Tag: Consumertech

Netflix vs TikTok: The Battle Between Long And Short

From the outside Netflix and TikTok may not look like competitors, but they are. One is consumed on big screens, the other on small. One is long-form, the other short. One consumes billions of dollars in capital to create content, the other gets millions of hours of programming virtually for free. One is pay-gated, the […]

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This Indian Nation Is Setting Up A Special Economic Zone For Crypto, Fintech, Blockchain On Native Land

There are over 500 casinos on Native American tribal lands in the United States, plus numerous other businesses that benefit from special regulation in special jurisdictions. Soon, that list of businesses could include startups in the crypto, blockchain, and fintech spaces It already does in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 25 miles south of Charlotte, Rock […]

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This Cheap Stamp-Sized 3-Core No-Battery Computer Could Drive IoT To Trillions Of Smart Devices

Is IoT about software or hardware? As always with difficult questions like this, the answer is yes. Essentially, hardware is cool (and necessary), but software provides the value. As the internet of things has developed slowly over the past decade, we’ve seen huge amounts of cool hardware: tags, sensors, and internet-connected smart devices. Wiliot’s recently-unveiled […]

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Keeping Up With Amazon: How Warehouse Robots Are Revolutionizing The On-Demand Economy

Digital retail giant Amazon has over 200,000 robots helping deliver more than 350 million different products in an unceasing flood of billions of deliveries. Its fulfillment machine with both free and fast shipping has become a key competitive moat against other retailers: free shipping and 1-day or 2-day shipping is why Amazon customers chose Amazon. […]

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MIT Students Building Tiny Self-Assembling Robots For Space

If a few MIT grad students get their way, programmable matter is the future. Think thousands or hundreds of thousands of nanobots assembling and disassembling on command to form the most efficient shape for boosting up into orbit, creating a replacement piece of International Space Station hull plating, a tool to examine an asteroid, or […]

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SpaceX Losing 40 Starlink Satellites To Geomagnetic Storm

SpaceX announced today that is in the process of losing up to 40 of its recently launched Starlink satellites due to a geomagnetic storm. That’s almost 80% of the 49 the company just launched five days ago. “Unfortunately, the satellites deployed on Thursday were significantly impacted by a geomagnetic storm on Friday,” SpaceX said in […]

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Drone Innovation Check-Up: $5B Investment, 129 Companies, 170 Craft

We’re in the middle of an explosion of innovation in drone technology. According to a report by venture capitalist at Phystech Ventures, there has been $5 billion of investment in drone technology in the past two years, leading to the development of no fewer than 170 different air taxi, cargo, and vertical take-off-or-landing craft by […]

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Livestream Shopping: A $500 Billion Market In 2022 As Amazon, Google, Facebook, TikTok Jump In?

Livestream shopping is projected to rake in a massive $480 billion in China this year, according to eMarketer, but only $11 billion in the United States, according to Foresight Research. That could change quickly, however: Facebook, Amazon, TikTok, Twitter, and other tech giants like Pinterest are jumping into livestream shopping hard. What’s the appeal of […]

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