Week of 11/27/2017

Week of 11/27/2017

 

TECH TRENDS:

There’s an Implosion of Early-Stage VC Funding, and No One’s Talking About It
TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/30/theres-an-implosion-of-early-stage-vc-funding-and-no-ones-talking-about-it/
“This is now a three-year trend, so cannot be “blamed” on macro or short-term factors. More worryingly, it comes at a time of unprecedented stock market valuations worldwide.”

 

 

FCC Commissioner Clyburn Takes Down Chairman’s Net Neutrality Doom and Gloom
TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/30/fcc-commissioner-clyburn-takes-down-chairmans-net-neutrality-doom-and-gloom/
“In a brief but to-the-point document posted to the FCC website, she lists a number of the Chairman’s apocalyptic predictions for how the new rules would allow price regulation, let the FCC tell ISPs what their service offerings should be and of course eventually be struck down by the courts.”

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

The Boring Company Proposes 125-150mph “Loop” for Chicago Express Train Request
Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/11/chicago-seeks-a-high-speed-ohare-link-boring-company-to-propose-125mph-loop/
“Wednesday’s RFQ specified that any service that the city would consider should offer travel times of 20 minutes or less between the two hubs, with departures every 15 minutes. Any ‘premium’ fares would have to cost less than any ride-hailing service.”

 

Warner Bros And Intel Partner To Bring The Horror Show Of ‘Entertainment’ Inside Your Autonomous Car
Jalopnik
https://jalopnik.com/warner-bros-and-intel-partner-to-bring-the-horror-show-1820893441
“Those being transported the cars no longer will have to drive or pay attention to the road, so they may want to watch movies or TV. The windows of the car could become screens for augmented reality, or the car itself could be a mobile billboard.”

 

CLIENT NEWS:

Volkswagen Is Going to Start Making Electric Cars in the U.S.
Fortune
http://fortune.com/2017/12/01/volkswagen-vw-manufacturing-electric-cars-united-states/
“Chattanooga is our first choice’ for making EVs destined for the North American market.”

 

The Futuristic BMW i8 Looks Even Better as a Convertible
The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/transportation/2017/11/30/16720920/bmw-i8-roadster-coupe-photos-la-auto-show-2017
“BMW says the gains in the new version are coming from even better output from the electric motor, combined with higher battery capacity, which should also improve the all-electric range by about 10 miles to 33 overall.”

 

 

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

Kano Computer Kit Complete Review
Digital Trends
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/kano-computer-kit-complete-review/
“All programs listed here rely on code-based blocks that are pieced together like a puzzle, although there are examples like Make Light that require kids to type in lines of code to understand how each line works.”

 

 

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