16/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #3

In their latest move to develop more consumer hardware, Facebook poached a top Google chip developer, Shahriar Rabii, to help them build their very own silicon. Facebook is following the example of many tech giants that are bringing chip design in-house rather than relying on big-name suppliers like Intel and Qualcomm. The new chips will potentially replace Qualcomm’s own, currently used in Facebook’s
21/08/2018

Weekly News Recap #8

A pay-to-use advertising service is produced by WhatsApp. Brands can opt into this service to better customer engagement. This bold step creates a new revenue stream for the messaging app (owned by Facebook), discarding of their subscription fees in 2016 and permits businesses to exchange information or services updates, i.e. delivery information or tickets. The fee for the pay-to-use service will depend on conformed delivery...
10/09/2018

Weekly News Recap #9

If you haven’t already head, Jack Ma a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, AI and technology. He is one of China's richest men with a net worth of US$38.6 billion, as well as one of the wealthiest people in the world. Speculations of Jack Ma’s retirement have been...
23/10/2018

Unique Startup of the Day #2

x.ai is an artificial intelligence-driven personal assistant who schedules meetings for you. X.ai has raised $44 million to tackle a substantial small problem: scheduling emails. When emailing to set up a meeting, a user copies amy@x.ai or andrew@x.ai to take over the logistics. These bots process natural language in order to set up a meeting the way a human assistant would — but for much less money. Instead of sending several emails back...