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Design Didn’t Make Uber Good, But It Made Uber Great
June 22nd, 2017 by Fast Company
I’ll never forget my first Uber. As cheesy as that sounds, I’m sure the feeling is shared by many of us of a certain age. Finding myself stuck on the sleepy streets of San Francisco’s Nob Hill after midnight, not a cab in sight, I hit a button on my phone, a car drove up a few minutes later, and I realized city life as I knew it would never be the same.

Netflix’s Interactive Shows Arrive to Put You In Charge of the Story
June 21st, 2017 by The Verge
Netflix’s first interactive episode arrives on the service today, giving viewers a chance to shape the narrative through a series of decisions they make throughout the experience. The new episode of Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale gives users more than a dozen decision points throughout its length, giving young...
Spotify is Testing ‘Sponsored Songs’ in Playlists
June 19th, 2017 by The Verge
Spotify users have noticed a new opt-out setting appearing both on desktop and in-app: Sponsored Songs. Sponsored content in general is not new for Spotify — last year they allowed their most popular playlists to be sponsored by brands — but allowing labels to promote individual songs certainly is.
Wells Fargo’s CMO on Lifetime Customers, Mountains of Data, and Coming Back From a Scandal
June 19th, 2017 by Contently
Near the top of the homepage on Wells Fargo’s website, there’s a box that reads: “Working hard to earn your trust.” That trust has been put to the test over the last year, after news broke that thousands of employees had opened millions of unauthorized account, forcing customers to pay illegitimate fees.
Twitter’s Latest Redesign Makes the iOS App Look More Like Android
June 16th, 2017 by The Verge
Twitter is rolling out a significant redesign today for its mobile apps that brings a more unified look to its app for Android, iOS, Tweetdeck, and Twitter Lite. The design, which builds on some changes to the Android app over the past year, moves the profile to a new side navigation tab while freshening up the apps’ typography. The new side tab, which can be accessed by tapping your profile picture on the top of the timeline, lets you access your profile, Moments, and settings.
Google’s Getting Serious About Building Its Own iPhone
June 15th, 2017 by The Verge
When Google curtailed its Nexus program last year in favor of the Pixel, many commentators dismissed that as merely a rebranding exercise to make the latest thing feel fresh. I was in the minority that bought into Google’s promise of a fundamentally different approach that would signal a direct challenge to Apple’s iPhone...
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