Some Good Reads from around the web

These are the stories I found worth reading during the course of my day. I hope you enjoy them.
  • The coming software apocalypse, is a great long read on The Atlantic. I didn’t like the headline, but the story is great look into our reliance of software and weaknesses that are all around it. I urge you to read this.
  • If you look hard enough, you know Amazon HQ2 is just spin and polishing a turd, John Battelle eruditely explains.
  • A driverless car with some common sense? A startup called iSee is working on it. I am not clear on how their approach is special compared to other, but otherwise it seems like an idea and a company paying attention to. MIT Technology Review has the story.
  • Let Twitter be Twitter, Dave Winer argues.
  • Surveillance is the business model of the Internet, says Bruce Schneier, commenting on this story about Continue reading "Some Good Reads from around the web"

Fire TV gets Amazon Echo integration for remote control-free channel changing

 Fire TV owners could already control their set with voice commands, but doing so used to mean having to pick up the remote. Now that Amazon’s set top box can be paired with an Echo, the company has brought users another step closer to never having to lift a finger. Starting today, users can choose specific shows, change channels, adjust volume and open apps directly from the smart home hub. Read More

Stitch Fix has confidentially filed for an IPO

 Stitch Fix has filed confidentially for an initial public offering, setting itself up for another big test for the IPO market in the near future, sources tell TechCrunch. While we don’t know exactly when Stitch Fix will go public, we do know that a handful of companies are planning to go between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Stitch Fix only recently hired its CFO, Paul Yee, in June —… Read More

Amazon gets into shoes and handbags with its new private fashion label ‘The Fix’

 Amazon is again expanding its presence in the fashion industry with this week’s launch of yet another private label brand, The Fix. The new label for Prime members is aimed at women and features shoes and handbags inspired by designer trends, but available at discounted prices. Unlike designer collections, The Fix will release new styles on a monthly – not seasonal – basis.… Read More

AWS won’t be ceding its massive market share lead anytime soon

 Now that all the major cloud players have reported their earnings, we have seen some eye-popping growth numbers, particularly from Microsoft. Yet in spite of that, AWS maintains a significant market share lead, according to the latest analysis from Synergy Research Group, released last night after Amazon reported its earnings. AWS, the cloud arm of Amazon.com reported a $4.1 billion… Read More