Yoox Net-a-Porter CEO: “We sit on a gold mine of data”
A smarter and more strategic approach to data has been fundamental. In 2017, YNAP opened a 70,000-square-foot innovation hub in London, where new chief data and analytics officer Alessia Kosagowsky, who came from Burberry, was tasked with making better use of the way the company collects, analyses and acts on data. She and her team are focused on integrating data into all levels of the business, enabling its systems and 5,300 employees to make better, faster decisions; to develop more personal, relevant experiences for shoppers; to retain customers and to grow the top line.
Yoox  Fashion  Data  Business 
6 weeks ago
The Man Who’s Going to Save Your Neighborhood Grocery Store
American food supplies are increasingly channeled through a handful of big companies: Amazon, Walmart, FreshDirect, Blue Apron. What do we lose when local supermarkets go under? A lot — and Kevin Kelley wants to stop that.
Food  Longread  Amazon 
6 weeks ago
Here’s Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends report | TechCrunch
“If it feels like we’re all drinking from a data firehose, it’s because we are,” Meeker told the audience.

The “Queen of the internet” made references to Slack, Stripe, Spotify, Dropbox, Discord, Twitch, Zoom, Stitch Fix, Instagram and Bond portfolio company Canva as she reviewed her slides.
MaryMeeker  Trends  Data  2019 
6 weeks ago
Nike’s Secret to Success on Instagram: Building an Engaged Community
“We don’t respond as individuals, we respond as Nike. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t treat each conversation as if we’re talking human-to-human,” explained Warfield. “Representing a massive brand presents a challenge across 200 different social media accounts as we all work to create the same experience for our customers. This approach requires extensive training as soon as a new employee comes on board.”
Nike  Instagram  Community  Media 
6 weeks ago
How ‘Fleabag’ Seduces Us, Then Accuses Us - The New York Times
What happens is this: The priest, played by Andrew Scott, catches the woman in the act of talking to the camera. He senses her attention drift. “Where’d you just go? he asks. “You just went somewhere.” Nowhere, she reassures him and covertly flashes us a look of panic. As the series unfolds, these moments accrue. The woman has a habit of annotating her life in caustic quips to the audience, like a steady stream of tweets, and the priest picks up on the way she slips out of the moment. “What is that?” he asks, as she evades one of his questions, looking at the camera to protest his probing. “That thing you’re doing? It’s like you disappear.”
Fleabag  BBC  Culture 
6 weeks ago
Instagram Accounts Are Exploiting the Sudan Crisis - The Atlantic
In addition to misrepresenting their intentions, these accounts are sowing misinformation. A since-deleted post on @SudanMealsProject, copied and shared elsewhere, stated that “more than six million people need urgent food assistance”—but that figure refers to South Sudan, not Sudan. It also stated, “Near-famine conditions are predicted in four of Sudan’s states.” This also is true of only South Sudan, which has been a separate independent nation since 2011. “It’s difficult to argue that [these campaigns] are effectively raising awareness when they’re using facts and figures relating to an entirely different country,” said English.
Information  Technology  Instagram 
6 weeks ago
DailyMail Admit To Losing Half Of Their Google Traffic After June 2019 Core Update
It is very rare for a publishing site that large to admit they were hit by a Google update - extremely rare to see a post about it in a public forum. But the transparency is clear and honest, which I do love. It launched in 2003, and according to Wikipedia it is/was "the most visited English-language newspaper website in the world, with over 11.34m visitors daily in August 2014." Heck, I even wrote how smart they were when they hid an easter egg in their robots.txt file to hire a savvy SEO for their publication.
SEO  SEM  Search  Content 
6 weeks ago
The Future is Not What it Used to Be | Rhizome
Living in times of social change and political upheaval, and beset by terrible and terrifying anxieties, the people of Ancient Rome—both the Patricians and the Plebeians, the aristocrats and the ordinary citizens—would lift their heads to the sky in hope of clarity and reassurance. Watching the birds, observing how they turned and swooped in the sky, the small group of “Augurs” would read into their movements and song the will of the Gods, and their feelings towards recent political decisions, votes, or military actions. Contrary to popular belief, the Augurate were not prophetic; through the divination of signs that indicated the will of the Gods, the population would be soothed in their worries.
Trends  Culture  BleedingEdge 
6 weeks ago
The 2020 meme election: How memes became a mainstream tool in politics - Digiday
“In politics, you want to define yourself, your opponent and what’s at stake. If you look at memes through that lens, it’s just another way to help candidates do that,” Shepardson says.
Politics  Memes  Internetz  Disstribution 
6 weeks ago
Mobile is not a neutral platform — Benedict Evans
For a decade or two, for most people 'the internet' meant a web browser, a mouse and a keyboard. There were a few things around the edges, like IM, Spotify, Skype or Steam (or, for some people, email), but for most people and for almost all activities, the web was the internet. The web was the platform, not the PC operating system - people created services for the web, far more than for Windows or MacOS.
Mobile  Strategy  Business 
6 weeks ago
The Next Big Phones Could Bring a Billion People Online - Bloomberg
About half of humanity don’t have internet access, and a lot of those people are in Africa. Enter a $20 device with smartphone brains and a five-day battery.
Mobile  Technology  Trends 
6 weeks ago
we are hosts for memes
You have been exposed to
The Meta-meme
Read below and spread this meme further
MEME  Internetz 
6 weeks ago
How Apple’s deal with Amazon screwed over small recycling businesses - The Verge
Companies that want to sell Apple products through Amazon now have to meet one of two requirements. The first is to purchase at least $2.5 million worth of refurbished inventory every 90 days from Apple itself or through a retailer with more than $5 billion in annual sales, like a wireless carrier or big-box retailers like Target or Walmart. The second is to reach out directly to Apple to become an authorized reseller. Apple has yet to make its reseller requirements known to the public, but to become an Apple-authorized provider of repairs requires a physical retail space for customers to enter.
Apple  Amazon  Business 
6 weeks ago
Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019 – Andreessen Horowitz
In the world of podcasting, the flywheel is spinning: new technologies including AirPods, connected cars, and smart speakers have made it much easier for consumers to listen to audio content, which in turn creates more revenue and financial opportunity for creators, which further encourages high-quality audio content to flow into the space. There are now over 700K free podcasts available and thousands more launching each week.
Podcast 
6 weeks ago
Adidas reduces focus on short-term marketing metrics
“We’re gradually beginning to invest much more in our brand,” Peel says. “As we’ve done that it’s correlated with our growth. I don’t think it’s necessarily been the cause of it; it’s representative of a new way of thinking within the organisation which is about brand desire and looking after the long-term health of the brand.”
Data  Measurement  adidas 
6 weeks ago
I charged $18,000 for a Static HTML Page
Not too long ago, I made a living working as a contractor where I would hop from project to project. Some were short term where I would work for a week and quickly deliver my service. Others lasted a couple months where I would make enough money to take some time off. I preferred the short ones because they allowed me to charge a much higher rate for a quick job. Not only I felt like my own boss, but I also felt like I didn't have to work too hard to make a decent living. My highest rates were still reasonable, and I always delivered high quality service. That was until I landed a gig with a large company.
Culture  Technology 
6 weeks ago
Why China's Social-Credit Systems Are Surprisingly Popular - Bloomberg
It’s chilling, dystopian — and likely to be quite popular. Chinese have already embraced a whole range of private and government systems that gather, aggregate and distribute records of digital and offline behavior. Depicted outside of China as a creepy digital panopticon, this network of so-called social-credit systems is seen within China as a means to generate something the country sorely lacks: trust. For that, perpetual surveillance and the loss of privacy are a small price to pay.
Culture  China  Internet  Surveillance 
6 weeks ago
Seven to Ten Years – AVC
I have worked in three venture capital firms over the last thirty-three years and am intimately familiar with the performance of the fifteen (ish) venture funds raised and invested by these three firms. Much of what I have written about fund management and investment performance here at AVC over the last sixteen years comes from my observations of these funds and firms.
Business  StartUp  Investment 
6 weeks ago
What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital surveillance? | Technology | The Guardian
he philosopher Jeremy Bentham famously requested in his will that his body be dissected and put on public display. This came to pass, and his skeleton now sits in a glass case at University College London, adorned with a wax head, waistcoat and jacket and sat on a wooden stool, staring out at students from its glass case.
Panopticon  Intelligence  Surveillance  Technology 
6 weeks ago
Taboola, Outbrain and the Chum Supply Chain
The Math

In plain English, and note, the following dollar amounts are completely hypothetical:

If I click this chum ad, Yahoo might pay Outbrain 10 cents for the click. Outbrain, as the middleman, would then pay WaPo 3 cents out of that.

Let's say 100 people click the Outbrain Yahoo! Search ad, they end up on the above page that is all search ads. If 2 of those people click on ads for these 5G services, which Google's Keyword Planner tells me are conservatively at $10.00 per click, you can start to get a sense of how this works.

Again, I have no idea the exact numbers here, but in this hypothetical example, for every 100 clicks, Yahoo would make $20, and pay Outbrain $10 of that, who would then pay WaPo $3. It's nearly risk-free and it's genius. And depressing.
Outbrain  Media  Internetz 
6 weeks ago
Our Commitment to Lead the Fight Against Online Bullying – Instagram
In the last few days, we started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be considered offensive before it’s posted. This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification. From early tests of this feature, we have found that it encourages some people to undo their comment and share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect. 
Instagram  Facebook  CyberBullying 
6 weeks ago
BBC - Future - Has humanity reached ‘peak intelligence’?
Whatever the cause of the Flynn effect, there is evidence that we may have already reached the end of this era – with the rise in IQs stalling and even reversing. If you look at Finland, Norway and Denmark, for instance, the turning point appears to have occurred in the mid-90s, after which average IQs dropped by around 0.2 points a year. That would amount to a seven-point difference between generations.
Intelligence  Humanity  Culture  Research 
6 weeks ago
WeChat is running a natural experiment in human generosity - MIT Technology Review
That’s interesting work that reveals some of the mechanisms behind this kind of prosocial behavior. The next step, of course, is to find ways of making it happen in other circumstances. That may be difficult. Many types of pay-it-forward behavior are hard to monitor, and  Western social-media companies have yet to include WeChat-like functions in their platforms.

Nevertheless, pay-it-forward behavior has spread widely in recent years, promoted by various nonprofit foundations around the world. There is even a film of the same name. The hope is that this behavior can make a substantial positive difference to the way people interact and to society as a whole. Time to act!
Research  Asia  Social  Network 
6 weeks ago
Should You Wear White or Black on Hot Days? Here's the Data | WIRED
1. Wear White. A white object is white because it reflects white light, and white light is a combination of all the visible colors. This means that a white shirt (or pants) will reflect most of the light and not get hot. Simple, right?

2. Wear Black. But wait! What about the bedouin in the desert regions of North Africa? They often wear black clothing, and it's super hot there. It seems they wouldn't wear black unless there was an advantage. Maybe the black clothing prevents body heat from reflecting back on the human—thus keeping the body cooler than a white outfit.
Science  Technology 
6 weeks ago
Kanye’s Second Coming: Inside The Billion-Dollar Yeezy Empire
“I am a product guy at my core,” West says. “To make products that make people feel an immense amount of joy and solve issues and problems in their life, that’s the problem-solving that I love to do.”
Kanye  adidas  Fashion 
6 weeks ago
Erik Voorhees on Twitter: "1/ Thoughts on Libra (and my first tweetstorm!): first, zoom out for a second and realize how far this industry has come. The biggest companies in the world are now launching cryptocurrencies. BOOM."
1/ Thoughts on Libra (and my first tweetstorm!): first, zoom out for a second and realize how far this industry has come. The biggest companies in the world are now launching cryptocurrencies. BOOM.
Libra  Crypto  Facebook 
8 weeks ago
GAMING IS THE BIGGEST UNTAPPED CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY IN MARKETING – BBH
Paying more attention to gaming is not to be seduced by the pornography of change but to recognise reality: gaming is not “trending”, it’s not the “next big thing.” It’s massive and has been so for the last decade.
Gaming  Culture  Marketing  Data 
may 2019
The Kids Use TikTok Now Because Data-Mined Videos Are So Much Fun - Bloomberg
The video-sharing app by the Chinese-owned Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup, has a younger audience than Facebook, an algorithm that learns you, and different ideas about free speech.
TikTok  Social  Mobile  Research 
may 2019
Britons less trusting of social media than other major nations | World news | The Guardian
Majority in UK favour stronger regulation of tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter
Brexit  Research  Culture 
may 2019
Jeff Bezos: third-party sellers on Amazon are "kicking our butt" — Quartz
“Something strange and remarkable has happened over the last 20 years,” Amazon’s Jeff Bezos said in his annual letter to shareholders. “Third-party sales have grown from 3% of the total to 58%. To put it bluntly: Third-party sellers are kicking our first-party butt.”
Amazon  Marketplace  Technology  Finance 
may 2019
The Maker of Gore-Tex Is Experimenting With an Artificial Cornea
There are good reasons for a large, well-known, profitable company to be more cautious than a startup. It has more money and jobs at stake, and more regulation to contend with. But even an unorthodox company needs to keep growing to ensure long-term success. And so Gore, aging star of the management circuit, decided to bring in a guru: the innovation theorist Steve Blank. An entrepreneur who first learned electronics as an Air Force mechanic during the Vietnam War, Blank is popular in Silicon Valley startup circles. His central idea is that small companies (and the big ones that increasingly ape them) shouldn’t wait until they have a polished product to see if the world wants it. Instead, they should go to market early and often, with beta versions, with prototypes, even with mere concepts, and let the resulting customer feedback tell them what the product should be. If you’ve heard the term “lean startup,” you’ve heard about Blank’s ideas.
Innovation  Technology  GoreTex 
may 2019
Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed | University of Cambridge
A new type of money that allows users to make decisions based on information arriving at different locations and times, and that could also protect against attacks from quantum computers, has been proposed by a researcher at the University of Cambridge.
Finance  Technology 
may 2019
Carat's 10 Trends for 2019
This year sees a big convergence between content and commerce, messaging and gaming, and ever more creative uses of data, all driven by the speed of connectivity.
Trends  2019  Future  Media 
april 2019
Amazon Alexa and the Search for the One Perfect Answer | WIRED
IF YOU HAD visited the Cambridge University Library in the late 1990s, you might have observed a skinny young man, his face illuminated by the glow of a laptop screen, camping out in the stacks. William Tunstall-­Pedoe had wrapped up his studies in computer science several years earlier, but he still relished the musty aroma of old paper, the feeling of books pressing in from every side. The library received a copy of nearly everything published in the United Kingdom, and the sheer volume of information—5 million books and 1.2 million periodicals—inspired him.
AI  Amazon  Alexa  MachineLearning 
april 2019
When Kids Google Themselves - The Atlantic
For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram. Not long ago, the 11-year-old—who, like all the other kids in this story, is referred to by a pseudonym—discovered that her mom had been posting photos of her, without prior approval, for much of her life. “I’ve wanted to bring it up. It’s weird seeing myself up there, and sometimes there’s pics I don’t like of myself,” she said.
Teen  Children  Google  Behaviour 
april 2019
I’m the editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, and every year we choose 10 breakthrough technologies. This year, we let Bill Gates choose them for us. AMA! : IAmA
I’m Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review, one of the world’s oldest science and tech publications. Every year since 2001, we’ve picked 10 “breakthrough technologies” we predict will have a profound impact. We’ve often caught things early, such as CRISPR, deep learning, augmented reality, and wireless charging. This year, for the first time, we asked someone else to pick the list for us—Bill Gates. And we learned that he has a surprising and singular vision about where technology is headed. Ask me anything about the technologies Bill chose, the ones he didn’t, what it was like to talk to him, or any other emerging technology questions.
MIT  Technology  Trends  2019 
april 2019
Why Ikea's innovation lab ditched the open plan office
The new space, which was designed by the local architecture studio Spacon & X, addresses many of the reasons people hate open plan offices, according to recent research on the topic. Chief among these? A lack of visual and acoustic privacy, which can make employees feel distracted and exposed, ultimately reducing productivity. It’s a common refrain in office culture today. Some employees describe “hacking” their desks to force their coworkers to give them the personal space they want. In other cases, offices are installing phone booths to give employees some quiet space.
IKEA  Research  Innovation 
april 2019
A New Methodology For Business Model Mapping – The Startup – Medium
Dave Gray in his book Gamestorming outlines what he calls “The Game of Business”. Basically, business is built around goals. Goals which set a tension between some initial point A, and some targeted future state B — the goal.
Business  Strategy 
april 2019
(4) Mark Ritson | On the Contrary | APG Strategy Conference 2018 - YouTube
APG Strategy Conference | On the Contrary
8 October 2018
Speaker: Mark Ritson, Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Melbourne Business School
Strategy  Planning  Video 
april 2019
Strategy needs good words — Martin Weigel
This isn’t about storytelling in advertising. I fucking hate the lazy, self-regarding industry rhetoric about storytelling. I fucking hate all that waffle about storytellers and their caves and campfires, the invocation of unnamed ‘ancient storytellers’, and being told that to arouse emotions and change behaviours advertising 'must' tell stories. A gorilla limbers up and starts playing drums. Coloured balls roll down a hill. A man tells us we could smell like him. Gerbils are shot out of a cannon. A fat kid runs down an empty road. A puppy steals a toilet roll. A bronzed man walks down a beach in Speedos. Martians laugh at humans. A man hurtles through the air in a wing suit. Things get distorted when seen through a bottle. A meerkat talks to camera. Young people gather on a hill and sing. Sofas, kitchens, and carpets are offered at low, low prices. An offer must end. If you think that any of this is a story, you need to think, as Andy Nairn has suggested, very long and very hard about the basic ingredients of a good yarn, before telling the world that we spin them for a living. No, this isn’t about fucking storytelling in advertising. It’s about something much more important.
Strategy  copywriting  narrative 
april 2019
Teenager’s UX: Designing for Teens
Teens are wired. Technology is so integrated with teenagers’ lives that creating useful and usable websites and apps for them is more critical than ever. To succeed in a world where the next best thing is a click away and text message interruptions are the rule, not the exception, website and app creators must clearly understand what teens want and how to keep them on a site.
Design  UX  Teen  Children 
april 2019
Why did Shoes of Prey fail? Because it listened to customers - SmartCompany
The problem? Most market research — whether it’s sending a survey to your customers or a full-blown qualitative and quantitative study — is based on what people say, not what they do. That means:
psychology  Failure  Research 
april 2019
An attempt at being honest – Story + Planning
I’m scared to talk about this post. I’m scared because I don’t know if someone I work with or have worked with in the past might read this. I don’t believe I’ve ever lived through exactly what Campbell was so kind to share. But I feel I’ve been in work scenarios that dipped their big toe into the awfulness without diving right in.
Copywriting  Narrative  Strategy  Storytelling 
april 2019
Magpie marketing – Alex Murrell – Medium
“I’m not sure when our industry became so obsessed with what’s shiny over what’s profound. I’m not sure when we became so keen to use buzzwords that we didn’t check what they mean — or that they even have any meaning at all.”
Innovation  Marketing 
april 2019
Apple TV, credit cards and video games revealed at the Apple event 2019 | It's Nice That
Chief amongst them is the news that Apple is set to wade into the TV streaming wars with the launch of Apple TV+, a new service where “the most creative minds in TV and film tell the kinds of stories only they can.” Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston and a whole host of other A-list names hopped up on stage to drum up enthusiasm for the platform, which presumably hopes to rival Netflix and Amazon’s original televisual offerings.
Apple  Keynote  TV 
april 2019
'We’ve taken more control': Heineken’s media chief on building capabilities across all its businesses - Digiday
Are you happy with the level of transparency you get?
It’s improved quite dramatically, but we’re not there yet. We’re still seeing dramatic shifts in the levels of quality throughout the opaque marketplace. We have to put more energy into the programmatic world, which involves investing in real-time tracking and real-time optimization. Just because we like a vendor doesn’t mean that vendor stays good — that’s the problem.
Media  Future  Heineken 
april 2019
Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading - MIT Technology Review
The malware made it possible to take over these systems remotely. Had the intruders disabled or tampered with them, and then used other software to make equipment at the plant malfunction, the consequences could have been catastrophic. Fortunately, a flaw in the code gave the hackers away before they could do any harm. It triggered a response from a safety system in June 2017, which brought the plant to a halt. Then in August, several more systems were tripped, causing another shutdown.
Security  Digital 
april 2019
(4) Nike House Of Innovation preview - YouTube
Nike's new NYC flagship store is fueled by its mobile app.
The “House of Innovation 000” was designed with the Nike app in mind -- in what the company is calling a blueprint for its future retail locations.
Nike  Innovation  Technology 
april 2019
'Grassroots' Facebook Brexit ads secretly run by staff of Lynton Crosby firm | Politics | The Guardian
A series of hugely influential Facebook advertising campaigns that appear to be separate grassroots movements for a no-deal Brexit are secretly overseen by employees of Sir Lynton Crosby’s lobbying company and a former adviser to Boris Johnson, documents seen by the Guardian reveal.
Facebook  Brexit  politics 
april 2019
Amazon’s Rise in Ad Searches Dents Google’s Dominance - WSJ
Advertisers are starting to shift spending on search ads from Alphabet Inc.’s Google toward Amazon.com Inc., a sign of how the online retailer is capitalizing on becoming the top destination for consumers’ product searches.
Google  Amazon  Search 
april 2019
Internet users' experience of online advertising - Ofcom
The research finds that more than half (54%) of participants would rather see relevant online adverts. But while 63% of people initially thought it acceptable for websites to display adverts, in return for the website being free to access, this fell to 36% once it was explained how personal data might be used to target adverts.
Data  Advertising  Media  Research 
april 2019
Finding the point of human leverage — Benedict Evans
One of the paradoxes of today's internet platforms is they are vastly automated, and have no human control or interaction over what any given person sees, and yet they are also totally dependent on human behavior, because what they’re really doing is observing, extracting and inferring things from what hundreds of millions or billions of people do.
Technology  a16z  MachineLearning 
april 2019
UK to introduce world first online safety laws - GOV.UK
Independent regulator will be appointed to enforce stringent new standards
Social media firms must abide by mandatory “duty of care” to protect users and could face heavy fines if they fail to deliver
Measures are the first of their kind in the world in the fight to make the internet a safer place
Culture  Safety  Children 
april 2019
Read Marc Pritchard's landmark speech on creating a 'new media supply chain'
Read Marc Pritchard's landmark speech on creating a 'new media supply chain'
Media  ProctorGamble  Future 
april 2019
Interview with Carlo Rivetti of Stone Island
CR - I always try to tell them, pay attention when you start, fly high, because down the line, reality sets in and this might be the last opportunity to design something that you really like. Because if you then start working in the real world, it’s totally different. It’s interesting, I always says, it’s like producing wine, every year and every class is different. Some years the best part is small in number but very high in quality, and other years the ratio is much higher. I learn a lot looking at how they dress.
Fashion  StoneIsland 
april 2019
Acronym Designer Errolson Hugh Sees the Future - GQ
“People often use the word ‘dystopia’ or the phrase ‘cyberpunk’ in relation to us,” Errolson says. “But really, our whole thing is, Acronym is really about agency. It's about enabling somebody to do something they couldn't otherwise. It's inherently optimistic.”
Fashion  Errolson  ACRNM 
april 2019
Piper Jaffray: Apple owns GenZ | Philip Elmer‑DeWitt
Apple’s share of smartphone ownership was up slightly in the Piper Jaffray Taking Stock With Teens survey. Of ~8,000 respondents, 83% have an iPhone, the highest percentage we have seen in our survey. The iPhone may have room to move higher, however, with 86% of teens anticipating their next phone to be an iPhone, tied for the highest ever in our survey (flat from Fall-18). Android was the runner up with 9%, down from 10% in the fall. The Apple Watch was the top smartwatch among teens, garnering 20% share, with the Samsung Gear next on the list at 2%. 22% of teens plan to purchase an Apple Watch in the next six months, down slightly from 23% in the fall. Overall, we view the survey data as a sign that Apple’s place as the dominant device brand among teens remains well intact.
Apple  Behaviour  GenZ 
april 2019
Squaring up: how Insta-fashion is changing the way we shop | Fashion | The Guardian
Instagram has become the window display for a new generation of savvy shoppers – and it’s changing the way we consume style, for good and bad. Leah Harper meets some of the pioneers at the forefront of Insta-fashion
Instagram  Behaviour  Youth  Shopping 
april 2019
Human Side of Tesla Autopilot | MIT
The following is the preprint PDF of our paper on driver functional vigilance during Tesla Autopilot assisted driving: Human Side of Tesla Autopilot: Exploration of Functional Vigilance in Real-World Human-Machine Collaboration. It is part of the MIT-AVT large-scale naturalistic driving study:
AI  Data  Car  Tesla 
april 2019
Smart home, machine learning and discovery — Benedict Evans
Part of the challenge of machine learning is not just working out what problems to solve but working out how to surface that to the user. Some of this may just be branding - we may need to say “this is ‘AI’” to set expectations (and also to lower them).
IOT  Voice  Future 
april 2019
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