PODCAST - Radar - by nexxworks March 2021
These were the headlines of our conversation, though we did talk about many other things as well:
- Volvo announcing that it will become a fully electric car company by 2030 and - more radically - that it will only sell cars online by then.
- The NFT-hype: what it is, where it came from and what it means.
- Spotify’s new website called Loud & Clear, which offers insights into how much the platform pays artists and how that money is distributed.
- Steven Van Belleghem’s CXM coins and Peter Hinssen’s nexxcoins.
- China's 5 year plan and its investments in basic research, innovation and the environment.
- France and Germany announcing that they will invest billions in order to take on China in developing a “green” hydrogen sector to replace fossil fuels on the one hand. And Europe’s top motor groups lack of enthusiasm on the other hand.
- Uber driver benefits in the UK as well as gig worker and gig economy challenges in general.
- A story of an incumbent phoenix winning from a unicorn, with Disney beating Netflix, even without the 2020 revenue from its amusement parks and cruises which used to make up most of its profits.
- Netflix calculating the carbon footprint of video streaming and what that could mean for other companies in the future.
- The regreening of China’s Loess plateau: a barren and heavily eroded landscape area almost the size of France which was transformed into green valleys and productive farmland in a giant transformation project, including the local farmers.
- Citigroup launching Zoom-free Fridays and other measures to ease pandemic 'fatigue'.
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