“On Sunday, Subway Reads started delivering novellas, short stories or excerpts from full-length books to passengers’ cellphones or tablets.
The idea is for riders to download a short story or a chapter and read it on the train.
Subway Reads will even let riders choose what to read based on how long they will be on the subway — a 10-page selection for a 10-minute ride, a 20-page selection for a 20-minute excursion, a 30-page selection for a 30-minute trip.
Delays not included.”
Via The New York Times
“Hulu is moving to an all-subscription model, eliminating the ad-supported service that has let users watch thousands of TV episodes in the nine years since it first launched….
In addition, Hulu is gearing up to launch a live-TV service sometime in 2017, which will feature linear channels from its parent companies including local TV stations. The company hasn’t revealed details on pricing and packaging of that service.”
A student film short that looks like a Hollywood blockbuster and stirs emotions like an indie…
“Impossible!” you say?
Well check this out: Continue reading “How This Super Bowl-Worthy Ad – Created by Students – Garnered 3 Million YouTube Views in 1 Week”
Researchers at Harvard Business School have found a discriminatory crimp in Airbnb’s business and UX model.
They surveyed over 6,000 Airbnb hosts (lodging proprietors) in five cities — Baltimore, Dallas, Los Angeles, St Louis, and Washington DC — and found that European American sounding names like Todd and Allison elicited a 50% success rate for a positive response of a room offer from the host… Continue reading “Harvard Study Finds Airbnb Has a Discrimination Problem “
GlassDoor just released its 2016 edition of the 50 Best Places to Work in North America and Europe, and of the ten firms that took top honors, 70% were tech firms.
Continue reading “What’s the best company to work for in 2016? A tech company.”
Last week, Tinder rolled out a new right swipe limit + paywall in an effort to purge the app of two types of users: spambots and Indiscriminate Narcissists.
Continue reading “Tinder’s New Swipe Limit Leads to Less Spam, More Engagement “
In the wake of a public outcry from its blogging community, Google wasted no time reversing its decision to ban the public display of sexually explicit images and videos on Blogger.
Continue reading “Google to Sex Bloggers: Nevermind…”
On February 26, Google reversed its decision to ban the public display of sexually explicit images and videos on Blogger.
Google may be one of the world’s most innovative companies, but when it comes to sex, it errs on the Julie Andrews side of old-fashioned.
Continue reading “Google to Sex Bloggers: Cover Up… Or Else!”
The #SonyHack was one of it not the most devastating cyber attacks executed upon a corporation in history — wrecking havoc on the lives of Sony employees, the Hollywood elite, and Sony Pictures co-chairman, Amy Pascal, who resigned today.
What is most telling about the hack is that it all begin with the most simplistic of tactics.
Continue reading “How Did North Korea Hack into Sony? The Old-Fashioned Way…”