Things I read last week… (WB 9 August 2021)
The economic value of targeting aging.
“Little people are not burning energy like small adults,” says Duke University evolutionary biologist Herman Pontzer, who led the new analysis of data from around the world. “They are burning energy superfast … like a different species.”
Kids burn a lot of energy.
Labour market reallocation in the wake of Covid-19.
Mobile games likely to surpass $120 billion in spending in 2021, up 20%.
Lazard’s H1’21 overview of the European venture ecosystem.
The rise of the one-person unicorn.
SoundStream, a new audio codec from Google based on neural nets.
Facebook open sources a precise time appliance for data centers.
Homebrewing silicon chips.
Roundup of Black Hat USA 2021, a cyber-security conference.
Software engineering’s greatest hits. [YouTube]
The history of coffee. [YouTube]