πŸ“― This Week’s Innovation News // #3

Hey, I’mΒ Maurice Weber. I craft this newsletter to provide you with the latest innovation news from the current week.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the latest Wednesday article was about laser-driven fusion. Quite an interesting and promising technology with a lot of advancements in the last months. Evidently, Marvel Fusion announced the employment of several more renowned scientists this week (SZ).

Headline Roundup

πŸš€ SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA contract in bid to develop human landing system for returning to the moon (TC)

πŸ’± China may test its new Digital Yuan (wrote about it two weeks ago) with foreign visitors at 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (CNBC)

☁ Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service launches as a ‘Netflix-for-gaming’ on iPhone and PC with more than 100 titles (CNBC)

πŸ†• Apple unveils a range of new products, including subscription podcasts and the latest iPad Pro (WSJ)

πŸ’° Google Maps to add a greenest route to its driving direction, estimating the route’s carbon footprint (WSJ)

China’s Internet of The Future

This week, China launched a large-scale experimental network in Beijing connecting 40 leading Chinese research universities. The network infrastructure which is headquartered at Tsinghua University has been build to test potential future internet technology over the next five to 10 years. Particularly, the research initiative aims at developing a prototype ‘future internet’ with especially high bandwidth and low latency. In an article from beginning of January 2021, H3C details some of the technological capabilities of the network. Consequently, the network will most likely be able to implement and test cutting-edge technology and serve as the backbone of the ‘China Environment for Network Innovations’ (CENI) project. When ready in 2023, CENI aims at replacing Western technology in critical communication areas. More on the topic in the original article.

As the US develops its own network, the ‘Global Environment for Network Innovations’ (GENI), both nations might be able to come up with major improvements of current networking technology. However, this innovation competition between the US and China will likely need a few more years to play out.

URL to original article: SCMP

Closing Remarks

After waiting for two months, my copy of Jordan Peterson’s ‘Beyond Order’ has finally arrived and I’m looking forward to the read. Maybe it’ll be the first Book Review, we’ll see.

Also, I found a website that scrutinizes SaaS companies and writes due-diligence like articles on them. I’m currently looking at this one and I am thinking about using the ‘template’ for an own DD in an upcoming Wednesday article.

Anyways, next week’s Wednesday article will most likely feature a summary of recent Urban Air Mobility developments. I hope you’ll check out the post.

Best,

Maurice

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