Dec. 20, 2019

Fri. 12/20 - Now Apple Joins The Space Race?

Does Apple have a secret team to do an end run around telecom carriers, Google buys a game studio, IAC buys, Ripple is an interesting raise, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:Tiny (or on iPhone and Android) Links:Apple Has Secret Team Working on Satellites to Beam Data to Devices (Bloomberg)Google buys triple-A game dev Typhoon Studio to beef up Stadia (VentureBeat) shares surge after Barry Diller’s IAC agrees to buy online caregiver marketplace (CNBC)Ripple Raises $200 Million as Part of Bid for XRP Adoption (Fortune)Robocall fines rise to $10,000 per call under newly passed law (The Verge)Labels & Publishers Win $1 Billion Piracy Lawsuit Against Cox Communications (Billboard) The Weekend Longreads Suggestions:SoftBank Vision Fund Employees Depict a Culture of Recklessness (Bloomberg Businessweek)Shopify: A StarCraft Inspired Business Strategy (Non-GAAP Thoughts)IKEA 2.0 (The Verge)State of the Stream 2019: Platform Wars, the New King of Streaming, Most Watched Game and More! (Stream Elements)Meet the Mad Scientist Who Wrote the Book on How to Hunt Hackers (Wired)I created my own deepfake—it took two weeks and cost $552 (Ars Technica)The 100 Memes That Defined The 2010s (Buzzfeed News)

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