5 Key Stories From The Digital Worlds

September 6

BY NABYL CHARANIA

1. 

YOUTUBE LAUNCHES A FASHION DESTINATION FOR STYLE AND BEAUTY CONTENT

  • Will include videos from popular creators, a “beauty today” section, collaborations with the industry’s biggest names and live-streamed runway shows.
  • According to YouTube, from 2014 to 2018, the number of fashion and beauty channels grew more than sixfold.
  • YouTube has added features like AR makeup trials…streamed Rihanna’s fashion show, and several of its most popular fashion and beauty vloggers have millions of followers.

2. 

ONEWEB TARGETS THE ARCTIC FOR THE KICKOFF OF ITS SATELLITE BROADBAND SERVICE IN 2020

  • It’ll start delivering broadband internet service to the Arctic via satellite in 2020, turning the “Last Frontier” into a new frontier for data beamed from orbit.
  • Will deliver fiber-like connectivity amounting to 375 gigabits per second of data transmission capacity above the 60th parallel north by the end of next year.
  • SpaceX launched its first 60 operational Starlink satellites in May, and is targeting the 2020-2021 time frame for the start of commercial service.

3.  

FIRST LONG-DISTANCE HEART SURGERY PERFORMED VIA ROBOT

  • The feat is an example of telemedicine, an emerging field that leverages advances in networking, robotics, mixed reality, and communications technologies to beam in medical experts to remote locations for everything from consultations to surgical procedures.
  • Could decentralize healthcare by distributing doctors into local communities virtually, could ease shortages of nurses and doctors and potentially cut healthcare costs.
  • During the remote procedures, Dr. Patel used Corindus’ CorPath GRX robot and a hardwired internet connection, manipulating the robot with a set of joysticks and a video monitor.

4. 

VACASA HOMES IN GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS GIVE YOU ONE LESS EXCUSE TO SKIP THAT VACATION

  • Partnership recognizes a shift in consumer preferences where more and more people are opting to stay in a home instead of a hotel when they cash in their vacation days.
  • 48% of travelers have stayed in a vacation rental in the past 12 months, and they expect that number to grow.
  • Vacasa’s direct API integration with Google is the first for a vacation rental management company, and a big deal for travel nerds.

5. 

BLACKBERRY AND JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO PARTNER ON AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

  • Will use Blackberry’s QNX operating system and Blackberry Cylance to develop a range of capabilities to bolster vehicle safety, including predictive software maintenance and cyber threat protection, in Jaguar Land Rover’s next-generation vehicle architecture.
  • Blackberry will also help Jaguar Land Rover identify potential security vulnerabilities found in connected and autonomous vehicles.
  • Marks the first integration of Cylance’s AI technology into Blackberry’s solution since it bought the security company at the end of last year, a deal that was worth $1.4 billion.