October 25 – 5 Key Stories From The Digital World

By October 24, 2019 Insight

1. Virgin Galactic becomes the first public space tourism company on Monday

  • company’s shareholders have approved a merger, announced earlier this year
  • will take effect Friday, followed by a debut on the NYSE for the newly merged public entity on Monday
  • up to six paying passengers, meaning each flight could earn the company up to $1.5 million in revenue

2. According to Unicode, this is the emoji we use the most

  • organization revealed 168 new emoji as part of its version 12.1 release
  • most popular emoji…joy smiley face emoji (conveys teary-eyed laughter)
  • quantitative data can provide clues about the emotions we all want to convey

3.  Will the smart factory benefit from 5G? Industry experts weigh in

  • worldwide 5G market will be worth $4.2 billion by the end of 2020
  • manufacturing sector has been pegged as a likely area to be transformed by the technology
  • facilitate more IoT devices, but also improve data collection, latency, and the automation of information streams

4. 5 Takeaways on Ethereum 2.0 From Vitalik’s ‘Beast Mode’ Blog Posts

  • Moving ETH from the ethereum 2.0 blockchain to the old ethereum blockchain may once again be possible in the short term
  • Ethereum 2.0 may function as its own separate blockchain from the original ethereum blockchain for years before the two are fully merged
  • Recalling data about the ethereum blockchain will become more expensive than before

5. Partner With Entrepreneurs Inside and Out

  • Empower intrapreneurs to drive startup engagement
  • Make the same resources available internally and externally
  • Encourage collaboration between internal and external innovators