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SpaceX Starlink success kicks off Elon Musk's satellite internet aspirations

Posted in Hardware, Online on 24th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

A landmark launch and deploy puts the first 60 satellites into orbit, beginning the master plan of delivering better internet to the world.

Apple’s self-built 5G modem will cut device power and size, not prices

Posted in Business, Hardware, Online on 20th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

By 2025, Qualcomm and others will already be in the stages of prototyping 6G technology, which Apple’s investments in 5G will hopefully enable it to participate in as an inventor and developer, not just a customer.

Google Cloud makes pods with 1,000 TPU chips available in public beta

Posted in Business, Online on 7th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Liquid-cooled Cloud TPU v3 pods can deliver more than 100 petaflops of computing power. Conversely, Cloud TPU v2 pods released in alpha last year can achieve 11.5 petaflops.

Pinterest shares rise 28% on first day of trading, worth $13 billion

Posted in Business, Online on 19th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Pinterest’s IPO also marks the end of an era in some regards. It’s likely the last of the previous generation of social media startups to enter the public markets. Founded in 2009, it watched as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Snap all held IPOs.

SpaceX $500 Million Fundraising and First 75 Starlink Satellites

Posted in Business, Hardware, Online on 17th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX should start launching the prototype Starlink satellite constellation starting in May.