1) How Alibaba and Tencent Became Dominant in Mobile Payments
Chinese tech companies Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) and Tencent have emerged as global leaders in mobile-payment technology. This animated video charts the key steps along their rise to the top. Wall Street Journal (wsj.com) video above published Mar 23, 2018.
2) AI & Deep Learning Conference | GTC 2018 | NVIDIA.com March 26-29, 2018
Nvidia & AI: Parallel processing units will likely power advanced artificial intelligence which is key to self-driving cars and significant research products in healthcare, climate, and next-generation transportation. “We’ve been pioneering this computing approach called GPU computing for over the last decade,” Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said. “Over the last seven or eight years, it really went into turbo charge because the model is perfect for artificial intelligence.”Check out the latest and greatest from the first days of #GTC18, the world’s premier AI event. Get all the keynote highlights at https://t.co/1dwOgpzMJU. pic.twitter.com/otesV7VuaH— NVIDIA (@nvidia) March 28, 2018
- Trump Sends To-Do List to China on Trade | WolfStreet.com. See also China’s Empty Threat of Dumping its US Treasuries: "the Fed could easily mop up a trillion of Treasuries, as it has done before"--WolfStreet.com.
- Don’t rule out EU-US trade renegotiations after Trump's tariff threats | cnbc.com: "we should not be surprised if U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross seek to reopen discussions about specific European export products."
- "Price is what you pay, Value is what you get"--How Much Does It Really Cost to Buy a Luxury Condo in San Francisco, Not Live in it for 10 Years, Then Sell at a Loss? | WolfStreet.com: "A lot, as the co-founder of YouTube is finding out."
- “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no' to almost everything.”--Warren Buffett, Understanding Speed and Velocity: Saying "NO" to the Non-Essential | fs.blog.
4) ICYMI Tech News:
- China's Huawei sees Europe as stepping stone in Samsung/Apple rivalry | Reuters.com: Huawei, the world’s No.3 smartphone maker, launched a new flagship phone in Paris on Tuesday.
- Games represented nearly 80 percent of total worldwide consumer spending for the combined iOS and Google Play app stores in 2017, even though games were only 35 percent of total worldwide downloads--Why Apple cares about mobile game developers | VentureBeat.com.
- Twitter says it will ban cryptocurrency advertising on its platform, including ads for ICOs, token sales, and crypto-wallet services--Reuters.com.
- Startups: At Y Combinator's Demo Day, Companies Are No Longer The Next Airbnb, Uber or WhatsApp | WIRED.com: "The mega-companies remain unchallenged, as do their adjacent industries. Instead, founders are going after smaller, less explored sectors to stake out ground."
- Telegram chalks up 200M MAUs for its messaging app | TechCrunch.com
- Tesla Bonds Are in Free Fall | Bloomberg.com: “It’s getting worse and worse every single day ... That’s the nature of being in this negative feedback loop. Everyone is worried.”--Bill Zox, chief investment officer of fixed income at Diamond Hill Investment Group.
- Appeals court revives Oracle's copyright claim against Google | Reuters.com
- Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones--ArsTechnica.com. Also EU presses Facebook on sharing of user data | Reuters.com
- US Department of Justice Antitrust Division vs. AT&T: DISH executive testifies against planned AT&T merger with Time Warner | Reuters.com
- British Virgin Islands-based trading platform, known as CoinfloorEX, will provide physically settled bitcoin futures--Reuters.com
- FCC approves SpaceX plan for broadband satellite services:using a new generation of low-Earth orbit satellite technologies--Reuters.com.
- How to make money off America’s love affair with fake news | TheOutline.com: #Resist #Resister "Maria #TheResistance. Elena #Resist. These are just a few of the names listed on the hundreds of Twitter accounts causing drama in the past few months. Each account’s feed has identical tweets promoting liberal news articles from VegasHill, LuxuryPolitics, HillPress, Epolitico, ShareDoom, and dozens of other politics blogs you've never heard of .... The majority of the content posted to the blogs come from a site called WashingtonPress.com, which is run by Occupy Democrats ...." See also: Fake news 2.0: personalized, optimized, and even harder to stop | MIT TechnologyReview.com: "Artificial intelligence will automate and optimize fake news, warns a technology supplier to the CIA."
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