for the Silicon Valley – check out the Nordic Innovation House NordicInnovationHouse
  • Of 5.4 Bn adults on this planet, 5 Bn now have a mobile phone and 4 Bn now have a smartphone BenEvans
  • 9 takeaways from Apple’s WWDC Keynote TheVerge

Media

  • Spotify starting to test curated podcast lists TheVerge

Transportation

  • Voi technology wins Stockholm city agreement to become official provider of bike rentals in the city DiDigital
  • Voi also confirms – sadly – one of their electric scooters was part of the accident with a deadly outcome in Helsingborg last week DiDigital
  • FedEx expanding to 7 days a week deliveries because of high delivery volumes APNews
  • Bird launching a two-seater TechCrunch

XR

  • People already recognize Apple’s AR glasses even though they don’t exist Phonearena
  • Unity’s XR lead argues VR and AR must converge for the better future of both Gameindustry
  • IKEA to relaunch their mobile apps with AR and purchase options ITNews
  • More rumours about Apple’s AR headsets Venturebeat
  • Volvo invest in Varjo’s VR/AR platform to develop headsets for drivers in coming generations Venturebeat | DiDigital and Varjo at the same time showcased their first VR headset with external cameras TechCrunch
  • How women are taking a leading role in the VR industry TheGuardian
  • Nreal’s AR sunglasses will ship in limited numbers this year starting at USD 499 TheVerge
  • Where the fashion industry is headed with AR/VR Vougebusiness
  • Notes from the Augmented World Expo 2019 Forbes

Finance & Politics

  • Following last week’s note on Swedish startups will to travel more climate responsibly – here’s Amazon’s take. 8,000 employees asked the company to do more on climate change, the company then asked the shareholders who said no. Vox
  • MacKenzie Bezoz have signed the Giving pledge – the pledge Jeff won’t sign – stating she will give half of her USD 35 Bn of wealth away during her life time or in her will. Vox

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