Feb. 2, 2021

Tue. 02/02 – Ok, But Is Stadia Long For This World?

Google is getting out of the game development business, but is it getting out of the Stadia business or just pivoting to infrastructure? Apple acknowledges that Covid has basically hobbled Face ID. Uber gets into the liquor delivery business. And Amazon’s plans for its HQ2 architecture shows at least somebody in Silicon Valley is not buying the remote work hype.

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Links:Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus (Kotaku)Google now gives you more information about the sites in your search results (TechCrunch)iOS 14.5 will let Apple Watch owners unlock iPhones while wearing a mask (Engadget)Uber buying booze delivery company Drizly for $1.1 billion (Axios)Kuo: 'Apple Car' to use Hyundai's E-GMP platform, GM and PSA partnerships possible (Apple Insider)Robinhood Raises Another $2.4 Billion From Shareholders (WSJ)Amazon Unveils Outdoorsy New HQ2, Renewing Its Commitment to Offices (WSJ)


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Google is getting out of the game development business, but is it getting out of the Stadia business or just pivoting to infrastructure? Apple acknowledges that Covid has basically hobbled Face ID. Uber gets into the liquor delivery business. And Amazon’s plans for its HQ2 architecture shows at least somebody in Silicon Valley is not buying the remote work hype.

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