Excerpt via Washington Post June 17, 2019 at 3:53 PM EDT The human delivery driver may soon become a relic of the past as technology companies rush to automate food-delivery, which remains a modern-day gold mine of sorts. On college campuses around the country, food deliveries via robot are becoming an increasingly common sight. After […]
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Excerpt via FastCompany Austin, Tx.-based Briggo is expanding its robot-staffed “Coffee Haus” to San Francisco’s busy airport. Briggo’s founders say they’ve created a tech-centric coffee ecosystem, complete with Latin American backstory, that hits Millennial touchstones including customization and app availability. Briggo recently was listed among Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative companies in the world for crafting […]
Excerpt via AngelList Spotify’s strategy, it seems, is to build something between radio and Netflix. Like radio, Spotify can be the portal by which every consumer discovers and enjoys audio content—hence its acquisition of Gimlet, one of the most popular podcast producers. At the same time, Spotify seems increasingly interested in producing original, Spotify-exclusive content—hence […]
“We built Vitamin Air because we were frustrated consumers who wanted recreational users and consumers who were trying to quit tobacco and nicotine to have a superior alternative that was well-designed, vitamin-based, and nicotine-free. Our mission is to help people live healthy, empowered lives by offering a sustainable, wellness-inspired inhalation alternative that removes the stigma surrounding inhalation.” – […]
“If technology is everywhere, the tech sector no longer exists,” Vincent Deluard, strategist at INTL FCStone, a financial-services company. If the tech sector no longer exists, its premium is no longer justified. When the Financial Times got it’s hands on the document, it leaned into the death thesis, declaring: The tech sector is over. Excerpt via The […]
‘Technology is the puppet, but surveillance capitalism is the puppet master.’ Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. The headline story is that it’s not so much about the nature of digital technology as about a new mutant form of capitalism that has found a […]
Christopher Wylie, who helped found the voter-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica, said that clothing preferences had been key to helping Steve Bannon build his insurgency. Today at a conference in Britain organized by the fashion industry website The Business of Fashion, Mr. Wylie explained that clothing preferences were a key metric for Cambridge Analytica, whose business was […]
This isn’t the first time robots have entered the food and drinks business. From robot chefs and robot bartenders to robot takeout deliveries, this is already a fast-growing market. Ginger is far from perfect. It’s slow, still requires human input for parts of its operation, and doesn’t move smoothly enough to carry beverages.
Excerpt via Dazed While you’re waiting for The Strokes to get a studio session in, it might be worth your time to check out this new project from tech collective Botnik. The tech and comedy group have released a song based on The Strokes lyrics written with the help of AI as part of their […]
Excerpt via Vulture.com By Jesse Montgomery Two weeks ago, AncestryDNA and the popular music-streaming service Spotify unveiled a service that promised to use your very own genetic material to build a personalized playlist. Such a playlist, their website stated, would be totally unique. The sonic essence of your very own cultural inheritance. “If you could […]
At David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, a music, art, film and creative event with artists curated by the filmmaker, Lynch plans to debut a new Twin Peaks virtual reality experience. The game, titled simply Twin Peaks VR and made with Collider Games and Showtime, will take players through locations from the original series and the […]
Fashion futurist Amanda Cosco travels to Manila to keynote at StyleFestPH, a first-of-its-kind fashion and beauty event in the Philippines aimed at providing a platform for emerging and established designers alike to go digital and connect with the global fashion community.
Excerpt via Music Business Worldwide BY TIM INGHAM SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 Spotify got the entire music business talking last week with the news that it has started offering artists the opportunity to directly distribute their material on the platform – without the requirement for a third-party aggregator or record label. The skinny: Spotify’s Kene Anoliefo […]
Excerpt via Barrons By Bill Alpert Updated Sept. 21, 2018 Marijuana stocks had a short strange trip this week. Led by Tilray,the U.S.-listed grower that just went public in July, the shares of Canada’s pot producers skyrocketed by Wednesday, then gave most of their gains back. Tilray opened the week at $117, for example, hit […]
Probably the biggest stumbling block with these earphones will be their price, which at $299 /€299 is at the upper end of the range when it comes to truly wireless audio. Sennheiser promises to have the Momentum True Wireless available to buy in November.
A look at a newly released happiness app and a few others — all free to begin with.