Weekly#181 (Technology summary of the week)

  • Big banks plan to coin new digital currency (FT)
  • What would happen if your country issued a digital currency like Bitcoin? Bank of England Simulation (WEF)
  • The science of habit-forming Products
  • 40 Techniques Used by Data Scientists
  • Kobe Bryant’s 13 Venture Capital Investments (WSJ)
  • Sandvine Report: North American Homes Average Seven Active Connected Devices, PCs now account for less than 25% of network traffic
  • Brainstorm Cards — 52 Ways to Generate New Ideas [PDF]
  • Singapore became the first country in the world to launch a self-driving taxi service (WSJ)
  • Leadership May Not Be the Problem with Your Innovation Team
  • Apple Plans iPhone for Japan With Tap-to-Pay for Subways
  • LinkedIn Enters The Gig Economy With An Upwork Competitor (Fast Company)
  • Domino’s wants to start delivering pizzas by drone in New Zealand (BI)
  • Amazon releases auto buying research tool (Tech Crunch)
  • Tesla Unveils Electric-Car Battery With a 315-Mile Range
    The company says its new ‘Ludicrous’ P100D will be the ‘fastest car in the world’ (WSJ)
  • Tesla Motors Inc. raised the price of its semi-autonomous Autopilot option by $500, the latest move by the Silicon Valley auto maker to adjust prices and options on its electric vehicles…Tesla’s Autopilot feature will now cost $3,000 (WSJ)
  • Cloud-computing provider Rackspace Hosting Inc. is being taken private by private-equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC for $4.3 billion (WSJ)
  • Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey says these 7 books changed his life
  • Swiss watch exports declined for a 13th consecutive month in July as Hong Kong, traditionally the biggest market for luxury timepieces, slipped to second place for the first time in almost a decade.
  • Soon you’ll be able to play ‘over 400’ PlayStation games on your PC
  • The Elements of Value [HBR]
    …A rigorous model of consumer value allows a company to come up with new combinations of value that its products and services could deliver…identified 30 “elements of value” — fundamental attributes in their most essential and discrete forms. These elements fall into four categories: functional, emotional, life changing, and social impact.

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