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Jeff Bezos on experiments and failure: “If you think [the Fire Phone] was a big failure, we’re working on much bigger failures right now. And I am not kidding. Some of them are going to make the Fire Phone look like a tiny little blip”. Also worth reading is VC Fred Wilson’s take.
A great read from Marco Arment: “Amazon, Facebook, and Google are placing large bets on advanced AI, ubiquitous assistants, and voice interfaces, hoping that these will become the next thing that our devices are for. If they’re right — and that’s a big “if” — I’m worried for Apple.”
Airmail was designed from the ground to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Airmail is clean and allows you to get to your emails without interruption – it’s the mail client for the 21st century.
Google’s low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple’s range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn’t typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed the milestone to The Verge.
You’re six miles up, alone and falling without a parachute. Though the odds are long, a small number of people have found themselves in similar situations—and lived to tell the tale. Here’s PM’s 120-mph, 35,000-ft, 3-minutes-to-impact survival guide.
Antipersona simulates the experience of using Twitter as if you’re signed in from any user account of your choice, providing a window into someone else’s social media point-of-view. When you “become” an account on Antipersona, you can see the same timeline they see and receive the same notifications (for follows, mentions, and retweets) they receive, for 24 hours.
Airbus subsidiary APWorks is using its 3D printing expertise to build what it calls “probably the world’s lightest motorcycle,” a lithe, bicycle-like all-electric machine weighing 35 kilograms (77 pounds) held together with an intricate web of aluminum.
APWorks says it’ll go 80km/h (50 mph) and run from 0-45km/h in 3 seconds, which keeps this fully out of superbike territory — think of this as a lightweight, street-legal runabout that just happens to look unlike anything else on the road.
More spot on advice from Jason Fried: “Does that matter? Is that really worth doing? These are important questions that you should be considering often. Getting the right work done is almost always about creating less work to do.”
“Great PMs are usually very detailed and obsessed with every aspect of their product. They do not tend to rely on Program Management (unless the product scope is crazy big). They run their own spreadsheets, roadmaps, and have an uncanny habit of picking up on things that could go wrong. This requires an unnatural level of fussing over things.”
San Francisco-based Tally Technologies raised $15 million in Series A venture funding to launch an app that promises to help people maintain good credit while avoiding fees, charges and other credit card affiliated pains. Here’s how it works: Users can scan all of their personal credit cards into Tally, go through a brief credit score check, then authorize the startup to pay those bills from a Tally-issued line of credit.
The Verge offers a full breakdown of the major highlights from Google’s I/O 2016 keynote including Android N, Google Daydream, Android Wear 2.0, Google Home (a competitor to Amazon’s Echo) and the new Allo and Duo (messaging) apps.
Apple just announced the opening of a new $25 million development center in Hyderabad, India with the primary purpose of accelerating Maps development. It’ll also create 4,000 jobs, according to the press release.
Tesla said it will sell about $1.4 billion in stock to help pay for an expansion that includes its forthcoming Model 3 electric car and boosting annual production to 500,000 vehicles in 2018. The total sale will be about $2 billion, with the rest of the shares to be sold by CEO Elon Musk to cover tax obligations on stock options he’s exercising.
If you cast your mind back to 2012, you might remember how millions of LinkedIn users were left vulnerable after it emerged that a Russian hacker was offloading over 6 million of their login details online. Well, he/she is back and this time there are 117 million email and passwords belonging to LinkedIn users up for grabs on an illegal Dark Web marketplace called The Real Deal for 5 bitcoin ($2,200 approximately).
Amazon is building more brick-and-mortar stores and beefing up Prime membership perks, company CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed at the company’s annual meeting for shareholders. At the moment, the mostly online-based retailer has a single bookstore in Seattle, but it’s already building a new outlet near San Diego. “We’re definitely going to open additional stores,” he said, “how many we don’t know yet.”
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has bought $1bn worth of Apple shares in a bet that the iPhone-maker will bounce back from a recent slump. The multi-billionaire’s conglomerate announced on Monday that it had bought 9.8m shares in Apple, a surprise move as Buffett has mostly avoided investments in the tech industry.
Everyone from oil oligarchs and royal families to savvy Chinese and American businessmen have taken ownership of soccer clubs. The trend appears more common in the UK, home of the Premier League, than it is anywhere else. And a new Forbes report shows that investors who put their money in big UK clubs are getting what they paid for.
A great interview with Basecamp’s David Heinemeier Hansson: “Embrace the beginning. Love the beginning. You wouldn’t believe the number of big companies and people working there who’d love to trade their power for your nimbleness. Have confidence in what you do and why you do it.”
Airlines have gotten to much cheaper over the years, yet not faster, hence I’m super excited to be following Boom, a startup working through the Y Combinator incubator program making airplanes capable of Mach 2.2 speeds (~1,451 mph), which means they’ll travel at more than double the speed of sound.