hina is expanding the facial recognition sunglasses program as police are beginning to use them in the outskirts of Beijing, according to Reuters.
A interesting read about Airbnb and disruption. Intended en unintended consequences from their disruption model.
Bike-sharing has become the hot new mode of transportation for startups. Today, Lyft announced a partnership with the Baltimore Bike Share program to support new transportation hubs for bikes, and designated pick-up and drop-off spots for Lyft.
This is a very interesting page about how the average American spends his/her day. It is also a great example how data visualisation makes certain complex datasets very comprehensive and understandable.
The Netherlands seems to be proving once again its serious commitment to finding sustainable energy solutions. A floating solar energy farm, the first of its kind in the world, is being developed in the country.
What a longread by the Guardian's Mark O'Connel on why and how Pieter Thiel and others are preparing for the apocolyps in New Zealand
On Uber, male drivers earn more then female drivers but the reason is not sexism.
Researchers found 3 reasons why men earn more.
PayPal is currently EBay’s payments processor, meaning merchants selling on the marketplace have to have PayPal accounts to accept funds, and it will remain a checkout option for EBay shoppers at least until July 2023. But Adyen will gradually take over processing EBay payments, beginning in North America this year and will handle a majority of transactions in 2021.
Uber announced today that it will begin offering bike-share options for users in San Francisco, thanks to a partnership with a New York City-based e-bike company called Jump. The inclusion of bike-share in Uber’s app will certainly be seen as a boost to the nascent bike-share industry, which has been experimenting with electric and dockless options as it grows across the world.
Bikesharing companies develop a metaplatform where you can rent bikes from different bike companies.
One app to rule them all
The battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the startup gets distribution before the incumbent gets innovation.
China is escalating its clampdown on cryptocurrency trading, targeting online platforms and mobile apps that offer exchange-like services, according to people familiar with the matter. Says Bloomberg
Airbnb is rolling out a new feature called Pay Less Up Front. It helps you to pay your trip spread out. With the feature you don't have to pay your accomodation all at once so it's supposed to make people book faster
If I haven’t said this enough, let me preach it again. Double down before you diversify. You will increase your chances of success and your growth rate at the same time.
If you want to tackle one of society’s most intractable problems, you have to start by ignoring some of the tech industry’s most cherished mantras.
This essay by Paul Graham is a must read for any start-up founder or anyone who works at a startup. It motivated me to bootstrap my company and get to default alive mode within 2 months. it was one of the best decisions I made as a founder.