It has been quite a while since our last post, apologies for that. In an effort to rekindle our writing, we’re going to kick off with a weekly briefing. Once we have built up a regular cadence we’ll maybe switch to a daily again. Keep checking back for new posts.
Today we’re looking at Amazon, and how over the past few days President Trump has taken aim at the retailer, with a series of tweets accusing them of not paying taxes. We give a brief introduction, ahead of a more in-depth piece that we’re preparing on Amazon. We also look round up a couple of the most interesting links from the weekend.
Today we have a brief look at Palantir, one of the world’s most opaque and influential data companies. We also share a few links that may have a positive impact on your life! Like how to ward off Alzheimer’s, how to deal with embarrassing situations and look at whether there are downsides to having too much self control.
April Fools Day, a day when tech companies usually let their imaginations go wild. We’ve summarised the best and worst from 2018. We also stay with the theme of Elon Musk’s companies; although, unfortunately talking about Tesla and the recent accident in California and what that could mean for autonomous cars.
An early release for our Dissection VIPs. This week we explore Magic Leap, the secretive augmented reality startup that has raised $2.3 billion (that’s more than SpaceX). Having attracted a fair bit of criticism for previously not having shipped anything, we wanted to uncover Rony Abovitz’s startup as it starts to release its Lightwear mixed reality headsets to developers.
On the back of SpaceX’s successful launch yesterday, we explore the launch as well as unpack some more detail about the company. We seek to inspire through the FT’s new special report on 50 ideas to change the world. Finally we’ve got a couple of interesting links for you and some crazy goings-ons with Lenz’s Law.
Evan Spiegel, CEO & Co-Founder of Snap, the company behind social media and messaging app Snapchat, sent out a company memo several months ago outlining his goal for Snap to reach breakeven this year. We wanted to explore this ambitious goal, and the steps, we think are needed, for it to be remotely achievable in the given timeframe.
Rovio, the maker of hit smartphone game, Angry Birds, warned earlier this month that profits this year will be down on last year and “may differ from market expectations” sending shares plummeting more than 50%, the market cap now hovering around $500m.