Week 6

Friday, May 15

Andreessen Horowitz Wins VC Sweepstakes To Back Clubhouse, Voice App Still In Beta, At $100 Million Valuation

Facebook buys GIF company Giphy and plans to integrate it with Instagram

Large areas of London to be made car-free as lockdown eased

Chipmaker stocks fall on fears of Chinese retaliation against Huawei order

Plant-based meat sales in the US are up 264 percent since March

How do companies get back to the office? Even to the pros, it remains a big question

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: don’t push it

How will Europe’s coronavirus contacts-tracing apps work across borders?

Spotify's web player works with Safari again

Hands-on with Google Chrome’s slick new tab grouping feature

Thursday, May 14

Tesla’s readying a ‘million mile’ battery that could greatly lower the cost of EVs

Mozilla goes full incubator with ‘Fix The Internet’ startup lab and early stage investments

Facebook’s 50-person Zoom alternative, Messenger Rooms, is now available

Now Is the Time to Cherish the Little Things, by Jeff Bezos

Linux not Windows: Why Munich is shifting back from Microsoft to open source

Social-distancing scolding won’t solve the coronavirus problem

Rare photos show Larry Page and Steve Jobs at Google

The Boring Company completes excavation of its Las Vegas tunnels

Why Amazon wants a price-gouging law

Impossible Burger 2.0: How does it taste, is it safe and where can you get it?

Wednesday, May 13

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says the PS5 is so impressive it’s ‘going to help drive future PCs’

The mastermind of Google’s Pixel camera quietly left the company in March

Chrome will soon group tabs together to save pack rats from themselves

Tesla HR warns employees skipping work may affect unemployment pay

Slack revamps iPhone and Android app with simpler design

Spatial goes free, aiming to become the Zoom of virtual collaboration

Microsoft: Bosque is a new programming language built for AI in the cloud

Waymo Banks Another $750M 

Uber will require all drivers and riders to wear masks starting next week

This demo of the new Unreal Engine on the PlayStation 5 is mind-blowing

Tuesday, May 12

Twitter Will Allow Employees To Work At Home Forever

Facebook will pay $52 million in settlement with moderators who developed PTSD on the job

Grubhub stock halted after report Uber is eyeing a takeover

Sony announces new PlayStation Studios branding for its first-party PS5 games

Telegram abandons its TON blockchain platform

RIP Google Play Music. Move your library over to YouTube Music with one tap

2020 13-inch MacBook Pro review: The standard macOS workhorse

WeChat Surveillance Explained

Dithering and Open Versus Free

Changes at Airbnb, New Zealand tourism revamp, and other travel news you can use.

Monday, May 11

Elon Musk defies stay-home order to reopen Tesla and asks to be arrested

Apple quietly hiring some of the world's best cloud talent

Spotify officially launches a shared-queue feature called Group Session

GitHub Codespaces: VS Code was 'designed from the get-go' for this, says Microsoft architect

Thunderbolt port flaw lets hackers steal your data

Coronavirus: Why it might not be such a crazy idea to start a company

Rideshare drivers stage caravan protest over Uber’s labor practices

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 768G 5G processor

You Got Rejected By A VC, Now What?

Programming languages: Python apps might soon be running on Android

Sunday, May 10

Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares

Twitch roulette helps you find the loneliest streamers

The next iPhone may boast a 120Hz display and better low-light photos

The Guardian view on video conferencing: the future of meetings?

Coronavirus: Tesla's plan to bring employees back to work

Five stages of Zoom

Chinese banking apps are over-collecting personal data

Apple VP Greg Joswiak explains inspiration behind AirPods in new interview

Waymo's autonomous cars return to Phoenix, but without passenger rides

Take the Shutdown Skeptics Seriously

Saturday, May 9

The VR winter

Elon Musk threatens to pull Tesla operations out of California

Why are some people better at working from home than others?

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs scraps its ambitious Toronto project

Microsoft adds protection against Reply-All email storms in Office 365

Eric Schmidt, who led Google's transformation into a tech giant, has left the company

“The IPO market is dead for 2020”*

Rumor: ‘AirPods Studio’ name and $349 price for Apple’s over-ear headphones

If we want better conditions for Amazon staff we need to be patient…

Airbnb slump means Europe's cities can return to residents, say officials