Weekly Brief: Sweet Streams (Are Made of This?)

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: Enjoy a good “Netflix and chill”? Well things are heating up in the global streaming space this week with the launch of Disney+ in the US, another service competing for your eyeballs against the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Meanwhile Warner Media and […]

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Weekly Brief: WeWork… What Went Wrong?

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: So, another big week for the WeWork saga. On Monday morning, we awoke to the news that the embattled firm had accepted a multi-billion-dollar Softbank rescue deal. The Japanese investor has bought out around 80% of the property company and injected $5bn of new financing to starve […]

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Weekly Brief: Insane in the mem-brain?

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: Mind-reading tech is closer than you think. In July, Elon Musk announced that one of his companies, Neuralink, will start human trials by the end of 2020 for an implantable wireless system that purports to read minds. It already has over $158m in funding. Facebook is also […]

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Weekly Brief: Reach out and touch… face?

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: Over the past few years, six police forces around the UK (including the MET) have been trialling facial recognition tech. It is estimated that Facewatch, the fast-track crime-reporting platform that heavily utilises facial recognition, will have 5000 cameras across the UK by 2022. The public is divided. […]

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