Weekly Tech news (6 Part Series)
News from 16/09 to 22/09
- The Tesla Roadster is delayed ⏳
- Firefox is going to release updates faster ⏩
- Facebook is developing glasses that will replace your smartphone 👓
- The American Congress requires internal GAFA emails 📜
If you were waiting for it, you'll have to wait a little longer. The new Tesla supercar, capable of reaching 400km/h, is postponed to 2021.
Originally announced for 2020, the Tesla Roadster will be available from $200,000, only ! 😝
According to Elon Musk on Twitter, the car will "absolutely" be capable of beating the world speed record on a lap, at Nürburgring, with a car certified "road".
Record still held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR with 6 minutes and 40.33 seconds !
Mozilla announced past week that they will ship major release of Firefox faster than now (6-8 weeks). They will provide major updates every 4 weeks, "to increase our agility, and bring you new features more quickly".
This change will be effective by the first quarter of 2020.
By doing so, they hope to take some market shares of which the giant Google Chrome (6 weeks release cycle) is the most important shareholder.
Despite this acceleration, Mozilla points out that quality will be the main concern.
Facebook is partnering with Luxottica (owner of Ray-Ban), to develop AR glasses.
Luxottica had already participated in the realization of the Google glass.
The glasses are called "Orion", and they will allows you to call, launch a live stream, display information in your field of view, ...
They will be apparently controlled with the voice assistant on which Facebook is working.
Mark Zuckerberg would have prompted the hardware director to prioritize the development of these glasses.
Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, they all have to deliver internal emails to the American Congress as part of an investigation for anti-competitive practices.
They are required to send internal communications from senior executives and bosses, such as Larry Page (Google), Tim Cook (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon).
Doug Collins, one of the members of the Parliament who signed this request, declared this information as follows: "This information is key in helping determine whether anticompetitive behavior is occurring, whether our antitrust enforcement agencies should investigate specific issues and whether or not our antitrust laws need improvement to better promote competition in the digital markets"
All four are called upon to act for various reasons :
The acquisition of Android and Youtube, but also DoubleClick, AdMob and more ...
Apple is rather concerned about its management of its AppStore. In reference to the recent deletion of parental control applications, replaced by their own services. This one shocked me a little bit, imagine your building something great and then publish it. After some times, Apple or Google decide to do the same and removes your app...)
Apple is also, at the same time, fighting with the EU for 13 billion of euros.
See more, here.
For Facebook, the main concern is about the acquisition of whatsapp and Instagram, that we no longer present.
See more about Onavo here.
They are in trouble because of the purchase of a lot of companies like, Abebooks, a Canadian platform for the resale of rare and antique books; Whole Foods, ...
See more here