⏱Is the robot army upon us?
T-Mobile TV bites the dust, and great Covid treatment news
Good morning everyone, and thanks for joining us on another fantastic Taco Tuesday!
0:05- Stretch could replace your friend “Stretch”
Boston Dynamics, the company best known for its robotic dogs and backflipping robots has just announced a new robot entitled “Stretch” for use in warehouses. The robot, which is essentially a robotic arm on a box with wheels can move packages up to 800 50lb boxes an hour—a rate directly comparable to a human employee. In addition, because it’s a free moving robot, it doesn’t have any install costs either.
0:24- The good news keeps coming
On top of the fact that the US is currently crushing the vaccine distribution (28.53% of the population has now received one dose, and 15.72% of the population is fully vaccinated), pharmaceutical companies are still fighting to make effective treatments for those who do get the virus. Humanigen, for example, released data today that said their drug Lenzilumab, has proven to increase the likelihood of surviving without a ventilator by up to 54%.
0:44- Cash out the Cazoo
Cazoo, the British startup that sells used cars and delivers them directly to consumer’s driveways within 72 hours, announced today that it would be going public via a SPAC in a deal that values the company at more than $8Bn. This move comes off a year where Cazoo sold and delivered more than 20k cars across the UK. As of now, the company has a sales target of more than $1Bn for 2021.
1:03- TVision gets TKO’d
T-Mobile launched their attempt at a live streaming TV service late last October... and now they’re already phasing it out. Yesterday the company announced that going forward, YouTube TV would become the default service for its customers. The official date for the transfer is April 29th, and existing subscribers will have their price honored by YouTube TV ($10 cheaper) as well as a free month of service for the inconvenience.
1:22- Game on!
A recent study conducted by the University College of London found that boys who played video games regularly as 11-year-olds had 24% fewer “depressive symptoms” three years later compared to boys who played video games irregularly. Researchers called the games “...an important social platform for young people.”
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