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Ze Skylight - Goal #19

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Ze Skylight - Goal #19
By Ze Skylight ZTP • Issue #19 • View online
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#US
CES 2019: All the announcements from the biggest show in tech
Rollable TVs. Monster laptops. Self-driving cars. Folding phones. VR and AR headsets. Smart home gear galore. Gadgets of all shapes and sizes, some too niche to categorize, plus tech that’s barely made it out of the lab (or incubator, or crowdfunding campaign). These are the things we’ll see at CES 2019, the biggest tech show of the year — and The Verge are chronicling all of them, all the announcements, right here.
#China
Almost Half of India’s top-100 Android apps come from China
44 Chinese apps made it onto India’s top-100 Android apps in 2018, up from last year’s rank of 18, according to research institute Sensor Tower. ByteDance’s short video app TikTok, Alibaba’s UC Browser, and language service Helo are some of the top-ranking apps. 5 apps out of top-10 list come from China.
The combined effects of a highly competitive market and an aging society are pushing Chinese tech giants abroad in search of new markets. India, with 500 million connected people, is becoming a new battleground for Chinese app developers but also smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oppo, and OnePlus. India’s total downloads on iOS and Android app stores surpassed those in the US in the first half of 2018. 
In France, Tiktok is ranked 13th on Apple store downloads and 26th on Android. When that trend will reach Europe market?
Chinese app developers have invaded India – TechCrunch
#India
Amazon and Walmart drastic growth in India slowed down by new regulation?

The Indian e-commerce is considered as a potential Eldorado for Foreign Investors. Amazon and Walmart (with the acquisition of Flipkart) have committed to billions and billions USD investments there (21 billions USD). However, the journey is not easy and will never be, especially with the recent draft policy that has been released recently to slow them into their conquest of the Indian market. 
This policy wants to protect Mom and Pop store (Kirana shops / small shops) and try to boost local actors vs foreigners outsiders.
What needs to be remembered is that the overall regulation is wide and complex and can change so that to protect small local players.
But for single brand retail (like Decathlon for instance) that does not change anything and we guess for multi brands retail these giants will one more time find a trick to turn it around.
India to issue draft e-commerce policy in few weeks: government source | Reuters
#Alogrithms
Cathy O'Neil, author of "Weapons of Math Destruction"
Cathy O'Neil, author of "Weapons of Math Destruction"
I’m usually an optimistic person and often see the future as a land of opportunities rather than threats. But, it’s still interesting to think about the society that is being built by the rise of tech in our lives.
Listen to this podcast with Cathy O'Neil and you’ll understand better why we should care about who owns our datas and finally more important who owns the algorithms dealing with that data.
And what kind of world it can lead to if we don’t put a bit of regulation or at least mutual control.
Cathy O'Neil discusses the current lack of fairness in artificial intelligence and much more.
Ze Tweet
China vs USA…
Yonah Freemark
Just reminded myself that the distance between NYC and Chicago is almost exactly that between Beijing and Shanghai, and that the 1st is served by 1 train/day that takes 19 hours, and the 2nd is served by 35 trains/day that take as few as 4.5 hours.
9:29 PM - 21 Dec 2018
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